Weymouth & Portland

Outings and Theatre Trips

Crossways are running many trips and the list of opportunities is below. Crossways have good COVID protocols in place to keep all passengers safe.

Outings range from visits to Weymouth Pavilion theatre, to coach trips, to visiting places of interest further afield. Our coordinator Chris Hill works hard to offer a wide variety of outings to suit most tastes. If you would like regular updates and details of trips emailed to you please ask Chris to add you to the Outings Group email List. If you book a trip you will automatically be added to the email list.

Please bring your cheque book to meetings with you if you are thinking about booking an outing. All cheques for day trips to be payable to Weymouth and Portland U3A. If you have to pay by cash, please make sure you get a receipt.

Cheques for holidays to be made payable to the tour company or other service provider. Crossways Travel give our members a £15 discount on their holidays if you mention you are a U3A member at the time of booking.

Prices and times for the day trips are for guidance and may change. Please see the Outings notice board for estimated departure and return times.

N.B. You will be asked to sign your consent for your home phone number & mobile number to be provided to both the tour company, and to the U3A member accompanying you on any trips, so that they can contact you in the event that this is necessary.

MESSAGE FROM CROSSWAYS TRAVEL
"Your members can rest assured that we take the safety of our customers and staff very seriously indeed and have implemented many new systems to give customers the confidence that we are doing everything to keep you safe, including investing in a Fogging machine that completely sanitizes the whole coach from top to bottom killing 99.9% of all germs." please click on the link opposite to read their full notice.

PLEASE NOTE, SOME DATES HAVE BEEN CHANGED AND SOME TRIPS ARE CANCELLED

28TH NOVEMBER - BLENHEIM PALACE ILLUMINATED TRAIL - COST £49.50 - LIMITED PICK-UPS 5 PLACES AVAILABLE - BOOKINGS WILL CLOSE AT THE OCTOBER MEETING

DECEMBER MEAL AT THE CRUSTACEAN HAS NOW BEEN MOVED TO 26TH NOVEMBER DUE TO THE RESTAURANT CLOSING IN DECEMBER - TIME 13.00 HRS COST £32 TO INCLUDE A TIP. 3 COURSE MENU AVAILABLE END OCTOBER. 32 PLACES RESERVED. £10 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT REQUIRED. BOOKINGS COMMENCE AT THE SEPTEMBER MEETING.

12TH DECEMBER - WATERCRESS STEAM RAILWAY ILLUMINATED TRAIN - COST £49.50 11 PLACES BOOKED - I NOW HAVE A FURTHER 5 PLACES AVAILABLE

6TH JANUARY - MYSTERY TOUR WITH "SHEPTON MALLET FISH AND CHIPS" - COST £36 - APPROX DEPT 9.00 RETURN 18.30 - 10 PLACES AVAILABLE.

10TH FEBRUARY - MUSICAL "WAITRESS" AT BRISTOL HIPPODROME - COST £64 - APPROX DEPT 08.30 RETURN 19.00 - 20 SEATS AVAILABLE - BOOKINGS FOR THIS WILL CLOSE FIRST WEEK IN DECEMBER

12TH MARCH - CRUFTS DOG SHOW AT BIRMINGHAM NEC - COST £61 - APPROX DEPT 07.30 RETURN 19.30 - 15 SEATS AVAILABLE LIMITED PICKUPS - WEYMOUTH RAILWAY STATION, PARK AND RIDE OR TESCO, DORCHESTER.

14TH APRIL - AVONCLIFFE AQUADUCT AND CREAM TEA - COST £48.50 - APPROX DEPT 09.00 RETURN 18.30
- 20 SEATS AVAILABLE

18TH MAY - "SINGING IN THE RAIN" AT BRISTOL HIPPODROME - COST £72.50 - APPROX DEPT 09.00 RETURN 18.30 - 20 SEATS AVAILABLE BOOKINGS FOR THIS WILL PROBABLY CLOSE MID FEBRUARY

N.B. The "limited pick-ups" are Weymouth Railway Station, Weymouth Park and Ride, Dorchester Tesco only.

Free parking has been arranged at Dorchester Tesco car park (NOT CURRYS) and at Weymouth Park and Ride on the day of the trip

All bookings should be paid for by cheque, payable to Weymouth & Portland U3A. Your cheque can be stamped with the payee's name when you come to the Outings Desk. It will not be cashed until the bookings have closed. Tickets with pick-up times and seat numbers will arrive via email 7-10 prior to the trip date.

Please note, bookings will only be taken if accompanied by a cheque. Seating will be on a first come first served basis.

Dates for your Diary
Sun Dec 12th Watercress Steam Railway Illuminated Train Cost £49.50
Thu Jan 6th 2022 MYSTERY TOUR WITH "SHEPTON MALLET FISH AND CHIPS" - COST £36 - APPROX DEPT 9.00 RETURN 18.30 - 10 PLACES AVAILABLE.
Thu Feb 10th 2022 MUSICAL "WAITRESS" AT BRISTOL HIPPODROME - COST £64 - APPROX DEPT 08.30 RETURN 19.00 - 20 SEATS AVAILABLE - BOOKINGS FOR THIS WILL CLOSE FIRST WEEK IN DECEMBER
Sat Mar 12th 2022 CRUFTS DOG SHOW AT BIRMINGHAM NEC - COST £61 - APPROX DEPT 07.30 RETURN 19.30 - 15 SEATS AVAILABLE LIMITED PICKUPS - WEYMOUTH RAILWAY STATION, PARK AND RIDE OR TESCO, DORCHESTER.
Thu Apr 14th 2022 AVONCLIFFE AQUADUCT AND CREAM TEA - COST £48.50 - APPROX DEPT 09.00 RETURN 18.30- 20 SEATS AVAILABLE
Wed May 18th 2022 "SINGING IN THE RAIN" AT BRISTOL HIPPODROME - COST £72.50 - APPROX DEPT 09.00 RETURN 18.30 - 20 SEATS AVAILABLE BOOKINGS FOR THIS WILL PROBABLY CLOSE MID FEBRUARY

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Bridge Bus Pass Wednesday Walkers
Calligraphy Chess
Creative Writing Current Affairs Discussion
Cycling Exploring Literature
Family History Fitness (MIOLI)
French Conversation Gardening Club
German - Beginners ZOOM only German - Improvers ZOOM only
Golf for Pleasure History
Italian (Beginners) Life Skill-Progressive relax
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MOTO (Members On Their Own) Music Appreciation
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Photography Play Reading
Rummikub Russian Studies and Language
Science and Technology Scottish Country Dancing
Scrabble for Fun Singing for Pleasure
Spice Club Sunday Lunch Club
Table Tennis Ukulele
Walks (Local) Watercolour Painting