Weymouth & Portland

Outings and Theatre Trips

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
"We are very please to advise we will be back in full operation from 3rd August. 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.

OTHER INFORMATION
I wish to pass on thanks from Crossways Travel for your suggestions for next year's programme. We were the only U3A group to send in members' suggestions, and they are currently using your requests to decide on future trips. They were very grateful for your assistance.

2020

2ND SEPTEMBER - TIVERTON HORSEDRAWN CANAL CRUISE - COST £39.50 THIS TRIP IS CANCELLED AS THE CANAL IS CLOSED UNTIL EASTER 2021 THIS TRIP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR 14TH APRIL 2021

22ND SEPTEMBER - NATIONAL TRUST ARLNGTON COURT COST - £36 (£11.75 discount for N.T. members i.e. £24.25p) THIS TRIP HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT MAY

26TH SEPTEMBER - HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT - COST £49.50 Limited pick-ups. This is a self-guided tour with an audio guide. THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED AT THE REQUEST OF THE MPs. NO FUTURE DATE HAS BEEN OFFERED AS YET

24TH OCTOBER - CHELTENHAM RACES TOUR AND RACING - COST £56 Limited pick-ups. THIS TRIP HAD TO BE CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF SUPPORT

4TH DECEMBER - WINTER ILLUMINATIONS AT STOURHEAD - COST Adults £43.50 Children £38 (No N.T. discount)

9TH DECEMBER - OUTINGS GROUP MEAL I have had several requests to book the Crustacean again (see photos of 2019 meal to right of screen). This will not be a Christmas meal, but will be a set menu from their usual menu choices. Please let me know if you would like to join us. Time: 12.30 p.m. Cost: £25

17TH DECEMBER - CAROLS AND HIGH TEA AT ROMSEY ABBEY - COST £36 (Date to be confirmed)

2021

13TH JANUARY DOLLY PARTON - 9-5 THE MUSICAL AT BRISTOL HIPPODROME COST £58.50

24TH FEBRUARY - BEHIND BARS AT SHEPTON MALLET JAIL - COST £39.50

30TH MARCH - MILESTONES MUSEUM, HAMPSHIRE - COST £42

1st APRIL - BRADFORD ON AVON CANAL CRUISE WITH CREAM TEA - COST £43

11TH APRIL - NATIONAL TRUST FINCH FOUNDRY AND DARTMOOR - COST £36
(N.T. discount £7.95 i.e. £28.05p).

14TH APRIL - TIVERTON HORSE DRAWN CANAL CRUISE - COST £39.50

16 MAY - NATIONAL TRUST ARLNGTON COURT COST - £36 (£11.75 discount for N.T. members i.e. £24.25p)

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

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
Fri Dec 4th Winter Illuminations at Stourhead cost £43.50
Wed Dec 9th Outings Group Christmas Meal
Thu Dec 17th Carols and High Tea at Romsey Abbey cost £36
Wed Jan 13th 2021 DOLLY PARTON - 9-5 The Musical at Bristol hippodrome COST £58.50
Wed Feb 24th 2021 Behind bars at Shepton Mallet Jail COST £39.50
Tue Mar 30th 2021 Milestones Museum, Hampshire COST £42
Thu Apr 1st 2021 Bradford on Avon canal cruise with cream tea cost £43
Sun Apr 11th 2021 National Trust Finch Foundry and Dartmoor cost £36 (NT members only £28.05)
Wed Apr 14th 2021 Tiverton Horsedrawn Canal Cruise cost £39.50
Sun May 16th 2021 National Trust Arlington Court

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Gardening Club German
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