Travel 2019

Do you enjoy Days Away, Visiting Places of Interest or Exhibitions and meeting New Friends? If so then this group might be just for you.  Membership is available to everyone involved with the Wyre Forest & District U3A.

We circulated a questionnaire to all U3A Members to establish the types of Day Trips, Short Breaks and Overseas Holidays that would be of interest but all other suggestions would be appreciated.
 
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Watch out for our 6 page newsletter being circulated online to all members February 2019
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         BOOKING NOW - TRAVEL GROUP VISIT TO

THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR & FESTIVE NORWICH

Sunday 1 & Monday 2 December 2019

Sunday 1 December 09:00 departure from Whittle’s Coach Depot (where we have free parking available). Driving to Dunston Hall Hotel near Norwich with a 1 hour comfort break on route. We arrive at Dunston Hall (see below) a 4* QHotel Group to check in and enjoy the hotel’s facilities. After an early 3 course dinner at Dunston Hall we leave for Thursford by our Whittle Coach for time there and then the evening performance of the show. Whittle has requested green band top price tickets which is included. Following the spectacle coach back to Dunston Hall for the night.

Mon 2 December we have English breakfast at Dunston Hall and check out in time for a 10:30 departure and the short drive to Festive Norwich where we will have free time to explore. A 13:30pm depart from Norwich returning to Whittle Depot by 18:30 with a short comfort stop on route.

*All times are approximate*

COSTS, DEPOSIT & BALANCE:- Whittle have reserved for us 10 twin bedrooms, 10 double bedrooms and 9 single bedrooms. Costs £164 pp shared + £20 pp single supplement. Maximum 48 adults in 30 rooms - 34 places have sold already.

Non Refundable Deposit of £10 per person to be with Caroline & Vincent O’Callaghan by Monday 16 September 2019 with a completed booking form cheques made out to Whittle Bus & Coach Ltd.  

Non Refundable Balance due in full with Caroline & Vincent O’Callaghan by Monday 23 September 2019 at the latest. 

What IS included:- Whittle Coach throughout and free parking at their depot while we are away. Dunston Hall *4 star hotel room with dinner & breakfast. Top band priced tickets for the Thursford Christmas Spectacular and an excursion to Norwich and drivers tips.

What is  NOT  included:- Personal travel, accident medical, missing the coach & cancellation insurance. Meals and refreshments on route and in Norwich except for the half board itemised above at Dunston Hall.

The Hotel: 4* Dunston Hall is an Elizabethan mansion situated in 150 acres of wooded parkland, just a ten minute drive from the centre of Norwich. All en-suite rooms have TV, telephone and hospitality tray.

Hotel Facilities include: Golf course, indoor swimming pool and spa, two restaurants, bar, lift & the hotel website states free WiFi

Vincent & Caroline O’Callaghan 
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Proposed Group Day Trip

HOOK NORTON BREWERY & BOURTON ON THE WATER

Tuesday 18 June 2019
 
Open to all U3A members - Minimum 30 - only £28 per person including coach there and back, drivers tip & tour of the historic brewery including a 1/2 hour tasting and then on to Bourton on The Water for free time there to explore or relax.

A non-refundable £5 deposit is required by the 18 February 2019 with a completed booking form.  The balance of £23 per person is payable by 15 April 2019 at the latest.

08:45   Arrive at Whittle Coach & Bus Depot, Foley Business Park, Stourport Road, Kidderminster DY11 7QL free parking at their depot.

09:00   We depart Whittle’s depot

10:45   Arrive at Hook Norton Brewery for their 11am Tour which includes ½ hour tasting sessio

14:00   Leave for Bourton on the Water

16:30   Depart Bourton on the Water to return to the depot arriving approximately 18:00

Anita Blythe will be at the Town Hall General Meeting on 18 February to collect deposit cheques and completed booking forms or contact her on email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sensible footwear (no open toes or sandals) is recommended at the brewery  there are approximately 100 steps split over several levels and viewing platforms. Unfortunately they are unable to accommodate people with mobility problems or walking sticks on the tour.

Contacts for this trip: Anita Blythe & Ros James

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OPEN MEETING WITH SPEAKER FOR ALL WFD U3A MEMBERS
but places are limited 50 + names have signed up already
names to Margaret Nicholls 
 
HOLY INNOCENTS CHURCH HALL
TUESDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2019

    3.00 P.M. to 5.00 P.M.

David Townend, Business Development Manager for Constantinou Brothers Hotel Group, Paphos, Cyprus will give a talk ‘Welcome to Cyprus’.  

There will be a small charge of £1.50 each to cover the cost of hiring the Hall.

David will bring a taste of Cyprus Cheese and Wine for Members attending.

If you are interested in coming along to this event please let me know as soon as possible.  
 
We need to ensure that enough Members are interested to make his visit worthwhile, as he will be travelling from Wakefield.
 
This is the first event of this kind for the Travel Group. If it proves successful, we will arrange more of them.
 
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Proposed Group Visit To
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM & GARDENS near BATH
Tuesday 3rd September 2019
 
Open to all U3A members - Minimum 30 - only £29 per person including coach there and back, drivers tip, group entry to the beautiful living museum and gardens.
 
New for 2019 the new American Garden landscaped by Washington DC based architecture firm OEHME Van SWEDEN. Plus the museums transformed George Washington Mount Vernon Garden.

A temporary exhibition of Kaffe Fasset's Quilts in America in additon to the museums own antique American quilt collection.

The Museum is in a beautiful Georgian Manor House laid out in stunning original period rooms and hosts the remarkable folk & decorative arts collection from the early settlers to 20th Century.

Coach there and back and disabled access at the museum.

For more information and to book places cheques to WFD U3A please see group members Caroline & Vincent O'Callaghan or contact them on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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VISIT TO WEYMOUTH in DORSET  13 – 17 FEBRUARY 2019
THE COST: £109.00 per person (2 sharing) a non seaview room based on a Minimum Group size of 40. This price does not include Entrance Fees or hire of Coach for any Excursions.

PLUS any extras booked e.g. Single Room £10 pp or shared room with a Sea View £10.00pp

The Price Includes: Executive Coach from Kidderminster and 4 nights Half Board Accommodation at the 3 Star Russell Hotel, Weymouth.

It does not include cost of hiring a Coach during our stay in Weymouth. It is possible that the Coach could be booked for our sole use for 1 or 2 days whilst staying in Weymouth and the additional cost would be £10 per person per day.

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AT THE COOKERY SCHOOL THE HOP POLE IN BEWDLEY

TUESDAY MARCH 19TH 2019 10am to 4pm

£25 per person INCLUDING A TWO COURSE LUNCH WITH WINE

Balance of £20 each due by Tuesday 5 March 2019 in cash to Tina Hull at the Monthly General Meeting (she is on the refreshments counter / hatch) or through her door 76 Woodthorpe Drive Bewdley DY12 2RL

THE COURSE IS FULLY BOOKED NOW BUT I WILL ARRANGE ANOTHER ONE WATCH THIS SPACE!!!  

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Proposed Day Trip to

Bakewell & Tissington Well Dressing

Thursday 30 May 2019

By coach leaving at 08:00 go to Bakewell and have free time there and then to the Tissington Well Dressing tour. Return to Kidderminster at about 19:00 cost £15.25 pp booking is now open. £5 non refundable deposit & form by 25 March 2019 and balance by 15 April 2019. Cheques to be made out to WFD U3A.

For more information and booking form(s) contact Margaret Nicholls email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
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