Travel

Travel Group 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.

The 2018 Programme has included the recent visit to Torquay a Scottish Islands Cruise in April and a 5 day trip to Eastbourne as well as day trips and visiting the NEC and the recycling plant.
 
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. Margaret Nicholls, group leader This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

VISIT TO WEYMOUTH in DORSET  13 – 17 FEBRUARY 2019

 INFORMATION SHEET – JUST SIX PLACES LEFT

 THE COST: £109.00 per person (2 sharing) and based on a Minimum Group size of 40. This price does not include Entrance Fees or hire of Coach for any Excursions.

An Initial Deposit of £10.00 per person is required by immediately. 

The Final Balance of £99.00 per person is required by Monday 17 December 2018 

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.

The Russell Hotel: is situated on the seafront esplanade of Weymouth and adjoins the Hotel Prince Regent.  It has 90 spacious rooms offering all the necessities to ensure a comfortable stay. The Russell was refurbished in 2017, the reception area was opened up and a new seafront coffee shop and lounge area for guests were installed. These new facilities in addition to the existing lounge, games room and bar with live nightly entertainment offer all the facilities needed to enjoy your break. Being situated on the seafront, the Hotel also offers several sea view rooms that really make the most of the Hotel’s fantastic location.  Guests staying at the Russell can use the facilities of the Prince Regent next door.

Weymouth Town centre with its attractions, shops and cafes is just a short stroll away along the seafront promenade.

Contact Margaret Nicholls  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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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. Minimum 30 & Maximum 48 adults in 30 rooms - 20 places and twelve bedrooms have sold already.

Non Refundable Deposit of £10 per person to be with Caroline & Vincent O’Callaghan by Monday 14 January 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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OPEN MEETING WITH SPEAKER FOR ALL WFD U3A MEMBERS
but places are limited 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, Pafos, 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 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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DAY CLASS CHEFS DEMONSTRATION

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

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

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