Travel 2019

Welcome to the Wyre Forest & District U3A Travel Group.

All members are automatically members of our group and can access activities and trips.

The Travel Team are currently working on a varied programme for the remainder of 2019 and for 2020 so watch this space!

Margaret Nicholls Group Leader 

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47 places gone - ONLY ONE PLACE LEFT

THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SECTACULAR &

FREE TIME IN FESTIVE NORWICH

Sunday 1 & Monday 2 December 2019

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. They have reserved for us 10 twin bedrooms, 10 double bedrooms and 9 single bedrooms. Whittle’s have obtained top band 'deluxe priced tickets' for the Thursford Christmas Spectacular and arranged an excursion to Norwich for free time there and the drivers tip. The final balance for those who have paid deposits are due soon £154.00 per person in a double / shared room / £174.00 per person in a single room by Monday 23 September 2019 at the latest. We will be at the Town Hall meeting on Monday 16 September in the refreshment room to collect cheques.

Vincent & Caroline O’Callaghan 

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American Museum & Gardens Day Trip

Tuesday 3rd September  

PROGRAMME TIMES: Please note arrival times are approximate depending on traffic conditions etc once we have left Whittle's

08:00 Arrive at Whittle Coach & Bus Depot, Foley Business Park, Stourport Road, Kidderminster DY11 7QL free parking at their depot. 

08:15   We depart Whittle’s depot

10:30  Arrive at the American Museum & Gardens, Claverton Manor,            Claverton nr Bath

16:30  We depart the American Museum to return to the Whittle Coach & Bus Depot arriving at 18:45

£29 each including the coach, driver & drivers tip, group admission to the museum buildings & gardens.

The American Museum takes you on a journey through the history of America, from its early settlers to the twentieth century. With its remarkable collection of folk and decorative arts, the Museum shows the diverse and complex nature of American traditions.

Here are their top things not to be missed:

Spend some time in the Folk Art Gallery and wonder at the amazing craftsmanship.

Relax on the terrace with a homemade cookie and spectacular views.

Marvel at the internationally famous quilt collection & their exclusive Kaffe Fassett quilt collection for 2019.

Step back in time in the period rooms, displayed as they would have been in the U.S.

Tread in the footsteps of George Washington in the newly transformed Mount Vernon Garden.

Explore the New American Garden giving a landscaping & planting insight into the flora of the US.

For more details contact Vincent & Caroline O'Callaghan

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LLANDUDNO 12 TO 16 OCTOBER 2019 

45 Places booked - Booking Closed - Contact Keith Prince

Daish’s Holidays, staying at the Somerset Hotel, St George's Crescent, Central Promenade,  Llandudno  base price £189 half board including a 1 day (10am – 4pm) coach excursion included. Plus supplements £10 for a sea view + £10 for a single room (16 offered). See flyer sent to all members by email.  All enquiries to Keith Prince.

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Day Trip - Bakewell & Tissington Well Dressing

 Thursday 30th May 2019   

A large group of members 50+ enjoyed this day out and the annual well dressings. ...................................................................................................................................

RIVER VOYAGES PRESENTATION held on Thursday 11 April 2019 featuring 2 cruises offered by Riviera Travel to 'The Douro and to The Rhone'. The 55 U3A members present opted for The Douro River Cruise. Margaret Nicholls will send out an email soon with more information.
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THE COOKERY SCHOOL IN BEWDLEY

TUESDAY 19 MARCH 2019 10am to 4pm  

DEMONSTRATION £25 per person 

INCLUDING A TWO COURSE LUNCH WITH WINE

Glorious Chicken & Chorizo Risotto

(plus a Cep Mushrooms & Herb Risotto recipe to try at home)

Double Cream Panacotta & Honey Tuille 

TUESDAY 6th AUGUST 2019 10am to 3pm &

MONDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2019 10am to 3pm

ALL DATES FULLY BOOKED

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OPEN MEETING WITH SPEAKER FOR ALL WFD U3A MEMBERS

64 members attended the event on Tuesday 19 February 2019    

David Townend, Business Development Manager for Constantinou Brothers Hotel Group, Paphos, Cyprus gave a talk ‘Welcome to Cyprus’.  David brought a taste of Cyprus Cheese and Wine for Members attending.
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VISIT TO WEYMOUTH in DORSET  13 – 17 FEBRUARY 2019
45 members enjoyed a sunny stay in Weymouth at the Russell Hotel and trips to Wimborne, Corfe Castle & Swanage.