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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ISLE OF WIGHT Short Break (four nights five days)

25th to 29th February 2020

With Daish Holidays, based in Shanklin High Street. £149 pp half board and travel there and back and a days coach excursion for a shared room. Single supplement £10 pp. Excursions would be an extra £10 per day for the coach hire.  A deposit of £30 pp. will be required. Contact Margaret Nicholls for details and booking.

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RHS MALVERN SPRING FESTIVAL - Day Trip £35 each

 FRIDAY 08 MAY 2020

At the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire

From RHS Gold Medal winning show gardens and top quality specialist plant and floral exhibitors in our beautiful Floral Marquee, there is no better place for gardeners of all abilities to discover summer inspiration and experience the restorative pleasure of a great day out. There is plenty more including floristry, great food, cookery demonstrations and shopping arcades with a selection of artisan craft for you to browse and buy. 

OUR TRAVEL - We plan to leave Whittle’s Coach Depot (free parking) at 9am planning to arrive at 10.05am*and return is leaving at 4pm returning to Whittle’s Coach Depot at 5.05pm* - *Arrival times depend on traffic - but this aims to give us almost 6 hours to enjoy the event.

OUR COSTS - Based on 30 minimum the coach using Whittle’s Coaches (from the depot with free parking) and entry with drivers tip etc will be £35 per person  cheques made out to Wyre Forest & District U3A. Once booked providing we meet our minimum target of 30 members then monies cannot be returned unless your place can be resold. The tickets alone are £29 each on the gate.

DISABILITY ACCESS - The coach has steps but can accommodate taking members folding scooters / wheelchairs. THE SHOWGROUND - All the buildings at the showground have ramps and are accessible by wheelchair. You’ll find disabled toilets throughout the showground. These are marked on the show plan. Electric scooters and manual wheelchairs are available for the disabled, elderly, and mobility impaired visitors, courtesy of the Event Mobility Charitable Trust.

For information and booking contact Vincent & Caroline O’Callaghan email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
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BBC GOOD FOOD & BBC GARDENERS WORLD AT THE NEC

THURSDAY 18 JUNE 2020

Using Whittle’s Coaches with designated drop off & pick up at NEC - Minimum 30 members travelling - £29.50 each including coach, entry, tips & group costs.

Depart 08:15 arrive NEC 09:20 and leave NEC 16:30 arriving back 17:35 approx depending on traffic.

TWO SHOWS WITH ONE TICKET IN ADJACENT HALLS SHOW GARDENS - FLORAL MARQUEE– TRADE STALLS EXHIBITORS & PRODUCERS - DEMOS - BOOK SIGNINGS   AND MUCH MUCH MORE

For information and booking contact Vincent & Caroline O’Callaghan email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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CRUISE MARITIME GRAND CANARY ISLANDS & MADEIRA

 5 to 21 October 2020 16 nights

A deposit of £225 pp is required as soon as possible to obtain current prices. Price includes a coach to and from Kidderminster to Bristol port. For more information contact Margaret Nicholls.

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THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR & FREE TIME IN NORWICH - Booking Closed

Sunday 1 & Monday 2 December 2019

Coach to Norwich for a dinner and the Thursford Christmas Spectacular Show, overnight in a 4* hotel, breakfast and free time in Norwich before returning home. Contact Vincent & Caroline O’Callaghan

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WORCESTER WALK WITH GUIDE

THURSDAY 24 OCT 2019

Fully Booked but Tina Hull plans to attange more

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LLANDUDNO Short Break

12 TO 16 OCTOBER 2019 

45 Places booked - Booking Closed 

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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American Museum & Gardens nr Bath Day Trip

Tuesday 3rd September  2019

We had an enjoyable day at the American Museum. Despite the cooler weather there was much to see and to do.

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 we tried to pack into a day and not miss anything:

Spending 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.

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

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Day Trip - Bakewell & Tissington Well Dressing

 Thursday 30th May 2019   

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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
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THE COOKERY SCHOOL IN BEWDLEY

Cancelled for 25 November 2019 due to ill health

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 - cancelled

ALL DATES FULLY BOOKED

Tina Hull email:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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.