Trips and Outings

Your u3a Coach Trips 2023
Thanks to a generous donation from William Harding’s Charity, we are able to reduce the cost of travel for all our trips this year. The full list of our proposed trips is below:

 AUDLEY END HOUSE, SAFFRON WALDEN – Thursday 1st June. Please note that, for this trip only, the Pick-up times will be earlier, i.e. Exchange Street 8.45 am, Tennis Club 8.50 am and Jansel Square 8.55 a.m. The Booking Sheet for this trip will be available on Thursday 20th April, with payment to be made at the meeting on the 18th May. The maximum number for this trip is 30, therefore, we will instigate a Waiting List should the numbers exceed 30. We are delighted to report that, after protracted negotiations with the venue, they have agreed that we qualify for FREE entry as an Educational organisation!! Thanks to a generous grant from William Harding Trust the cost for the trip will, therefore, be £9.00 per person.
Audley End House is an English Heritage house and has a history dating back to the early 12th century. It went into decline in the late 18th century and was reduced in size. In recent history the Polish SOE trained there from 1941 to 1944. There is extensive information on the website.
Mobility scooters are available for use in the grounds – booking is required by the person wishing to use this facility.
The Lead for this trip is Chris. If you have any queries please contact her on 01296 425964
 WHITSTABLE, Kent – Wednesday 12 July. Oysters and other delicacies from the sea can be enjoyed at the local restaurants and pubs or taken home from the fresh fish market at the harbour. Whitstable Castle is located on the seafront and has gardens that are open to the public. The castle was built in 1811 by the wealthy entrepreneur John Marsham as a summer residence. The cost for this trip will be £11.00 pp.

WEALD & DOWNLAND LIVING MUSEUM, Chichester – Wednesday 6th September. A hidden gem in the South East, quintessentially British in a picture perfect setting. For those who want to see, touch and even smell what life was really like for people living in years gone by. The cost for this trip is £21.80 pp.

Pick-up times and places for the American/Quilt Museum, Whitstable and the Weald & Downland Living Museum are Exchange Street – 9.00 am; Tennis Club – 9.05 am; Jansel Square 9.10 am. For Audley End the Pick-up places are the same but the times are 15 minutes earlier, i.e.
Exchange Street 8.45 am; Tennis Club 8.50 am and Jansel Square 8.55 am