Outings and Visits

PROGRAMME OF OUTINGS,  VISITS AND HOLIDAYS

Following the successful visits arranged in previous years, an extended programme of visits is being offered during 2016, with transport arranged for Knutsford U3A members.   Details and booking arrangements will appear on this page of the website, also in the Newsletter, and will be announced at the monthly General Meetings. 

 BOOKINGS FOR OUTINGS – Clarification of Procedure

  • Unless otherwise stated, all bookings must be accompanied by a bookings form and a cheque made payable to Knutsford U3A. Please write the name of the performance or outing on the back of the cheque.
  • We will contact you only if your booking has not been successful. If you want confirmation that you have the places you want, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.  Usually your cheque will not be paid in until two weeks before the event.
  • If an outing if fully booked when we receive your cheque you will be informed and placed on the waiting list.
  • Priority will be given to U3A members.  If you would like to bring someone who is not a member please put a note on the booking form to this effect and we will inform you if a place becomes available.
  • We hope to take bookings for the current outing at our general meetings but, as our outings are proving very popular we cannot guarantee the availability at the time of the meeting.  In other words please book early to be sure of a place!

For booking forms, which can be printed off, click here.

The outings subcommittee hope you like the outings we plan.  Please contact Lynda Harris on 01565 621058,  or email info@knutsfordu3a.co.uk  if you have any ideas or suggestions for future outings.

 

 

GORTON MONASTERY AT CHRISTMAS

Wednesday 18th December 2019

 

Depart Knutsford Bus Station 10 am (to be confirmed)

Return to Knutsford 5.30 (to be confirmed)                                                

Cost £40 to include: Drink on arrival, Talk, Lunch and Christmas Music

This is definitely a ‘first’ for the Outings team – organising and booking a Christmas event before Easter!!!

Yes it is early but necessary to ensure that we have this event to offer you. Gorton is rather special at Christmas. We have been before for a Carol Concert but this is an opportunity too good to miss. The Talk is by one of the Trust Team, Lunch is three courses consisting of Soup and warm bread, Christmas Dinner (Turkey or Nut Roast) with all the trimmings, Christmas Pudding, Coffee/Tea and the event ends with Christmas Music and Optional Carol Singing.

Gorton Monastery is holding 40 places for us for five weeks to give us time to collect the deposit of £15 per person which is necessary to secure the booking. The balance will be due in November.

To book a place for this Event please send your cheque (made payable to Knutsford U3A) for £15 per person, together with a booking form to Lynda Harris at 10 Lindop Close, Knutsford WA16 8AY, Tel 01565 621058.

I must receive these cheques by Friday 17th May at the very latest.

 

Booking form – Gorton Monastery at Christmas

 

I/We would like …… places for the ‘Gorton Monastery at Christmas’ visit  on Wednesday 18th December and enclose a cheque

for £………..

 

Names(s) and address(es) with postcode

 

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Name and contact number in case of emergency

 

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Morning Visit to Chetham’s Library and Medieval College Buildings

Afternoon visit to Manchester Cathedral

 

Tuesday January 14th 2020

Coach departs Knutsford Bus Station: – 9.00 a.m. prompt

Cost, including transport, guided tours and coffee: – £27.00

 

This is a chance to visit Chetham’s Library, the oldest free public library in the country, set up by Humphrey Chetham in 1653. Most of the library’s fixtures and fittings are original from that date. If you haven’t seen it -then this is a ‘must’!

We have been lucky enough to obtain the services of Jonathan Schofield, the official guide to the College. This will also enable us to visit some of the medieval college buildings, which, dating from the 1420s, constitute the oldest complete structure remaining in the city.

In the afternoon we will have a one hour guided tour of Manchester Cathedral. This dates from the fifteenth century, when it was a collegiate church, though much refurbishment was carried out in the nineteenth century, enabling it to become the Cathedral church of the Manchester diocese.

We will leave Knutsford Bus Station at 9.00. a.m. prompt and have coffee on arrival. Lunch will be on a byo basis – there are many eating places close by. We aim to be back in Knutsford by 4.15./4.30.p.m.

This visit is now fully booked. 

 

 

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For photos of the Hebridean Holiday, May 2017, click on Hebridean Holiday Photos

For photos from the visit to Highgrove, August 2017, click on Highgrove Visit Photos

 

For reviews and photos of the visits listed below, see the Reviews of Group Events, Outings and Visits  website page:

 

JCB Factory at Rocester, October 2014

Morgan Factory at Malvern, September 2015

Birmingham, September 2017

Wentworth Woodhouse, September 2018

Whitworth Art Gallery and the Portico Library, Manchester,  November 2018

Chethams Library and Manchester Cathedral, March 2019

Black Country Museum, Dudley, West Midlands, May 2019

Tissington, June 2019

Cruise, Manchester Ship Canal to Liverpool, July 2019

A Day of Merchandise and Molecules: Visits to the Amazon Fulfilment Centre, near Manchester Airport, and to Waters’ Mass Spectrometry near Wilmslow,  October 2019