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.

 

 

AN AFTERNOON VISIT, WITH LUNCH, TO BRAMALL HALL

Tuesday, July 24th                                                       Coach leaving 12 noon

Cost, including lunch, guided tour and transport,  £22

 

Bramall Hall is a fascinating Tudor manor house, one of the largest  ‘black and white’ timber framed  houses  in the north-west.  It has recently re-opened following a 2 year closure, during which it underwent a 2 million pound refurbishment, so it looks absolutely beautiful!  Because it boasts one of the finest sets of medieval wall paintings in the country, Bramall can claim to be one the most complete examples of Tudor decoration and architecture in England.

We will have a sandwich (and cake!) lunch on arrival, followed by a guided tour of the house.  Then there should be some time, and hopefully sunshine, for a brief wander round its extensive grounds, or a byo cup of tea!   We should be back soon after 4.30pm.

I should point out that there is no lift, and some of the rooms are upstairs.

Please send a completed form , and cheque made out to Knutsford U3A, to Margaret Hinde, 1 Warford Hall Drive,  Alderley Edge, SK9 7TR.  Tel 01565 872643

 

 

BOOKING FORM 

I/we wish to attend the following event and enclose a cheque for £………………………

Event………………………………………………………………………………………

Date & Time………………………………………………………………………………

Name & Address with postcode……………………………………………………………………….

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Phone no.…………………………….email……………………………………………..

Phone no. for emergency use on the day.   …………………………………………….

 

 

 

WENTWORTH WOODHOUSE

Monday 17th September

Have you read ‘Black Diamonds’ by Catherine Bailey ? Would you like to visit an amazing family home that has an unrivalled frontage and a roof area covering four acres? Join us for a visit to Wentworth Woodhouse which is four miles from Rotherham and stands in 250 acres of parkland. The fascinating family history, told in Black Diamonds, stretches from Charles 1st to the Nationalisation of Coal in 1947 and through to the present day.

We have booked two guided tours, each lasting about 1 hour, with lunch in between. On arrival and after tea/coffee everyone will do the Wentworth Tour in the morning, which will cover the major rooms of the house, and then we have lunch. In the afternoon you have a choice: do the Clifford Tour which covers some of the private apartments of the families, or you can go in our coach to the nearby Wentworth Garden Centre. This is a long standing family owned garden centre with some interesting features including a garden which incurs an additional cost of £1. At the end of the afternoon we will meet up in the Garden Centre Café for a drink before returning to Knutsford.

We will be leaving Knutsford Bus Station at 8.45 am and we do not anticipate being back much before 6 pm. Some walking and stairs are involved (no lift) and it is worth noting that the rooms are only sparsely furnished. The strength of the tours is in the stories told by the guides in the various rooms we visit.

Because of the options on offer for the afternoon and the different prices for NT and non NT members the Booking Form is a little more complicated than normal. To the basic price of £22 per person please add the cost of your chosen tour(s) ie NT members £10 each tour and non-members £18 each tour. Once completed, please send the Booking Form and cheque, made payable to Knutsford U3A, to Margaret Hinde, 1 Warford Hall Drive, Alderley Edge, SK9 7TR; Tel 01565 872643.

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BOOKING FORM  FOR WENTWORTH WOODHOUSE- The details of my requirements are as follows:

 

Number

Cost

Coach travel, tea/coffee and Lunch £22

Tours

Number of NT Members £10 each tour

Number of non NT Members

£18 each tour

Wentworth Tour (am)
Clifford Tour (pm)

Total on Cheque

 

I/We would like ….  place(s) for Wentworth on 17th September 2018 and enclose

a cheque for £ ……..………………..

 

Name and address with postcode ….

…………………………………………………………………………………….…….………………..………

 

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Phone number ……………………………………..…………. Email ………………………………

 

….………………………..……………………………

 

 

Name and contact number In Case of Emergency

 

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Please note that the visit to Cardiff on 2nd to 4th September 2018 is now cancelled.

 

 

For reviews of the visits to the JCB Factory at Rocester, and the Morgan Factory at Malvern, October 2014, see the Reviews of Group Events, Outings and Visits

 

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 a review and photos of the visit to Birmingham, September 2017, see the Reviews of Group Events, Outings and Visits