Outings and Visits

Outings, Visits and Holidays

Contact: Lynda Harris

Tel: 01565 621058

Email: info@knutsfordu3a.co.uk

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 is fully booked when we receive your cheque you will be informed and placed on the waiting list.

Places on u3a trips and outings can only be booked for full or associate members of Knutsford u3a.  If you need to bring a companion/carer to enable you to take part in a trip or visit please see our Accessibility Policy.

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!

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.

Visit to HM Prison, Shrewsbury

Friday 26th April 2024
Depart from Knutsford Bus Station 9.15 prompt
Arriving back at approximately 5.30pm

Come and join us for a no holds barred guided tour of this historic and fascinating 200-year-old prison which closed its doors to inmates in 2013.  Please be aware that there will be steps and stairsThis will be followed by a buffet lunch.  There is a café available on arrival for a pre-tour drink at your own cost if you wish.

Following the buffet lunch, the afternoon is your own and can be spent exploring the beautiful medieval market town of Shrewsbury on the River Severn.  There are beautiful buildings, historic churches, cafes, Quarry Park within which is The Dingle, a delightful sunken garden, etc.

Holiday in Norfolk

4 Nights / 5 Days, based in Norwich

Monday 13th – Friday 17th May 2024

The Outings Committee are very pleased to be able to offer a holiday in Norfolk to you!

Very briefly the itinerary will include:

  • Guided walking tour of Stamford, Lincolnshire, one of the finest Georgian stone towns in the country, on Day 1, en route to Norwich. 
  • Visit to Royal Sandringham House, Museum & Gardens.
  • A 1.5 hours cruise in the Norfolk Broads, in a double deck paddle boat.
  • Visit to Blickling Hall & Estate (NT).
  • Full day in Norwich, including tour of the medieval cathedral and free time.
  • Visit to the Sainsbury Visual Arts Centre, one of the most prominent university art galleries in Britain.
  • Visit to the International Bomber Command Centre, Lincolnshire (on our journey home).
  • Final dinner at the Assembly House in the centre of Norwich.

We will be staying at the Best Western George Hotel in Norwich, a picturesque and convenient place to stay.  We will be assisted in organising this by Simply Groups, the company involved with running our Slovenia and Northumberland holidays.

The cost of the holiday includes all luxury coach travel from Knutsford, 4 nights bed and breakfast, 4 dinners and 1 lunch. We have reserved rooms for 34 people; 10 twin/double rooms, 7 specific singles (no supplement) and 9 sole occupancy rooms (supplement applies).

Price with minimum 30+ passengers – £779 pp

Price with minimum 25 passengers – £799 pp

Single supplement – £79 for the 4 nights

Please click here for the flyer, proposed itinerary and booking form.


Friday 21st June – A visit to the Llangollen Viaduct which includes a trip across the viaduct in a narrow boat and, after lunch, a one hour train ride. Full details of the itinerary, timings and cost are to follow.

For a review of the Holiday in Northumbria, June 2022, click here

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

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

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

Lichfield Cathedral and the National Memorial Arboretum, September 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

Gorton Monastery, December 2019

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