Outings and Visits

Outings, Visits and Holidays

Contact: Lynda Harris

Tel: 01565 621058

Email: info@knutsfordu3a.co.uk


Northumberland holiday booking form can be found here and a proposed itinerary here.

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.

Holiday in Northumberland

4 Nights / 5 Days, based in Alnwick

Sunday 12th – Thursday 16th June 2022

The Outings Committee have been very pleased to be able to start offering day trips again – and now we have a holiday in Northumberland for you!

We have chosen to stay at the ‘White Swan’ in the centre of Alnwick, because this hotel is so central to all that is on the programme.   Because of its popularity, the hotel is already taking bookings for 2022 and will only hold our rooms until the end of September – hence the need to book now!

We are working with a tour organiser, ‘Simply Groups’, which is based in the North of England and is well used to arranging holidays for u3a’s.  They have been established for over 20 years and won a major leisure and travel award in 2020.

We do hope the programme will appeal to you.  Full details are in the flyer and a proposed itinerary can be found here.  A paper copy of the flyer is available from Lynda on request.  Also, if you have any questions or want further information, please do not hesitate to contact either of us.

Lynda Harris: 01565 621058 or Margaret Hinde: 01565 872643



The Coach will depart from the bus station at 9.15 am.

Cost £18.00 each includes coach travel and coffee on arrival

Optional guided tour of Chester Cathedral £5.00 each

We have arranged to have coffee on arrival at the Cathedral, after which we have booked a guided tour of the Cathedral, for those who wish to do this.

You will then be free to find your own lunch and spend time in the city centre. We will provide you with a map to help you find your way around.

Chester has much to offer. There are plenty of places for refreshments.  You can take a walk on some, or even all, of the Roman walls; seek out some Roman remains; visit several museums – a couple of which are modern and attractive for ‘tourists’; and, of course, take your credit card for a stroll along the historic Rows, with their variety of individual shops.

The coach will collect us again from the cathedral at 4.00 pm.

Initial bookings taken at the Groups Presentation afternoon this Monday afternoon, 6th September or at the Members Meeting on Thursday 9th September.

Alternatively, send the booking form, with cheque made out to Knutsford u3a, to Margaret Hinde, 1 Warford Hall Drive, Alderley Edge, SK9 7TR,  Tel 01565 872643.


Thursday 11th November 2021

Coach departs Bus Station, 9.15 am

Cost, including transport, £39 arriving back at 6 pm (approximately)

Chatsworth House is the magnificent home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and has been passed down through sixteen generations of the Cavendish Family.  It sparkles following  the biggest restoration for 200 years with its gold leaf and pale yellow stonework which was only completed in 2018.

Upon arrival at Chatsworth you will have time to look around the many festive stalls of the Christmas Market and will then have plenty of time to look around the 105 acres of garden which includes the arboretum, rock garden, fountains, sculptures and many more.

There will then be time for coffee/ lunch in the restaurant or for a picnic if you wish to bring your own and just purchase coffee or tea.

We will meet at the Hall at 3pm where we will have a guided tour of the House which will have been beautifully decorated with hundreds of spectacular Christmas decorations.

We hope to leave the House by 4.45pm and, traffic permitting, should be back in Knutsford  by  6pm. We are only permitted to take a party of 30 people.  To book a place please complete this form.



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

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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