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IN BATH

Further details of these outings and booking forms can be found in the U3A in Bath Members Newsletter.
Please Note: These excursions are strictly for current U3A in Bath Members only.

Year 2017 Outings and theatre visits
Tuesday 13th June 2017 BEAULIEU

Visit Beaulieu where there are many attractions including, Beaulieu Abbey and exhibition, Palace House (home of the Montagu family since 1538), National Motor Museum, and extensive gardens. It is on a very large flat site and visitors can take trips on a veteran bus or monorail. There will be a guided tour of the house which lasts about one hour. There are good facilities for eating at Beaulieu or visitors can bring there own food. The guidebook suggests allowing four to five hours for your visit; this shows there is plenty to see. For more information see the website, www.beaulieu.co.uk.

The coach will leave Bath at 9.30am arriving in Beaulieu at 11.30am. A guided tour of the house has been arranged for 2pm and the coach will leave Beaulieu at 5.30pm arriving in Bath at about 7.30pm.
Price £27 (Includes - Coach + driver's tip + entrance to all the attractions and the guided tour.)

More details and booking form are on page 12 of the March 2017 Members' Newsletter
9.30am depart Avon Street coach park, Bath
11.30 arrive at Beaulieu.
17.30 depart Beaulieu
19.30 arrive Bath
Tuesday 20th June 2017 AFTERNOON CRUISE (including lunch): BRISTOL DOWN THE AVON GORGE

Leave Riverside Coach Park, Bath, at 11.45am for 1.30pm sailing; approx 16 mile round cruise on the "Tower Belle" through the Avon Gorge and beyond, returning to Bristol Harbour at 5pm to take the coach back to Bath.
Included in the price is a Boatman's Lunch on board from a buffet with various cheeses, ham, chutneys and salads and a roll. Drinks can be purchased from the licensed cash bar on board.

SOLD OUT!

11.45am depart Riverside Coach Park,Bath
1.30pm sailing.
Saturday 1st July 2017 THEATRE TRIP TO SEE "HOUSE AND GARDEN" AT THE WATERMILL PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

House and Garden is a pair of linked comedies by Alan Ayckbourn, set in a country manor house and its garden. Tickets for a performance of House have been booked for Saturday 1st July. Tickets to include a two-course lunch and coffee or tea will be £45. This includes theatre ticket, lunch, coach and driverís tip. Without lunch the cost will be £28. If you are having lunch please indicate your menu choices on the booking form.

Main

  • Seafood Pastry Crown with white wine and tarragon sauce
  • Or Hunterís Chicken with red wine, bacon and tomato sauce, topped with cheese
  • Or Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni
  • All served with Vegetables and Potatoes
  • Dessert
  • Lemon Tart
  • Or Sticky Toffee Pudding
  • Or Apple and Cinnamon Fool
  • Or Fresh Fruit Salad
  • Coffee or Tea served with mints
  • More details and booking form are on page 13 of the March 2017 Members' Newsletter
    Bear Flat 9.15 am
    Riverside Coach Park 9.30 am
    Balustrade 9.45 am
    Tuesday 18th July 2017 WINE TASTING AND LUNCH NEAR BATH

    Leave Riverside Coach Park at 10.30am for Mumford's Vineyard, Bannerdown, to see the vineyard and winery and to try four or five different styles of red and white wine. Wine may be purchased and brought back on the coach. About 1pm, the coach will take us to The Crown at Bathford for a two-course lunch and we will probably be back at Riverside about 3pm.

    Cost: £35 per person,

    More details and booking form are on page 6 of the May 2017 Members' Newsletter
    Leave: 10.30am Riverside coach park, Bath
    Arrive: 3.00pm back at Bath
    Tuesday 25th - 29th July 2017 5 DAY CULTURAL TOUR OF NORTH WALES (Bangor University)

    Come, enjoy and have fun on this tour based at Bangor University with the following programme: - (might be subject to change as circumstances dictate).

    Day 1 Leaving Bath at 08.00 we will call at Erddig Hall* Wrexham en route to Bangor.
    Day 2 We firstly go to Portmeirion before travelling on the Welsh Highland Railway (the views from the train are wonderful) from Porthmadog to Caernarfon with its famous castle.
    Day 3 Today we travel to Anglesey, over the Menai Bridge, firstly to Beaumaris for you to discover this lovely seaside resort. Then on to Llanfair etc station for photo opportunities as we head to Plas Newydd* then tour Anglesey and finally return via the Britannia Bridge.
    Day 4 This day we go to the beautiful town on Llandudno said to be the 'Queen of Welsh Resorts' and from a recent visit I can confirm this to be true. In the afternoon we will go to Penryn Castle* and finally a coach tour through the scenic Llanberis Pass round the base of Snowdon. Well not finally as we will be having our world famous whist drive this evening.
    Day 5 We will visit Chirk Castle*, Wrexham en route to Bath
    * The asterisk indicates that these are National Trust properties (all with house and garden). People who are not members of the NT will have to pay entrance but it will be at the group rate.

    PICK UP TIME 8am Riverside Coach Park, Avon St., Bath; RETURN by 7.30.p.m.(approx) The cost of this trip is £325 per person Includes all coach travel (and driver's tip), bed (single room with ensuite and towels BUT no toiletries or hair drier; tea &/or coffee provided), breakfast & evening meal, entrance to Portmeirion and travel on the Welsh Highland Railway.
    8.00am Riverside Coach Park, Avon St., Bath;
    RETURN by 7.30.p.m.(approx)
    Wednesday 9th August 2017 SAVIL GARDENS, WINDSOR GREAT PARK

    The Gardens were created by Sir Eric Savill, Grand Master of the Woodland Garden, in the 1930s with the support of King George V and Queen Mary. Since that time, the gardens have continued to develop under royal patronage, with most recently the Queen opening the new Rose Garden. The gardens are divided up into many areas each with its own theme and atmosphere.

    There are good all-weather paths around the gardens with a few slight inclines and dips but on the whole easy access. There are wheelchairs available on a first come first served basis.

    The Savill Building houses an excellent shop, and award-winning restaurant and cafť and at the rear plants grown in the garden can be purchased. In the grounds an area has been set aside for visitors to picnic.
    The coach will leave Bath Avon Street at 9.00am and the Balustrade at 9.10am arriving in Savill Gardens about 11.30am. The coach will leave Savill Gardens at 5.00pm arriving in Bath at about 7.30pm.

    Price £21 (Includes - Coach + driver's tip + entrance to the gardens)

    More details and booking form are on page 7 of the May 2017 Members' Newsletter
    Leave: 9.00am Bath Avon Street coach park
    Pickup: Balustrade 9.10am
    Arrive: back at Bath: 7.30pm
    Wednesday 18th October 2017 THEATRE TRIP TO SEE "CABARET" AT THE NEW THEATRE, CARDIFF

    Directed by National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus Norris and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Javier de Frutos, the production has enjoyed two smash hit West End runs at The Lyric and The Savoy theatres. Since its Broadway premiere and the movie version with Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, Cabaret has won stage and screen awards including eight Oscars, seven BAFTAs and thirteen Tonys.

    More details and booking form are on page 6 of the June 2017 Members' Newsletter
    Pick-up points will be: Bear Flat 10:15am
    Riverside Coach Park 10:30am
    Balustrade 10:45am
    Thursday 16th November 2017 MAMMA MIA CHRISTMAS TRIBUTE AT THE MERCURE HOTEL, BRISTOL

    Come and enjoy a great time celebrating this iconic group and enjoying a lovely meal with U3A friends. If you dress up for the part you might well receive a prize! Those who came on the Music Hall trip on 14.9.14 will remember what a great event it was. Timetable as follows: -

  • 09.45 Leave the Avon St Coach Park Bath
  • 10.30 Arrive Mercure Hotel Bristol
  • 10.45 Tea/coffee + mince pie + visit to Christmas Gift Shop (if you would like to)
  • 11.45 First half of the show (45 minutes)
  • 12.30 Lunch
  • Lunch consists of three courses Soup + Turkey main meal + Christmas Pudding People with dietary needs will be catered for. People who are vegetarians likewise.
  • 14.00 Raffle and best dressed competition results
  • 14.15 Second half of the show (45 minutes)
  • 15.00 Show ends 16.00 Arrival back in Bath.

  • The cost of the whole package is £38 (no alcoholic drinks included)
    More details and booking form are on page 8 of the April 2017 Members' Newsletter

    9.45am Leave Avon street Coach Park,Bath;
    10.30 am Arrive Mercure Hotel, Bristol
    3.00 pm Show ends
    4.00 pm Arrive back in Bath