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These excursions are strictly for current members of U3A in Bath only.
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The home of Britain's code-breakers is a must-visit attraction for all admirers of our wartime ingenuity. Code breaking at Bletchley first took place in September 1938 and came to an end in 1946. At the end of the war the expertise developed at Bletchley Park was taken forward in the organisation known as Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ). Today Bletchley Park is a heritage site designed to preserve the unique important story of the code breakers during WW2. The visit involves both indoor and outdoor activities, so outdoor clothing, including flat shoes, are recommended. Catering facilities are available on site, but you can bring your own refreshments.

The cost is £28.00 which includes entrance fee, travel and driver's tip.

Depart Riverside coach park 8.00 am
Pick-up at Balustrade 8.15 am
Depart Bletchley Park 4.30 pm
eta Bath 7.30 pm

The booking form is on page 13 of the December 2018 Members' Newsletter.

Details to follow.

Matilda is the musical of the book by Roald Dahl, the story of an intelligent and bookish girl, overcoming the obstacles of family, school and a scary headmistress to achieve her dreams. Originally produced by the RSC at Stratford-on-Avon, the show sold out immediately, was transferred to London, and has been on there ever since. The winner of seven Olivier awards including best musical, Matilda will be running in Bristol in the summer and is expected to sell out on all performances.

If you enjoy musicals you won’t want to miss the opportunity to see this one. So book now and join the theatre group on a visit to “Matilda the Musical” at the Bristol Hippodrome.

Tickets cost £58 per person (£116 for two).

Depart Bear Flat 11.45 am
Pick-up at Riverside coach park 12.00 noon

The booking form is on page 11 of the February 2019 Members' Newsletter.

Details to follow.

Details to follow.

Scotland is a land of wildernesses, interspersed with glacial glens and lochs, the land of Robert Burns, bagpipes and haggis. Its major cities are Edinburgh the capital with its iconic hilltop castle and Glasgow famed for its vibrant cultural scene. We will be travelling by coach from Bath and staying at Stirling University.

The cost is £380.00 per person which includes 5-days bed & breakfast, 5 evening meals, all coach travel, cruise on Loch Lomond and entrance to the Royal Yacht Britannia (but not the Edinburgh Tattoo which is an optional extra).

Provisional Itinerary
Tues 6th Early pick-up from Saltford (7.00 am) and Bath (7.30 am), arriving early evening at Stirling University. Evening meal at the University.
Wed 7th After breakfast we'll travel to Edinburgh visiting the Royal Yacht Britannia. Free time in Edinburgh. Visit to Rosslyn Chapel, one of Scotland's most remarkable medieval buildings which has flummoxed historians, movie-makers and visitors for centuries. Evening meal.
Thurs 8th Breakfast. Day trip to Loch Lomond and 1 hour cruise on the Loch. Visit to Glasgow. Evening meal.
Fri 9th Breakfast. Day trip to East Port, visiting Falkland Palace, a fine Renaissance palace of the Scottish kings with extensive formal gardens and one of Britain's oldest tennis courts. This place is run by the National Trust for Scotland. Evening meal.
Sat 10th Breakfast. Visit to Falkirk Wheel, the world's only rotating boat wheel. Early evening meal.
Optional extra: Evening visit to the Edinburgh Tattoo, one of the greatest shows on earth. Estimated cost is between £35 and £45 each. The Tattoo is a thrilling mix of music, ceremony, military tradition, theatre and dance all set against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.
Sun 11th After breakfast we'll depart Stirling and head home to Bath.

More details and booking form are on page 14 of the December 2018 Members' Newsletter.

Details to follow.

  1. A full refund will be given if another person can be found to fill the vacancy, using the waiting list if there is one, or at the trip organiser′s discretion
  2. If the vacancy cannot be filled, the following will apply:-
    1. full refund of variable costs (e.g. tickets for entrances, food if applicable, etc.)
    2. no refund of fixed costs (e.g.coach costs and accommodation)
7th Feb Floodlit Swan Supper at Slimbridge
5th Dec Christmas Lunch, Close Hotel, Tetbury
3rd Nov "Twelfth Night" at the Bristol Old Vic
13th Oct The Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London
24th Sept Trip to Henley-on-Thames & Marlow
29 Aug - 2 Sept Trip to Ypres, Belgium
16th - 20th July Cultural Tour of the Salford / Manchester Area
Sat 9th Jun Hellens House at Much Marcle
May Sculpture Park and Local House (postponed)
Thurs 26th Apr "Burke and Hare" at the Water Mill Theatre, Newbury
Tues 10th Apr Royal Mint and Castell Coch
Mon 12th Mar Vintage Bus Ride
Sun 11th Feb "Tosca", Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Wed 17th Jan "Swan Lake", Bristol Hippodrome
Wed 6th Dec John Rutter's Christmas Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London
Thurs 16th Nov Mamma Mia Christmas Tribute at the Mercure Hotel, Bristol
Wed 9th Aug Savil Gardens, Windsor Great Park
25th - 29th July 5-day Cultural Tour of North Wales (Bangor University)
Tues 18th July Wine Tasting and Lunch near Bath
Sat 1st July "House and Garden" at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury
Tues 20th June Afternoon Cruise: Bristol down the Avon Gorge
Tues 13th June Beaulieu
Thurs 25th May Sudeley Castle and Gardens
Thurs 27th April Day Trip to Arundel Castle
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