Outings Group

Meets: Varies

Location: Varies

Group Leader: Varies

The Outings Group is run by a team of 3…Brenda Taylor, Christine Storey and Sandra Thompson.

Over the last few years we have found a variety of places to visit which are always informative but most of all very enjoyable. We normally go by coach but sometimes by public transport. Sometimes lunch is included. The outings are open to all members of our U3a.

Over the last few years our outings have been many and varied. We also support our local theatres, mainly the Colne Dramatic Society at the Little Theatre in Colne.

In 2016 we arranged some very good outings.  In February we had a backstage tour of the Royal Exchange in Manchester. Ripon and Ripley Castle and had a Musical Tour in Liverpool. After more excellent days out, the year ended with 40 members attending a delightful Carol Concert and supper at Towneley Hall, an event which we have repeated in following years.

2017 started with a fascinating tour of Blackpool Winter Gardens followed by a visit to the M& S Archives in Leeds and continued with many varied and interesting trips including Wedgewood, Harrogate Flower Show, Sizergh Castle and in June a wonderful day at Conigshead Priory at Ulverston. The year continued by visiting the spectacular gardens at Arley Hall, a tour of St Helen’s Glass and ended with Tatton Hall at Christmas.

2018 and 2019 continued to have very interesting and enjoyable trips such as a trip to Liverpool to see the wonderful Terracotta Warriors, Lyme Park, Halifax Piece Hall, Shibden Hall and diversely we had a most interesting visit to the innovative design winning Recycling Centre in Leeds.  We have lots planned for 2020 and started the year with a visit to the Science and Media museum in Bradford where we had a fascinating private tour of the archives.

Details of forthcoming outings can be found on the website and in the monthly newsletter.

Sandra, Brenda and Christine – The Outings Group

Members of our Outings Group having a most enjoyable day at Bradford Museum of Photography and Media.  


Just one of our Outings!

Event: The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband

Date: Monday, March 2, 2020

Details: Monday 2nd March. Colne Dramatic Society present "The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband". That's food for thought! £7.50. Meet at The Little Theatre, River Street, 7 15pm for 7.30pm. Contact Brenda Taylor

Cost: £7.50

Event: The Lightworks

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Details: Thursday March 12th. The Lightworks. A fascinating tour learning about the history of the Blackpool Illuminations and how they are made. Free time in Lytham St Annes. £20. Contact Brenda Taylor

Cost: £20.00

Event: Interior and Exterior Guided Tour of Towneley Hall

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Details: Tuesday 21st April at 1pm. Interior and Exterior Guided Tour of Towneley Hall, followed by Afternoon Tea in the beautiful Regency Room. £15. Contact Sandra Thompson

Cost: £15.00

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