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.
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 and in December we went to Towneley again for the festive concert as it is enjoyed so much by all our members.
2018 so far has been very successful with even more people wanting to join our trips. We have already visited some interesting places and in June 50 members are looking forward to seeing the Terracotta Warriors in Liverpool Museum.
Lots more to look forward to this year including Southport Flower Show in August and in November we are repeating the very popular event at the Dunkenhalgh…”Christmas on Broadway” and you will find details of the next outing on the website and in the monthly newsletter.
Come to our table at the meeting to put your name down for one of our trips. You will be met by a friendly face and the promise of an informative and sociable day out.
Sandra, Brenda and Christine – The Outings Group
There are always details of the next two outings below, in the monthly newsletter and on our Events page.
Event: Trip To Ripon
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Details: Coach to Ripon. Tea and Biscuits and Guided tour of the Workhouse. Free time for lunch. Afternoon guided tour of The Prison and Police Museum. £24. The coach departs from Burnley Bus Station at 8:45am and Padiham Town Hall at 9:00am. Contact Brenda Taylor. Payment can be made, after securing a place, either at the Outings' table or by post. Cheques to be made to Burnley and District U 3A and sent to: Melinda Jackson, 30, Avenue Parade, Accrington, BB5 6PJ