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We aim to organise trips to concerts, plays, towns, country houses etc. usually by coach.
If you have any ideas for trips contact us on trips@ashbyu3a.co.uk

We now have an arrangement with Whitwick and District u3a to share coaches on trips and below are some trips organised by them.
All organisation for those trips is by Whitwick, and all payments for their trips must be made directly to them.
Contact them directly at the address given if you are interested in going on one of their trips.


Future programme
DateTimeVenueOrganiserDetailsPoster if any

Thu 21st Mar9 amBlack Country Museum - organised by Whitwick u3a
Leave the 21st century behind for a day as you explore rebuilt, replica or recreated shops, houses and workshops, including an underground coal mine experience. New attractions include: 1940s – 1960s High Street and an infant welfare centre; the cast-iron houses have been re-opened and there are plenty of food outlets, including a traditional fish & chip shop!
Whitwick u3aDepart Stenson Road, Coalville at 9am;
leave Black Country Museum at 4pm.
Cost: £32 pp.This includes coach and entrance to the Museum.
For more information, please contact Lynda Hall at daysout1@whitwicku3a.org.uk "
Wed 24th Apr8.30 amBury St Edmunds - organised by Whitwick u3a
An historic market and cathedral town with picturesque Georgian squares and medieval architecture. Wednesday is market day with about 60 stallholders.
Whitwick u3aDepart Stenson Road, Coalville at 8.30am;
leave Bury St Edmunds at 4.30pm
Cost: £24 pp
For more information, please contact Lynda Hall at daysout1@whitwicku3a.org.uk "
Tue 21st May8 amConwy - organised by Whitwick u3a
The walled town and castle stand on the river and are part of a UNESCO world heritage site. The smallest house in Great Britain, Plas Mawr (the best Elizabethan town house in Great Britain) and Conwy Suspension Bridge are other attractions.
Whitwick u3aDepart Stenson Road, Coalville at 8am;
leave Conwy at 4.30pm
Cost: £29
For more information, please contact Lynda Hall at daysout1@whitwicku3a.org.uk "
Sat 1st JunTBACoach trip and several nights stay in Bournemouth.Val ReedThis trip in June will NOT go ahead as none of the hotels contacted can provide the number of single rooms required. Discussions are ongoing with Roberts Coaches to organise something either later in the year or more likely in 2025
Thu 27th Jun8 amNorwich - organised by Whitwick u3a
Every day is market day here and with the medieval cathedral, museums and the Lanes steeped in history and home to independent shops and cafes; there is always plenty to see and do.
Whitwick u3aDepart Stenson Road, Coalville at 8am;
leave Norwich at 4.30pm
Cost: £28
For more information, please contact Lynda Hall at daysout1@whitwicku3a.org.uk "
Tue 16th Jul8.30 amHalifax and Hebden Bridge - organised by Whitwick u3a
Halifax is a minster and market town, its most notable building being the Piece Hall, a unique building relating back to the wool trade. There may also be an opportunity for a visit to Shibden Hall – location for filming of Gentleman Jack. Hebden Bridge – a market town becoming Yorkshire’s literary centre but probably best known for being the location for filming Happy Valley.
Whitwick u3aDepart Stenson Road, Coalville at 8.30am;
leave Hebden Bridge at 4.30pm
Cost: £25 (If an optional visit to Shibden Hall can be arranged, the entrance cost is £5 pp.)
For more information, please contact Lynda Hall at daysout1@whitwicku3a.org.uk "



Tuesday 17th December. Hallé Christmas Concert
Concert Hall, Nottingham

Most of us started off the evening with a pre-concert meal near to the venue before making our way into the hall. Orchestra and audience were all in festive mood and the concert hall was packed.
The programme for the evening included a variety of music not all relating to Christmas but ranging from Handel and Mozart pieces to well-known late 20th century music.
The soprano soloist, Jennifer France, entertained us beautifully and it was hard to believe that she had only just recovered from flu.
Each piece was introduced by the conductor, Stephen Bell, always with a humorous note and with the inclusion of some very corny cracker jokes. If he ever needs a second string to his bow he could be a passable stand-up comedian. A very enjoyable evening was had by all.


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