Occasional Day Trips

We aim to explore local heritage, history and culture through visits to historic sites, museums and places of interest in Liverpool and the North West.

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  • Leader:  Cathleen Barnes - 01704 889190

Booking with Cathleen at the Occasional Day Trips Desk during the Thursday Horizons Meetings, 

Summertime News

Thursday 19 September:  Visiting Ribchester Museum and other historical venues. Visit to a Garden Centre in the afternoon.  Leaving Aughton 9.30 am.  Leaving Ribchester for return 6.00 pm.

Cost:  £17 per person.

Further information and booking on 22nd August, 5th and 12th September at Horizons.

Wednesday 4 December: Tutankhamun and Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh. Study day and discussion organised by North West region U3A at Wigan Life Museum.

Further information and booking at Horizons on Occasional Trips table 22 August or earlier if available.

The current leader Cathleen Barnes is standing down as Group Leader as soon as a new Group Leader can be found. If any member (or a couple of members) feel they are able to take over the arranging of occasional trips then please contact Cathleen on 01704 889190.


May 2019 visit to Erdigg Castle

Our trip to Erdigg Castle in Wrexham – a National Trust location

 

June visit to Penrhyn Castle

We had a splendid day at Penrhyn Castle, a National Trust venue in Bangor with gardens, a nature walk, a railway museum and a stylish interior.

After the castle visit, we stopped off for a 2-course meal on the return journey, which was appreciated by everyone.

Photographs by Bill Fitzpatrick.

A Springtime 2018 Trip to Lichfield

Great day out at Lichfield

        with the Occasional Tours group. 

Organised by Cathleen Barnes.

Photos  by Bill Fitzpatrick.

 

 

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Our 2017 Itinerary

In 2017, we had successful trips to a Synagogue,  a Buddhist monastery,  Norton Priory and gardens including the walled garden and travelling onto Jodrell Bank Observatory,  the Hydro Electric mountain, the RAF museum and the famous laburnum arch in Bodnant Gardens.

Our final trip was a fun day at the Dickensian Festival Ulverston,  round­ing off with an evening meal on the homeward journey.

Previous Tours – Autumn and Winter 2016

Monday 5 September: Blackpool Ice Show’

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Homeward bound from Betws-y-coed – tired but happy.

 

Friday 23 September: Trip to St Asaph and Betws-y-coed

Included calling at a mill, a church and a restaurant.

 

 

Thursday 15th December:  Christmas Trip to Chatsworth House

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Posing for a group photo at the end of a lovely day out. Click / tap to view full-size.