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:  tba  - Volunteer(s) needed
Message from the former Leader:
This is to inform you that I am retiring from organising day trips.  Interest in day trips has waned considerably since pre-Covid times. In the early days especially we had some good trips such as Penrhyn Castle, the RAF museum, Jodrell Bank, Fountains Abbey and many others.
I shall be happy to assist a new Leader if requested.
Cathleen Barnes
Message from the Web Manager
Cathleen’s trips were very much appreciated by all those who enjoyed the opportunities you provided, including myself.
But, as she says, the Covid situation has affected this group and others.
A Great Big Thank You is due to Cathleen for all her planning and hard work that made the day trips so successful in pre-pandemic times.
Hopefully a new Leader (or Team of Leaders) will come forward soon and, perhaps with Cathleen’s kind offer of assistance, be able to reinstate this most valued Group.

Last Updated on January 31, 2023

May 12 2022 – Visit to Leighton Hall, Carnforth.

We had a lovely trip to Morecambe and Leighton Hall on May 12.  The sun shone for us and the wind blew – but not too strong.  We started with morning refreshments at the famous Midland hotel, a walk down to the jetty, and back to say hello to Eric Morecambe – then time to board the coach again.

From there a comfortable journey to Leighton Hall where we were given a guided tour and the history of the house and family – which was fascinating.  Following that, some of us had tea and cake or took a walk in the walled garden until the owls were ready to show us what they could do.

We were back home at a nice time around six o’clock.  A good day was had by all!

Last Updated on June 18, 2022

May 2019 visit to Erdigg Castle

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


Last Updated on May 14, 2019

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.

Last Updated on February 9, 2022

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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Last Updated on May 27, 2018

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.

Last Updated on February 14, 2018

Previous Tours – Autumn and Winter 2016

Monday 5 September: Blackpool Ice Show’


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


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


Last Updated on January 8, 2017