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.

See below
See Below
  • Leader:  Cathleen Barnes - 01704 889190
  • Coordinator:  Bill Fitzpatrick - 01695 371239.

Thursday 2 May:  to Erdigg Castle in Wrexham. (This is a National Trust location).

Entry free to NT members. Trip – £16.00 each.

Non NT members. Trip including admission – £22.30 each

Leaving Aughton Institure 9.30 am.

Erddig Trip 2 May: This Thursday 25 April is the last day for paying for your place on the trip at Horizons.

Tuesday 4 June:   to Powis Castle.

Entry free to NT members. Trip £19.00 each.

Non NT members. Trip including admission – £31.00 each

Leaving Aughton Institute 9.30 am.

Monday 8 July:  Day trip to Stratford on Avon.

Trip £22.00 each.

Leaving Aughton Institute 9.15 am.  Coach stopping near the Butterfly Rainforest Museum.

Optional tours of the Butterfly Museum cost £6.75.  The Mad Museum Admission £7.50

Booking at Horizons

Any suggestions for days out would be very welcome.

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’


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.