Holidays and Travel Group

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The purpose of this group is to facilitate and organise holidays and travel opportunities for our members. Important - here is the serious stuff !

The Group Leaders Handbook contains certain rules which must be adhered to.  In particular -

Personal Travel/Accident/Cancellation Insurance is obligatory for trips abroad, and advisable for UK Trips  and  must be arranged personally by individuals going on any of our trips/holidays. The Organisers are not responsible for your insurance nor for any losses incurred by you if you fail to take out insurance before paying your deposits.

Cancellations – no refunds will be given unless a replacement can be found. Refunds will be limited to the amount paid by the replacement and cancellation charges imposed by the tour/coach company may apply for which you will be liable.

As organisers we cannot accept cash payments or cheques made out to us.

Free places given by the tour /coach operators are shared amongst the participants or used to defray incidental expenses such as the drivers’ gratuity. 

General meetings – are for members to socialise and share holiday ideas and experiences - 10.30 am at various venues (see events calendar for details) – normally every 3 months.


Go to Reports on Past Visits

Forthcoming Events -

Friday, 6 December 2019 - Holiday Group Christmas event reminder 8.30am - Sledmere House

Launched at the recent Holiday Group meeting we have decided this year (as an alternative to a Christmas lunch) to visit to Sledmere House for their Christmas market. A perfect time to look for those presents and also enjoy the tastes of Christmas from over 100 stalls lots of gifts, decorations and delicious food treats for the festive period. 

Sledmere House is not open during this market weekend however the Gardens, Farm Shop, Gift Shop (and even Spotty Pig Play Farm!!) will be open.

Friday 6th December - leaving Sherburn at 8.30am (outside Starkeys) and picking up in South Milford (The Swan) before going direct to Sledmere.  We return 3.30pm from the Christmas market to be home by 5pm.  £15 per person includes coach, entry fee and gratuities.

Second Coach - final few seats available. If you want to join us then contact hazel asap -    Cash or cheques payable to Sherburn and Villages U3A required to confirm the booking.    


Friday, 17 January 2020 - Quarterly Meeting 10.30am - Old Girls School, Sherburn LS25 6BL

The next Quarterly Meeting of the Holidays and Travel Group is scheduled for Friday 17th Janaury 2020 at the Old Girls School, Sherburn starting at 10.30 am.    Due to the large numbers who attended at the last meeting, we have asked for a larger room and a microphone.    Nice to know our meetings are popular!

The cost will be £3.00.  This covers the £2.50 we are required to pay for room hire and refreshments, but also 50p we have added to support the Holiday Group administration costs (printing, postage etc.)   Your understanding is appreciated.

Agenda to be finalised nearer the time.

Friday, 27 March 2020 - Spring 2020 - Tutankhamun Exhibition & Windsor - Windsor area



Spring Holiday 2020 - 3 days/2nights.       £249 per person DBB inclusive of exhibition tickets.

Celebrating 100 years since the tomb's discovery, the Tutankhamum exhibition has arrived at the Saachi Gallery in London, so we thought the Holiday Group could incorporate this into our short Spring holiday.

More details of the actual programme to follow.   Staying at the Holiday Inn near to Windsor with time in the schedule to spend quality time in Windsor as well as having a day in London taking in this unique exhibition.

£50 deposit secures a place on this holiday - so contact Hazel Elderkin on  as soon as possible for a booking form and deposit details.

Friday, 15 May 2020 - Quarterly Meeting - Old Girls School, Sherburn LS25 6BL

Wednesday, 10 June 2020 - Isle of Wight holiday - Shanklin Hotel

In response to group member requests, plans are well underway for a holiday in 2020 to the Isle of Wight.          5 days/4 nights DBB.  £419 pp.

Wednesday 10th June to Sunday 14th June staying at the Shanklin Hotel - situated in Shanklin and overlooking Sandown Bay.   

Included in the holiday costs will be a visit to Osborne House as well as Carisbrooke Castle.

There is a free day in the middle, but for those who prefer to keep busy we are exploring an optional excursion (costs around £30) over to Portsmouth (Naval dockyards) and to visit the Mary Rose exhibition - subject to sufficient numbers.

As always there is a limited number of single rooms and we hope by members being willing to share will mean that more people can join the holiday.

The holiday is now full - if you are interested and want to put your name on the waiting list then contact Hazel 


Friday, 11 September 2020 - Quarterly Meeting - Old Girls School, Sherburn LS25 6BL

Group Leader(s)

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  • Hazel Elderkin
  • Mail Address
  • 01977 685340
  • 07927 401166
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  • Maggy Hunt
  • Mail Address
  • 07732 360537
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  • Marilyn Richardson
  • Mail Address
  • 01977 301978
  • 07546 362838
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  • June Mawson-Mole

Reports on past visits -

Quarterly Meeting - September 2019 (report by Marilyn Richardson)

Bletchley Park & Cambridge - August 2019 (report by Hazel Elderkin)

Snowdonia & Gems of North Wales - June 2019 (report by Hazel Elderkin)

Quarterly Meeting - June 2019 (report by Marilyn Richardson)

5 day Holland Trip - Spring 2019 - April 2019 (report by Hazel Elderkin)

Quarterly Meeting - February 2019 (report by Hazel Elderkin)

Quarterly Meeting & Christmas Lunch - November 2018 (report by Marilyn Richardson)

Barcelona Holiday - October 2018 (report by Hazel Elderkin)

Quarterly Meeting - September 2018 (report by Marilyn Richardson)

Terracotta Warriors - August 2018 (report by Hazel Elderkin)

Quarterly Meeting - June 2018 (report by Marilyn Richardson)

Oxford & Cotswolds - May 2018 (report by Hazel Elderkin)

Quarterly Meeting - March 2018 (report by Marilyn Richardson)

Scotland trip - February 2018 (report by Yvonne Whalley)

Holiday Group Meeting and Christmas Lunch - December 2017 (report by Marilyn Richardson)

Thursford Spectacular - November 2017 (report by Lorna Pope)

Budapest - May 2017 (report by Lorna Pope)

New Year in Scarborough - December 2016

London 26th August - August 2016 (report by Lorna Pope)

London 25th August - August 2016 (report by Lorna Pope)

London 24th August - August 2016 (report by Lorna Pope)

London 23rd August - August 2016 (report by Lorna Pope)

London 22nd August - August 2016 (report by Lorna Pope)

Holiday Group Meeting - May 2016 (report by Lorna Pope)

Sci-Tech Group Visit to Edinburgh and Falkirk - April 2016 (report by Alex Svenson)

Skiing Holiday in Livigno, Italy - March 2016 (report by Lorna Pope)

Scarborough at New Year - January 2016 (report by Alex Svenson)

Autumn Gold Break 2015 - October 2015 (report by Lorna Pope)

Prague - June 2015 (report by Lorna Pope)

Pembrokeshire Coastal Path - March 2015 (report by Carol Marvin)

Paris in the Springtime - May 2014 (report by Carol Marvin)

Crazy Scottish Holiday - February 2014 (report by Lorna Pope)

London Adventure by U3A members - August 2013

SciTech Group visit to Bletchley Park, Cambridge and Duxford - Day3 - March 2013 (report by Wendy Harvey)

SciTech Group Visit to Bletchley Park, Cambridge and Duxford - Day2 - March 2013 (report by Wendy Harvey)

SciTech Group visit to Bletchley Park, Cambridge and Duxford - Day1 - March 2013 (report by Wendy Harvey)

Northumberland - October 2012 (report by Lorna Pope)

Lake Maggiore - April 2012 (report by Wendy Harvey)

Impressions of Mayrhofen, Austria, in the Zillertal Valley - February 2012

Holme Lacey - November 2011

Winter Wonderland Break at Holme Lacey - November 2011 (report by Robina Hodgson)

Oxford, Longleat and Stratford on Avon - October 2011 (report by Robina Hodgson)

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