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, 2 August 2019 - Bletchley Park & Cambridge - Royal Cambridge Hotel

FINAL FEW ROOMS REMAINING - DON'T MISS OUT, CONTACT HAZEL TODAY TO BOOK ON THIS HOLIDAY. Responding to significant interest, the Holiday Group is pleased to announce a 3 day/2night break in August when we will be visiting Bletchley Park (home of the Codebreakers) and Cambridge. £229pp Bed and Breakfast, with the option to include dinner - £249pp DBB. The cost of admission to Bletchley Park is included. We have secured a number of single rooms with no supplement but these will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Travelling on Friday 2nd August we journey towards the highlight of our weekend, a visit to Bletchley Park. This is a heritage attraction which played a major role in World War II producing secret intelligence which had a big influence on the outcome of the conflict. We will be staying at the Royal Cambridge Hotel enabling us to spend Saturday 3rd August exploring the many attractions of this wonderful city.

As we make our way home on Sunday 4th August, we plan to make a stop en-route at a point of interest (Belton House & Gardens) to make the most of our weekend break.

Whilst we have a list of people who have already expressed their interest, it is essential that you now secure your place by emailing . At this stage, full payment will be required at time of booking. (cheques payable to Just for Groups) and sent to Hazel asap - please indicate if you wish the BB or DBB option, and the room type required at the time of booking. If you are interested then email Hazel Elderkin.

Thursday, 12 September 2019 - Quarterly Meeting 10.30am - Old Girls School, Sherburn LS25 6BL

November 2019 - Quarterly Meeting & Christmas Lunch 11.00am - To be confirmed

Following ideas from the June meeting, the team are exploring the idea of going to a Christmas market event possibly at a Stately home.  Watch this space for more details and a confirmed date.     This would be an alternative to a sit down Christmas lunch.

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 -

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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