Happy Days, Overnight Stays and Holidays

We are very fortunate in our U3A, we have members who put in a lot of work in organising trips for our pleasure and enjoyment, including overnight stays, holidays abroad and not forgetting Group Leaders who also organise trips for the benefit of their groups. (This isn’t a definitive list; it is just for information and reference). I don’t think we appreciate how much effort and sometimes the stress this involves.

Happy Days, Overnight Stays, & Holidays

Dec 2011 Richmond Georgian Theatre ‘Sinbad’.

Dec 2012 Castle Howard Christmas with private lunch venue.

July 2013 Hampton Court

Dec 2014 Heighley Gate Garden Centre and Alnwick Castle Treehouse for lunch.

Nov 2015 Chatsworth House Christmas Decorations. Denby Dale

June 2016 Castle Howard

Nov 2016 Albert Hall for Classical Spectacular Concert and Windsor

July 2017 Liverpool, Cheshire Oaks and RHS Garden Show Tatton Park

Nov 2017 Wynyard Hall Christmas Fayre and Acklam Hall for Afternoon tea.

Aug 2018 Edinburgh Tattoo/Royal Yacht and the Kelpies

Dec 2018 Castle Howard House Christmas Decorations

Sept 2019 Holmfirth Winery

Sept 2019 Glasgow and the Kelpies

Nov 2019 Wynyard Hall Christmas Fayre

Dec 2019 Mainsgill Farm Shop and Richmond Georgian Theatre, Aladdin Pantomime.

Dec 2019 Tyneside Cinema “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Hampton Court Flower Show




Austria Twice




Monet’s Garden Paris, Coach Tour

Norwegian Fjords Cruise

Sweden Cruise

River Cruise Danube (Cancelled due to Covid19)

Milan (Arranged by Art Appreciation)

Gerlingen (Link & Learn)

Trips Organised for Groups

2013: April 18th – first Red Hatters outing took placeat Lumley Castle for afternoon tea in the

Baron’s Hall.
August 1st – Durham Riverboat Cruise and afternoon tea.
October – Ghost Hunt Crook Hall

2014: Train trip to York and lunch at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant

2015:  17th April Afternoon Tea Beamish Hall
6th October Train trip to Edinburgh Treasure Trail
10th October Curry Train
27th November Afternoon Tea Bayberry Hollow Tanfield Village

2016: 26th April Lunch at Blackfriars – talk given by the Owner about history of Blackfriars
28th June Visit to Harewood House

2020: 12th March 2020 to see Giovani Pernice from Strictly Come Dancing.

Harrogate Flower Show (4 Times)

Tyne River Cruise


Feb 2018 Harrogate

Customs House South Shields