We will start our day by visiting the lovely village of Ironbridge set on the banks of the River Severn, in the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire.  The shops, tearooms etc. parade alongside the River Severn so you can enjoy a coffee with a view. It is also home to the iconic Iron Bridge built originally in l779. This magnificent monument stands as one of the greatest symbols of where the Industrial Revolution began and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a walk across the bridge, there are lovely river views either side. Visit the tiny Toll House Museum built on  the bridge which is where, in days gone by, you had to pay a toll to cross the river. For the energetic there are lovely walks along the embankment.  Then we are off to Blists Hill Victorian Town Living Museum, where you can take a step back in time and experience what everyday life was like in the late l800’s/early 1900’s. Here we can visit the shops, cottages, the Pharmacy, Candle Workshop, Blacksmiths etc. visit the Pub and buy fish and chips cooked in the old fashioned way, even use old money and lots more.

When? Wed.19th June 2024.  Dep.8.30am Ret.6pm. Seats will be on sale at our table on Tuesday 16th April. Price: £29 inc.entrance to Blists Hill

Day Trips Membership Renewal

I have a trip on the 18th April 2024 to Heskin Hall and have noticed that two or three members, on that trip, have not renewed their Membership. Our new Financial and Membership year has now started and It is important that your Membership is renewed before that date as it has knock on effects for insurance etc. So if you have not yet renewed please think about doing so. Many thanks

NEW Day Trips 5 day Festive Break

A booking has been made with Alfa Travel for 5 days/4 nights Dinner/Bed/Breakfast, staying at the Anchor Head Hotel, Weston Super Mare which is a lovely place to visit. This is one of Alfa’s Leisureplex Hotels, set with sea views close to local amenities. All the comfortable  rooms are en suite with all the usual facilities we expect. Entertainment and excursions to be included.(excursions not finalised yet but this is a good area for interesting Cities and Countryside eg Bath, Bristol, Wells, Cheddar etc.). This late break comes just in time to enjoy a chance to relax before the Christmas epic sets in, enjoy good company and be looked after. (Someone else to wonder “what’s for tea?”)

When?? Mon.11th Nov.2024 to Fri 15th Nov.2024. Price: £309pp (some sea view rooms available at £25pp) will be less when group discount is applied). Deposit £50pp. (Cheques to be made payable to ALFA TRAVEL) Seats will be on sale at our table on Tues.9th April 2024.  ONE TWIN ROOM LEFT – ALL SOLD


We will start our day with a visit to Holker Hall, Cark in Cartmel, which is a beautiful, comfortable family home, owned by the Cavendish Family. You can touch, sit and generally explore, even play the piano if you are so inclined. When you have finished admiring the House, there is the Food Hall which prides itself on selling local produce, the Cafe & Courtyard, Gift Shop etc. Then into 25 acres of splendid, landscaped gardens, a Deer Herd, sunken garden etc. and one of the top 50 British trees. A 17thC Great Holker Lime with a girth of 7′ 6″. This is a good month for their Rhododendron display. Plenty of time to explore and admire. THEN we are off to the family owned Bay View Garden Centre set on the shores of Morecambe Bay. Just the right time to be looking at buying your plants for the season. Plenty to see including their Cafe which overlooks the splendid views across Morecambe Bay to the Lake District.

WHEN? Wed.15th May 2024.  Dep.9am  Ret.6pm. Price:  £25 Inc.Holker Hall/Gardens. Seats will be on sale at our table on Tuesday 12th March 2024.


PLEASE NOTE there will be no Day Trips Table on Tuesday 20th February 2024. Back on the 27th February as usual

IF YOU ARE on  the Heskin Hall Trip on the 18th April 2024, and you haven’t already done so, please pick up/return your choice of meal slip on the 27th February. Many thanks. Regards Marj


We will start our day with a visit to Heskin Hall Shopping Village Nr.Chorley.  Set in open countryside. Plenty of interest here  and a selection of individually owned shops. The perfect place if your are looking for a special something. There is a nice cafe, Hepplestones Art Gallery, Ice Cream Parlour and a selection of fresh food outlets.  Then we will cross over to Heskin Hall. A Lancashire Tudor Manor House dating back to the l500’s. with an interesting history. It is now one of the largest antique centres in the North West with individually owned antique outlets. Here we will have a 2 course hot meal followed by tea/coffee. We will then have a talk (subject to be confirmed but relating to the property) and time to wander and see some of the valuables on offer.

WHEN?? Thursday 18th April 2024. Departing 9.15am Returning 5pm. Price: £25 inc. 2 course lunch/tea/coffee. Seats will be on sale at our table on Tuesday  6th February 2024.


Welcome to our first new Day Trip of 2024.  We will start our day with a visit to BBC Radio Lancashire Blackburn.  Set in the Town Centre in close proximity to one of the Country’s newest Cathedrals, Shopping and plenty of Coffee Shops to spoil you for choice.  We will have an opportunity to go behind the scenes and see how a busy local radio performs and gathers their news, information etc. There is also a short talk by one of their well known presenters. Then we will be off to the comfortable Astley Bank Hotel, set in its’ own lovely grounds. We will have a soup/buffet lunch followed by tea/coffee.

WHEN?? Wednesday 20th March. Depart 8.45am  Ret.5ish. Price: £30 inc. buffet lunch. Seats will be on sale at our table on Tues.30th January 2024. Seats are restricted to 35 limited by size of venue


Please make a note of the following dates for your diary: Wed.20th March   Wed.17th April    Wed. 22nd May.  Full details will follow soon. If you have any specific places you would like to visit or special places you would like to eat.  Please come and discuss it with us.