We will start our day at Jak Hansons Outlet in Standish.  This is a family owned business selling cut price clothnig, shoes, linen, cards and lots lots more including a Food Hall and Butchers sellling locally produced meat.  Time to visit their Paddock Restaurant for a tea/coffee etc.  Then we will be off to the comfortable Shaw Hill Hotel and Golf Spa in Chorley.  A lovely Hotel set in beautiful grounds which includes a golf course.  Here we will have a 3 course meal in their Vardons Restaurant overlooking the golf course, which has an enviable reputation for good food and the Chefs source as much local food as possible.

When?  Friday 23rd February 2018.  Dep.9.30am  Ret. 4.30pm.  Price £24 includes 3 course lunch.  Seats will be on sale at our table on Tuesday 28h November 2017

Enchanting Essex

free-vector-essex_084834_essexWould you like to join us on our interesting trip to Enchanting Essex? Thurs.12th July 2018 to Mon.16th July 2018. Staying at the Hilton, Eight Ash, Nr.Colchester, for a 5 day/4 night/dinner/bed/ breakfast/including excursions.  The Hotel has all the usual facilities including en suite, tv., tea/coffee making/ hairdryer etc. We have several interesting excursions and full details will be available at our table.

When?   seats will be on sale at our table on Tuesday 10th October 2018. Price £380 Sing.Supp.£80 Deposit £50 Optional Insurance £25 (upper age limit 85)

See the brochure here.


Short Break – Enchanting Essex

Final details are now available for this trip.12th July 2018 to 16th July 2018 at the Hilton Hotel, EightAsh, Nr.Colchester, Essex.  5 days/4 nights DBB + Excursions.  Price £380  Deposit £50  Sing.Supp.£80. Insurance £25 (upper age limit is 85) Bookings will be taken at Day Trips table on Tuesday 10th October 2017 (can’t do it any sooner as we are currently collecting Turkey n Tinsel cheques)

Click here for the brochure.

Short break: 12-16 July 2018

ADVANCE NOTICE Are you thinking about holidays for next year?  You might be interested in our Short Break to Enchanting Essex.  Staying at the Hilton just outside Colchester, for 5 days 4 nights dinner/bed/breakfast. We have a very interesting itinerary which includes trips to Cursborough Hall Farm Countryside Centre en route, a visit to Southend on Sea, tour of a Vineyard with tastings, a visit to Sudbury an ancient market town famous for silk weaving and is where Thomas Gainsborough was born, crossing the border into Suffolk  a visit to Kentwell Tudor Mansion a much loved lived in family home and a rare breeds farm,beautiful gardens, Tip Tree Jam Museum and famous tea rooms and a steam train ride.Visit on the return journey to be arranged.The approximate price to be confirmed is .£380  Sing.Supp. currently being negotiated at around £80 (all entrances included).  Full details will be available soon at the Day Trips Table – watch this space!!


We are booked to visit the Plaza Cinema and Variety Theatre Stockport for a ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour.  The Plaza was built in 1932 and many “famous faces” have appeared over the years and still do to-day. There has been an ongoing renovation and improvement programme which has successfully brought it back to its’ original Art Deco state.  We will have a behind the scenes tour, showcasing all that goes into the presentation of productions at this venue and what the general public does not normally see.  After this interesting tour we will have a Soup/Sandwich lunch followed by tea/coffee in their beautiful Aimagesrt Deco Cafe.  On our way home we will stop off at the famous family owned Bents Garden Centre with time to have a look round, have an afternoon cup of tea/coffee with one of their delicious cakes, maybe a chilled wine. An opportunity to inspect their wonderful Christmas Displays which will be on show

When? Monday 13th November 2017.  Dep.9.l5am  Ret.6pm  Price £22 includes guided tour/soup/sandwich lunchSeats will be on sale at our table at the Baptist Church Tues.19th September 2017

Day Trips – Festive Lunch

Our first call will be to the innovative and popular, Greenlands Farm Village  near Carnforth.  A former dairy farm, it is has now been converted into an interesting venue. There is a comfy coffee shop serving drinks and home made cakes, etc. There are a variety of artisan shops including wine, cheese, Cheesecake Emporium, butchers selling local produce, Gift Shops where you might find some stocking fillers, presents, Garden Centre,  which is sure to have a selection of festive plants, Home Made Chocolates and a lot 2014-04-29-11.58.41-1-e1426027984266more.  Then we will be off to the 4* Grange Hotel, Grange over Sands, set in its own grounds and with an enviable reputation for comfort and food.  We will have a 3 course lunch (no choice of meal slip, choose on the day)  with a good selection from their festive menu followed by tea/coffee and mince pies.

When?  Wed. 6th December 2017. Dep. 9.30am  Ret. 6pm Price: £29 inc.3 course lunch/coffee/mince pies. Seats can be booked at our table on Tuesday 25th July

New Day Trip

A day with welcome-to-ena-milla difference.  We will start with a visit to Ena Mill in Atherton, reputedly named after a Spanish Queen.  This Cotton Spinning  Mill was built in l908 and is a Grade !! listed building,  It is a magnificent example of our Industrial Heritage. After spinning thousands of yards of cotton is was closed in the 1990’s.   It is now converted in a fantastic open space on the ground floor as an Emporium with something for everyone and a nice Coffee Shop.  Maybe a chance to start some early Christmas shopping for stocking fillers etc.  Onto the family owned Rivington Hall Barn Bolton.  which dates 1000x588 back to the 12th Century.  It still retains original features and huge Saxon beams. We will have a 2 course lunch followed by tea/coffee and then we will sit back and enjoy an afternoon of entertainment from the well known Lancashire Folk Group The Houghton Weavers.  Formed in l975 they have had their own BBC series Set Thee Down and a BBC Radio 2 show.  They are easy to listen to and there is gentle humour appealing to all ages.  Time for a last drink before leaving for home

WHEN? Wed.18th October 2017  Depart 9.15am Return 6pm.  Price £25 includes 2 course lunch with tea/coffee and Houghton Weavers Concert.  Seats will be on sale at our table on Tuesday 11th July 2017.