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Congleton U3A has several interest Groups which arrange UK Day Trips, Holidays (both UK and Overseas), Theatre Visits and visits to Clonter Opera from time to time for U3A Members. See details of current opportunities at the bottom of this page.
If you wish to receive information on any of the following, please click on the appropriate link to take you to the Group, where, if you are logged in, you can contact the Group Leader, or request to join the Group.
Please note that all events are only available to Members of Congleton U3A. Further information on all outings is available to Members, when logged in, on the Travel & Entertainment page.
UK BREAKS - please click here to go to the UK Breaks Group
UK DAY TRIPS - please click here to go to the UK Day Trips Group
OVERSEAS HOLIDAYS - please click here to go to the Overseas Holidays Group
THEATRE VISITS - please click here to go to the Theatre Visits Group
CLONTER OPERA - please click here to go to the Clonter Opera Group
Registering in a group will enable the Group Leader to keep you informed by e-mail of future opportunities. If you do not have access to e-mail, the Group Leader will contact you by your preferred contact methods specified by you when you joined U3A.
All information and booking forms for the next twelve months are available on the notice boards in St. John's HQ and New Life Church.
All Travel & Entertainment events at the time of advertising are provisional and maybe subject to change or cancellation. The cost of each event will be based on the number of people attending and what is included. eg. entry fees etc..
Page last updated : 24 September 2017
|8th April 2018||Durham, Beamish and the Bowes Museum||8th - 11th April|
Three nights half board at the Derwent Manor Hotel Allensford. Full programme of visits including a full day at Beamish and at Durham. Also visiting the Bowes Museum and Nostell Priory. Luxury coach travel with local pick up points.
|14th May 2018||Krakow and Zakopane Mountains||14th - 18th May|
Hotel in centre of Krakow which includes dinner on the first and last night.
A half day city tour, half day tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mines and a full day visit to Auschwitz is included.
There is an optional full day tour to Zakopane Mountains and funicular to Gubalowka Mount
|22nd May 2018||South Coast & Isle of Wight||22nd - 29th May 2018|
Three nights half board in the Macdonald Botley Park Hotel and Spa. Visits to Winchester, Mottisfont (NT), the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, the Weald and Downland Living Museum, Tangmere Military Aviation Musuem and Beaulieu.
After crossing to the Isle of Wight for three nights half board at Bourne Hall Hotel, visits to Osborne House and other island attractions. Visiting Salisbury on return journey.
Luxury coach travel throughout with close-to-home pick up points. All entrance fees are included in the cost of the holiday except National Trust properties.
|20th July 2018||Annual London Weekend||20th - 22nd July|
Two nights bed and breakfast in the 5 star Grange Holborn Hotel with use of indoor swimming pool. Ten minutes walk from the British Museum and Oxford Street. Close to Covent Garden and Theatreland. Optional excursion to Petworth House (NT) on Saturday. Luxury coach travel with local pick up points.
|8th October 2018||Southern India||11 days flying Manchester to Bangalore, returning Kochi to Manchester.|
Mysore - Maharaja's Palace, Chamundeshwari Temple
Kabini - Jungle Safari in Nagarhole National Park, Boat Safari
Kochi - Dutch Palace, Paradesi Synagogue (optional), Fort Cochin, Kathakali Performance
Alleppey - Backwater Cruise
Mararikulam - 2 free days
|24th November 2018||Harry Potter Weekend||24th - 25th November|
An opportunity for 48 lucky people to visit the Warner Brothers Film Studio near London for a three hour behind-the-scenes walking tour of the actual studios used when making the Harry Potter films. Visit the “Forbidden Forest” and meet the Hippogriff and the Acromantula. See the authentic sets, costumes and props used.
Overnight stay at the Holiday Inn Express near London. Then make our way back north, making a stop at another interesting, festive venue yet to be decided.