Day Visits are organised by volunteers and visit places of interest that are typically a comfortable coach journey from Reading.  All day visits start in central Reading, the time being determined by the nature of the day.  The coach returns to central Reading and may make one additional drop-off stop depending on the route taken.

The Day Visits are announced in the Summer and Winter newsletters, each having a 6 month programme. An application form is  included with each newsletter which must be submitted by a specified closing date.  Places will be allocated according to a tried and trusted scheme that aims to provide a fair allocation of places to members.  Specifically places are not allocated on a response date basis; no allocation takes place until after the closing date.  Where more members have applied for a Day Visit than places are available a waiting list will be maintained by the organiser.  It is quite common for all those on the waiting list to eventually get a place.

Some Day Visits may not be full, but still full enough to run, so it is possible that places may still be available after the closing date.  To check, look at the Latest News page and then contact the organiser.

If you are already booked on a Day Visit, or are on a waiting list, and need to cancel, please contact the organiser as soon as possible.  A refund will only be made after the visit or event if the seat etc can be re-sold, less an administration charge of £2.

Current Day Visits

Thur 25th July 2019    Paycocke's House and Garden and Grange Barn, Coggleshall, Essex
Thur 8th August 2019    Westwood Manor and Harold Peto Garden, Bradford-on-Avon, Wilts 
Tue 13th August 2019     Ashdown Forest Explorer, East Sussex  
Wed 18th September 2019    Camden Market and Cruise, London  
Wed 25th September 2019     Rodmarton Manor and Malmesbury, Wiltshire 
Thur 3rd October 2019   Kingston Bagpuize House and Basildon Park
Thur 10th October 2019   Nymans Gardens and House, West Sussex
Thur 17th October 2019   Dyrham Park, near Bath, Gloucestershire
Wed 23rd October 2019   Vintage Essex
Thur 31st October 2019
  Arundel Castle and Grounds, West Sussex
Tue 5th November 2019   Bombay Sapphire Distillery Tour and The Vyne
Thur 21st November 2019   Christmas Lights at Kew Gardens
Wed 27th November 2019   Christmas at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire
Mon 2nd December 2019   Plaisterers' Hall and Museum of London
Sat 8th February 2020
  Two Temple Place, London WC2
Mon 10th February 2020
  Royal Albert Hall and Victoria and Albert Museum Tours, London
Thur 27th February 2020   Hall Place and Gardens, Bexley, Kent
Tue 3rd March 2020
  Cliveden House and Gardens, Buckinghamshire
Wed 11th March 2020
  Guildhall Galleries and Bank of England, London
Wed 25th March 2020
  National Space Centre and Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester




Theatre Visits

Theatre visits are organised by volunteers and visit a number of venues within south-east England including London.  The group provides a programme of plays, dramas, musicals and dance to appeal to all tastes.  Shows are usually matinees, and the visits start at, and return to central Reading.  Group bookings can often achieve good ticket prices, and of course the cost to members will also include the coach and driver's tip.  A specific arrangement operates for Theatre Visit booking because of the fluid schedules of the performances.  Details of how to join the Theatre Group Mailing list will be found in the bi-annual newsletter.

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