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

Date
     
Wed 7th February 2018     South Kensington Museums, London 
Wed 28th February 2018   78 Derngate and the Guildhall, Northampton 
Thurs 15th March 2018     Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (The Neasden Hindu Temple), London 
Wed 21st March 2018     Stansted House and Hinton Ampner, Hampshire  
Wed 28th  March 2018    Claydon House and Ascott House, Buckinghamshire
Thur 19th April  2018   Bristol Blue Glass and Oakham Treasures
Wed 25th April 2018    Standen House and Gardens, West Sussex 
Fri 4th May 2018    Lambeth Palace and Garden 
Thur 17th May 2018    Painshill 18th Century Landscape Garden, Surrey 
Wed 30th May 2018    Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent 
Wed 6th June 2018    St Albans and Frogmore Paper Mill, Hertfordshire  
Sat 23rd June 2018    Woburn Abbey and Garden Show, Bedfordshire  
Wed 4th July 2018     Uppark House, West Sussex 
Tue 17th July 2018    Corsham Court and Gardens, Wiltshire  
Tue 14th  August 2018   Boat Trip on the River Thames  
Tue 21st  August 2018    Chavenage House and Tetbury, Gloucestershire  
Tue 18th September 2018    Anglesey Abbey and Lode Mill, Cambridgeshire  
Thur 20th September 2018     Downton Abbey Country and the Port Meadow Cruise, Oxfordshire 
Wed 26th  September 2018    Wells, Somerset - Bishops Palace and Gardens 

                       

 

 

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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