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

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       
Tue 2nd  October 2018   Tyntesfield, North Somerset                    
Thur 11th  October 2018    Lacock Abbey and Lacock Village, plus Avebury Manor and Stone Circle, Wiltshire
Thur 18th  October 2018     Harvington Hall, Kidderminster, Worcestershire           
Wed 31st October 2018     78 Derngate and the Guildhall, Northampton               
Thur 8th  November 2018    Houses of Parliament, London                        
Thur 22nd November 2018    Stonor House and Country Homes and Interiors Christmas, Henley on Thames    
Thur 29th November 2018    Cruising into Christmas in London                      
Tue 5th   February 2019    Design Museum, Kensington, London                 
Wed 20th  February 2019     Festival of Orchids and Temperate House, Kew Gardens, London       
Fri 8th  March 2019     'Heelis' National Trust Headquarters, Swindon with Steam and Shopping     
Wed 13th  March 2019     Osterley Park and House,  Isleworth  
Wed 20th  March 2019    Marianne North Gallery at Kew Gardens, London          
Sat 23rd   March 2019     Musical Tour of Westminster Abbey and Supper, London          
Wed 27th  March 2019    Wimpole Estate, Royston, Cambridgeshire 




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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