Thursday 23rd June 2016 – We will be visiting Lotherton Hall, Leeds, which is a beautiful Edwardian Manor House and Estate, originally owned by the Gascoigne Family.  It is packed full of interesting features.  There is the House, the beautiful Gardens, award winning Bird Garden, Stables and Carriages, lots more and if you feel like it lovely woodland walks.

We will arrive and be served with tea/coffee followed by a guided tour of this interesting Mansion, the current exhibition is all about Florence Nightingale.  A buffet lunch will be served with tea/coffee and then we will have a guided tour of the gardens which should be stunning at this time of the year.  There will be time to have a stroll yourselves round the  bird garden with its’ many species, visit the gift shop etc.etc.

Depart 8.30am  Ret.6pm   Price £23 inc morning coffee/guided tours/buffet lunch. Seats will be on sale at our table on Tuesday lst March 2016




Day Trips


As we frequently have to pay up front prior to any visit for coach hire, entrance fees, teas/coffees, guided tours/meals etc., we would like to remind everyone that balance of payment for your trip is due 4 weeks before the date of the trip  This enables us to meet our obligations.  It also stops us having to ring members with a reminding message which is time consuming and costly. Your co-operation in this matter would be greatly appreciated.  Many thanks – Marj Atlay, Day Trips Leader


Wednesday 20th April 2016  Leaving Maghull we will head for the popular  Tweedmill Factory Shopping Outlet, in Wales, with its wide choice of fashion, deli, farm shop, gardening products, shoes etc. Time to have coffee and some lunch in their reasonably priced restaurant or light bite bar and, of course, to participate in some retail therapy.

We will then proceed to Ruthin to  Patchwork Pâté, a family run artisan  pâté-making Company. They make  various different flavoured pates including vegetarian varieties  Here we will have an interesting talk about the history of the Company, a guided tour and tastings, followed by Tea/coffee.  There is also a shop where you can purchase a wide range of Welsh food products including unusual chutneys and jams as used by TV Chefs. Dep.9.15am  Ret.6pm  Price £15 inc.guided tour etc. Seats will be on sale at our table on Tues.19th January 2016.


It was a long time in planning but Fri.4th December saw us off on a Holmeswood Coach first to High Legh Garden Centre, Knutsford.  It is a good Centre with lots of choice and I think the cards were flashed quite a lot as everyone seemed to have bags of something or other.  We left there for the Forest Hills Hotel, Frodsham.  A comfortable, privately owned Best Western Hotel with super panoramic views of the Mersey Estuary.  After eventually taking our seats, we were served with a delicious meal, accompanied by plenty of wine, followed by coffee and stollen.  A good day was had by all.

Short Break – Dorset


Mon.16th May to Friday 20th May 2016 – A 5 day/4 night break/ dinner/bed/breakfast plus 3 excursions has been designed for us by Airedale Tours.  Staying at the comfortable Crown Hotel in Weymouth which has all the usual facilities and  is close to the quaint busy harbour, town centre, promenade etc. Continue reading


A new trip has been arranged for Thurs.25th February 2016.  We will pay a visit to the ever popular Trafford Centre where you can “Shop Till You Drop!!!’  Then by popular request we are making a return visit to Olympus Fish and Chips, Bolton for a 2 course  fish and chip lunch (veggie or alternative choice available) followed by tea/coffee.  Time to visit Bolton Market, which has just undergone a multi million pound upgrade with its’ wide choice of foodie and other goods.  Then back we go to Olympus for an afternoon tea. Trip departs from the Square at 9.l5am Price £19 inc.lunch and afternoon tea. Seats will be on sale at our table on Tuesday 13th October 2015.