Out and About

Co-ordinator Peter Calver

Contact Co-ordinator

When:  Various.
Where:  Various.
Cost:  See visit details below.

The Out and About group is now up and running again. Peter Calver is the nominally the co-ordinator but he is equally assisted by Angela Reid, Juliet Hancox and Judy Hornigold.

The purpose of the Group is to visit local places of interest (by public transport or self drive) as well as coach excursions. This group is open to all members of the Balsall Common u3a and all activities will be advertised to the whole membership.

If you have any suggestions for visits, either local or afar, please email the Co-ordinator, or telephone 07836 230464.

Future Visits:

  • Sunday 12th February Snowdrop Sunday at Temple Balsall.

    Snowdrops are one of the first flowers of Spring, and the Out and About Group are inviting members to join together and visit Temple Balsall on Sunday 12th February for Snowdrop Sunday, to view the natural flora and fauna of this historic location.

    Our afternoon visit will start at 2.00pm from the Old Hall where tea and cake will be available at a cost of 2.50–3.00, and an informal tour will commence with the Breadwalk, the beautiful path leading from Fen End Road, past the Court, skirting the Churchyard and the Old Hall. Tea and cakes are available from 2pm and 4.30pm.

    Parking is available on Fen End Road West (not the school car park). Leave Balsall Common on Balsall St. (B4101) turn left into Fen End Road as you approach Temple Balsall. Drive past the school, and the Temple House drive, and just around the bend, past a 40 mph speed sign, is a right hand turn, there you will find the car park.

    Please let Peter Calver petercalver@outlook.com know you are attending as I will be welcoming members. Consider car-sharing if you have friends who wish to go.

    Best Regards, Angela Reid.

  • Wednesday 17th May Coach Excursion to Kew Gardens.

    The Out and About Group are pleased to inform members about the planned coach trip to Kew Gardens on Wednesday 17th May. Angela Reid has arranged the visit and will be looking for a very good response as soon as possible for those keen to join us on this special day.

    The Coach is booked to leave Balsall Common, from outside the Library at 8.30am and drive to Elizabeth Gate, Kew Gardens. The Coach will pick us up at 4.30pm from Kew and drop us back to the library. Any members who wish to drive to the pick-up point can use the library car park. The Coach is classed as luxury as it has air conditioning, a PA System, a toilet and tea and coffee making facilities on board.

    The cost including Coach Travel and entrance to Kew Gardens will be 33.50 per person, those over 65 1.00 less.

    We expect this trip will be extremely popular so we ask members who are interested in joining us to email Peter Calver petercalver@outlook.com or telephone/text 07836 230464 to register their interest. However seats will not be reserved until full payment is made. Payment methods will be advised to interested members by email.

Please let me know as soon as possible if you want to participate on any of these visits, or you need more information. The visits are subject to maximum numbers of participants, so it is first come first served. Payment details will be advised. We can accept cheques payable to Balsall Common u3a or bank transfer.

Please contact petercalver@outlook.com.


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