Events & Outings

Please help the organisers by following these rules for booking a place:

  • To book an outing see one of the social committee in Sandbach Library between 9:30 am and 11 am on the date shown.
  • If you are not able to take your place on a trip, please inform the organiser.
  • If someone else will take your place on a trip, please give that person’s name to the organiser.
  • Please be at the departure point (normally the Military Arms) 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
  • Please ensure that the organiser has ticked off your name before you board the coach.

To see details of the items listed below, click on the highlighted title.

Sunset Boulevard Theatre Trip on Wednesday 1st November 2017 costing £34

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece Sunset Boulevard will be coming to the Palace in Manchester and you can join the trip to see it.

In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded silent-screen goddess Norma Desmond lives in a fantasy world. Impoverished screen writer Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive world and is seduced by her and her luxurious lifestyle. Joe becomes trapped in a claustrophobic world until his love for another woman leads him to try and break free, with dramatic consequences.

If this story appeals to you, buy a ticket at the members’ morning on 3rd April. Thereafter tickets will be available on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from the U3A desk in Sandbach library.

Trafford Centre on Monday 13th November 2017 costing £7

The casual observer might think this is a shopping trip but there was a surprising lack of parcels on the coach coming back last year. You may have a good look at all the wares on display and make yourself feel better by saving your money. Or you could stimulate the economy. It’s your choice.

The coach leaves the Military Arms in Sandbach at 9am and tickets will be available on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from the U3A desk in Sandbach library.

Worcester Victorian Fayre  on Friday 1st December 2017 costing £12.50

The Worcester Christmas Fayre is the leading Victorian-themed street market in the greater Midlands region, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.  Over 200 stalls fill the atmospheric streets of Worcester’s historic heart with the colours, sounds and irresistible aromas of Christmas for this extra special time of year. From sparkly jewellery and festive home decorations to traditional roast chestnuts and warming mulled wine – a wonderful range of products is waiting to be discovered within the local arts and crafts maker area, international area, festive gifts area and food court.
Embrace the Christmas spirit with the sounds of joyful choir and instrumental performances, view magical dance displays and travel back through time with juggling Victorian themed stilt walkers. Experience the fun of the Fayre as you step aboard the Victorian carousel and enjoy the ride whilst listening to the sounds of barrel organ music.
Make it an exciting, fun packed day out by combining your trip to the Fayre with a visit to Worcester’s historic attractions and exceptional range of independent boutiques and popular High Street names, or take the weight of your feet and relax in one of the city’s many cafes, pubs and restaurants.

The coach leaves the Military Arms in Sandbach at 9am and tickets will be available on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from the U3A desk in Sandbach library.

Settle to Carlisle Rail Trip on Wednesday 14 Mar 2018 costing £30

This will appeal to railway buffs and members of the long and the intermediate walk groups who have walked underneath the magnificent Ribblehead viaduct. Our group will take the 10:44 train from Settle (pulled by a diesel locomotive) and travel the scenic route to Carlisle. There you will have time for lunch and some sightseeing before the bus leaves at 15:30. On the way back the coach will stop at Tebay services so you can collect some delicacies from their award-winning shop.

The coach leaves the Military Arms in Sandbach at 8am and tickets will be available on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from the U3A desk in Sandbach library.

Miss Saigon Theatre Trip on Thursday 12 April 2018 costing £50

The story goes as follows: In the last days of the Vietnam War, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work in a Saigon bar. There she meets and falls in love with an American GI named Chris but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For three years Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son. If you still want to see the show, tickets will be available on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from the U3A desk in Sandbach library.

The coach takes you at 9:30 am from the Military Arms in Sandbach toManchester where you may enjoy its many delights until the matinee performance starts at 2:30pm in the Palace Theatre.

Day Trip to York on Tuesday 15 May 2018 costing £10

The coach will arrive in York at 10:30 where you may explore some of the many delights of this popular city. You will have to choose from topics such as history, railways, chocolate, the Minster, sightseeing or old-fashioned shopping in the Shambles. There may also be an optional guided walk and, if you can muster the strength to get back to the coach, it will leave at 16:30.

The coach leaves the Military Arms in Sandbach at 8:30am and tickets will be available on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from the U3A desk in Sandbach library.

Holiday in Greenwich in May 2018 costing from £327

There will be a four night break on 18th May 2018 to Maritime Greenwich on a Bed and Breakfast basis. There is a variety of restaurants and eateries in close proximity to the hotel for other meals.
A full itinerary includes a City cruise on the Thames, a visit to the Cutty Sark, a local guide will give us a walking tour of Greenwich ending at the National Maritime Museum then some free time to explore at leisure.
Booking for this holiday is on 22nd September 2017, between 9.00-11,30 in the Marriot room, Sandbach Library.

Kite Runner theatre trip to Buxton on Wednesday 30 May 2018 costing £37

Following an outstanding West End Run, this unforgettable theatrical tour de force comes to Buxton.
Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, this haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.
Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither Hassan nor Amir can foresee the terrible incident which will shatter their lives forever.

Judging by the write-up, this is a two hanky production. Be prepared!

The coach leaves the Military Arms in Sandbach at 9:30am and tickets will be available on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from the U3A desk in Sandbach library.

Tour Black & White Villages of Herefordshire on Thursday 21 Jun 2018 costing £16

The trail, as the name suggests, is characterised by the large number of timbered and half-timbered houses in the area some dating from medieval times, others from more recent periods. It is just like Northwich without the subsidence and chemical industry.
The Black & White Village Trail goes through some of the prettiest villages and most beautiful landscape in England. The 40 mile circular trail leads west from the ancient town of Leominster, through a rich landscape of orchards, hopyards and distant hills, taking in the most picturesque black and white villages along the way as well as the little market town of Kington.
The villages are more than just pretty places to visit. Each one has its own character and community, with tea-rooms, shops, craft workshops and pubs waiting to welcome the visitor. A Blue Badge guide will board the coach in Leominster to inform you of the history of the villages you pass through.

You may take lunch in Hay on Wye and buy some books for the journey home. Allow for a possible return time of 8pm.

The coach leaves the Military Arms in Sandbach at 8am and tickets will be available on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from the U3A desk in Sandbach library.

The Gems of Southern Ireland 14th October 18 – 5 Days – £599

A truly charming tour encompassing the traditions, hospitality and beauty of Southern Ireland. Just a few of the highlights to relish from our 4* Hotels; The Ring of Kerry, Kilkenny, Killarney, Blarney Castle and a tour of the famous Jameson Whisky distillery.
Book your holiday direct with the Regent Travel team on Tel 01785 818852.
Meet the Regent Travel team on Tuesday 23rd January, 9.00am to 11.30am at Sandbach Library. They will be available to answer questions and take any last minute bookings for the holidays in Greenwich and Ireland.