Holidays are organised by volunteers, backed by a professional and experienced holiday company. The holidays are announced in the Winter newsletter and an application form is included 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 holiday than places are available, a waiting list will be maintained by the Holiday Organiser.

Some holidays may not be full, but still full enough to run, so it is possible that places may still be available after the closing date, particularly if you can be flexible regarding room type. To check, look at the Latest News page and then contact the Holiday Organiser.

If you are already booked on a holiday, or are on a waiting list, and need to cancel please contact the Holiday Organiser as soon as possible; an escalating set of charges are applied to cancellations if it is not possible to reallocate your place.


Sunday 7th May to Thursday 11th May

We will be staying at the DoubleTree Hilton ****, which is on the picturesque
waterfront of England’s oldest inland harbour at Brayford Wharf.
Our provisional itinerary includes: free time in Stamford; a guided tour of Burghley House; a walking tour of Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle and then free time to explore the city; a tour of the Georgian market town of Newark with a short cruise on the River Trent and Southwell workhouse (NT); a guided tour of Doddington Hall, which is surrounded by lovely gardens and has an excellent restaurant and farm shop; Gainsborough Old Hall; and Belton House(NT).


Sunday 11th June to Friday 16th June 2023

We will be staying at the Mercure Hotel **** located in countryside near the village of Albrighton, about 4 miles from Shrewsbury.
Our provisional itinerary includes: Compton Verney Art Gallery; a full day in Ironbridge Gorge, including Coalport China Museum and Jackfield Tile Museum, and Blists Hill Victorian Museum; Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery; Birmingham Back to Backs (NT); Stokesay Castle and free time in Ludlow; a steam train from Kidderminster, on a line which mostly follows the River Seven, and free time to explore Bridgenorth; a morning tour of Shrewsbury with free time; Shugborough Estate (NT) which is set on the river Sow; and Black Country Living Museum.


Monday 25th September to Friday 29th September

We will be staying at the St Pierre Marriott Hotel and Country Club ****, that is housed within an historic 14th century manor home on the outskirts of Chepstow and surrounded by 400 acres of parkland.
Our provisional itinerary includes: Lacock Abbey (NT); Museum of Welsh Life in St Fagans; Tredegar House (NT) near Newport; a scenic morning drive through the Wye Valley; Berkeley Castle; a morning guided tour of Cardiff, including the Senedd, the exterior of the Norwegian Sailor’s Church and exterior of the Wales Millennium Centre; Royal Mint Visitor Centre; and SS Great Britain and Being Brunel.