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.
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY, Sunday 12th June 2022 to Saturday 18th June 2022
We will be staying at the Cairndale Hotel and Leisure Club ***. Possible places of interest we may visit are the Devils Porridge Museum, Threave Castle and Gardens, Drumlanrig Castle, Alloway and the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Dumfries House, Logan Botanic Gardens and Kirkcudbright.
SUFFOLK AND ESSEX, Sunday 17th July 2022 to Friday 22th July 2022
We will be staying at the Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa****; this is located in the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just outside Colchester. Possible places of interest we may visit are: Helmingham Hall, Sutton Hoo, Kentwell Hall, Lavenham Guildhall, Gainsborough’s House, Colchester Castle, Paycocke’s House, Beth Chatto Gardens, House on the Hill Toy Museum and Melford Hall.
YORKSHIRE, Sunday 4th September 2022 to Saturday 10th September 2022
We will be staying at the Rendezvous Hotel***; this is alongside the famous Leeds Liverpool Canal, less than a mile from the Centre of the market town of Skipton. Possible places we may visit are: Nostell Priory, Saltaire, Riddlesden Hall, Castle Howard (full day visit), ‘the World of James Herriot’ Museum and Thirsk Museum, Ripon Cathedral and Newby Hall. A free day will give the opportunity to enjoy Skipton and the surrounding area, with our evening meal being enjoyed on board the ‘Graceful Swan’; this takes us along the Leeds Canal to enjoy the scenery of the Yorkshire Dales.