Cheddar Gorge Cheese Co

Tuesday 8th October 2019

Cost is £11.00 includes Visitor Centre admission, Coach & Driver Tip.

We will arrive in the Gorge around 10.30 am where you can have tea/coffee and something to eat. There are plenty of restaurants/cafes in the area or visit the attractions – see below.

One Group will visit the Visitor Centre at the back of the shop at 1.30 pm and the second Group at 1.45 pm depending on visiting numbers. While waiting each Group can take advantage of the cheese tasting in the shop.

Optional visit – Explorer ticket – see below – £14.95

Explorer Ticket Attractions include:

  1. Gough’s Cave – Largest of the showcaves, Ancient Monument – Cheddar Man Skeleton found here in 1903. Guided Tour or Audio Guide if required. Visit takes approximately 45 mins.
  2. Museum of Prehistory – Artefacts of great historical importance discovered in the Cheddar area, gain a valuable insight on prehistoric living.
  3. Dreamhunters at Cox’s Cave – This is a multimedia experience, walk in the footsteps of our ancestors as you discover the adventures of early man – 30 mins. Contains flashing lights, images and strobe lighting effects.
  4. Beyond the View – A cinematic journey through the Gorge – 15 mins.
  5. Jacob’s Ladder and Lookout Tower.
  6. Cliff Top Walk.


For further information or to book please see your Autumn Newsletter or contact the Groups Co-ordinator.

Fishbourne Roman Villa


There are places available on a coach trip to Fishbourne Roman Palace (organised by the Archaeology Group).

The trip is planned for Wednesday 9th October 2019.

The Roman Palace is near Chichester and is known for its excellent Roman mosaics (it is the largest residential Roman building discovered in Britain).

The cost will be £23, covering coach fare, tip for the driver and entry to the Roman Palace. 

For further details see Newsemail dated 4th May 2019.

Bletchley Park

Proposed visit to Bletchley Park.  Further details will be available in a future edition of your Newsletter.  Please do not contact the leader until then.

Waddesdon Manor

Wednesday 11th December 2019

Waddesdon Manor was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild between 1874 and 1885 to display his collection of arts and to entertain the fashionable world. Opened to the public in 1959, Waddesdon Manor is managed by the Rothschild Foundation, a family charitable trust, on behalf of the National Trust, who took over ownership in 1957. It’s home to the Rothschild Collections of paintings, sculpture and decorative art.

We have timed tickets to visit the house. The cost for this is £5.00 for National Trust members and £18.00 for Non Members

The Christmas fair will be set against the backdrop of the floodlit North Front of the Manor with its 20ft Christmas trees.

You will be able to soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas with hand-selected exhibitors all housed in charming wooden chalets.

See  for more information.

Cost for this trip: Coach & drivers tip  £11.00 plus entry fee of £5.00 for National Trust members or £18.00 for Non Members.

For further information on this and how to book please see your Autumn Newsletter or contact Groups Co-ordinator.


Treasures of Tutankhamun

TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Celebrates the Centenary of Howard Carter’s Discovery

Tuesday 28 January 2020

Commemorating the centenary of the discovery that captivated the world, the largest collection of King Tutankhamun’s treasures ever to travel out of Egypt at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

Produced by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and IMG, and presented in London by Viking Cruises, the TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh world tour features more than 150 original artefacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb, with 60 on their first journey outside Egypt. Visitors can discover the legend of the golden king before the historic treasures return to Cairo to be permanently housed with Tutankhamun’s full collection at the new Grand Egyptian Museum.

Please note there are limited places on this trip as this was previously advertised by email at the end of May.

Cost for this trip: Coach & drivers tip, entrance to exhibition including handling charges   £ 34.50

For more information on this trip and how to book please see your Autumn Newsletter or contact Groups Co-ordinator.