TRIPS, OUTINGS & THEATRE TEAM

We organise day trips to a variety of destinations or visits to Chichester theatre. Our events are approximately once a month. We have toured the BBC and various Royal residencies and are planning a day at the South of England Show and more adventurous ones further afield.

Details of planned outings are published in the weekly Bulletin. Click here to see the latest Bulletins.

Forthcoming Outings

Visit to National Trust Mottisfont House and Gardens – 15/06/2019 – All Day

Mottisfont is an 18th Century house with a medieval priory at its heart. Maud Russell made Mottisfont her home in the 1930s, bringing artists there to relax and create works inspired by Mottisfont’s past, including an extraordinary drawing room painted by Rex Whistler. Those artistic traditions are continued today, with a permanent 20th century art collection and major exhibitions in the top-floor gallery.

In summer the walled rose garden, with its world-famous collection of old-fashioned roses, is the highlight of the beautiful grounds. A spring bubbles up in the secluded heart of the garden – the source of the foundation of the Priory.

There are free guided tours of the gardens. There is a Restaurant, a café, an ice-cream parlour and plenty of places to picnic – and of course a shop and plant centre.

ESTIMATED COST £36    OR    £18 FOR NT MEMBERS (don’t forget your NT membership card)

Depart South Street at 9.15am to arrive at Mottisfont at approximately 10.30am

Leave Mottisfont at 3.30pm to arrive in Chichester at approximately 5.00pm

 

To register your interest and to reserve a place we require a deposit of £10 per person (cheque only please) to reach us by 15th May, accompanied by the booking form. This is downloadable from the website under “Trips and Outings”.  You can also request a form by emailing memsec@chichesteru3a.org.uk or by leaving a message on 07460 109600.  We will also have forms available at Coffee Mornings and at Monthly Meetings.

The final cost will depend on the number of persons booking and the balance of payment will be notified to you after 15th May. The balance of payment must be made by 31st May. Your deposit cheque will be returned to you if there is insufficient interest to make the outing financially viable.

 


Please contact Maureen O’Brien or Jean Buttery for further information at the Wednesday coffee mornings or Thursday monthly meetings.

 

To contact the Travel and Outings team please use this form.

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