Outings & Holidays

Has your club been on an outing or on holiday to a place you would recommend to other Probus clubs?

Here’s where to tell them about it!

Feel free to leave your comments and suggestions below.


  10 comments for “Outings & Holidays

  1. Webmaster
    13th July 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Ruthin Probus Club’s Interesting Outing
    We would like to recommend to you an excellent destination for Probus Club visits, to the Middleport Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent. With their history of the world-famous Burleigh pottery, still made in the traditional hands-on way for all visitors to see, and helpful and welcoming staff it is a truly worthwhile place to experience. Genuinely interesting for both men and women, at a modest price – and a delicious home-made lunch provided.
    The site has recently been developed under the Prince’s Regeneration Trust to include a Visitor Centre and Shop displaying a huge range of Burleigh ware for sale at very attractive discounts. A wonderful opportunity and a great day out.
    Visits, with a tour of the factory, can be arranged through the resident Visitor Services Manager, Ms Teresa Fox-Wells on 078 2526 9743 or via email teresa.fox-wells@princes-regeneration.org

  2. Wombwell District Mixed Probus Club
    23rd May 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Wombwell & District Mixed Probus Club: members enjoyed
    a 5 day holiday in Cromer, Norfolk on the 30th March 2015.The trip included a day out to Norwich and a boat trip on the Norfolk
    Broads. Everyone enjoyed their stay at the Hotel De Paris.
    On the 20th May 2015 our group went for a day out to
    Skipton, 21 members played a game of crown green bowls
    at Skipton Bowls Club and the remainder of the group went
    on a boat trip on the canal or wandered around the town.

  3. Webmaster
    9th January 2015 at 4:51 pm

    First World War in the Air at the RAF Museum
    The compelling story of the First World War in the Air has been revealed in a new exhibition by the Royal Air Force Museum London. Visitors are invited to discover whether they have the strength and skill to pilot a First World War aircraft in a training simulator or if they could communicate with the front line using Morse Code. Discover the pioneering servicemen, women and aircraft that protected our great nation from the skies during its darkest hours. Admission is free as is parking and complementary coach driver’s food voucher for pre-booked coach groups of 20 and above.
    Opening Hours : 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily. Last admission is at 5:30 pm.
    Contact: The Royal Air Force Museum, Grahame Park Way, Colindale, London, NW9 5LL
    Telephone: 020 8358 4849
    Email: groups@rafmuseum.org
    Web: http://www.rafmuseum.org

  4. Webmaster
    30th September 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Mold and District Probus Club in Flintshire, North Wales, enjoyed a train journey through the spectacular Severn Valley which straddles Worcestershire and Shropshire.
    The group was booked on the Severn Valley Railway’s 2pm train from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth and en route stopped at Dobbie’s Garden Centre on the outskirts of Shrewsbury and at the picturesque town of Ludlow.
    Halfway along the rail journey party members alighted at Highley to spend over an hour in the Engine House Visitor Centre which features a unique collection of full size steam locos, railway artefacts and other exhibitions.
    Members have also recently visited the World War Two weapons factory at Rhydymwyn, near Mold, where mustard gas was produced and stored and where early development of the atomic bomb was carried out. Many of the original buildings still stand and the site is now also a nature reserve.

  5. Webmaster
    23rd September 2014 at 10:43 am

    Fourteen members of the Probus 2 Club of Haverfordwest recently enjoyed their Annual Away Day visit which this year was to the Bluestone Micro-Brewery near Newport in Pembrokeshire.
    Members were shown the intricacies of brewing specialist beers and ales by Simon Turner who only started the brewery a few years ago as a sideline from farming.
    Beers with labels such as Rockhopper, Bedrock Blonde, Summer Rocks and Rocketeer are produced with ABVs between 3.9 and 4.6.
    Following the excellent and informative talk members were invited to sample a variety of the beers, not surprisingly, very little persuading was needed.
    The visit ended with a superb lunch at The Golden Lion in Newport – one of the major outlets for the Bluestone beers.
    Other Probus Clubs interested in visiting the brewery or wishing to know more about the beers or the various outlets can find out on http://www.bluestonebrewing.co.uk

  6. kingshillmalc
    9th September 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Cirencester Probus went to the Gloucester Docks last Friday and visited the newly opened Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum http://www.glosters.org.uk this was followed by lunch also at the venue
    Speak to Chris Chatterton for further details 01452 522 682

    Malc Cirencester Probus

  7. kingshillmalc
    20th August 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Great lets have more
    How do you recruit I have ideas brought on six in the last few months

    • cleatop@btinternet.com
      16th November 2014 at 10:16 am

      We have recruited 3 new members in the past month, however, we lost 3 in the last two months. We have produced a leaflet to aid recruitment ( we place it in the Post Office, Library, Barbers etc). Any ideas would be welcome.


      • Webmaster
        17th November 2014 at 11:24 am

        Consider also leaving it at golf clubs, bowls clubs, restaurants (pubs) that do lunchtime deals for senior citizens, with your local CVS (Council for Voluntary Services) and also scour your local newspaper for details of people about to retire from work, and possibly contact the local Chamber of Commerce.

  8. Webmaster
    18th June 2014 at 8:04 pm

    A perfect holiday

    A perfect holiday was the verdict of Ellesmere Port Probus on their return from The Cairngorms.
    Chief organiser was Gerry Latham, assisted by Probus colleagues, for the trip from May 26 – 30.
    The group stayed at The Duke of Gordon Hotel in Kingussie.
    “We thoroughly enjoyed the holiday with 100% satisfaction with the hotel, coach driver and trips. Everything was just perfect and highly recommended,” said club secretary Frank Griffiths.

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