Saturday, 28th November 2020

Christmas is a wonderful time of year, especially at Chatsworth. Every winter the house is adorned with spectacular Christmas displays guaranteed to raise the festive spirit. From the moment you arrive you will step into a winter wonderland with one of Europe’s most significant art collections as a backdrop.

Chatsworth, the magnificent home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is set in the heart of the Peak District National Park in

Derbyshire, on the banks of the river Derwent. There are more than 30 beautifully decorated rooms to explore, a 105-acre garden famous for its historic and modern waterworks and sculptures, and a 1,000-acre park, designed by ‘Capability’ Brown in the 1760s.

Select rooms on the upper floor of the house will be closed for annual conservation during the Christmas season.

Where better to start your Christmas shopping than at the Chatsworth Christmas

market? With over 100 market stalls offering a wide range of Christmas gifts and decorations, it’s a great way to start the festive season. 

Set on Lodge Hill, the Chatsworth Christmas Market offers one of the best festive shopping experiences, with lots of artisan gifts and premium food and drink on offer.

Take a break from shopping and enjoy a mulled wine or a German beer at one of the outdoor bars, or sample some delicious food, with gourmet burgers and sausages, hot pork rolls, pancakes, churros and more.

A stop will also be made at the well-stocked Chatsworth Farm Shop where there will plenty of Christmas goodies on offer.

The coach will depart the Manchester area mid morning for our journey to the Chatsworth Estate.

What's included –
  • Return Coach transport 
  • Timed Entry Ticket to Chatsworth House at Christmas
  • Stop at Chatsworth Farm Shop en-route

Price –

  • £39 Member Plus
  • £40 Member
  • £41 Non-Member

For further details and bookings, you can either use the Reservation Form or contact Bob Walker 

Please include your Name, Home Address, Contact Telephone Number, Membership Number and the Number Places Required (Member/Non-Member)

 

 

A Relaxing Weekend @ The 4* Alveston Manor Hotel, Stratford (Optional 2 or 3 nights available) 29th, 30th and/or 31st January 2021

 Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel is one of the finest ­­­4-star hotels in Warwickshire, offering great luxury accommodation in one of the most beautiful and historic parts of England.

  • Set in the very heart of Shakespeare Country, and in close proximity to beautiful Cotswold villages, the historic Alveston Manor Hotel is set in its own grounds just 5 minutes walk from all the cultural attractions of Stratford-upon-Avon.

    The hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon is a perfect venue for leisure breaks, romantic weekends and special occasions. The hotel boast's excellent hotel accommodation, attractive gardens and a luxurious spa.

    Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel is the ideal base for Shakespeare enthusiasts with the Shakespeare Houses and Royal Shakespeare Theatre both nearby. Once you've finished exploring we recommend a visit to our Vital Health Club, for a relaxing sauna before you dine in the fabulous Manor Restaurant. Come and enjoy the delicious food on offer, you'll experience fine dining in a warm and traditional setting with attentive and friendly service. The Manor Restaurant is perfect for any occasion, boasting original features including beautiful oak beams and mullioned windows. The restaurant holds a prestigious AA rosette, awarded for our classic British menu with its fine seasonal ingredients.

Make your own way to the hotel to your own timescales and stay for 2 or 3 days. The whole of the weekend will be at YOUR leisure so you can either get out and about or just relax in The Spa. The choice is yours to do as you please!!!

Or if your idea of heaven is to just relax, as well as the hotel facilities visit one of the world class spa experiences, here, there is no better place to spoil yourself with some indulgence. 

The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi throughout and free onsite car parking.

 

 

Price Per person: (Based on twin/double 2 adults sharing) -

  • Member Plus -  2 Night - £136 / 3 Night - £204*                                                                                                 

  • Members -  2 Night - £146 / 3 Night - £219*                                                                      
  • Non-Member - 2 Night - £152/ 3 Night - £228*
  • Single Supplement POA

*   Please state which days you would like to stay

* Please note that these prices will only be held until the 25th September so please book early

Look What's included:

  • 2 or 3 Night Accommodation including Full English Breakfast and Dinner
  • Full Use of the Spa Facilities

What's NOT included:

  • Meals other than those stated in the itinerary
  • Spa Treatments
  • Any Items of a personal nature such as drinks, souvenirs etc

For further details and bookings, you can either use the Reservation Form or contact Ged Morris

Please include your Name, Home Address, Contact Telephone Number, Membership Number and the Number Places Required (Member/Non-Member) 

 

 

 

 

A Visit to the Land Rover Factory @ Liverpool, Wednesday, 18th November 2020

The visit to the Land Rover Factory at Liverpool includes a one and a half hour guided tour of the assembly lines.

During your tour you will view the family of robots welding, riveting, bonding and measuring these panels with incredible accuracy time after time to create the finished body.

See how the professors of paint ensure a world class paint finish on every vehicle.

Then on to the mind-blowing logistics of Trim and Final, where everything comes together.

 And the final stage - the dedicated quality team scrutinising each vehicle to ensure it meets our standards.

On arrival at the factory you will have a light sandwich lunch with tea/coffee/juice, before embarking on the assembly line tour.

Coach transport is included with normal MANCASS departure points.

Please note that this trip needs a minimum of 25 people for it to run.

What's included –

  • 1 1/2 Hour Guided Tour of Land Rover Assembly Line
  • Coach Transport
  • Light Sandwich Lunch

Price –

  • £49 Member Plus
  • £50 Members
  • £51 Non Members 

**** Places are limited so please book early ****

For further details and bookings, you can either use the Reservation Form or contact Bob Walker 

Please include your Name, Home Address, Contact Telephone Number, Membership Number and the Number Places Required (Member/Non-Member)

 

Tour of the RHS Garden Bridgewater, 11am, Saturday, 12th June 2021

Bridgewater will be the first new RHS garden in 18 years and will be truly unique, as it boasts a range of habitats from woods and lakes to streams and meadows. The ambition is to create one of the most beautiful and inspiring gardens.

History of Worsley New Hall - Once visited by Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, Worsley New Hall survived a fire and two World Wars before it was demolished in the 1940s

In its heydey, Worsley New Hall, standing in its glorious, formal landscaped gardens, was a notable residence of its era.
Just as grand as the house, the magnificent gardens were landscaped over a 50-year period. Landscape designer William Andrews Nesfield, one of the most sought-after of his profession at the time, was involved in the project from 1846.
Beyond the terraces, landscaped parkland extended to a lake, and by 1875 the lake had been enlarged and a grotto built on its island, which was reached by a footbridge.

Looking to the future - The master plan for RHS Garden Bridgewater will embrace the site's heritage while also giving it a future.
Commenting on the plans, broadcaster and RHS Vice President, Alan Titchmarsh MBE, said: 'The development of the RHS’ new fifth Garden will be the biggest hands-on gardening project the charity will have undertaken in its 211-year history. Watching how RHS Garden Bridgewater takes shape and grows is going to be fascinating, especially some of the major restoration projects like the Walled Kitchen Garden.'

Why not take this opportunity to take a guided tour of the site to see the progress that has been made in the creation and restoration of the landscaped gardens at

RHS Bridgewater.

What's included –

  • RHS Garden Bridgewater Guided Tour
  • Free Parking
  • Time at Leisure to further explore the site

Price –

  • £10 Member Plus
  • £11 Members
  • £12 Non Members 

**** Places are limited so please book early ****

For further details and bookings, you can either use the Reservation Form or contact Bob Walker 

Please include your Name, Home Address, Contact Telephone Number, Membership Number and the Number Places Required (Member/Non-Member)