Forthcoming Outings

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OUTINGS

July - October 2019

 

 

Kendall & Wall organises outings to various places of interest.

We are a Charitable Trust dedicated to reducing lonliness and social isolation by organising outings for elderly, infirm or disabled people.

Queen's award for voluntary serviceWe provide:

  • A door to door service in our wheelchair accessible vehicle.
  • Wheelchair or scooter rental so that you can tour your destination.
  • Friendly staff to push your wheelchair if necessary
  • All admission charges included (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Free tea or coffee on all outings. Food not included except where stated.

 

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Monday

1st July

Strawberry picking at Manor Farm, Hints

There’s nothing quite like picking your own strawberries! Manor Farm Fruits is situated in the picturesque village of Hints in Staffordshire, just 3 miles from Tamworth and 6 miles from Lichfield. Some ready picked fruit is also available. What better way to spend a summer day!

 

 

£18.00

Thursday

4th July

Trentham Gardens

Enjoy a great day out at Trentham. Visit the award-winning Trentham Gardens for shopping and eating out, peace and quiet, fun and action! Indulge yourself at Trentham Shopping Village with shops, cafés, restaurants and the vast Garden Centre. It’s perfect for shopping.

 

 

£30.00

Saturday

6th July

Canal trip with picnic

Back by popular demand – another canal trip. Our boat is equipped with a lift to enable those with mobility difficulties to get down into the main cabin. There are toilet facilities, a galley and central heating. All seating is flexible to accommodate individual groups. Our3 hour trip will take us along the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. We shall stop for a picnic half way.

 

 

£30.00

Wednesday

10th July

Educating Rita,

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

When married hairdresser Rita enrols on a university course to expand her horizons, little does she realise where the journey will take her.

Starring Stephen Tompkinson & Jessica Johnson.

Matinee performance

 

 

£40.00

Friday

12th July

Emma Bridgewater factory tour

Meet the jigger, jollier, fettlers, casters and decorators whose traditional skills and craftsmanship go into creating every beautiful piece of handmade and hand decorated Emma Bridgewater pottery

 

 

£28.00

Tuesday

16th July

Bandstand concert,

Tamworth Castle Grounds

This afternoon we are celebrating Tamworth in Bloom. Sit back and take in the beautiful Castle Grounds, listening to a variety of popular and traditional brass band music provided by Amington Band.

 

 

 

 

£20.00

Thursday

18th July

 

Home cinema: Ryan’s Daughter

Mike & Kiko’s house

This classic film starring Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles, John Mills & Trevor Howard is an epic drama of love and scandal set in a small village on the West Coast of Ireland during World War One. Trapped in a loveless marriage to a schoolteacher, Rosy Ryan embarks on a passionate affair with a British soldier, but the village idiot unwittingly proves the undoing of the couple.

A light meal and a glass of wine will be provided

 

 

£25.00

(Including meal)

Tuesday

23rd July

Caribbean meal

The next best thing to a Caribbean holiday - Turtle Bay is Birmingham’s answer to great Caribbean food. Turtle Bay offers affordable, authentic Caribbean food. When dining at Turtle Bay you are guaranteed to have a great dining experience. The attention to detail is second to none

 

 

£20.00

(does not include cost of food)

Thursday

25th July

Fradley junction & nature walk

Fradley Junction is the spot where the Trent & Mersey Canal and the Coventry Canal meet. It is a hive of activity, with people walking, boating, enjoying nature, or taking a break in the café or pub.

 

 

£18.00

Friday

26th July

Dudley canal trip

 

 

Join us for an underground boat trip into the world famous Dudley Canal Tunnel and Limestone Mines. This unique Canal Tunnel connects with a 200 year-old system of limestone mines, branch tunnels and open ivy curtained canal basins. It is now the only remaining example open to the public of the Black Country's lime mining heritage.

Two underground audio-visual shows and a skipper-guided tour bring the history of this hidden world to life.

 

 

£28.00

Monday

29th July

Mystery trip to seaside

We’re off to the seaside –destination to be decided!

NB. Early start & late return!

 

 

£32.00

Thursday

1st August

 

Butterfly Farm

Stratford on Avon

Come rain or shine enjoy the unique pleasure of discovering hundreds of the world’s most beautiful butterflies flying in an exotic environment of tropical blossom with splashing waterfalls and fish filled pools. Situated in the historic market town of Stratford-upon-Avon.

 

 

 

£28.00

Monday

5th August

National Motorcycle museum,

Solihull

The National Motorcycle Museum is recognised as the finest and largest British motorcycle museum in the world and originally opened its doors in October 1984 with a collection of 350 motorcycles on display.

 

 

£30.00

Thursday

8th August

Summer cruise on the Trent, Nottingham

Enjoy an idyllic 3 hour cruise on the Trent with superb views of historic Nottingham. The Nottingham Princess is a luxury river cruiser, fully enclosed and heated, with a comfortable lounge and well-stocked bar. We shall enjoy the River Trent in all its seasonal glory and have a traditional roast dinner including hot apple pie and custard and a cup of tea or coffee.

 

 

£35.00

(includes lunch)

Friday

9th August

Melbourne Hall & Gardens,

Derbyshire

Visit this beautiful house of history, the home of Lord & Lady Ralph Kerr. Melbourne Hall was once the home of Victorian Prime Minister, William Lamb, who as 2nd Viscount Melbourne, gave his name to the city of Melbourne in Australia

 

 

£28.00

Monday

12th August

Birdland Park, Bourton on the water

 

Regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England, Bourton on the Water has a unique appeal to visitors and residents alike, there is plenty to see and do with a wealth of attractions and shops, restaurants and tea rooms, or simply for you to enjoy some tranquil time by the River Windrush with its beautiful bridges throughout.

Birdland is a natural setting of woodland, river and gardens, which is inhabited by over 500 birds (swans, pelicans, flamingos, hornbills, cranes, storks, cassowary, pigeons, owls and many more) with the only group of King Penguins in England, Wales and Ireland.

 

£36.00

Wednesday

14th August

Canal trip with picnic

Another of our popular trips along the Staffordshire-Worcestershire canal. This time we shall have a picnic.

 

 

£30.00

(includes picnic)

Friday

16th August

Woodhouse Farm Garden,

Fisherwick near Lichfield

A lovely hidden walled garden with a great deal of history and packed with lovely fruit and vegetables. Before touring the garden we shall have coffee and home- made cake in their tea room.

 

 

 

£20.00

(includes coffee & cake)

Saturday 17th August

Ashbourne Show

 

The Ashbourne show is a traditional agricultural country with sheep, cattle, goats & horses on show. Other attractions include the Pet and Dog show; Handicraft and horticulture; plus trade, craft and food stands. The main attraction at this year’s show will be the ‘Digger Dance’- JCB machines expertly handled by operators from J C Balls & Sons.

 

 

£32.00

Tuesday

20th August

Wellington market and lunch at Wrekin View restaurant

Established since 1244, Wellington Market is a fully heated indoor market hall, housing over 120 shopping units. There is also an outdoor market area. Some of the finest food outlets around can be found in the market, with everything from bakers to butchers, and fish to fruit & veg. When you have done your shopping we shall explore the town and then have lunch at the Wrekin View restaurant

 

 

£25.00

(cost of meal not included)

Thursday

22nd August

Llangollen canal trip

Join us for the canal trip of a lifetime! We shall drive to the beautiful town of Llangollen where we will board a canal boat run by the Vale of Llangollen Canal Boat Trust – a registered charity. We will then cross the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct where we will enjoy the spectacular backdrop of North Wales’ magnificent scenery. We will have a picnic on the boat.

 

 

£40.00

(inc. picnic)

Friday

23rd August

Sandwell Park Farm

Sandwell Park Farm is a historical restored working farm. Grazing meadows, a traditional farmyard, walled kitchen gardens, Grade II listed buildings, a small museum and award-winning tea rooms provide a perfect day out. The farm is home to a number of rare breed animals and is a member of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.

 

 

£22.00

Monday

26th August

Lichfield Food Festival

 

 

Back for another year, the Lichfield Food Festival is a celebration of local food and drink produce and should not be missed. The event will provide plenty of food and drink options to enjoy at the festival and to take home. The festival will have over 320 quality food and drink traders showcasing their products. The market stalls will be your chance to browse, sample and buy anything that impresses you. From pork pies and chocolate truffles to charcuterie and locally distilled gin, there will be plenty to purchase and take home to enjoy.

 

 

 

£20.00

Thursday

29th August

Moseley Old Hall

Fordhouses, near

Wolverhampton

Find out about the dramatic story of King Charles II hiding from Cromwell’s troops at Moseley Old Hall after he fled the Battle of Worcester in 1651.

See the bed on which the King slept and the priest hole in which he hid, and hear fascinating stories about what life was like in the 17th-century from our tour guides and costume interpreters.

A variety of 17th-century plants, a fruit orchard and a striking ‘knot’ garden adorn the graceful gardens. Further into Kings Walk Wood there is the tree-hide for children of all ages to explore.

 

 

£30.00

Monday

2nd September

Warwick Castle

Journey back to the Middle Ages with our visit to Warwick Castle- one of Britain’s finest historical buildings. Explore the historic castle, brought to life by actors and interactive displays, and wander across some 64 acres (26 hectares) of parkland. Take in the views from the ramparts, enjoy the spectacular Flight of the Eagles show, and see one of the world’s largest fireball catapults.

 

 

£40.00

Thursday

5th September

British ironwork centre

Near Oswestry

The biggest display of decorative metalwork in the UK. Featuring live work from the some of the best artists and blacksmiths in the country. The Centre created the world renowned "Spoon Gorilla" made from over 40,000 donated spoons, as seen on the BBC. Most recent projects include the "Knife Angel" made from over 100,000 weapons which have been removed from the streets of the United Kingdom, working with national police forces, families affected by knife crime and community action groups to ensure people think twice before carrying a blade.

 

 

£25.00

 

 

Saturday

7th September

Proms in the Park

Lichfield

This annual event is an opportunity to enjoy a late summer evening in the beautiful surroundings of Beacon Park, live classical music and fireworks.

Since the first concert in 1998, Lichfield Proms has grown from strength to strength, establishing itself as an eagerly anticipated date in Lichfield’s calendar.

This much loved concert features a prominent symphony orchestra, local musicians and singers. The evening is brought to a close with fireworks to the traditional sounds of Land of Hope and Glory. A picnic with wine will be supplied

NB This is an evening event and will finish late!

 

 

£32.00

(includes picnic & wine)

Monday

9th September

Horn Dance, Abbots Bromley

The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, performed at the Barthelmy Fair in August 1226, is one of the few ritual rural customs to survive the passage of time. Today the Horn Dance, which takes place annually on Wakes Monday, offers a fascinating day out attracting visitors from all over the world.

The Horn Dancers comprising six Deer-men, a Fool, Hobby Horse, Bowman and Maid Marian, perform their dance to music provided by a melodian player at locations throughout the village and its surrounding farms and pubs. Attractions during the day include exhibitions, craft stalls and, of course, the local pubs.

 

 

£25.00

Thursday

12th September

Quiz and lunch

Barchester Spires Care Home, Lichfield

You are cordially invited to join us at the Spires Care Home in Lichfield for a quiz.

The Spires has been specifically designed to provide high-quality residential care to older people. The accommodation and the food are superb! We shall enjoy a 3 course during the quiz. There will be prizes for the winning teams.

 

 

£28.00

(includes 3 course lunch)

Monday

16th September

RAF Cosford

Over 70 aircraft of international importance are housed in three Wartime Hangars and within the National Cold War Exhibition. See the world’s oldest Spitfire and a Lincoln Bomber, just two of the highlights in the Warplanes Collection. In Test Flight, there is the TSR2 and Bristol Type 188 constructed from stainless steel. The Transport Collection in Hangar 1 includes the Comet 1A and Gnat T1, previously used by the Red Arrows. The engine and missile collections total over 60 and are arguably one of the finest collections in the world.

In 2007 the £12.5 million National Cold War Exhibition was opened at Cosford by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne. This land mark building truly has the ‘wow’ factor with its eye catching architecture and design. This is the only place in the UK where you can see Britain’s three V Bombers: the Vulcan, Victor and Valiant.

There is a fully licenced restaurant if you would like lunch or afternoon tea.

 

 

£26.00

Tuesday

17th September

Home cinema: 84 Charing Cross Road

Mike & Kiko’s house

The true story of a transatlantic business correspondence about used books that developed into a close friendship. Directed by David Hugh Jones and starring: Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins, & Judi Dench. A light meal and a glass of wine will be served.

 

£25.00

(Including meal)

Thursday

19th September

Oak House museum,

West Bromwich

The Oak House is a timber framed building dating from the sixteenth century located in Greets Green, West Bromwich, England. The original owners of Oak House are not known, but the family most closely associated with it are the Turtons who were living there by 1634. Wheelchairs can access the ground floor only,

 

 

£22.00

Monday

23rd September

Canal trip with fish & chips

Yet another canal trip trip along the Staffordshire-Worcestershire canal. We shall stop half way for fish & chips

 

 

£30.00

Thursday

26th September

CBSO lunchtime concert

When Tchaikovsky travelled to Italy he let his hair down – and every note of his Souvenir de Florence simply bursts with melody, joy and life-affirming Mediterranean light. Coming after the passionate poetry of Henry Purcell, it’s the ideal way to open the new Centre Stage season as six CBSO string players come together to unleash a burst of pure musical sunshine.

Featuring: Kate Suthers, Charlotte Skinner – Violins

Christopher Yates, Amy Thomas – Violas

Helen Edgar, Catherine Ardagh-Walter – Cellos

 

 

£28.00

Monday

30th September

10 pin bowling

Try your hand at 10 pin bowling. Don’t worry if you have never done it before- there is expert tuition on hand. Its great fun. To round off the outing we shall go to a local hostelry to boast of our prowess at bowling or to commiserate with one another!

 

 

£28.00

Thursday

3rd October

Japanese Teppanyaki meal

An authentic Japanese restaurant in the heart of Birmingham. See the food cooked in front of you. Should be great fun.

 

£20.00

(cost of meal not included)

Friday

4th October

West Midlands Safari Park

Join us on safari as we drive through herds of giraffes, lions, tigers and white rhino. See groups of cheetahs in natural enclosures. Enter the specially designed theatre to watch Californian sea lions show off their amazing skills. Walk through a replica African village and keep an eye out for playful ring-tailed lemurs, small white-fronted brown lemurs, & fluffy red-bellied lemurs.

 

£38.00

Monday

7th October

Winterbourne House & gardens

Only minutes from Birmingham city centre, Winterbourne is a hidden gem – home to beautiful antiques and over 6,000 plant species from around the world. Wander along the woodland walk, stroll through the hazelnut tunnel, cross the 1930’s Japanese Bridge or simply soak up the tranquillity of this perfectly English Edwardian home

 

 

£28.00

Thursday

10th October

Moorcroft Factory tour

The Moorcroft Heritage Visitor Centre has been described as the jewel in Stoke-on-Trent's crown. From the very moment you step inside The Moorcroft Heritage Visitor Centre, under the vast shadow of the colossal Moorcroft Grade II Listed Bottle Oven, pottery glistens like precious stones in an exciting array of vivid colours and in a wealth of designs. All in stark contrast to Stoke-on-Trent's industrial backdrop. We shall visit the museum and have a guided tour of the factory.

 

 

£28.00

Monday

14th October

Dobbies Garden Centre, Historic Tamworth & carvery

Dobbies’ Garden Centre at Atherstone stretches out over a whopping 52 acres - quite possibly the UK’s biggest garden centre. The 80,000 sq. ft garden centre shop offers a massive range of gardening items and equipment.

Tamworth was the ancient capital of Mercia. Join us to explore the history of this fascinating town, then finishing off with a roast dinner at the famous Pretty Pigs carvery.

 

 

£30.00

(inc. carvery)

Wednesday

16th October

Coffin factory, Birmingham Jewellery Quarter

The shelves and workbenches at Newman Brothers are full of original stock and tools of the trade. With the original machinery working again, you can truly experience how this old Jewellery Quarter firm once operated on a day-to-day basis, producing some of the world’s finest coffin furniture, including the fittings for the funerals of Joseph Chamberlain, Winston Churchill and the Queen Mother.

 

 

£28.00

Friday

18th October

CBSO lunchtime concert:

Laura Zhang plays Ravel

 

A total phenomenon” was how one critic described the Birmingham-born teenage piano virtuoso Lauren Zhang when she won BBC Young Musician in 2018. But judge for yourself – as she plays a dazzling version of Ravel’s La Valse and joins the CBSO’s world-class woodwind players in a pair of rarely-heard but utterly delightful French masterpieces, including Florent Schmitt’s gorgeous homage to the 18th century.

 

£28.00

Monday

21st October

British Motor Museum,

Gaydon Warwickshire

The British Motor Museum, is the World's largest collection of historic British cars in Warwickshire, England. There are over 300 Classic cars on display from the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust and the Jaguar Heritage Trust.

 

 

£35.00

Thursday

24th October

Home cinema: Four weddings and a funeral

Mike & Kiko’s house

Four Weddings and a Funeral is a 1994 British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell. It was the first of several films by screenwriter Richard Curtis to feature Hugh Grant, and follows the adventures of Charles (Grant) and his circle of friends through a number of social occasions as they each encounter romance.

A light meal and a glass of wine will be served

 

 

£25.00

Monday

28th October

MAD museum, Stratford on Avon

The MAD (Mechanical Art and Design) Museum is the only specialist attraction of its kind in the UK. Based in Stratford upon Avon, the museum was launched in March 2012 and showcases the world’s finest pieces of Kinetic Art and Automata from pioneering artists from all over the world.

Best described as a mixture of Wallis and Gromit, Heath Robinson and Scrapheap Challenge; the museum offers the whole family a chance to experience and interact with fantastic machines. Marble runs, high-tech robots, witty design and mind-blowing intricate moving contraptions, with a bit of physics in action thrown in for good measure!

 

 

£28.00

Tuesday

29th October

Stafford Treasure Trail

We think you will find that our Treasure Trail is an enjoyable way to explore Stafford. Solve the clues which can be found on buildings, statues and monuments, to reveal fascinating history and beautiful scenery. The Trail will end at a local pub where we shall, no doubt, enjoy a meal and a drink.

 

 

£20.00

(Cost of meal not included)

Thursday

31st October

Kedleston Hall,

Derby

Kedleston Hall, designed by the famous architect Robert Adam, was built for Sir Nathaniel Curzon in 1765 as a house to rival Chatsworth. Intended as 'a temple of the arts' and as the location for grand entertainments, the main house was never meant to be a family home, but a canvas on which to showcase the finest paintings, sculpture and furniture.

 

 

 

 

£30.00

 

FORTHCOMING ATTRACTIONS THAT YOU WILL NEED TO BOOK EARLY FOR

 

 

Wednesday

13th November

My Fair Lady

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Bilston Operatic Company presents the time-honoured tale of an unlikely relationship between a Cockney flower seller, Eliza Doolittle, and an upper class Phonetics Professor, Henry Higgins. Come and follow the highs and lows of this engaging story which includes some really great musical numbers including Wouldn’t It Be Loverly, I’m Getting Married In The Morning, I Could Have Danced All Night and many more familiar melodies.

 

 

£38.00

Tuesday 10th December

Christmas lunch at Mabel’s, Curborough Hall Farm

Mabel’s put on a marvellous tea for us when we had our Queen’s Award presentation. This time we are going for a 3 course Christmas meal. Book early to be sure of a place!

 

 

£30.00

(for 3 courses)

Wednesday

11th December

Dick Whittington

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

This panto season join our hero Dick Whittington on the ultimate rags to riches adventure as we help our hero outwit Queen Rat and take his rightful place a Lord Mayor of London. With comedy legends Su Pollard and Jeffrey Holland (Hi-de-Hi!, Oh, Doctor Beeching! and You Rang, M’Lord?)

 

 

£38.00