Category Archives: Forthcoming attractions

Outing to the MUSEUM OF CARPET, Kidderminster. February 13th. 2018

An outing has been arranged to the Museum of Carpet , Kidderminster on Tuesday February 13th. 2018

Fascinating displays, hand loom & power loom demonstrations and hands on activities. The Museum of Carpet has lots for you to enjoy as you discover over 300 years of Kidderminster’s integral history.

Full details and booking form will be included in the November edition of your Newsletter.










  • October 31st.   Westonbirt, The National Arboretum  

          Luckily, as Westonbirt is home to 15,000 trees, a succession of plants from                          different  areas of the temperate globe burst into a succession of bright,                                golden or burnished  tones meaning there is something to delight the senses                      throughout the autumn  period – from September to November    

  • November 10th.  Baddesley Clinton, National Trust Estate


           Discover a secluded, intimate estate set in the heart of the Forest of Arden

         with   500 years of fascinating and unexpected stories




  • December 1st.  Worcester Victorian Fayre

2017 is the 25th anniversary of the Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre and organisers are planning lots of activities and surprises in celebration!

All the Fayre favourites will return, including the traditional Victorian carousel, juggling stilt walkers, Victorian characters and local choirs. Plus the event will host more than 180 market stalls selling gifts and crafts.

Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre is the leading themed street market in the West Midlands. Hundreds of stalls fill the atmospheric streets of Worcester’s historic heart with the colours, sounds and smells of Christmas.

Make it an exciting, fun packed day out by combining your trip to the Fayre with a visit to Worcester’s historic attractions and exceptional range of independent boutiques and popular High Street names, or take the weight off your feet and relax in one of the city’s many welcoming cafes, pubs and restaurants.

  • May 21st.  2018   SPRING HOLIDAY at CRICKET St THOMAS , Somerset  (Warner)

    Regency elegance, with sweeping staircases? Vast landscaped gardens and history, with croquet on the lawn and boules? At Cricket St Thomas, you’ll feel ‘To The Manor Born’ (much of the TV series was filmed here!). But you’re here to relax – so will it be tennis or disc golf, unwinding in the pool or exploring the coast and countryside?

 Leisure Club, Beauty treatments at the Day Spa
Variety LIVE – decades collection, party to the best of 60s, 70s, 80s and more

Outing to the Anderton Lift & Salt Mine, Tuesday August 22nd. 2017


Our group last visited the Anderton Lift and Salt Mine in September 2008, so a return visit has been arranged on Tuesday August 22nd.

The Anderton Boat Lift is one of Cheshire’s most popular tourist attractions.  Built in 1875 and then restored in 2002, the lift is now in fully working condition providing visitors with a unique Boat Lift experience.

After £7 million was raised to fund the complete restoration, the attraction now houses the interactive exhibition “The Story of The Anderton Boat Lift” with a gift and coffee shop.




Full details and booking form will be included in the MAY edition of your Newsletter.


Due to popular demand, Pat has arranged a return visit to the 


The Christmas Spectacular is the largest Christmas show in the country!


Set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, with a cast of 130 professional singers, dancers and musicians – many of whom are West End performers. The 3 hour performance delivers an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. It’s a fast moving celebration of the festive season featuring an eclectic mix of both seasonal and year-round favourites, with famous and much-loved chart toppers being sung alongside traditional carols.

Christmas Spectacular Booking

Cost: £300 per person, which includes:

  • Three nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the

  • Heacham Manor Hotel, Hunstanton 

  • Theatre tickets

  • Return Coach travel

  • Drivers gratuity

To reserve your place, please send £50 deposit to Pat Wilkinson ASAP

Please see your Newsletter for more details.

SWPAC Outings A-Z from 2000-2014

Thanks to Jenny for compiling the information on SWPAC Outings from 2000-2016






Thanks to Pat Hayward for the following updates


  • Bath
  • Tatton Park Flower Show


  • Morgan Motor Company
  • Pilkington Glass
  • Middleton Hall
  • Plas Cadnant & Beaumaris
  • Highclere Castle
  • Broughton Castle
  • Ross on Wye
  • Thursford
  • Chatsworth at Christmas



  • Birmingham City
  • National Space Centre
  • Hereford/Cider Museum
  • Leighton Hall
  • Pontysyllte Aqueduct Cruise