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Visits & Tours

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Please note:

  • members must provide an emergency contact number for each traveller at the time of booking
  • if you discover after having made a booking that you are unable to attend the outing please notify Jacqui Camfield
  • *We regret no refunds unless authorized by the Committee*

Thursday 6th April 2023 - By Coach

Apothecaries' Hall, London


Full details
Apothecaries' Hall

Tuesday 9th May 2023 - Self-drive

Champs Hill, Coldwaltham

An opportunity to view the Bowerman Trust's Summer 2023 Exhibition ‘Made in Sussex - Sussex Painters and Paintings’, as well as exploring the gardens and sculpture.  The exhibition will feature the work of Henry La Thangue (Bosham), Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant (Bloomsbury), Ivon Hitchens (Petworth), Fred Cummings (Hastings), Olwyn Bowey (Heyshott) and Andrew Gifford (Brighton & South Downs) as well as other art and artists with Sussex connections including Lucien Pissarro.

Full details
The Bowerman Charitable Trust, Champs Hill

Friday 19th May 2023

Wonderful Waterloo
Walking tour with Rachel Kolsky

Waterloo Station clock

Opened in 1848 and once described as being for 'a better class of commuter’ this walking tour in and around Waterloo Station reveals the stories behind not one but seven stations and from one, The Station of the Dead, there were no return journeys!  Join our guide, Rachel Kolsky, to discover links to the past including the station’s role during two World Wars, artwork from the 1951 Festival of Britain, contemporary public art and numerous cinematic associations including a news cinema, TV lounge and iconic film locations.

Details and booking ONLY at lecture meetings as you need to book a morning or afternoon slot.
Booking from January 25th 2023.  Bring cash or cheque book.
Please note you will need to make your own travel arrangements to/from Waterloo.

sculpture - The Sunbathers

Special Interest Holidays

Please note that in each case bookings must be made directly with the tour operator Simply Groups using the appropriate booking form accessible below

Monday 10th - Sunday 16th April 2023

The Italian Lakes and Milan

N.B.  Fully booked

Full details of tour
Highlights of this holiday in colour
Italian Lakes booking form

Sunday 11th - Saturday 17th June 2023

Vienna & Budapest

Full details of tour
Highlights of this holiday in colour
BBC programmes "Vienna: Empire, Dynasty and Dream"
BBC Two - Michael Palin's New Europe, Danube to Dnieper
Vienna & Budapest booking form

Monday 18th - Friday 22nd September 2023

South Wales

Full details of tour
Highlights of this holiday in colour
Meet Me at the Museum some background to the visit to St Fagans National Museum of History
South Wales booking form

Saturday 7th - Monday 16th October 2023

Thessaloniki & Hidden Greece

Full details of tour
Highlights of this holiday in colour
Thessaloniki & Hidden Greece booking form

Previous Visits and Tours


Christmas at Hever Castle

Tour: Yorkshire Dales

Marble Hill and Turner's House

Tour: Slovenia & Zagreb

The Fan Museum and the Painted Hall Greenwich

Tour: Co. Waterford & Dublin

Champs Hill Summer Exhibition

Tour: University City of Cambridge

Tate Britain - Hogarth and Europe

Pallant House - Hockney to Himid


Wisley Glow

Christmas Dinner 2021

Tour: North Wales

Buckingham Palace Gardens

The Hilltop Centre at RHS Wisley Gardens

SeaCity Museum and Tudor House, Southampton

Tour: Northumbrian Highlights

A Return Visit to Champs Hill

Leonardslee Gardens, Horsham

The Tulip Festival at Arundel Castle


Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh


Festive Lunch to celebrate our 25th Anniversary

Chatham Historic Dockyard

The Ancient City of Rochester

City of London Guided Walk

Champs Hill Coldwaltham


Waddesdon Manor at Christmas

Choral Tour of Westminster Abbey

Women’s Suffrage 1918-2018

Tour: Discover Malta


The Blue Idol & Warminghurst Church

Tour: Suffolk Coast & Countryside

The People's Post