CTLA Travel Club Trip List for September 2016
For Members from : Seaford, Newhaven, Peacehaven, Telscombe, East Saltdean areas.
Membership is FREE and open to everyone
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Friday, 2nd September – New Forest – this will be a full day exploring the delights of the New Forest. First you will visit the royal village of Lyndhurst, known as the capital of the New Forest. There’s no better starting point for visitors than the centrally located New Forest Museum which gives a unique guide into the forests history and heritage, or if you would rather browse around the shops and get a coffee, there will be plenty of tea shops to choose from. You will have roughly 2 hours in the village, then you will board the bus and drive through the village of Brockenhurst. Ponies and Donkeys are not usually found in your average high street, but they are a familiar site in Brockenhurst. You will then arrive at the pretty Georgian coastal town of Lymington famous for its sailing history. Again you will have a couple of hours free time, you can choose to take a short boat trip (bookable on the day, individually), take a wander through the pretty cobbled streets of the old town and on to the Quay to watch the luxury yachts and fishing boats or enjoy afternoon tea in the charming town. Whatever you decide, you are sure to have a wonderful time. We will make provision for a comfort break on route, however, it is advisable to bring some water and maybe a snack for the bus. Pickups will start at 8am.
Saturday, 3rd September – Langney Market & Sovereign Harbour – based at Langney shopping centre this Saturday Market open from 9am is very popular. You will have the opportunity to purchase local produce such as meat, vegetables, cakes and jams as well as locally made crafts. After a browse we will then take you to Sovereign Harbour where you can get a bite to eat from the wide selection of cafes and restaurants or maybe look around some of the larger stores. Pickups will start at 8:30am.
Sunday, 4th September – The Talbot, Cuckfield – in the heart of Cuckfield Village the Talbot serves a wonderful range of food. Starters from £5.75, Mains from £12.50 & Desserts from £5.95. Lunch booked for 12.30pm.
Tuesday, 6th September – Wakehurst Place, Haywards Heath – the National Trust’s most visited place. Wakehurst is the country estate of the Royal Botanic gardens Kew. With the gardens, park, café or shop to visit there really is so much to see and do at Wakehurst. Entry is Free (Under the Community Scheme). Access – the gardens are large with many gravel and hard surface paths. A sizeable area of the ornamental plantings, lawns and water features around the Mansion is level and accessible via a hard surface path from the Visitor Centre. The remaining garden and woodland areas have steep slopes and steps, however, there are 2 mobility scooters available that must be pre-booked, giving at least 24 hours’ notice. A short instruction session must be undertaken. To book please call 01444 894070 during office hours (please book under your own name). Up to 3 hours to browse.
Wednesday, 7th September – Paradise Park Timely Talk – “The Autumn Garden” – plants that will give interest and colour throughout the autumn, plus a topical look at plants. Special plant offer. The talk starts at 11am in the Coffee Shop and lasts approximately 50 minutes. Free entry. Free tea or coffee in the interval. After the talk you will have time for a browse around the garden centre and enjoy a light lunch.
Friday, 9th September – Barnsgate Manor, near Uckfield – enjoy a trip to Barnsgate Manor and a spot of lunch. Please note that no pre order has been arranged, which allows you to make your choice on the day, however, this may result in the service being a little slower than usual, giving you a perfect opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy being out with your Travel Club friends. Starters from £5, Mains from £7 & Desserts from £5.50. Lunch booked for 12.30pm.
Saturday, 10th September – Calamity Jane, Barn Theatre, Seaford – this was advertised in the July Newsletter and is now fully booked.
Sunday 11th September – Lansdowne Hotel Vintage Tea – less than 200 metres from Eastbourne beach and opposite the Western Lawns, the Lansdowne Hotel has sea-facing lounges with original Victorian features. Enjoy a vintage cream tea at the Lansdowne in a great room overlooking the sea – delicious sandwiches, amazing cakes and cute vintage tea-sets. £14.95 per person. Tea booked for 3pm.
Monday, 12th September – Hillcrest Lunch – always a good trip as you will have the opportunity to enjoy a home cooked lunch and the chance to meet some of the CTLA team, prices are £6 for a main course and puddings are £2.80. Lunch booked for 12.30 pm.
Tuesday, 13th September – Shepherd & Dog, Fulking – situated in a picturesque location at the foot of the South Downs with a small stream flowing through the spacious garden. The pub itself comprises a large traditionally styled room with low beams, plenty of tables, and a patio area. Starters from £4, Mains from £12.50 & Desserts from £6. Lunch booked for 1pm. Access – 3 small steps to access building or a slope at side. Disabled toilet. Unfortunately it is not suitable for wheelchairs.
Friday, 16th September – Inn on the Park, Deanlandwood – the Inn is set in the 175 acre Deanlandwood Park at Golden Cross. Friday is the Fish & Chip menu – choice of cod, haddock, plaice, scampi or ham egg and chips at a cost of £7.50 or chicken goujons at £5.95 & desserts at £3.95 – no starters available on a Friday. Lunch booked for 1pm.
Saturday, 17th September – Mystery Tour – it truly is a mystery destination, only our drivers know where you will be driven. Ensure you book early so as not to miss out as this will be the last one until December.
Sunday, 18th September – Firle Place & Tea Rooms – one of England’s finest country estates, enjoy a tour around this 15th century manor house. After the tour you can enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake in the Tea Rooms, the tour takes approximately 1 hour so tea will be ready at 3.30pm. Access – please note that wheelchair users are only able to do the bottom half of house due to stairs also note that there are steps in the garden which take you to the front lawn. £12 to include entrance fee and tea & cake. Tour booked for 2.30pm.
Tuesday, 20th September – Holmbush & Longshore – a few hours shopping in Next, Tesco’s and Marks & Spencer, then lunch is booked for 1.30pm at the Longshore. If you would prefer to stay at Holmbush then please can you let us know at the time of booking. Remember that the Longshore offers 2 meals for the price of 1 so why not buddy up and enjoy a saving!
Wednesday, 21st September – Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens – this Palace was certainly fit for a King. Stroll around the recreated Roman gardens – the earliest gardens found anywhere in the country and enjoy the largest collection of mosaics in situ in the UK. Round off your visit with a visit to the shop and café. Entry Fee £8.20. Up to 3 hours to browse. Pick ups will start at 8.30am.
Friday, 23rd September – Hillier Garden Centre, Stone Cross – this extensive garden centre has a wide variety of plants as well as an exciting range of garden products and gifts. With a large pet and aquatic shop enjoy browsing around the different sections then visit Café Pine which is fully licensed and serves delicious hot and cold food. It even has an outdoor seating area for those warmer days.
Saturday, 24th September – Sheffield Park & Gardens – walk around the landscaped gardens and enjoy the beautiful and lush scenery, you can take your own lunch or enjoy a bite to eat at the Coach House Tea Rooms. As well as the recently refurbished shop in the reception building, they also now have a second shop located in the Coach House, next to the secondhand bookshop. Each of these shops contain a unique selection of products from the exclusive National Trust ranges and local suppliers. Entrance is £10.50 per person – free to National Trust Members so if you are a member please remember to bring your card with you. Access – the majority of garden is accessible, there are some slopes and paths made of a non-gravel surface, accessible toilets adjacent to reception and in Tea Room, Tea Room has easy sloped access for wheelchairs, mobility scooters are available to borrow – please call 01825 790231 to book one for your visit (please book under your own name) please note a minimum donation of £2 is requested. Up to 3 hours to browse.
Sunday, 25th September – Kings Head, Lower Horsebridge – the Kings Head is a friendly pub & restaurant situated in Lower Horsebridge, near the town of Hailsham. Visitors will experience a warm, cosy atmosphere and will get to sample some of the many fine wines, beers and spirits that they have to offer. They have a large restaurant, offering a huge range of wholesome foods to choose from. You can enjoy the Sunday Carvery at the Kings Head for £9.45, you can choose between 3 local reared meats or their home cooked pies, and puddings. Lunch booked for 1pm.
Tuesday, 27th September – The Holly Blue, Pevensey – the Holly Blue is situated on the Hailsham Road on the outskirts of Pevensey. They offer a full menu alongside a daily carvery serving three meat options Starters from £3.25, Mains from £6.15 & Desserts from £4.75. 2 for £10 main meal offer on selected dishes only. Lunch booked for 1pm.
Wednesday, 28th September – Brighton & Hove Greyhound Stadium – admission is free, doors open at 1pm and enjoy the first race from 2pm. Enjoy lunch whilst watching the racing, prices start at £5.95 for 1 course, £8.45 for 2 courses and £10.95 for 3 courses. Access – Back Tier booked so no problem with access. Pre-payment is required so at time of booking please let us know how many courses you would like and send in your cheque for either £5.95, £8.45 or £10.95 by 9th September.
Thursday, 29th September – Shopping Shuttle – we will drop you either at Sainsburys or Lidls in Newhaven or Morrisons in Seaford. You will have around 2 hours to shop before we come and collect you. Please let the office know at the time of booking which store you wish to visit. Peacehaven and Newhaven members may be dropped off and collected at different times to the Seaford members.
Arndale – Thursdays 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & Friday, 30th September, 2016
4 Towns Fares
Seaford Members: Within Seaford £3.50, To Newhaven £5.00, To Peacehaven or Telscombe £8.00
Newhaven Members: Within Newhaven £3.50, To Peacehaven or Telscombe £5.00, To Seaford £5.00
Peacehaven & Telscombe Members: Within PH or TC £3.50, To Newhaven £5.00, To Seaford £8.00
Emergency Cancellation Number (Weekends only): 07821 017328