Ealing Forum Outings for 2018
Wed 18th April: Ramster Gardens and Teahouse, Surrey, GU8 4SW
Ramster Gardens is an enchanted woodland garden, nestled within the Surrey Hills, renowned for its beauty and tranquillity, covering over 20 acres. There are winding paths to see carpets of bluebells, daffodils and primroses under camellias and magnolias. Light lunches/snacks/cakes are available in the teahouse and there is a plant sales area. Ramster House cannot be viewed, it is private. Tickets: £21.00 (incl. £6.50 entrance fee for the gardens)
Tues 15th May:Rye, East Sussex
The medieval town of Rye in East Sussex is the sort of place you thought existed only in your imagination. Almost suspended in time, Rye’s unhurried atmosphere and enchanting streets are delightful and make you feel truly welcome with their individual shops and eating places. Tickets: £17.00.
Tue 12th June:Hastings, East Sussex
This seaside town offers a very great variety: the remains of the first castle in England to be built by William the Conqueror, a preserved Old Town and a strong local arts community. Hastings is also home to the Jerwood Gallery, a stunning new art gallery housing a collection of 20th and 21st century British art. It is located in the Stade area, in the middle of the fishing quarter. Tickets: £17.00.
Wed 18th July: Penshurst Place and Gardens, Kent
The house at Penshurst Place showcases a marvellous mix of paintings, tapestries and furniture from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, with a unique medieval Baron’s Hall and decadent staterooms. The jewel in the crown is the 11 acres of Elizabethan walled gardens; stunning displays divided by a mile of yew hedges into ‘rooms’; each garden is planted to give a succession of colour as the seasons change. Tickets: £28.00 (incl.£11.00 entrance fee for the house and gardens)
Tue 7th August:Cambridge
Cambridge is a city on the River Cam, home to the prestigious University of Cambridge, dating from 1209. You can marvel at the university colleges, which include King’s, famed for its choir and towering Gothic chapel, as well as Trinity, founded by Henry VIII, and St John’s, with its 16th-century Great Gate. If you are feeling adventurous, why not go “punting” on the river. Tickets: £18.00
Tues 25th September:Sandwich in Kent
Sandwich is a historic town on the River Stour in Kent. Sandwich was one of the Cinque Ports and still has many original medieval buildings, including several listed public houses and gates in the old town walls, churches, alms houses and the White Mill. While once a major port, it is now two miles from the sea due to the disappearance of the Wantsum Channel. Its historic centre has been preserved and is a delight for the visitor. Tickets: £18.00
Unfortunately we are all aging,and some manage better than others, but it has been noticeable of late that some
joining the trips really do need personal help, which unfortunately we are unabe to provide or take responsibility for, if you are unable to care of yourself and need help then you must bring a companion with you,
they need not be a Forum member, when booking your tickets just mention that you will be bringing a carer with you. Doreen Stannard