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Memorable Experiences

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Co-ordinator(s)Donald Potter

What we do

A little Adventure: a lot of Fun.

We arrange a wide variety of Special out of the ordinary Events for the slightly more adventurous. Dates, times and locations vary -  contact the coordinator for more information or to book a place.

Reports

January 2020

These two photos were taken in Leighton Hall where 'Memorable Experiences' held our last Event of the year on 11 December. 36 Members attended a Private Candlelit Tour followed by our singing Carols accompanied by John Campbell on the Steinway Grand. Members of our 'Singing for Fun' Group joined us to guarantee that we kept more or less to the tune!

 

'Memorable Experiences' will be concentrating on three Activities in January:

Indoor Horse Riding Instruction (for Beginners and Intermediates) at Holmescales Riding Centre, Old Hutton, Sunday afternoon 19 January. £28.

Indoor Wall Climbing Instruction at The Kendal Wall. These popular lessons are regular Events for 'Mem Experiences' Members throughout the year especially during Winter. Instruction is Free.

Outdoor Tobogganing is already underway for the 57 Members signed up to sledge this Winter when, and if, conditions are suitable.

Members interested in the above should email me.    donaldspotter@icloud.com

I've been contacted by The Third Age Trust who tell me that 'Memorable Experiences' Group is unique in that there is no other U3A Group in U.K., offering Activities of a similar nature. They've asked me to blog re our history, Events, etc., and I'll commence the Blog this January.

 

October 2019 Update

PROGRAMME.  OCTOBER - DECEMBER

GUIDED BADGER WATCH (Haweswater Hide). 8 OCT. This was our 4th visit this year; rave reports as usual! We were, as always, more than fully booked. Contact me to book for next year. £13 (Private Event Group Rate).

GUIDED DEER RUTS (Haweswater).SUN 20 OCT., SAT afternoon 26 OCT. and SUN morning 27 OCT. £20 (£16 RSPB Members). Book online 'Deer Rut Haweswater'. Notify me when you've booked. Any booking problems contact me and I'll arrange the booking for you direct with the Guide. I can also arrange car sharing.

HORSE RIDING INSTRUCTION (Old Hutton). 2-30pm. SUN 27 OCT. Fully booked. Contact me re future instruction and hacking for Beginners and Intermediates. £28 (Group Rate). Supporters welcome.

GUIDED DEER RUTS (Haweswater). £20 (£16 RSPB). NOVEMBER. Contact me re dates.

DRY SLOPE SKIING INSTRUCTION & TUBING (Kendal). 2-30pm to 5pm. TUES 12 NOV.
£24 (Private Group Rate). Followed by Meal(opt). Supporters welcome.

'THE SIXTEEN' CHOIR & ORCHESTRA - MONTEVERDI'S 'VESPERS' (Bridgewater Hall, Manchester). FRI 15 NOV. More than 70 provisionally booked but room for a few more. Hurry! Leaving Kendal approx 3-30pm. Approx £27 Group Rate (plus Private Coaches).

CURLING plus (opt) Meal (Barton Grange). 1pm. MON 18 NOV. Our 6th visit. Fully booked but supporters still welcome and the Centre's superb bowling alleys and indoor miniature golfing are available. Contact me to book for next year. £22-50 (Group Rate) for 2 hours. Opt Meal extra.

CHRISTMAS LUNCH at BANGKOK 7 THAI RESTAURANT (Kendal). 12-30pm TUES 26 NOV. Contact me re a la carte pre-order.

LEIGHTON HALL PRIVATE FESTIVE TOUR inc. mince pies/mulled wine + CAROLS (nr Yealand). 6pm-8pm. WED 11 DEC. After the Tour we'll gather round their fine Grand Piano to sing Carols. Max 40. This Event will be fully booked, so hurry! £17-95 (Group Rate).

WALL CLIMBING INSTRUCTION (Kendal). FREE instruction will continue this winter. Very popular; join a small waiting list.

BELOW ARE THE EVENTS WE'VE ENJOYED DURING THE PAST FOUR MONTHS. MOST WERE PRIVATE EVENTS BECAUSE WE GENERALLY AIM TO DO THINGS WITH A TOUCH OF PANACHE!
      
      ABSEILED DOWN A CHURCH TOWER then a bite to eat (Kirkby Stephen).
      TAG RUGBY + MEAL (Kendal). A few Members now play regularly.
      CURLING + MEAL (Barton). Twice.
      DRAGON BOAT PADDLING (Windermere).
      INDOOR WALL CLIMBING INSTRUCTION (Kendal). Many times.
      CARRIAGE DRIVING INSTRUCTION + (sometimes) a MEAL (Cartmel). Many times.
      WINDERMERE JETTY BOAT MUSEUM VISIT + HISTORIC STEAM LAUNCH TRIP + MEAL.
      CARTMEL RACES AND CLIFF RICHARD OUTDOOR CONCERT + PICNIC.
      TWO-DAY 'SUSTAINABLE' BEEKEEPING COURSE inc MEALS (Kendal & Lancaster).
      LANCS v DURHAM CRICKET (Sedbergh). 3 Days.
      GARDEN PARTY (Oxenholme).
      BADGER WATCH IN HIDE + (sometimes) a MEAL (Haweswater). 4 Times.
      Two additional Events were postponed: FIREWALKING + MEAL. We arrived on time; the         
       fire pit men had packed up early - but we had the Meal! Also 'WALKING WITH ALPACAS' +
       MEAL (booking mix up). We'll try again next year.

May 2019

 COMPLETED EVENTS NOVEMBER TO MARCH
DRY OUTDOOR SKIING and TUBING + MEAL (Kendal). Private Event, individual Instruction.
CURLING + MEAL (Barton, Lancs). Twice. We'll repeat it yet again - see below.
CLOGG and MORRIS DANCING INSTRUCTION (Kendal). Private Event.
DR. MICHAEL MOSLEY + MEAL (Bridgewater Hall, Manchester). 26 Members went by Private Coach.
INDIVIDUAL CLIMBING INSTRUCTION (Kendal Wall). Many times and every month.

PROGRAMME.  APRIL - AUGUST
FOR COMPREHENSIVE DETAILS (and much more) EMAIL ME FOR MY NEWSLETTER - IT'S NEW!
SUPPORTERS WELCOME AT MOST EVENTS AND MEALS.  DO JOIN US - IT'S FUN!

MIXED TAG RUGBY (Kendal Rugby Club). 2pm. EVERY WED.  Outdoors. £2-50 inc coffee & chat.

HORSE RIDING INSTRUCTION (Beginners) + JUMPING (Intermediates) or HACKING (Old Hutton)
+ opt MEAL (No 17 Milnthorpe).  APRIL.  PRIVATE EVENTS. £27 (Group Price) + opt food.

CURLING + MEAL (Barton). 1pm. MON 29 APRIL.  Sensational venue. £22-50 (Group Price.
2 hours).

CARRIAGE DRIVING INDIVIDUAL TUITION INC HANDS-ON STABLE VISIT & CAKE, COFFEE. (Cartmel Black Horses).  PRIVATE EVENTS. Day/time to suit you. Top instructor. £85 (Special Price; three hours minimum). Or hands-on Stable Visit only (inc cake, etc.). £15.

WINDERMERE JETTY BOAT MUSEUM + opt. LUNCH. 10am. FRI 1 MAY.  We're the first-ever Group to tour this brand new world-class Museum AND to have a PRIVATE sail on their luxury 1902 steam launch 'Osprey'! £18-1O (Group Price) + opt MEAL. For Charity.

'NATURAL' BEEKEEPING COURSE INC MEALS (Kendal).  SEE our sister Group 'Wellbeing'.

CLIMBING INSTRUCTION (Kendal Wall).  Some THURS P.M. or SUN.  Most months. Individual Instruction FREE!

COUNTY CRICKET. LANCASHIRE v DURHAM (Sedbergh School). 11am. SUN 30 JUNE to WED 3 JULY (choose your day). Historic Match; first-ever 1st Class Game to be played in Cumbria. Large Group Discount £4 per day!

FIREWALKING (Preston). 1pm. to 4pm. SUN 30 JUNE. Gala in Hospice grounds (lots of Activities). Get Sponsored for Charity or pay £15.

CLIFF RICHARD LIVE AT CARTMEL RACES! P.M. & EV. SUN 28 JUNE.  Access to Live Concert; V.I.P. Lounge; Paddock;Course (7 races);funfair;sideshows; etc.

DRAGON BOAT PADDLING (Windermere). 9-45 am. SUN 30 JUNE.  For Charity. £

WALKING (inc feeding) ALPACAS (Derwentwater). P.M. MON 10 JUNE or P.M. TUES 11 JUNE (choose either) + opt Meal.  PRIVATE EVENT. Stunning wooded location; walk lakeside on Private Estate. More than 1 hour. £15 (less than half price!).

BAY WALK (Arnside-Kents Bank) + opt MEAL. JULY or AUGUST. Get Sponsored for Charity or pay £10.

No need to attend all Events; choose only those which appeal. Phone or email Donald for further details or to book. Happy to arrange a lift or travel companion. Why not bring a friend?

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