Photo: Water cascading over Caban Coch
by David Chandler

Charabanc Club

Group Leader: Karen Latham -


The Charabanc Club is open to all U3A members.

A couple of “Outings” will be organised during the year, with a view to providing interesting, educational, fun trips. Things you might not do on your own.

We will

  • endeavour to keep the costs as low as possible
  • organise a main event for each outing but choose destinations which allow individuals flexibility to put together their own itinerary should they wish
  • operate on a first come first served basis

The only rule is that once you sign up for a trip you are committed. As the trip and costs will be organised and booked on the basis of those signatures. Should you be unable to go at the last minute you will have to find someone else to take your place or take the financial “hit”.


June 2019 - a day trip to Bath.

Forty-three people joined the trip.  The weather which had been bad all week turned out glorious on the day and the range of activities chosen by the group was impressive, from special art exhibitions to the Jane Austin Museum, Bus tours of the city and outlying countryside, the Cathedral, Roman Baths, restaurants, just plain wandering and exploring the back streets. There really was something for everyone.

The journey home due to traffic and roadworks was horrendous- not a single grumble or moan from a very happy and exhausted group, who left the coach saying Where Next?


September 2018 - Cardiff.

Alighting at the National Museum, some chose to go down to the Cardiff Bay area, others shopping, lunching in the Arcades, others to the Museum or Art Gallery. A couple even found a boat trip from the bay back to the Castle in the centre of town, which after working in Cardiff for years I did not know about!

In the afternoon the U3A Welsh Conference was the main option, for me the highlights were an excellent speaker from St Fagan's and a recital by Zoe a soprano from the Welsh National Opera.


Narrowboat Crossing Pont-Cysyllte Aqueduct cc-by-sa/2.0
© Colin Smith -

Thursday April 26th 2018 - Llangollen

The coach will depart Llandrindod Wells at 9:00am and travel via Rhayader, Llanidloes to Llangollen arriving approx. 11:00am. Leave Llangollen at 5:00pm.

As usual, you can either just book onto the coach and plan your own day out or choose to join in one several afternoon activities.

The activities available include:

  • Plas Newydd
  • Motor Museum
  • Canal Trips
  • Train excursion in a Heritage Rail Car
  • White Water Rafting

For full details of costs and the optional activities please download the information sheet.

Advance booking is essential

For all enquiries please contact the group leader.