TRIPS AROUND the UK

Visit some of the most beautiful and interesting locations around England, Scotland and Wales.
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Please note that there are two pick-up points for every International Society trip. The main pick-up point is the International Society building; the coaches park where Dover Street meets Oxford Road. This pick-up takes place at the time stated on the website and on your ticket. The coach also picks up from The University of Salford's Maxwell building. This pick-up takes place 30 minutes before the time stated on the website and on your ticket.

York (St Nicholas Fayre Market)

Saturday 24th November
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£18 members
£23 non-members
£13 children aged 2-16

Another opportunity to visit the historic city of York. You will have the entire day to spend at your leisure exploring the city at your own pace taking in the medieval Shambles, the York Minster and perhaps learning something about the city’s Viking history. Today, the St Nicholas Fayre will be taking place selling a mixture of arts and crafts, gifts and locally produced food and drink.

Countryside Walk: The Peak District

Sunday 25th November
Meeting at Grindleford train station
Walk to begin from 10.35 am
Returning back to the station at about 4.15 pm
FREE! (available to members only)

Why not join us on a walk in the countryside? Come along and join us for a day’s walk in the Peak District visiting Padley Gorge, Higger Tor and Hathersage! Led by one of International Society’s hopsitality scheme families.

Places for the walks are limited so sign up as soon as you know you want to go! Also, good walking clothes and shoes or boots are essential for these walks.

 

Any questions about the Countryside Walks?

Peak District Discoverer (Chatsworth House at Christmas and Bakewell)

Sunday 25th November
9.30 am – 6.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 9.00 am)
£40 members
£45 non-members
£35 children aged 4-16
£12 children aged 2-3

This is a great opportunity to visit the attractive historic Estate of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.  Chatsworth is an interesting place to explore with its charming house and gardens and farmyard and adventure playground for the children. Today, Chatsworth has the added attractions of its Christmas markets and the beautifully decorated Christmas mansion. The day will end in Bakewell where you will have time to look around this small village in the heart of the Peak District and perhaps sample the famously tasty Bakewell tart!

The Lake District at Christmas (Keswick Victorian Fayre and Ambleside)

Saturday 1st December
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£20 members
£25 non-members
£15 children aged 2-16

The Lake District, a world heritage site, is an area of outstanding natural beauty.  You will have chance to spend time in the main tourist town in the North of the Lakes, Keswick, on the shores of Derwent Water. Today, the annual Victorian Christmas Fayre is also taking place. Then onto Ambleside on the shore of Lake Windermere, a great place to explore the Lake or shop, relax and eat in the various shops and cafes on offer!

Countryside Walk: Bollin Valley

Thursday 6th December
Meeting at Wilmslow train station
Walk to begin from 1.05 pm
Returning back to the station at about 4.30 pm

Why not join us on a walk in the countryside? Two to three hours of gentle walking through Bollin Valley. Led by one of the International Society’s hospitality scheme families. Meet at Wilmslow train station.

Places for the walks are limited so sign up as soon as you know you want to go! Also, good walking clothes and shoes or boots are essential for these walks.

 

Any questions about the Countryside Walks?

Stockeld Park at Christmas, Yorkshire

Sunday 2nd December
9.00 am – 6.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.30 am)
£30 members
£35 non-members
£25 children aged 3-16
£12 children aged 2
(includes entrance ticket with 2 adventure zones; the maze and adventure play and enchanted forest)

Stockeld Park, the home of Yorkshire’s most magical Christmas adventure! Discover the adventure playground and lose yourself in the magical maze by day then when darkness falls, travel through the illuminated enchanted forest to see what mysterious characters you will encounter! Father Christmas will also be there if you would like to visit him!

Stratford-upon-Avon (Victorian Christmas Market)

Saturday 8th December
8.30 am – 8.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£35 members
£40 non-members
£30 children aged 3-16
£13 children aged 2

Stratford is most famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare. You will have the chance to visit three of the Shakespeare properties – Shakespeare’s birthplace, Harvard House and Hall’s Croft while you are there and also to explore the picturesque town itself. Today, the annual Victorian Christmas market will also be taking place with entertainment, a funfair and stalls selling christmas goodies.

Peak District Explorer (visiting Buxton and Castleton at Christmas with a visit to Peak Cavern)

Sunday 9th December
9.00 am – 7.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.30 am)
£25 members
£30 non-members
£20 children aged 5-15
£10 children aged 2-4

The Peak District National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Today, you will visit the pretty spa town of Buxton with its Christmas Fair in the beautiful Pavillion Gardens in the centre of town. Then onto Castleton for the second stop of the day, one of the most beautifully lit villages in the Peak District at this time of year particularly the stunningly lit Peveril Castle.  You will also have the chance to visit one of the many caves in the area … Peak Cavern, well known for having the largest entrance to any cave in Britain and time to spend relaxing in Castleton itself. Father Christmas will be available for a visit too!

Boxing Day Sales visit to Chester and Cheshire Oaks

Wednesday 26th December
9.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 9.00 am)
£18 members
£23 non-members
£13 children aged 2-16

The Winter Sales start today so pick up a bargain or two for yourself at the Cheshire Oaks Retail Outlet where prices are cheaper than normal high street prices and prices will be slashed even further today!!

Overnight Trip: Edinburgh

Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th February 2019
£90 members
£100 non-members
(please ask in the office for childrens prices)

You have the opportunity to spend the weekend exploring this beautiful, atmospheric place with it’s castle presiding over the city and UNESCO world heritage sites : the old and new towns and the Forth bridge and the new Forth Road Bridge!  A coach tour has been planned for you as part of the trip to give you an overview of the famous city sights! If you have energy to spare, why not have a go at climbing Arthur’s seat with its breathtaking views!

Trip Policy

GENERAL
Members are welcome to bring their children on trips. All children over two years of age need a seat. Children are not allowed on coach trips unless accompanied by an adult. All trips (unless otherwise stated) start and finish at Dover Street, just next to International Society a pick-up point is arranged at Salford University 30 minutes prior to the Dover Street departure time. Please note that leaders on coaches are volunteers and are not therefore professional tourist guides. It is your responsibility to arrive in time for the departure of the coach. No refund will be available if you are late.

DAY TRIP CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS
Please bring your ticket to the office at least one week in advance of the trip taking place if you know that you are unable to go. Please note that ticket money cannot be refunded for trips unless the ticket is resold after we have sold our own tickets. A cancellation charge of £1.00 per ticket is made. Refunds must be collected within 14 days of the trip taking place. Please note that ULC students who are taking the free trips paid for by their course cannot change trips once they are booked.

OVERNIGHT TRIP CANCELLATION AND REFUND
Please note that cancellations cannot be accepted unless more than two weeks notice is given. A refund can only be given if we are able to resell your place on the trip. A cancellation charge of £5.00 per booking is made. Refunds must be collected within 14 days of the trip taking place.

DISCLAIMER
The International Society reserves the right to change the details of the trips programme should any necessity arise. The Society and staff cannot be held responsible for any damage, loss or injury however sustained by participants on trips. The Society cannot be held responsible for the weather conditions on any of our trips. Please check the weather forecast before you go and take appropriate clothing.

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VOLUNTEER TO LEAD A TRIP

TRIP LEADERS
Every International Society trip is led by one of our volunteers. The volunteers are responsible for checking tickets and ID and counting everyone onto the coach in the morning. They will then liaise with the coach driver about the timetable of the trip, inform the passengers about what’s happening and when, organise the group’s entry into the various properties that we visit and then count everyone back onto the coach at the end of the day. Trip Leaders get to enjoy the trip themselves for free and can invite a friend along to share the experience with them. If you are interested in volunteering to be a Trip Leader then we require that you go on at least three trips first to better understand how they work.

GET IN TOUCH
If you have any questions please contact us using the contact form in the section above. If you would like to volunteer right away then click the button and complete the volunteer form. Please note that there is often a very high demand to be a Trip Leader and we may not be able to accommodate everyone that applies.
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