Forthcoming Outings

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OUTINGS

November 2019 - February 2020

 

 

Kendall & Wall organises outings to various places of interest.

We are a Charitable Trust dedicated to reducing lonliness and social isolation by organising outings for elderly, infirm or disabled people.

Queen's award for voluntary serviceWe provide:

  • A door to door service in our wheelchair accessible vehicle.
  • Wheelchair or scooter rental so that you can tour your destination.
  • Friendly staff to push your wheelchair if necessary
  • All admission charges included (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Free tea or coffee on all outings. Food not included except where stated.

 

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Monday 4th November

History in a bottle-Dudson’s pottery, Stoke on Trent

Discover over 200 years of pottery produced in Stoke-on-Trent by the oldest surviving family business in the ceramic tableware industry. Explore the original Dudson factory courtyard and enjoy the unique experience of stepping inside the Grade II listed bottle oven to view the collection and to trace the fascinating history of the Dudson company's production from 1800 to the present day.

 

£28.00

Thursday

7th November

Walsall Leather Museum

Discover why Walsall became the British leather goods capital in this fascinating working museum, housed in a restored leather factory. 

In the atmospheric workshops you can watch skilled leather workers in the process of hand-crafting leather goods such as wallets and purses and perhaps have-a-go yourself. The displays around the museum tell the stories of the Walsall leather trade and feature splendid examples of local craftsmanship past and present, including saddles made for the Royal Family and exciting contemporary designs of the world's finest saddles and leather goods.

 

 

£25.00

Friday

8th November

Sea Life,

Birmingham

The National Sea Life Centre has an extensive seahorse breeding programme, with many species of newly reared seahorses in tanks viewable by visitors.

In other displays, it has a Giant Pacific Octopus, as well as horseshoe crabs, green sea turtles, lobsters, sharks, sting rays, and otters. Its one-million-litre ocean tank houses giant green sea turtles, blacktip reef sharks and tropical reef fish, with a fully transparent underwater tunnel.

 

£38.00

Tuesday

12th November

Glass blowing at Red House Cone, Dudley

Lying in the heart of the Stourbridge glassmaking industry, the Red House Glass Cone was built at the end of the 18th century and was used for the manufacture of glass until 1936.Reaching 100 feet, Glass Cones within the Stourbridge area were commonplace. Today, it is the only complete Glass Cone in the area and one of only four left in the United Kingdom. With the aid of film, audio guides, exhibits and live demonstrations, you can now explore the Cone's 200 years of glassmaking history.


 
 

£30.00

Wednesday 

13th November

My Fair Lady

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Bilston Operatic Company presents the time-honoured tale of an unlikely relationship between a Cockney flower seller, Eliza Doolittle, and an upper class Phonetics Professor, Henry Higgins. Come and follow the highs and lows of this engaging story which includes some really great musical numbers including Wouldn’t It Be Loverly, I’m Getting Married In The Morning, I Could Have Danced All Night and many more familiar melodies.

 

NB. THIS TRIP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

 

£38.00

Thursday

14th November

Forge Mill Needle Museum

Forge Mill Needle Museum in Redditch is an unusual and fascinating place to visit. This historic site illustrates the rich heritage of the needle and fishing tackle industries. Models and recreated scenes provide a vivid illustration of how needles were once made, and how Redditch once produced 90% of the world's needles.

 

£28.00

Monday

18th November

Turkish meal at Turquoise Kitchen & Bar, West Bromwich

Join us for lunch at an authentic Turkish restaurant serving dishes originating from Turkey’s South Eastern Region. Specialties include kebabs, grilled on real charcoal flames, tava dishes, lahmacun and bread baked in a wood fire oven.

 

£20.00

Tuesday

19th November

An afternoon with Darling Katie, 

Riverside Studios, Kingsbury

The D-Day Darlings are a close harmony trio who wowed the audience in TV’s Britain’s Got Talent. They bring  the true spirit of the wartime era alive with songs such as We'll Meet Again, I'll Be Seeing You, Land of Hope and Glory, and Bless Em’ All. They are based in Kingsbury, near Tamworth.

Their lead singer, Katie Ashby, will talk about the history of the group and will entertain us with a few songs. Afterwards we shall have lunch at the Dog & Doublet

 

£28.00

(does not include cost of lunch)

Friday

22nd November

Jodrell Bank

For over 50 years the giant Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank has been a familiar feature of the Cheshire landscape and an internationally renowned landmark in the world of astronomy.  You can explore the wonders of the universe and learn more about the workings of the giant telescope.

 

£40.00

Includes picnic lunch

Sunday

24th November

Penkridge Victorian Christmas Market

The 2019 Victorian Christmas Market is set to be the largest and most spectacular ever. Expect a huge range of Christmas goods, from food and drink to gifts and decorations. There will also be a great selection of entertainment including Santa’s Grotto, donkey rides, carol singers, Punch & Judy, organ grinder, fire juggler & magician.

 

£26.00

Tuesday

26th November

Home cinema: Vertigo

Mike & Kiko’s house

An ex-police officer who suffers from an intense fear of heights is hired to prevent an old friend's wife from committing suicide, but all is not as it seems. Hitchcock's haunting, compelling masterpiece is uniquely revelatory about the director's own predilections and hang-ups and is widely considered to be one of his masterworks.

Starring James Stewart & Kim Novak.

A light meal and a glass of wine will be provided

 

£25.00

Thursday

28th November

National Motorcycle Museum

The National Motorcycle Museum is recognised as the finest and largest motorcycle museum in the world. One of the biggest attractions for many guests is the comprehensive cross-section of machines, spanning the “60 Glorious Year” of motorcycle manufacturing in this country. The museum’s aim is to preserve these pieces of history for future generations to come, as a reminder of this great nations industry, engineering prowess and work ethic. Within the five exhibition halls will be found some 650 plus machines, fully restored to the manufacturers original specifications

 

£30.00   

Tuesday

3rd December

Tour of BBC studios, Birmingham

Step inside the exciting world of broadcasting at BBC Birmingham!

Peek behind the scenes of Midlands Today, BBC WM, the Asian Network, and if you're lucky, the famous and intriguing Archers studio (if production schedules permit).

This entertaining and informative tour brings the fantastic TV, radio and online productions created at BBC Birmingham to life in a variety of creative ways! Tour guides will reveal the incredible Broadcast Support Centre and tell tales of the famous faces who've visited BBC Birmingham, they’ll even let you know where Nick Owen gets his jokes!

Only one wheelchair allowed

 

£30.00

Wednesday 

4th December

Cadbury World, Birmingham

John Cadbury tells you the inspiring story of his early struggles to establish the business and introduces his sons Richard and George. Together the Cadbury family explain how their Quaker beliefs led them to build a new and better kind of factory, in a green-field site away from the smoke and grime of the city. Learn how chocolate is made and maybe sample some. This is a must for chocaholics!

 

£32.00

Friday

6th December

Christmas shopping at the Mailbox

Known for being Birmingham’s premier luxury shopping and lifestyle destination, the Mailbox is the ultimate destination for designer fashion, luxury home furnishings and canal-side restaurants. You will be able to do all your Christmas shopping  at places like Harvey Nichols, Emporio Armani, Paul Smith, The Wedding Club, Heal’s, MADE.com and many more.

 

£20.00

Tuesday 

10th December

Christmas Lunch at Mabel’s , Curborough Hall Farm

Mabel’s put on a marvellous tea for us when we had our Queen’s Award presentation. This time we are going for a 3 course Christmas meal. Book early to be sure of a place!

 

NO NEED TO BOOK AGAIN IF YOU HAVE ALREADY BOOKED

 

£30.00

Wednesday

11th December

Dick Whittington at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

This panto season join our hero Dick Whittington on the ultimate rags to riches adventure as we help our hero outwit Queen Rat and take his rightful place a Lord Mayor of London. With comedy legends Su Pollard and Jeffrey Holland (Hi-de-Hi!, Oh, Doctor Beeching! and You Rang, M’Lord?) 

 

NB. THIS TRIP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

 

£38.00

Thursday 12th December

Christmas Tree Festival, Lichfield Cathedral

Once again Lichfield Cathedral will be hosting its annual Christmas Tree Festival in the aisles of the Cathedral. On show will be scores of gaily decorated Christmas trees each sponsored by local businesses. Afterwards we shall have lunch at  a local pub





 
 

£18.00

Monday

16th December

Wolverhampton Victorian Christmas Market

Step back in time at this Victorian Christmas Market. You’ll see stallholders and street entertainers dressed in period clothing and there will be choirs and carol singers to make you feel extra Christmassy. Enjoy hot food from one of the many stalls serving up some festive treats including the Gourmet Festive Pork Feast where you can get hot pork sandwiches with gravy. You can also enjoy roasted chestnuts, mulled wine, churros and hot chocolate (with Baileys for adults) to make you feel warm and fuzzy whilst you’re walking around the market stalls.

 

£24.00

Tuesday

17th December

Christmas Lunch at Mabel’s , Curborough

Another chance to enjoy Christmas lunch at Mabel’s. If you haven’t already booked or if you would like to go again please book now!

 

£30.00

Friday

20th December

Christmas at Shugborough

A great time to visit Shugborough! At  this magical time of year the estate is showing off its seasonal best inside and out. Be delighted by themed decorations that adorn the Mansion, Servants' Quarters and Park Farm House. 

 

£35.00

Friday

3rd January

Museum of Jewellery Quarter,

Birmingham

Enjoy a guided tour around a real jewellery factory where little has changed since the early part of the last century, including a demonstration of jewellery making techniques at the jeweller’s bench. For more than 80 years Smith and Pepper produced jewellery from this workshop which was founded in 1899.

The Museum tells the story of jewellery production in Birmingham over the last 200 years as well as exploring the Jewellery Quarter as it is today.

 

£28.00

Monday

6th January

Visit Derby

Come and explore a new and exciting Derby. A city steeped in history, with stories to tell, yet bursting with life and full of surprises. The Cathedral towers above the city and has the second highest perpendicular church tower in England! It is a fascinating place to visit, you’ll be amazed at how light and airy it is. Discover the awesome tomb of Bess of Hardwick – a creation designed by the powerful lady herself.

We shall also visit Derby's Museum and Art Gallery -home to the largest collection of Joseph Wright paintings in the world as well as a huge collection of intriguing treasures including an Egyptian Mummy!


 
 

£26.00

Tuesday

7th January

Cromford Mills

Cromford Mills is the home of Sir Richard Arkwright’s first mill complex, birthplace of the modern factory system and internationally recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will tour the mill and learn about its history as we enjoy ‘The Arkwright Experience’

 

£30.00

Friday

10th January

Stratford river cruise

Cruise aboard the Jennifer May,  a modern Dutch Barge, heated and fully covered with unique viewing angles through the glass roof panels, and the capacity to seat up to 60 people in comfort.  The vessel is also fully equipped to effortlessly board and carry wheelchairs, and has a fully accessible WC.

 

£28.00

Monday

13th January

Home cinema: An American in Paris

Mike & Kiko’s house

An American in Paris is a 1951 American musical film inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition An American in Paris by George Gershwin. Starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. A fantastic combination of music and dance

A light meal and a glass of wine will be provided

 

£25.00

Thursday

16th January

Custard Factory, Birmingham

Set in 15 acres of beautifully restored Victorian Factories, just five minutes walk from the Bullring, it is the heart of Birmingham’s buzzing creative and digital district.  The old Birds custard factory has been used to create a Bohemian feel, with quirky shops and cafes .We shall explore the shops and take in some of the street art.

 

£20.00

Monday

20th January

Vietnamese Street Kitchen, Brindley Place, Birmingham

Authentic Vietnamese food served in a modern restaurant in the heart of Birmingham’s canal district

 

£20.00

(does not  include cost of meal)

Tuesday

21st January

Walsall Art Gallery

This award winning gallery, The New Art Gallery Walsall, opened in February 2000 in the heart of Walsall town centre. On permanent display is The Garman Ryan Collection which was donated to the people of Walsall by Lady Kathleen Garman, widow of sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein, in 1973. This unique collection includes over 350 works by leading European artists including Picasso, Braque, Van Gogh, Modigliani and Jacob Epstein and is displayed in a series of intimate, interconnecting rooms over the first and second floors of the gallery.

 

£18.00

Saturday

25th January

Chinese New Year

Meal, Buffet Island, Birmingham

Chinese New Year starts today! Join us to celebrate the year of the rat with an ‘all-you-can eat’ buffet lunch. You can expect almost 100 dishes to choose from including all of your favourites such as Sweet and Sour Chicken, Beef in Black Bean Sauce, Crispy Shredded Duck Pancakes, Spring Rolls and Barbecue Spare Ribs. There will be English-style food on offer as well.

 

£30.00

(inc. as much as you can eat)

Monday

27th January

Winter Warmer Trent Cruise,

Nottingham

Enjoy an idyllic cruise on the Trent with superb views of historic Nottingham. The Nottingham Princess is a luxury river cruiser, fully enclosed and heated, with a comfortable lounge and well-stocked bar. We shall enjoy the River Trent in all its seasonal glory and have a traditional roast dinner including hot apple pie and custard and a cup of tea or coffee.

 

£35.00

(inc. food)

Thursday 

30th January

Lunchtime Concert

CBSO Centre, Birmingham

Join us for a lunchtime concert at the CBSO centre where a talented group of musicians will play the delightful Schubert Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat. Featuring  Jonathan Martindale – Violin, David Powell – Cello,

Robert Markham – Piano

 

£28.00

Saturday

1st February

Swan Lake at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting score. From the splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this tale of tragic romance has it all.

Performed by the Russian State Ballet of Siberia.

Matinee performance


 
 

£40.00

Tuesday

4th February

Emma Bridgewater Factory Tour, 

Stoke on Trent

Meet the jigger, jollier, fettlers, casters and decorators whose traditional skills and craftsmanship go into creating every beautiful piece of handmade and hand decorated Emma Bridgewater pottery

 

£28.00

Thursday

6th February

Home cinema: Calamity Jane.

Mike & Kiko’s house

Fantastic 1953 musical starring Doris Day & Howard Keel. Many memorable songs including Deadwood Stage, Black Hills of Dakota, Secret Love, that you will definitely want to sing along to. 


 
 

£28.00

Saturday

8th February

Spring plants in  John’s garden,

Ashwood Nurseries,

Kingswinford

‘John’s Garden’ at Ashwood Nurseries is a wonderful three acre private garden created by nursery owner and Chelsea Gold medallist John Massey VMH. Informal borders, island beds, woodland dells and wildlife meadow are set against the beautiful backdrop of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. It is a ‘plantsman’s garden‘   4that has an abundance of rare plants as well as many familiar favourites.

 

£25.00

Wednesday

12th February

Tour of BBC studios, Birmingham

Another chance to  step inside the exciting world of broadcasting at BBC Birmingham!

 

£30.00

Friday

14th February

Valentine’s day lunch

Star Inn, Burntwood

Fancy a blind date? Why not join us for a Valentine’s Day lunch at the Star in Burntwood.  Good food and good company are guaranteed .

£18.00

(does not include food)

Monday

17th February

10 pin bowling

Try your hand at 10 pin bowling. Don’t worry if you have never done it before- there is expert tuition on hand. Its great fun. Afterwards we shall go to a local hostelry to boast of our prowess at bowling or to commiserate with one another!

 

£29.00

Thursday

20th February

Pub Quiz, Bell Inn, Whittington

The Bell Inn is a traditional village pub with a great lunchtime menu – a fantastic setting for a pub quiz. Come along and test your knowledge. Prizes for the best team!

£20.00

Monday

24th February

Coventry Cathedral

On the night of 14 November 1940, the city of Coventry was devastated by bombs dropped by the Luftwaffe and the Cathedral burned with the city, having been hit by many incendiary devices. The decision to rebuild the Cathedral, taken the morning after its destruction, would not be an act of defiance, but rather a sign of faith, trust and hope for the future.

Join us to view this glorious 20th century Cathedral, with stunning 1950's art & architecture, rising above the stark ruins of the medieval Cathedral.

 

£26.00

Tuesday

25th February

Pancake Races & Shrovetide fair,

Lichfield

Traditional Pancake races followed by a civic procession and the opening of the Shrovetide Fair. Afterwards we shall have a meal in a local restaurant.                                                                    

 

£18.00

(does not include food)

Friday

28th February

Teatime in Chesterfield

Northern Tea Merchants are specialist contract packers of teas, coffees and cocoa. Their shop, in Chesterfield, is a veritable Aladdin’s cave where you can find and sample hundreds of different kinds of tea and coffee. There is also a great gift shop where you can pick up some wonderful presents for family and friends.

 

£28.00