Post date: Sep 19, 2010 1:12:52 PM

April 3rd - Easter Bonnet Parade, dance and buffet. New Mechanics North Sherwood Street Nottingham 1.30 - 5.0pm. Come along and enjoy the fun whether you can dance or not. Men especially welcome in their bonnets or caps. Tel 0115 9243009 for tickets at £9.00 each. or call into the office on Friar Lane.

May 1st - Spalding Tulip Festival. Once again our annual visit to this wonderful flower festival which has reverted to its original format after 2009's unfortunate attempt by the Council to change the former successful format. We will be leaving Nottingham at 9.30am with a stop on the way for refreshments, then getting to our vantage points in plenty of time before the parade starts. It would be wise to take a folding seat if possible judging by former years. Price for this trip is £11.00.

May 13th - Tissington Well Dressing. This year we will be attending the blessing of the wells with Tissington being one of the original wells dressed. This is a wonder event which is held at the well opposite Tissington Hall. We will be visiting several other wells on this journey. Details later. We have done a great deal for this trip with the price at an amazing £10.00 per head.

May 21st - Birkley Garden Centre & Bass Brewery Trip. This is a very large and beautiful Garden Centre near Burton with several interesting shops plus a very good restaurant. Every thing is very classy and the plants and flowers are excellent. The National Brewery Centre houses a world class museum and visitor centre that newly opened on May 1st 2010. It takes visitors through the story of brewing, through ancient times to the latest methods. Visitors will be able to see a micro brewery at work, meet the famous shire horses and browse through a museum. See a vintage vehicle collection and working steam engines. Over 18's can take part in a beer tasting master class and, after a busy tour around the site, visitors can relax in one of the splendid bars and restaurants.

June Wednesday 16th - National Arboretum and Lichfield. The Arboretum is a tribute to all personnel that served in the armed forces. This was opened by the Queen and has many wonderful gardens all dedicated to various companies.

June - Conducted tour of London plus visit to Windsor. This should be an excellent guided tour of London on the coach, stopping for a couple of hours at Windsor on the way back.