Coach trips are organised throughout the year to galleries, museums, country houses and other places of interest. Members have travelled to the Dulwich Picture Gallery, Strawberry Hill House, Barrington Court, and enjoyed a back-stage tour at the Royal Opera House. London and Oxford are regular destinations.
Non-members are always welcome on coach trips at an extra cost of £2 per person. Coach trips start from, and return to, the Bradford on Avon Station Car Park with no pick-ups along the way.
We always welcome suggestions for future outings.
For more information about and to request a booking form for any of our trips please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Book by: Monday 30 April (Bookings open for non-members Monday 12 March) A morning visit to Barrington Court, a 16th century house rescued by Colonel Lyle of Tate and Lyle family. Splendid walled garden and independently run Artisan workshops. Café, restaurant and picnic area. Nearby Dillington House in the afternoon where we shall have a talk about the history of the Elizabethan house, learn about the facilities and enjoy tea and cake. Free time to wander round the grounds and…Find out more »
Cardiff has always been popular venue for the Arts Association. It has a wide appeal with historical and cultural aspects.Find out more »
Book by date: 31 October (Booking opens for non-members of Arts Association on 14 September) Major London Exhibitions showing this November include... British Museum Ashurbanipal: King of the World, King of Assyria Tate Britain Turner Prize Show Edward Burne-Jones Dulwich Gallery Ribera – Art of Violence R.A. Klimt/ Schiele: Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna (Or maybe grab the opportunity to have a wander around the exciting new extension to the Academy... free) National Gallery Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet to…Find out more »
Book by 26 November (Booking opens for non members of Arts Association on 14 September) Christmas at Tyntesfield is something different. The Victorian Gothic building is decorated for the season and visitors are welcomed to join the festivities. No details as yet for this year but look on their website for last year's celebrations. Already it is getting booked up so a visit has been reserved as we do not want to miss out. Last year professional actors re-enacted a…Find out more »
In the morning we plan to visit Heale House to see the stunning snowdrops and have a coffee. Then on to Salisbury on market day in time for lunch. People are free to visit the Cathedral, see the special exhibition of works by Wiltshire artists in the Museum or whatever they want...Find out more »
Oxford is such a compact city, with so much to offer visitors, that it’s not surprising it is always a very popular visit for the Arts Association. Our arrival and departure point is the famous Ashmolean museum and art gallery which is ideally situated for the city centre and in easy walking distance of numerous places of interest.Find out more »
Book by date: 9 April (Booking opens for non-members of Arts Association 17 December) Exbury's beautiful woodland garden covers 200 acres and is a jewel in the heart of the New Forest National Park. Created by Lionel de Rothschild in 1919, it is a spectacular garden offering natural beauty and horticultural variety on the edge of the Beaulieu River. This amazing garden offers a delight of rhododendrons, azaleas, bluebells and wisteria especially in the months of Spring. The popular Exbury…Find out more »
Photograph: “Swingbridge” at Quenington Old Rectory, © Oliver Dixon Quenington Fresh Air is a biennial festival showing sculpture and other works of art by contemporary artists in the beautiful Old Rectory Garden of David and Lucy Abel-Smith in the Cotswold village of Quenington, near Fairford. This is a prestigious event and offers a wonderful chance to appreciate the skills of living artist craftsmen and women. You can look up details on Google. There is an opportunity for 25 people to…Find out more »
Buscot Park Gardens Buscot Park is a National Trust property and the home of Lord Faringdon and his family. Built in the 18th century, the house was greatly enlarged by Lord Faringdon who commissioned Harold Peto to design the famous Italianate water garden, as well as laying the foundations of the stunning Faringdon Collection. Among the purchases were Rembrandt's portrait of Pieter Six, and Rossetti's portrait of Pandora. Most amazing of all is the collection of Burne-Jones panels; surrounding the walls…Find out more »
Enjoy another of our pre-Christmas outings to the Capital, maybe to shop or go in search of a spot of culture. Among exhibitions highlights on offer, will be - National Gallery Gauguin Portraits... First ever exhibition dedicated to his portraits Tate Britain William Blake – Painter, printmaker & poet Tate Modern Olafur Eliasson... More of his remarkable installations NPG Re-Raphaelite Sisters... First ever show to focus on the un-told story of the women of Pre-Raphaelite art Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace…Find out more »