MHWI Social Events – Dates for your Diary

We hope you’ve all had a lovely Summer break and are looking forward to some of the great events we have lined up for you over the next few weeks.   We would really appreciate early bookings as this helps us to secure events and ensures they take place.

Family Day Out to Wistow Maze and Rural Centre – Saturday, 18th August at 9.45am

Wistow Maze

Just a gentle, final reminder about the above event this Saturday.   For full details, see our previous website post.

Remember if you are intending to go, it is CASH OR CHEQUES ONLY.

 

 

 

http://www.wistow.com/wistow-rural-centre/

E-mail:  Janet.Cooper007@gmail.com  (please note change of e-mail since previous notice).

 

Trip to the University of Leicester’s Botanic Gardens, Oadby, Leicester – Thursday, 13th September, at 2pm

Botanic gardens

 

Includes a 90 minute guided tour around these lovely gardens.   Then afterwards you will have a chance to relax and enjoy a chat over tea and cake.

Price £8.50 each.

 

 

https://www2.le.ac.uk/institution/botanic-garden/visitor

Contact Fiona Dudridge if you wish to attend:  E-mail:  fegraham1@gmail.com

 

Evening Ghost Walk around Market Harborough – Friday, 2nd November

(start time to be confirmed when it gets darker ………!!!!!)

 

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Ooooh!    A fun and light-hearted walk around Market Harborough with a guide, who will explain a little about the history of this market town and some of its lingering residents!

Join us for a bit of exercise and a giggle followed, of course, by a trip to a pub/restaurant for drinks/eats (optional).

Price for walk only:  £8.00

 

Contact Denise Smith if you wish to attend:  E-mail:  d_a_smith35@hotmail.com

 

 

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MHWI Family Day Out to Wistow Rural Centre and Maze – Sat, 18th August 2018.

We hope you are all having a lovely summer and enjoying the hot weather.

We just wanted to remind you about our fun, family day out to  Wistow Rural Centre and Maze on Saturday, 18th August at 9.45 am.    Individuals also welcome.  It takes approximately 1hr 30 mins to 2 hrs to complete the maze but, don’t worry, you can get out earlier if needs be!

There is also a garden centre, café and shops there too.   See below for prices – pay on arrival.   PLEASE NOTE ONLY CASH AND CHEQUES ACCEPTED!

 

 

Prices as follows:   Adults £6.95. Child under 13 £5.95.   Child under 2 free.  Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £24.00.

Meet Jan Cooper in the car park next to the Maze (opposite Rural Centre) at 9.45am (look for an orange car!).  Please let Jan know you are coming, so she can organise teams:

E-mail:  Janet.Cooper007@gmail.com  (please note change of e-mail since previous notice).

We do hope you will be able to join us!

 

 

 

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Trip to Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens – Tuesday, 3rd July 2018.

This trip replaces the ‘Walking with Alpacas’ outing which, unfortunately,  had to be cancelled  due to insufficient numbers.

Instead, we are now meeting at Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens, Northants, on Tuesday, 3rd July 2018 at 11am at the main entrance to the house.   Tickets are priced at £10 each, or £9 for concessions, for entry to House and Gardens.    Just turn up and pay on arrival.  Bring friends along too!

Kibworth House 3 July 2018 trip

The house has recently undergone some renovations.  There are three new spaces – the Basement rooms, with the servant’s bedrooms, bake-house and wine cellar; the Hidden Tunnel used by the servants to move about without being seen; and the Laundry Rooms.  There are interactive displays so you can experience what it was like to live and work in a country house.

We’ll  be stopping for refreshments in the Old Stables Tea Room.  The weather forecast looks great so we should be able to make the most of the lovely gardens too!

More information about the Hall and how to get there can be found on the Kelmarsh Hall website:

http://www.kelmarsh.com/

 

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MHWI – Forthcoming Social Events

There are plenty of social events happening over the Summer for you to enjoy.  You can book at next week’s meeting or e-mail the relevant person to reserve a place.

Urgent – Walking with Alpacas in Charnwood Forest – Tuesday, 3rd July at 11am

Talk about alpacas, then a chance to take them for a walk in the gorgeous surroundings of Charnwood Forest.   Includes break for pancakes!  Cost £15.  Car sharing possible.

Contact Ann Murphy to reserve a place by this Saturday morning, 23rd June:

E-Mail:  murphyann43@aol.com

Walk to Great Bowden – Sunday, 29th July at 10 am

Meet at 10am at Sherrard Road/Ridgeway West, Market Harborough to join our Walking Group on a  3 mile walk to Great Bowden.  Should take just over an hour.  Three stiles to navigate.  Walking boots recommended.  Friends welcome.

Coffee stop at Welton’s, 26 The Green, Great Bowden.  Contact Roseanne Steadman to put your name down:

E-Mail:  oxendon12@gmail.com

Family Day Out to Wistow Rural Centre & Maze – Saturday, 18th August at 9.45am

A chance to bring your family and friends along for a fun day out at Wistow Maze.  Individuals  also welcome.  Takes approximately 1hr 30mins – 2hrs to complete the Maze, but you can get out earlier if needs be!  There are also shops and a café there too.

Pay on arrival.  ONLY CASH AND CHEQUES!

Prices as follows:   Adults £6.95. Child under 13 £5.95.   Child under 2 free.  Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £24.00.

Meet Jan Cooper in the car park next to the Maze (opposite Rural Centre) at 9.45am (look for an orange car!).  Please let Jan know you are coming, so she can organise teams:

E-mail:  Janet.Cooper007@btinternet.com

Trip to the University of Leicester’s Botanic Gardens, Oadby, Leicester – Thursday, 13th September, at 2pm

Includes a guided tour around these lovely gardens.   Then afterwards,  relax and enjoy tea and cake.   Price £8.50 each.

Contact Fiona Dudridge if you wish to attend:

E-mail:  fegraham1@gmail.com

 

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Trip to Emma Bridgewater Factory – Friday 18 May 2018

We have had a great response to this social event, which has now been booked for 18 May 2018.   The cost of the trip is £30.00 and payment is needed by this week’s meeting on Wednesday, 22nd November.  If you prefer to pay by online bank transfer and do not have the bank details, please e-mail: marketharboroughwi@gmail.com for further information.
Just to remind you the trip will include:
  • A behind the scenes factory tour
  • Afternoon tea style lunch and time to browse in the gift shop (10% discount on full price items)
  • 1.5 hours decorating studio session

It is hoped to leave Market Harborough at 9.30 am and arrive back around 6.30 pm.  There will be a nominal contribution towards transport, no more than £10.  Transport money will be collected nearer the time.