In 2017 we are having our weekend away based at Slimbridge.
We have arranged with an hotel in Slimbridge, The Tudor Arms, Shepherds Patch, Slimbridge Glos. GL2 7BP who will accomodate us.
The hotel is situated beside the canal about half a mile from the WWT site at Slimbridge. They have 7 double rooms, 4 twins and 1 room that can sleep 4 in the main lodges, with an option of 4 rooms in a seperate building opposite the hotel. This can be doubles or twins.
The cost for the Friday and Saturday night is £180 for B & B for doubles and twins and £160 for single occupancy, find someone to room with and cut your costs. Dinner will be extra, there are bar meals from about £9 up to 3 course dinners for £30, we agreed it would be difficult to have set meals so it was agreed that all would order their own dinners either the evening before or at Breakfast in order we can sit together for dinner. We have booked the conservatory area where we will have our own dining tables and be able to look at work in the evenings.
You will need to make your own hotel bookings by ringing the hotel on 01453890306 quoting RPS and speak to Richard or Ben. You can also view the hotel online at www.thetudorarms.co.uk. They are not taking any deposits but will require debit/credit card details in case of cancellations, but no money will be taken from cards untl final settlement is made.
The plan is to meet Friday evening for dinner, order dinner when you arrive, then Saturday will be spent at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre photographing the resident birds and ducks from the various walks and hides, there is a cafeteria where lunch can be purchased, then on Sunday morning, depending on the group, we could go to Gloucester Docks or Purton hulks which is very closeby, before making our way homeward.
When you book at the hotel would you please email me to let me know you have booked so we can keep a tab on the group, we may get a reduction on entry at Slimbridge if there are enough of us.Potentially there are 30 beds in the hotel but this would mean all twin rooms being fully occupied.
Also would you bring along a few prints or a laptop/ipad to show in the evenings, we are not going to have a speaker of any sort so will need to entertain ourselves.
There is no cost except entry to Slimbridge and any drinks consumed during the day and your dinner at night.
If anyone has any questions or need to speak to me about anything please email or ring me and I will do my best to help you.
If anybody would like to join us but not stay at the hotel please let me know in order we can ensure you are included in the group.