Saturday, 28th November 2020

Christmas is a wonderful time of year, especially at Chatsworth. Every winter the house is adorned with spectacular Christmas displays guaranteed to raise the festive spirit. From the moment you arrive you will step into a winter wonderland with one of Europe’s most significant art collections as a backdrop.

Chatsworth, the magnificent home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is set in the heart of the Peak District National Park in

Derbyshire, on the banks of the river Derwent. There are more than 30 beautifully decorated rooms to explore, a 105-acre garden famous for its historic and modern waterworks and sculptures, and a 1,000-acre park, designed by ‘Capability’ Brown in the 1760s.

Select rooms on the upper floor of the house will be closed for annual conservation during the Christmas season.

Where better to start your Christmas shopping than at the Chatsworth Christmas

market? With over 100 market stalls offering a wide range of Christmas gifts and decorations, it’s a great way to start the festive season. 

Set on Lodge Hill, the Chatsworth Christmas Market offers one of the best festive shopping experiences, with lots of artisan gifts and premium food and drink on offer.

Take a break from shopping and enjoy a mulled wine or a German beer at one of the outdoor bars, or sample some delicious food, with gourmet burgers and sausages, hot pork rolls, pancakes, churros and more.

A stop will also be made at the well-stocked Chatsworth Farm Shop where there will plenty of Christmas goodies on offer.

The coach will depart the Manchester area mid morning for our journey to the Chatsworth Estate.

What's included –
  • Return Coach transport 
  • Timed Entry Ticket to Chatsworth House at Christmas
  • Stop at Chatsworth Farm Shop en-route

Price –

  • £39 Member Plus
  • £40 Member
  • £41 Non-Member

For further details and bookings, you can either use the Reservation Form or contact Bob Walker 

Please include your Name, Home Address, Contact Telephone Number, Membership Number and the Number Places Required (Member/Non-Member)



A Relaxing Weekend @ The 4* Alveston Manor Hotel, Stratford (Optional 2 or 3 nights available) 29th, 30th and/or 31st January 2021

 Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel is one of the finest ­­­4-star hotels in Warwickshire, offering great luxury accommodation in one of the most beautiful and historic parts of England.

  • Set in the very heart of Shakespeare Country, and in close proximity to beautiful Cotswold villages, the historic Alveston Manor Hotel is set in its own grounds just 5 minutes walk from all the cultural attractions of Stratford-upon-Avon.

    The hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon is a perfect venue for leisure breaks, romantic weekends and special occasions. The hotel boast's excellent hotel accommodation, attractive gardens and a luxurious spa.

    Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel is the ideal base for Shakespeare enthusiasts with the Shakespeare Houses and Royal Shakespeare Theatre both nearby. Once you've finished exploring we recommend a visit to our Vital Health Club, for a relaxing sauna before you dine in the fabulous Manor Restaurant. Come and enjoy the delicious food on offer, you'll experience fine dining in a warm and traditional setting with attentive and friendly service. The Manor Restaurant is perfect for any occasion, boasting original features including beautiful oak beams and mullioned windows. The restaurant holds a prestigious AA rosette, awarded for our classic British menu with its fine seasonal ingredients.

Make your own way to the hotel to your own timescales and stay for 2 or 3 days. The whole of the weekend will be at YOUR leisure so you can either get out and about or just relax in The Spa. The choice is yours to do as you please!!!

Or if your idea of heaven is to just relax, as well as the hotel facilities visit one of the world class spa experiences, here, there is no better place to spoil yourself with some indulgence. 

The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi throughout and free onsite car parking.



Price Per person: (Based on twin/double 2 adults sharing) -

  • Member Plus -  2 Night - £136 / 3 Night - £204*                                                                                                 

  • Members -  2 Night - £146 / 3 Night - £219*                                                                      
  • Non-Member - 2 Night - £152/ 3 Night - £228*
  • Single Supplement POA

*   Please state which days you would like to stay

* Please note that these prices will only be held until the 25th September so please book early

Look What's included:

  • 2 or 3 Night Accommodation including Full English Breakfast and Dinner
  • Full Use of the Spa Facilities

What's NOT included:

  • Meals other than those stated in the itinerary
  • Spa Treatments
  • Any Items of a personal nature such as drinks, souvenirs etc

For further details and bookings, you can either use the Reservation Form or contact Ged Morris

Please include your Name, Home Address, Contact Telephone Number, Membership Number and the Number Places Required (Member/Non-Member) 





10.30am to 15:00, Wednesday, 8th July 2020 @ 4 * The Hallmark Hotel, Wilmslow

“Yesterday Once More” Carpenters Tribute Lunch

‘Yesterday Once More’ is a tribute act celebrating music by The Carpenters. In a career spanning 14 years, The Carpenters’ unique brand of melodic popular music produced a record-breaking run of hit recordings.  This made them one of the best selling music artists of all time. Come and enjoy our Carpenters tribute lunch,

Our talented entertainers will recreate the magic of these well-loved artists whilst performing some of their best-known hits. Enjoy all-time favourites such as; Close to You, Rainy Days and Mondays, We’ve Only Just Begun, Top of the World and many more!

The show will be complemented by a delicious three-course set lunch . 

Don’t forget to take part in our charity raffle and support our chosen charity.

Price excludes:

  • Coach hire not included, use own transport to event


Members £22.50 per person

Members with no shares £25pp

Non Members £27.50pp


  • Welcome tea, coffee and biscuits
  • 90 minutes of premium entertainment
  • 3 course lunch with tea/coffee (set menu)


10.45am     Coffee and biscuits served at your table

11.30am    Sit back for the first half of the show and the topical quiz.

12.30pm    A delicious three-course set lunch will be served.

2.00pm     Raffle Draw, then on with the show!

3.00pm     Carriages.


To book your tickets please use our Reservation Form or contact Colin Cathcart on 07952 980533. Please include your Name, Home Address, Contact Telephone Number, Membership Number and Number of Tickets/Places Required (Member/Non-Member)


A Visit to the Land Rover Factory @ Liverpool, Wednesday, 18th November 2020

The visit to the Land Rover Factory at Liverpool includes a one and a half hour guided tour of the assembly lines.

During your tour you will view the family of robots welding, riveting, bonding and measuring these panels with incredible accuracy time after time to create the finished body.

See how the professors of paint ensure a world class paint finish on every vehicle.

Then on to the mind-blowing logistics of Trim and Final, where everything comes together.

 And the final stage - the dedicated quality team scrutinising each vehicle to ensure it meets our standards.

On arrival at the factory you will have a light sandwich lunch with tea/coffee/juice, before embarking on the assembly line tour.

Coach transport is included with normal MANCASS departure points.

Please note that this trip needs a minimum of 25 people for it to run.

What's included –

  • 1 1/2 Hour Guided Tour of Land Rover Assembly Line
  • Coach Transport
  • Light Sandwich Lunch

Price –

  • £49 Member Plus
  • £50 Members
  • £51 Non Members 

**** Places are limited so please book early ****

For further details and bookings, you can either use the Reservation Form or contact Bob Walker 

Please include your Name, Home Address, Contact Telephone Number, Membership Number and the Number Places Required (Member/Non-Member)