Monday… “Christmas Eve”

Tinsel, sweets and raffle tickets greeted the holiday makers who set off for Weymouth in the capable hands of Ruth Venn and the coach diver, Reg.  The aim of all passengers, to relax and anticipate celebrate an early Christmas.

The journey takes them through pretty but damp villages, but; the rain stops as we reach Weymouth. We settle into the Crown Hotel; dinner, bingo and live entertainment sent everyone to bed to enjoy a good night’s sleep ready for tomorrow

Tuesday… “Christmas Day”

Enjoying the dance

The holiday makers

“Christmas Day” began with chocolates and for some a full English and continued with a trip to Wimborne Minster and a look round the museum and the shops. Best of all it was warm enough to wander without coats.  After an enjoyable day and the party drove back to the hotel for Xmas dinner with crackers, party hats and a visit from Father Christmas. Bingo and entertainment marked the end to another great tiring day.


Wednesday … “Boxing Day”


“Boxing Day” took the holidaymakers to the Tropical Gardens in Abbotsbury for food and a wander around their shop. After this the coach took them back through beautiful country-side, picture perfect with thatched cottages and the sun shining on the sea. There was more bingo in the evening programme more bingo, entertainment and mulled wine.  After guessing the weight of a Christmas pudding the dance team swung their hips to the music and then to bed.


Thursday… “New Year’s Day”


Wet and raining today but it doesn’t spoil a visit to the Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth. They have an amazing set up, complete with a donkey hospital.  We learnt how, if the donkeys have to go into the hospital, they take their best friend with them. Another fantastic lunch with sandwiches so huge, some of us had to order kid’s portions!  On the last night the party saw in the “New Year” with fizz and hot mince pies with fancy dress for the most intrepid

Friday… going home

With cases packed and the party on the coach they were back before they know it.  Everybody was really appreciative of the hard work Ruth Venn and Reg, the coach driver put in to make the holiday perfect.  And if you missed this trip don’t forget that it’s not too late to join in the Isle of Wight next May for another week of friendship, good food and great entertainment. Contact Ruth Venn for details.