To be eligible, you do not have to be receiving your pension or have a bus pass, but you do have to be a resident of the electoral parish and 60 years old (applies to both men and women) by 1st April in the year of travel. To be eligible in 2017, your date of birth must be on or before 31st March 1957.
The venues for 2017 are Blackpool, Scarborough, Lakes, Edinburgh, South Shields, Northumberland and a new, ‘limited seats’ visit to Barnard Castle followed by a guided tour and afternoon tea in Bowes Museum.
The application forms and full itinerary will be available from Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre, Library, Council Offices and this website at 9 am on Wednesday 19th April 2017. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 3rd May, however if you miss this deadline, we may be able to allocate a cancelled seat to you.
If you are in any doubt, please telephone 01325 300700 and we will check your eligibility.
Our ’trippers’ have the choice of venue for the day with a three course meal and tea or coffee provided in a good quality establishment usually with disabled facilities.
All coaches provided are 49-53 seater executive coaches with toilet facilities. A coach (to each destination) has a wheelchair hoist for passengers who cannot manage the high steps on the coach. This ensures that even people with severe mobility problems can enjoy a day out.