Senior Citizens Excursions
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 2018, your date of birth must be on or before 31st March 1958.
The application forms and full itinerary are usually available from Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre, the Library, Council Offices and this website in April.
If you are in any doubt about your eligibility, please telephone 01325 300700 and we will check your eligibility.
Our Senior Citizens’ Excursions are free of charge. We provide you with a choice of venue for the day, a three course meal and tea or coffee in a good quality establishment usually with disabled facilities. On most of the excursions we also have a comfort stop on the outward and/or return journeys. We usually provide tea or coffee with a biscuit on either the outward or homeward journey. Please see the itinerary (when published) regarding the stops en route. Our visits for 2018 will be to Skipton, Melrose, South Shields, Keswick, Blackpool and Northumberland.
You may wish to purchase refreshments at the comfort stop where we do not supply refreshments but please be aware that prices charged at the ‘stops’ are often the subject of complaints on our customer surveys. Unfortunately we have no control over this.
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.
The Excursions are extremely popular and it is inevitable that we may not be able to accommodate everyone on their preferred destination or date. If we cannot provide the date or venue of your choice we will endeavour to provide an acceptable alternative for you.