Senior Citizens Excursions

Our Senior Citizens’ Excursions are free of charge to our residents, regardless of your income or savings.  We provide you with a choice of destinations for your trip.

To be eligible, you do not have to be receiving a pension or have a bus pass, but you MUST 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.

The application forms will be available from Monday 15th April to Friday 26th April 2024, from the Library, Leisure Centre, Oak Leaf Sports Complex or GATC’s website. Applications can be submitted from 15th April until 26th April 2024, please follow instructions on the booklet and application form. 

When you submit your application form you MUST provide proof of your age and where you live so that we can authenticate your right to travel on our excursions as they are only open to residents of the Electoral Parish of Great Aycliffe.  You can post your form, bring it to our offices, or e-mail it to us, but you must include the proof of age and residency with your form.  If your proof of residency and age is not with your application form we will not process your application.

If you have a query regarding your entitlement to an excursion, please telephone 01325 300700 and we will check your eligibility.
All coaches provided are 49-53 seater executive coaches with toilet facilities. There is also one executive coach with a wheelchair hoist to each destination except one. This ensures that people with mobility problems can enjoy a day out too.  The hoist can be used for loading wheelchairs for residents who need to travel in their wheelchair.