Day trips

Day trips

Unwind, sit back, and let us organise a revitalising day out for you. Our Time Out trips offer you the chance to have a break away from the usual routine without having to worry about cost or organisation. All you need to do is book your place, take a deep breath, and get ready to relax.

Time out for carers

Time out for carers

Time out for carers is our year-round programme of fun-packed trips and special events. Activities include theatre visits, spa days, outdoor cinema screenings and art workshops. Sit back, enjoy, and leave the organising to us.

How do I get involved?

Our day trips are open to all unpaid carers across Gloucestershire.

Check out our programme of events below and contact us to sign up for a place.

If a trip is oversubscribed, we will prioritise places for carers who have not attended before.

Programme of events, Jan - Mar 2019

Programme of events, Jan - Mar 2019

Trip to Oxford with optional Ashmolean Museum visit

Thursday, 7 February 2019
Join us for a day out seeing the sights in historic Oxford, with an optional visit to the Ashmolean Museum. Transport provided – pick up points in Stroud, Dursley and Cirencester.
*Please call 0300 111 9000 to interest by Monday, 28 January 2019.


Evening X-Jump Trampolining Session – 6pm or 7pm

Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Bounce, tumble and leap in this fantastic fully accessible trampolining centre near Gloucester. Join your child on the trampolines or relax with a drink in the café area. £5 per child, carers go free. Ages 5-25yrs. No transport is provided – please make your own way there. Please note this parent carers trip for has been jointly arranged with Allsorts charity.
*Please call 0300 111 9000 to interest by  Monday, 28 January 2019.


Pub Meal at the Rising Sun Pub

Friday, 1 March 2019
Join us for an evening get together at the Rising Sun pub on Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham. No transport is provided – please make your own way there.
*Please call 0300 111 9000 to interest by  Monday, 18 February 2019.


Afternoon Tea at The Speechhouse Hotel

Thursday, 7 March 2019
Get away from it all at the beautiful Speechhouse Hotel and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea. You’re welcome to join us for an optional walk at Beechenhurst beforehand too. No transport is provided – please make your own way there.
*Please call 0300 111 9000 to register your interest by Monday, 18 February 2019.


Healthy Meals in Minutes

Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Want to prepare quick healthy dinners but don’t have much time? New to cooking? Stuck in a cooking rut? Get away from it all this spring and gain some tips for adding more healthy veg into your meals. This is a vegan kitchen but the workshop is good for all. This course will take place in beautiful Malvern and runs from 11am – 3pm. Transport provided with pick ups in Cheltenham and Tewkesbury.
*Please call 0300 111 9000 to register your interest by Monday, 25 February 2019.


Stencilling Workshop – Victoria Works Studio Chalford

Monday, 1 April 2019
Work with a local artist to create a piece of art using stencilling. This will be a relaxed, fun and creative atmosphere – where you can create some art you’re proud of. Continue the relaxation with optional coffee and cake afterwards at the Lavender Bakehouse. Due to the venue this trip is not suitable for those with poor mobility. No transport is provided – please make your own way there. Workshop will begin at 10.30am.
Positive Caring
*Please call 0300 111 9000 to interest by  Monday, 11 March 2019


You can download this programme of events here.

Supporter spotlight - Zurich Community Trust

The Zurich Community Trust has made a generous commitment, sponsoring a co-ordinator post for our Time Out For Carers project. The scheme provides much needed time out for unpaid carers, giving them the chance to have a day out away from their caring responsibilities and a break from routine.

Being able to look forward to regular breaks can make an unpaid carer's stressful life more bearable. It’s the difference between a carer feeling lonely, overwhelmed and unable to carry on, to having quality in their lives and something to look forward to.

Our communities are heavily reliant on those vital frontline services local charities provide, so it’s essential that grant schemes like ours are able to award funding to allow them to continue the amazing and life changing work that they do.

Rachel Beddis - Zurich Community Trust