General Information on Outings

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Insurance

Please note that the Third Party Indemnity insurance policies of the National Trust and its Associations do not cover members over the age of 80 years. Members and others over this age participate in Association activities at their own risk.

The National Trust's insurance policies only cover Purbeck Association members. Guests and others attending our events are not covered.

Cost etc

The price of outings includes the coach travel and the driver's gratuity. It includes morning coffee on the journey only if it has been possible for the organiser to pre-book.

When we visit National Trust properties, please remember to bring your NT membership card, otherwise you'll have to pay to get in.

Where we visit non-National Trust properties the entrance fee is included in the price. If we visit an RHS or HHA property, we will refund the entry fee to you if you have been able to use your membership to gain free entry. Some RHS properties only allow free access at certain times, and some HHA properties don't allow members in free if they're part of an organised group visit. We make a refund rather than offering a reduced booking price for the outing, in case you forget to bring your card with you, or can't use it for any reason.

Bookings etc

Bookings are made on a first-come, first-served basis, and can't be dealt with over the telephone. A reservation list is kept for over-subscribed outings, and places are offered in accordance with the date a booking is received by the organiser.

If you need to cancel, providing it is more than three weeks before the date of the outing, a full refund will be given, less a 5 administration fee. After that a refund will only be given if the seat or seats can be passed to someone else. Please don't offer your tickets to somebody else. Contact the organiser who will offer them to the next people on the waiting list.

How to book

We're not yet sophisticated enough to do bookings online. You'll need to use the forms in the Members' Newsletter. Usually we email a spare set of booking forms for those members who don't want to cut bits out of the Newsletter.

We ask for a separate cheque for each outing. We realise that some people find this a chore. The reason is that we don't bank your cheques until just before the outing takes place. That way if the outing has to be cancelled for any reason we can simply return your cheques, rather than writing out lots of our own cheques to everyone who booked. We also ask that you leave the date blank if you're booking more than 6 months ahead.

Timetables

Click here to see the pick-up timetables. We usually leave for home at 4pm, but this varies with the venue.

This page was last updated 07 March 2017

The Purbeck Association of The National Trust