Forum Social Events

Picture of Forum members on boat. A trip to Kent.
Forum members on a trip to Kent

NOTE: We are gradually introducing more social events but obviously all are subject to government guidelines so be aware that things may change at short notice.

A dedicated group of volunteers at the Forum organise trips and social events ranging from social gatherings in Enfield, and informative London visits, for which a Freedom Pass and curiosity are all that is required, to sociable holidays in Europe and Asia. Our events are a great way to meet people from all walks of life who want to enjoy discovering their own locality, city, continent and world. All our trips and events will be posted on this page.

You must be a member of the Forum to book onto these trips. Join or renew now if you need to.


Friday 4 June and Friday 2 July. 11am – 12 noon. Coffee and chat

Come along on one – or both! – of these dates to the lawn outside Millfield House, Silver Street, N18 1PJ for free tea, coffee, cakes, a chat and maybe a dance to celebrate the end of lockdown. Bring a cake or just yourself (and a cup!). All members welcome.

Tuesday 20 July. Theobalds Farmhouse Garden. Afternoon visit

The design of the garden was started in 1999 by the owner Alison Green. There are now several garden rooms in the ‘Arts & Crafts’ tradition showing different styles of design, large borders, a landform, woodlands, water gardens, gravel garden, topiary, successional planting all year round. The visit includes a guided tour, tea and cake. £15pp. 
Contact Heather on 07973 438989.

Wednesday 1 September. Two-part day trip to Royal Leamington Spa

A relaxing coach day tour to two of Leamington’s wonderful attractions. We spend the morning with local guides for a tour of the most historic and beautiful regency parts of town, including the Pump Rooms and Jephson gardens and the stunning crescent in Lansdowne Circus. After some free time to meander and have an independent lunch, we spend the afternoon at the nearby guide Dogs National Breeding Centre.
This is an opportunity to see the puppies and learn all about their early lives before training to be such valuable friends to those with sight loss and will melt the hearts of all who come with us! Light refreshments, with an included delicious homemade treat before leaving for home!!! £48.50 pp.

Only 35 places available, so book your place and find out more from Olivia on 020 8447 8841 or email

11 – 17 October. Historic Cities of the Danube

Join us on this first, although postponed from October 2020, Forum river cruise with Arena River Cruises for six days. This will be by flight from Heathrow to Munich and then an amazing Danube cruise, visiting musical Vienna, the world’s most beautiful city of Budapest, the ancient capital of Slovakia – Bratislava and the riverside village of Weissenkirchen in Austria. T
he price includes accommodation and all meals and teas, cakes and snacks, drinks with meals, toiletries, guided excursions and bottled water. Prices do vary a little depending on the cabin location and occupancy. It will be a truly magical way to travel as next summer draws to a close.
To ensure your place, please contact Olivia for further details of itinerary, prices and a booking form. This may seem a long way off but it is really important to book early to avoid disappointment, especially those wanting a cabin to themselves, as these are always limited.
There are already 20 Forum members booked onto this cruise but it would be amazing to take over the whole ship!! Please contact Olivia on 020 8447 8841 or email

8 -22 February, 2022. Highlights of Sri Lanka

Winter escape to the sun. It has been decided to postpone this holiday until 2022, so that participants don’t have to wear facemasks on a longer flight and to give members the confidence to travel further afield once the world begins to recover.

If you’re searching for a paradise island teeming with wildlife, incredible landscapes and a colourful culture, come with the Forum to Sri Lanka next winter.

Some of the highlights included are jeep safaris, local village visit, catamaran ride, cookery lesson, school visit, ancient caves, botanical gardens, train ride, tea plantation, turtle sanctuary, rooftop farewell dinner and much much more.

New members and those willing to sharea room are most welcome. Places are always limited so book early to avoid disappointment and to secure the current price of £3,349 sharing a twin or £4,148 single occupancy. Remember that all travel, meals, drinks and ALL guided excursions are included. First class hotels and lodges in superior rooms throughout. Contact Olivia on 02084478841 or email

24 -29, 2022. The Spring Gardens of Keukenhof and Floriade

Make sure you do not miss out on this epic spring break next year, as two of the world’s most stunning floral events combine on this rail holiday by Eurostar direct to Amsterdam. Join us as we visit the tulips at Keukenhof gardens, experience the once-in-a-decade Floriade Expo and spend time in the historical capital of Amsterdam.
This trip was a huge success 10 years ago when we travelled by coach but let the train take the four-hour strain and prepare yourselves for the most incredible feast for the senses, with the best floral displays in the world.
Visit the world’s greatest flower spectacular at Floriade Visit the magnificent Gardens of Keukenhof. Enjoy a relaxing river cruise in Amsterdam. Farewell dinner at the Grand Café Restaurant in Amsterdam.
Prices from £795 include Eurostar trip and four nights’ half board accommodation in Corendon City Hotel Amsterdam. For a booking form and further information, please contact Olivia on or call 020 8447 8841.

June 22-28, 2022 Channel Islands Explorer

A packed itinerary exploring Jersey, Guernsey and Sark. This holiday includes flights, coach trips, boat trips and horse drawn carriage ride. What a mixture of transport! Oh yes and half board hotel accommodation and all excursions too! Price £975 twin/ £1190 single occupancy for six nights.
Places are limited and so it is wise to get your place reserved as soon as you can to avoid disappointment. For more details of this superb itinerary and a booking form, please contact Olivia on 020 8447 8841 or email

This holiday has been postponed from this year to give Forum members the best confidence in travel and to ensure that our itineraries are not changed due to restrictions.