Forum Social Events

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

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.

Saturday 7 March. Dance/Party Night at the Over 30’s, 40’s and 50’s Club

Forum group to meet at the Dugdale Centre at 8pm and make our way to Bush Hill Park Golf Club together. Cost £10 per ticket, (plus one-off £5 membership fee on the door). Evening ends at 1am. Smartish dress — no trainers, T-shirts or scruffy denims! Contact Jan Oliver on 020 8367 2088 or email to book your place.

9 – 16 May.  Bulgaria’s Hidden Heritage


Cost from £936. Explore the hidden delights of beautiful Bulgaria. From the bustling capital Sofia, you will be introduced to many wonderful sites which tell the story of the country’s rich history. Discover Plovdiv’s Roman amphitheatre, the incredible city of Nesebar, UNESCO-listed and home to many ancient churches. Highlights include Varna’s oldest gold treasures in the world, Madara’s medieval rocks, the famous Rila Monastery, see ancient artisans at work and visit a rose oil distillery. For more details and a booking form, contact Chrissy on or call her on 07885 047 453.

Thursday 21 May. A perfect day out to Holkham Hall Norfolk

Come with us on another lovely coach day trip to the delightful Holkham Hall, home of the Earl of Leicester in stunning Norfolk. We will be exploring the vast Palladian Hall, the tranquil deer park, the beautiful 18 th century walled garden and the fascinating “Holkham Stories “experience. Included in the price of £64 per person is return coach travel, entry fees, coffee and biscuits on arrival, a tractor trailer tour of the vast estate, a two course lunch in the courtyard café, tea and scones before departure, driver tip and forum donation. Only 35 places available so book your place and find out more from Olivia on 020 8447 8841 or email

1 – 6 October. Historic cities of the Danube River Cruise


25 booked already – fancy joining us on this first Forum river cruise with The River Cruise Line on October 1, 2020, 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.
The price will be all inclusive of accommodation and 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 beds. It will be a truly magical way to travel as summer draws to a close. To ensure your place, please contact Olivia for further details and a booking form. This may seem a long way off but it is really important to book early to avoid disappointment. Email or call 020 8447 8841.


8 – 22 February 2021. Highlights of Sri Lanka tour

Deposits are now being taken for this trip of a lifetime 15 day bespoke Forum adventure. The price is approximately £3,500 to include absolutely everything. Get in touch for the full itinerary. To make your dreams a reality, join the existing members of the group and make memories to last a lifetime. One lady is looking for a female room share, by the way. Full details and a booking for are available from Olivia
on or by calling 020 8447 8841.

June 2021. Channel Islands Explorer

This fabulous two-centre six nights tour allows you time to explore both Jersey and Guernsey which are two islands close together but with a totally different way of life. If popular, we can also visit the smaller island of Sark. The price is approximately £863 to include flights, crossings, excursions and half board. This is an expression of interest only but please do get in touch if you would like to know more.

Contact Olivia on 020 8447 8841 or email