Social Calendar 2024/5/6

Do come along and join other Forum members at these social events, which are arranged by volunteer organisers. We make a special effort to welcome new members and singles. If you are not a member of the Forum, do join up – it’s only £11 a year. See our Membership page for how to join.

Bingo Club — Every Monday except bank holidays

See our Bingo Club page for details.

Friday 7 June and Friday 21 June etc. — Coffee & Cake

We are relaunching our fortnightly coffee and cake mornings at Millfield House. Just come along and join us 11am – 12 noon on Friday 7 June, 21 June, 5 July and/or 19 July. Bring a cake /biscuits / yummy treats if you like and enjoy a cuppa with other Forum members. Millfield House (where the Forum office is), Silver St, Edmonton N18 1PJ.

Friday 21 June — A wildlife boat trip and afternoon in Walton on the Naze

A small group will meet in Enfield around 8am and travel via Liverpool Street to Walton on the Naze. The boat trip leaves at 12 noon and takes about two hours so please bring a sandwich to eat on board. There are four steps in the boat and you will need to be fairly steady on your feet. Afterwards we will have a few hours in Walton on the Naze to explore the coastline and cafes. Cost £45 (includes train fare and boat trip) + money for refreshments. To book please email Jan on or phone 07748 264 735.

Saturday 22 June — Sudbury market and the Suffolk Punch Trust Farm

Enjoy a mid-summer day out with us, exploring in the morning the ancient market at pretty Sudbury. After an independent early lunch, we spend the afternoon at the Suffolk Punch Trust at Woodbridge, which is a breeding stud and centre to help protect this critically endangered breed of working horse. Our visit will include a private guided tour, including a tractor trailer ride around the huge farm to see these gentle giants and their foals, horse demos, farm wagons, vehicles and implements tour, heritage garden, farming heritage museum. Easy walking and a relaxed itinerary to suit most abilities. We finish with a delicious included cream tea before returning home. The trip costs £58.50 pp which includes return luxury coach travel, all activities at the Trust, cream tea, driver tip and a small Forum donation. Only seven places left, so book your place, request a booking form and find out more from Olivia on 020 8447 8841 or email

Monday 8 July — Guided walking tour in Canterbury

Join a small group of Forum members for a day out and a guided walking tour in Canterbury. We will meet at St. Pancras about 11.15 or Oakwood tube about 10.15. Arriving in Canterbury for a pre booked pub lunch about 12.30; guided walking tour 2 – 3.30pm; free time 3.30 – 6pm. Back in St. Pancras 19.18. Tickets £43 (covers walking tour and train fare). Please also bring money for your own lunch. To book please contact Jan on 07748 264735 or Only a few tickets available so please book early.

July 1-8 or 8-15 (or both weeks) or October 21-28 — Turkish Delight for the Forum yet again

Following on from our amazing first independent non-profit making holiday in July 2023, there are not one but three weeks available for those of you who would like to have the best holiday ever in the sun, with friendly people, amazing experiences and an itinerary to blow you away in a spectacular retreat with mountains and sunsets every day. You are welcome to invite non-Forum members who would appreciate this kind of trip. Places are already filling up on all three weeks, so let me know if you’d like more information and join the happy group in the land of turtles/sunshine/history, wonderful food and people and much much more. For a full itinerary on any week, please contact Olivia on or 020 8447 8841.

Wednesday 24 July — Vintage Essex day trip

Enjoy a mid-summer day out with us on this ‘Full Board’ coach trip, exploring the pretty villages of rural Essex and two rides in vintage 1940s and 1950s coaches. This trip aims to let you see a lot without walking too far. We visit Thaxted, Finchingfield, Essex Rodings (eight thatched-roof cottage villages), High Easter and much more. Our vintage coaches starred in both The Crown and Only Fools and Horses no less!! The cost of this lovely nostalgic day is £79 per person which includes: Return coach travel from Enfield; morning coffee and biscuits; ploughman’s lunch; visit to Lodge Garage to see their nostalgic collection of coaches and buses; afternoon tea with cake; two vintage coach rides; driver tip; Blue Badge guide tip; small Forum donation; small prize draw entry of £1 per person – lots of lovely prizes! Only 34 places available so book your place, request a booking form and find out more from Olivia on 020 8447 8841 or email

26-30 August — Historic Houses of Yorkshire

This is a superb coach break to explore many of the wonderful National Trust properties to be found ‘in God’s country’. Our lovely Queens Hotel is in the centre of York on the banks of the River Ouse. The price will depend on numbers achieved and varies from £599 to £699, so the larger the group, the cheaper our holiday! We already have 30 members booked onto this trip. So much to look forward to, so why not join us? Just two twin rooms left now. For full itinerary details and a booking form, email Olivia on or call 020 8447 8841.

27 September – 4 October — Danube River cruise

Flying to Budapest then visiting Budapest, Esztergom, Bratislava, Durnstein, Melk, Salzburg or Linz and Vienna. Just two twin cabins left now. For further information contact Olivia on or 020 8447 8841.

5-15 November — Argentina

This will be an epic bespoke Forum adventure with Wendy Wu tours so contact me for possibly the best itinerary we have ever offered at the Forum. Bookings are open now and eight of us have already paid our deposits and are ready to tango!! There will be another presentation from Wendy Wu Tours on Wednesday 31 July in the Jubilee Hall, Parsonage Lane, Enfield, so if you would like to come along to find out more, let Olivia know for catering purposes please. All details available from Olivia at or 020 8447 8841

Some plans for the rest of this year to be advertised soon….

  • Battersea dogs’ home and lunch out before a wander round Battersea Power Station’s luxurious shops
  • Guided Tour of The National Gallery
  • And much more to come….

Looking ahead to 2025 and 2026…

We are busy finding the best holiday/trip destinations for our members for 2025/6 and here are some of the likely destinations to whet your travelling appetites.

12-16 November 2025 — Prague-The Crown of Bohemia

Join us on this long overdue city break to beautiful Prague. This may seem a long way off but it is really important to book and pay your deposit early to avoid disappointment, ensure that your holiday price is fixed and especially for those wanting a single occupancy room.
With 4* hotel accommodation and breakfast and dinners, flights included, a tour guide throughout and a wealth of wonderful excursions on offer, this is a fabulous opportunity to have a pre-Christmas break with great company guaranteed. For a detailed itinerary and /or to ensure your place, please contact Olivia for further details and prices (which depend on the number who book) and a booking form. Email or 020 8447 8841 or 07881 832783.

28 April – 2 May 2025 — Norfolk Gardens

Details available shortly. Definitely happening.

1 – 8 June 2025 — Sardinia and Corsica

Details almost ready. Definitely happening.

September 2025 — Greek Island-hopping mini cruise

Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Paxos.. Details almost ready. Definitely happening.

April 2026 — Madeira

In the planning stage.

May 2026 — Istanbul city break

Definitely happening.

June 2026 — The best of Italy, Austria, Germany and France.

In the planning stage.

Llandrindod Wells, Wales.

Planning stage.

October 2026 — Peru

Planning stage.

All details to follow but you can leave expressions of interest with Olivia from now onwards on 020 8447 8841 or