Our Visits Team arranges four day visits a year to various places of special interest which they think would appeal to members. Some are to places that are only available to groups. Please click on Future Visits to see the details for this year. These visits, by coach, depart from Goldwater Lodge, Wishbone Way, Goldsworth Park, Woking GU21 3RT where there is plenty of free all day car parking. Please see map below.

Extended Visit

One extended visit of four or five nights is usually arranged in the spring each year with an ABTA bonded Tour Operator. This can be at home or abroad.


Bookings for Visits usually start two months prior to the event at the Thursday lecture. If a Visit is to take place in September bookings will start at the June lecture as there is no lecture in August. Bookings will be taken from 9.30 am and popular visits can quickly be filled. Please note that full payment needs to be made in person on a booking day to secure a place on a visit. Currently a cheque payable to MDFAS or cash will be accepted, but unfortunately we cannot accept credit cards. A member is allowed to book in for a maximum of 4 people including himself/herself and partner, if the other members are unavoidably unable to book in in person. NB The April booking opens at 9 am. The booking process for the Extended Visit, usually arranged for May, is started the previous autumn at a Thursday lecture at a date published in the programme. The nominated Tour Operator handles the details.

The venue is shown on the Google map. You can zoom in and out by using the control keys or get directions by clicking on the red marker