Royale surprise with Active Travel Club

Oddfellows member Pat Brunner used the Oddfellows Active Travel Club to book herself a great birthday break to Alvaston Hall in Cheshire and here she shares her experience with us.

What inspired you to go on this break?
I was looking for somewhere that I could go with my husband at short notice to celebrate my birthday. I had previously been on a brilliant weekend break to Nidd Hall with Brighouse Branch and Huddersfield Social Organiser Andrew Porter had said that he would arrange for me to receive the Warner Leisure late deal emails. The weather forecast was poor, so organised entertainment which we could take part in was perfect.

What was Alvaston Hall like?
I booked through Active Travel Club who found the nearest and best deal was for Alvaston Hall. I phoned the hotel and was offered a free upgrade to a Royale Suite - we booked it immediately. We also added a drinks package which gave us 10% off wine at dinner. Our suite was very spacious - definitely five star! We also had allocated parking. The meals were cafeteria-style so hardly any queueing. We thoroughly enjoyed every meal. Lunch was not included, but snacks and light meals were available. The main entertainment was in the restaurant area and was very good, as was the alternative entertainment in one of the bars.

What were the highlights of the break?
During our stay we went to some of the quizzes, enjoyed a drink or a coffee in the bar and relaxed in our room. We particularly enjoyed an evening listening to a guitar duo singing in the bar. We also enjoyed a little retail therapy in the shop.

Do you have any tips for future Oddfellows travellers?
The grounds will be very attractive and in better weather there would be outdoor activities. If anyone is thinking of booking remember to mention Oddfellows Travel Club. The first offer we received was the rate on the Warner’s website, which was slightly higher! Active Travel Club Holidays and Breaks for 2018.

Active Travel Club

The Active Travel Club (ATC) is available to every Oddfellows member and is a great way for you to travel places in good company. Through our partners, we offer members great discounts, upgrades and other money saving deals on a wide range of holidays and trips. 

The next holiday is the Scottish Highlands and Ireland Cruise from 21 May - 30 May 2018. 9 nights (full-board). From £1,039 per person.

For a full list of ATC holidays please visit www.oddfellows.co.uk/benefits/travel or call Mike Hall on 0161 832 9361 extension 2224 or email active@oddfellows.co.uk.