Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

February 2024

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th February


Mike & Cress

YHA Stratford-upon-avon is a Georgian mansion house set in over three acres of grounds in the quiet village of Alveston, just under two miles from Stratford-upon-Avon. Explore beautiful rural Warwickshire countryside, enjoy riverside walks by the Avon, visit Shakespeare’s birthplace, and Warwick and Kenilworth Castles are also nearby.

Directions: From the M40: at Jct 15 take the A429 south, follow signs to Charlecote Park, then turn right onto the B4086, the hostel is 1½ miles  on the right. (Postcode: CV37 7RG, OS Grid Ref: SP231562, Lat/Lng: 52.203665, -1.663415, what3words ///wakes.eventful.sandpaper)

All bedding is provided, bring your own towel.

Deposit £42 to book your bed.

Wednesday 7th February

Chinese New Year Meal

Jonathan & Cynthia

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a meal at Song's Buffet Restaurant, Bond Street, Chelmsford (Nearest car park: Bond Street Car Park, CM1 1GD).

Please contact Jonathan/Cynthia by 31st January so they can book a table.

Wednesday 14th February

Film - A Matter of Life & Death


The classic 1946 film starring David Niven as an RAF pilot poised between life and death. 8pm at the Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford CM1 1JG (£12, no need to book).


Sunday 18th February - Walk

Snowdrop Walk: Little Easton and Great Easton

Dave & Ali

We have decided to postpone the planned Thames Estuary walk because, due to engineering works on the railway, there are no trains into Liverpool Street from the Chelmsford or Southend Victoria lines. Instead, we will walks around the Eastons, details below.

Join us for a walk of about 4 miles between Little Easton and Great Easton, followed by a visit to The Gardens of Easton Lodge for the "Snowdrop Sunday" open day.

Meet at 10.30am in Park Road, by the speed limit sign, a short distance east of Little Easton Church. Parking to the east of the speed limit sign is suggested. Ordnance Survey Grid Reference: TL606235 - Postcode: CM6 2JJ - What3Words ///otherwise.operation.defend .

Rolls, soup, cakes and hot drinks will be available in the gardens, but we suggest you bring sandwiches for lunch as well. We may also be able to visit the tea room at Little Easton Manor.

Admission to the gardens is £6.50 on the gate, or £5.50 in advance.

Wednesday 21st February

Committee Meeting

Feel free to join us on Zoom to discuss events for May and trips for the autumn.

Sunday 25th February

Roman Army at the British Museum

John M

We have decided to postpone this visit because, due to engineering works on the railway, there are no trains into Liverpool Street from the Chelmsford or Southend Victoria lines.

San Giacomo, Furore, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Wednesday 28th February

Amalfi Slide Show

Dave & Ali

Feel the warmth of the Mediterranean for an evening of slides from our recent trip to Italy. There might be a bit on archaeology too.

Note: Unless otherwise stated, Wednesday events start at 8.30pm on Zoom. Please get in touch for joining instructions.

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