Friday 5th – Monday 8th June 2020

From £290pp

The 2020 Trefoil Guild Annual Meeting is heading to sunny Southend-on-Sea, held at the Cliffs Pavilion. We’re offering a three-night weekend break at a choice of quality hotels in Southend-on-Sea, letting you make the most of the Annual Meeting with evening entertainment and local excursions.

With our Venture Abroad Representatives on-hand throughout the weekend, you’re free to enjoy your time with old friends and new without worrying about the logistics. Fill your time before and after the Annual Meeting by strolling along the sandy beach, walking down the longest pier in the world and treating yourself to some of Southend’s famous ice cream.

Make sure to get your bookings in early for your choice of hotel!

Enjoy the AM Weekend without worrying about the logistics
Organised excursions & an evening of entertainment
A choice of quality hotels
  • What’s Included
    • 3 nights’ accommodation in twin rooms at a choice of 4 different hotels
    • Half board catering (breakfast and an evening meal)
    • Transfers to and from Southend-on-Sea train station to your chosen hotel
    • Transfers to and from the Cliffs Pavilion to your chosen hotel
    • The services of the Venture Abroad team throughout the weekend
    • 24 hour emergency contact service throughout the weekend
    • Travel insurance for passenger aged 89 years and under
    Make the most of your weekend!

    Ensure you make the most of your weekend by adding an excursion of your choice and Sunday evening entertainment hosted by Venture Abroad! Further details will be available in January 2020.

  • Sample Itinerary

    Day 1

    If you’re travelling to Southend by train, a Venture Abroad Representative will meet you at the station and you’ll be taken to your hotel on one of our coach transfers. Check into your hotel of choice, where the Venture Abroad Representatives will be based throughout the weekend to ensure your stay runs smoothly. Enjoy time to relax with an evening meal (included in the package price).

    Day 2

    Following breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a morning at leisure walking along the beach or exploring the nearby sights. The Annual Meeting will take place in the afternoon.

    Day 3

    On Sunday, there will be a range of optional day excursions that you can book onto prior to the Annual Meeting Weekend. They’ll give you the opportunity to discover the history of Southend-on-Sea and enjoy some of the most beautiful points of interest in and around the area. To round off the weekend, why not join your fellow Trefoil Guild friends for an evening of entertainment organised by the Venture Abroad team?

    Day 4

    Bid Southend-on-Sea goodbye and either join the coach departing for our post-tour to Constable Country or return home.

    Itinerary subject to change prior to departure.

  • Accommodation

    Park Inn by Radisson Palace – 1.1 miles from AM venue

    Located along the Western Esplanade, just a 6-minute walk from Southend Pier, the stylish Park Inn by Radisson boasts scenic views, a fitness centre, on-site casino and restaurant and bar. Its comfortable rooms feature en-suite bathrooms, TV and free Wi-Fi, whilst traditional afternoon tea is served daily in the lounge


    Holiday Inn Southend – 2.6 miles from AM venue

    Holiday Inn Southend offers a comfortable stay just moments from the airport and a 15-minute drive from the pier. Its soundproofed rooms feature private bathrooms, TV and free Wi-Fi, whilst the rooftop restaurant and bar provide views of the Essex countryside and airport. Accessible rooms are available.


    MUTHU Westcliff Hotel – 0.1 miles from AM venue

    This charming, Victorian boutique hotel, close to the seafront with views over the Thames Estuary, promises a relaxing stay. Its elegantly decorated rooms feature en-suite bathrooms, TV and tea and coffee making facilities, whilst the restaurant is a great place to relax. Free Wi-Fi is available in the public areas.


    Skylark Hotel – 3.6 miles from AM venue

    Recently refurbished, the Skylark Hotel is spread across 7 acres and located in the South East Essex business community, adjacent to the airport. The beach, pier and Cliffs Pavilion are within a 5-10-minute drive, whilst rooms include a private bathroom, TV and internet access. At the end of the day, you can relax in the modern restaurant and bar.

Star rating

I have always enjoyed Venture Abroad’s holidays. So much detail in the paper work so we know what we are doing each day.Betty Gosling, Walton-on-Thames Trefoil Guild

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