On Thursday 27th January, the Happy Wanderers were due to be attending a musical lunch at Haswell Mencap however, due to staff shortages, the event needed to be rescheduled. Never one to give up on the idea of the day out, Alison quickly rearranged plans and instead took the group to Seaton Carew for fish and chips and trishaw rides on the sea front.

We left Grays Road Institute at 10:30am on the Thursday morning ready for the short ride to the coast. We parked in the large car park behind Ace Golf and started off with a slow stroll along the sea front in the direction of the amusements. At this point, the group split, with some going for a longer walk along the sea front while others went to Gladys Vintage Tea Room for hot drinks.

We booked a table at The Hidden Tap, formerly the dine-in area of The Almighty Cod fish and chip shop, and all met inside ready to order our lunch. The food was delicious and the portion size was incredibly generous. It is definitely somewhere I would be happy to visit again in the future.

After lunch, everyone who attended the trip received a return trishaw ride along the seafront to take in the fresh sea air and feel the wind in their hair on what was a very bright and sunny day. After the rides, we all jumped back on board the minibus and made our way back home.

Thank you to everyone who waved at the trishaw passengers, spoke to the passengers and even stopped to ask about the trishaw rides. We look forward to seeing you with Trixie Trishaw in Seaton Carew again soon.

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Joyce Peacock · March 3, 2022 at 3:51 pm

It was a very enjoyable day out with good company

Margaret · March 3, 2022 at 6:52 pm

We made some incredible memories on our group to Seaham in McChadwick with the group and Trixie Trishaw. We had traditional Fish And Chips followed by trishaw rides. Thank you for arranging it Alison.

Joyce Beadnall · March 3, 2022 at 10:46 pm

We were so lucky to have such a bright sunny day for our trip to Seaton Carew – in January!
Great company, good weather and the beautiful North East coast . Whether we chose a brisk walk by the sea or a cosy cuppa before lunch – we managed to find a healthy appetite . Thank you Alison , for safe journeying and careful planning.

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