Trips & Excursions


We arrange door-to-door social outings for elderly and disabled people using our own 7-seater multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) and hired 15-seater minibus.

In order to attend our trips and excursions you must complete and return our registration form, available to download in Microsoft Word (please note it will download to your computer so please check your desktop or downloads folder).

You can book in person or by phone on 01858 468499 (24hr answer machine).  If possible payment should be made by 2 weeks after booking seats; you can either post a cheque made out to VASL or call in at Torch House personally.

The administration time to organise these trips is very high and it’s very frustrating to have to change the planned route when a cancellation is made. We would appreciate commitment to the trips that you have booked except in an emergency.

We will only be able to offer a refund if you cancel your seat a minimum of 7 days prior to the trip. We reserve the right to cancel at late notice but will try to rearrange the trip.

Passengers must be able to manage on their own, due to the popularity of these trips there is no room for walking frames but some of the destinations have got a Shop mobility scheme. 

Forthcoming trips include:

Bus trips 2017 using the Harborough Community Bus (15 seats)

Pick ups for all following trips start at 9.15am (door to door) unless stated otherwise. 

Rushden Lakes Retail Park:

Friday 23rd February

M & S, House of Fraser, White Stuff, Fat Face, Paperchase lots more shops and cafes

3 hours at the retail park

Cost:  £8.00


Woodlands Garden Centre: near Hinckley

Friday 23rd March

3 hours at the garden centre

Cost:  £8.00


Bus trips 2017 using the MPV 7 seat bus

Pick ups start at 9.15am (door to door) unless stated otherwise.

Fosse Park:

Monday 22nd January

Wednesday 14th February

Tuesday 27th February

Thursday 15th March

3 hours at Fosse Park

Cost:  £8.00


Melton Mowbray: 

Tuesday 20th March

3 hours at Melton Mowbray

Cost:  £8.00


Elliotts Field Retail Park, Rugby:

Wednesday 31st January

Debenhams, M & S, TK MAXX, Outfit, Next, Clarks, H & M, Fat Face & River Island plus numerous food outlets

3 hours at Retail Park

Cost:  £8.00


Ullesthorpe Garden Centre, then onto Morrison’s at Lutterworth

Tuesday 20th February

Wednesday 28th March

1 1/2 hours at the garden Centre then 1 ½ hour at Morrison’s

Cost:  £7.00


Phoenix Park Corby:

Thursday 8th February 

Asda, M & S Food, Matalan, Next, Iceland, Brantano, The Range etc

3 hours at Retail Park

Cost:  £6.00


Willow Place Corby:

Thursday 8th March

3 hours in the town centre

Cost:  £6.00


Gates Garden Centre:

Tuesday 6th March

3 hours at the garden centre

Cost:  £8.00

To find out more or to book a trip

Call: 01858 468499

Or pop along and see us (our opening times are 9am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday).

Torch House (Between 2 Shires surgery and Busy Bees Nursery)
Torch Way, Market Harborough, LE16 9HL

Payment should be made within 14 days of booking seats for the trips. You can either write a cheque (made out to VASL) and post it to Sandy, VASL Transport, Torch House, Torch Way, Market Harborough, LE16 9HL. Or call in to the drop in (venue and dates below) where you can pay by cash or cheque to a member of Transport Staff.

Market Harborough town centre DROP Ins

Louisa’s Café and wine bar, St Mary’s Road, Market Harborough

9.30am till 11.00am

Wednesday 17th January

Wednesday 7th, 21st February

Wednesday 7th, 21st March

St Dionysius Church, High Street, Market Harborough

9.30am till 11.00am

Tuesday 30th January

Tuesday 27th February

Tuesday 27th March

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