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.  

Friday 16th June: Stamford

3 hours at Stamford (market day)

Cost: £8.00


Friday 21st July: Stamford

3 hours at Stamford (market day)

Cost: £8.00


Friday 11th August: Springfields Outlet near Spalding

50 big name brands including M & S, Pavers, Hotter, Roman, Hallmark etc

3 hours at the retail park

Cost: £8.00


Friday 15th September: Stamford

3 hours at Stamford (market day)

Cost: £8.00


Bus trips 2017 using the MPV 7 seater bus

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

Fosse Park:

Tuesday 27th June

Thursday 13th July

Monday 24th July

Tuesday 29th August

Wednesday 6th September

Monday 25th September

3 hours at Fosse Park

Cost: £8.00


Melton Mowbray:

Tuesday 13th June

Tuesday 15th August

Tuesday 12th September

3 hours at Melton Mowbray

Cost: £8.00


Ullesthorpe Garden Centre, then onto Morrison’s at Lutterworth

Thursday 22nd June

Monday 10th July

Tuesday 19th September

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

Cost: £7.00


Dunelm & Asda at Kettering:

Monday 17th July

Thursday 24th August

3 hours between the 2 stores

Cost: £7.00


Gates Garden Centre:

Thursday 17th August

Monday 4th September

3 hours at garden centre

Cost: £8.00


Thursday 3rd August: Willow Place Corby

Various shops

3 hours at town centre

Cost: £6.00  


Wednesday 9th August: Elliots Field Retail Park

Debenhams, M & S, TK MAXX, Homesense, Mothercare, Nike factory shop, Superdrug, Outfit, Next, Clarks, H & M, Fat Face, River island and numerous food outlets

3 hours at retail park

Cost: £8.00 


Tuesday 1st August:  Wistow Garden Centre (Pick ups start at 11.00am)

2 1/2 hours at the garden centre

 Cost: £5.00      


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

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