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 Client registration form  (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 2018 using the Harborough Community Bus (15 seats)

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


Friday 13th April: Stamford 

3 hours at Stamford (market day)

Cost:  £8.00

Dobbies Garden Centre: near Atherstone

Friday 4th May

3 hours at the garden centre

Cost:  £8.00

Friday 8th June: Stamford 

3 hours at Stamford (market day)

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:

Thursday 12th April

Tuesday 1st May

Thursday 17th May

Tuesday 5th June

Wednesday 20th June

3 hours at Fosse Park

Cost:  £8.00


Melton Mowbray: 

Tuesday 8th May

Tuesday 12th June

3 hours at Melton Mowbray

Cost:  £8.00


Dunelm / Asda @ Kettering:

Thursday 19th April

Wednesday 13th June

3 hours between the 2 stores

Cost:  £8.00


Thurmaston Retail Park:

Wednesday 9th May

Dunelm, TK MAXX, Outfit, Blacks, Boots, very small M & S & Asda

3 hours at retail park

Cost:  £8.00


Ullesthorpe Garden Centre, then onto Morrison’s at Lutterworth

Tuesday 22nd May

Thursday 28th June

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

Cost:  £7.00


Phoenix Park Corby:

Thursday 26th April

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

3 hours at Retail Park

Cost:  £6.00


Willow Place Corby:

Tuesday 15th May

3 hours in the town centre

Cost:  £6.00


Gates Garden Centre:

Monday 18th June

3 hours at the garden centre

Cost:  £8.00


Hinckley town centre: 

Monday 25th June

3 hours in the town centre (market day)

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 4th & 18th April

Wednesday 3rd, 23rd May

Wednesday 13th, 27th June


St Dionysius Church, High Street, Market Harborough

9.30am till 11.00am


Tuesday 24th April

Tuesday 15th May

Tuesday 19th June

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