Armed Forces Memorial

With a number of exciting Reader Club trips on the horizon, time is running out to apply for your place to join us on one, two or even all three of them.

London, Manchester and Staffordshire: Three locations with some amazing offerings for groups.

We’ve hand-selected our upcoming fam trips to make sure GTOs get a taste of some of the best attractions in each area. These particular Reader Club trips will showcase places you might not have been to with a group before, or might be considering returning to.

Apply for each of the following Reader Club trips by clicking on the links below:

National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire: 5th May

May’s Reader Club trip is set to take in the highlights of the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire. A Daily Act of Remembrance service and a welcome talk, a guided tour and two course lunch are offered as part of the trip. The site contains more than 350 memorials for military and civilian associations, amongst 30,000 maturing trees.

Richmond, London: 30th June

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS TRIP ARE NOW CLOSED. Discover the London borough of Richmond upon Thames on June’s Reader Club trip. A guided tour and lunch at Strawberry Hill House & Garden and admission to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew can be expected. A highlight will include seeing the Temperate House at Kew which reopens its doors this year after a five-year restoration programme.

Application deadline: 2nd April

intu Trafford Centre, Manchester: Saturday 14th July

Three guided tours, lunch and a virtual reality experience are all to be expected on our Reader Club trip to intu Trafford Centre in Manchester this July. Plus, you’ll get to visit some of the centre’s leisure attractions including SEA LIFE and LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre. A glass of fizz can be expected upon arrival, too.

Application deadline: 27th April

These Reader Club trips are free to attend, plus you may have the chance to bring a plus-one with you.

For more information about Reader Club and to find out more about each itinerary, visit

Lead image: Armed Forces Memorial at the Arboretum. (Photo credit: National Memorial Arboretum).