Mayor's Day Out

In a city tradition going back three decades, thousands of Cambridge’s retired citizens have enjoyed The Mayor’s Day Out over the years. The annual coach trip, provided by Cambridge City Council always includes a visit to the seaside and an afternoon show at the local theatre, this summer’s destination was the traditional seaside town of Great Yarmouth.

HUndreds of people joined the Mayor of Cambridge on a day out to this popular holiday destination, famed for its beautiful seafront and Golden Mile of golden sandy beach. Boasting two piers and all the traditional attractions of the seaside including donkey rides, crazy golf, the Merrivale Miniature Village and the best of fish and chips.

They were treated to a show at the Britannia Pier Theatre; a spectacular show of two halves – popular jazz from 7-piece band ‘The Alley Cats’ and a captivating live magic show from ‘The Pentacle Club’.

Everyone enjoyed a great day out at the seaside with an entertaining show, it was a treasured chance to meet up with old friends, meet new people and enjoy the seaside in good company.

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Mayor's Day Out is a treasured chance to meet up with old friends, meet new people and enjoy the sunshine and a show in good company.

'Mayors day out was memorable day for all who took part in it. It is an important event on the Mayors calendar, greatly appreciated and looked forward to by the people who take part in it. I have since met many of our residents who took part in this trip and they were so grateful and delighted to have had such a wonderful day out. My wife and I throughly enjoyed the day, we had the best fish and chips ever and we had wonderful entertainment during the the trip and in Great Yarmouth. It gives me such a great pleasure to see so many of our residents having such a lovely time' George Pippas, Mayor of Cambridge

“I just love it – a day out by the seaside, a good walk about, and of course fish and chips."Mary Wood, 80, has made the seaside pilgrimage 20-plus times

“I've been on the trip before, as a councillor, and it's such a nice idea, and very well organised. I really enjoyed the day." - Cllr Benstead