2017/8 Club Trips
The following list is a guide to all the club trips and events that will occur during 2017/8. As more details are known and confirmed, information will be updated on this page. Also, when published, a downloadable trip invitation form in PDF format will be available adjacent to the relevant trip, which can also be booked online. More details will be announced about each club event when available.
Meet at the Park - Winter Wonderland
Dates: Saturday 25th November 2017
Location: Hyde Park, London
The great travelling Olympia (Munchen) Looping coaster is back at Hyde Park, London later this month. Plus lots of other coasters and attractions. And beer and shows and beer and shopping and beer, etc!
This is a causal 'Meet at the Park' event - no ERS's, no pre-booking needed, simply pay on the day!
Just turn up at 10:00 on Saturday 25th November at meet us at the entrance to Olympia Looping and we'll have some ride takeovers!
This is also open to non-members if you're in the area - come and join in the fun with us!
For more information: Winter Wonderland Website
On the Piste 2018 - Winter Club Ski Trip
Dates: 20th to 27th January 2018
Location: Cervinia, Italy
With the roller coaster season closed in the UK, over 20 members of the RCCGB will head for a weeks skiing in Cervinia, Italy.
This is an annual trip each winter, so if you fancy it next year, and let's face it - if you've watched Ski Sunday, how hard can it be?!? Contact details will be provided later in the year - keep an eye on your regular copy of AIRtime ONline.
The Blackpool Bash 2018
Dates: Friday 6th to Sunday 8th April 2018
Location: Blackpool, UK
Everybody say "Blackpooooool!!!!"
The Club's annual shin-dig and our most famous, action packed, super fun, Coaster Crazy weekend of them all! 2018 is the 30th Anniversary of the club, so expect this one to be extra special! As our main social event of the year it's easily the best way to meet and get to know your fellow members whilst also riding some great coasters and enjoying some fabulous live entertainment. The theme for this year is '80s Icons'. Get thinking about and designing your outfits!
USA 2018 - Let's Go Round Again
Dates: Friday 1st June to Sunday 17th June 2018
As part of the RCCGB's 30th anniversary celebrations, 'USA 2018 - Let's Go Round Again' will depart the UK on Friday 1st June and return on Sunday 17th June 2018 where over 70 club members will be enjoying over 100 different coasters in over 10 of America's best theme parks.
Parks will include Knoebels, Cedar Point, Kennywood, Kentucky Kingdom & Dollywood. That means they will experience Top Thrill Dragster, Phantom's Revenge, The Beast, Lightning Rod and my favourite Woodie, The Phoenix! And that's just a few of the dozens of amazing coasters on the tour. We will also be arranging loads of ERS's (Exclusive Ride Sessions) throughout the tour as well.
We've setup a dedicated page for information about this trip as it develops. You can click here to go to it, or use the quicklink button at the bottom of the homepage!
SORRY, BUT THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THIS TRIP HAS PASSED
Summer Bash 2018
This is normally a small 'meet-at-the-park' type event where over 50 coaster crazy people simply turn up and have fun. The destination for this trip is unknown at the moment. During lunch at Loopathon 2017, Nev asked people where they would like to go and many suggestions were called out, so watch this space as we move into the new coaster season in 2018.
Dates: Friday 10th thru Sunday 12th August 2018
Location: Oakwood Theme Park, Pembrokeshire, UK
“Pren yn dda?” Or in English “Wood is good!” Yes it's time to head to Wales for some Mega-Tastic fun over an action packed three days! On the Friday we visit Folly Farm, Saturday it is the main event at Oakwood and on Sunday the annual Go-Kart challenge at Hetherton's.
Dates: Saturday & Sunday 6th/7th October 2018
Location: Alton Towers & Drayton Manor, UK
Yes it’s our annual loopy weekend where will spend Saturday at Alton Towers and Sunday at Drayton Manor. Details of the trip will be available nearer the time, but this year, we have the fabulous new woodie at Alton Towers to ride! After 20 years of campaigning to Alton Towers, they have finally done it! This will make this one of the best Loopathon's ever - riding a real wooden coaster at Alton Towers - what a great way to celebrate the clubs 30th Anniversary!
More details will be provided when known, but the dates are confirmed!