Harold Wood Cricket Club - Barbados Tour



2021 is Harold Wood Cricket Club's 125th Anniversary - and as we do every couple of years we will be organising another overseas tour.

In 2019 the club visited Cyprus, and we have been to other destinations such as Mallorca, Lanzarote and Ibiza over the years.

The club's first overseas tour was in 1996 - our 100th anniversary - and it has been a great tradition to go along to new places and meet new friends overseas. It is also a great chance to have a fantastic holiday.

The Overseas Tours are always family affairs, with everyone in your family welcome to attend. We have had tourists as young as 5 months old... and ones as old as... well you get the point.

In 2021 the club will be travelling to Barbados, the furthest we have travelled so far - and it is bound to be a popular trip away.

The Plan (So Far)

Dates - End of March to Early April 2021 - 10 days away - this is to coincide with the Easter Holidays so that children and school teachers can also attend

Cricket - We will be looking to play 3 games whilst 

Where will we stay?  -  Those that have been on tour's before know that the best tours are ones where we have a good well-situated hotel.
We will be working out what is best value - whether an All Inclusive resort (we have stayed at similar before) - or something with a different style of board.
Cost - Travelling to Barbados in Easter Holidays is not going to be cheap, but we are working with our Travel Agent Partner Abbotts Travel to come up with the best plan, something that is good value for money, but also means we are in a good quality hotel.

Who is going? - Chairman Tom Clarke has been inundated with people registering their interest.

"When we went to Cyprus we had a tour party of 22, this had 5 children under 9, 10 players and 7 wives and girlfriends.
For Barbados I feel we will have a tour party of almost double that - it should be an incredible trip away, and a chance for you and your family to discover a paradise with your teammates and friends.
If you would like to register your interest in going on the trip please email me - tpc1981@hotmail.com or ring/text on 07763607076."

About Abbotts Travel

One of our club members, Julie Gooding, works for Abbotts Travel and has helped organise our last tour and a few members personal holidays.

Visit the Abbotts Travel Website

Started as a rail and theatre bookings business, in 1957.
Growing to match demand for world travel, they offer an individually-tailored service built on knowledge and experience.
They remain a family business, run by Julian Abbott, in the same street, and on the same principles, as his grandfather and father, backed by a team of seasoned travellers for whom dedication is instinctive.
They are specialists whose advice comes from personal experience, regular training and a limitless enthusiasm for seeing the world.

 Their clients value the award-winning business that guarantees individual service and extra-mile support, wherever you are.

Read Abbotts Travel Testimonials from their Clients

Abbotts Travel even have a blog post about one of their members of staff going to Barbados to watch Essex play following their 2017 County Championship win - read the blog post

If you would like to express your interest in going on the trip please email Tom - tpc1981@hotmail.com or ring/text him on 07763607076