Every year MHDT organises affordable coach outings for local residents.

These have included summer day trips to Broadstairs, Kew Gardens, a Hop Farm in Kent, Eastbourne and Clacton-on-Sea. In Summer 2012, The Coombe Trust donated some of their holiday homes in Westgate-on-Sea in Kent for families in Woodberry Down to visit for free.

Residents on the Clacton trip in 2013


Residents enjoying the beach in Broadstairs

For many residents our trips are the only time they leave London and head to the coast.

In the winter months when it’s dark and grey, we’ve also organised some seasonal sparkle with Christmas shopping at Bluewater in Kent, and a theatre trip to see the Hackney Empire pantomime.

The trip to Clacton in 2013 was a great success. 250 Woodberry Down residents came along and despite the weather, had a great day out.