Bournemouth U3A Social Events

What else are we up to..

First week likely to include visits to Villa Reale di Marlia and Villa Garzoni, Medieval castles and villages with Tuscan wine tasting.

Second week will trace the roots of the Renaissance master, Leonardo da Vinci. Vinci, his childhood town, has a museum dedicated to his scientific achievements. Continue through olive groves to Anchiano where Leonardo was born, which now houses some of the early drawings of the Tuscan countryside.

Details being finalised but the cost, excluding air fares and Bournemouth to/from airport, is estimated at £650 per person, based on 2 people sharing for 7 nights with breakfast and dinner at the 4 star Hotel Tarretta in Montecantini Terme, 2 excursions and Pisa airport transfers. Supplements for single occupancy. City tax of 2 Euros per night.

A deposit of 200 Euros will be required. Please contact Margaret Ronchetti for further information and to confirm your interest.

Experience a variety of cuisines and meet old and new friends.

Thursday 11 October returning to VALENTINO, Exeter Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5AF. An authentic Italian restaurant, styled like a conservatory, run by its Calabrian owner who offers a range of dishes, starters/mains/desserts. 

Tuesday 6 November returning to ROMANZO, 87 Poole Road, Westbourne, BH4 9BB. Family run Greek Cypriot restaurant offering a range of starts/mains/desserts.

Arrive for lunch anytime between 12.00 and 1.00.

To book your place, you must contact Pamela or Joyce as space is limited at both these restaurants.

Twice per term we will meet either Bournemouth or Poole Bus Stations for a day trip to a nearby town or visitor attraction and a tea/coffee.

Details will be advertised in newsletters

Any queries contact Stephen Nutt

Thursday 13 December, 12.30 for 1.00pm. £21 per person including gratuities.

at The CUMBERLAND HOTEL, East Overcliffe Drive, BH1 3AQ.  We return to the Mirabelle Restaurant.

We will have the hotels silver menu with additional choices and gluten free and vegan options for each course.  4 starters/6 mains/5 desserts

Seating will be allocated so if you have a preference to sit with a particular friend or group, please indicate the name of your friend or group on your booking form. Send booking form with a cheque made payable to Bournemouth U3A to the office at 33a Stourfield Road, Bournemouth, BH5 2AR by 23 November at the very latest please.

See a matinee performance at the refurbished MAYFLOWER THEATRE, Southampton, on Thursday 1 November.

Inclusive cost approx. £45 including coach. If interested please contact Mitchell Robertson.

It's always good to have an opportunity to meet up during the long summer break so we have organised three coffee mornings, all from 10.30;

Tuesday 17 July at The Café on the Green, Bowling Pavilion at Woodlands Avenue/ Boscombe Overcliff Drive BH5 2DJ

Wednesday 15 August at The Squirrel Café at the top of Boscombe Gardens/Christchurch Road, BH1 4AA Mini golf is available if interested.

Thursday 13 September at The Café on the Green, Bowling Pavilion at Woodlands Avenue/Boscombe Overcliff Drive BH5 2DJ

All members and friends are welcome and there is no need to book. We extend a particularly warm welcome to any new members and anyone thinking of joining us as this is an excellent way to meet members and make new friends before the start of our new programme of groups in September.

We're losing track of how many BBQs we have held, but no matter, they were all very enjoyable and this year we are looking forward to meeting you all on Wednesday 22 August, from 17.00 'til dusk. If you would like to join us come to beach hut 1414 (lamp post 308) just west of The Bistro on the Beach, below Warren Edge car park off Southbourne Coast Road. We will supply the BBQ - will you bring everything else you need - food/drink/plate and of course something to drink from! You'll probably need a chair and the car park is conveniently near. We will start the BBQ as soon as permitted at 18.00 and we hope to see you there. On the day, if it's a bit cool we will still be there but if it's really unpleasant we'll give it a miss!

John Moore and John Oram


Meet by Indoor Bowls, Gloucester Road, Kings Park every Thursday 10.00 - 12.00.

Contact leader Archie Hoggan via the office first.

Join us every Wednesday 14.00 - 16.00 at Muscliffe Park Petanque Club, Shillingstone Drive. Boules provided.

Leader, Chris Chubb.

Come ten pin bowling at Bowlplex, Branksome on Monday 17 September.

Just turn up at 11.00 for a prompt start at 11.15 - no need to book and by all means bring a friend, all welcome. You don't have to be an expert (none of us are!); it could even be your first attempt. Experience with us the agony (it's down the gutter) and occasionally the ecstasy (it's a strike!). No prizes, it's just good fun. If you don't feel like playing, just come along and watch and have a chat. Special bowling shoes are available to hire but ordinary footwear is perfectly acceptable. There is parking on site and lots of buses pass the door.

Being out of school holidays, we get a special concessionary rate of still just £3 a game.