Bournemouth U3A Social Events

What else are we up to..

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.

Come and join us for a sociable walk exploring our beautiful surrounding area. Walks are medium paced covering approximately 4.5 - 6 miles and start around 10.00 on a Tuesday morning, starting within reasonable driving distance of Bournemouth.  walks please contact Alastair MoirWe generally finish at a pub or café where you can join us for a chat over lunch if you wish. Walks usually take place on the third Tuesday of the month.

The next walks will be on 17 July and 18 September. To find out more about future walks, please contact Alastair Moir; or contact the office for Alastair's phone number.

Monthly sociable walks normally on first or second Wednesday of the month. Meet at walk starting point, usually at 10.15, and normally finish with lunch/snack in a country pub or similar. Information on forthcoming walks is emailed to group members monthly. Walks range from approx. 4.75 - 6.5 miles, are good fun and you'll see parts of our lovely area that you may not have seen before! Waterproof walking boots essential and suitable clothing. NOT suitable for those who prefer a slow walk. Next walks are Wednesday 4 July and Wednesday 1 August.

For further details contact leader David Cox preferably by email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or contact the office for phone number. 

Coordinator: Jennie Pudney
Venue: Muscliffe Park Petanque Club, Shillingstone Drive, Bournemouth, BH9 3LR
Social Date: 2016-04-06 00:00

Petanque (or Boules) every Wednesday from 14.00 - 16.00. (Boules provided)

Coordinator: Chris Williams

FISHING Meet every 3-4 weeks during summer and autumn at local day fishable waters for friendly company and non too serious competition. If interested contact Chris Williams on 01202 577041 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Coordinator: Archie Hoggan and Colin Grimmett

A social ride covering around 15 miles including a coffee stop and chat. An ideal opportunity to get some gentle outdoor exercise. Weekly on Thursdays 10.00 - 12.00 approx. As the rides are weather sensitive please check with me before leaving home. Phone/text 07905 864455 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.