Bournemouth U3A Social Events

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Walks are medium paced covering approx. 4.5 to 6 miles, starting around 10.15am on a Tuesday and will be within reasonable driving distance of Bournemouth. Generally finishing at a café or pub where you can join us for a chat over lunch if you wish.

Next walk: 17th September 2019 with Alastair Moir

This group is currently full with a waiting list.

It's always good to have an opportunity to meet up during the long summer break. Therefore we have organised the following coffee mornings during July, August and September 2019 at 10.30 am:

Tuesday 23rd July - at Cafe on the Green, Woodlands Avenue/Boscombe Overcliff Drive, with John Oram

Friday 23rd August - at The Westbourne Hotel, 45 Poole Road, Westbourne, with Keith Pitman

Tuesday 17th September - at Cafe on the Green, Woodlands Avenue/Boscombe Overcliff Drive, with Jennie Pudney

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.

Monthly sociable walks, usually on first or second Wednesday of the month. Meet at walk start point, all information on forthcoming walks is emailed to group members monthly.  Walks range from 4.75 - 6.75 miles, are good fun and you'll see parts of our lovely area that you may not have seen before.

Not suitable for those who prefer a slow walk.

Waterproof walking boots essential and suitable clothing.

Next walk will be:

Wednesday 7th August with David Cox

The group is full at present, with a short waiting list subject to review as the year progresses. Contact David Cox at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for group details.

We're hoping that the weather will be so warm that lots of members will join us on the beach at Southbourne for another very enjoyable evening, chatting, eating and drinking; what's not to like!

If you would like to join us come to beach hut 1414 (lamp post 311) just west of "The Bistro on The Beach" below Warren Edge car park off Southbourne Coast Road.  We will supply the  BBQ grill - if you will bring everything else you need - food, cutlery (if needed) drink and something to drink from.  The car park is conveniently near, as you will probably want to bring a chair.  We will be there from 17.00 and will start the BBQ as soon as permitted at 18.00.

On the day, if it's a bit on the cool side it won't put us off, but if it's really unpleasant then we won't be martyrs! Hope you can join us.

John Moore and John Oram


Poole U3A have a few seats available on the coach, so why not join them and enjoy a day trip to Bristol.  Cost of the coach will be £17.00 each.

Bristol is steeped in history with many places of interest to visit.  For more information see  

For those of you interested in aviation the coach will also drop people at Aerospace Bristol, see

If you would like more information on this trip please contact Ann Dawson on 01202 922014, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

To be held at Hollywood Bowl, Branksome (formerly Bowlplex), the last Monday before term starts.

Please turn up promptly at 11.00 for a start at 11.15 - no need to book and by all means bring along a friend, all welcome. We're not experts, and maybe it will be your first attempt, but what we will all share is good fun and companionship.  If you don't feel like playing, just come along and watch and have a chat - we're easily distracted! There is a coffee bar as well!

Special bowling shoes are available to hire, but ordinary footwear is perfectly acceptable. Being in school term time, we get the concessionary rate of £3.10 a game. There is parking on site and lots of buses pass the door.

Come along and have some fun; there are usually about 20 of us.  Hope to see you too!

John Oram

Get all the latest news and updates on everything between publication of Newsletters. Enjoy a talk by an invited speaker. An ideal opportunity to float a new idea or maybe discuss how to improve existing ideas. But mainly this is a social occasion to meet friends and hopefully make new ones. Refreshments will be available, of course! Members and non members £1.00.

The next talks will be held on:

Thursday 19th September "The Balkans - the Tinderbox of Europe" a presentation by Bill Simpson

Meetings held at St Augustin's Church Hall, St Augustin's Road, Cemetery Junction, at 1.45pm.  Hope to see you there!

'LES MISERABLES' The Musical after V. Hugo at the MAYFLOWER THEATRE  Matinee 14 November 2019

Cost £68 incl. coach from the usual pickup points, leaving Westbourne at 11.00am

Requires your attention now! TICKETS GOING FAST!

Please reply to Mitchell on 01202 722171 by WED JULY 10th 2019

A social ride of about 15 miles total with a coffee stop.  This is a social event with the desire for members to take some gentle exercise.  Weekly on Thursdays (with a break over Christmas).  Meet at 10.00 at Kings Park at the top of Gloucester Road.  As the rides are weather sensitive pease check with me before leaving home.  Phone/text 07905 864455 (do not leave voice mail) or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Petanque (or Boules - Boules provided) for beginners and improvers every Wednesday from 14.00 - 16.00 at Muscliff Park Petanque Club, Shillingstone Drive, BH9 3LR   Contact Chris Chubb on 01202 425063 for further details. 

£1.00 per session, waived if a member of the club (£20 per annum). Shoes with toe covering must be worn.