Bournemouth U3A Social Events

What else are we up to..

We can’t wait until the Easter break for our next session so we decided to arrange this additional date before Christmas.
It is the first Monday after the end of our autumn term and, because it’s before schools break for their holidays, we get the concessionary rate of only £3.10 per game.
As usual, please arrive promptly at 11.00 for an 11.15 start.
Bowling shoes are available for hire, but ordinary footwear is perfectly acceptable. No need to book, just turn up.
There is plenty of parking on site and of course many buses pass the door.

John Oram

Advance notice of our CHRISTMAS CONCERT to be held at Immanuel Church, 120 Southbourne Road, Southbourne BH3 3QJ (bus routes 1 and M2) on Saturday 7th December 2.15 - 3.45. Admission £5 to include a free raffle of a £50 “One4All” gift voucher.  Accompanied children under 16 years free of charge.  Tea/coffee and biscuits will be served during s short break.

This group have given a most enjoyable performance at our Gala for the last two years.  They will perform a variety of popular songs and the audience will be invited to join in where there is a chorus.

Book the date in your diary NOW!

Ian Peters has secured eight local traders to sponsor this event.  This is a social event and open to family and friends.  All profits will go to our U3A.

Please come along and support us!


Unfortunately the speaker for this event has been taken ill and is in hospital, therefore the event is cancelled.  Anyone who has booked will be given a full refund.

Christchurch U3A will be holding this all day event on Sunday 10th November, at the Village Hotel (opposite the Royal Bournemouth Hospital).  The cost is £34 per person which includes teas/coffees etc and a hot and cold sit-down buffet lunch. The speaker, Terry Barfoot, is excellent and the subject for the study day this year is the life and music of J S Bach.

If anyone is interested please contact Liz Hatch on 01425 674077 or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view for a booking form.


Following our extremely successful spring break earlier this year, we are delighted to announce that we will be returning to the Livermead Hotel, Torquay, again next year.  Why don't you join us?

The cost will be £290 pp Half Board including coach and trips to Sidmouth and  Totnes.  

Double room with single occupancy available at £80 extra per room.  Superior Sea Front rooms £80 extra per room.  Sea/Garden view rooms £40 extra per room.

Some single rooms available.  Entertainment most evenings

Many who came with us this year are keen to join us again next year, so please get your booking in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment! Bookings, only from Bournemouth U3A members and guests, will be taken on a first come first served basis. A deposit of £35 pp will be needed with your booking form, balance to be paid by 15th February 2020.

To book your place, please send your booking form (found in your Newsletter) and cheque for deposit to:

Audrey & Alan Kneller,  Bournemouth U3A,  c/o St James Institute,  33a Stourfield Road,  Bournemouth BH5 2AR.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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 walks will be:

Wednesday 2nd October 

Wednesday 6th November

Wednesday 4th December

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.

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.

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

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

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.