Bournemouth U3A Social Events

What else are we up to..

Roger's & Hammerstein's 'The King & I' will be coming to the Mayflower Theatre, Chichester, from London's West End, on Thursday 23rd April 2020.

Matinee performance, cost £68 each including coach. Interested? contact Mitchell on 01202 722171

Matthew Bourne's 'Red Shoes' is coming back to the Mayflower Theatre, Chichester, on Thursday 26th March 2020.  The cost will be £45 each including coach.

Interested? Then please contact Mitchell on 01202 722171 

Julie and Anita invite you to join them for coffee and a chat - open to all members - from 10.30 - 12.00.

Tuesday 28th January - The Westbourne, 45 Poole Road, Westbourne, BH4 9DN

Wednesday 19th February,  Beales Department Store, Bournemouth, BH1 1LJ  (5th Floor Restaurant)

Tuesday 10th March, Cliff House Hotel, 13 Belle View Road, Southbourne, BH6 3DA

Christmas Lunch Thursday 12th December. Once again we are hoping to get together on a table at the annual Christmas Lunch (Queens Hotel, Meyrick Road, this year). Just put "Coffee Club" on the application form where it asks if you want to sit at a specific table.

Please let us know if you are coming to a meeting by phoning the Office (01202 420700) or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and leaving your name and phone number.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


The U3A Lunch Club is open to all members and meets several times in the year. Each time that we visit a restaurant, we have the opportunity to sample a particular cuisine at a reasonable price, as well as to meet old and new friends. 

The restaurants we visit are easily accessible by bus. Parking nearby may be limited.

Thursday 13th February, we return to Romanzo (87 Poole Road, Westbourne, BH4 9BB).  The lunch menu at the family-run Cypriot Greek restaurant offers a choice of main dishes; along with various starters and desserts to tempt. (See

Friday 13th March, we will visit Narenj, a Persian restaurant (82 Charminster Road, Bournemouth BH8 8US). It offers for starters dips with freshly made flat bread, for main courses kebabs and stews, and for dessert a selection of pastries. (

To book, please either email Pamela Roberts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Joyce Bicknell at 01202 729 203. Be sure to leave your name and phone number so we may contact you in case of cancellation. Spaces are limited at these restaurants so do contact us early to reserve your place and be good enough to let us know if you need to cancel

You may arrive for lunch any time between 12 noon and 1pm.



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:  TBA

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: TBA - Watch this space!

This group is currently full with a waiting list.

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. 

Are there any members who would like to meet up at local (day fishable) waters to enjoy some friendly company and competition (not too serious though)? These days to be held every 3 - 4 weeks during the Summer/Autumn term when hopefully finer weather prevails.  If interested please contact Chris Williams on 01202 577041 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details. Tight lines.