Bournemouth U3A Social Events

What else are we up to..

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 from 10.30 - 12.00 - open to all members, potential new members also welcome.

Watch this space for future Coffee Club dates

If you have any queries please call the office on 012020 420700.  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.

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

Watch this space for information on future Lunch dates



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!

Medium paced.   Not suitable for those who prefer a slow walk.

Monthly sociable walks exploring our beautiful area are normally on the 1st or 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Watch this space for details of future walks


We meet at walk starting point usually at 10.15am 

Info on forthcoming walks is emailed to group members monthly.  Walks range from approx 4.75 - 6.75 miles.

Group is presently full with a waiting list, subject to review as year progresses. Email David Cox at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

for group details.



Come and join us for a sociable walk exploring our beautiful surrounding area.  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.

Watch this space for dates of future walks


This group is currently full and new applicants may be waitlisted.  If interested, please email me at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.  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.

Following a very successful and memorable trip last summer, another U3A group will be returning this year.  The holidays are based at the Torretta Hotel in Montecatini Terme.

U3A always have a warm welcome from the Simoncini family and their friendly attentive staff.  Throughout our stay we experience Tuscan cooking at its best, not forgetting the copious opportunities to sample local wine and delicious ice cream.

Last year our focus was on celebrating the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci.  However, the diversity of Tuscany allows us to pursue other special interests such as art, gardens, music and history.

For 2020, I am planning a literary trail.  I shall be encouraging the group to read E.M.Forster's 'Italian Novels'. The focus will be on following the footsteps of Lucy Honeychurch, heroine of 'Room with a View' and her experiences in irresistible Florence. 

We shall continue our journey through Etruscan history, visiting Volterra and Fiesole.  Hopefully, Dante will give us another talk.  I am planning garden visits which will show wonderful examples of Renaissance and Baroque art.

However, it's not all serious stuff! There will be, as usual, plenty of time to either relax by the pool or wander off into the market. I am looking forward to meeting the new group and a repeat of happy memories.

                                                                                                                                                                           Margaret Ronchetti


PS - Due to the overwhelming response for this holiday, both 2020 dates are fully booked. However, I am taking names for a possible repeat in 2021!