Barnsley & District



Group meeting dates and times can be found by going to the Groups page, and then clicking on the Groups Calendar link (on the right side of that page).

MAIN EVENTS CALENDAR (See "Dates For Your Diary" below)

Please check this page regularly! It is used for notifying you of important ZOOM meetings and events such as Monthly Meetings, AGMs, New Members Meetings, Group Coordinators meetings, and special meetings such as the Penistone project.


Held now only on ZOOM whilst we are unable to meet in person. The meetings vary but there will normally be a speaker (or fun presentation by one of our groups), followed by updates from the Committee and Group Coordinators.



Please be aware that you will only be able to participate in travel events, and at the prices quoted, if you are a current and paid up Barnsley & District U3A member, or a carer for a member.

Please read our Travel Group Information Sheet

If you are not a member of our U3A but still wish to go on a particular excursion, you may be able to arrange travel, as a private individual, through the travel company that we use (Yorkshire Rose).

The above is for both your protection and the protection of our U3A members. As a group on an arranged excursion under the U3A banner, we are insured through the travel company. If, however, you were to travel with us as a non-member then you would not be covered by our arranged third party insurance.

Please click Travel Groups to proceed to the Travel details pages.


As well as groups for study and recreation, Barnsley & District U3A organises a number of social events each year which are open to all members. Keep an eye out for these in the calendar on our Events page, (we now also promote major events on our Home page, the very first page you see when visiting our website), or contact the organisers (details of social event organisers are on the printed contacts sheet, which is available to our members). Events include:-

Social Committee Events

These include the Annual Lunch which takes place near to Christmas, and various other themed nights, ceilidhs, etc throughout the year.

Travel Committee Holidays/Day TripsIreland Trip

Each year the Travel Committee put together a programme of holidays and day trips to various parts of the country. It is a chance to have a break away with other fellow U3A members, and maybe do something a little different.

Italian Nights

This group meets once every two months for an Italian meal at local restaurants on the last Thursday of the month. (It alternates with Curry Nights). Remember to book your place early as these meals often sell out!

Curry Nights

This very popular group meets once every two months on a Thursday evening at a local Curry House. They enjoy an evening of Indian food and, of course, great company!

Chinese Nights

Chinese Nights are held at the China Court, Mapplewell. All of us together in one private room. Held quarterly.

Here are some Events happening soon.

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