Forest Of Dean

About Us

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Welcome to the Forest of Dean U3A. We are one of over 900 U3As in Britain and in April 2015 we celebrated our 25th anniversary.

The U3A is a national organisation for older people who are retired, semi-retired or no longer in employment, yet want to lead an active and fulfilling life. At the Forest of Dean U3A we have a range of groups catering for a variety of interests; please click on the 'Contact' tab for more information.

We hold a Monthly Open Meeting which is held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Lydney Town Hall (doors open at 1pm for 2pm start, event finishing by 4pm). There is the opportunity to find out more about the various interest groups / activities, to join the Forest of Dean U3A and to chat with other members and friends. There is limited car parking at the Town Hall but there is a public car park at the Library - the post code is GL15 5DY.

Forest of Dean U3A is an excellent way of making new friends as well as gaining new skills and interests. New members can be assured of a warm welcome so if you are interested please contact our Membership Secretary using the 'Contact' tab for more information. or simply come to a monthly meeting as a guest and "give us a try".

The annual membership fee is £12 per year from 1 July – 30 June. An Application form can be found by clicking the link on the right (if you want to fill it out prior to attending a group).

To see some of our previous activities click on the pictures below and use the arrow keys to scroll through them.

Art And Craft Ukulele Kurling -----Petanque
Art And Craft Cribbage And Board Games Amblers Walking Group Painting -----
Birmingham German Market Cycling Pantomine -----

We are now on Facebook, Forest of Dean u3a