Preston Park

General Meetings, Outings & Other Events

General Meetings are held monthly, normally on the 1st Thursday of the month, doors open at 1.45pm, meeting starts at 2.15pm to 4.00pm. There is a charge of £1.50 payable on the door. The General Meetings are usually held in Knoyle Hall next to St. John's Church in Knoyle Road, sometimes if the hall is unavailable in the Church itself. But check the list below for any changes. Refreshments are served at the end of the meeting. Besides any u3a business and announcements, there is usually a main speaker on a topic of general interest to members, which is publicised in advance. Knoyle Hall is wheelchair accessible.

Trips and outings are arranged by several Interest Groups, current arrangements are listed below. Members can book at our monthly General Meetings or by downloading a booking form from the individual Interest Group's page, but please read the important note below about booking conditions.

Social Outings See the Interest Groups page for contact details and a link to an on-line booking form. See below for the latest information.

u3a Holidays are occasionally arranged by individual members. See the Interest Groups page for contact details and below for the latest information.
The annual Spring Break is a tailor-made garden tour by the specialist travel company Brightwater Holidays, exclusive to Preston Park U3A members. Tours include all transportation, accommodation and entry costs, visiting gardens and stately homes, accompanied by our own Brightwater Tour Manager, David MacLennan, who ensures the tour runs smoothly and everyone has an enjoyable trip.

BOOKING CONDITIONS - Please Note:
A non-returnable deposit may be required when you make a booking.
All payments, deposit and full cost, must be by cheque, cash payments cannot be accepted (cheques must be made out to Preston Park u3a no.2 Account).
A Booking Form must be completed for each event.
It is the member's responsibility to ensure payments are made by due date.

When several Events are listed, it may be helpful for u3a Members wishing to synchronise their diaries to view the lists in date order. This can be done by tapping the ‘blue’ sentence below. Display events in date order. The page will return to its normal configuration on closure.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Sat Sep 24th Preston Park U3A are holding a u3a Day in Preston Park on Saturday 24th of September. Further details to follow. Offers of help in organising will be most welcome, please contact Committee member Christine Hooper by email if you would like more information regarding what is required. Click here to email Christine Hooper.
HERITAGE VISITING GROUP
Fri Oct 14th 14th October - Chatham Historic Dockyard, Ken
Coach pick ups 0915-0930 to arrive at 1100. Departure at 1600 arriving in Brighton about 1745. An amazing visit with lots of Royal Navy history and an amazing rope factory (free but pre-booking needed) This is where much of Call the Midwife is filmed and a CTM tour is available at an extra £5 per person. Coach and entry £29 or £34 to include Call the Midwife tour but NB only 25 spaces on this tour. Taking bookings, cheques please dated 1st October 2022.
Fri Oct 28th 28th October 2022 - Supreme Court of the U.K.(4th visit)
Meet at Brighton Station at 0855. Rail to London Bridge arriving 1015. Tube to Westminster then short walk and arriving about 1045. NB there is a small cafe and comfort facilities inside the court after passing through airport style security. You must bring formal ID with you. 1110-1200 Guided tour of the Supreme Court and library. Return rail travel Thameslink only (not Victoria) at any time in groups of 3 or more. Cost £27. Now booking, cheques please.
Fri Nov 11th 11th November 2022 - City of London Guildhall and various museums on site.
Meet Brighton Station 0915/or Preston Park Station 0920. Arrive London Bridge Station at 1035. Walk 1 mile to Guildhall (30 minutes) or bus half way and walk last 500 yards.
Return rail travel Thameslink only at any time in groups of 3 or more. Not yet fully arranged. Taking reservations.
SOCIAL OUTINGS
Sat Sep 3rd Lymington, Saturday, 3rd September. £20.00

This is always very popular. Lymington has what I would call an “old-fashioned" English market on a Saturday morning, all along the High Street.

We will travel though the New Forest by coach, on what Dave Cooper (B&H Coaches), and I call our magical mystery tour.

Dep: 6 Shirley Avenue 08.30 (no parking restrictions on a Sat. Or Sunday); Withdean car park 08.45; Preston Drove Sainsburys 09.00; Black Lion, sorry! Miller & Carter, Patcham, but you know where I mean, 09.10.
Return approx. 14.45, tbc.

Please book with Alan or Caroline. Click to email Alan Beebe
SPRING BREAK
Mon May 15th 2023
→Fri May 19th 2023
The annual Spring Break is a tailor-made garden tour by the specialist travel company Brightwater Holidays, exclusive to Preston Park U3A members. Tours include all transportation, accommodation and entry costs, visiting gardens and stately homes, accompanied by our own Brightwater Tour Manager, David MacLennan, who ensures the tour runs smoothly and everyone has an enjoyable trip.

2023 Spring Break
15-19th May 2023 - Gardens of Cheshire

Staying in Chester at the 4-star Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Spa, with visits to RHS Gardens Tatten Park and RHS Gardens Bridgewater, the Gardens of Dorothy Clive, Dunham Massey, and Trentham Estate and explore the historic city of Chester.

We will also visit the garden village of Port Sunlight and the Lady Lever Art Gallery founded by the Sunlight Soap Magnate William Hesketh Lever, world famous for its British 18th & 19th century paintings.

Comfortable coaching throughout from our local pick up points.

Services of our Brightwater Tour Manager David MacLennan.

Cost £795. pp (£140. s/s) based on 20 travellers and on a first come, first served basis.

For a full itinerary and booking form contact Ann Kerrison by email:
Click here to email Ann Kerrison

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