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.

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
Fri Dec 31st The draft programme for 2022 should be published on our website in late December 2021. You will then be able to make a reservation for your chosen visit(s).
Thu May 5th 2022
→Sun May 8th 2022

Our 2022 Spring Break will be a 4 day garden tour of the Cotswolds to include Highgrove, the country home of HRH the Prince of Wales, Hidcote Manor, Kiftsgate, Cerney, Misarden Park and Rodmarton Manor House.

We stay in the unique 4* De Vere Cotswolds Waterpark Hotel surrounded by lakes and boasts a fully equipped gym, swimming pool and sauna.

Price £695. pp + £120 single supplement, includes dinner, bed & Breakfast at the 4 star De Vere Cotswold Water Park, all visits listed, coaching through out from our local pick up points, and services of David Maclennan, the Brightwater Tour Manager. Places are limited to 20 travellers.