Preston Park

General Meetings, Outings & Other Events

General Meetings are held monthly, normally on the 1st Thursday of the month, from 2.00pm 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.

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.

Classical Music Concert Visits are organised by Julia Clark. See the Interest Groups page for contact details and a link below to an on-line booking form. See below for the latest information.

Heritage Visiting Group Contact John Colman for availability. See the Interest Groups page for contact details and a link to an on-line booking form. See below for the latest information.

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.

Theatre Visits Contact Maureen Dickson for availability. 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.

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.

It may be helpful to U3A Members wishing to synchronise their diaries to view the lists below 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
Thu Aug 1st 2019 TEA PARTY - 2pm in Knoyle Hall. Entry by ticket only.
All tickets have now been allocated.
If you have taken a ticket and now find you may not use it, pease notify us through the website Contacts page so that it can be reissued to those waiting. Thank you.
Thu Sep 5th Tony and Lizzie Gilks - The Way We Were - this costume drama depicting the bizarre and callous side of wartime yet encapsulating the camaraderie, hope and determination of an islands’ spirited people.
Thu Oct 3rd Local speaker, Geoff Mead talking about the Sussex Coastline.
Thu Nov 7th Trish Penny - Royal National Lifeboat Institution, talking about their work locally.
Tue Aug 20th West Dean Gardens. Chichester.
Stunning views, architectural delights and exquisite planting schemes.
Price £8 pp admission. Taking bookings now.
Tue Sep 17th Herstmonceux Castle gardens, Hailsham.
Medieval England meets the romance of Renaissance Europe
Price £7 pp. Includes admission and garden guided tour.
Visit now FULL.
Fri Sep 27th Brighton Old Police Cells Museum Town Hall, Brighton. Cost £3. Booking required. Pay on the day.
Fri Oct 11th Heritage Visiting Group Trip 7 of 9. Details available soon.
Fri Oct 25th Supreme Court of UK, Westminster, London. 3rd visit, including guided tour. Travelling by Rail & Tube. Cost £22. Sold out - Taking standby names only.
Fri Nov 1st Heritage Visiting Group Trip 9 out of 9. Details available soon.
Tue Jul 30th Glorious Goodwood Race Meeting (something completely different).
Cost £30.00. Dep. 9.30am
Wed Nov 20th Denbies Wine Estate (Dorking). Includes a 1 hour tour of the indoor winery; tasting of 3 different wines & 2-course lunch with tea & coffee. Plus an opportunity to shop in their gift shops for Christmassy things.
Cost £32.95. Dep. 9.30am.
Sat Aug 31st OKLAHOMA - Chichester Festival Theatre
Saturday, 31st August at 2.30pm. Tickets £32
Taking bookings now.
Chichester only reserve tickets for four weeks, if anyone is interested Maureen needs to know within the next week and needs payment within the next two weeks! Cheques to Maureen no later than Sat. 20th July please.
Thu Oct 24th THE ENTERTAINER - starring Shane Richie. Theatre Royal Brighton
Thursday, 24th October at 2.30pm. Tickets £28.50. Taking booking now.
Thu Nov 7th THE LADY VANISHES - inspired by the classic Hitchcock thriller, starring Juliet Mills and Maxwell Caulfield. Theatre Royal, Brighton
Thursday, 7th November at 2.30pm. Tickets £37. Taking bookings now
Thu Nov 21st PETER PAN GOES WRONG - following on from The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, Mischief Theatre return with a spin on the timeless classic. Theatre Royal, Brighton.
Thurs 21st November at 2.30pm. Tickets £28.50. Taking bookings now.
Wed May 6th 2020
→Sun May 10th 2020
Gardens of Dumfries and Galloway - 6th-10th May 2020

An exclusive 5 day tour, tailor made by Brightwater Holidays and includes 9 fabulous visits: Dumfries House and Walled Garden, Glenwhan Gardens, Logan Botanic Gardens, Broughton House Gardens, Threave Gardens, Sweetheart Abbey, Corn Mill, Rammerscales House and the Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed House for an Art Lover.

Return flight Gatwick to Glasgow. Staying in the Holiday Inn Dumfries. Cost £795 (based on 30) (£130 s/s) includes all transportation, comfortable coaching throughout, accommodation, dinner, bed & breakfast, and accompanied by David MacLennan our Brightwater Tour Manager. £200 deposit to secure booking.

For full brochure and booking form email :