Torbay

Groups

Please scroll down for a full list of groups. If you want to know more about a particular group, just click on its name to open that group's page, which has a description of the group plus location, access etc. To contact the leader of the group for more information, or to enquire about attending, click on the group leader's name, which will take you to a contact page where you may send your question by email. You may also include a telephone number for a response.

If you wish to attend any of our groups, please contact the Group Leader first, as space may be limited. Groups that are full have a grey background. You can still contact the leader if you would like to join them, and they will place you on a waiting list. Alternatively, if you would like to start another one with yourself as the leader, or have an idea for a new group that is not listed, send a message to our Groups Coordinator or download our Group Survey Form, print it off and hand it in at one of our monthly meetings. See the Group News link on the right for ideas that have already been suggested.

Some meetings are held in member's homes, where disabled access and facilities may not be as you would expect in a public venue. If you have mobility or other special needs, please speak to the Group Leader, and they will do what they can to assist.

Members are invited to host (but not necessarily lead) groups in their own home as it is quite often difficult to find suitable premises. Please contact the Groups Coordinator if you think you may be able to help.

All individuals are expected to be able to take full responsibility for their own participation in u3a activities/events. The Third Age Trust has also extended its liability insurance policy to cover the attendance of a companion/carer if needed. Please speak to the Group Leader to arrange this if necessary.

Members pay an agreed contribution towards refreshments. Paid up members of any u3a may, with permission, attend on payment of £1, and visitors may attend up to 2 meetings (with Group Leader's permission) for a payment of £1 each time. Where a room is hired, costs are divided among the group. Members also pay for their own materials, for example, language study guides.

We encourage car sharing where appropriate, with a contribution to driver's costs.

National u3a Groups and Activities
In addition to the list below, the National u3a also have a selection of online interest groups. It costs £12 per annum to join any number of groups, and you can pay online via PayPal or credit card. The year runs from 1st April to 31st March. You can view the list of groups and join if you like using the link above.

They also have some online learning events which are hosted on Zoom and are free to join if you are a u3a member. Their national initiatives also showcase a wide range of learning activities for members to get involved in - from challenges and projects to competitions.

Group List
Amblers
Tuesday p.m.
14:00 weekly
Tuesday p.m.
14:00 weekly
Art
Thursday a.m.
10:00 1st & 3rd Thu in month
Thursday a.m.
10:00 1st & 3rd Thu in month
Board Games
Monday p.m.
4:30pm - 7:00 pm weekly
Monday p.m.
4:30pm - 7:00 pm weekly
Book Club Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
Currently full
Tuesday p.m.
Currently full
Book Club Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
14:00 1st Wed in month
Wednesday p.m.
14:00 1st Wed in month
Bridge
Monday a.m.
10:00 Fortnightly
Monday a.m.
10:00 Fortnightly
Canasta
Monday p.m.
14:00 1st & 3rd Mon in month
Monday p.m.
14:00 1st & 3rd Mon in month
Chess
Thursday a.m.
9:45 2nd Thu in month
Thursday a.m.
9:45 2nd Thu in month
Coffee Morning Monday
Monday a.m.
10:30 Weekly
Monday a.m.
10:30 Weekly
Cookery for Entertainment
Thursday a.m.
Currently full
Thursday a.m.
Currently full
Crafternoon Tea
Monday p.m.
14:00 2nd Mon in month
Monday p.m.
14:00 2nd Mon in month
Creative Writing
Monday p.m.
14:00 2nd Mon in month
Monday p.m.
14:00 2nd Mon in month
Current Affairs
Thursday a.m.
10:00 4th Thu in month
Thursday a.m.
10:00 4th Thu in month
Dining Club
 Awaiting new leaders
 Awaiting new leaders
Dog Enthusiasts
Wednesday a.m.
10:30 Fortnightly
Wednesday a.m.
10:30 Fortnightly
Family History
Thursday a.m.
10:30 3rd Thu in month
Thursday a.m.
10:30 3rd Thu in month
Film Club
Tuesday p.m.
19:00 3rd Tue in month
Tuesday p.m.
19:00 3rd Tue in month
French for Beginners
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Wednesday 2pm
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Wednesday 2pm
Friday Coffee Morning
Friday a.m.
4th Friday of the month
Friday a.m.
4th Friday of the month
Garden Games
Thursday a.m.
10:00 3rd Thu in month
Thursday a.m.
10:00 3rd Thu in month
Gardening
Monday a.m.
10:00 3rd Mon in month
Monday a.m.
10:00 3rd Mon in month
History of Art
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday 2pm
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday 2pm
Home Crafts
Wednesday p.m.
14:00 3rd Wed in month
Wednesday p.m.
14:00 3rd Wed in month
Knitting Thursday
Thursday a.m.
Currently full
Thursday a.m.
Currently full
Knitting Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
10:00 3rd Wed in month
Wednesday a.m.
10:00 3rd Wed in month
Lunch Club Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
12:00 3rd Wed in month
Wednesday p.m.
12:00 3rd Wed in month
Mahjong
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Wednesday
Model Railways
Monday p.m.
14:30 3rd Mon in month
Monday p.m.
14:30 3rd Mon in month
MOTO
Thursday p.m.
14:00 2nd & 4th Thu in month
Thursday p.m.
14:00 2nd & 4th Thu in month
Pickleball
Tuesday a.m.
10:00 - 11:00 am, Weekly
Tuesday a.m.
10:00 - 11:00 am, Weekly
Play reading
 Details tba
 Details tbaPoker
Monday p.m.
2nd and 4th Mondays
Monday p.m.
2nd and 4th Mondays
Quiz Group
Monday p.m.
4th Monday, p.m.
Monday p.m.
4th Monday, p.m.
Rambling
Friday a.m.
1st, 3rd & 5th Friday
Friday a.m.
1st, 3rd & 5th Friday
Rummikub Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
14:00 1st & 3rd Tue in month
Tuesday p.m.
14:00 1st & 3rd Tue in month
Science Thursday
Thursday a.m.
Currently Full
Thursday a.m.
Currently Full
Science Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
Currently Full
Wednesday a.m.
Currently Full
Scrabble
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday 2pm
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday 2pm
Spanish
Thursday a.m.
Currently full
Thursday a.m.
Currently full
Spanish Conversation
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly from 16th Jan
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly from 16th Jan
Spanish for Beginners
Monday a.m.
2nd and 4th Monday
Monday a.m.
2nd and 4th Monday
Sunday Strollers
Sunday a.m.
4th Sunday
Sunday a.m.
4th Sunday
Swimming Monday
Monday a.m.
10:30 weekly
Monday a.m.
10:30 weekly
Swimming Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
10:30 Weekly
Wednesday a.m.
10:30 Weekly
Theatre Club
 Ad hoc
 Ad hocTrain Adventures
 Ad Hoc
 Ad Hoc
Walking
Tuesday a.m.
10:30 1st Tue in month
Tuesday a.m.
10:30 1st Tue in month
Yoga
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly 10:30am
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly 10:30am
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayBridge   Coffee Morning Monday   Gardening   Spanish for Beginners   Swimming Monday   Board Games   Canasta   Crafternoon Tea   Creative Writing   History of Art   Model Railways   Poker   Quiz Group  
TuesdayPickleball   Spanish Conversation   Walking   Amblers   Book Club Tuesday   Film Club   Rummikub Tuesday  
WednesdayDog Enthusiasts   Knitting Wednesday   Science Wednesday   Swimming Wednesday   Yoga   Book Club Wednesday   French for Beginners   Home Crafts   Lunch Club Wednesday   Mahjong  
ThursdayArt   Chess   Cookery for Entertainment   Current Affairs   Family History   Garden Games   Knitting Thursday   Science Thursday   Spanish   MOTO   Scrabble  
FridayFriday Coffee Morning   Rambling    
SundaySunday Strollers