Wakefield & District

Welcome to Wakefield & District u3a


Wakefield & District u3a (Charity number 1002486) was founded in 1983 and is part of a nationwide Charity. The u3a movement is open to retired and semi retired people with the time to come together to pursue their interests in a friendly and informal environment.

Wakefield & District u3a currently has a membership of more than 400 people who live in all areas of our district. Groups take place in many different venues to suit the activity or the size of the group. Some groups take place in the homes of members and leaders, others such as walking groups,bird watching etc have no need of a venue but agree meeting points. Any groups which may need specific facilities meet in village halls, sports clubs or community centres all around our area. Where possible we try to arrange venues accessible by public transport and the majority of our activities take place during the daytime.

We produce a monthly Newsletter which advises of other activities such as monthly Coffee Mornings with varied,interesting speakers,some coach outings and other social events during the year.

Annual membership currently costs £10, which entitles a member to join as many of our group activities as they wish (depending upon availability) Some groups may require an additional contribution towards the rental of premises.

As you can see our u3a is a local, friendly organisation run by members for its members and we would love you to join us.


If you have a specific group or groups that you are interested in joining please contact the group leader/s using the information that you can find on the Group tab. They will confirm availability and answer any questions that you may have. You are able to attend 2 "free" sessions to help you decide if you do wish to join. Your group leader will then give you a membership form to complete, take your joining fee and issue you with a membership card.


Download the application form (which can be found on the right hand side of this page), print and complete and send with your cheque made payable to Wakefield & District u3a and send to:

Michael Manders
3 Clifton Road
Wf4 6JQ


Come along to one of our monthly coffee mornings (details of dates & venue can be found on the Events tab. There is no charge for your first visit and our meet & greet member will be a friendly face and help you with any questions you may have. Membership forms are available for you to complete at the door should you wish to join.

If you need more information please use the enquiry form on the Contact page.