Wellingborough & District



CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - Update 11/04/2020


There has been no change to our situation - all meetings and events are still suspended until further notice.


CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - Update 18/03/2020


The Committee, in light of the serious Coronavirus situation and Government advice, has taken the unanimous decision to suspend ALL of our U3A activities until further notice. This includes the monthly meetings, Interest Groups, trips and the Drop-In sessions at Wellingborough Library.

Check back on this website for updates on the situation.


This is your events page. If you need advice on social or travel events, then check out the LINKS page on the subject. If your group has an event, or it has had to change an event venue or time, then please contact the General Groups Co-ordinator, or your Website Co-ordinator to make the amendment.


Venue - The United Reformed Church, High Street, Wellingborough.

Format - Doors open 12.30pm First Wednesday of the month

Free Tea and Coffee - is available before the meeting which commences promptly at 2.30pm

Please note that there is disabled access to the venue on the Salem Lane side of the building for anyone who has trouble with the steps. This is open and manned from 1.30pm - 2.30pm, and for a limited time at the end of the meeting. Disabled members/disabled visitors must also register at this entrance, please.

Dates for your Diary
Fri Oct 23rd Wellingborough URC
There will be a Northamptonshire U3A Network event at the United Reformed Church on Friday 23rd October, from 1.30pm - 4.00pm. This will be a talk by popular author and public speaker Gervase Phinn. It promises to be a really great afternoon, and tickets will be required; more information will follow regarding the cost and how to obtain tickets.
Mon Jul 6th Courteenhall House Northampton NN7 2QG
Linda and Chris Walker are organising an own transport trip to Courteenhall House on 06/07/2020. Arrive at 1.30pm for a two and a half hour tour of House and kitchen garden. Bookings are still being taken at £18 each. Contact Groups Co-ordinator, who can give you contact details for Chris & Linda.
The property is only open for private tour visits and is only 30mins from Rushden.
Chris & Linda are happy to arrange a meal locally after the visit. Let them know if you are interested.
Courteenhall House, built in 1792, is a stunning example of classic Georgian architecture, built by Samuel Saxon.
The grounds were designed by Humphrey Repton and the arboretum is internationally recognised for its collection of rare and beautiful trees and shrubs.
Wed Sep 16th Audley End House & Gardens, Wednesday 16 September 2020,
£11 per person. Coach departing Broad Green/Jackson's Lane 0900
For bookings please contact Outings Desk at General Meetings or Chris Jordan, details on the Interest Groups link
Other Events
Fri Jul 3rd 2pm - 4pm - 'Drop-in' for all members at Wellingborough Library
Fri Aug 7th 2pm - 4pm - 'Drop-in' for all members at Wellingborough Library
Garden Visits
Tue Jun 16th Coach trip to Capel Manor Gardens, Enfield. Leaving Broad
Green 9 a.m. Leaving Capel Manor Gardens 4 p.m. Cost £18
per person. £10 deposit non refundable.
Tue Jul 21st Coach trip to Kiftsgate Court Gardens, Gloucestershire
Leaving Broad Green 10.15 a.m. Leaving Kiftsgate 5 p.m.
Cost £21 per person. £10 deposit non-refundable.
Tue Aug 18th Coach trip to Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent. Leaving
Broad Green 8.30 a.m. Leaving Trentham 4 p.m. Cost £23 per
person. £10 deposit non-refundable.
Tue Sep 15th Coach trip to Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire. Leaving Broad
Green 9 a.m. Leaving Anglesey Abbey 4 p.m. Cost £27 per
person for non-National Trust members and £12 for National
Trust members. £10 deposit non-refundable.
Tue Oct 20th Coach to Cliveden, Buckinghamshire. Leaving Broad Green
9 a.m. Leaving Cliveden 4 p.m. Cost £25 for non-National
Trust members and £13 for National Trust members. £10
deposit non-refundable