Skip navigation Sitemap

Peterborough U 3 A logo

General Interest


Archaeology and Architecture

The Archaeology/Architecture group meet at bi-monthly. The intervening months are devoted to visits to places of architectural or archaeological interest (e.g. churches, castles, town walks, museums, cathedrals, man

Archaeology and the Human Journey

We meet once a month on the fourth Tuesday in the Community Room at St Mary's Court, the tower block of flats opposite the Passport Office in the centre of town.  We explore the history of the human race from th



The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 10am at various locations in the Peterborough area for a walk of 2 to 2.5 hours. Locations vary through the seasons depending on the interesting wildlife likely to

Board Games

                             We all enjoy a game around the table at Christmas, but now you can play the whole year through.

Boules/Petanque 1

Three games are played each session with a break for coffee (£2) after the first two. Players are in teams of 2 (using 3 balls each) or 3 (using 2 balls each) and games are timed for 30 minutes. Balls can be borrow

Boules/Petanque 2

New Petanque Group started last July at The Windmill, Orton Waterville. New members are welcome. View some photos of the group here

Bowls Indoor

This is a 6 week course for people who are new or relatively new to Indoor Bowls.  The courses will run on Tuesday afternoons at 4.00pm and will continue throughout the year.  By the end of the course you wi

Brain Training

A light hearted look at as many different kinds of puzzles that I can find.If you enjoy doing crosswords,sudokus, codebreakers, logic puzzles plus many more, this is for you. After an hour and a half your brain will h


Open to all players of any or no ability. We mainly play rubber bridge and offer instruction to beginners and improvers, but have recently introduced a monthly duplicate session for those wishing to play a more competiti


Camcorder Group

A small group of members with a common interest in all aspects of recording and editing of still and video photography.   Below are some stills that were taken at the Railworld and Wildlife Haven. To se

Canasta Group

The Canasta group meet every Monday between 2pm and 4pm at Bretton Sports and Social Club at Bretton Gate.  Parking is available and it is also on the bus route to the Hospital.  We are a very friendl


Fancy a game of skill and guile?  Come and join us for a relaxed game of chess.  We do not have a league, we just play with whoever walks in.     Refreshments are a cup of tea & a

Classic and Kit Car Enthusiasts

The idea behind this Group is to enable like-minded U3A members to get together on a regular basis at various Venues and Events,  to socialise and chat about everything and anything to do with classic vehicles.

Computer Help

Computer Help This is not an activity group, but more of a help facility. If anyone in Peterborough U3A has a particular computer problem, please contact me to see if I can help. I am not a professional and am

Country Churches and Afternoon Teas (1-4)

We run 4 groups of  Church Visits and Afternoon Teas and they are all very popular.  All 4 groups visit the same venues but on different Thursdays.  For example   Group 1 alw

Country Churches and Afternoon Teas (Tuesdays)

Our group visits various local country village and town churches for an afternoon tea and a chat about the church building and it's history. There is a small charge on each trip to cover for the afternoon tea prov


WE NOW MEET TWICE A MONTH ON THE 2ND & 4TH THURSDAY, AT COPELAND, FROM 1400 - 1600. OUR MEETINGS FOR 2018 are, May 24th - June 14th & 28th - July 12th & 26th. We don't meet in Augu


Dance - Afternoon Tea Dance

An afternoon of Sequence and Ballroom Dancing with a friendly group of dancers.  We are a self help group and enjoy learning new dances together.  We have a break about half-time for a cup of tea and a chat.&nb


The Darts Group meet every Thursday at 2pm in The Coopers Pub at The Copeland Centre in Bretton. Some of our members turn up early for a spot of lunch in the pub. Why not come along for a relaxing and fun game

Day Visits

This is a loosley connected group coordinating Day Visits.  If you would like to go on a day visit, please go to the Visits option in the menu on the right of this page where all the planned trips are published

Discounted Activities

After much consideration by the committee it has been decided that we should discontinue advertising specific business concerns via this page. The suggestion is that many outlets and services are prepared to offer dis

Discounts and Special Deals for Members

After much consideration by the committee it has been decided that we should discontinue advertising specific business concerns via this page. The suggestion is that many outlets and services are prepared to offer dis


Family History

We are a very friendly group made up of experienced family historians and some beginners. Our ethos is to help one another, and we arrange a very varied programme of workshops, speakers and visits. We do not meet in July


Garden Group

All aspects of horticulture including garden design, hydroponics and propagation. Plant biology and properties. Soil chemistry. Pests and diseases. Use of plants for food, medicine and other purposes. Plant identifica


Lunch Club 2

I find different restaurants each month.

Lunch Club, Sundays 1

We meet monthly on a Sunday to share a friendly meal.

Lunch Club, Sundays 4

The group meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month. If you are interested please contact Pam on the details below.



 Mah-Jong is a game you can play right from the start. If you can  play Rummy you'll find Mah-Jong a doddle. At the basic level it's a pleasant game but as you gain experience you discover t

Map Reading

Map reading for beginners The first course of the year has now finished but I will look to run another after the summer hoilday period. If you are interested in attending a future course then please contact m

Maths for Pleasure

For people who enjoyed maths at school but haven’t done much since. We will dip into different areas such as algebra and geometry as the group decides. It is a relaxed atmosphere, and the aim is to try ne


This group, led by Roy Turner,  has been formed with the aim of organising rides to “places of interest” within a reasonable distance of Peterborough.  The schedule of rides is&n


Opinion Time

Many of us respond to news and current affairs with frustration and disagreement but also with delight and relief when we hear a sympathetic point of view. Our problem is to find an opportunity to carry the debate for


Photography - Foto Friends

 We share an enjoyment of capturing photographic images and want to improve our skills. We range in experience from beginners to skilled enthusiasts, and use compact, bridge and DSLR cameras. The group meets on s


This is a very new group. If your interest is visiting venues not too distant from the centre of Peterborough which are considered photogenic, ‘places/building/landscapes’, of course this does


PHOTOGRAPHY FOR PLEASURE     ⇒ ⇒       Check  out  the  bottom  of our page for lots of photography opportunities! 

Plane Daft (Aviation)

‘Plane Daft’ (Aviation) Although I am not, nor ever have been, a pilot, flying has fascinated me for as long as I can remember.  Some of my earliest memories involve aircraft; newly constructed Canber


Railways Studies Group

PETERBOROUGH U3A RAILWAYS STUDIES GROUP            The group aims to cater for a wide range of railway-related interests, including historical development, impact of railways on

Rummikub Group

  Our first meeting on Friday 19th May 2017 was very successful. It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon (judging from the guffaws of laughter from the various tables) To explain what Rummikub



Friday Scrabble Group We meet every Friday from 11am to 1pm at the Burton Street Bowls Club, off Star Road. The postcode is PE1 5HA. There is ample parking or you can get a No. 4 bus from Queensgate, Bay 16, get of


Snooker for fun.all welcome.

Social History

We aim to give a look into the past social life of the country through talks and films and meet on the third Wednesday of each month, except July and August.  The meeting place is Christ Church, Orton Goldhay, looki


Ten Pin Bowling (Monday)

We meet on a Monday morning, except for Bank Holidays and school holidays, between 10 am and noon. Two games are played at AMF Bowling Bretton with a coffee break between games. There is a free car park and a

Ten Pin Bowling (Tuesday)

Please note - there has been a change of Group Leader for Tuesday Ten Pin Bowling See below

Ten Pin Bowling League

Some people enjoy the more competitive nature of league bowling; this group has that extra edge, but the games are still played in same supportive atmosphere that typifies the non-competitive groups at AMF Bretton. We pl

The Archers Appreciation Group

We are up and running.  The uptake for this new group has enabled us to start up in September 2018. We will be meeting at the group leaders home initially Are you an avid fan of the long running saga of simple

Theatre Group

  Please scroll down for new SHOW LISTINGS – posted 12th March 2019   The new Theatre Group are aiming to have around 12 trips per year to various theatres, visiting London, Milton Keynes, N

Travel Club

PU3A Holidays NB All bookings are first come first served. No bookings are accepted without a cheque and production of your Travel Club membership card. Please download and print the online booking forms for o


Writing Life's Stories (C)

This group is concerned with writting/recording personal stories and then discussing the output as a group.  This is a great way to ensure that our life stories are there for future generations.    
Affiliated to the Third Age Trust. [Sitemap]