Ferndown & District U3A is a charity, No 1073206, registered with the UK Charity Commissioners

Ferndown & District U3A

Ferndown & District U3A is an individual group, affiliated to the Third Age Trust, the National Body of the University of the Third Age.




Welcome to our Website!

What is the ‘Third Age’?  It’s when you’ve finished working or raising a family and have more time to pursue your interests and make the most of your life.  

Ferndown U3A was founded in 1998 and currently has in excess of 500 members, from Ferndown and the surrounding areas. It is a voluntary organisation for retired and semi-retired people.  Members share their skills and experiences by offering educational, creative and leisure activities.  The atmosphere is relaxed and informal.  There are no entry qualifications and no examinations.

We aim to help you enjoy your retirement!

Join Us and Make New Friends whilst Learning Something New


We also hold regular social events and coffee mornings.  There are groups and activities for everyone. Discover more about us by clicking on the buttons above.  Take a look at our Newsletters.  Our Social Activities page shows future events,whilst our Notice Board and News Round-up have extra information.

Click here for news from the National U3A Website

Click here for Ferndown U3A Policy Documents

It’s not too late to join us.

There are some groups that still have places left.

The New Term Starts 14th September.

Members  -  log into the database and see which groups you have been allocated.

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