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!

Ferndown U3A was founded in 1998 and currently has in excess of 500 members, from Ferndown and the surrounding areas.  What is the ‘Third Age’?  It’s when you’ve finished working or raising a family and when you can pursue your interests and make the most of your life.  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

Open  Day

There was a good turn out for our Open Day.  Many visitors came to see what groups were on offer for the next academic year, whilst enjoying the entertainment with a cup of tea and a biscuit. To avoid disappointment, if you have chosen your Groups, get your application form in as soon as possible and, at the latest, by early July.

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