Groups by activity

Here's a list of the different kinds of activity we organise. Click any activity to see the related groups. A group can appear multiple times in the list. To see more information about any group, click the 'More' link to the right of its description.

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AmblingShort, undemanding walks with an optional meal to finish. Second Thursday of each month.More
Birds and wildlifeThe Birds and wildlife group arranges visits to sites in order to explore flora and fauna. We try to visit at least once a month and there is also the possibility of ad hoc visits as we learn of something interesting.More
Changing YearsYour opportunity to get involved at the start of this National Lottery-funded project exploring and documenting life on Hayling between the ends of the first and second world wars - the changing years.More
CyclingThe cycling group arranges monthly rides of two to three hours' duration. 10.00am on the first Tuesday of each month.More
Monthly meetingsWe arrange presentations on a variety of topics at 2pm on the third Thursday of every month. It's a good opportunity to find out what's happening and to book one of our visits.More
VisitsHayling U3A organises visits to a variety of places. All members are welcome.More
WalkingWalk both familiar and new areas with like-minded members in some of the best countryside in the South of England. Usually 9.15am on the fourth Monday of each month.More
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Art appreciationWe are trying to learn more about art and artists, as a self help group. At each meeting, one of our members gives a presentation on a subject of their own choosing. 2.15pm on the 4th Tuesday of each month.More
Painting & drawing 1We are a group of mixed ability and, although we work to a different project each month, there is no compulsion to follow the set the pattern. 2pm on the third Tuesday of each month.More
Painting & drawing 2We develop our skills through sharing our knowledge and ideas, no one is an expert and all levels of ability are welcome. Fourth Friday of the month.More
Painting & drawing 3We meet to draw and paint to suggested themes on the first Thursday of each monthMore
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ComputerWe help and encourage members to make better use of their computing device for whatever interests them. 10am on the first Tuesday of each month.More
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Card making & paper craft 1At each session we learn new techniques and ways to develop card making skills. 10am on the first Wednesday of each month.More
Card making & paper craft 3At each session we learn new techniques and ways to develop card making skills. 2.30pm on the Tuesday before the first Wednesday of each month.More
Card making & paper craft 2At each session we learn new techniques and ways to develop card making skills. 2pm on the first Wednesday of each month.More
KnittingWe're a friendly self-help knitting group that meets on the first Wednesday of each monthMore
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CanastaWe meet to play Canasta in the Age Concern Hall at 2pm on the second and fourth Saturday of the monthMore
Improvers' Bridge As from 5th September, 2017, we meet at the Royal British Legion, on Tuesday's at 10.00am. We play ACOL rubber bridgeMore
MahjongWe meet to play a simplified version of MahJongMore
Scrabble 1Not too competitive, but trying trying to raise the bar all the time. 2pm on the last Thursday of every month.More
Scrabble 2We play scrabble for about three hours on a date which suits us all.More
Scrabble 3We meet to play Scrabble at 2pm on the fourth Thursday of the monthMore
Scrabble 4We meet to play ScrabbleMore
Social BridgeWe meet to play Bridge at 10am on TuesdaysMore
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Family history 1The Group decides the subject to be discussed each month, and members take it in turn to lead our discussions. 10am on the first Monday of each month.More
Family history 2We facilitate research into family history and provide a forum for the exchange of related information. We meet in the homes of our members on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.More
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Changing YearsYour opportunity to get involved at the start of this National Lottery-funded project exploring and documenting life on Hayling between the ends of the first and second world wars - the changing years.More
History 2We each take it in turn to chose a historical subject, research it and prepare a talk on it. Second Friday of each month.More
Local history 1We meet to research and then visit significant local places and events at 2pm on the second Monday of each monthMore
Local history 2We meet to discuss local history matters usually on the third Monday of the month with occasional social events and visits to places of interestMore
Local history 3We choose a subject to research and present to the rest of the group at a future date. 10am on the first Monday of each month.More
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French conversationWe meet to converse exclusively in French each Monday at 3pm.More
Refreshing our FrenchFor people who studied French at school or evening classes, and want to revive their interest, so it is not suitable for beginners. We meet every Wednesday afternoon.More
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Hand bellsWe meet to perform on dates agreed by the groupMore
Music appreciation 1We encourage members to present short programmes of recorded music of their own choosing with commentary on the music, composers and/or performers. 2.30pm on the first Thursday of each month.More
Music appreciation 2We listen to, and discuss a wide range of music. 2.00pm on the 4th Friday of each month.More
Music for funA very casual relaxed group who meet to make music on alternate Wednesdays.More
Recorders improversAll U3A Members who can read music and also play a recorder are welcome to join us every Wednesday, 2.30 to 4.30.More
Ukes for UA ukelele group that meets on alternate Wednesdays and performs as the 'Hayling Huggers'More
WindsongThis is a group for players with some knowledge of recorder playing up to those more familiar with the instrument.. Meetings are arranged based on member availability.More
WoodwindWe are a woodwind group trying to improve our playing by using music that we enjoy. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday afternoons of each month, adjustable by agreement.More
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AmblingShort, undemanding walks with an optional meal to finish. Second Thursday of each month.More
Birds and wildlifeThe Birds and wildlife group arranges visits to sites in order to explore flora and fauna. We try to visit at least once a month and there is also the possibility of ad hoc visits as we learn of something interesting.More
CyclingThe cycling group arranges monthly rides of two to three hours' duration. 10.00am on the first Tuesday of each month.More
PetanqueThe Petanque Group plays at 2pm every Wednesday, and at 10.30am every Sunday, throughout the year at Seacourt, 20 Victoria Avenue, Hayling Island PO11 9AJMore
WalkingWalk both familiar and new areas with like-minded members in some of the best countryside in the South of England. Usually 9.15am on the fourth Monday of each month.More
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PhilosophyWe meet to discuss topics, chosen by the group members, which are of current interest e.g. Migration and Refugees, and link the issue and problems to underlying philosophical ideas, e.g. fairness,community, practicality, human rights.10am third Wednesday of the month.More
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Beginners photographyProvides an introduction to digital photography. We meet when there's a demand.More
Digital photographyWe take photographs of mutually agreed subjects and present them at monthly meetings at 10am on the last Wednesday of each month.More
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Current affairsWe meet to discuss current affairs at 10.30 on the first Wednesday of each monthMore
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Reading 1We get 10 books, usually recommended by group members or from the library, and discuss at meetings. 10am on the third Monday of each month.More
Reading 2We meet on the first Tuesday of every month to discuss the book we have been reading.More
Reading 3We choose a book to read and discuss each month. We meet on the second Friday of each month.More
Reading BWe meet to discuss a book we've read during the previous weeks and look at future selections over a cuppa, biscuits or cake. 2pm, 4th Tuesday of the month.More
The BookiesA small group of ladies. We meet in each other’s homes once a month, on the second Monday of each month to discuss the book we have just read. Usually a lively discussion group with mixed likes and dislikes but no fisticuffs so far!More
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Science and technologyWe promote an interest into the very broad field of Science and Technology through an open meeting on the 4th Wednesday of each month.More
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CanastaWe meet to play Canasta in the Age Concern Hall at 2pm on the second and fourth Saturday of the monthMore
Dining 1We meet occasionally to enjoy a meal and good companyMore
Dining 2We meet occasionally to enjoy a meal and good companyMore
Improvers' Bridge As from 5th September, 2017, we meet at the Royal British Legion, on Tuesday's at 10.00am. We play ACOL rubber bridgeMore
MahjongWe meet to play a simplified version of MahJongMore
Scrabble 1Not too competitive, but trying trying to raise the bar all the time. 2pm on the last Thursday of every month.More
Scrabble 2We play scrabble for about three hours on a date which suits us all.More
Scrabble 3We meet to play Scrabble at 2pm on the fourth Thursday of the monthMore
Scrabble 4We meet to play ScrabbleMore
Social BridgeWe meet to play Bridge at 10am on TuesdaysMore
Theatre visitsWe arrange visits to local venues to see plays chosen by the group. At each meeting we discuss recent plays we have seen, choose plays to visit, and look at videos or read plays, etc. 2.30pm first Tuesday of each month.More
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Writers' circleWe meet, at 10.30 on the first Wednesday of each month, to produce a piece of original writing using a one of a number of different starting points.More