Events & Outings


An event or outing is organised for Haddenham U3A approximately once per month. Example events include theatre trips, visits to National Trust and similar properties, exhibitions, Proms and other concerts, and tours.







 Houses of Parliament

 Monday 12 February 2018


Battle of Britain Museum, Bentley Priory

Wednesday 14 March 2018 








National Memorial Arboretum

Wednesday 18 April 2018





Travel by coach from the Village Hall, Haddenham is usually arranged, although occasionally we have travelled by public transport (train or bus).  A meal or refreshments are often included in the event.

Events and outings are announced monthly at the Haddenham U3A general meeting.  Places are limited, and booked on a first come - first served basis.  Members should book for popular events as early as possible.



Costs of each event are included in the announcement. The payment is usually due as soon as you have booked a place.

Payments may be made by giving a cheque to the event organiser or to Margaret Ackroyd. Cheques should be payable to Haddenham U3A and have the name of the event written on the back.  However, we prefer payment by internet or telephone banking to the credit of Haddenham U3A at CAF Bank; sort code 40-52-40, account no. 00021011. As soon as you have used one of these methods, please email or ring the Treasurer ( or 01844 292393) and the event organiser to confirm that the payment has been sent.  (Please note that this account is for events and outings only and should not be used when paying membership subscriptions.)


Next Events 

Visit to the Houses of Parliament  12 Feb 2018 

Departs 10.00 hrs

leaves for Haddenham 16.00 hrs

Coach from Haddenham Village Hall 
Visit to Battle of Britain Museum, Bentley Priory, Stanmore 14 Mar 2018

Departs 11.30 hrs

leaves for Haddenham 15.30 hrs

Coach from Haddenham Village Hall 
Visit to the National Memorial Arboretum 18 Apr 2018

Departs 09.00 hrs

arrives 11.00 hrs

leaves for Haddenham 15.30 hrs

Coach from Haddenham Village Hall 


Group Notice 

Houses of Parliament - Monday 12 February 2018 (repeat visit)   Trip full, but reserve list in operation

The Houses of Parliament is the meeting place of the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom - The House of Commons and the House of Lords. We will enjoy a free hour and a half tour arranged through our MP's (John Bercow) office. Visitors may use the visitors' cafe for lunch or use their time after the tourto visit other attractions nearby such as Westminster Abbey, the Banqueting House or Churchill's War Rooms. The coach will leave at 4.00pm for the return to Haddenham from the drop-off point outside the Houses of Parliament.

After a fire in 1834 most of the existing building was demolished amd rebuilt to a 1835 design by Charles Barry which was described by an architectural magazine of he day as "aquadrangular pile, with the principal front facing the Thames, and a tower in the middle" The Palace of Westminster has been a part of a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987.

The building is three storeys high and rectangular with the principal facade having a length of 266 metres. There are more than 1,100 rooms, 100 staircases and nearly three miles of corridor arranged around two series of courtyards. The building is orientated lengthways along the river which flows from south to north at this point.

Coach departing Haddenham Village Hall 10.00 am

Tour commences at 13.45

Coach leaving for return to Haddenham  4.00 pm

Cost: Coach £21 per person – guided tour is free

Organiser: Margaret Ackroyd 01844 292393 or

Battle of Britain Museum, Bentley Priory, Stanmore - Wednesday 14 March 2018

Bentley Priory Museum tells the fascinating story of the beautiful Grade II* listed country house, focusing on its role as Headquarters Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain.

Explore the important stories of  ‘The One’– Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, ‘The Few’ who took to the air to defend our skies and ‘The Many’ without whose tireless work on the ground victory would not have been possible and discover how technology, leadership and courage forged victory allowing Britain’s darkest hour to also be her Finest Hour.

Wednesday 14th March 2018  Coach departs Haddenham Village Hall 11.30

Cost £29 includes coach, coffee on arrival, guided tour of museum and light lunch.

Departs 3.30pm so there will be time to stroll round the beautiful Italian garden

Organiser Margaret Ackroyd  01844 292393  or

National Memorial Arboretum - Wednesday 18 April 2018

The 150 acre Arboretum site is a living, growing tribute to those who have served and continue to serve our is home to over 350 thought-provoking memorials, each with a story to be discovered. The memorials are diverse in nature, rich in symbolism and collectively represent a broad population of society from militay associations, Charitable organisations, emergency services, fraternity groups and individuals. 

Cost £32 per person to include coach, coffee on arrival and a guided walking tour.

Coach departs from Haddenham Village Hall at 09.00 hrs, arriving at the Arboretum at 11.00 hrs, in time for coffee before a guided tour at 11.30 hrs.

Refreshments are available from either of the two eateries on site: the Restaurant or the Coffee Shop

Coach leaves for the return to Haddenham at 15.30 hrs

Organiser:  Mary Paterson on 01844 291919 or email on



Joining the Group 

Events and outings are open to all members of Haddenham U3A, subject to the availability of places.

To book a place, contact the organiser of the specific event that you wish to join (see Group Notices above).

The joint co-ordinators of the events programme are

Margaret Ackroyd (01844 292393) and  Mary Paterson (01844 291919)

or email them on