Out With Friends Group


The Out with Friends group is only open to single people.

The Out with Friends Group is for U3A members on their own who want to socialise for a variety of reasons.  Out with Friends aims to enable members to meet others with similar interests to arrange outings and events in small or larger groups.  

This friendly Group is essentially self maintaining in that members bring their written suggestions with details of venue & event(s), costs etc., to the meetings and, assisted by the Group Leader are encouraged to organise/arrange as necessary.  These can be anything from a lunch, a local event, theatre, cinema – local and national, open gardens and stately homes, days out with local coach companies, sporting activities, even a ‘friends’ meeting or meal in members own homes, or just meeting up for a coffee – the possibilities are limitless.

Details of all outings and who is responsible for their organising are minuted at every  monthly meeting and distributed to all members as soon as possible. This to enable members to contact the relevant organiser of each event.

The group meetings to plan outings and activities take place on the first Wednesday of the month @ 10.30 am. at St Mary's Centre, Church End, Haddenham. At these meetings, members can put forward their own ideas for activities of various kinds.

If you are intending to attend for the first time, please notify Pat Woodward (as above) in advance.




At Group meetings,  nominal charge of £1.50 each month to cover hall hire, refreshments, admin costs, etc.

We have agreed that, where there is car sharing, fuel contributions should by made at the following rates

  • £1 up to 5 miles
  • £2 up to 25 miles
  • £3 over 25 miles



Next Events 

Group Meeting

4 Oct 2017 10.30 hrs

Bradmoor Farm, Stanbridge Road, Haddenham

Haddenham Players "One Night Standing" Variety Show

7 Oct 2017 19.00 for 19.30 hrs

contact Pat 01844 290460

Sunday Lunch

8 Oct 2017 12.30 for 13.00 hrs 

Canaletto, Kingswood

contact Pat 01844 290460

Neil Diamond Tribute Night

(pre-show meal in Prezzo)

13 Oct 2017

Meal at Prezzon 17.45 hrs

Show 19.45 hrs

Thame Players Theatre

contact 01844 290460

Group Meeting

1 Nov 2017 10.30 hrs

Bradmoor Farm, Stanbridge Road, Haddenham

HMS Pinafore 4 Nov 2017 tbc

Thame Players Theatre

contact Ingrid 01844 291331

Charity Big Band Night

(bring nibbles)

10 Nov 2017 tbc 

Haddenham Village Hall

contact Jean 01844 291549

Sunday Lunch 12 Nov 2017

12.00 hrs noon


Bottle & Glass, Gibraltar


Group Meeting 6 Dec 2017 10.30 hrs

Bradmoor Farm, Stanbridge Road, Haddenham

Festival of Carols, St Martin's in the Fields, London 9 Dec 2017 tbc

(note: limited number of tickets available)

contact 01844 290460

Sunday Lunch   10 Dec 2017 12.45 hrs 

The Peacock, Henton 

contact Pat 01844 290460



Group Notices 

Suggestions for regular events

The following suggestions have also been put forward

  • Quiz team ( if you would like to join, please contact 01844 290460)
  • Regular weekly swimming at Stoke Mandeville Stadium (please contact 01844 290460)



Joining the Group

Please contact:

Group Leader -  Pat Woodward        Email:  pat.woodward041@btinternet.com   Tel:  01844 290460