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.



Thenford Arboretum & Gardens

20 October 2018





Christ Church, Oxford Carol Concert and Supper

Tuesday 18 December 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. 00021010, with the event name as the reference. 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.  


Next Events 

Visit to Thenford Arboretum & Garden 20 Oct 2018

Departs 13.00 hrs

leaves for Haddenham 16.15 hrs

Coach from Haddenham Village Hall
Christmas Carol Concert at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford 18 Dec 2018

Concert 17.30 for 18.00 hrs start

Supper 19.30 hrs

Make your own travel arrangements to Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford


Group Notice 

Thenford Arboretum & Garden - SATURDAY 20 October 2018

Michael Heseltine MP purchased Thenford House and its surrounding garden in 1976. Over the next twenty five years 40 acres of woodland was restored and the walled garden brought back to its former use. The eighteenth century woodland had been grown for its commercial value; however, the Heseltines widened the choice of trees and shrubs and laid the foundations of the present collection.

The arboretum, now spread over 70 acres, features a collection of more than 3,000 different trees and shrubs, together with extensive herbaceous borders, water gardens, an alpine trough garden, a sculpture garden, a rose garden, and a rill. The medieval fish ponds, their interconnecting canal and the existing lake have been restored and two new ones added. An eighteenth century avenue of mature yews has been cleared of self-seeded shrubs and saplings, and returned to its former glory.

Walking shoes are recommended as the terrain is quite rough. It should be noted that the garden and arboretum are not particularly suitable for the disabled. 

Coach departing Haddenham Village Hall 1.00pm

Leaving from Thenford at 4.15pm

Cost £26.00

A café in the Church Barn next door is available for tea and cakes

Organiser:  Mary Paterson (01844 291919) or email on

Christmas Carol Concert at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford - Tuesday 18 December 2018

Carol Concert starts at 6.00 pm (doors open at 5.30 pm) in Christ Church Cathedral

Supper in the Great Hall will be after the concert at 7.30 pm (the supper menu will be published later)

Please make your own travel arrangements to Christ Church

Cost:  £30.00 pp

Organiser:  Mary Paterson (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