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.



 Rousham House and Gardens

 22 May 2018


RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018

5 July 2018




Sulgrave Manor

21June 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 Rousham House & Gardens 22 May 2018

Departs 13.00 hrs

Tour at 14.00 hrs

Leaves for Haddenham 17.45 hrs 

Coach from Haddenham Village Hall  
Visit to Sulgrave Manor 21 Jun 2018

Departs 13.00 hrs

Tour at 14.00 hrs

Leaves for Haddenham 16.00 hrs

Coach from Haddenham Village Hall 
Visit to RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 5 Jul 2018

Departs 09.00 hrs (note changed departure time)

Leaves for Haddenham 16.00 hrs

Coach from Haddenham Village Hall


Group Notice 

Rousham House & Gardens - Tuesday 22 May 2018

The house, built in 1635 by Sir Robert Dormer, is still in the ownership of the same family. William Kent 1685-1748 added the wings and the stable block. The south front is almost as Kent left it. Kent made alterations to the interior of the house, which retains some 17th century panelling and the original staircases, furniture, pictures and bronzes.

The garden at Rousham represents the first phase of English landscape design and also remains almost as Kent left it.  It is one of the few gardens of this date to have escaped alteration, with many features which delighted eighteenth century visitors to Rousham still in situ.

Depart Haddenham Village Hall at 1.00pm arriving at Rousham at 1.45 in time for a 45 minute guided tour of the house at  2.00pm. 

Following the tour you will have time to visit the gardens.

The coach leaves Rousham at 15.45 for The Manor Hotel, Weston on the Green for tea and scones.

Leave for return to Haddenham at 17.15 to arrive Haddenham at 6.00pm

Cost £35 per person to include coach, a guided tour of Rousham House, garden entrance, tea and scones

Organiser: Mary Paterson 01844 291919 or email on

Sulgrave Manor, Georrge Washington's ancestral home - Thursday 21 June 2018

Sulgrave Manor was built by Lawrence Washington, George Washington's five times great grandfather in the mid-1500s. The orginal Tudor features of the house include the Great Hall where Lawrence, his wife and eleven children lived. Other original elements of the Tudor house include the entrance porch, the Great Chamber and two smaller rooms on the first floor. In 1700 a North Wing was added.

The western section of the house was destroyed in 1914, but was been replaced by the Director's Quarters in the 1920s, when the house was first opened to the public, and the garden was redesigned by Sir Reginald Blomfield. The garden remains largely unaltered since this time and today visitors can see formal hedges and topiary, an orchard, herb garden and beautiful borders for all seasons.

The coach dearts Haddenham Village Hall at 1.00pm arriving at Sulgrave at 1.45pm for  guided tour of the house at 2.00pm. This will be followed by a cream tea.

There will then be time to see the gardens before the coach leaves at 4.00pm

Cost £33 per person to include the coach, guided tour and cream tea.

Organiser: Mary Paterson  01844 291919  or email on

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show - Thursday 5 July 2018

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is the world's largest annual flower show, stretching over 34 acres. Flanking both sides of the Long Water at Hampton Court Palace, you can enjoy Show Gardens, the Rose Marquee, Floral Marquee, plant pavilions and a variety of talks, demonstrations and exhibits.

The show was first held in 1990 and created by Historic Royal Palaces and Network Southeast. In 1992 Network Southeast announced that it was withdrawing its subsidy, and the RHS was the successful bidder to take the show over. The first RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show was held in 1993, and it has gone on to become the world’s largest flower show.

Pick-up at Haddenham Village Hall @ 0900 hrs. Please note that this time has been brough FORWARD by 30 mins because of predicted heavy traffic

Depart RHS Hampton Court Palace @ 1600 hrs

Price including Coach & Entry:   £46.00 pp

Organiser:  Margaret Ackroyd  01844 292393 or


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