Woodley & District u3a
Dinton Pastures Country Park
As well as recognising and placing great importance on the learning aspects which are the driving force of U3A, we also recognise the tremendous value of social activities and the relevant benefits for its members - especially in relation to developing a community spirit!

Whether you have lived in Woodley district for many years or are a relatively new arrival, live with a partner or on your own, we very much hope that there will be something for everyone to enjoy which will enhance your learning experiences and widen your circle of new friends!

Below are examples of social events that we consider members may enjoy or have already enjoyed. As we plan our annual social calendar, it is extremely helpful for us to know which activities would prove most popular with our members, welcoming feedback and further suggestions at our monthly meetings. As they are organised, planned social events will appear on our Diary and News pages.

Social Lunches and/or Afternoons at The Waterside, Fairwater Drive, Woodley - providing new, longer-standing members and committee members with an opportunity to meet and socialise. We are extremely lucky to have this lovely venue right in the heart of Woodley!

Quiz Afternoons in the attractive restaurant area of the Waterside, Woodley. Number of sessions offered will depend on demand but we are expecting these sessions to be popular. Emphasis will be on learning and fun, with a prize for the winning team! If you are interested in taking part, get in touch with the Social Events Team. Experienced Quiz Masters especially welcome!

Thw Waterside will also be used by the Sunday lunch group for some of their outings.

Trip to Sonning Mill Theatre. Set on the banks of the River Thames, The Mill Theatre provides a unique experience which includes a two-course meal and a show in a beautiful converted water mill. Shows include plays, Sunday evening concerts with something for everyone - Jazz, Country & Western, Rock n Roll or Pop, and Magic Nights.

Coffee and Cakes at the Waterwheel Bar, Sonning Mill. Hot bar food is also available from midday, including paninis, sharing boards and homemade soup. There is a beautiful riverside terrace for summer days.

Annual Summer Picnic at Dinton Pastures
Bring you own food event where we are able to enjoy together this wonderful natural resource right on our doorstep! For those prefering ready prepared food, the Dragonfly cafe serves a range of light meals including jacket potatoes with a range of toppings and a good selection of sandwiches including vegetarian and gluten free. Plenty of parking close to the picnic area.

Barn Dance at Coronation Hall, Woodley with Ceilidh Band. Bring own food and drink.

Social and Quix Nights at Sonning Golf Club
Our first Quiz Night was such as a success we will be running similar events at this lovely location in 2020. A great night with an excellent range of picture and other quizzes provided by equally excellent quizmasters. Tasty meals provided by the clubs' chefs with vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and other special dietary needs catered for.

Check our diary for dates of our Spring and Autumn Quizzes.

Christmas Extravaganza at our Monthly Meeting with music, quizzes, mince pies and other festive goodies.

Christmas Meal at the Toby Carvery, Lower Earley.
Always a popular venue for Christmas and other special occasions offering very good value for money. Christmas carvery with turkey, other meats and trimmings, and a great range of delicious desserts.

Murder Mystery Dinner. An evening of entertainment, comedy and murder witnessing the scenes of murder coming to life - putting your sleuthing skills to the test,  interrogating the suspects and solving the clues to apprehend the culprit!
The Waterside, Woodley - our venue for lunches, social and quiz afternoons, and other events.
Theatre Group Trips to Sonning Mill and Restaurant
Social and Quiz Nights at Sonning Golf Club
Annual Summer Picnic at Dinton Pastures
A Range of Social Events
Christmas Meal at Toby Carvery      Murder Mystery Evening