Visits, excursions and holidays

If you live in or around Basingstoke/Old Basing and are retired or semi-retired, now’s the time to join us and make the most of life. 


All the trips below are open to all our members. You must join first, as a member, before you can join any of these fantastic excursions and holidays. 

If you would like to join our u3a, please click here for an application form.

If you are already a member and you want more details about these excursions and holidays, please click here.


Recent Excursions 

We undertook the following trips, all complying with Government guidelines. 

  • Visit to SS Great Britainshown over this most interesting ship in five different groups of 6.

  • Stratford-upon-Avon. 42 members enjoyed a trip on the river and a ride on the sightseeing bus.

  • Musical Museum. Christmas Concert and Tea.  viewed the museum before the concert  

  • Coach trip to Welford Park, near Newbury, to see the snowdrops. 

  • Best of Broadway.  Royal Albert Hall. Featuring four West End star vocalists and Gary WIlmot.


Recent Holidays 

  • Croatia – A week's holiday from 28 September 2021, flying to Ljubljana and coming back from Pula.

  • Whitby, North Yorkshire - A five-night coach holiday, seeing the best of North Yorkshire 

  • Greece - a  very enjoyable 10-day holiday in Greece, with 3 nights in Athens and 5 in Thessaloniki.


Forthcoming Excursions in 2022

  • May:  Coach trip to RHS Wisley, including garden guide and a cream tea.

  • June: RAF Hendon Air Museum and Grand Union Canal barge trip

  • July: A matinee performance at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton

  • August: a day at the seaside, maybe Weymouth planned

  • September: Visit to the Cotswold Wild Life Park planned  

  • December: JOHN RUTTER'S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION at the Royal Albert Hall. 

Forthcoming Holidays

  • November 2022 Turkey And Tinsel at The Shanklin Hotel, Shanklin, Isle of Wight. 

  • October 2023 Lochs & Glens Holiday Autumn Break 


If you you are already a member and want more details about these excursions and holidays, please click here.