Douro River Cruise. 2nd April 2025

We are planning a holiday to Portugal next year and places are available for all members of Blackbourne u3a as well as our group.  Full details are in the brochure which can be downloaded by clicking the link on the right.  Further information is also available from John Sutton by telephone to 01359 231 419.


The group, which was formed in in 1990, has 49 members and meets at New Green, Thurston on the second Monday each month at 10am.  We keep the group small so that everyone can get to know each other and most members join at least one of our holidays each year.

At our monthly meetings we discuss past and future trips and any other travel related items that members have come across that are interesting or useful to members.  After a refreshment break we then have a talk with photos from someone about one of their own holidays. Following the meeting some members adjourn to the White Horse at Beyton for lunch.

We arrange two trips each year, usually one in the UK and the other in Europe and encourage as many members as possible to come. Couples and single travellers are equally welcome and we make a point of mixing during days out and at mealtimes. Often we have places available for u3a members who are not part of our group.

Also on our programme are a Summer and a Christmas Lunch.

Membership is limited by the size of the room but if you would like to join us please contact the Group Leader.