Are you no longer working full-time? Now is the perfect time to make the most of life. Barnsley u3a offers you the chance to develop your interests, make new friends, and enjoy yourself.

We are a friendly and vibrant community with over 1300 members from Barnsley and surrounding areas. With more than 100 activity and interest groups, including language, arts, music, science, technology, and wine appreciation, there's something for everyone. Experience member's meetings, monthly talks, leisure activities, fitness classes, outings, quizzes, and much more.

Our members are embracing life, continuing their creative, educational, or social interests in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere. Those with a lifetime of experience, expertise, or know-how in professions, occupations, or hobbies are encouraged to form activity groups and share their knowledge with fellow members.

Why not join us for the opportunity to develop your interests, make new friends, and have fun? A world of new experiences awaits you at Barnsley u3a, so what is stopping you?

                                        Learn, laugh, and live!

Group of the Week

Modern Jive for Beginners 

Our Modern Jive for Beginners group meets at Staincross Methodist Church, Mapplewell, on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30, except the second Wednesday of the month. Modern Jive isn't Rock & Roll; it works with any music, and you don't need to bring a partner. Dancing is fantastic for fitness, posture, strength, balance, and stress relief. Join us to meet new friends and enjoy the benefits!




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     Upcoming Events


Bu3a Concert Party 

 The first gig of the bu3a Concert Party will take place on Saturday, February 24th, entertaining guests at Dodworth Methodist Church.



Coordinators Meeting

Bu3a coordinators meeting will take place at Priory Campus, Pontefract Road, Lundwood on Monday, 26th February, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Please register attendance with Mac Mckechnie


   Members Monthly Meeting

Join us for a wonderful presentation on Woodhead Mountain Rescue by Milo Milinkovic on Monday, 4th March, from 1:30 to 3:30. The meeting will take place at Priory Campus, Pontefract Road, 


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