National U3A Newsletter
Click here to see the October 2017newsletter including a report of the Petanque weekend.
2018 Events organised by Haslemere and local U3A's
Monday February 26th Portsmouth Naval Dockyard.
Friday April 20th Longleat.
Enjoy a day at Longleat, UK's No 1 Safari Park, visiting the:
- Cheetah Kingdom and the famous lions of Longleat.
- Main Square, Jungle kingdom, and Monkey Temple.
- Longleat House and Gardens created by Capability Brown
Depart 8.45am, Leave 4.30pm. Cost £38
Wednesday 16th May - Leonardslee House and Gardens
Leonardslee House & Gardens, near Horsham, West Sussex, was built in 1801 with breathtaking views of the English countryside and blooming displays of Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camellias, Magnolias and Bluebells. A 19th-century Italianate style house is featured on the 200 acre estate, which also includes a series of seven man-made ponds, two alpine glasshouses and an impressive rock garden which was built 1890.
A kaleidoscope of colour sweeps throughout grounds, listing the garden as Grade I in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. Set in the steep-sided valley; the ponds contain a colony of Carp fish and the combination of parkland, lawn and forest land inhabits a rare colony of wallabies and a number of deer species who wander semi-freely throughout the estate.
Leonardslee has been closed since 2010 but the new owners have restored the gardens to their former glory and established beautiful tea rooms, dining facilities and major local attraction for families, wedding groups and others and will be opening again in the Spring of 2018
Leave 9.30am, Depart 4.30pm. Cost £22
Monday June 18th Leeds Castle
Take this opportunity to visit one of the most famous historic buildings in the country, together with its wonderful gardens, the birds of prey centre together with a display of falconry and many more attractions.
Leeds Castle has been a Norman stronghold; the private property of six of England's medieval queens; a palace used by Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon; a Jacobean country house; a Georgian mansion; an elegant early 20th century retreat for the influential and famous; and in the 21st century, it has become one of the most visited historic buildings in Britain.
Depart 9.00am, Leave 5.00pm Cost £35
All events are organised by Don Stacey (644423).
To secure a booking for an event please send request and cheque in
favour of 'Haslemere U3A' to Don at 25 Rosemary Court, Church road,
Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1BH.
Liphook theatre club
We have been invited to join their Theatre club that organises coach trips to theatres. There is a one-off fee of £10, and each trip is paid for separately. Click here for the website. For more details email Wendy Moore.
Celebration of 1,000 U3As
We are pleased to announce that the video recording of the Celebration of 1,000 U3As is now available to view on the U3A YouTube channel.