Soar Valley


Soar Valley u3a is part of a national voluntary movement for the retired or semi-retired, providing relaxed learning and leisure activities where you can meet new friends. Our members live mainly in Costock, East Leake, Gotham, Kegworth, Normanton on Soar, Sutton Bonington and surrounding areas.

There's something for everyone. We've around forty special interest groups, on topics ranging from science to singing, history to hill walking. Plus there are social events, guest speaker meetings and organised day trips to places of interest.

Our main purpose is to encourage lifelong learning for those no longer in full time employment. We are affiliated to the Third Age Trust and are members of The Association of East Midlands u3as. We are a Registered Charity (Number 1101205).

Audience at a general meeting

Members enjoying a quiz

Going on a coach trip

At Nottingham Industrial Museum

Science & Technology group at Loughborough Bell Foundry

Musical performance at a general meeting

Walking 1 passing through a gate

At the Book Group

Barn dancers in action

Lady bowler releasing a wood

History Group visits Winster Market House

Cycling group taking a break

Outing to flower show

Membership is just £12/year! Some groups charge a small additional fee, either per session or annually, to cover room or equipment hire, and outings are charged separately.

Members of other u3as are welcome to join us an Associate Member at a reduced annual subscription of £9.

For more information, please contact the Membership Secretary, or download and complete our Application Form.