Cookridge and Horsforth

Welcome to our website.  

Select EVENTS for information about meetings: Use the drop down menu under WHAT'S HAPPENING for the latest news; click GROUPS for details of individual Interest Groups, including when and where they meet and whether there are vacancies.   

This Walking Group is not fazed by the snow!

Cookridge & Horsforth U3A

Our U3A was launched in November 2008 and we now have 350 members and over forty Interest Groups and short courses. Our members come from Otley, Rawdon, Headingley, Adel, Bramhope and Guiseley as well as Cookridge and Horsforth.

Our aim is to provide shared intellectual, social and leisure activities for people in the Third Age of life. Anyone no longer engaged in full time employment is very welcome to attend one of our monthly meetings without obligation to join.

Why not come along? - learn new subjects and skills, develop new hobbies and make new friends. Please go to the Join Us page, and enter your email address to enrol and pay online.  The Annual Membership Fee is £15.00 and membership runs from 1st April to 31st March. 

Cookridge & Horsforth, Leeds, Wetherby and Harrogate U3As have agreed to open up general meetings to members of each of our four U3As, provided there’s space in the meeting room. It may also be possible for our members to join Interest Groups in the other three U3As, although that will depend on the Leader of the Group concerned. If you do attend meetings at one of the other U3As, you will need to produce a current CHU3A renewal receipt. This arrangement applies only to the above-named U3As.

TAKE A LOOK AT THE "GALLERY" page on the site. 


Cookridge and Horsforth U3A 10th Anniversary celebration dinner on 9th November 2018 at the Mercure Parkway Hotel. Tickets £25.50 

Full details, including cost and menu, are now available under EVENTS. 


CHU3A group booking for a cruise in 2019?? Details of possible 8 night cruise to Scottish Isles with 15% discount 20th June 2019 available on Holidays and Days Out under WHAT'S HAPPENING. Also check for information about discounts to all CHU3A members, including cruises with NO single supplement.


Day Trips 2nd July and 6th August to HULL and LIVERPOOL. see EVENTS


A day at the Races in June.   For more information and to book,  please go to the "Social Group / Event pages".     


The February newsletter from Trading Standards is available via the LINKS page.

** Leeds AV Group Showcase Saturday 12th May at Trinity University **


We need your help

The U3A is a self-help organisation run entirely by volunteers. 

How can you help?  

  • More people are urgently needed to help with the setting out and clearing away of chairs, etc at general meetings.  Please volunteer!
  • Do you have an unusual or interesting hobby which you could speak on at a general meeting?
  • Could you help with administration tasks including typing, mail shots, folding newsletters, etc.
  • Do you have IT skills which you could offer, such as word processing, using a spreadsheet, DTP or helping with the website
  • Would you like to share your own interests or hobbies with fellow members and maybe form or host an Interest Group?
  • Could you help with refreshments at meetings?
  • Could you be a "greeter" and welcome visitors and new members at meetings?
  • Would you be able to take on some additional responsibility as a member of the Committee of Trustees?
  • Members, please let us know if you have any medical qualifications.

Become a member


N.B. Because of poor ground conditions at Hall Park Cricket Club, the Croquet Group will not now re-commence until Wednesday April 25th.

All members can now print out their own Membership cards.  See WHAT'S HAPPENING/Activities in Cookridge & Horsforth U3A for instructions.

Please note that the Free Legal Helpline is no longer available! 

April 18 Newsletter click below:

April 18.doc

Go to LINKS for the February 18 SAFER newsletter from Trading Standards.

A list (and photographs) of Trustees for 2017-2018 and the amended Constitution are both available in LINKS.

Upcoming events

26 Apr 2018 • Drax Power Station
14 May 2018 10:30 AM • Cookridge Village Hall
15 May 2018 • Tunbridge Wells and Oxford

What is The University of the Third Age?

U3As are learning cooperatives which draw upon the knowledge, experience and skills of their own members to organise and provide interest groups in accordance with the wishes of the membership.

The teachers learn and the learners teach.

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