Activities

Our classes and activities aren't just a great way to keep fit, energise the mind or learn a rewarding new skill, they're also a perfect place to meet like-minded people in a fun, welcoming environment.

Ferndown U3A

The University of the Third Age

Many of our classes and activities are run by Ferndown U3A. Founded in 1997, Ferndown U3A is part of a nationwide movement that promotes lifelong learning. With over 600 members, it's a voluntary organisation for retired and semi‑retired people to meet together and learn new skills.

Activities are as varied as excercise and fitness classes to languages, history and art, with several bridge groups playing during the week. Social events and visits are also arranged – study tours in the UK, Spain and Malta are among visits organised.

There is an annual fee which covers access to all groups (although trips and outings may incur additional costs) and new members are always welcome.

To join Ferndown U3A visit the U3A website at:
https://ferndownu3a.co.uk

Our timetable

Ferndown U3A run over 80 classes and activities at The Barrington Centre and surrounding areas and we cannot show them all on our timetable. Please visit their U3A webpage directly for further information. In addition, we also have other activities throughout the week run by other teachers and organisations. You can see our current schedule on the timetable below.

Mondays

Ferndown U3A Classes & Activities

Visit: https://ferndownu3a.co.uk for full timetable information.

Tuesdays

Ferndown U3A Classes & Activities

Visit: https://ferndownu3a.co.uk for full timetable information.

Bingo

  • Time: 2 - 4 pm
  • When: 3rd Tues of the month

All welcome, just drop in.

Barre Fitness

  • Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm Beginners
  • 7:30 - 8:30 pm Intermediate/Advanced
  • When: Weekly

Ferndown Speakers

  • Time: 7 - 10 pm
  • When: 1st & 3rd Tues of the month

Wednesdays

Ferndown U3A Classes & Activities

Visit: https://ferndownu3a.co.uk for full timetable information.

Ferndown French Circle

  • Time: 7 - 10 pm
  • When: 1st Wed of the month

Ferndown Wine Society

  • Time: 7 - 10 pm
  • When: 2nd Wed of the month

Absolutely W.I.

  • Time: 6:30 - 10:20 pm
  • When: 4th Wed of the month

Thursdays

Ferndown U3A Classes & Activities

Visit: https://ferndownu3a.co.uk for full timetable information.

Ferndown Ukelele Strummers

  • Time: 1:45 - 3:15 pm
  • When: Weekly

Ferndown & District Historical Society

  • Time: 7:15 - 9:15 pm
  • When: 1st Thur of the month

Fridays

Ferndown U3A Classes & Activities

Visit: https://ferndownu3a.co.uk for full timetable information.

Barrington Coffee Morning

  • Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am
  • When: Weekly

All welcome, just drop in.

Saturdays

Swish of the Curtain

  • Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • When: Weekly

Jive & Kicking

  • Time: 7:30-11:30 pm
  • When: 1st Sat of the month

Hiring

Want to hire a studio to teach a class?

We have a range of spaces to suit all needs and budgets that are open for classes both night and day, seven days a week.

Are you a Teacher or Session Leader looking to start a class in the area? Are you a local organisation interested in running a regular event or activity? Information on studio, workshop or activity spaces at The Barrington Centre can be found on our Hiring page.