Move the mouse over any of the categories below to find out more about the range of activities available. Then click on the category to get more detail or scroll down for a full list.

Indoor and outdoor games


Writing, Reading and  literature


Music and Movement

History and our past

Arts, Crafts and Hobbies



Food and drink


Outdoor Pursuits


Discussion Groups 

Ideas for New Groups/Setting up a New Group


There is also a separate series of Short courses

 Alphabetical list of groups

(You can also look for groups by location or by meeting pattern.)

 The list below may include an indication as to whether a group is Full or has Vacancies (F/V).  For further details of the group, please see the group's page and contact the group's leader for any additional information.  If the group is full, you may place your name on the waiting list by contacting the Groups Co-ordinator's Team by clicking here .We will let you know if a vacancy occurs in the future, or we may set up a new, similar, group should sufficient numbers of members show an interest.

The F/V column indicates if a group is  full or has vacancies

V* means that there are vacancies but may only be suitable for those with some previous experience or level of proficiency

F* means currently full but there may be opportunities in September.


Group Location and status F/V Meeting Pattern and Time
Architecture 1 Various Locations F 2nd Tuesday 10:00 a.m.
Architecture 2 Various Locations F 4th Thursday
Architecture Appreciation Pettistree F 1st Monday
Architecture - A History of Britain's Buildings  Woodbridge V 2nd Monday 2:00 p.m.
Art Appreciation Felixstowe V 10.00 a.m.
Astronomy 1 Stutton  V 2nd Thursday 10:00 a.m.
Astronomy 2 Stutton  V 2nd Thursday 2:00 p.m.
A-Z of country dancing Woodbridge V 2nd & 4th Fridays 10:00 a.m
Backgammon   Leiston/Woodbridge  V  2nd Sunday  10:30-12:00  
Beaders Saxmundham  F 2nd Tuesday 2 - 4pm
Behind the Scenes 1 Various Locations  F Monthly on Various days
Behind the Scenes 3 Various Locations F Monthly on Various days
Behind the Scenes 4  Various Locations F Monthly on Various days
Birdwatching   Various Locations V   Various Various days    
Bridge for improvers  Woodbridge F Weekly Tuesday 2 - 5 pm
Bridge for beginners and restarters   Woodbridge V   Weekly Tuesday 10am - 12.30pm  
Bridge for Beginners   Woodbridge            
British Sign Language                
Calligraphy Martlesham 2nd and 4th Tuesday  10.00 a.m.
Camera Club Group Various F 2nd Thursday 10.30 p.m.
Canasta (Bolivia) Felixstowe V Weekly Mon,Thur 2:00 p.m.
Carpet Bowls  Felixstowe V 1st & 3rd Tuesday 1:30 p.m.
First Moves in Chess
Woodbridge V    2nd Thursday 2.45pm 4th Wednesday 10am    
Church Crawlers 2 Various Locations  F 3rd Friday  10.30 a.m.
ChurchCrawlers 3  Various locations F 2nd  Friday
Church Crawlers One Various Locations V 2nd Friday
Church Scamps Various Locations V last Tuesday All day
Climate disruption, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Gt Bealings V 4th Wednesday 10:00 a.m.
Computer Mentoring Various Locations Various days
Craft and Chat Martlsham F 2nd Wednesday 11.30 a.m.
Crafting & Sewing Group Felixstowe F 1st Wednesday
Creative Crafters Saxmundham F 2nd Wednesday 10:00 a.m.
Creative Crafters 2 Saxmundham V 4th Wednesday 10.00 a.m.
Creative Writing Various Locations  V Fortnightly on Thursday a.m.
Creative Writing 2  Various Locations F 3rd Wednesday pm
Cribbage   Trimley V     tba    
Croquet Witnesham 1st and 3rd Thursday 2:00 p.m.
Current Affairs Felixstowe 1 Felixstowe V 1st  Friday 10:30 a.m
Current Affairs Felixstowe 2 4th Wednesday 10.00 a.m
Current Affairs Felixstowe 3      V          
Current and International Affairs Ipswich  I Ipswich  F 3rd Thursday 10:00 a.m.
Current Affairs Ipswich 4 Ipswich V 3rd Monday 10:00 a.m.
Current Affairs Saxmundham  Saxmundham V 4th Friday 2:30 p.m.
Current and International Affairs Ipswich 2 Ipswich V 1st Monday 10:00 a.m.
Current and International Affairs Ipswich 3 Ipswich V 3rd Thursday 10:00 a.m.
Current Affairs Ipswich 5 Ipswich V 1st Monday 11.00am
Current and International Affairs Woodbridge Woodbridge F Fortnightly on Monday 10:00 a.m.
Cycling but not in Lycra   Various locations V   as and when      
Ecclesiastical Explorers Various Locations F last Friday Friday
Ecology and Wildlife Various Locations F 3rd Thursday
Economics Various locations  F  2nd Tuesday 10.30-12.30  4th Thursday  2 - 4
Enjoying Shakespeare Ipswich V last Wednesday 2:00 p.m.
Folk Dancing Levington F 1st and 3rd Friday 10am - 12noon  
Fortgeschrittenes Deutsch  Saxmundham  F Twice Monthly  Monday  2.30 p.m.  
 French Conversation1 Various locations F 1st and 3rd  Wednesday 2.30pm  
 French Conversation 2 Rushmere St Andrew F 2nd and 4th  Wednesday 2.30pm  
French Conversation 3 Various Locations F 3rd Wednesday  2 - 4pm
French Conversation 4 Various Locations V 1st and 3rd  Friday 2.30pm  
French Conversation for Beginners Plus Hollesley F 1st and 3rd Wednesday 2.30 - 4 pm
Garden Visits 1 Various Locations F Monthly on Wed, Thur, Friday
Garden Visits 2 Various Locations F Monthly on Various days
Garden Visits 3 Various Locations F Monthly on Various days
Geology 1 Ipswich V* Weekly Monday 10:00 a.m.
Geology 2 Various Locations F 2nd Friday 10:00 a.m.
Geology 3 Various location V 2nd Wednesday 10'00 a.m.
German Conversation Felixstowe V Fortnightly on Tuesday a.m.
Grow your own fruit and veg Various locations  F 2nd Friday
Guitar Playing in Felixstowe   Various V   2nd & 4th   Mondays 1.30 pm
Have Fun With Your Camera Various Locations V Friday 2.00 p.m.
History for Fun Woodbridge F 4th Thursday 10.00 a.m.
IPad users Various Locations Various days
In Our Time  Felixstowe V 2nd Thursday 10:30 a.m.
Italian Conversation Woodbridge  F Monthly on Tuesday 2:15 p.m.
Italian Learning group 2 Felixstowe F 4th Thursday
Knitting for Charity Various Locations V 1st  Thursday  2.00 p.m.
Local Flora, Fauna & Fungi Various Locations F 1st Tuesday
Longer Distance Walkers Various Locations F Monthly Various days
Longer Distance Walkers 2 Various Locations V 2nd Tuesday
Lunch Club (midweek) Various Locations  F 3rd Wednesday
Lunch Club (Sunday) 1 Various Locations  F 1st Sunday
Lunch Club (Sunday) 2 Various Locations  F 3rd Sunday
Lunch Club (Sunday) 3 Various Locations V 2nd Sunday
Madrigal singing Felixstowe V 2nd and 4th Thursday 2:00 p.m.
Mah Jong Woodbridge V 2nd Wednesday  2.00 p.m.
Mah Jong in Yoxford   Yoxford     twice monthly      
Meditation         fortnightly   Friday 7.30pm
Memoirs - Happy Days Group Grundisburgh V 3rd Thursdays 2.00 p.m.
Memoirs in Felixstowe                
Music Appreciation WB 1 Woodbridge F 1st Friday 2:00 p.m.
Music Appreciation WB 2 Grundisburgh F 3rd Friday 2:00 p.m.
Music Appreciaton in Felixstowe Felixstowe  V Fortnightly on Thursday p.m.
Novels and Natters 3 Woodbridge F 2nd Tuesday 2:00 p.m.
Novels and Natters 1 Kesgrave F Every 5 or 6 weeks Tuesday 10.00 a.m.
Novels and Natters 2 Various Locations F Every 4-6 weeks Tuesday 2:00 p.m.
Painting and Drawing 1 Martlesham F 1st and 3rd Tuesday 10:00 a.m.
Painting and Drawing 2 Ipswich F 2nd and 4th Wednesday 10:00 a.m.
Painting and Drawing 3   Martlesham V   2nd and 4th   Tuesday 10 - 12 noon
Parchment Craft  Ipswich F 2nd & 4th Tuesday 10:00 a.m.
Petanque 1 Felixstowe F Weekly Thursday a.m.
Petanque 2 Felixstowe F 2nd and 4th Friday 10:30 a.m
Playreading 2 Various Locations V 4th Wednesday 2:00 p.m.
Playreading 3 Various Locations F 2nd Wednesday p.m.
Play Reading In Depth  Various Locations  F 3rd Tuesday 11.00 a.m.
Playing Pop, Rock and other genres                
Poetry Old and New Ipswich  V 2nd Wednesday p.m.
Pop, Rock and Blues Group Various Locations F 1st Friday and Tuesday 2:00 p.m.
Practical Gardening Various Locations F 1st and 3rd Tuesday
Practical Gardening 2  Various locations  V mostly  Thursdays  10am - 12noon
Questers 1 Various Locations F Various days
Questers 2 Various Locations F Various days
Questers 4 Various Locations V Various Days
Quizzers Various Locations V Irregular
Reading Aloud Various Locations F 3rd Thursday 2:30 p.m.
Reading Group 2 Various Locations F 3rd Thursday 10:15 a.m
Recorder Ensemble Little Bealings V 1st and 3rd Monday 2 - 4 p.m.
Recreational Mathematics Ipswich V 1st and 3rd Thursday 2:00 p.m.
Rubber Bridge Levington  V 1st and 3rd Tuesday 2:00 p.m.
Rummikub 1 Saxmundham  F Every 3rd week Wednesday p.m.
Rummikub 2 Saxmundham  F Every 3rd week Thursday or Friday  p.m.
Science & Technology Woodbridge V 3rd Tuesday 10:00 a.m.
Science, Faith & Philosphy  Waldringfield  V Friday 10:00 a.m.
Science Fiction Group  Ipswich  2nd  Wednesday  10am - 12 noon
Science in the News  Ipswich F 1st Thursday a.m.
Scrabble in Felixstowe Felixstowe V  every Thursday  10 am 1st & 3rd Tuesday    2pm
Scrabble 2 Ipswich  F 1st and 3rd Friday 2 - 4 p.m.
Scrabble 3 Ipswich  F 2nd and 4th Friday 2 - 4 p.m.
Scrabble 4 Woodbridge  F  alternate Tuesdays a.m.
Shakespeare for Beginners TBA V 2nd and 4th Tuesday p.m.
Short breaks                
Singing for fun V 1st and 3rd Thursday 2:00 p.m.
Singing for fun in Felixstowe Felixstowe F  Twice monthly  Thursdays  2 - 4 pm
Singing, Playing and Listening to Traditional Songs and Tunes Various Locations F Twice monthly on Tuesday 2.30 - 4.30 p.m.
Single Companions   to be announced V          
Spanish Conversation - Intermediate Melton  F Fortnightly on Wednesday 10:00 a.m.
Spanish for beginners 4   East Ipswich     Fortnightly      
Spanish Intermediate Snape  F Fortnightly on Wednesday 2:00 p.m.
Spanish newcomers         alternate   Tuesday pm
Stitch & Chat 1 Felixstowe  F 1st and 3rd Wednesday 10:00 a.m.
Strum East Ukulele Group   Grundisburgh F   1st & 3rd   Wednesday 10.00 am
Sutton Hoo  Sutton Hoo  F  to open  Sept. 2017  
Table Tennis  1 -  intermediate Bromeswell Village Hall V Weekly on Friday 9.30 - 12.30
Table Tennis 2 - mixed ability Bromeswell Village Hall V Weekly  Tuesday  2pm - 4pm
Talking About World Wide Textiles  Wickham Market  F 1st Wednesday a.m.
Tenpin Bowling Martlesham  V 1st and 3rd Friday  10:00 a.m.
The Walkers Various Locations V Fortnightly on Tuesday 10:00 a.m.
Theatre Discussion Group Yoxford V Monthly
Theatre visits Various Locations  V Monthly Various days  Awaiting admin person
Tramps Walking Group Various Locations  F Fortnightly on Wednesday 10:00 a.m.
Transport Saxmundham V 3rd Thursday 10:30 a.m.
The U3A Local History Group Woodbridge V 2nd Wednesday p.m.
Ukulele for Beginners Course - Felixstowe  Felixstowe V
Walking Wayfarers SE Suffolk V 2nd/ 4th Monday/Thursday 10:15 a.m
Walking with a Focus SE Suffolk/NE \Essex V 3rd Wednesday 10:00 a.m.
Writer's Circle Various Locations F 4th Thursday 2:00 p.m.
Short Courses: separate list above