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Oliva U3A Groups.

The U3A is all about its groups. Each group is led by a Group Leader (who is not necessarily an instructor), to provide interest and enjoyment to its members. 

If you are interested in joining any of our groups, simple click on the lists below for details, then contact the Group Leader to arrange to attend.

Remember, you must be a member of the Oliva U3A to join a group; to join us go to the ‘Join Us’ tab above.

Terry S - GL

Amblers meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from late September to Mid May.

The walks last between 2 & 3 hrs with breaks for drinks of water & taking pictures of the beautiful countryside.


James I - GL

The group is suitable for anyone who would like to know more about the stars and planets visible in the night sky. Astronomy is not as complicated as you may think and anyone can enjoy the incredible scene of a star filled sky.

We will start with the basics - even just using our eyes to identify the planets and basic constellations, before moving on to the deeper stuff.

No equipment is necessary, though even a pair of binoculars will allow you to see new things!

Joanne P, Monika O - GL

We are always pleased to see new and returning players whether  you haven’t played since your school days or have never played before and are keen to see if Badminton is for you. With this in mind I’d love to hear from you or even more pleased for you to join us on Friday morning.


Anja H - GL

The aim of each class is to get to know your own body. It will be serious, catering for a range of levels of experience whilst being enjoyable and fun at the same time. 


Pam O  - GL

Reading is a solitary activity but when a book has moved or stimulated you it's natural to want to discuss it with someone else. A reading group gives you that opportunity. Also, a group encourages you to think a bit more about the books you read - why you like some, hate others. 


Trevor P  - GL

 Our bowls group meet every Monday at 13.30.

Why not come along for a bit of gentle exercise in the  sun?


Julie R  - GL

 We meet every Wednesday in the café area of the Pensionistas 


Kathy P - GL

Canasta (Spanish for "basket") is a card game of the rummy family of games. Although many variations exist for two, three, five or six players, it is most commonly played by four in two partnerships with two standard decks of cards.


Angela T - GL
New combined crafts & yarns group
All yarn crafts : knitting, crochet, macrame, felting etc, plus any other crafts that members want to bring along to work on. We will all be expected to share skills for newbies, if needed.  We could do specific workshops if requested/ required.

Anja H - GL

Flamenco dancing is known for its emotional intensity, proud carriage, expressive use of the arms and rhythmic stamping of the feet.

If YOU would like to be emotionally intense and stamp your feet, why not get that proud carriage ready and register your interest? 


We play at Oliva Nova Golf on a Wednesday afternoon around 3-4 pm the cost will be 10 euros per person for two hours tuition/ play on their short course only. Read More...

Steve H - GL

The main purpose of the group will be to join together to improve our playing ability, learn from others in the group and have some fun!!!


Robert S - GL

The activity of the group is to further our understanding and appreciation of art through an illustrated talk from the leader and with contributions from the group. All are welcome; whether expert or not come and join in the conversation, find out more about the wonderful and surprising world of art


Lynne P - GL

If you'd like some gentle exercise to foot-tapping music in a friendly environment, this could be for you!


Michael P- GL

During the new season,  I would like to offer you the opportunity to meet up with other U3A members for a Menú del Día on a Thursday in one of the local restaurants.  


Pétanque is a form of boules where the goal is to throw hollow metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a jack, while standing inside a starting circle with both feet on the ground


Terry C - GL

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to resume the U3A monthly quiz.
Information and registration form including menu choices are now on our group page.


Rummikub is a great game – easy to learn and fast moving.  It combines luck with strategy and changes so quickly that every player has a chance to win until the very end of the game.


We meet every 2nd and 4th Monday for a chance to practice our skills, playing an instrument and singing along!


Every second Wednesday we meet for a Menu del Dia at a local restaurant and practise speaking Spanish usually during the Main Course.  Our aim is to build our confidence in the Spanish language with the help of a Topic plus some phrases and vocabulary which are sent out beforehand so that we can prepare ourselves a little.  The main focus of the group is to have fun whilst speaking Spanish in a supportive and friendly atmosphere.


Our travel team work hard to bring you trips and outings throughout the year. We would love to have you along!


Mike T - GL

Walking football is a form of the beautiful game designed for those of more advanced years who thought their footballing careers were over! We want players to have fun and get some worthwhile exercise at the same time.  As the name implies, running is not allowed and there will be minimal contact. It’s a game of skill, not physicality!

The group is aimed at all ages and abilities, male and female, and everyone is welcome.



Tina B - GL 

We run 2 separate yoga classes, one on Monday and one on Friday, both in the morning at The Pensionistas. Each class is one hour.
Our lively local teacher, Mamen, has a wealth of experience which enables her to cater to individual needs, aches & pains and all levels including beginners.
All you need is a yoga mat and a desire to stretch out those kinks to join our friendly group.

To enquire about either group, email the Group Leader. We keep classes small (10 max) for a more personal experience. If spaces are booked, we can add you to a waiting list.

Anne M - GL

This group is designed for new arrivals to Spain or for those of you who have been here a while and just not got round to learning Spanish! 

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This group is designed those of you who have been here a while and need to brush up on your Spanish! 

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Pauline H - GL

We are a group of between 8 to 12 people who are reasonably happy to try to speak Spanish. We are eager to improve our conversational skills, our grammar and our use of Spanish idioms.

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John S - GL

We are a friendly group meeting on Tuesday mornings helping each other to improve our Spanish.

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Could YOU be a Group Leader with the U3A?

The Oliva U3A is always looking for new ideas for groups or activities. If you have a hobby, interest, or knowledge, skills or a qualification that you would like to share with you fellow members please get in touch with the Group Coordinator to discuss options. 

Every group must have a Group Leader. If you are interested in becoming a Group Leader, please read the information here.

Please Note: All Group leaders are members of the Oliva U3A and give their time voluntarily to support other members – no remuneration is involved. If we do not have the expertise within a group, we may use paid tutors from outside the U3A.

General Information

  • Members taking part in group activities do so entirely at their own risk and are responsible for their own insurance cover.
  • Please note the recent Covid restrictions have been removed, however, good hygiene is always advised.