What we're about

Welcome to this Meetup group, for people who live in Luton, Dunstable and the surrounding areas, who’d like to take part in social activities on a regular basis, meet new friends and lead an active social life.

Our typical members range in age from 20s to 60s, but there are no constraints on age (as long as you’re over 18)!

We aim to discover unique and unusual local activities and events, together with regular, more traditional Meetups like meals, theatre trips, live music and walks. Our aim is to create a balanced social calendar for single people and couples alike :-)

Most of our events take place in the three counties but sometimes we venture further afield to London.

Our walks are led at a decent pace but we don’t frantically march you from start to finish; our emphasis is more on being sociable rather than just clocking up the maximum distance in the minimum time. We like to be able to maintain a conversation as we walk and you won’t get left behind if you stop to tie your shoelace!

Previous Meetups have included a Mad Hatters Tea Party, a Ukulele Jam, a Butterfly Walk, Trampolining, a Narrow Boat Cruise and many more.

We’re always looking for new ideas, so please share with us your thoughts for future events.


To join this group, you must be easily recognisable from your profile photo. Please note we can’t accept photos from linked social media accounts if your face is not clearly visible.


We are asking members to make a voluntary membership contribution – for example a couple of pounds per year - to cover the cost of having this group on the Meetup site. (Sadly it’s not a free service to the Organisers!)

This can be done by PayPal to a Money Pool we have set up for Meetup fees:


... or in person when you attend an event.


This group has an Acceptable Behaviour Policy. Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with it.

The policy can be seen here:


In short, we don’t tolerate harassing behaviour towards other members and such behaviour may lead to your removal from the group.

We also ask you to bear in mind that this is neither a dating site nor a mental health support group. Although there are many wonderful Meetup groups dedicated to these two purposes, our group is about friendship, fun and light-hearted conversation.

People come to our events to escape the stresses and strains of their daily life rather than examine and discuss them at length. Whilst numerous romances have actually blossomed from people meeting at our events, our members are unlikely to respond favourably if you just start randomly messaging them through the site with your best chat up lines!


In addition, we ask that all members keep in mind the fact that our Event Organisers are hosting their events completely voluntarily, in their own time and we need to make the events as straightforward as possible for them to run!

The absolute basic requirement of all members is therefore to ensure that you keep your RSVPs up to date. If you put your name down to attend an event and later cannot make it, please either change your RSVP to ‘No’ ahead of the event or if the event has already started, write a comment in the event to let the host know you are no longer coming.

Occasionally certain events where reservations have been made at venues will require a non-refundable deposit for this reason.

You may be removed from the group for repeated “No Shows” or last minute drop outs.


Please note that all members take part in all activities solely at their own risk should any personal loss, accident, illness or physical injury occur during an event.


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The chequers meal

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Houghton Hall Park Cafe - Coffee and a Chat

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The Chequers meal.

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Walk and chat around Dunstable Downs

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