Events Calendar

Feb
22
Thu
Fun Pirate Crafts for Kids @ Chapel Art Gallery
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Be part of the Griswold Gang!!

Holiday craft activities for kids. No need to book.

Refreshments for a small fee. Children must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult.

‘The Griswold Gang’ is the museum’s very own school holiday club. Set up in summer 2017, the club is open to children of all ages and offers a range of textile and craft-based activities in the Chapel Art Gallery.

For more information, please contact the museum during office hours on 0115 984 6914.

Feb
24
Sat
Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am

Rushcliffe Parkrun is a weekly 5km run – you against the clock – every Saturday at 9:00am.

It’s run in Rushcliffe Country Park, Nottingham, NG11 6JS. This is the course…

It costs nothing to join in but you’re asked to register before your first run. Only ever register with Parkrun once. Don’t forget to take a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

And you’re welcome along whatever your pace!

Wherever possible organisers urge you to walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.

Education Centre, Country Park
Education Centre, Country Park

Rushcliffe parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers – email rushcliffehelpers@parkrun.com to help.

Every week they grab a post Parkrun coffee at The Education Centre by the lake where all are invited to socialise afterwards.

Trips aboard the 41001 High Speed Train @ Great Central Railway
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Three trips each day with Prototype HST 41001 on the Blue Timetable with departures from Ruddington at 11.00am, 1.00pm & 3.00pm.

All facilities will be open  including Miniature Railway, Model Railway, Heritage Transport section, Cafe, Visitor Centre, Children’s Play Area and Gift Shop.

Tickets are now available online >>HERE<< or you can pay on the day.

On Sunday you can access the Heritage Centre direct from Ruddington village & Nottingham aboard the Nottingham City Transport 10C service – or put in NG11 6JS if using a Sat Nav.

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Feb
25
Sun
Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am

Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun is a 2K run for juniors only (4-14 year olds). If you’re not a junior why not take part in the weekly Saturday Parkrun event instead?

It’s run in Rushcliffe Country Park, Nottingham, NG11 6JS. This is the course…

It costs nothing to join in but you’re asked to register before your first run. Only ever register with Parkrun once. Don’t forget to take a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

And you’re welcome along whatever your pace!

Green 10C direct on Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays

Wherever possible organisers urge you to walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you’re a Ruddington resident why not walk up to the park then treat the kids to a double-decker bus ride back home via NCT’s Green 10C service?

If you do have to drive, organisers ask you to consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.

Rushcliffe Junior parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers.  If you’re an adult willing to help please email rushcliffehelpers@parkrun.com

Every week they grab a post Parkrun coffee at The Education Centre by the lake where all are invited to socialise afterwards.

Trips aboard the 41001 High Speed Train @ Great Central Railway
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Three trips each day with Prototype HST 41001 on the Blue Timetable with departures from Ruddington at 11.00am, 1.00pm & 3.00pm.

All facilities will be open  including Miniature Railway, Model Railway, Heritage Transport section, Cafe, Visitor Centre, Children’s Play Area and Gift Shop.

Tickets are now available online >>HERE<< or you can pay on the day.

On Sunday you can access the Heritage Centre direct from Ruddington village & Nottingham aboard the Nottingham City Transport 10C service – or put in NG11 6JS if using a Sat Nav.

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Feb
27
Tue
Scrabble @ Ruddington Library
Feb 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Scrabble @ Ruddington Library | Ruddington | England | United Kingdom

Your monthly opportunity to get together with others and play scrabble.  All abilities are welcome.

Scrabble @ Ruddington Library
Feb 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

It’s your monthly opportunity to get together with others to play scrabble at Ruddington Library.

All abilities are welcome.

RPC Environment and Policy Committee Meeting @ St Peter's Rooms
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm

This meeting is being held in St Peter’s Rooms starting at 7.30pm. Villagers are welcome to attend.

RPC says: “You can raise your views on any items on the agenda.”

You can access forthcoming council meeting agendas HERE.

Feb
28
Wed
Move & Mingle Health Walk @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am

Rushcliffe Country Park “Move And Mingle” events are part of Rushcliffe Health Walks.

These are a guided health walks every Wednesday at 10.30am, starting at the education centre in the Country Park. The route varies from week to week around the park, usually no longer than 2 miles. The walk leader will adapt the route to suit the walkers – with a choice of walks to match your fitness and level of ability: a 30 minute shorter walk around the lake: or a longer walk of up to an hour.

ALSO: Friends of RCP coffee mornings take place from 10am until 12.00 noon on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. So you’re invited to “Linger By The Lake” for refreshments after the walk on these days.

Ruddington Gardeners’ Association @ The Hermitage,
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm

Ruddington Gardeners’ Association was originally established in 1934 to promote and encourage the interests and activities of all those who enjoy gardening. Whether you already have an allotment, a garden at home or a simple window box, the Association has something of interest to offer you.

2018 Meetings & Events

Wednesday 31st January
“The Wonders of Plant Propagation” with Mike Davey.  7pm for 7.30pm

Wednesday 28th February
Annual General Meeting, followed by Cheese and Wine.  7pm for 7.30pm

Wednesday 28th March
“Perfect Perennials” with Andrew Ward. 7pm for 7.30pm.

Wednesday 25th April
“Lesley Taylor Talks Rubbish” with Lesley Taylor. 7pm for 7.30pm

{More dates TBC}

Annual Membership: £5 plus £2 per meeting; Visitors: £3 per meeting

Hermitage-exterior
The Hermitage

Complimentary refreshments at all meetings.
Please ring 0115 9841687 for further details.

Mar
3
Sat
Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am

Rushcliffe Parkrun is a weekly 5km run – you against the clock – every Saturday at 9:00am.

It’s run in Rushcliffe Country Park, Nottingham, NG11 6JS. This is the course…

It costs nothing to join in but you’re asked to register before your first run. Only ever register with Parkrun once. Don’t forget to take a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

And you’re welcome along whatever your pace!

Wherever possible organisers urge you to walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.

Education Centre, Country Park
Education Centre, Country Park

Rushcliffe parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers – email rushcliffehelpers@parkrun.com to help.

Every week they grab a post Parkrun coffee at The Education Centre by the lake where all are invited to socialise afterwards.

Mar
4
Sun
Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am

Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun is a 2K run for juniors only (4-14 year olds). If you’re not a junior why not take part in the weekly Saturday Parkrun event instead?

It’s run in Rushcliffe Country Park, Nottingham, NG11 6JS. This is the course…

It costs nothing to join in but you’re asked to register before your first run. Only ever register with Parkrun once. Don’t forget to take a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

And you’re welcome along whatever your pace!

Green 10C direct on Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays

Wherever possible organisers urge you to walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you’re a Ruddington resident why not walk up to the park then treat the kids to a double-decker bus ride back home via NCT’s Green 10C service?

If you do have to drive, organisers ask you to consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.

Rushcliffe Junior parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers.  If you’re an adult willing to help please email rushcliffehelpers@parkrun.com

Every week they grab a post Parkrun coffee at The Education Centre by the lake where all are invited to socialise afterwards.

Tea, Coffee & Cake @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tea, Coffee & Cakes will be served from 9am to 3pm in the Education Room, which is next to the lake in Rushcliffe Country Park. It’s a fortnightly fundraiser by The Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park.

Ruddington Footpaths’ Preservation Group @ Depart from The Green
Mar 4 @ 2:15 pm

A monthly free walking event with the Ruddington Footpaths’ Preservation Group.

2018 Guided Walks

SUN 7th JAN: “Old Road, The Spinney and Sharphill Wood”

SUN 4th FEB: “Country Park to Bradmoor Moor and Long Farm Track”

SUN 4th MAR: “Gotham/ Gotham Hill Circular”

SUN 1st APR: “Clifton Grove to Beeston Weir”

Meet on the Green at 2.15pm.

Please note:  You are advised to ensure the walk is going ahead by calling Keith Charter on 0115 923 3679 and he will be able to confirm the date/time and the proposed walk’s schedule.

The Ruddington Footpaths’ Preservation Group walk together in different locations on the first Sunday of each month. Please check back for future walks.

You can catch NCT Buses’ Navy 3 or Green 10 to the starting point on Ruddington Green.

Mar
5
Mon
Ruddington Craft Group @ St Peter's Rooms
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This creative village group meets on the first and third Mondays of the month (except in August) from 10am to 12 noon in St Peter’s Rooms.

A ‘parchment card’ made by Ruddington Craft Group

Each meeting has a different theme – see below. Please contact Christine Gibson on 07967 245 308 if you’d like to go along.

2018 Dates

5th February
Parchment Cards.

19th February
Beading.

5th March
Spyrelli.

19th March
Easter Crafts.

(More dates tbc)

The £3.00 cost is to cover tuition, materials and refreshments. Newcomers are welcome.

Mar
6
Tue
Ruddington Methodist Church Women’s Fellowship @ Methodist Church
Mar 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Ruddington Methodist Church Women's Fellowship @ Methodist Church | Ruddington | England | United Kingdom

Meetings and talks are in Ruddington Methodist Church Schoolroom, usually on two Tuesdays each month, from 2.30pm to 4.00pm.

Please telephone Mrs Jean Brockelsby on 0115 921 5459 or Marilyn Hicks on 0115-921-3112 for more information.

2018 Guest Speakers/Events:

9th January  – (12pm) New Year Celebrations, Fish & Chip Lunch with Men’s Fellowship

16th January – Joy Rice – Performance Poets.

6th February – A Quiz by Reverend Simon Rose

20th February – Peter Hammond – Lotions, Potions and Cure-alls.

 

More dates TBC…

Mar
7
Wed
Linger By The Lake @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Tea, Coffee & Biscuits will be served from 10am to 12.30pm in the Education Room, which is next to the lake in Rushcliffe Country Park. It’s a fortnightly fundraiser by The Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park.

Move & Mingle Health Walk @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Mar 7 @ 10:30 am

Rushcliffe Country Park “Move And Mingle” events are part of Rushcliffe Health Walks.

These are a guided health walks every Wednesday at 10.30am, starting at the education centre in the Country Park. The route varies from week to week around the park, usually no longer than 2 miles. The walk leader will adapt the route to suit the walkers – with a choice of walks to match your fitness and level of ability: a 30 minute shorter walk around the lake: or a longer walk of up to an hour.

ALSO: Friends of RCP coffee mornings take place from 10am until 12.00 noon on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. So you’re invited to “Linger By The Lake” for refreshments after the walk on these days.

Ruddington History Society Meeting @ St Peter's Rooms
Mar 7 @ 8:00 pm

Ruddington Local History & Amenity Society exists to research and promote the history of Ruddington and the surrounding area.

Activities include a series of lectures, which run from October to March, summer outings and running the Village Museum from Easter to September. Meetings are open to members and visitors and take place on Wednesday evenings at 8pm in the Main Hall at St Peter’s Rooms.

Winter programme 2017/2018:

4th October 2017
“A Trunk Full of Treasures”
Costume, accessories and dolls from the Village Museum collection
by Jean Walker

1st November 2017
“Ruddington Street Names”
Origins, Errors and Omissions
by Gavin Walker

6th December 2017
“The Woolley Diaries”
NB Requires audience participation and includes strong language
by Peter Hammond

3th January 2018
“Mechanical Music”
by Bruce Frame
(followed by Social Evening)

7th February 2018
“Home Life in Nottinghamshire, 1918”
by Sue Clayton

Visitors are welcome at the society’s meetings and events, although membership is available for just £8.00 per year (£10 per couple).

Mar
10
Sat
Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am

Rushcliffe Parkrun is a weekly 5km run – you against the clock – every Saturday at 9:00am.

It’s run in Rushcliffe Country Park, Nottingham, NG11 6JS. This is the course…

It costs nothing to join in but you’re asked to register before your first run. Only ever register with Parkrun once. Don’t forget to take a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

And you’re welcome along whatever your pace!

Wherever possible organisers urge you to walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.

Education Centre, Country Park
Education Centre, Country Park

Rushcliffe parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers – email rushcliffehelpers@parkrun.com to help.

Every week they grab a post Parkrun coffee at The Education Centre by the lake where all are invited to socialise afterwards.

Ruddington Councillors’ Surgery @ St Peter's Rooms
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ruddington Councillors' Surgery @ St Peter's Rooms | Ruddington | England | United Kingdom

This is your monthly opportunity to go along and speak with your County and Borough Councillors about local issues. No appointment is necessary.

A representative from Rushcliffe Police is also sometimes present should you wish to raise policing concerns. Please check their social media before attending.

Rushcliffe Country Park Wildlife Watch Group @ Education Centre
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Are you 8 to 13 years old? Interested in nature exploration and discovery, games and practical activities with other young people?

Then go and join in the fun!

Rushcliffe Country Park Wildlife Watch Group usually get together on the 2nd Saturday of every month, from 11.00am to 1.00pm, whatever the weather. Please meet up at the Education Room in Rushcliffe Country Park.

2018 Events

Sat 13th Jan – ‘Wildlife CSI’.
Fancy yourself as a nature detective? Come and find out ‘Who did it!’ Be on the right side of the track.

Sat 10th Feb – ‘Winter’s Water Birds’.
See who’s making a splash this winter in the country park. Hail a heron, call a coot or spy on a swan.

Sat 10th Mar – ‘Myths and Monsters’.
Establish who has the wildest tales in the woods. Can you wander with wizards or tickle a troll?

SAT 14th Apr – ‘Wiggly Worm Squirm’
Charm a worm and see if you can saddle it. What’s in a worm cast? Come and peer into a wormhole.

Members and non-members are welcome. Under-8’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Please go dressed for the weather!

Mar
11
Sun
Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am

Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun is a 2K run for juniors only (4-14 year olds). If you’re not a junior why not take part in the weekly Saturday Parkrun event instead?

It’s run in Rushcliffe Country Park, Nottingham, NG11 6JS. This is the course…

It costs nothing to join in but you’re asked to register before your first run. Only ever register with Parkrun once. Don’t forget to take a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

And you’re welcome along whatever your pace!

Green 10C direct on Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays

Wherever possible organisers urge you to walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you’re a Ruddington resident why not walk up to the park then treat the kids to a double-decker bus ride back home via NCT’s Green 10C service?

If you do have to drive, organisers ask you to consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.

Rushcliffe Junior parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers.  If you’re an adult willing to help please email rushcliffehelpers@parkrun.com

Every week they grab a post Parkrun coffee at The Education Centre by the lake where all are invited to socialise afterwards.

Mar
13
Tue
Scrabble @ Ruddington Library
Mar 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

It’s your monthly opportunity to get together with others to play scrabble at Ruddington Library.

All abilities are welcome.

Ruddington Parish Council Meeting @ St Peter's Rooms
Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm
Ruddington Parish Council Meeting @ St Peter's Rooms | Ruddington | England | United Kingdom

This FULL meeting of Parish Councillors is being held in St Peter’s Rooms starting at 7.30pm. Villagers are welcome to attend.

RPC says: “You can raise your views on any items on the agenda.”

You can access forthcoming council meeting agendas HERE.

Mar
14
Wed
Move & Mingle Health Walk @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Mar 14 @ 10:30 am

Rushcliffe Country Park “Move And Mingle” events are part of Rushcliffe Health Walks.

These are a guided health walks every Wednesday at 10.30am, starting at the education centre in the Country Park. The route varies from week to week around the park, usually no longer than 2 miles. The walk leader will adapt the route to suit the walkers – with a choice of walks to match your fitness and level of ability: a 30 minute shorter walk around the lake: or a longer walk of up to an hour.

ALSO: Friends of RCP coffee mornings take place from 10am until 12.00 noon on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. So you’re invited to “Linger By The Lake” for refreshments after the walk on these days.

Ruddington Women’s Institute @ St Peter's Rooms
Mar 14 @ 7:15 pm

Ruddington Women’s Institute are a friendly bunch and would love you to go along to meet them in person. They promise you a warm welcome and there will be no pressure to join when you visit. “Try before you buy!” If the WI suits you then you will be encouraged to join.

2018 DATES:

Wednesday 10th January
Cheese demonstration and talk – Webb Freckingham
Exhibition: a mouse

Wednesday 14th February
St. Valentine’s Day surprise
Exhibition: a green heart – ‘Show the Love’ W.I. campaign

Wednesday 14th March
The Magic of Stained Glass – Rosemary Pike
Exhibition: a paper weight

Wednesday 11th April
Annual Meeting – choose the team to run your W.I.
Exhibition: a spring cleaning tip

Wednesday 9th May
Resolution Meeting – make your voice count
Exhibition: a fancy cup and saucer

Further dates >>HERE<<.

Mar
15
Thu
Folk & Blues night @ The Country Cottage Hotel
Mar 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Ruddington Folk & Blues Night is a free, fun and friendly event, on the 3rd Thursday of every month, at Ruddington’s Country Cottage Hotel. It gets underway at 8.00pm.

Country Cottage Hotel
Mar
16
Fri
Ruddington Business Partnership @ The Ruddington Arms
Mar 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Ruddington Business Partnership is a networking event for local business and trades people.  You can join in from 8am-9am every 3rd Friday of the month at The Ruddington Arms.

No booking is required and this is a FREE event.  However networkers are kindly asked to buy a tea or coffee at the venue, please.

Mar
17
Sat
Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am

Rushcliffe Parkrun is a weekly 5km run – you against the clock – every Saturday at 9:00am.

It’s run in Rushcliffe Country Park, Nottingham, NG11 6JS. This is the course…

It costs nothing to join in but you’re asked to register before your first run. Only ever register with Parkrun once. Don’t forget to take a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

And you’re welcome along whatever your pace!

Wherever possible organisers urge you to walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.

Education Centre, Country Park
Education Centre, Country Park

Rushcliffe parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers – email rushcliffehelpers@parkrun.com to help.

Every week they grab a post Parkrun coffee at The Education Centre by the lake where all are invited to socialise afterwards.

Mar
18
Sun
Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am

Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun is a 2K run for juniors only (4-14 year olds). If you’re not a junior why not take part in the weekly Saturday Parkrun event instead?

It’s run in Rushcliffe Country Park, Nottingham, NG11 6JS. This is the course…

It costs nothing to join in but you’re asked to register before your first run. Only ever register with Parkrun once. Don’t forget to take a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

And you’re welcome along whatever your pace!

Green 10C direct on Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays

Wherever possible organisers urge you to walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you’re a Ruddington resident why not walk up to the park then treat the kids to a double-decker bus ride back home via NCT’s Green 10C service?

If you do have to drive, organisers ask you to consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.

Rushcliffe Junior parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers.  If you’re an adult willing to help please email rushcliffehelpers@parkrun.com

Every week they grab a post Parkrun coffee at The Education Centre by the lake where all are invited to socialise afterwards.