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Jun
27
Thu
Village Museum Open @ St Peter's Rooms
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Village Museum Open @ St Peter's Rooms | Ruddington | England | United Kingdom

This museum is housed within part of St Peter’s Rooms, which was Ruddington’s former Victorian school.

Founded in 1968, it explores retail life in late Victorian and early Edwardian Ruddington through a series of displays which recreate the village shops of yesteryear. These include the world’s oldest surviving fish and chip shop interior – relocated from the original premises on the corner of Ruddington High Street and The Green.

The Village Museum is open from Easter to the end of September.

Thursdays
10.00am – noon

Bank Holiday Mondays
2.00pm – 4.30pm

Adult admission is just £1.50 | Concessions £1.00 |  Children over five 50p 

If going by bus as part of a #RuddyGoodDayOut you can catch NCT’s Navy 3 or Green 10 to Church Street.

Jun
29
Sat
Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Jun 29 @ 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.

GCRN Model Railway Show 2019 @ Great Central Railway
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Attractions include visiting layouts and GCRN’s usual home layouts, alongside a big range of trade stands, heritage displays, miniature train rides and lots more!Visiting guest layouts and Traders.

Visiting guest layouts and Traders

UK Themed:

• Deepcar OO lates 70s Woodhead Electrics
• Beckton N Modern Image
• Britannia Mill OO Early Diesels
• London Road OO Modern Image
• Norman Colliery O Gauge Lates 70 plus private diesels

Trade Support in the Main Loco Shed from TTC Diecast, Anoraks Annoymous and the Nottingham MRC club sales.

Continental/European Themed:

• Oberdorf HOe German
• Oberroda TT East German
• St Fayre Rhianne French metre gauge
• A Taste of Alber TT narrow gauge
• Kozel Cement HO Czech Cement Works

Trade support in the Euro zone from Mount Tabor Models as well as the European Railways Society.

Plus resident layouts

• Ruddington ‘00’
• Millhouse Lane ‘0’
• Thomas and Friends ‘00’
• Our outdoor multi scale layout

The Nottingham Society of Model and Experimental Engineers Ltd’s Gauge 1, 3 1/2 inch, 5 inch gauge raised tracks and 7 1/4 inch gauge ground level track each complete with tunnels, extensive landscaping and full signalling (small extra charge applies).

On the 1:1 scale railway (the 10 mile heritage line operating from Ruddington to Loughborough Junction via East Leake) it is planned that 20154 and prototpe HST 41001 will be top and tailing the 125 group’s MK3’s on Saturday whilst visiting Hunslet Austerity 68067 will operate services on Sunday.

Usual site facilities of Café, Gift shop, Visitor Centre and Heritage transport displays will all be available as usual.

General admission prices including unlimited train rides
£12.00 Adults
£6.00 Children (5-16 yrs)
£30.00 Family.

Model Railway Exhibition only
£6.00 Adults
£3.00 Children


Remember on Sundays you can travel direct to GCRN & back on NCT’s Green 10C.

Jun
30
Sun
Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Jun 30 @ 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.

GCRN Model Railway Show 2019 @ Great Central Railway
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Attractions include visiting layouts and GCRN’s usual home layouts, alongside a big range of trade stands, heritage displays, miniature train rides and lots more!Visiting guest layouts and Traders.

Visiting guest layouts and Traders

UK Themed:

• Deepcar OO lates 70s Woodhead Electrics
• Beckton N Modern Image
• Britannia Mill OO Early Diesels
• London Road OO Modern Image
• Norman Colliery O Gauge Lates 70 plus private diesels

Trade Support in the Main Loco Shed from TTC Diecast, Anoraks Annoymous and the Nottingham MRC club sales.

Continental/European Themed:

• Oberdorf HOe German
• Oberroda TT East German
• St Fayre Rhianne French metre gauge
• A Taste of Alber TT narrow gauge
• Kozel Cement HO Czech Cement Works

Trade support in the Euro zone from Mount Tabor Models as well as the European Railways Society.

Plus resident layouts

• Ruddington ‘00’
• Millhouse Lane ‘0’
• Thomas and Friends ‘00’
• Our outdoor multi scale layout

The Nottingham Society of Model and Experimental Engineers Ltd’s Gauge 1, 3 1/2 inch, 5 inch gauge raised tracks and 7 1/4 inch gauge ground level track each complete with tunnels, extensive landscaping and full signalling (small extra charge applies).

On the 1:1 scale railway (the 10 mile heritage line operating from Ruddington to Loughborough Junction via East Leake) it is planned that 20154 and prototpe HST 41001 will be top and tailing the 125 group’s MK3’s on Saturday whilst visiting Hunslet Austerity 68067 will operate services on Sunday.

Usual site facilities of Café, Gift shop, Visitor Centre and Heritage transport displays will all be available as usual.

General admission prices including unlimited train rides
£12.00 Adults
£6.00 Children (5-16 yrs)
£30.00 Family.

Model Railway Exhibition only
£6.00 Adults
£3.00 Children


Remember on Sundays you can travel direct to GCRN & back on NCT’s Green 10C.

Jul
1
Mon
Ruddington Craft Group @ St Peter's Rooms
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This creative village group usually meets on the first and third Mondays of the month (except in August and around public holidays) 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.

2019 Dates

7th January
Brooches.

21st January
Felt Making.

4th February
Pompoms.

18th February
Stencilling.

4th March
Waterfall Cards

18th March
Easter Crafts

1st April
Parchment Cards

15th April
Iris Folding Easter Cards

13th May
Handbags

20th May
Mixed crafts

3rd June
Easel cards

17th June
Mixed crafts

(Further 2019 dates tbc)

The £3.50 cost is to cover tuition, materials and refreshments. Newcomers are welcome to go and learn a craft. Experience or expertise are not essential…

Jul
2
Tue
Ruddington Village Traders’ Meeting @ St Peter's Rooms
Jul 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Ruddington Village Centre Partnership is encouraging all village centre retailers to come along to these monthly meetings and have their say about initiatives to encourage visitors and residents to shop and use facilities in our village.

There’ll be information and updates about the monthly Ruddington Village Market and the Ruddy Good Loyalty Card Scheme – also for those local businesses which are not already involved but might like to be.

  • What do you like and what don’t you like about RVCP’s initiatives so far?
  • What could RVCP be doing better to promote our village?
  • How could RVCP engage more effectively with traders and customers?
  • How can village businesses better support and help one another?

If you’re a Ruddington retailer you are urged to turn up or send a representative, if you possibly can, to help shape future plans.

Please email RVCP on RuddVillageCP@outlook.com in good time if you’d like to be sent the Agenda for this meeting – and perhaps add something to it yourself?


Jul
3
Wed
Linger By The Lake @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Tea, Coffee & Biscuits are 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.

Organisers say: “You can enjoy our lovely park and also a cuppa and a chat!” They add: “Being such a popular cafe we would welcome any cake bakers, expenses paid, or any help with serving on cafe open days.”

Move & Mingle Health Walk @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Jul 3 @ 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.

Jul
4
Thu
Village Museum Open @ St Peter's Rooms
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Village Museum Open @ St Peter's Rooms | Ruddington | England | United Kingdom

This museum is housed within part of St Peter’s Rooms, which was Ruddington’s former Victorian school.

Founded in 1968, it explores retail life in late Victorian and early Edwardian Ruddington through a series of displays which recreate the village shops of yesteryear. These include the world’s oldest surviving fish and chip shop interior – relocated from the original premises on the corner of Ruddington High Street and The Green.

The Village Museum is open from Easter to the end of September.

Thursdays
10.00am – noon

Bank Holiday Mondays
2.00pm – 4.30pm

Adult admission is just £1.50 | Concessions £1.00 |  Children over five 50p 

If going by bus as part of a #RuddyGoodDayOut you can catch NCT’s Navy 3 or Green 10 to Church Street.

Jul
6
Sat
Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Jul 6 @ 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.

Steam Train Rides @ Great Central Railway
Jul 6 @ 10:45 am – 2:45 pm

Services will be hauled by Heritage Steam – operating from Ruddington to Loughborough Junction (via East Leake) on the Blue Timetable with 10.45, 12.45 and 14.45 departures.

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

Tickets are available online >>HERE<< or you can pay on the day. On Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays you can access the Heritage Centre direct from Ruddington’s village centre and Nottingham aboard the Nottingham City Transport 10C service – or put in NG11 6JS if using a Sat Nav.

There’s more information on the GRC(N) website www.gcrn.co.uk

Class J94 Hunslet 0-6-0 Austerity No. 68067 is hauling GCRN’s steam services for 2019

 

Jul
7
Sun
Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Jul 7 @ 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
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tea, Coffee & home made Cakes are 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.

Organisers say: “The volunteer bakers and servers are happy to serve you. Being such a popular cafe we would welcome any cake bakers, expenses paid, or any help with serving on cafe open days.”

You can catch NCT’s Green 10C service all the way to our Country Park on Sundays.

The Friends’ Cafe

 

New Style Café Church @ St Peter's Church
Jul 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:50 am

On the first Sunday of every month a New Style Café Church takes place at St Peter’s Church from 9.30am until 10.50am. For those wishing to stay longer, this is followed by Holy Communion.

Organiser Debbie King told us: “We aim to provide something for everyone, from pre-school, through schools, teens, students, families, parents, grandparents, all ages and backgrounds! For those wanting activity on a Sunday morning, there is drama, music, art, crafts, and discussion groups. Also, a quieter area for reflection, space to think, pray, even prayed for.”

If you’re alone, lonely, or at a loose end on a Sunday morning, you’re encouraged to go along and join in – and so perhaps discover others in a similar position. “If new to the village – come to meet people from the local community, find out about our church community in the village and the things we do. If a busy professional or someone curious with questions – check us out, join a discussion!”

Central to the Café Church idea is a short talk on a Bible related topic incorporating film clips or sketches, a time of discussion and questions. “Find out how God and the Bible can help us in our everyday life – not just a topic that’s far out there, not relevant to us – discover that God is someone whom we can meet, and the Bible, a book we can learn from, even integrate into our lives” says Debbie.

All this, alongside coffee, Danish pastries and some good company will hopefully tempt you along to the informal atmosphere of this monthly Café Church at St Peter’s.

Steam Train Rides @ Great Central Railway
Jul 7 @ 10:45 am – 2:45 pm

Services will be hauled by Heritage Steam – operating from Ruddington to Loughborough Junction (via East Leake) on the Blue Timetable with 10.45, 12.45 and 14.45 departures.

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

Tickets are available online >>HERE<< or you can pay on the day. On Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays you can access the Heritage Centre direct from Ruddington’s village centre and Nottingham aboard the Nottingham City Transport 10C service – or put in NG11 6JS if using a Sat Nav.

There’s more information on the GRC(N) website www.gcrn.co.uk

Class J94 Hunslet 0-6-0 Austerity No. 68067 is hauling GCRN’s steam services for 2019

 

Ruddington Footpaths’ Preservation Group @ Depart from The Green
Jul 7 @ 2:15 pm

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

2019 Guided Walks

SUN 6th JAN: “Grantham Canal: Towpath from Gamston & return” *

SUN 3rd FEB: “Nottingham Castle to Old Lenton” *

SUN 3rd MAR: “East Leake Circular Via West Leake” *

SUN 7th APR: “Prestwold to Burton on the Wolds” *

SUN 5th MAY: “Ruddington Moor to Gotham and return”

SUN 2nd JUN: “Old Dalby Circular Via Grimston” * §

SUN 7th JUL: “Barton to Thrumpton and Return” *

SUN 4th AUG: “Keyworth Circular Via Widmerpool” *

SUN 1st SEP: “Hickling to Kinoulton including Vimy Ridge” * §

SUN 6th OCT: “Clifton Village to Trent Lock” *

SUN 3rd NOV: “Wymeswold Circular” *

SUN 1st DEC: “Colston Bassett to Langar and Return”*

2020 Guided Walks

SUN 5th JAN: “The Embankment” *

*  Travel to start of walk by car
§  Longer walk with steep climbs

For all walks, meet on The Green ready to depart at 2.15pm.

Further dates TBA…

Please note:  During adverse weather you are advised to ensure the walk is going ahead by calling Gavin on 07866 790642. He will be able to confirm – along with any proposed changes to the 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’ Green 10 to the starting point on Ruddington Green.

Jul
9
Tue
Rattle, Rhyme and Roll session @ Ruddington Library
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Rattle, Rhyme and Roll is a free half an hour fun session with babies and toddlers.

Organisers, Inspire, say: “It’s amazing how early babies respond to songs and music. The rhymes and rhythm also help with language development.”

Sessions are about half an hour and are every 2nd Tuesday (except in August) at Ruddington Library.

Scrabble @ Ruddington Library
Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

It’s your monthly opportunity to get together with others to play Scrabble at the recently refurbished Ruddington Library.

All abilities are welcome.

Jul
10
Wed
Move & Mingle Health Walk @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Jul 10 @ 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
Jul 10 @ 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.

2019 DATES:

Wednesday 9th January
A talk on Ruddington’s “Mustard Seed Project” for Uganda

Wednesday 13th February
“Behind the Bookshelves” – The story of Bromley House Library – by Melanie Duffill-Jess.

Wednesday 13th March
“150 Years of Primary Education” – by Michael Dix.

Wednesday 10th April
“Annual Meeting” – Choose the team to run your W.I.

Wednesday 8th May
“Resolution Meeting” – Make your voice count!

Wednesday 12th June
“Colours of Bangladesh”

Further dates for 2019 TBA.

Jul
11
Thu
Village Museum Open @ St Peter's Rooms
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Village Museum Open @ St Peter's Rooms | Ruddington | England | United Kingdom

This museum is housed within part of St Peter’s Rooms, which was Ruddington’s former Victorian school.

Founded in 1968, it explores retail life in late Victorian and early Edwardian Ruddington through a series of displays which recreate the village shops of yesteryear. These include the world’s oldest surviving fish and chip shop interior – relocated from the original premises on the corner of Ruddington High Street and The Green.

The Village Museum is open from Easter to the end of September.

Thursdays
10.00am – noon

Bank Holiday Mondays
2.00pm – 4.30pm

Adult admission is just £1.50 | Concessions £1.00 |  Children over five 50p 

If going by bus as part of a #RuddyGoodDayOut you can catch NCT’s Navy 3 or Green 10 to Church Street.

Jul
13
Sat
Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Jul 13 @ 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
Jul 13 @ 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 Ruddington Parish Parish Councillor will also usually be present and, whenever possible, a representative from Rushcliffe Police. Please check the force’s social media before attending, to make sure, should you wish to raise policing concerns.

Diesel Train Rides @ Great Central Railway
Jul 13 @ 10:45 am – 2:45 pm

Services operate from Ruddington to Loughborough Junction (via East Leake) and will be hauled by Heritage Diesel on the Yellow Timetable with 10.45, 12.45, 13.45 and 14.45 departures.

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

Tickets are available online >>HERE<< or you can pay on the day. On Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays you can access the Heritage Centre direct from Ruddington centre & Nottingham aboard the Nottingham City Transport 10C service – or put in NG11 6JS if using a Sat Nav.

There’s more information on the GCR(N) website www.gcrn.co.uk

GCRN 2019 guest diesel loco Class 31 – D5830.   {Photo by Howard Sloan}
Rushcliffe Country Park Wildlife Watch Group @ Education Centre
Jul 13 @ 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.

2019 Events

Sat 14th Jan – ‘Something to Crow About?
Discover the secret world of our corvids. Ever wondered where Magpies stash their treasure?Prepare to be Choughed.

Sat 9th Feb – ‘Nature’s Abundance’
How do humans benefit from nature’s stores? Be amazed by where our everyday foods and textiles come from.

Sat 9th Mar – Provisional activity – ‘Science in the Park’
Suggest you join us at Wollaton Park from 11:00 am until 4:00pm. Your feedback on this proposal would be welcomed.

Sat 13th Apr – ‘Park Homes for Rent’
Design a creature comfort, furnish a ‘des res’ for a bug, view where an upwardly mobile pair of swans might choose to live.

Sat 11th May – ‘Plants in the Park’
Discover the secret world of plants in our park. Ever wondered what makes a plant wild? When is a weed a flower?

Sat 8th Jun – ‘Dipping Deeply’
See what’s lurking below the surface in the park’s ponds. Come face to face with scary monsters. It’s part of NWT’s “30 Days Wild”.

Sat 13th Jul – ‘Buzzy Bees’
This one will be a hive of activity! Join them for a Waggle Dance. See these vital pollinators creating a buzz around our Country Park.

Further 2019 dates to follow….

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

Please go dressed for the weather!

Jul
14
Sun
Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Jul 14 @ 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.

Steam Train Rides @ Great Central Railway
Jul 14 @ 10:45 am – 2:45 pm

Services will be hauled by Heritage Steam – operating from Ruddington to Loughborough Junction (via East Leake) on the Blue Timetable with 10.45, 12.45 and 14.45 departures.

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

Tickets are available online >>HERE<< or you can pay on the day. On Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays you can access the Heritage Centre direct from Ruddington’s village centre and Nottingham aboard the Nottingham City Transport 10C service – or put in NG11 6JS if using a Sat Nav.

There’s more information on the GRC(N) website www.gcrn.co.uk

Class J94 Hunslet 0-6-0 Austerity No. 68067 is hauling GCRN’s steam services for 2019

 

Jul
15
Mon
Ruddington Craft Group @ St Peter's Rooms
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This creative village group usually meets on the first and third Mondays of the month (except in August and around public holidays) 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.

2019 Dates

7th January
Brooches.

21st January
Felt Making.

4th February
Pompoms.

18th February
Stencilling.

4th March
Waterfall Cards

18th March
Easter Crafts

1st April
Parchment Cards

15th April
Iris Folding Easter Cards

13th May
Handbags

20th May
Mixed crafts

3rd June
Easel cards

17th June
Mixed crafts

(Further 2019 dates tbc)

The £3.50 cost is to cover tuition, materials and refreshments. Newcomers are welcome to go and learn a craft. Experience or expertise are not essential…

Ruddington & District U3A Meeting @ Methodist Church
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm

U3A is short for The University of the Third Age – set up for retired and semi-retired people to share learning, fun and friendship by suggesting and arranging locally based interest groups.

The Ruddington & District Branch was formed in 2018.

Meetings on the third Monday afternoon of each month consist of a speaker, interest group updates and refreshments:-

SPEAKERS FOR 2019

January 21st
Rosemary Gibson –  ‘The Grantham Canal’

February 18th
John Whitfield – ‘The Kennedys’

March 18th
Howard Broughton – ‘Preservation of Barn Owls’

April 15th
‘Bess of Hardwick’ by Rosemary Gibson

May 20th
‘The Story of Lavender’ by Graham Hayes

June 17th
‘Lowdham Grange and the Prison Service’ by Geoff Parkinson.

More dates to follow…

Each meeting also gives time for notices, reports, discussion, questions and socialising. Please take your membership card.

For further details or information on how to join please email rudd_u3a@yahoo.com.

Jul
17
Wed
Linger By The Lake @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Tea, Coffee & Biscuits are 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.

Organisers say: “You can enjoy our lovely park and also a cuppa and a chat!” They add: “Being such a popular cafe we would welcome any cake bakers, expenses paid, or any help with serving on cafe open days.”