Events Calendar

Sep
19
Thu
Village Museum Open @ St Peter's Rooms
Sep 19 @ 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.

‘Oktoberfest Party’ @ The Bottle Top
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm

Ruddington’s The Bottle Top is hosting another ‘open house’ event this month. Yes, although it’s called ‘Oktoberfest’, it’s actually in September!

Beer enthusiast Anthony Preston, who co-owns the business with wife Alex, explains: “Oktoberfest is a 16 to 18 day festival which runs until the first Sunday in October. Hence why it commences in September. In 2019 Oktoberfest begins on the 21st September in Munich.”

There will be tables and chairs, inside and out, at their High Street premises, similar to RuddFest. You’re invited along to drink in style from traditional steins (deposit required). There’ll be two traditional Oktoberfest beers from Hacker Pschorr and Paulaner on draught as well as all The Bottle Top’s usual craft beers and ciders from a multitude of breweries far and wide. There’s no entry fee and a normal bar service will operate. There will also be a BBQ on Friday and Saturday evening.

“Apart from the official Oktoberfest beers we will continue to offer a vast array of craft beer, real ale and ciders that are unavailable elsewhere” promises Anthony. “A small waiting time may be in operation if there are too many people in attendance. Our shop will operate as normal, where you can still find our fresh fruit and veg and refillable items.”

Anthony reveals: “We have plans to convert our shop in to a micro bar quarterly, with seasonal themes. So four times a year.”

The Bottle Top’s three day Oktoberfest will commence at midday each day and will finish at 9pm on Thursday and 11pm on Friday and Saturday.  

Read more about Alex and Anthony’s unique Ruddington business >>HERE<<.

‘Ruddington Rhythm’ Music Night @ The Cottage Hotel
Sep 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Ruddington Rhythm is a free, fun and friendly music night, on the 3rd Thursday of every month, at Ruddington’s Cottage Hotel.

It’s organised by singer and guitarist Ron McSweeney. The mixture of performers comes with a mixture of styles: pop, folk, country, easy listening, Americana, blues, and a mixture of instruments: guitars, fiddles, accordions, ukuleles…

It’s all very friendly and welcoming to new audience members and performers alike and it’s free to attend (apart from asking you to buy a drink – perhaps the odd glass of wine, or a pint or two!?).

It runs from 8.00pm until 11.00pm.

You can read about the history of this monthly Ruddington acoustic music night >>HERE<<.

The Cottage Hotel
Sep
20
Fri
Ruddington Business Partnership @ The Next Episode
Sep 20 @ 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 its new autumn 2019 venue The Next Episode on Dutton’s Hill.

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.

Plenty of parking is available down the road at the sister venue The Ruddington Arms – or catch NCT’s Navy 3 or Green 10 bus to Ruddington.

Knit & Natter @ Ruddington Library
Sep 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

This new ‘Knit & Natter’ group runs on the third Friday of each month, from 10.30am to 11.30am at Ruddington Library. ALL crafters are welcome.

It’s an opportunity for craftspeople to get together to knit, crochet, chat, share skills – or simply admire them! There’s no need to book – you can just drop in and meet other friendly crafters.

It’s FREE to attend AND you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit for just 50p.

You can be reminded about these sessions, and lots of other what’s ons in Ruddington, by keeping an eye on our Events Calendar and following the RUDDINGTON.info Twitter feed.

 

‘Oktoberfest Party’ @ The Bottle Top
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm

Ruddington’s The Bottle Top is hosting another ‘open house’ event this month. Yes, although it’s called ‘Oktoberfest’, it’s actually in September!

Beer enthusiast Anthony Preston, who co-owns the business with wife Alex, explains: “Oktoberfest is a 16 to 18 day festival which runs until the first Sunday in October. Hence why it commences in September. In 2019 Oktoberfest begins on the 21st September in Munich.”

There will be tables and chairs, inside and out, at their High Street premises, similar to RuddFest. You’re invited along to drink in style from traditional steins (deposit required). There’ll be two traditional Oktoberfest beers from Hacker Pschorr and Paulaner on draught as well as all The Bottle Top’s usual craft beers and ciders from a multitude of breweries far and wide. There’s no entry fee and a normal bar service will operate. There will also be a BBQ on Friday and Saturday evening.

“Apart from the official Oktoberfest beers we will continue to offer a vast array of craft beer, real ale and ciders that are unavailable elsewhere” promises Anthony. “A small waiting time may be in operation if there are too many people in attendance. Our shop will operate as normal, where you can still find our fresh fruit and veg and refillable items.”

Anthony reveals: “We have plans to convert our shop in to a micro bar quarterly, with seasonal themes. So four times a year.”

The Bottle Top’s three day Oktoberfest will commence at midday each day and will finish at 9pm on Thursday and 11pm on Friday and Saturday.  

Read more about Alex and Anthony’s unique Ruddington business >>HERE<<.

Sep
21
Sat
Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Sep 21 @ 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.

‘Oktoberfest Party’ @ The Bottle Top
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm

Ruddington’s The Bottle Top is hosting another ‘open house’ event this month. Yes, although it’s called ‘Oktoberfest’, it’s actually in September!

Beer enthusiast Anthony Preston, who co-owns the business with wife Alex, explains: “Oktoberfest is a 16 to 18 day festival which runs until the first Sunday in October. Hence why it commences in September. In 2019 Oktoberfest begins on the 21st September in Munich.”

There will be tables and chairs, inside and out, at their High Street premises, similar to RuddFest. You’re invited along to drink in style from traditional steins (deposit required). There’ll be two traditional Oktoberfest beers from Hacker Pschorr and Paulaner on draught as well as all The Bottle Top’s usual craft beers and ciders from a multitude of breweries far and wide. There’s no entry fee and a normal bar service will operate. There will also be a BBQ on Friday and Saturday evening.

“Apart from the official Oktoberfest beers we will continue to offer a vast array of craft beer, real ale and ciders that are unavailable elsewhere” promises Anthony. “A small waiting time may be in operation if there are too many people in attendance. Our shop will operate as normal, where you can still find our fresh fruit and veg and refillable items.”

Anthony reveals: “We have plans to convert our shop in to a micro bar quarterly, with seasonal themes. So four times a year.”

The Bottle Top’s three day Oktoberfest will commence at midday each day and will finish at 9pm on Thursday and 11pm on Friday and Saturday.  

Read more about Alex and Anthony’s unique Ruddington business >>HERE<<.

Sep
22
Sun
Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Sep 22 @ 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.

Diesel Train Rides @ Great Central Railway
Sep 22 @ 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}
Rag Rug Workshop @ Chapel Art Gallery
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The workshop will take place in the Old Chapel and (weather permitting) the garden.

This event is led by Common Threads, supported by knitting students and the museum’s volunteers. Everyone’s welcome.

You’re asked to take in your old clothes and sacks (donations can be made in advance) for backing and then enjoy this traditional craft in this unique, Ruddington heritage setting.

To find out more, please contact the museum on 0115 984 6914.

 

 

Sep
23
Mon
Mother & Baby Advice & Support Group @ Ruddington Arms
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Are YOU a new mum? Former midwife Olivia Swift invites you along to her new course of weekly sessions in Ruddington, especially for mothers with babies up to six months old.

They’re taking place at The Ruddington Arms between 11am and 12.30pm each Monday from September 9th 2019 onwards.

Olivia says: “I offer professional, affordable, friendly support and education. From infant feeding and baby care, to individual breastfeeding support, we have all your parenting needs covered.”

She adds: “Classes are held within cosy establishments where babies and breastfeeding are welcomed. They’re a great way to meet other mums and share experiences in the local area, within an informal and sociable setting.”

Topics covered will include:

  • Sleep cycles and routine
  • Breastfeeding: positioning
  • Baby first aid
  • Dealing with a reluctant feeder
  • Common problems with newborns
  • Responsive bottle feeding

For your FREE introductory session please call Olivia on 07722 921660 or email enquiries@lotusmaternity.co.uk.

The weekly sessions are held in The Ruddington Arms

 

Sep
24
Tue
Exercise Mindfulness 8 Week Course @ Framework Knitters' Museum Chapel Art Gallery
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

These 8 weekly sessions are orientated towards improving overall health and well-being for adults.

The course is aimed at:-

  • Anyone with an interest in exploring meditation and wanting to gain an awareness of the patterns of their own mind
  • Anyone who is curious about how we can use mindfulness and meditation skills within daily life to manage stress, anxiety or mood
  • Anyone who wishes to cultivate skills towards thriving in your health and fitness, hobbies, home, work and family life.

Jakki says: “The real meditation is how you live your life. Appreciate the small things, live in the moment. Come away with ‘tools’ to deal better with life’s difficult moments. React less to situations and respond more calmly. Give time for yourself and embrace self-awareness to give more control of emotions and deal with stressful situations in a new & different way.”

The sessions are also designed for those who wish to find greater contentment, self-compassion happiness and appreciation. No previous experience of mindfulness or meditation is required. “The course is aimed at complete beginners to offer a clear and enlightening introduction to mindfulness. For those with experience, it provides a refresher and an opportunity to deepen practice” explains Jakki.

You can read more >>HERE<< and get further information before signing up >>HERE<<.

Also, apart from the opportunity to experience mindfulness, you can now learn mindfulness skills through NEW one-to-one coaching, as Jakki is listed with the UK Mindfulness Network and Be Mindful, from the Mental Health Foundation. Please contact her here >>HERE<<.

 

Sep
25
Wed
Move & Mingle Health Walk @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Sep 25 @ 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,
Sep 25 @ 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.

All meetings are Wednesday 7.00pm for 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.

2019 Meetings & Events

30th January
“Introduction to Bonsai” with Corin Tomlinson of Greenwood Bonsai Studio, Nottingham.

27th February
Annual General Meeting followed by a “cheese-themed” social evening.

27th March
“Bombs to Butterflies: Rushcliffe Country Park” with Jean Gray from Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park.

24th April
Jo Bennison (Bennison Peonies, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire) “Peonies”

29th May
Rod Weston (Master Composter, Hugglescote, Leicester) “Garden and Allotment Composting”

26th June
Alan Clements (Cascades Gardens, Bonsall, Derbyshire) “From Jungle to Paradise”

25th September
Christopher Terrell-Nield (Nottingham Trent University) “Bunny Old Wood: Its History and Flora”

30th October
Tracey Beaty (Medical Herbalist, Oak Leaf Herbal Clinic, Loughborough) “Save Your Weeds”

27th November
“RGA Members’ Forum”

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.

Sep
26
Thu
Village Museum Open @ St Peter's Rooms
Sep 26 @ 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.

Sep
28
Sat
Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Sep 28 @ 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.

Sep
29
Sun
Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Sep 29 @ 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
Sep 29 @ 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

 

Sep
30
Mon
Mother & Baby Advice & Support Group @ Ruddington Arms
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Are YOU a new mum? Former midwife Olivia Swift invites you along to her new course of weekly sessions in Ruddington, especially for mothers with babies up to six months old.

They’re taking place at The Ruddington Arms between 11am and 12.30pm each Monday from September 9th 2019 onwards.

Olivia says: “I offer professional, affordable, friendly support and education. From infant feeding and baby care, to individual breastfeeding support, we have all your parenting needs covered.”

She adds: “Classes are held within cosy establishments where babies and breastfeeding are welcomed. They’re a great way to meet other mums and share experiences in the local area, within an informal and sociable setting.”

Topics covered will include:

  • Sleep cycles and routine
  • Breastfeeding: positioning
  • Baby first aid
  • Dealing with a reluctant feeder
  • Common problems with newborns
  • Responsive bottle feeding

For your FREE introductory session please call Olivia on 07722 921660 or email enquiries@lotusmaternity.co.uk.

The weekly sessions are held in The Ruddington Arms

 

Oct
1
Tue
Ruddington Women’s Fellowship @ The Methodist Church
Oct 1 @ 2:30 pm
Ruddington Women's Fellowship @ The 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 0115-9989-638 or Marilyn Hicks on 0115-921-3112 for more information.

2019 Guest Speakers/Events:

15th January  – (12noon – please note time!) New Year Celebrations – Fish & Chip Lunch with Ruddington Methodist Church Men’s Fellowship

5th February – Lace Market Theatre, Lorna McCulloch

18th February – Nottingham Street Pastors

5th March – A concert by lyrical soNGbirds

19th March –  A talk by BBC Radio Nottingham Breakfast co-presenter Sarah Julian

2nd April – Zoe Parton from Ruddington’s Honeycomb Christian Charity Shop

16th April – Former Ruddington Methodist Minister Mike Lees gives his “Thoughts for Easter”

7th May – Faith Tea and natter

21st May – Annual General Meeting plus “Cake & Poems”

17th Sep – John Mellor talks on “Working with Special Needs”

1st Oct – Notts Police talk on “Community Engagement”

15th Oct – “Search & Rescue” with Mike Hall

Ruddington Village Traders’ Meeting @ St Peter's Rooms
Oct 1 @ 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?


Oct
2
Wed
Linger By The Lake @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Oct 2 @ 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
Oct 2 @ 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.

Oct
5
Sat
Ruddington Village Market @ White Horse Inn, Marquee, Courtyard & Car Park
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Ruddington’s Village Market takes place on the first Saturday of each month at The White Horse Inn. It’s an initiative jointly run by the pub alongside volunteers from The Ruddington Village Centre Partnership.

Each month around two dozen stalls are set up in and around the popular Church Street pub – offering a variety of goods, produce, plants, confectionery, quality crafts and provisions to take away. These are run by both existing village retailers and popular market traders from across the region. The selection of stalls changes each month, so there are always some surprises. There’s also a stand from a chosen local charity plus refreshments and occasional live performances by local musicians and singers.

To find out who’ll be at the market THIS month please click >>HERE<<.

Since it was launched in February 2019, Ruddington Village Market has generally been well supported each month, even in the rain, however organisers hope residents and visitors alike will keep on coming and spreading the word, to enable it to continue to grow and thrive, and so remain a permanent fixture. Read more >>HERE<<.

Whilst you’re in Ruddington do make sure to browse around our many independent village centre shops, cafés and pubs, too – AND check out all the deals and discounts available with your FREE “Ruddy Good Loyalty Card” >>HERE<<.

The Old Bakehouse Tearoom just around the corner from the market on Church Street is one of those retailers offering anyone who shows their Ruddington Loyalty Card a different special deal each month. Lesley and her team would love to welcome you!

Please tell all your friends to come along on the first Saturday of every month (except January) between 9am and 12.30pm. You and they can leave your cars at home because Nottingham City Transport‘s Navy 3 and Green 10 buses, both stop right outside The White Horse.

If you’re a market trader wishing to book a stall here in the future, please click >>HERE<<.

You can read all about the background to Ruddington’s monthly market >>HERE<<.

Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Oct 5 @ 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.

Oct
6
Sun
Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Oct 6 @ 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
Oct 6 @ 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
Oct 6 @ 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
Oct 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

 

Ruddington Footpaths’ Preservation Group @ Depart from The Green
Oct 6 @ 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.