Events Calendar

Jul
20
Sat
Ruddington Community Choir Concert @ Ruddington Methodist Church
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm

What better way to round off the Saturday of Ruddington’s 2019 Summer Fayre than this fundraising concert by Ruddington Community Choir?

It’s taking place at Ruddington Methodist Church, on the corner of Church Street and Charles Street.

Kathy Powis, from the Methodist Church Events Team, says: “Most of us will have some experience of dementia and the challenges it brings to families. Thankfully, there’s help and support out there and we in Ruddington are fortunate to have Bloomin’ Dementia on our doorstep. We’re also very proud of our local Community Choir under the leadership of Bernie Bracha, so we have a great evening to look forward to.”

Tickets cost £6, in aid of Bloomin’ Dementia – and are available at the Church’s Saturday Coffee Mornings, from Kathy on 0115 984 5375, or on the door subject to availability. Refreshments after the show are included.

If you ask REALLY nicely, the choir might even sing “Wilbur-Weh” for you…?

Information courtesy of Ruddington Parish Council

Jul
21
Sun
Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Jul 21 @ 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 21 @ 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

 

Steam Train Rides @ Great Central Railway
Jul 21 @ 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
24
Wed
Move & Mingle Health Walk @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Jul 24 @ 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
25
Thu
Village Museum Open @ St Peter's Rooms
Jul 25 @ 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.

Ruddington “Wakes” Funfair @ Sellors' Recreation Ground
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm

This is the annual, traditional, family event, run by Cox’s Amusements, dating back over one hundred years, when the St Peter’s Feast was the start of the school holidays in the village, around the 29th of June. “The Wakes” were then held on The Green but, since 1968, have taken place each year on Sellors’ Field.

The rides and attractions open at 6.00pm on Thursday and at the same time on Friday.  However the funfair opens from 12 noon on the Saturday and Sunday.  There’s a link to discount vouchers from Cox’s Amusements offering 50p off fairground rides >>HERE<<.

If you live further afield, there’s FREE onsite parking. Or you can catch Nottingham City Transport’s Navy 3 bus service direct to the fair (alighting at Paget Crescent – except on Sunday). The Green 10 takes you to the village centre and back in the evenings and on Sunday.

Do YOU have any old photographs of “Ruddington Wakes” pre-1968 when it was still on The Green?  If so, and you’d be happy to share them, we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch with us via our “Contact” page >>HERE<<. Thank you!

Jul
26
Fri
Ruddington “Wakes” Funfair @ Sellors' Recreation Ground
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm

This is the annual, traditional, family event, run by Cox’s Amusements, dating back over one hundred years, when the St Peter’s Feast was the start of the school holidays in the village, around the 29th of June. “The Wakes” were then held on The Green but, since 1968, have taken place each year on Sellors’ Field.

The rides and attractions open at 6.00pm on Thursday and at the same time on Friday.  However the funfair opens from 12 noon on the Saturday and Sunday.  There’s a link to discount vouchers from Cox’s Amusements offering 50p off fairground rides >>HERE<<.

If you live further afield, there’s FREE onsite parking. Or you can catch Nottingham City Transport’s Navy 3 bus service direct to the fair (alighting at Paget Crescent – except on Sunday). The Green 10 takes you to the village centre and back in the evenings and on Sunday.

Do YOU have any old photographs of “Ruddington Wakes” pre-1968 when it was still on The Green?  If so, and you’d be happy to share them, we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch with us via our “Contact” page >>HERE<<. Thank you!

Jul
27
Sat
Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Jul 27 @ 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.

Diesel Train Rides @ Great Central Railway
Jul 27 @ 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}
Ruddington “Wakes” Funfair @ Sellors' Recreation Ground
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm

This is the annual, traditional, family event, run by Cox’s Amusements, dating back over one hundred years, when the St Peter’s Feast was the start of the school holidays in the village, around the 29th of June. “The Wakes” were then held on The Green but, since 1968, have taken place each year on Sellors’ Field.

The rides and attractions opened at 6.00pm on Thursday and at the same time on Friday.  However the funfair opens from 2.00pm on the Saturday and Sunday.  There’s a link to discount vouchers from Cox’s Amusements offering 50p off fairground rides >>HERE<<.

If you live further afield, there’s FREE onsite parking. Or you can catch Nottingham City Transport’s Navy 3 bus service direct to the fair (alighting at Paget Crescent – except on Sunday). The Green 10 takes you to the village centre and back in the evenings and on Sunday.

Do YOU have any old photographs of “Ruddington Wakes” pre-1968 when it was still on The Green?  If so, and you’d be happy to share them, we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch with us via our “Contact” page >>HERE<<. Thank you!

Jul
28
Sun
Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Jul 28 @ 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 28 @ 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 “Wakes” Funfair @ Sellors' Recreation Ground
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm

This is the annual, traditional, family event, run by Cox’s Amusements, dating back over one hundred years, when the St Peter’s Feast was the start of the school holidays in the village, around the 29th of June. “The Wakes” were then held on The Green but, since 1968, have taken place each year on Sellors’ Field.

The rides and attractions opened at 6.00pm on Thursday and at the same time on Friday.  However the funfair opens from 2.00pm on the Saturday and Sunday.  There’s a link to discount vouchers from Cox’s Amusements offering 50p off fairground rides >>HERE<<.

If you live further afield, there’s FREE onsite parking. Or you can catch Nottingham City Transport’s Navy 3 bus service direct to the fair (alighting at Paget Crescent – except on Sunday). The Green 10 takes you to the village centre and back in the evenings and on Sunday.

Do YOU have any old photographs of “Ruddington Wakes” pre-1968 when it was still on The Green?  If so, and you’d be happy to share them, we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch with us via our “Contact” page >>HERE<<. Thank you!

Jul
30
Tue
Ruddington Village Traders’ Meeting @ St Peter's Rooms
Jul 30 @ 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
31
Wed
Move & Mingle Health Walk @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Jul 31 @ 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.

Aug
1
Thu
Village Museum Open @ St Peter's Rooms
Aug 1 @ 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.

Aug
2
Fri
Ruddington Writing Group @ Ruddington Library
Aug 2 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This is a new Writing Group that is meeting at the library every fortnight on Friday afternoons from 5th July to 16th August.

The sessions will focus on fun, informal writing exercises in a supportive and no-pressure environment. Themes and direction will develop with the interests of the group. No prior knowledge is required, just an interest in writing, although experienced writers are most welcome.

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

Aug
3
Sat
Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Aug 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.

Steam Train Rides @ Great Central Railway
Aug 3 @ 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

 

Aug
4
Sun
Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Aug 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
Aug 4 @ 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
Aug 4 @ 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
Aug 4 @ 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
Aug 4 @ 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.

Aug
7
Wed
Linger By The Lake @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Aug 7 @ 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
Aug 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.

Aug
8
Thu
Village Museum Open @ St Peter's Rooms
Aug 8 @ 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.

Aug
10
Sat
Rushcliffe Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Aug 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.

Diesel Train Rides @ Great Central Railway
Aug 10 @ 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}
Aug
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Sun
Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun @ Rushcliffe Country Park
Aug 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.