Classic Car and Bike Meeting

On the first Sunday of each month you’re invited to this regular Ruddington event for heritage vehicle lovers. (Photo above by Jim Goodinson.) You can look at dozens of visiting classic cars and bikes as well as explore all the other attractions at Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre (NTHC). These include vintage buses, model railways, ride-on miniature railways (below), the Bric-a-Brac shop, the on-site Heritage Cafe and a kiddies’ play park. Organisers say: “There’s no need to book – just turn up. But please try to donate £2 in the voluntary green box…

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Apply Now for UK Shared Prosperity Funding

Ruddington organisations delivering a project are being reminded they can apply for up to £40k from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF), supported by the UK Government. Applications should be made as soon as possible via Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC), which is currently inviting community groups, businesses, voluntary or public sector organisations from our village to apply for the support by the deadline of Friday January 19th, 2024. Projects can cover a broad range of initiatives, and examples include: • Creating and improving local green…

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Twixmas Roundup from our Railway

With Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre now closed until 2024 (3rd January) here’s a quick progress report as we reach the end of another busy year at Ruddington’s popular railway. Firstly, Great Central Railway (Nottingham) (GCRN) reports that all the main building work on its new carriage shed here in Ruddington is now complete. Not only will this substantial new structure protect four, 1950s-built carriages from the elements and damage, but also the planned flat floor means it will be suitable for indoor events, and there is also a small workshop.…

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Santa’s Seasonal Schedule

Of course, the most hectic time of all for Santa Claus is Christmas Eve into Christmas Day morning, when he has to deliver presents all around the world, to every boy and girl who’ve been good, whilst they’re sleeping. However, it seems Father Christmas is also set to be very busy in the festive period beforehand, with several appearances right here in Ruddington – meaning either you can go along to meet him or that he’ll be paying an early visit to us. First up, although Santa will be coming…

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Santa and Christmas at NTHC

There’s a Winter Wonderland in Ruddington! Head to the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre (NTHC) from 10.30am to 4pm. You can meet Santa on Saturday 23rd December. Entry is £12 for kids and £5 for adults. Booking is essential, so you’ll need to visit The Heritage Café to get your tickets.  NTCH says there’ll be a gift for children and a drink & cake for the grown-ups. Otherwise general admission to the Ruddington tourist attraction is FREE, although NTHC usually asks for a £2 donation for car parking to help to meet its…

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Santa and Christmas at NTHC

Travel through a Winter Wonderland in Ruddington! Head to the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre (NTHC) from 10.30am to 4pm. Meet Father Christmas at the weekend, on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th – as well as on Saturday 23rd December. Entry is £12 for kids and £5 for adults. Booking is essential, so visit The Heritage Café to get your tickets. NTCH says there’ll be a gift for children and a drink & cake for the grown-ups. Otherwise general admission to the Ruddington tourist attraction is FREE, although NTHC usually asks for a £2…

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Santa & Christmas at NTHC

Travel through a Winter Wonderland in Ruddington! Head to the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre (NTHC) from 10.30am to 4pm. You can Meet Santa on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th – as well as on 16th & 17th and the last time will be on Saturday 23rd December.  NTCH says there’ll be a gift for all children and a drink & cake for grown-ups. Entry is £12 for kids and £5 for adults. Booking is a must! Visit The Heritage Café to get your tickets. Otherwise general admission to the Ruddington tourist…

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Santa & Christmas at NTHC

Travel through a Winter Wonderland in Ruddington! Head to the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre (NTHC) from 10.30am to 4pm. You can Meet Father Christmas each Saturday and Sunday starting on 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th and ending on Saturday 23rd December.  NTCH says there’ll be a gift for children from Santa, and a drink & cake for grown-ups. Entry is £12 for kids and £5 for adults. Booking is a must! Please visit The Heritage Café to get your tickets.   Otherwise general admission to the Ruddington…

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Milestone Moment for Ruddington’s Railway

Despite the less than ideal autumn weather, it’s being reported that construction of a brand new building at Ruddington’s heritage railway is proceeding well – with new roof beams recently lifted into place {top photo by Tom Ingall} and the halfway point of the fundraising target now reached. As we reported in the summer, £40,000 was awarded to the Great Central Railway (Nottingham) Ltd (GCRN) ‘Carriage Shed Project’ from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF). This money, combined with match funding from East Midlands Railway Trust and LNER…

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NTHC Hallowe’en!

“Visit our spooky train carriages if you dare!” say event organisers at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre (NTHC). This Hallowe’en event runs from 12-noon to 4pm on Saturday 28th October & Sunday 29th October. It’ll cost a fiver for children. Please note: Grown-ups must be accompanied by a child because this is a kids’ event! Keep updated with this NTHC Hallowe’en event which should be on the Facebook page >>HERE<<. Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre is one of Ruddington’s main visitor attractions. It’s a great place for a family day out with miniature railways, vintage…

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