Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park have confirmed that vital maintenance work at their large children’s play area has been completed on schedule. That means the popular Ruddington children’s facility is now back open for villagers and visitors alike, in time for Easter, having been shut for an overhaul and safety checks during March. A FoRCP spokesperson says there’s just one attraction which remains cordoned off: “Unfortunately the central rope tower is still waiting for some parts but will be open again soon. This is all in preparation for some big improvements…Read More
Merry Christmas Ruddington!
After an especially busy build-up to the festive celebrations in our village this year, now that COVID-19 restrictions are well behind us, Christmas Day 2022 is finally here… with those ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ only just beginning. The team at RUDDINGTON.info would like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers, contributors and valued village advertisers the full compliments of the season. Without you, our truly local community website would not exist, so we thank you for your continuing support. We’d also like to share this slideshow of some…Read More
Christmas 2022 in Ruddington
After the ‘lockdown’ Christmas of 2020, and the rather restrained festive season of 2021, Ruddington’s celebrations in 2022 look as if they might just be the biggest and best ever! That’s certainly the case for this weekend’s ‘Ruddington Christmas Market’ (on Saturday December 3rd) which, as previously reported, will comprise over a hundred indoor and outdoor stalls of food, drink and gifts, two covered pop-up bars and stages of live music, and children’s activities. Now organised by Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP) it will take place along both High Street and Church Street (road closures…Read More
How about joining in a different monthly activity from bread making to doing board games? ‘Community Sunday’ is run by the Ruddington Baptist Church (RBC) around the village, on the first Sunday of the month, and it’s FREE with newcomers welcome! You can just turn up for the activity or sign up via their website. Rachel Third, from the RBC Leadership Team, explains: “We put on activities ranging from litter picking around Ruddington, craft activities, coffee and cake at St Peter’s Rooms, volleyball at the Country Park, walks, bike rides and a…Read More
Countdown to Christmas in Ruddington
Whilst some of Ruddington’s main Christmas celebrations have already been and gone, residents and visitors can still look forward to more festive fun and activities over the holiday period. Continuing caution about Coronavirus – particularly the new Omicron variant – has led to some organisers and venues asking people to carry out a COVID-19 lateral flow test before mingling with others, and to wear face coverings according to the Government’s new ‘Plan B’ rules. Booking systems have also been introduced in some places to keep down numbers during the busiest…Read More
How Do YOU Use Rushcliffe Country Park?
Most villagers consider ourselves very fortunate to have over 200 acres of recreational green space right on our doorstep, at the southern edge of Ruddington. Since being created, thirty years’ ago, Rushcliffe Country Park has become a magnet for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers in general – as well as hosting numerous, regular events including the weekly walks, park runs and the brand new skatepark, which all attract visitors here from far and wide. Now the many users of Ruddington’s Country Park ark are being asked to give their opinions in…Read More
Scouting for Scout Leaders
You may already have seen the impressive variety of ‘First Ruddington Scouts Needs YOU!’ posters around our village, promoting a campaign to recruit leaders. They’re part of concerted efforts to find more adults who’re able and willing to help run our local scouts, cubs and beaver groups here in Ruddington. Leader Dan Clifford explains: “First Ruddington Scouts is a thriving group with over 100 boys and girls looking for exciting, fun and adventurous activities to support their personal development and wellbeing. However, the successful future of the Scouts organisation in…Read More
Farewell Ruddington Fun
After almost eight years of providing free, holiday play activities in Ruddington, the team behind ‘Ruddington Fun‘ has announced the sad news that it’s having to call it a day… Founder Barbara Breakwell recounts: “In summer 2010, I started ‘Summer Fun in Ruddington’. This was only possible with the support of Sure Start, Georgina Ratcliffe, who worked for us2gether (a project that supported schools’ extended services) and Ruddington Parish Council. The response to the sessions was amazing and residents asked for more. Consequently, I put out a plea for volunteers and…Read More
The school holidays are here – and so the fun begins in Ruddington! That’s the promise from “Ruddington Fun” – a group of local residents who have voluntarily organised FREE play events in the village for the last 6 years. This year, the sessions will run as follows: Monday 31st July Craft & Activities with a Circus/Fair theme. Baby & Toddler area with Surestart. It’s at Elms Park Pavilion, 10am ’til noon. Monday 14th August “Up, up and away” Crafts with a ‘flight’ theme. Get close and hold various birds courtesy of Kilton Pet and Raptor Rescue…Read More