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…

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Ruddington Christmas Light Trail Returns

Villagers certainly seemed to have pulled out all the stops this year to get into the festive spirit – with properties throughout Ruddington adorned with colourful lights and decorations ready to guide in Santa and his reindeer on the big day. Their efforts are being applauded by The Friends of James Peacock Junior School who’ve created a brand new ‘Christmas Light Trail’ running between now and 4th January 2023. One of the organisers, Nathalie Mortimer, says: “Further to the success of our Christmas lights trail two years’ ago, it’s back with a sparkle! Local…

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Festive Wildlife Watch Group for Kids

Children make your own Christmas decorations for your home or tree! This 11am event will still be outdoors for children aged between 8 and 12, but it’ll have a festive theme so wrap up warmly for a couple of hours of fun at Rushcliffe Country Park. The session is run by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. It plans to give youngsters a Christmas experience to collect useful items from outside for creating Christmas willow wreaths, decorations and cards. It’s a good opportunity organisers say to “think about how wild animals and birds cope…

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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…

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Village Centre Traders’ Trick or Treat!

Ruddington businesses are helping families to get into the Hallowe’en mood this weekend with their very own ‘Trick or Treat’ trail around our village centre. Co-ordinated by Alex Preston of The Bottle Top (pictured), this Saturday’s event (29th October 2022) has been organised as a safe and fun way for our village youngsters to fill up their baskets and buckets. Alex explains: “23 Ruddington traders have bags of sweets and treats ready for you to collect. Look out for the posters in participating shop windows – or pop in to collect a list…

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Workplace Bullying Board Game Launched

A Ruddington-based illustrator, whose corporate clients include The Nottingham Hoods basketball club, Wargames Illustrated magazine and McDonald’s, has revealed his latest project. Earlier this year, RUDDINGTON.info reported how Kev Brett had created a whole series of comic strips documenting “The Adventures of SIMMO” – featuring the antics of Jake Simmons, one of the stars of Ruddington F.C.‘s squad, for whom Kev is also a player. At the time he also told us he was busy creating a new board game – the details of which have now been unveiled. It’s called ‘Bully Boss’ –…

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Beware Flying Teddies!

Believe it or not, Ruddington’s skies are set to see the spectacle of airborne bears this month; a fun new idea for our village kids to help raise funds for others in need. What’s thought to be the first ever ‘Teddy Bear Parachute Jump’ to be held in our village is taking place on Saturday 25th September 2021, in aid of Save the Children, and it’s hoped to get as many families involved as possible. Whether it’s Rupert, Paddington, Yogi or Pooh, all Ruddington youngsters’ bears are welcome. There’s an…

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‘Elf on the Shelf’ With Thomas James Estate Agents

Thomas James has revealed that the winner of its Christmas ‘Elf on the Self’ competition was Kiera Bingham – who spotted the most correct Elf moves and outfit changes in the High Street branch between Monday 14th December and Saturday 19th December to win herself the prize. She also won £100 for St Peter’s School, where she is a pupil. Associate Director Denise Selwood says: “Well done Kiera! We would also like to wish everyone in Ruddington a Happy New Year.” BACKGROUND: Listen up, kids!  You can become an ‘Elf Inspector’ for…

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Christmas in Ruddington

As December begins, for most of us the festive season ahead is likely to be a rather different affair to the one we’d normally be able to enjoy. Even if Ruddington drops from Tier 3 to Tier 2 in mid-December, followed by the Government’s promised five days of even looser COVID-19 restrictions over Christmas, the threat of Coronavirus will still be looming large over everything we do. However, a number of ‘low risk’ activities and initiatives are taking place this month in our village to try to get Ruddingtonians into…

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Ruddington Christmas Lights Trail

In the midst of a second Coronavirus ‘lockdown’ it does seem many villagers are putting up their Christmas decorations rather early this year. If you’ve already trimmed up around the outside of your house – or plan to do so quite soon – The Friends of James Peacock School would love to hear from you right now! They’re calling on all residents who wish to get into the festive spirit to take part in the ‘Ruddington Christmas Lights Trail’. Sarah Beardsley says: “Friends of James Peacock School would like to…

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