Elite Ruddington Cyclist Prepares for ‘The Tour of Britain’

It’s now just one more month before the UK’s leading cycling event heads back to Nottinghamshire and passes right through the centre of Ruddington. As in 2018, on Thursday September 8th villagers will again be able to line our streets to enjoy the spectacle of over one hundred of the world’s best riders competing near the start of Stage Five of The ‘Tour of Britain’  – as it wends its way 116.2 miles from West Bridgford to Mansfield that day. Hoping to be among those elite cyclists is Ruddington’s very…

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August Village Market

Our popular monthly market promises a great shopping experience with a big variety of stallholders on The Green and a chance to visit our local shops and retailers, too. This month’s Ruddington Village Market on Saturday August 6th is scheduled to have 78 traders on The Green from 9.00am until 12.30pm. The full list of August’s visiting retailers – with their corresponding stall numbers on the map – is shown below. The monthly market is a project of the award winning Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP).  The market has grown in many…

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Road Transport Gathering

“Be it bike or bus, all forms of road transport are invited” at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre on Sunday 9th October from 10am to 4pm. NTHC is one of Ruddington’s family visitor attractions from going on a miniature train ride to looking around the various heritage groups on-site. It’s a great place for a day out because you’ll find “Nottingham Heritage Railway, Nottingham Area Bus Society (NABS), Nottingham SMEE, Ruddington MRC, EMRT, Barnwrights & more.” Also there’s The Heritage Cafe serving hot meals, snacks and drinks. It’s usually open at the…

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NABS Bus Rally and Running Day

This annual event will “attract more than twenty visiting vehicles some of which provide free rides around the South Nottinghamshire countryside“ say host Nottingham Area Bus Society (NABS).  The popular NABS Bus Rally and Running Day is open to the public on Sunday 17th July between 10am and 4pm at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre (NTHC). The entry fee is £5 for adults and under fifteens, if accompanied can go in for free. Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre is one of Ruddington’s main visitor attractions.  In addition to the vintage buses, it’s a great…

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New Ruddington Café Launches

The recently opened coffee shop within the new extension and gardens at Ruddington’s knitting and textile museum is now officially in new hands – following its ‘launch’ this weekend. The Split Screen Coffee Company – which has previously traded from The Bottle Top on High Street as well as from its famous converted VW camper van – is now running the hospitality area at Parker’s Yard within the former ‘Gunn Cottage’. Along with the museum gift shop and its Old Chapel, these are areas of Ruddington’s internationally famous tourist attraction which can…

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Model Railway Exhibition

If you like model railways then you’ll love this exhibition which continues today from 10am to 4pm at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre. NTHC says “A wide selection of railway layouts of all scales including trade stands to buy that missing part. Site entry free, admission fee applicable for the event.” The centre is one of Ruddington’s leading family visitor attractions – from going on a miniature train ride to looking around the various heritage groups onsite. It’s a great place for a #RuddyGoodDayOut because Nottingham THC is “Home of The Heritage Cafe, Nottingham…

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Ruddington Makers’ Night 2022

This year’s Makers’ Night is taking place on Friday 24th June from 4pm until 9pm and expands on last September’s event by adding even more village locations to the line-up. It’s organised by the Ruddington Village Market team from Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP) with help from the The Framework Knitters’ Museum and the Debbie Bryan Gallery. Makers’ Night 2022 will be showcasing over 70 high quality regional crafters and makers across multiple indoor locations around our village centre, bringing everything from fine art to exquisite jewellery. The main venues this time –…

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Ruddington ‘Wakes’ FunFair

It’s the last day of the traditional, family Funfair! Ruddington ‘Wakes’ – on from 2pm today (Sunday 26th June). If you’re a Ruddington resident, walking to the Funfair is recommended. For visitors not in the village there is some free onsite parking. Alternatively, except on Sunday, you can catch Nottingham City Transport’s Navy 3 bus service direct to the fair alighting at Paget Crescent bus stop. The Green 10 bus takes you as far as the village centre and back in the evenings and on Sunday. Originally “The Wakes” were held…

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Ruddington ‘Wakes’ Funfair

Ruddington’s traditional, family funfair continues this weekend. The annual event is on from 2pm on Saturday 25th and on Sunday 26th June. If you’re a Ruddington resident, walking to the funfair is recommended. For visitors not in the village there is some free onsite parking. Alternatively, except on Sunday, you can catch Nottingham City Transport’s Navy 3 bus service direct to the fair alighting at Paget Crescent bus stop. The Green 10 bus takes you as far as the village centre and back in the evenings and on Sunday. Originally “The…

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Ruddington ‘Wakes’ Funfair

This is an annual, traditional, family event. Ruddington ‘Wakes’ dates 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). For 2022, the rides and attractions open at 5pm on Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th and from 2pm on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June. Thankfully this means those attending the funfair should not be impacted by noise, vibration and dust from the Bloor Homes development site on the former Green Belt land…

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