Ruddington Merry Monday – Maypole & more!

A Maypole, Morris Dancers, music and more! Everyone’s invited to the May Day Bank Holiday community get-together. It’s from 1pm on Monday 6th May 2024 on Ruddington Village Green. It’s a FREE family event, with an afternoon of entertainment, organised by Ruddington Parish Council (RPC),which has as revealed the running order for ‘Ruddington Merry Monday’ as follows: 1.00pm – Nottingham Concert Band 1.55pm – Mortimers Morris Dancers 2.40pm – Nottingham Concert Band 3.30pm – Mortimers Morris Dancers 4.15pm – Ruddington Community Choir 4.50pm – Maypole Dancing – willing volunteers wanted! RPC says: “Listen…

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May Village Market

Organised by Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP), Ruddington Village Market is held on the first Saturday of each month from 9am to 2pm. Since it was launched in February 2019, the open market has become a magnet for shoppers from our village as well as much further afield. There’s a large variety of stalls on The Green plus chance to visit Ruddington’s many local shops and retailers. On Saturday 4th May you can expect over seventy-five traders alongside other stalls and stands on the village green. Among these will be the ‘Market Bar’ and Ruddington Parish Council; sharing…

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Bowls Club Centenary Celebrations

Another special milestone in our village history will be reached during 2024 – when Ruddington Bowls Club celebrates a hundred years. When it was founded in 1924, it was originally called ‘Ruddington (Paget) Bowls Club’, as the land it occupied had been donated by the Paget family. However, just ten years’ later, the club moved to the Green at Elms Park, on grounds owned by Ruddington Parish Council, where it remains to this very day. Outrageous as it seems now, women were not allowed to play bowls there until 1960,…

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Makers’ Night Goes Back to its Roots!

Organisers of an annual, village event which brings together dozens of crafters, creators, designers and makers from across the region in an artisan/craft trail through Ruddington have announced it will return to its usual summer slot this year. Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP) – which also runs our monthly Village Market – has revealed Makers’ Night 2024 will be held on Friday 21st June from 4pm until 9pm. This time around the official host venues will be St Peter’s Church (pictured top), The Cottage Hotel, Ruddington Methodist Hall, The Framework Knitters’ Museum and Philo’s…

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Miniature Traction Engine Rally

This weekend event will be hosted at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre (NTHC) and everyone’s welcome to the Miniature Traction Engine Rally on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April. Organisers say you can expect “Miniature traction engines live in action. Admire the marvels of scale engineering. Chat to owners, builders and enthusiasts. Also the Heritage Centre attractions are open as usual.” It’s £2.50 for adult entry to the rally and children go for free! NTHC is one of Ruddington’s family visitor attractions from going on a miniature train ride to…

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Spring Road Transport Rally

This event is a celebration of all forms of road vehicles. Large and small transport are invited at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre on Sunday 21st April from 10am to 4pm. NTHC says “we welcome classic cars, buses, and lorries – representing a wide range of eras and purposes.” Adult entry is £2.50 and for children it’s free for the Spring Road Transport Rally. Other Heritage Centre attractions are expected to be open as usual! Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre is one of Ruddington’s main visitor attractions. It’s a great place…

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NTHC Easter Bunny & Easter Egg Trail

Meet the Easter Bunny – no fooling! Also you can follow the Easter Egg Trail on both Easter Day (31st March) and Easter Monday (1st April) at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre (NTHC) in Ruddington. NTCH says more details about its Easter events and ticket information are due to be posted on its site >>HERE<<. Other Heritage Centre attractions are expected to be open over Easter as usual 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,…

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Easter Bunny & Egg Trail at NTHC

Meet the Easter Bunny! Also you can follow the Easter Egg Trail on Sunday 31st March and Monday 1st April at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre (NTHC) in Ruddington. NTCH says Easter event details and ticket information are due to be posted at its site >>HERE<<. Other Heritage Centre attractions over Easter are expected to be open as usual! 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 bus collection, model railways and bric-a-brac shop. [Usually…

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Great Central Railway Weekend Event

This weekend Great Central Railway (Nottingham) and Great Central Railway (Loughborough) are holding a joint celebration for the first time at their sites on both Saturday (16th March) and Sunday (17th March) … … as a Rail Replacement Bus Service will reunify the two halves of the historic railway via a service between Ruddington Station (at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre) and Quorn & Woodhouse Station to allow transport enthusiasts to explore all of their attractions with one inclusive ticket – which will be valid for entry to all sites and…

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Great Central Railway Weekend Event

This weekend Great Central Railway (Nottingham) and Great Central Railway (Loughborough) are holding a joint celebration for the first time at their sites on both Saturday (16th March) and Sunday (17th March) … … as a Rail Replacement Bus Service will reunify the two halves of the historic railway via a service between Ruddington Station (at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre) and Quorn & Woodhouse Station to allow transport enthusiasts to explore all of their attractions with one inclusive ticket – which will be valid for entry to all sites and…

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