Clubs & societies A-Z
On this page, you’ll find details of clubs and societies that are run on a formal basis with a legal structure and annual subscription fees. You’ll find information about more informal organisations on our Hobbies & Groups page. For sports-related clubs and activities, please visit the Sports page.
Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park
The Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park (FoRCP) is a registered charity whose objectives are to promote the Country Park and improve its facilities. Members give practical help with many different projects around the Park and submit lots of ideas for new ventures. FoRCP meet on Wednesdays at 9:30am and usually work until around 2pm. New members aged 16+ are always welcome. Visit www.friends-of-rcp.co.uk for more information and to find out how to join.
Ruddington Gardeners’ Association was established in 1934 to promote and encourage the interests and activities of all those who enjoy gardening. Whether you already have an allotment, a garden at home or a simple window box, the Association has something of interest to offer you. The Association hosts regular events and meetings, open to both members and visitors, at The Hermitage on Wilford Road. Visit the website or call Mike Davey on 0115 984 1687 to find out more.
Local History & Amenity Society
The Society exists to research the history of Ruddington and the surrounding area, delving into otherwise overlooked nooks and crannies. Activities include a series of lectures which runs from October to March, summer outings and running the Village Museum. Meetings are open to members and visitors, and take place on Wednesday evenings at 8pm in the Main Hall at St Peter’s Rooms. Details are published in the Diary. For further details, Contact Gavin Walker on 0115 914 6645.
Methodist Church Women’s Fellowship
The Methodist Church Women’s Fellowship meets at the Methodist Church Hall on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 2.30pm to 4.00pm. Contact the Secretary, Christine Saxby, on 0115 984 7490 for details.
Phoenix Bridge Club
Phoenix Bridge Club was formed in 2004 and plays duplicate bridge. The Club meets in St Peter’s Rooms every Monday and Wednesday, and also at the Jubilee Clubhouse on the first and second Wednesday of each month between September and March, and the second Wednesday only between April and August. Visitors are welcome, but please contact Marian Griew in advance on 0115 923 4552. All players must be seated by 6:45pm. Visit the Club website for further details.
Probus is a club for retired professionals. Meetings involve talks and lectures on a variety of topics as well as a meal or refreshments. There are two men’s clubs in the village. Ruddington & District meets at Ruddington Grange Golf Club on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 12 noon. Keyworth & District meet at the Country Cottage Hotel every other Tuesday from 12 noon to 2pm. Find out more at the Probus UK website.
Keyworth & Ruddington Rotary is part of Rotary International. The Club helps support our local and regional communities, and raises funds for a wide range of charities. Members meet every Monday evening at 6.30pm for 6.45pm, including a meal, at The Country Cottage Hotel. Rotary is open to men and women of all cultures and ethnicities and is not affiliated with any political or religious organisations. Find out more and get in touch at www.keyrudrotary.org.
Royal British Legion
The Ruddington & District Branch of the Royal British Legion was formed in March 1935. Each October, the Branch holds an Autumn Fair at St. Peter’s Rooms which starts the Poppy Appeal. In November, members support the Parish Council in the Service of Remembrance at the War Memorial on Church Street. Branch members meet on the first Thursday of every month at 8pm at St Peter’s Rooms. Membership is open to everyone. Find out more at the Branch website or call the Chairman, Mr Ken Hicks, on 0115 921 3112.
Ruddington Community Choir
Ruddington Community Choir is part of Bracha Music, a family company that specialises in music education, community choirs and events organisation. The Choir meets every Tuesday evening at the Methodist Church in term-time only, from 8pm to 9.30pm. There are no auditions and the Choir is open to everyone. Genres include pop, gospel, folk and jazz. Sessions cost £5 and are pay as you go. Visit the website for more details or call Bernie Bracha on 07735 461 083.
Ruddington & District Choral Society
The Choral Society choir started in 1962, with many of the members coming from local church choirs. Most works sung are oratorios and choral music. Every Christmas, a Carol Concert is performed, with the proceeds going to charity. The Choral Society meets at St Peter’s Junior School on Mondays between September and May, from 7.15pm to 9:15pm. Everyone is welcome and there are no auditions. Contact Pat Beale on 0115 921 1451 or visit the website for more details.
Western Front Association
The Association exists to educate and inform on all aspects of World War 1. Each meeting is supported by a knowledgeable speaker on a specific aspect of the conflict. The East Midlands Branch meets on the 2nd Friday of each month from 7.30pm at St Peter’s Rooms. Non members welcome. Contact Timothy Chamberlain on 01949 850 086 or visit www.westernfrontassociation.com for more details.
Women’s Institute (WI)
Ruddington Women’s Institute meet every first Wednesday of the month at St Peter’s Rooms at 7:30pm. Each meeting features a guest speaker, a themed competition or an exhibition done by members, plus refreshments. The WI also holds a Craft Group every first and Thursday of the month at St Peter’s Rooms and the third Thursday of the month at the Black Cat Cafe on the High Street, from 2pm to 4pm. In addition, members enjoy regular day trips and theatre visits, and organise a programme of events throughout the year. See the Diary page and WI website for details, or call the President, Mrs Evelyn Bedford, on 0115 921 2423.
Disclaimer: Please remember that the Parish Council can’t be responsible for events, activities or classes which don’t take place as advertised. This information is provided to you in good faith and we can’t be held responsible for changes to any of the activities listed. Ruddington Parish Council does not endorse any service, business or organisation mentioned on this site.