Hobbies & groups A-Z
n this page, you’ll find details of hobby-based clubs and groups that are run on an informal basis (note, however, that fees do apply to some activities). You can find information about more formal organisations on our Clubs & Societies page.
A social hour for over 55s to get together and chat over coffee or tea. There’s a free Community Bus available in the village. The Coffee Club meets every Wednesday (except Christmas Day) from 10am to 11am at St. Peter’s Rooms. Call Lorna McCullough on 0115 921 4975 for details.
A Coffee Morning takes place every Saturday at the Methodist Church Hall from 10.30am to 12 noon.
Craft Group (WI)
See the ‘Women’s Institute (WI)’ entry on the Clubs & Societies page for details.
Footpaths Preservation Group
Established in 1969, this is an informal Walking Group that meets at The Green on the 1st Sunday of each month. The aim of the Group is to walk footpaths in and around the parish, and occasionally further afield. Walks start at 2:15pm throughout the year and are generally 4-6 miles in length, lasting 2½ to 3 hours. Some walks start at locations outside the village, with travel directions provided on the day and lifts generally available. Check the Diary page or the Parish Council notice board for details of forthcoming walks. Pamphlets are also available from Ruddington Library.
Grub at the Hub
A Baptist Church initiative to cook lunch for retired people, usually on the second Monday of the month, at The Hub on Musters Road. Lunches feature good old-fashioned English food such as bangers n’ mash and steak pie, followed by dessert and coffee. A small charge applies to cover costs. Please book your lunch well in advance as places are limited. Visit the Baptist Church website for upcoming dates and contact details.
Knit & Natter
Knitting and chat every Monday from 2pm to 3.45pm at The Old Bakehouse on Church Street. A £1 entry fee applies. Call 0115 984 6126 for details.
A men’s discussion group run by the Baptist Church at The Hub on Musters Road. The group meets every 6 to 8 weeks, offering local men the chance to get together to have open and honest conversations about life and faith. Refreshments are available. Any bloke is welcome, with a faith or not; diverse views are welcome. Visit the Baptist Church website for details and dates.
Renew Ruddington (arts & crafts)
Renew Ruddington is an arts and crafts group that meets at The Black Cat Cafe on the High Street, every Wednesday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. Everyone is welcome, but this is an especially valuable group for anyone struggling with loneliness, anxiety, depression, or other difficult times in their lives. There are no expectations; the idea is simply to create a neutral space for anyone who would like get out and meet with people. Visit the Baptist Church website for details and dates.
Ruddington Craft Group
Every first and third Monday of the month from 10am to 12 noon at St Peter’s Rooms. Each meeting has a different theme – see the Diary page for details. Contact Christine Gibson on 07967 245 308 if you’d like to come along.
Can you knit? Do you want to learn? Come along to Philo’s on High Street on a Friday morning (upstairs), from 10.30am to 12 noon and Knit and Natter the morning away.
Tuesday Afternoon Group (TAG)
The group meets at The Hermitage on Wilford Road. Call Gill Bartlett 0115 878 0579 for details.
Village Watch (Neighbourhood Watch)
There are various Village Watch schemes operating around the village. Look out for posters on village noticeboards for details.
Yarn Forward is a group of people who meet at the Elms Park Pavilion on Loughborough Road, on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 10:30am to enjoy knitting a variety of items. Knitters are of all abilities, with beginners welcome. The group is very social, with lots of chat as well as knitting. Contact Barbara Walford on 01332 841 352 for more information.
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.