Lady Bay Groups and Classes

Lady Bay is home to a rich variety of groups and classes whatever your interests.  Scroll down to see the full list.  We always welcome relevant new submissions so please do let us know if you're starting a new community venture!

Friends of Lady Bay Canal

We are locals who love our canal and do our bit to support and protect it and the life that it sustains.

More details our our current activity can be found on our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/friendsofladybaycanal/

LADY BAY BABY AND TODDLER GROUP

Location: All Hallows Church Hall, Pierrepont Rd, Lady Bay, West Bridgford, NG2 5BP Monday and Friday mornings in term time 9.45 - 11.45 am. £2 per family per session. First session is free. Parents, grandparents and childminders all welcome to bring along your little ones to our lovely group. There's a cuppa or a soft drink and a biscuit for all. Relax and have a chat while your little one enjoys the toys, books and crafts. Then we all pitch in to tidy away the toys and sing songs. Our lovely group is run by parents in Lady Bay. Just drop in.

Abbey and Lady Bay Children’s Centre

Do you have a child aged 0 - 5 years old?

Do you know what your Children’s Centre can offer you and your child?

Our Children's Centres have a range of health-related services for families with children aged 0-5 years old who live in Nottinghamshire. Some of these are at our purpose built centres, but many take place in community venues, parks and in the home.  Your local centre is in Tewkesbury Close, West Bridgford, NG2 5ND, tel: 0115 969 4480, Email: [email protected].

Our staff have expertise in family support, developing parenting skills, promoting health and wellbeing, early years development, community development, communication and language and supporting adults back to work. Children's Centres work with partner agencies to ensure we support families in whatever area they need.  Each Children's Centre group has its own programme of weekly activities.  The service is paid for by Nottinghamshire County Council.

For more information, find us on Facebook or on our website.

Alphabet House Day Nursery

Our nursery on Adbolton Lane in the Lady Bay area of West Bridgford is in a rural location, surrounded by countryside views, yet convenient too, only two minutes drive off the A52.

The nursery provides a friendly, home from home environment supported by warm, caring and qualified mature staff that has extensive childcare experience.

We are open from 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

Manager: Nikki Wilkinson

Adbolton Lane
West Bridgford
Nottingham
NG2 5AS

Tel: 0115 982 0101
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.alphabethouse.co.uk/west-bridgford

Book Club

A group meets irregularly in houses in Lady Bay, and we welcome new members.

Please contact Maureen for further details: [email protected]

Campanology - Bell Ringing

Please contact me if you would like to try your hand at Church Bell ringing.
The practices are at St Edmund's Church, Holme Pierrepont, on Thursday evenings.

It is challenging physically and mentally and is great fun.

Maureen - [email protected]

Fields

The local action group committed to protecting the countryside east of Lady Bay

To keep up to date with FIELDS activity, see the section on this website:

All Hallows Hall

Fitness With Swing

Monday evenings at All Hallows Hall, Pierrepont Road, Lady Bay

7.30 until 9.00PM   Cost: £4.00 per session
Exercise in a non-competitive environment to popular music incoporating:  Warm-ups/stretches/activities/stamina/cool downs/final stretches/pilates type floors!
All ages, all abilities - beginners or more experienced.
Bring a mat, towel and drink!
Contact Ann Taylder 0115 9118905 for more details.

Hatha Yoga Classes

Suitable for beginners and intermediates. Each class incorporates postures and some relaxation. Classes are 1 hour and £6 each. They will run until Christmas.

The venue is Bay Therapy Centre, Trent Boulevard. 7.30-8.30pm.

For further information email Hannah or telephone 07976 933541.

1st Lady Bay Scouts

Beaver Scouts  - for children 6-8 years of age - meet Thursday evening 6.15pm - 7.30pm.
Cub Scouts  - for children 8 -10½ years of age - meet Tuesday evening 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Scouts  - for children 10½ - 14 years of age - meet Thursday evening 7.30pm - 9.00pm

All sections meet at the Scout Hall on Mona Road.

For more information on joining, or to volunteer with any of the sections, please contact Elaine via [email protected]

To find out more about scouts in general, please check out scouts.org.uk

Lady Bay Preschool Playgroup

Location: All Hallows Church Hall, Pierrepont Rd, Lady Bay, West Bridgford, NG2 5BP

A great place for children to make good friends and create happy memories

We love to... play, bake, sing, make, run, laugh, paint, climb, eat, draw, create, smile, jump, skip, read, listen, grow and learn

We provide high quality and affordable childcare in a friendly, safe environment. Sessions are available for all pre-schoolers from the age of 2.

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday during term time, 9.15am – 12.15pm
Lunch club Mon, Wed, Fri, 12.15 – 2pm

  • Established for over 40 yrs with excellent reputation
  • Experienced and qualified staff (incl. Early Years Professional Status)
  • Stimulating and fun activities
  • Healthy snacks and drinks
  • Ofsted registered and EYFS curriculum

15 hours per week free funded sessions are available for 2 year olds (if eligible to family benefits) and all 3 and 4 year olds - please ask for details.

Register your baby on the waiting list now to guarantee their place.

For more information contact 0115 9811309 or 07982764882 during opening hours.

Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ladybaypreschool.co.uk

Lady Bay School Gardening

Lady Bay School Gardening Club

The Lady Bay School gardening club are seen here working on new raised beds in the Reception playground.

The team, led by Mum Gerry Rennie, have set up six raised beds for pupils to get gardening in the Spring. The team are always looking for more helpers, so if you'd like to get involved then please contact Lady Bay School office at [email protected]

Little Friends Out of School Club

The Little Friends Out of School Club is on Adbolton Lane opposite open fields. We pick up and drop off at Lady Bay School but the holiday club is open to eveyone. We can have 14 children at any session and we provide breakfast and a substantial tea . The children can do homework , arts and crafts, reading, watch TV or play outside.

There are two fully qualified staff at any one time. The children wear high visibility jackets to and from school to ensure their safety.

In the warmer months the children will be out in the local countryside enjoying picnics and activities outside!

Early booking is essential to ensure a place.

Call Sarah on 0115 981 8040 or email [email protected] to book or to come and have a look.

All Hallows

Local Drama Group

We are a small amateur dramatic society, who produce a few productions a year.

We are looking for enthusiastic people, looking to learn acting skills, team work and most of all have FUN!!

Come along to All Hallows Church Hall, Wednesdays, 7.30pm till 9pm

or

Contact Kathy and Tony Wykes on 0115 9140689

[email protected]

Poppy & Pint sign

Move and Mingle Walks

Where: From the Poppy and Pint on Pierrepont Road, West Bridgford.

When: Tuesday mornings at 11.00am.

Starts Tuesday 19 July.

How far: Up to 2 miles depending on your level of fitness and ability.

Meet us outside the Poppy and Pint from 10.45 (or inside if the weather is wet). We will return to the pub after the walk when you can take advantage of their full range of food and refreshments.

These free health walks are led by trained leaders and are designed to promote physical and social health and wellbeing.

For more information contact Simon (07976 631194) or Tony (07754 076044).

All Hallows Hall

Mummies and Buggies Postnatal Exercise

  • Pilates helps tone your abs/pelvic floor, improve your flexibility, realign posture, strengthen muscles and eradicate back pain.

    Come along (with baby) from 6/10 weeks after birth, safe in the knowledge that your Instructor is Ante/Postnatal qualified.

    Cost is only £25 if you bring a friend.  See www.corebaby.co.uk for more info

    Are you a new mum?
  • Want a mother and baby exercise class that will help you get back into shape?
  • Don't want to pay additional fees for the creche at the gym whilst you exercise?
  • Want to meet other new mums in the area?

    Then, Mummies and Buggies Postnatal Fitness Classes are just for you!

    Wednesdays 11am to 12pm in All Hallows Church Hall

    Go to www.mummiesandbuggies.co.uk for more details and to register

Rushcliffe Country Park Wildlife Watch Group

Are you 8 to 13 years old?

Interested in nature exploration and discovery, games and practical activities with other young people?

Then come and join in the fun with Rushcliffe Country Park Wildlife Watch Group.

We meet on the 2nd Saturday of every month, 11.00am to 1.00pm.

Whatever the weather, meet at the Education Room, Rushcliffe Country Park, Mere Way, Ruddington, NG11 6JS.

Members and non-members welcome. Under-8's to be accompanied by an adult. Please come dressed for the weather! Suggested donation £1 per session.

For more information, please go to www.wildlifewatch.org.uk.

These contact details are being checked to see if there are still current

Laura Mayhew-Manchon (Watch Leader) on 07545 131 792 or Lynn Victor (Notts Wildlife Trust) on 01159 588 242

See also www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org for more general information about local nature reserves and sites.

Rushcliffe Photographic Society

The Society, which was founded in the 1980’s to ‘promote participation and enjoyment in photography’, is a friendly, mixed ability group of around 40 persons - a number of whom are Lady Bay residents. The club meets every Tuesday evening from 7:30 pm at The Parish Rooms, Burnside Grove, Tollerton NG12 4ET.

We include complete novices as well as more experienced photographers, ranging in age from 18 to 99 - which means in fact that one of our members will be having his 100th brithday with us in the new season!

We aim to help one another to get more out of our photography by meeting and discussing photography with like minded individuals, to develop our practical photographic skills and techniques with our cameras and in the digital darkroom through workshops and practical sessions and to hone our critique skills.

We offer an imaginative programme of activities and events that includes practical ‘hands-on’ sessions where we practice different camera and lighting techniques, and talks and presentations from a number of guest speakers from the wider photographic community including some highly acclaimed specialists in wildlife, automotive, forensic and landscape photography. Our programme also includes evenings out at local sites and field trips to further away locations. We also arrange occasional saturday Workshops where small groups get together to work on a particular aspect of photography, such as image processing, or useing flashguns, etc.

In recent years we've arranged an annual photographic 'long weekend' away and we have now had successful trips to the Buttermere in the Lake District, Beaumaris and Anglesey, Lindisfarne and the North East, Dorset and the Purbeck coast and, this year, North Norfolk and the Broads. These breaks are a superb opportunity to spend time with like-minded individuals, to improve your camera skills and to have a great time too!

Our Society runs a number of competitions throughout the year for the club's members. These competitions have a class for beginners and intermediate level photographers, and a class for the more advanced/experienced members.

One of our annual competitions is a five round event, run throughout the year, with two 'open' rounds and three 'themed' rounds: The themes for the coming year are 'Dereliction & Decay', 'Close-up or Macro' and 'Sport' and we have sections for printed images and for projected images. There will also be a 'monochrome' competition, and a panel competition, where the entrant provides a series of images (prints or projected) that are displayed for judging as a complete set or panel.

For anyone in the area that is interested in photography Rushcliffe Photographic Society may have just what you're looking for. More information about us can be found at www.rushcliffephotosoc.co.uk, and we can be contacted via email at:

[email protected] or [email protected]

Rainbows Brownies and Guides

1st Lady Bay Brownie Guides - for girls 7 -10 years of age - meet Thursday evenings at All Hallows Halls 6.00pm - [email protected]

1st lady Bay Guides - for girls 10 - 14 years of age - meet every Thursday evening at All Hallows Halls 7.30pm to 9.00pm.

[email protected]

All Hallows

Senior Citizens

The Lady Bay Senior Citizens Club meets monthly at All Hallows Church Halls, Pierrepont Road, Lady Bay.

Please contact Anne Barnes for details: telephone 9140141.

All are very welcome!

Speaking Skills

Speaking Skills

Starting this September in Lady Bay, Speaking Skills classes for all age groups are beginning on Mondays at All Hallows Church Hall.  Classes involve work on posture, breathing, eye-contact, articulation, vocal projection and and expression through enjoyable group group.  Reading aloud, conversation skills and presentation techniques are included.  

For more information and to book, contact Laura Field at [email protected]
or 07793 812364

Poppy Folk Club

Poppy Folk Club

The club meets once a month, either on the second or third Sunday of the month.

We want to encourage more local people to come along and have a go, so if you think you might have a song or two in you, or if you play an instrument, please come along to one of our regular singaround / session nights. Please see our web site www.poppyfolkclub.co.uk for details of our concerts and singaround sessions, and details will also be posted in the Events section of this website.

Start time 7:30pm, in the upstairs room at The Poppy and Pint pub on Pierrepont Road in Lady Bay. See the website www.poppyfolkclub.co.uk or call on 0115 9231513 (Juliet) or 07790 943893 (Dave mobile) for more details.

Pilates and Yoga classes

Every Thursday 7.45 to 9.00pm: pay as you go £6.00

This class is suitable for all levels and will help your posture, back issues and toning the abdominals. We do a great relaxation at the end which will help you to reduce stress, anxiety and help you to sleep well.

The class is suitable for beginners as well as the more experienced. Please bring a mat and towel. Debs has over 20 years experience teaching Yoga and Pilates and is also a qualified counsellor and hypnotherapist.

Please call Debs on 07768 554848 for further information or please check out my website: www.movingwiththebreath.co.uk   www.hypnotherapybridgford.com

Debs is qualified with the British Wheel Of Yoga And Pilates Institute, National council of psychotherapist and General council of Hypnotherapist and is also qualified in teaching yoga to people with Cancer and other health related issues on a one to one basis.

Debra is currently looking to promote the Bones for Life program.

Taekwon-Do

Lady Bay School (Infants Building)

Taekwon-Do
“The Way of the Feet & Fist”
Korean martial art
One of the Top 10 martial arts in the world
Like Karate but with more emphasis on kicking.

The benefits
Lessons all the way to Black-Belt & beyond
Sparring for sport (regular local, national & international competitions)
Self defence
Fitness & suppleness
Discipline & respect, self confidence

Training twice a week: Monday & Thursday:
Junior Age classes at 5–6 pm.
Mixed Age classes at 6–7 pm.

Cost
Free trial session.

Contact Marcus Reilly (2nd Dan) on 07973 405362
Email: [email protected]
www.tkdnottingham.co.uk

 CRB checked, valid insurance, First Aid certificate

All Hallows Hall

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

All Hallows Halls with Monique Fryer

Mondays 6.45pm to 8.15pm. Beginners welcome

£8 drop-in or £42 for 6 sessions valid for 8 weeks

This style of yoga is energetic, helping to tone the body using flowing, creative, sequences each session is designed to build strength and flexibility.

Feel revitalised and relaxed.

Monique Fryer is an experienced teacher, encouraging students to explore their limitations without going beyond them.

Contact Monique: m: 07855 765 323
www.moniquefryeryoga.com

Glass and a Craft

Glass and a Craft offer Textile classes, run by Josephine Thompson, on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from approx. 9.30 - 3.00. Classes range upwards from complete beginners and cover sewing to hand embroidery, free motion machine embroidery, quilting and basic household clothing alterations.

Lunch is provided, along with all materials and a glass of something nice!!!! all for around £22 (as of January 2020). Josephine says “I have done extensive research and I am confident that my prices are the lowest around”. School holiday camps for children are also available.

For more information, see the website - www.aglassandacraft.co.uk.

Poppy & Pint Sign

Wellbeing Class

Incorporating
Qigong, Mindfulness, Breathing & Meditation

(Qigong means to work with your energy)

TUESDAYS 10am TO 11am

Poppy & Pint (Upstairs function room)
Pierrepont Road, Lady Bay, West Bridgford, NG2 5DX

  • Relieves stress & anxiety
  • Improves balance, co-ordination & flexibility
  • Promotes mindfulness, calmness & focus
  • Lifts grief & depression
  • Increases energy & vitality
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Builds core strength
  • Plus many more benefits...

Contact Lisa Brindley on 01949 860013 or 07854 506451

Wiggle and Giggle

Wiggle and Giggle Music and Movement

Wiggle and Giggle Music and Movement is a new class aimed at children 1-5 years.

The group will be running classes at The Poppy and Pint on a Tuesday at 11:15 - 12:00. The first class is on 1 April 2014 at 11:15.

Visit our Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/wiggleandgigglemusicandmovement

Yoga classes

New yoga classes in Lady Bay on Tuesdays at All Hallows Church Hall

Beginners welcome, everyone welcome! No experience necessary

8.15-9.30pm Candlelight Flow ~ a relaxed environment & a super way to unwind.

The last class for 2013 is 10 December and we restart 14 January 2014.

just drop in or contact Emily 07760886393 [email protected]

or join the Yoganova Facebook group to know more.

Zumba

If you've never tried Zumba before, now's a great time to start!

Monday 9.30 - 10.15am - Poppy and Pint, Pierrepont Road.

Monday 6.15 - 7pm - Edwalton Church Hall, Vicarage Green.

Wednesday 6.15 - 7pm - All Hallows Church Hall, Lady Bay.

Saturday 9.30 - 10.30am - Edwalton Church Hall (as above)

Saturday 3 - 4pm Pondhills Lane Community Centre, Arnold.

CONTACT YOUR LICENSED ZUMBA INSTRUCTOR FOR DETAILS:

Ali Biller  07967 852207  [email protected]

Sessions only £4!  Full details: www.facebook.com/ali.biller