Lady Bay Groups and Classes

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

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?

Sure Start Children’s Centres provide services for families from pregnancy until their child is 5 years old. Your local children’s centre is the Abbey and Lady Bay Children’s centre which is situated on the site of Abbey Road Primary School. Our activities are run from the children’s centre as well as various community venues.

Did you know...

Your local Children’s Centre can support you and your child with school readiness skills, such as toilet training, dressing and undressing for PE, routines, sleep and managing behaviours. Our Family Support Workers and Children’s Workers can give hints and tips to support you and your child in these and other areas, helping your child to be ready for school.

Who are we?

Develop services for families who have children aged 0 - 5 years of age and pregnant families. They manage the whole staff team and the Children’s Centres, delivering services that meet the needs of children and families living locally.

Family Support Team
Encourage positive interaction between parents and their child. They can offer information and advice around behaviour, sleep routines, school readiness and other factors that affect family life.

Children’s Workers Team
You will see Children’s Workers in Children’s Centre led groups and sessions. They are qualified in child development and plan and deliver quality play and learning activities for children and their parents/carers.

Community Involvement Team
Recruit volunteers, support Parents’ Forums, listen to the views, ideas and opinions of families and advocate on their behalf. They support families to access training, volunteering and employment opportunities.

Our sessions – please call Abbey and Lady Bay Children’s Centre for more information about these sessions.

Breast Feeding Group - At this session there are trained volunteers on hand to offer support & information, as well as an opportunity to share experiences with your peers.

Bumps to Babies – Meet other expectant and new parents in an informal and relaxed setting. Suitable for bumps to pre-movers.

The Inbetweeners – This parent led baby group is for babies that are starting to become mobile (approx 6 months to 1 year).

Wobbly Ones – Join us for a play session just for 1 year olds.

Toddly Tots – Join us for this free fun filled fortnightly play session for 2-3 year olds and their younger siblings.

Dads Group – This is a group for male carers to spend quality time with their children.

Save a Baby’s Life - This hour long session covers the basics of Paediatric First Aid such as CPR and choking and is open to families from the West Bridgford and Ruddington area.

Keep Up To Date!

Like us on Facebook-Search ‘Sure Start Rushcliffe’ and keep up to date with Children’s Centre activities. Alternatively ask to be added to our mailing list to receive regular email updates.

Become a Volunteer

Your local Children’s Centre offers volunteering opportunities that can help you to; build your confidence, learn new skills, develop your CV, utilise your existing skills and support local your community. We offer various training opportunities for our volunteers and as well for parents and carers.

Your views Matter...

Have a say in how your local Children’s Centre is run. We run meetings and consultations throughout the year where you can give your views, ideas and opinions about Children’s Centre services. You can get involved as little or as much as you like, in a variety of ways, including; Parent’s Forum meetings and Local Advisory Groups which are open to Mums, Dads and Carers.

You can also give feedback and ideas directly to staff, use the suggestion boxes that are available in our sessions or visit to tell us your story.

Your opinions and ideas mean a lot to us and help us to plan services for you and your family.


Abbey and Lady Bay Children’s Centre
Tewkesbury Close
West Bridgford

Telephone: 0115 9694480
Email: [email protected]

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

Tel: 0115 982 0101
Email: [email protected]

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]


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

To keep up to date with FIELDS activity, visit the 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

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]

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


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 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 for more details and to register

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]

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

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, and we can be contacted via email at:

[email protected] or [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!


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.

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

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:

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.

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 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 or call on 0115 9231513 (Juliet) or 07790 943893 (Dave mobile) for more details.


Lady Bay School (Infants Building)

“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.

Free trial session.

Contact Marcus Reilly (2nd Dan) on 07973 405362
Email: [email protected]

 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

Poppy & Pint Sign

Wellbeing Class

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:

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.


Local girl Roya Louise has brought her Zumba® classes to Lady Bay! 

See below for what Roya has to say about Zumba®
Zumba® is a hypnotic Latin-inspired workout that combines four easy to follow styles of dance - merengue, salsa, cumbia and reggaeton. Using a mix of aerobic, resistance and interval training, Zumba® combines fast and slow rhythms for an effective workout that targets your legs, abs, glutes and arms to give you an absolute blast of calorie-burning, muscle-toning and body-energising moves.

Zumba® is all about the music. You'll find yourself forgetting you're working out as the sexy but simple moves take over. Zumba® gives you a total body workout unlike any other around. Even better, you'll soon find your stress levels reduced and energy increased. Not to mention the weight loss, toning and sculpting that have got people hooked. Ditch the workout, join the party!

FUN - Zumba® is Exercise in Disguise. You'll be having so much fun; you'll forget you're exercising. Finally here's a workout we can look forward to!

DIFFERENT - The music, the moves, the atmosphere: a workout like no other

EASY - Zumba® has something for everyone, participants of any fitness level, background and age can start to Zumba® right away. The basic step formula makes it simple for everyone

EFFECTIVE - Zumba® is a cardio-based workout with components of resistance and sculpting training to tone the entire body and achieve your fitness goals

Mondays - West Bridgford Community Hall 6:30 - 7:15pm.  £5

Thursdays - All Hallows Church Hall – Lady Bay 6:15 - 7:00pm. The group meet to get fit, burn calories and have fun!! £5

Check out my website for class details or give me a ring on 07905274219 or email [email protected] with any questions you may have. Looking forward to dancing with you!  Zumba® love, Roya x


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.


Ali Biller  07967 852207  [email protected]

Sessions only £4!  Full details: