Lady Bay Groups and Classes

Lady Bay is home to a rich variety of groups and classes, whatever your interests.  These listings are now grouped by type of interest, starting with children and gradually moving towards adult classes and groups, albeit with quite a lot of overlap.  So scroll down to see the full list (e.g. Fitness/Pilates/Yoga etc .classes are at the end).  We always welcome relevant new submissions so please do let us know if you're starting a new community venture! 

Most groups and classes are now slowly emerging from the Corona virus situation but, as always, check with the organiser before attending.  It is hard to keep track of each group as they restart operation, so please bear with us and seek out their contact details, which still appear in the listings further below.

Children and childcare

Re childcare, this link has been set up, called Notts Help Yourself, to provide the latest information for parents in nottinghamshire.

Abbey and Lady Bay Children’s Centre

Children's Centres have a range of health-related services for families with children aged 0-5 years old who live in Nottinghamshire.  Your local centre is near the Abbey Road and St Edmund Campion Primary Schools, in Tewkesbury Close, West Bridgford, NG2 5ND, tel: 0115 969 4480, Email: [email protected].

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.

This Facebook page is another useful source of info for families, which seems to be linked to the same service -

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: Kelly Bell

Adbolton Lane
West Bridgford

Tel: 0115 982 0101
Email: [email protected]

Lady Bay Parent and Toddler Group

Location: All Hallows Church Hall, Pierrepont Rd, Lady Bay, West Bridgford, NG2 5BP, Monday & Friday mornings in term time, 10am-11.30am. £2 per family per session.  BYO tea/coffee in a thermos, travel cup, whatever... All surfaces scrubbed and sanitised, come along and have some fun.  

First session is free. Parents, grandparents and childminders all welcome to bring along your little ones to our lovely group. 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 or see our Facebook page first -

Lady Bay Preschool Playgroup

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

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

Lady Bay Pre-school has been part of the community for over 50 years. We provide high quality and affordable childcare and education in a friendly, safe environment.

Open 9am - 3pm Monday to Friday during term time.

Children are welcome from 2 years old.

For more information or to arrange a visit call 07982 764882 during opening hours or email [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, or see our Facebook page .

Also associated day nursery - see for more details.

Before & after school care

My name is Stella Dova and I am a fully trained and experienced Primary Teacher living in Lady Bay.  I am fully registered with Ofsted as a childminder and I provide before and after school care with creative activities to children that attend our Lady Bay Primary School.

As a teacher and a mum, I have always loved to help children develop their imagination and creativity. My focus is on children enjoying their play in a warm family atmosphere in which they can feel secure and happy.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or to arrange a visit.

Mobile: 07814327695,   Land Line: 0115 9141281,
email  [email protected],   F/B: @beforeafterladybay

Moo Haven

Moo Haven, registered horsed rescue charity, are offering 2 hour pony experiences - muck out, groom and ride. Learn the reality of owning your own pony, £30 per session.

Mini kids club during school holidays 10am - 3pm: a morning of horse care and riding and an afternoon of crafts. £50 per session 10% sibling discount.

Booking essential tel 0781 202 8851 or email [email protected]

This is a link to a video describing the work of Moo Haven -

Classes in fitness, Wellbeing, Pilates, Yoga etc. A number of the following classes are now being conducted online - check via contact details below.

Pilates by jodi

You need to email Jodi in advance and pay to be sent the link to the session. Those who have already paid for the term should already have a link to the class they usually attend. Otherwise you can pay as you go for the class that is convenient for you.  Class times:-  Monday 7-8pm, Tuesday 10:30-11:30 am, Wednesday 7-8pm, Thursday 9:30-10:30 am And 7-8pm, Friday 9:30-10:30 and 1-2pm.

Contact : 07725 696137 or email at [email protected] or on Facebook –

Balance yoga

Scout Hall classes running, plus online courses - check here for latest schedule and to book online - on line booking required as spaces are limited .

Beginners and experienced yogis all welcome. Bring a mat if you have one, a drink and a smile.  More info at -, or telephone Jude on: 07775 613 001 or email at [email protected].

Pilates and Yoga with debra

Debs' Zoom community is still going strong and you can find online zoom classes Monday to Thursday.  Register if interested via ([email protected]).

In person classes are running on a Monday at 11.30 at Poppy and Pint and Tuesday at 10am in Ruddington.

You can also call Debs on 07768 554848 for further information or check out her website:

Vinyasa flow yoga

All Hallows Halls with Monique Fryer

Online classes being set up for Monday 4.30 to 5.30pm and Friday 8.45 to 9.30am.  Check for latest and to book online

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. Beginners welcome but please contact Monique before attending to check if the level is suitable.  

Contact Monique: m: 07855 765 323 or at [email protected].

Zumba & Pilates with Ali

Pilates and Zumba courses continue online as per usual timings (retained below), including the classes outside Lady Bay - check Facebook for latest times and venues.

Zumba - Monday 9.15 - 10.15am  &  Friday 9.00 - 9-45am - Poppy and Pint

and Wednesday 6.15 - 7pm - All Hallows Church Hall.

Pilates - Monday 10-30 - 11-30 - Poppy and Pint

Classes also available at Edwalton Church Hall and Golf Centre

CONTACT : - Ali Biller, licensed Zumba instructor, on 07967 852207 or at [email protected].

nutrition consultations and vegan cooking classes

I am Susan Hart, a nutrition coach based on Radcliffe Road, delivering nutrition consultations and vegan cooking classes - on Skype or by phone only at the moment.

To find out more, here’s a link to my website - and my email address - [email protected] plus my telephone no. 07946 301338.

fitness with swing

Courses suspended for forseeable future.
Monday evenings at All Hallows Hall, Pierrepont Road, Lady Bay

7.30 until 9.00PM   Cost: £5.00 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 at [email protected] or on 0115 9118905 for more details.

Wellbeing class

Incorporating Qigong, Mindfulness, Breathing & Meditation

(Qigong means to work with your energy)

TUESDAYS 10am TO 11am, Poppy & Pint (Upstairs function room) - current as of January 2020 - check with Lisa Bindley for latest situation, on 01949 860013 or 07854 506451 or visit

Brownies and Guides

Brownies - for girls 7 -10 years of age, Guides for girls aged 10-14.  Currently no Rainbows group in Lady Bay.

1st Lady Bay Brownies  - meet Thursday evenings (term time only) at All Hallows Halls 6.00pm - 7.30pm.  Contact [email protected]

2nd Lady Bay Brownies - meet Thursday evenings 6.00pm - 7.30pm (term time only) at Gamston village hall, Old Tollerton Road, Gamston, Nottingham, NG2 6NX.  Contact [email protected].

1st Lady Bay Guides - meet every Thursday evening at All Hallows Halls 7.00pm to 8.30pm.  Contact - [email protected]

To join any group, or find the latest information, girls need to register via the girl guiding website, choosing 1st or 2nd Lady Bay Brownies or Guides as their preferred group. The link to do this is -

All dates and times current as of February 2020.  Currently appealing for more volunteers - if interested, contact [email protected].

Scouts, Cubs and Beavers

1st Lady Bay Scout Group meet during term time, at the Scout Hall on Mona Road.

Beavers  - young people 6 - 8 years  - Thursday evening 6.15 pm - 7.30 pm  

Cubs - young people 8 -10½ years - Tuesday evening 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm  

Scouts - young people 10½ - 14 years - Thursday evening 7.30 pm - 9.15 pm  

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

For more information about 1st Lady Bay Scout Group and hiring the Scout Hall, please visit  or, on Facebook,

To find out more about Scouting in general, please check out

All dates and times current as of February 2020, see website for latest information.

Lady Bay Skate Park

Not strictly a group but a valuable resource for young people (who probably know it's there anyway).

But here is an interesting and personal history of the skate park.

Rushcliffe Country Park Wildlife Watch Group

The Rushcliffe Country Park Wildlife Watch Group organise nature exploration and discovery, games and practical activities with young people (8-13 years old, under 8s must be accompanied).

They usually meet on the 2nd Saturday of every month (current at January 2020), whatever the weather, at the Education Room, Rushcliffe Country Park, Mere Way, Ruddington, NG11 6JS.

For more information, please go to or email [email protected].

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

Sports - all ages


Our local club is Boots Hockey club, who run a number of sides for men and women and for girls and boys, via their Junior Academy.  They are based at the sports ground at the beginning of Holme Road.

Also West Bridgford Hockey club run many childrens and adults teams, male and female, based mainly at West Bridgford School ('the Comp') but also at the Becket school.

They are also famous for their Real Ale festival.


Nottingham Rugby Club, based at the start of Holme Road, run courses and teams for children (girls and boys) as well as adults.  In winter 2020 the 45 minute Little Rugger sessions cost £2. Venue - Nottingham Rugby ground NG2 5AA (9:15am – 10am).

For more information or to book, please contact Dan Soltysik via [email protected] or phone on 0115 9070070. NRFC Website, look for ‘Community News’ for the latest.

Also two separate organisations:-
Rugby Tots operate sessions for 2-7 year-old boys and girls at weekends at the Ruschliffe Arena.  Website is at AND
Rugby Allstars
(linked to Nottingham Rugby Club) -, tel 07432 849215, [email protected].


Nottingham Sailing Club is located on the River Trent, just down from the Hook, before the National Water Sports Centre. They have over 250 members and pride themelves on the friendly atmosphere of the Club. New members are always welcome. Members enjoy a variety of racing, cruising, training (RSA-accredited, including 'learn to sail') and social activities.

Website -


West Bridgford Colts are based just down the road in Regatta Way, although they play at several venues around West Bridgford.  They run teams for girls and boys of all ages plus men's teams and, now, women's as well).

Fog has to be bad to stop play.


Gedling & Sherwood CC play at Regatta Way Sports Ground.  Adult teams playing Saturdays and Sunday plus Juniors.

MArtial Arts

Taekwon Do - Training twice a week: Monday & Thursday, Lady Bay School (Infants Building), classes at 6–7 pm (as at January 2020, check website for latest information).  Free trial session.

Contact Marcus Reilly (2nd Dan, CRB checked, valid insurance, First Aid certificate) on 07973 405362 or email: [email protected].  More details at


Tai Chi Chuan - Classes every Tuesday at 11-30am to 12-30pm, Poppy and Pint (Beginners, teacher Lisa Brindley) and at 7-15 to 8-15pm, All Hallows Breckles Hall (No further details at the moment).


The Lady Bay Tennis club is next to the Poppy and PInt, at the end of Gertrude Road.  Loads going on for adults and children and here is their Facebook group.

Run Lady Bay

A local friendly Running group for ALL abilities.

Facebook page - - you may have to joinb the group to see their running programme.

Horse Riding

Gertrude Road Stables - click here for their Facebook page

Moo Haven Horse Rescue run children's activities, especially during holiday periods - Booking essential tel 0781 202 8851 or email [email protected]

Adult gROUP activities - Check with venues

Book Group

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

Please contact Maureen for further details: [email protected]

Forget me not Cafe

Meeting at All Hallows, 2nd Thursday of each month, 1.30-3.30pm.

Open to all, but especially anyone feeling lonely or isolated.

Hot drinks and cakes.

knitting group

All Welcome to the Knitting Group.  Every first, third and fifth (if there is one) Thursday, 2.30pm until you want to leave, at All Hallows Church.

Tea, coffee, bickies and a chat - organiser - Yvonne Gimson


Craft club every Wednesday 6.30-8.30 at All Hallows Church Lounge, at the side of the church.    You don't need to be an expert, it's a casual atmosphere.  We are doing simple weaving at the moment (Feb 2020).

Phone Sharon for details 07783985878

religious and pastoral Services at All Hallows' Church

All Hallows Church, Pierrepont Road: has recommenced services within government restrictions and guidelines.

Web site


Sunday services 9 and 10-30am. 

Thursday morning service 10am

Messy Church 3.30 - 5.30pm, 3nd Wednesday of every month.

Coffee Shop: Tea, coffee, biscuits and chat, open to anyone Tuesday mornings, 10am - 12 noon.

Forget-me-Not cafe: 2nd Thursday of the month , 1:30-3:30pm.

Silver Singalong: Singing along with golden oldies and sharing memories of years gone by, 4th Thursday of each month.

The Heron Music Well Being Cafe has resumed its two-weekly sessions at the Poppy and Pint. 

Meets on Monday mornings, every fortnight, at the Poppy and Pint and aims to provide a dementia-friendly and inclusive space for people to come along and enjoy live music based on the five principles of Well Being. Their latest schedule can be found via this link.

The cafe is about avoiding labels and bring people together with a wide variety of mental health conditions, with those who are socially isolated or who just want to share a cup of coffee and have a song!  No charge is made to attend and refreshments are provided, though we welcome donations to ensure the cafe can continue.

The sessions are led by specially trained musicians who are supported by a team of volunteers.  The cafe is run by musicworks and sponsored by the Trent Bridge Community Trust.

Sessions take place on a Monday morning between 10.30 and 12noon on a fortnightly basis (not bank holidays). Contact us for details of the next one - email on [email protected] or phone on 0115 9145879.

For more details on musicworks in general, see -

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]


West Bridgford Tuneless Choir - All Hallows Church, twice a month on Thursdays (usually 1st and 3rd), 8pm

Lady Bay Community Choir - All Hallows Church, every Wednesday at 8-00pm.

For more details contact Bernie Bracha at [email protected].

Local Drama Group

We are the All Hallows 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 or [email protected]

Lady Bay Birdwatchers

Covod-19 update - Activity continues via inputs from a regular Garden Watch (every Sat AM between 08.00 - 09.30) and any nature records submitted from wherever you are in the country, in accordance with current government guidelines. Entries are submitted  to the organiser, Keith Rainford. See their website for more details.

Lady Bay Birdwatchers is a local group formed originally in the 1980s but now includes members from around the county.  Trips are held each month combining birdwatching in the local environment and also further afield, usually within a 1-2 hours drive and often to the east coast. There is also a “Hook Watch’ group that meets most Saturdays for a stroll through The Hook area recording the birdlife of this important area. Everyone is welcome to join both groups. Group meetings of any description are now suspended until further notice.

Lady Bay Birdwatchers is a local group formed originally in the 1980s but now includes members from around the county.  Trips are held each month combining birdwatching in the local environment and also further afield, usually within a 1-2 hours drive and often to the east coast. There is also a “Hook Watch’ group that meets most Saturdays for a stroll through The Hook area recording the birdlife of this important area. Everyone is welcome to join both groups.

Contact:  If you would like to take part or find out more information please contact Keith Rainford at [email protected] or visit

Move & Mingle


11.00am Tuesday mornings from the Poppy & Pint, Pierrepont Road

Rushcliffe Move and Mingle is your local Ramblers Walking for Health scheme. Our walks are free, fun and friendly – perfect to help you get active and meet new people.

We walk through Lady Bay and along the river to Holme Pierrepont. Paths are generally well-surfaced but can sometimes be muddy in parts. Walk lasts around 90 minutes with ‘short cut’ options for easier walks. Walkers often stay for coffee in the pub’s café after the walk.  

If you’d like to take part, all you have to do is meet us on the Poppy & Pint car park 10 minutes before the start of the walk, so that one of our trained walk leaders can take your details. If you want to know more before you start, just get in touch:


Or call Duncan 07969 330846 or Simon 07976 631194

Rushcliffe Photographic Society

The Society is a friendly, mixed ability group of around 75 members, a number of whom are Lady Bay residents. The club meets every Tuesday evening from 8:00 pm from September to June at The Parish Rooms, Burnside Grove, Tollerton NG12 4ET.

We offer an imaginative programme of activities and events that includes practical ‘hands-on’ sessions and talks and presentations from a number of guest speakers from the wider photographic community including some highly acclaimed specialists in wildlife, landscape, sport and travel photography for example. We also have a series of competitions on a variety of themes throughout the year.

For anyone in the area that is interested in photography, we 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].

UNiversity of the Third Age

A wide range of courses, activities and meetings for retired and semi-retired people.

This the link to the West Bridgford branch but people often join several branches, depending on their interests.  Luckily the West Bridgford site has several links to other local groups.

Women's Institute

Meeting at the Poppy and Pint on the 3rd Monday of every month, at 19-45, as of February 2020.  For up to date information see

or contact the local WI via

Adult Ballet

Lady Bay Ballet run 7 weekly adult ballet classes, all at the Poppy and Pint, cost is generally £6 per session, as of February 2020.

Four beginners' classes on Monday’s 1-2pm, Wednesday's 6.30-7.15pm (Pointe), Friday’s 11.45am-12.45pm and Friday’s 2.15-3.00pm (Pointe).

Three ballet classes of a more advance level on Tuesday’s 7.30-8.30pm, Wednesday’s 7.30-8.30pm and Friday's at 1.00-2.00pm.

For more details and up-to-date information, see or email [email protected].