ryhope ca

Activities at the Centre

Regular Activities

Download current regular Activites leaflet here:

January 2024

Health and Fitness - Ryhope Community Centre have a varied program of health & fitness classes suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels with an aim to promote Health and Wellbeing via low cost accessible exercise within the community.

Classes/Groups include:

  • Active Forever (over 50's) - Monday
  • Strength & Balance (over 55's) - Tuesday
  • Cricket Practice (ages 5 - 9)  - Friday
  • Feng Shu/Kung Fu - Tuesday (evening)
  • JC Kickboxing - Monday & Wednesday
  • Kawauso Karate - Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
  • Keep Fit (over 50's) - Thursday
  • MiniBallers Infant Football (18 month to 6 years) - Sunday
  • Pilates - Thursday
  • Slimming World (2 x Thursday & 2 x Saturday)
  • T'ai Chi - Wednesday (morning)

For the very young:

  • Exercise & Play for Babies - Monday (afternoon) & Thursday (morning)
  • Exercise & Play for Toddlers - Monday (afternoon) and Thursday (morning)
  • Toddler Group - Friday (morning)

Baby & Toddler Groups

- by Ryhope Community Association (term time only:

Here are the links to our Baby & Toddler Group registrations for Spring Term 2024.These links will remain live until March 2024.Please follow the link or scan the QR to register your place.

We need to know how many attendees we'll have at each group, so please register for every group you wish to attend.  One registration does not cover attendance at all groups  Thanks very much.

All links take you to a Google Form on a normal web page - you do not need to have a Google (or Facebook) account to use it.  All those attending must register. Please register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment and before the first group meeting on 8th January 2024 to ensure your place is booked and we have your details on the register.


Exercise & Play for Babies (Birth to Crawling) 1:00pm to 2:00pm

- https://forms.gle/NNaamdWrcmqiPx6u9

Exercise & Play for Toddlers (under 5's) 2:00pm to 3:00pm

- https://forms.gle/7uchHsnjELPecYSy8


Exercise & Play for Babies (Birth to Crawling) 9:00am - 10:00am

- https://forms.gle/UbYzcndsAAffYS8X9

Exercise & Play for Toddlers (under 5's) 10:15am - 11:15am

- https://forms.gle/CDagcyqEQqJEjdJ89


Friday Toddler Group (under 5's) 9:15am - 10:45am


After following the link, you find the group is full, you will be given a link to the Waitlist - just follow the link shown - and register. As places become available on waitlists these will be emailed to registered applicants. Thank you

If you are unable to attend any session please ring the centre on 0191 523 9371; If you do not attend regularly then your place will be released unless you have been in contact with the centre to advise.

All places released will be notified via email.If you wish to withdraw your place or update your information after booking please let the centre know via email to ryhopeca@aol.com so we can release the place for others /update your information. Thank you

By registering you agree to abide by the Group Agreement Terms & Conditions: https://tinyurl.com/2p8crzcs.

Please take a moment to read. Thank you

Summer 2024 term events will be published near the end of Spring Term for April start so like/follow our page to keep up to date with events.These events are with thanks to funding and support from various sources, without it we could not run the groups so thanks to all our funders! #nationallotterycommunityfund


Want to keep up-to-date with us at Ryhope Community Centre and see all our news? Follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RyhopeCommunityCentreYou can see all our events here: https://tinyurl.com/ycavfpo6Our web page: http://www.ryhopecommunityassociation.org.uk

As a charity we are supported by various sources including The National Lottery Community Fund, Sunderland City Council, Links for Life Sunderland, UK Government and Powered by Leveling Up.

Occasional Activities

Afternoon Teas

Following the success of our Afternoon Teas with Entertainment in 2022 & 2023 our new programme for 2024 coming soon!

Date for your diaries: 

These events start at 1pm and finish at 3pm in Ryhope Community Centre

Cost £5 voluntary contribution per person per event.

Tickets for all of the events will be available from Ryhope Community Centre.

All tickets must be pre booked and all contributions paid by Monday of the week of the event to ensure your place.

We hope you can join us for more afternoons of lovely songs

Supported by: #TheNationalLotteryCommunityFund, #FundedbyUKGovernment,

#SunderlandCityCouncil, #LinksForLifeSunderland, #PoweredByLevellingUp

Want to keep up-to-date with us at Ryhope Community Centre and see all our news?

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You can see all our events here: https://tinyurl.com/ycavfpo6

Ryhope Heritage Society

If you’ve got some free time every second Tuesday in the month, then why not come along and join our small friendly group that looks back over the history of Ryhope, Sunderland and the surrounding areas.

We share knowledge and stories of old Ryhope through films, slide shows and speakers all from our local area.  There’s something here to suit everyone.

Our past films have covered Sunderland in World War I, The History of Seaburn, Ryhope our Mining Village and lots more. We have visiting speakers Phil Curtis and Sharon Vincent talking about old Sunderland with slide shows.

We meet every second Tuesday of the month in Ryhope Community Centre on Black Road at 1:30pm in the Multi-Purpose Room, so come along and join us and enjoy a cup of tea after looking back over your local heritage.

Our next meeting is:

12th March 2024

Ryhope Heritage Society are proud to present “Memories are Made of This” a film by Brian Ibinson that will take you back to the music of the 50s and 60s at their next meeting on Tuesday 12 March at Ryhope Community Centre.

The music you listened to all those years ago. These classic songs are full of nostalgia from 1939 to 1969, see and hear all those wonderful songs that had you singing and dancing in the 50s and 60s.

So why not come along to Ryhope Community Centre to see and hear your favourite singers on the big screen.

After a short intro about how the singers came to record these great songs, we will roll back time to see:

Glen Miller - In The Mood; Bill Haley – Rock Around the Clock: The Platters – Only You; Paul Anka – Diana; The Everly Brothers – All I Have to Do is Dream; Billy Fury – Half Way to Paradise; Neil Sedaka – Oh Carol; The Drifters – Save the Last Dance for Me and not forgetting great songs by The Shadows, The Searchers, Dave Clark Five, The Beatles, Tom Jones, Lulu, Cilla Black, Sadie Shaw, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Dusty Springfield, Roy Orbison, The Supremes, and many many more.

This film is not to be missed if you lived though the 50s and 60s and have you singing along to the music of yesteryear.

The film has been shown previously and is back due to public demand.

Doors open at 1pm film, starts at 1.30pm. Running time approx., 1 hour. Admission is £2 per person and everyone is welcome.

For further information e-mail hello@ryhopeheritage.com

Want to keep up-to-date with us at Ryhope Community Centre and see all our news? Like/Follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RyhopeCommunityCentre

You can see all our events here: https://tinyurl.com/ycavfpo6

New members are very welcome to join us.

Cost - £2 per person, per meeting/event

Our 2024 programme of events:


Ryhope Community Association