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Activities at the Centre

Regular Activities

Groups we've been notified that are not running this week:

Both the Thursday and Friday baby groups will not be running during half term week.  Dates affected are 28th & 29th October 2021.  All back from 4th & 5th November.

Community Connectors: 

Our Community Connectors Meeting will be held on TBA in Ryhope Community Centre - 12:00 until 13:00.  All welcome. 

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
  • JC Kickboxing - Monday & Wednesday
  • Pilates - Thursday
  • Kawauso Karate - Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
  • Slimming World - Thursday & Saturday
  • T'ai Chi - Wednesday & Thursday
  • Feng Shu/Kung Fu - Thursday
  • Seated ZumbaGold - Thursday
  • ZumbaGold - Tuesday

For the very young:

  • Little Movers - Tuesday
  • Baby Movers  - Tuesday
  • Exercise & Play for Babies - Thursday
  • Exercise & Play for Toddlers - Thursday
  • Toddler Group - Friday

Baby Groups:

We've changed the way in which we provide registrations for all our Baby & Toddler Groups - Thursdays & Fridays.

If you follow the link and the group is full, there will be an automatic wait list available so please register your interest to be notified when vacancies occur.

Here are the links to book for the Thursday:

Exercise & Play for Babies (Birth to Crawling) 9:00am - 10:00am: https://tinyurl.com/59ytvaxp

Exercise & Play for Toddlers (under 5's) 9:00am - 10:00am: https://tinyurl.com/586futmk

Both will run for the remainder of 2021- this booking runs 7th October to 16th December 2021

New Year bookings will be available in December 2021.


Here is the link to book for the Friday Toddler Group (under 5's) for the remainder of 2021. This booking will run 1st October to 17th December 2021:

Friday Toddler Group (9:15am - 10:45am):

https://tinyurl.com/6269u22e - update 29 Sept - this group is now full, waitlist in operation. Please register your interest through the original link. Thanks.

New Year bookings will be available in December 2021.

Supported by City of Sunderland East Area Committee, local Councillors and area funding.

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

Baby Groups Registration T's & C's

Arts, Craft and Music Groups:

  • Art Club - Tuesday
  • Crafty Corner/Knit and Natter - Tuesday


  • Rainbows (age 5 – 7) [term time only] - Monday
  • Brownies (age 7 – 10) [term time only] - Tuesday


  • Ryhope Heritage Society - Tuesday

           (2nd Tuesday of the month)

  • Ryhope Reminiscence Group - Wednesday

General Interest:

  • Access to Internet/Go Online - Monday
  • Go Online - Basic IT, Job Search & Benefit Advice - Monday
  • Lunch Club - Friday
  • Ryhope Sea Angling Club - Tuesday & Sunday

We look forward to seeing you.

Don't forget to follow our Facebook page for all the latest news : https://www.facebook.com/RyhopeCommunityCentre

All queries via email to ryhopeca@aol.com

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 or downstairs hall, so come along and join us and enjoy a cup of tea after looking back over your local heritage.

Our next meeting is:

9 November 2021 - details to follow

New members are very welcome to join us

Occasional Activities

Our next film is on Tuesday 2nd November 2021.

To mark Remembrance Day 2021

Sunderland On The Road To Passchendaele film by Brian Ibinson is back by popular demand at Ryhope Community Centre.

The film is very emotional with photographs, film and music from the time telling the story of the world war one soldiers from Sunderland, Ryhope, Silksworth, Seaham and surrounding areas that were placed in uniform and were marched into the killing fields of Flanders, many never returning.

The film depicts Enlisting, the Trenches, the Somme, the mud hell of Passchendaele, the Christmas Truce, the Unknown Warrior, with photographs of the Sunderland soldiers that never came back and much more.

It’s a film that should not be missed.

Before the film starts hear how the news of the war reached Sunderland and how news spread around the world and the cost of lives in the Somme and Passchendaele; how so many soldiers paid the ultimate price and were left with just their name on the Menin Gate.

The film will be shown at Ryhope Community Centre on Tuesday 2nd November 2021.

Doors open 1pm. Film starts at 1.30pm.

Tickets are £2.50 each.

Please note, prior booking is essential. You're welcome to book your tickets by ringing the centre on 0191 523 9371. Should no-one be available to take your call please leave your name and a contact telephone number on the answering machine and someone will get back to you. Pre-booked tickets can be collected and/or paid for on the day.There will be no availability to purchase other tickets on the day so pre-booking is vital. Thank you.

Supported by City of Sunderland East Area Committee, local Councillors and area funding.

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/RyhopeCommunityCentre!

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


Awaiting new dates

The Golden Memories of Seaburn (film)

by Brian Ibinson

Brian Ibinson’s film “Golden Memories of Seaburn” is the story of how a quiet lane changed into a seaside resort and became the pride of the North East.

You’ll see how Notrianni’s, The Seaburn Hotel, Seaburn Hall and the fair with the bright coloured kiosks all came to Seaburn. The Wearsiders that crowded the beach in shipyard fortnight making the beach look like tent land. Those endless summer days on the boating lake and at the fair in the 1950’s and waiting at Notrianni’s for hot water to make tea with.

The fair with one of the most daring rides – the big dipper – that dominated the skyline over Seaburn for fifteen years and the illuminations that started in Seaburn in 1949. The forgotten Zoo, the famous fountain, the Pullman Lodge, the Seaburn Centre and ending with Seaburn’s famous Air Show attracting over a million people.

So if you remember Seaburn the way it was come along and have an afternoon of pure nostalgia remembering those hot summer days with the family when you went to the best seaside resort in the North East. The film contains clips of film, photographs and all set to music taking you back to a time not that long ago.

“Golden Days of Seaburn” will be shown at Ryhope Community Centre on TBA. Doors open 12:30pm for a 1pm start.

Tickets are £2.50 each, available from Ryhope Community Centre, telephone 0191 523 9371 or you can pay at the door.

Supported by City of Sunderland East Area Committee, local Councillors and area funding.

Other Brian Ibinson film dates for your Diary (all Wednesdays): TBA The Happiest Days of Our Lives – all at Ryhope Community Centre with 12:30pm doors open 1:00pm start.

Other film dates for your Diary:

Wednesday TBA

The Happiest Days of Our Lives

(film) by Brian Ibinson

Ryhope Community Association