ryhope ca

Activities at the Centre

Regular Activities

Download current Activities Leaflet May 2022

Community Connectors: 

Our Community Connectors Meeting will be held on TBA in Ryhope Community Centre.  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
  • Cricket Practice (ages 4 - 11)  - Friday
  • Feng Shu/Kung Fu - Tuesday
  • JC Kickboxing - Monday & Wednesday
  • Mission 2 Mobility - Tuesday
  • Kawauso Karate - Monday, Wednesday &     Thursday
  • Keep Fit (over 50's) - Thursday
  • Pilates - Thursday
  • Slimming World (2 x Thursday & 2 x Saturday)
  • T'ai Chi - Tuesday & Wednesday

For the very young:

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

Baby & Toddler Groups - by Ryhope Community Association:

Here are the links to our Baby & Toddler Group registrations for summer term 2022. These links (on Eventbrite) will remain live until July 2022. Please follow the link or scan the QR to register your place.

If attending more than 1 group please register on each group.

All those attending must register. Thank you

Monday:Exercise & Play for Babies (Birth to Crawling) 1:30pm to 2:30pm - https://tinyurl.com/2dcrs4b2


Thursday:Exercise & Play for Babies (Birth to Crawling) 9:00am - 10:00am - https://tinyurl.com/yck4j2y2


also on Thursday: Exercise & Play for Toddlers (under 5's) 10:15am - 11:15am - https://tinyurl.com/yckr2jsp


Friday: Toddler Group (under 5's) 9:15 - 10:45 - https://tinyurl.com/2p8wcfvb


If any/all group(s) are full, waitlists are in operation. If this happens please register your interest. Thank you

If you are unable to attend any session please ring the centre on 0191 523 9371; if you wish to withdrawn your place or update your information after booking please let the centre know via email to ryhopeca@aol.com so we can release the place for others /update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: https://tinyurl.com/2p8crzcs Please take a moment to read. Thank you

As a charity we are 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

Baby Groups - by Little Movers

Baby Movers & Little Movers:  Tuesdays, book here:  https://tinyurl.com/yx8t83bj.  Their Facebook page is:  https://www.facebook.com/Little-Movers-Sunderland-South-and-Boldon-781693745527889

Arts, Craft and Music Groups:

  • Art Club
  • Crafty Corner/Knit and Natter


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


  • Ryhope Heritage Society

           (2nd Tuesday of the month)

  • Ryhope Reminiscence Group

General Interest:

  • Lunch Club
  • Ryhope Sea Angling Club

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

As a charity we are supported by City of Sunderland East Area Committee, local Councillors and area funding.

Occasional Activities

Afternoon Tea to celebrate Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee

We're delighted to announce that we're having an Afternoon Tea on Monday 30th May between 1pm to 3pm in Ryhope Community Centre to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. There'll also be Music, Bingo and a Jubilee Quiz.

You can book when you're at the Centre or you can ring 0191 523 9371 to reserve your ticket. There's an answering machine if there's no-one to take your call, so please leave a name, message & telephone number and we'll get back to you.

We'd love you to come along and join us for this very special occasion.

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:

14 June 2022 with Glenda Young

New members are very welcome to join us

Here is the 2022 programme of events:

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.

As a charity we are 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.

As a charity we are supported by City of Sunderland East Area Committee, local Councillors and area funding.

Ryhope Community Association