ryhope ca

Activities at the Centre

Regular Activities

Download current regular Activites leaflet here:

June 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
  • Cricket Practice (ages 5 - 9)  - Friday
  • IT Hub - Monday & Tuesday
  • JC Kickboxing - Monday & Wednesday
  • Kawauso Karate - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday
  • Keep Fit (over 50's) - Thursday
  • Men's Den - Wednesday
  • MiniBallers Infant Football (18 month to 6 years) - Sunday
  • Pilates - Thursday
  • Slimming World (2 x Thursday evening & 2 x Saturday morning)
  • Strength & Balance (over 55's) - Tuesday
  • 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 for summer term Baby Group registrations.

These links will remain live until July. Term dates: 15th April to 19th July 2024

No baby or toddler groups run during school holidays.

Currently we are over subscribed for all of our toddler groups so these are not currently being advertised. Next intake scheduled for September 2024.

To register for the baby groups please follow the link or scan the QR to register your place. We need to know how many attendees we will have at each group so please register for every group you wish to attend. One registration does not cover you for 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 15th April to ensure your place is booked and we have your details on the register.

Monday:Exercise & Play for Babies (Birth to Crawling) 1:00pm to 2:00pm - https://forms.gle/Rx29k9SY2efbTxQa8

Thursday:Exercise & Play for Babies (Birth to Crawling) 9:00am - 10:00am – https://forms.gle/uHAPDNVeSXJwy9vp9

If, 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.

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

Winter 2024 term events will be published near the end of Summer Term for September 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!

#TheNationalLotteryCommunityFund, #FundedbyUKGovernment, #SunderlandCityCouncil, #LinksForLifeSunderland, #poweredbylevellingup


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/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:  Wednesday 19 June 2024

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 and music

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:

11th June 2024

Next meeting is on Tuesday 11th June with the wonderful story of "The Birtley Belgians" as told by the Birtley Heritage Group.

Some stories have to be told not because they are good stories., but because they tell us something about our past that should not be forgotten. It's about people who flee their country because of World War One and find refuge here in the North East of England.

In 1915 to overcome the shortage of artillery shells, the British minister for munitions, Lloyd George, started building munitions factories and one of these factories was here in the North East of England.

Over 6,000 Belgians, wounded soldiers, were brought over from Belgium to live in a makeshift village in Birtley called Elizabethville, named after their Belgian Queen. The Belgian workers and their families were all housed in this small village surrounded by an iron fence operating under Belgian law and with Belgian currency.

The Village was enclosed by an iron fence guarded by police at the main gate. The village included the factories that produced the artillery shells as well as it’s own Church, Cemetery, Hospital, Police Station, Prison, Cinema, Laundry, Shops, Hairdressers and much more. Who would of believed that just at the feet of “The Angel of the North” this happened over a 100 years ago?

Come along to Ryhope Heritage Society meeting at Ryhope Community Centre on 11th June. Doors open at 1pm presentation/slide show starts at 1.30pm. Running time approx., 1 hour. Admission is £2 per person per event and everyone is welcome.

You don’t have to be a member to attend but If you'd like to become a member, it's free to join just ask for a form when you're at a meeting. We make everybody welcome. We have some great film shows and talks in the pipeline about our local history this year. We would love to see you, we know your going to love it.

For further information go to our web site https://www.ryhopeheritage.com or email 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