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 - thanks to the players; #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:  TBA

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?

Like/Follow our Facebook page:


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:

9th July 2024

Our meeting on Tuesday 9 July 2024 in Ryhope Community Centre with Keith Bell of the Ryhope Engines Museum providing a fascinating talk and slide show on a piece of Victorian history that has become a popular landmark in Ryhope.

Ryhope Water Pumping Station was completed in 1870 after four years under construction.

Serving Ryhope for nearly a century it closed in 1967, the stream valve was closed bringing an end to a remarkable example of Victorian water supply engineering.

Everybody’s welcome to come along to Ryhope Heritage Society, you can even join as a member, it’s free. We have many talks, side shows and great films of all of our local areas. Past screenings have included Sunderland though World War One, The History of Seaburn (which is re-running at our October meeting), Ryhope Our Mining Village and lots more.

We’ve also had best selling author Glenda Young talking about all her books that are based in Ryhope. Glenda will be with us next year talking about her new book “The Toffee Factory Girls”. Ryhope Heritage is very proud to have Glenda as a member of our society.

Come along to Ryhope Heritage Society meeting at Ryhope Community Centre on 9 July. Doors open at 1pm presentation/slide show starts at 1.30pm. Running time approx., 1 hour and enjoy a cup of tea after our meeting.


If you would like more information e-mail hello@ryhopeheritage.com.

Admission is £2 per person per event and everyone is welcome.

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

Our website: https://www.ryhopecommunityassociation.org.uk

Ryhope Community Association