New term, new start for council activities - The Rugby Observer

New term, new start for council activities

Rugby Editorial 11th Sep, 2023   0

ACTIVITIES for people of all ages are back on the calendar following the end of the school summer holidays.

With families across Rugby now back at school for a new academic year, Rugby Borough Council is restarting its regular activities and events suitable for babies and toddlers, children and young people, adults, and adults with dementia and their carers.

At Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, Mini Explorers is a weekly session every Tuesday morning for children aged two to five and their carers, while The Good Times Craft Workshops are monthly sessions on Thursday afternoons for adults with dementia and their carers. Both can be booked on the website at

Stay, Play and Craft is a weekly drop-in session for toddlers up to age five who are accompanied by an adult. These are held every Monday morning at Boughton Leigh Children’s Centre until October 23.

The Express Art Group is for adults, and is a weekly drop-in at the Benn Partnership Centre every Thursday morning. Full details can be found on the Rugby Art Gallery and Museum website at

For young people, Rugby Borough Council’s On Track youth clubs have restarted. No booking is required. The youth clubs are held on:

  • Mondays from 5pm to 7pm at Brownsover Youth Hut for Brownsover Youth Club
  • Mondays from 6pm to 8pm at Rugby College for community football (for ages ten to 19 years)
  • Tuesdays from 5pm to 7pm at Overslade Community Centre for Overslade Youth Club
  • Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm at Brownsover youth Hut for Brownsover Youth Club
  • Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm at Long Lawford Methodist Church for Long Lawford Youth Club.

Tom Kittendorf, Rugby Borough Council Chief Officer for Leisure and Wellbeing, said: “We hope all our residents had a fabulous summer and are settling back into the routine of the new school year.

“With children back at school, our programme of community activities makes it return, offering everything from toddler creative play sessions to craft workshops for residents with dementia and their carers.

“With the majority activities free of charge, the programme also offers plenty of opportunities to get out and about, and meet new people.”

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