New term, new start for council activities 

WITH families across Rugby now back at school for a new academic year, Rugby Borough Council’s regular activities are also restarting. 
07 September 2023

And with events and activities suitable for babies and toddlers, children and young people, adults, and adults with dementia and their carers, there’s something for everyone.

At Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, Mini Explorers is a weekly session every Tuesday morning for children aged 2 to 5 years 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 5 who are accompanied by an adult. These are held every Monday morning at Boughton Leigh Children’s Centre, til 23 October. 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 activities have restarted. There’s no need to book for these clubs, which are for youth aged ten to 16 years. 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.”