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Welcome to our Socials page where you’ll find all the info on upcoming socials. Full details are listed below. We aim to fill the calendar with varied and fun events so if you want an event adding or have any ideas, please email or

Regular pub meets are held once a month in both Derby and Nottingham. These are great fun whether you’re new or have been with the group for years. Share stories of walks, have a drink and catch up with friends.

Group meals are held regularly in Derby and Nottingham. We try to vary the choice (and cost) of cuisine on offer so keep checking back and see if there are any meals you fancy. If you’d like to see your favourite restaurant on there, tell us about it!

One off events are always welcomed. Fancy horse-riding, Ice skating, Go Ape? If you want it, just tell us and we’ll make it happen.

See you in the pub soon!

Upcoming Events

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Seal Pup Watching Day Trip – Saturday 28 November

Donna Nook Nature Reserve on the Lincolnshire Coast is one of the best places in the UK to see seals giving birth to their pups. A small group of us are interested in going and making a day of it on Saturday 28 November. I’m thinking that we’ll find a tea shop during the day and take some packed lunch for food. We’ll probably leave around 10am, and get there around 12pm. If you would like to come along let me know. All welcome.

November Nottingham Group Meal: Kayal, Hockley Nottingham

The next Nottingham group meal will be at Kayal; an authentic Southern Indian restaurant based in the quirky Hockley area of Nottingham. The date is set for the 20th November with a start time of 8pm.

The Kayal is a sensational restaurant. It offers South Indian cuisine. There are few restaurants that can compete with the Kayal: it’s is a million miles away from your generic curry house. If you’ve never tasted South Indian cuisine, expect a treat. Don’t take my word for it, Kayal has won numerous awards and deservedly so. Kayal takes the term “authentic” to another level!

If you would like to join us please contact me direct on 07881 993758 or via email at

Christmas at Newstead Abbey Saturday 5th December

Further details to be confirmed soon. Brendan is offering to host a group event at Newstead Abbey, with the possibility of meeting at The Hutt Pub opposite the Abbey for lunch before going into Newstead Abbey depending on interest, or possibly drinks afterwards.

Experience the magic of a truly traditional Christmas at Newstead Abbey. Rooms in the magnificent historic house will sparkle with Christmas lights and be decorated with impressive floral displays and garlands. Visit the craft fair in the Cloisters to pick up the perfect last minute Christmas gifts. To complete your visit, treat yourself to some Christmas fare in the Abbey Café. Due to the layout of this historic house there is no disabled access

Cost: £5, under sixteen free. Last entry at 15:00

Location: Newstead Abbey, Ravenshead, Newstead, Nottinghamshire, NG15 8NA

To register interest please email

Looking for volunteers to lead social activities for NDWG

If you would like to get involved in organising a social event please get in touch and we will be happy to support.

Social events can include days out to local places of interest, go ape or other sporting activities, meals, trips to the cinema, gigs, ceilidhs, a night on the town, local festivals etc etc

We can help with useful tips on how to organise, suggestions of activities, checking dates for clashes with other events etc etc. We are also open to suggestions and new ideas for events which you may like to organise

Look forward to hearing from you soon


Jacky Braunton
Social coordinator
07881 993758

Thu 26-11-15
Crafty Crow
Nottingham Social
Jacky Braunton
07881 993758
Sat 28-Nov-15Donna Nook Nature Reserve, Lincolnshire Coast Seal Pup Watching Day TripFran07580172284
Sat 5-Dec-15Christmas at Newstead AbbeyTBCBrendan BarnesTBC
Thu 10-12-15
Derby Social
Sat 12-12-15Donington ParkDonington Park Christmas FayreCheryl Martin07790428881
Sat 12th to Sun 13th December 2015Youlgreave YHA Christmas Social WeekendClick here for details.Jacky Braunton 07881 993758
Mon 14-12-15The Hurt ArmsAmbergate Carnival Christmas pub quiz 20:00Becky Morley
Fri 18-12-15NottinghamIce skating and pubsCheryl Martin / Jacky Braunton07790428881 and 07881 993758
Thu 14-01-16GreyhoundDerby SocialTBCTBC
Fri 22-01-16TBCDerby group mealTBCTBC
Thu 28-01-16Crafty CrowNottingham SocialJacky Braunton07881 993758
Thu 11-02-16GreyhoundDerby SocialTBCTBC
Fri 19-02-16Annies BurgersNottingham Group mealTBCTBC
Thu 25-02-16Crafty CrowNottingham SocialJacky Braunton07881 993758
Thu 10-03-16GreyhoundDerby SocialTBCTBC
Fri 18-03-16TBCDerby group mealTBCTBC
Thu 24-03-16Crafty CrowNottingham SocialJacky Braunton07881 993758
Thu 14-04-16GreyhoundDerby SocialTBCTBC
Fri 22-04-16MarrakeshNottingham group mealTBCTBC
Thu 28-04-16Crafty CrowNottingham SocialJacky Braunton07881 993758
Socials » Social Gallery

Social Gallery Archive

Photos from previous socials over the years.


Go Ape Buxton 2013

Pictures from a day out Go Ape Buxton


Nottingham Ice Skating

Outdoor Ice Skating in Nottingham's Market Square


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Seal Pup Watching, Lincolnshire Coast
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Christmas Social – Youlgreave
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