Half Term in Nottingham

 
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Theatre Royal Nottingham centre
18-May-16 to 29-May-16

Watch out! The most Fantasmagorical musical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, lands in Nottingham in 2016. Starring Lee Mead as Caractacus Potts, Michelle Collins as Baroness Bomburst &...

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Tunes and Balloons Fiesta Forest Recreation Ground Hyson Green
27-May-16 to 29-May-16
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The Tunes & Balloons Fiesta promises a mega weekend of hot air balloons, pop star tribute acts, theme park rides, and entertainment for all the family! Friday entry is just £1 as...

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School Holiday Fun! National Watersports Centre West Bridgford
28-May-16 to 5-Jun-16

Forget the computer games or paddling pool in the back garden...The National Water Sports Centre is one big adventure waiting to be explored! Our school holiday activities for...

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Beat the Street Nottingham City centre City wide
28-May-16 to 8-Jun-16

Beat the Street is a walking, cycling and running game designed to increase physical activity levels and will take place in Nottingham from Wednesday, 27th April to Wednesday, 8th...

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Family Activities May Half Term Nottingham Contemporary Nottingham centre
28-May-16 to 5-Jun-16

Create dramatic transformations and step into a new world of industry and science. Sat 28 May – Sun 5 June. 11am – 3pm. Free

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Spring Urban Safari and Picnic Wollaton
28-May-16

Come along and enjoy a safari in Wollaton with the Nottingham City Local Group. Meet at the Lambourne Drive entrance to the old canal basin. Contact: Martin Willis 0797 017...

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Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf New Art Exchange Hyson Green
28-May-16 to 19-Jun-16
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Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf, is a fully playable, miniature golf course, designed and made by 10 leading voices from the contemporary art world. Doug Fishbone transforms...

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Wheee! Architects of Air Luminarium Lakeside Arts Centre Lenton
28-May-16 to 5-Jun-16
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Architects of Air's UK premiere of Luminarium 'Katena' This Nottingham-based, world-wide touring organisation, is coming home to launch their brand new structure Katena at Nottin...

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at White Post Farm, Farnsfield City outskirts
28-May-16
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We love to welcome some special characters to the farm this year we have some crackers! It's Turtle Power time with Leo and Raph of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles dropping in on...

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Children's Craft Club Eastwood Library Eastwood
28-May-16

Fun craft activity for children of all ages.

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Celebrate Elmer Day Nottingham Central Library Nottingham centre
28-May-16

Join us for a fun hour of Elmer the Elephant Stories and activities. Suitable for children all ages.

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Saturday Art Club! New Art Exchange Hyson Green
28-May-16
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Join in a range of fun family friendly crafts and arts activities. Parents and children of all ages can participate and become part of our growing NAE community. Join one session...

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Craft Menu: Happy Mail Debbie Bryan Shop Nottingham centre
28-May-16 to 4-Jun-16

Paper & Pattern: Colour-me-in Cake, free* Colour-in house drawn cakes and design your own toppings. Happy Mail, £5* With upcycled paper swatches, a card and envelope and access...

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Nottingham Castle Great Food & Drink Festival Nottingham centre
28-May-16 to 30-May-16
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Nottingham Castle is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Nottinghamshire and we are delighted to be hosting our second Great Food and Drink Festival at this beautiful...

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Wheee! Lakeside Arts Centre Lenton
28-May-16 to 5-Jun-16
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Our eagerly awaited festival of theatre and dance for children returns over the May half term. With shows in the theatre, another brand new luminarium and our free Family Weekend...

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Gruffalo orienteering Sherwood Pines Forest Park Further afield
28-May-16 to 16-May-21
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Kids will love the excitement of using a simple map to try to find twelve Gruffalo markers. Once they've found each marker they need to answer the question related to the marker...

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European Archery Championship Old Market Square Nottingham centre
28-May-16 to 29-May-16

Nottingham is proud to host the 2016 European Archery Championship, a Road to Rio event taking place in Old Market Square. Watch exciting live archery in a purpose-built archery...

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The Luddites and the trial of Daniel Diggle Galleries of Justice Museum Nottingham centre
28-May-16 to 5-Jun-16

Daniel Diggle was tried and executed at the Shire Hall for attempted murder during the Luddite protests. Learn the fascinating history of The Luddites in this family friendly...

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Supportive Envt Screening: Robinson Crusoe Broadway Cinema Nottingham centre
28-May-16
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Our Supportive Environment Screenings are for children on the autism spectrum and their families, friends and carers. Children with autism are sensitive to sound and light and...

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NEAT Festival: Once Upon a Twine The National Videogame Arcade Nottingham centre
28-May-16
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Play the City! Once Upon a Twine is a free two-day workshop bringing together game-making with storytelling to create new, site-specific games. Inspired by a visit to a secret...

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Nottinghamshire Family Orchestra and Chorus Nottingham centre
28-May-16 to 3-Jun-16

Perform with musicians from the BBC Philharmonic as part of BBC Music Day 2016! The Family Orchestra is made up of musicians of all ages - mums, dads, brothers, sisters, aunts,...

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Sherwood Through the Ages Sherwood Forest Country Park Further afield
29-May-16 to 30-May-16

Sherwood Forest has had a long history as a working woodland. Come along this bank holiday and meet some of the characters who shaped Sherwood's past and present - Romans, Normans...

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Steaming Sunday Nottingham Industrial Museum Wollaton
29-May-16

Our classic steaming days are back for 2016 on 29th May. See our extensive collection of static and portable engines in steam including the magnificent Fowler Ploughing Engine and...

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Sunday Social: Zip case & Picnic Lunch Debbie Bryan Nottingham centre
29-May-16

This Crafternoon is perfect for all young creatives from 11+. With interesting materials used in innovative ways, create your own zip case; perfect for craft kits, pencils and lip...

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Wheee! Humorous Stories Workshop Lakeside Arts Centre Lenton
29-May-16
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Traditional tales with a twist. Free to Snow White ticket-holders: Come and join in the fun telling crazy stories. Some you'll know and love, and some you'll help to make up. Be...

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Wheee! Snow White Lakeside Arts Centre Lenton
29-May-16 to 30-May-16
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With endless meals to prepare, a never ending pile of dishes to wash... not to mention that huge and ridiculous mirror that needs polishing morning, noon and night... life's never...

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May Half Term Skating National Ice Centre Nottingham centre
30-May-16 to 5-Jun-16
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If you're looking for something fun to do this May half-term, look no further! Grab your mates, grab your skates and get yourself on the ice. We will treat you to the usual...

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Bank Holiday Monday Opening Nottingham Industrial Museum Wollaton
30-May-16

We will be open for an extra day on Bank Holiday Monday, so come and see us. Drop-In. Children below the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Make it Amazing this half term intu Victoria Centre Nottingham centre
30-May-16 to 1-Jun-16
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This school half term intu Victoria Centre and intu Broadmarsh are bringing you a week filled with fun, free activities including crafting and baking. And we want you to make it...

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1000 Years of History Nottingham Castle Museum Nottingham centre
30-May-16 to 3-Jun-16
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Find the hidden secrets of Nottingham Castle by following our history trail around the museum. Find all the facts and claim your prize! £1 per person. Join in with make and take...

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Dog Trail Wollaton Hall and Park Wollaton
30-May-16 to 3-Jun-16
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Find all of the lost bones as you make your way around the formal gardens of Wollaton Hall. Win a prize if you can find them all! Trails are available from the Hall reception. Pl...

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YMCA Camp Williams YMCA bus operates across Nottingham City wide
31-May-16 to 2-Sep-16
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We provide children and young people with opportunities to form their own values, learning and identity through positive experiences. We believe that children and young people...

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YMCA day camps Kimberley Leisure Centre Kimberley
31-May-16 to 2-Sep-16

We provide children and young people with opportunities to form their own values, learning and identity through positive experiences. We believe that children and young people...

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Manor Farm Wild West Fundays East Leake City outskirts
31-May-16 to 2-Jun-16

Wild West Fundays - why not come in costume? Our indoor and outdoor play areas offer something for everyone in all weathers. Enjoy our Young Farmers' Play Barn and Fort Adventure...

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Clubs Zone Kids Activity Club Sir John Clifford Primary School Beeston
31-May-16 to 3-Jun-16

During the May half-term we are running a one week activities club at John Clifford Primary School in Beeston. Clubszone staff will keep all children involved in many activities...

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YMCA Wollaton holiday club Wollaton Wollaton
31-May-16 to 26-Aug-16

At our holiday club children will get involved with sports, crafts, arts and swimming. Think dodgeball, inflatables, experiments, painting, group games and much more! For specifi...

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School's Out - £1 a Day Holiday Programme various leisure centres City wide
31-May-16 to 3-Jun-16
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School's Out - £1 a Day Children's Holiday Activity Programme. Runs every weekday during the school holidays (excluding Christmas and bank holidays) at these leisure centres: Cli...

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May Half Term Holiday Club Heymann Primary School West Bridgford
31-May-16 to 3-Jun-16
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Inspire to Engage is Premier Sport's brand new holiday course initiative. We deliver over 7000 days of activities throughout the year in a wide variety of sports, dance and physic...

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Life-sized Paper Puppets City Arts Nottingham centre
31-May-16
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Build an (almost) life-sized paper puppet person and bring it to life with City Arts' resident puppet expert Alison Denholm. In this family friendly workshop have fun scrunching,...

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Half Term Drama Workshop New Art Exchange Hyson Green
31-May-16 to 3-Jun-16
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We will explore our dreams through drama: what are they about, why do we dream, and what does this say about us? Parents and friends are invited to a sharing event on Friday. A...

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Family Nature Walk & Bug Hunt Woodthorpe Grange Park Mapperley
31-May-16

Search for bugs, beasties & butterflies with the Park Ranger on a Nature Walk and Bug Hunt around the park. Meet at the play area/café.

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Natural Art Colwick Country Park Sneinton
31-May-16
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Use leaves, sticks, stones and even mud to make a really wild work of art! Meet by the new play park near the marina entrance.

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Holiday Club – Go Wild! Attenborough Nature Reserve Beeston
31-May-16
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Join us for some fun activities at Attenborough Nature Reserve as we launch 30 DAYS WILD. Suitable for children aged 4 and above. All children must be accompanied by an adult. ...

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Be a superhero for a day! Wollaton Library Wollaton
31-May-16

Half Term Activities… Be a superhero for a day! Join us for Superhero Stories and Activities. Why not come dressed as your favourite hero? Suitable for children all ages.

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Be a superhero for a day! Hyson Green Library Hyson Green
31-May-16

Join us for Superhero Stories and Activities. Why not come dressed as your favourite hero? Suitable for children all ages.

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Bringing Up Baby! Sing Street (12A) Broadway Cinema Nottingham centre
31-May-16
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Every month we present screenings tailored specifically for new parents and carers with babies! Tickets are £4.80 for you, free for babies under one year of age. The films will be...

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Excel Sports: Arts & Crafts Day Club Rushcliffe Leisure Centre West Bridgford
31-May-16

Arts and Crafts Holiday Camp at Rushcliffe Leisure Centre Come and join us for a fantastic Arts & Crafts day! Activities may include: painting, box modelling, paper craft, cookin...

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Cookie Baking Green's Windmill & Science Centre Sneinton
1-Jun-16
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Bake some scrumptious cookies during half term.

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Wheee! The Nodines Lakeside Arts Centre Lenton
1-Jun-16
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The Nodines are a family of dancers. Rick (dad), Simonetta (mum) and 9 year old Stella (daughter) bring a light-hearted and curious interactive performance in which Stella's homew...

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Little Wickets Holiday Camp Rushcliffe Leisure Centre West Bridgford
1-Jun-16 to 3-Jun-16

All abilities welcome. Book anything from a Half day to all 3 Days for Rushcliffe. Soft-ball cricket fun & games. The qualified, vetted and experienced Little Wickets' coaching...

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Wildlife Olympics Skylarks Nature Reserve West Bridgford
1-Jun-16

Join us down at Skylarks Nature Reserve as we celebrate our wildlife with lots of sporty activities amongst the grasses and the trees. Make your own flower bomb and see how far it...

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Be a superhero for a day! Clifton Library Clifton
1-Jun-16

Join us for Superhero Stories and Activities. Why not come dressed as your favourite hero? Suitable for children all ages.

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Be a superhero for a day! Sherwood Library Sherwood
1-Jun-16

Join us for Superhero Stories and Activities. Why not come dressed as your favourite hero? Suitable for children all ages.

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Be a superhero for a day! Nottingham Central Library Nottingham centre
1-Jun-16

Join us for Superhero Stories and Activities. Why not come dressed as your favourite hero? Suitable for children all ages.

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Be a superhero for a day! Sneinton Library Sneinton
1-Jun-16

Join us for Superhero Stories and Activities. Why not come dressed as your favourite hero? Suitable for children all ages.

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Little Wickets Half term Camp Rushcliffe Leisure Centre Nottingham centre
1-Jun-16 to 3-Jun-16

Boys and Girls of all abilities welcome. You can book a half, a full Day or all 3 days at this camp. Soft-ball cricket fun & games. The qualified, vetted and experienced Little...

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Excel Sports: Gold Medal Games Rushcliffe Leisure Centre West Bridgford
1-Jun-16

Gold Medal Games at Rushcliffe Leisure Centre. Children will enjoy a full day of Olympic sports. Please provide your child with a packed lunch and plenty to drink. Please make...

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Tales with the tooth fairy Bulwell Riverside Library Bulwell
1-Jun-16

Join us for a special reading from your local Tooth Fairies! A session aimed at families with young children.

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Wonder Windows - workshop for ages 10-14 Lakeside Arts Centre Lenton
2-Jun-16
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Workshop for Young People: Wonder Windows. Help transform the windows of the Angear Visitor Centre with an explosion of colour and beauty, inspired by the artwork of David Jones....

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Wonder Windows - workshop for ages 8-10 Lakeside Arts Centre Lenton
2-Jun-16
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Workshop for Young People: Wonder Windows. Help transform the windows of the Angear Visitor Centre with an explosion of colour and beauty, inspired by the artwork of David Jones....

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Wonder Windows - workshop for ages 6-8 Lakeside Arts Centre Lenton
2-Jun-16
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Workshop for Young People: Wonder Windows. Help transform the windows of the Angear Visitor Centre with an explosion of colour and beauty, inspired by the artwork of David Jones....

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A Novel Trial: Lady Chatterley’s Lover Galleries of Justice Museum Nottingham centre
2-Jun-16

A Novel Trial: Lady Chatterley's Lover On 10th November 1960, bookshops over England sold out of Penguin's first run (200,000 copies) of the novel Lady Chatterley's Lover on the...

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Tennis and Cricket Holiday Fun for ages 3-5 West Bridgford Tennis Club West Bridgford
2-Jun-16 to 3-Jun-16

Due to the success of our Easter Tennis and Cricket camp we are running a Half Term one. In conjunction with West Bridgford Tennis club. Indoors. Squash & Biscuits Included. B...

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Holiday Club – Go Wild! Attenborough Nature Reserve Beeston
2-Jun-16
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Join us for some fun activities at Attenborough Nature Reserve as we launch 30 DAYS WILD. Suitable for children aged 4 and above. All children must be accompanied by an adult. ...

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The Silver Serpent Cup - with Jonathan Emmett West Bridgford Library West Bridgford
2-Jun-16

Join author Jonathan Emmett for a high-speed, adrenaline-fuelled rhyming romp of a picture book. Discover how the story came about and make your own Silver Serpent racer.

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Children's Craft Club Eastwood Library Eastwood
2-Jun-16

Half-term fun craft activity for children of all ages.

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Summer Mini-beast safari Sherwood Forest Country Park Further afield
2-Jun-16

Sherwood Forest NNR is world famous for its ancient oaks but did you know over 1500 different invertebrates and 250 species of spiders have also been recorded on site. Why not...

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Make it Amazing this half term Broadmarsh Centre Nottingham centre
2-Jun-16 to 3-Jun-16

This school half term intu Victoria Centre and intu Broadmarsh are bringing you a week filled with fun, free activities including crafting and baking. And we want you to make it...

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Excel Sports: Gymnastics Day Camp Rushcliffe Leisure Centre West Bridgford
2-Jun-16

Gymnastics Holiday Camp at Rushcliffe Leisure Centre. Our gymnastics camps is popular with both boys and girls - all ability levels are catered for. These are very popular camps...

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Make IT Fun Day! Bilborough Library Broxtowe
2-Jun-16

A fun free event for all the family, come and explore IT with Makey Makey provided by the National Videogame Arcade, code club for beginners, iPad trials, crafts and much more!...

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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Nottingham) Activeace Arena Nottingham centre
3-Jun-16 to 5-Jun-16
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By William Shakespeare. Edited and Directed by Thomas Moore. It's Midsummer's Night, and four lovers each escaping the city to win the heart of their true love, find themselves...

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Wheee! Toddler's Room Lakeside Arts Centre Lenton
3-Jun-16 to 4-Jun-16
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Toddler's Room is a beautiful mini-dance theatre from Norway created by choreographer Siri Dybwik to appeal to our youngest audiences. Set inside a white dome, gorgeous sculptur...

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Be a superhero for a day! Aspley Library Broxtowe
3-Jun-16

Join us for Superhero Stories and Activities. Why not come dressed as your favourite hero? Suitable for children all ages.

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Excel Sports: Team Games Day Camp Rushcliffe Leisure Centre West Bridgford
3-Jun-16

Children will enjoy a day of Team Games at Rushcliffe Leisure Centre. Please provide your child with a packed lunch and plenty to drink. Please make sure your child wears approp...

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Wheee! Roman Playtime Highfields Park Lenton
4-Jun-16
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Suitable for families and children of all ages. Try out toys and games just like the ones Roman children played with and have a go at dressing up like a Roman child! Get crafty...

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Wheee! Vuelos Lakeside Arts Centre Lenton
4-Jun-16
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Multi-award winning international company Aracaladanza returns to the UK to delight audiences with their new dance theatre production for families, Vuelos. In Vuelos, choreograph...

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Wheee! Vuelos creative dance workshop Lakeside Arts Centre Lenton
4-Jun-16
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Suitable for 5-8 year olds and their grown-ups, maximum three children per adult. + Free arts and crafts activities in the foyer.

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Wheee! Family Fun Weekend Highfields Park Lenton
4-Jun-16 to 5-Jun-16
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Free* make and do fun, performances and workshops for all the family! Roll your sleeves up and become an inventor for the weekend. Make a crazy flying machine out of boxes,...

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Nightjar Walk Sherwood Forest Country Park Further afield
4-Jun-16

Join RSPB expert Carl Cornish as you go in search of the mystical Nightjar also known in folk law as ‘the goat sucker'. Prepare to be amazed at the sound of a male bird ‘churring'...

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Free Tennis! Have a Go Days Smithy Row Nottingham centre
4-Jun-16

Your chance to come and enjoy tennis in the city as we build up to the two international tournaments being held at Nottingham Tennis Centre. Join the LTA and Nottingham Building...

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Aegon Open WTA Tournament Nottingham Tennis Centre Beeston
4-Jun-16 to 12-Jun-16

The Aegon Open Nottingham will take place from 4th -12th June 2016 and will feature some of the top players from around the world. Two-time grand slam champion Victoria Azarenka...

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Pre-Loved Nearly New Baby and Children Sale West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton, NG10 4AA Long Eaton
4-Jun-16
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**As seen recently on Dragons Den** Award winning nearly new sales of babies and children's goods and equipment is coming to Nottingham on the 4th June 2016. Get everything you...

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Wheee! The Doodle Dance Show Lakeside Arts Centre Lenton
5-Jun-16
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Grab a pen and kick off your shoes for this playful, interactive story-show that will get the whole family drawing and moving, doodling and imagining. Together we will create a...

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Tracks, Trails & Signs Sherwood Forest Country Park Further afield
5-Jun-16

Have you ever wondered what has eaten that pine cone, or left that footprint or even left their smelly calling card? When you walk through the forest you are not guaranteed to see...

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Autokarna at Wollaton Park Wollaton Deer Park Wollaton
5-Jun-16
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Enjoy a FREE family day out at the annual Autokarna and Nottingham Post Motor Show! Autokarna has been held at Wollaton Park for over forty years. In recent years the event has...

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Father’s Day Craft Social Debbie Bryan Nottingham centre
5-Jun-16 to 30-Jun-16

From 11am, 7 days week: Decorative Poster, free* Ceramic Medal, £5* For any age, including your own inner child! Create a free Father's Day poster with drawn colour-me-in sheets...

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