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Indoor Events

Harley Art Club

9th September-9th June 2018

Venue: Harley Gallery

Address: S80 3LW

Website: www.harleygallery.co.uk

For children aged 6-11. The Art Club will encourage your children to look, draw and discover- developing making skills and an understanding of art and craft. Children will spend Saturday morning with Harley...

Arts & Crafts

Free Family Fun!

16th December-4th March 2018

Venue: Nottingham Contemporary

Address: NG1 2GB

Website: www.nottinghamcontemporary.org

Let's get creative and explore Nottingham Contemporary's exhibitions – for free! Lots of hands-on making and fun every weekend and every day of the school holidays. 11am-3pm. All ages welcome. Just drop-in (Closed...

Outdoor Events

The Original Nottingham Ghost Walk

7th January-2nd December 2018

Venue: Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

Address: NG1 6AD

Website: www.ticketor.com/nottinghamghostwalk/default

Every Saturday evening at 7.00pm, from the first in Saturday in January to the first Saturday in December, inclusive – without doubt the most successful regular walking tour in Nottingham! The Original...

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BIGGER LITTLE PLAYHOUSE

8th January-26th March 2018

Venue: Nottingham Playhouse

Website: www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Bigger Little Playhouse is for children aged 5 – 8, held on Monday evenings from 4.30pm – 5.30pm. The children work towards a small sharing of their work each term, the sessions give children...

Indoor Activities

Bigger Little Playhouse

8th January-26th March 2018

Venue: Nottingham Playhouse

Address: NG1 5AF

Website: www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Bigger Little Playhouse is for children aged 5 – 8, held on Monday evenings from 4.30pm – 5.30pm (excluding Monday 15th January and Half Term w/c 19th February 2018). The children work towards a small...

Indoor Activities

Yard Young People's Theatre

9th January-25th April 2018

Venue: New Art Exchange

Address: NG7 6BE

Website: www.nae.org.uk

5PM - 7PM / TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS. This term our Tuesday group (7-10yrs) will be continuing work with drama techniques, having fun with a range of games and exercises which develop acting skills and build...

Indoor Activities

Youth Theatre For 9-11 Years

17th January-28th March 2018

Venue: Nottingham Playhouse

Address: NG1 5AF

Website: www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Youth Theatre group is run at Nottingham Playhouse on Wednesdays in term time. If you’d like to have fun, make new friends and learn drama skills through group work, improvisation and physical theatre,...

Indoor Activities

Saturday Art Club

27th January-28th April 2018

Venue: New Art Exchange

Address: NG7 6BE

Website: www.nae.org.uk

10:30AM - 12:30PM / SATURDAYS. Due to popular demand our offer for families is growing! This season we're thrilled to announce that Saturday Art Club will now take place each and every Saturday morning...

Indoor Activities

Family Fun Workshops

3rd February-4th March 2018

Venue: Nottingham Contemporary

Address: NG1 2GB

Website: www.nottinghamcontemporary.org

Join us every weekend for free family fun activities to explore and develop your little ones' creativity. FREE! Every weekend during our exhibitions from 11am-3pm! No need to book, just drop in and stay...

Outdoor Events

February Half Term Family Space

10th-25th February 2018

Venue: The Workhouse, Southwell

Address: NG25 0PT

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

We will have a family space open for both Leicester and Nottingham school holidays. There will be different types of activities daily, from crafts to games, something for all ages of the family. FREE event....

Outdoor Events

Snowdrops at Hodsock 2018

10th February-4th March 2018

Venue: Hodsock Priory

Address: S81 0TY

Website: hwww.hodsockpriory.com

The Snowdrop gardens and woodland walk will re-open from 10 February to 4 March. Open daily from 10am to 4pm (last entry). New for 2018 awe-inspiring aerial and acrobatic outdoor theatre. The Whispering...

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Mud N Myths At Clumber Park

12th-23rd February 2018

Venue: Clumber Park

Address: S80 3AZ

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

11.00am-12.00pm. Outdoor activity to turn stories into wild art using natural materials. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Theatre

Hairspray

13th-24th February 2018

Venue: Theatre Royal

Address: NG1 5ND

Website: www.trch.co.uk

The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray is coming to Nottingham with a production, guaranteed to have you dancing the night away! Don’t miss this irresistible feel-good show that will have you smiling...

Outdoor Events

Early Man Quest

17th-25th February 2018

Venue: Bolsover Castle

Address: S44 6PR

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the Earth, Early Man tells the story of how plucky caveman Dug, along with sidekick Hognob, unites his tribe against the mighty...

Outdoor Events

Enchanted Fairy Trail

17th-25th February 2018

Venue: Rufford Abbey Country Park

Address: NG22 9DF

Website: www.parkwoodoutdoors.co.uk

Rufford Abbey have just discovered that they have their own Enchanted Forest! They have asked the fairies and pixies if they would allow some of their special visitors to come over and play and they have...

Indoor Activities

Fairy Tale Trial

17th-25th February 2018

Venue: National Justice Museum

Address: NG1 1HN

Website: www.nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk

As a family join the characters as Snow White has her day in court. You can make the case for the defence, or the prosecution. And, you can join the jury ultimately deciding whether Snow White is guilty,...

Indoor Activities

Family Fun at Nottingham Contemporary

17th-25th February 2018

Venue: Nottingham Contemporary

Address: NG1 2GB

Website: www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/event/february-half-term-2

11am-3pm. Get creative this February Half Term and take your senses on a journey around our galleries, then make a giant folding book that goes on for miles! FREE with no need to book, just drop in and...

Outdoor Events

February Half Term at Stonebridge City Farm

17th-25th February 2018

Venue: Stonebridge City Farm

Address: NG3 2FR

Website: www.stonebridgecityfarm.com

Lots of daily activities going on during February half term. Animal handling, bouncy castle, café, shop and gardens open. Charges apply. Se website for details.

Indoor Activities

Free Family Fun!

17th-25th February 2018

Venue: National Justice Museum

Address: NG1 1HN

Website: www.nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk

We’ve got a range of free family crafts for you to enjoy in the holidays. Badge making – Monday 19 February (11am – 2pm). Puzzles and colouring – Tuesday 20 to Sunday 25 February. Block printing...

Outdoor Events

Giant Collage

17th-23rd February 2018

Venue: Idle Valley Nature Reserve

Address: DN22 8SG

Website: www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org

Families and children are invited to come along each day and cut out and paste pictures on a giant collage at our Idle Valley Reserve. Open all day. Contact: Lindis De Vere 01777 858 247.

Outdoor Events

Nature Trails

17th-23rd February 2018

Venue: Idle Valley Nature Reserve

Address: DN22 8SG

Website: www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org

Pick up a form from Reception at our Idle Valley reserve, follow the trail through the woods and collect the clues. Hand in your completed form for a small prize. For children age 7+ and families. Suggested...

Indoor Activities

February Family Fest 2018

19th-24th February 2018

Venue: Nottingham Playhouse

Address: NG1 5AF

Website: www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Join us this February Half Term 2018 for an exciting and varied week of family fun. Come and make, explore and play as we create pieces of drama, music and much more! Our workshops have been designed for...

Indoor Activities

Half Term Activities!

19th-23rd February 2018

Venue: Creswell Crags

Address: S80 3LH

Website: www.creswell-crags.org.uk

Lots of activities going on at Creswell Crags this half term. See Facebook page for more information or T: 01909 720378.

Indoor Activities

Half Term Games Week

19th-24th February 2018

Venue: Forest Town Library

Address: NG19 0AA

Website: www.inspireculture.org.uk

Bring your parents and grandparents and see if you can beat them at the ball and cup, diablo, yo-yo or spinning top! Dress up as a Victorian, play cat’s cradle and have a game of dominoes. 10.30am-12pm....

Outdoor Events

Medieval Mayhem at Bolsover Castle

19th-23rd February 2018

Venue: Bolsover Castle

Address: S44 6PR

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk

Step back in time and have Medieval fun this summer! Meet Sir Cuss for your squire training and get active in games to test your skill and courage. Perched on a ridge high above the Vale of Scarsdale,...

Indoor Activities

February Half Term Fun at Lakeside Arts

20th-24th February 2018

Venue: Lakeside Arts

Address: NG7 2RD

Website: www.lakesidearts.org.uk

Head to Lakeside Arts and University Park for family fun this February Half Term from 11am - 4pm. Lots of activities (charges apply on some). See Lakeside website for full details.

Indoor Activities

Artbeat! Mini Shops

23rd February 2018

Venue: Mansfield Museum

Address: NG18 1NG

Website: www.mansfield.gov.uk

10am-1pm. Cost: £1.50. More information to follow on website.

Arts & Crafts

Circus Skills Workshop

23rd February 2018

Venue: Harley Gallery

Address: S80 3LW

Website: www.harleygallery.co.uk

Roll up, Roll up! Join us for a free play circus skills workshop with Ria and Kay from Circus Hub Nottingham. Have a go at juggling, hula hooping and plate spinning plus much more. The workshop will be...

Outdoor Events

Family Friday - Birds

23rd February 2018

Venue: Attenborough Nature Reserve

Address: NG9 6DY

Website: www.attenboroughnaturecentre.co.uk

11am to 2pm. £4 per child. Suitable for all ages. Drop in - no need to book.

Outdoor Events

Light Night 2018

23rd February 2018

Venue: Various venues

Address: NG1 2BY

Website: www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Do something different on a Friday night in February - Enjoy FREE cultural events in the city after dark. Take part in a fantastic night of discovery as Nottingham comes to life this Light Night! Further...

Outdoor Events

Light Night at the City of Caves

23rd February 2018

Venue: City of Caves

Address: NG1 7LS

Website: www.nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk

Delve deep into the City of Caves and discover the mysterious hidden stories of the past which lurk under the streets of Nottingham. Uncover the ghostly tales of those who lived in the caves and learn...

Indoor Activities

Paper Plate Penguin Craft

23rd February 2018

Venue: Skegby & Stanton Hill Library

Address: NG17 3EE

Website: www.inspireculture.org.uk

Come and along and make a funny-faced penguin to make you smile on these chilly nights. What colour bow tie will yours have? (All the best penguins wear bow-ties!). Suitable for children. Free event....

Indoor Activities

Shimmer & Shake Dance

23rd February 2018

Venue: Nottingham Playhouse

Address: NG1 5AF

Website: www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

10.30am – 12pm. For 4-8 year olds and their families. Join Nottingham Playhouse this February Half Term for an exciting and varied week of family fun. Come and make, explore and play as we create pieces...

Theatre

The X Factor Live Tour

23rd February 2018

Venue: Motorpoint Arena

Address: NG1 1LA

Website: www.motorpointarenanottingham.com

The X Factor Live Tour is returning for 2018 and for the first time ever the audience will choose their own winner…each and every night! The X Factor digital host, Becca Dudley, will be on the road with...

Indoor Activities

Board Games for Bored Kids

24th February 2018

Venue: Sutton in Ashfield Library

Address: NG17 1BP

Website: www.inspireculture.org.uk

Are you bored on Saturdays and looking for something to do? We run a free board games club. Come and join in and meet new friends. Children of all ages. FREE! No need to book. 10am-1pm.

Indoor Activities

Children's Craft Club

24th February 2018

Venue: Eastwood Library

Address: NG16 3GB

Website: www.inspireculture.org.uk

Join us for some exciting half-term craft activities – making scarecrows as part of our farmyard craft theme! 10.30-11.30am.

Theatre

Guess How Much I Love You

24th-25th February 2018

Venue: Palace Theatre Newark

Address: NG24 1JY

Website: www.palacenewarktickets.com

Selladoor Family Presents Guess How Much I Love You. Join Little & Big Nutbrown Hare, from the bestselling 'Guess How Much I Love You' and 'I Love You All Year Round' collection, as they leap off the page...

Indoor Activities

Lego Club

24th February 2018

Venue: Newark Library

Address: NG24 1UW

Website: www.inspireculture.org.uk

An opportunity to socialise and make friends while building with our Lego and building bricks for younger children. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. No need to book. 10.30am-12.30pm.

Theatre

Mirror Mirror

24th February 2018

Venue: Nottingham Playhouse

Address: NG1 5AF

Website: www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

A mischievous take on the ever-popular Snow White, beloved by generations of children. Tickets: £8 (£7 children). Ages 5+

Indoor Activities

Tales with the Tooth Fairy

28th February 2018

Venue: Sutton in Ashfield Library

Address: NG17 1BP

Website: www.inspireculture.org.uk

Join us for a special reading from your local Tooth Fairies! A session aimed at families with young children to help us celebrate World Book Day. Suitable for children. Free. No need to book. 2.30-3.30pm.

Theatre

Teletubbies Live

2nd-3rd March 2018

Venue: Theatre Royal

Address: NG1 5ND

Website: www.trch.co.uk

Join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in a show full of love and laughter as they explore the magical world of Teletubbyland. Look out for the Tubby Phone, Noo-noo and Sun Baby in a fun, bright and safe...

Indoor Activities

Brickish Weekend

3rd-4th March 2018

Venue: National Space Centre

Address: LE4 5NS

Website: www.spacecentre.co.uk

Imagine one of the largest displays of LEGO ever created in the UK. Now you don’t have to imagine it, as the National Space Centre joins forces with the Brickish Association to create a weekend dedicated...

Theatre

Katie Wright School of Dance - The American Dream

3rd March 2018

Venue: Nottingham Playhouse

Address: NG1 5AF

Website: www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

The students of Katie Wright school of dance present their annual show The American Dream. This promises to be a fantastic evening of entertainment packed with many genres of dance including Ballet, Tap,...

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Lego Batman Movie

3rd March 2018

Venue: National Space Centre

Address: LE4 5NS

Website: www.spacecentre.co.uk/event

A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick....

Outdoor Events

Wild Kids - Wild Science

3rd March 2018

Venue: Attenborough Nature Reserve

Address: NG9 6DY

Website: www.attenboroughnaturecentre.co.uk

At Wild Kids we find out about nature on our local patch. The sessions allows your child to explore and discover the nature around them with lots of hands on and fun activities...with a different theme...

Theatre

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Ballet)

4th March 2018

Venue: Mansfield Palace Theatre

Address: NG18 1NG

Website: www.mansfieldpalace.co.uk

Join Ballet Theatre UK as we entre the enchanting and magical realm of A Midsummers Night's Dream. Following on from the company's critically acclaimed production of Romeo and Juliet we present a ballet...

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Born to Dance

4th March 2018

Venue: Bonington Theatre

Address: NG5 7EE

Website: www.boningtontheatre.co.uk

Join the pupils of Rhythm Nation Studios in a celebratory performance of all dance styles as their studio turns one! From ballet to breakdance, this is a show not to be missed!

Outdoor Events

Robin Hood Pageant

10th-11th March 2018

Venue: Nottingham Castle

Address: NG1 6EL

Website: www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Join Robin Hood, his Merry Men and a whole host of colourful characters in this immersive experience and be transported back in time to 12th Century Nottingham. The Castle grounds are transformed into...

Theatre

Aladdin Jr

14th March 2018

Venue: Palace Theatre Newark

Address: NG24 1JY

Website: www.palacenewarktickets.com

When street rat Aladdin frees a genie from a lamp, he finds his wishes granted. However, he soon finds that the evil Jafar has other plans for the lamp, and for Princess Jasmine. But can Aladdin save Princess...

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War Horse

14th March-7th April 2018

Venue: Theatre Royal

Address: NG1 5ND

Website: www.trch.co.uk

At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey,...

Cinema

Zootropolis

17th March 2018

Venue: New Art Exchange

Address: NG7 6BE

Website: www.nae.org.uk

10.30am-12.30pm. In the sprawling concrete jungle otherwise known as the city of Zootropolis, animals big and small live and work side-by-side, but not always harmoniously. A rookie bunny cop and a cynical...

Theatre

My Fair Lady

20th-21st March 2018

Venue: Mansfield Palace Theatre

Address: NG18 1NG

Website: www.mansfieldpalace.co.uk

Performed by the New Youth Theatre. Eliza Doolittle is a young flower seller with an unmistakable Cockney accent which keeps her in the lower rungs of Edwardian society. When Professor Henry Higgins tries...

Theatre

Cardboard Carnival

22nd March 2018

Venue: Theatre Royal

Address: NG1 5ND

Website: www.trch.co.uk

Performance takes place at Nottingham Central Library. This is ‘Carnival of the Animals’ but not as we know it. Creating the ‘ultimate animal’ Lempen Puppet Theatre take inspiration from Camille...

Theatre

The Story of Mr B

23rd March 2018

Venue: Theatre Royal

Address: NG1 5ND

Website: www.trch.co.uk

The Story of Mr B is a puppet show played between the pages of a giant book, narrated by a mushroom who introduces us to Mr Bumblegrum, a grumpy but endearing character, who makes a colourful journey through...

Dance Classes

Venue: Beeston Library

Are you aged 8-12? Come and work with Nottingham‘s leading dance company, next Door Dance. Tuesdays from 12 September 5.30pm to 7pm. £5 per session. Professional dance leaders sharing new skills the...

Indoor Events

Half Term Workshop: Big Draw27/10/2017

Venue: Lakeside Arts

Address: NG7 2RD

Website: www.lakesidearts.org.uk

11am-4pm in Performing Arts Studio. Fossils in all their glory will be the inspiration for our annual drawing extravaganza in 2017. Drop in for a free, fun, family experience. No need to book and all ages...

Outdoor Events

Steaming Days at Papplewick

Venue: Papplewick Pumping Station

Address: NG15 9AJ

Website: www.papplewickpumpingstation.org.uk

Enjoy a fascinating day out at Britain's finest Victorian water works by visiting on one of their 2017 Steaming Days. All steaming days run from 11am - 5pm. Standard admission: Adults £8 / Senior or...

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