Nottinghamshire: Latest News

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Making memories and inspiring futures

12th February 2020

As Dragons’ Den backed Razzamataz celebrates 20 years of business in January 2020, thoughts turn to some of the incredible opportunities that have happened over the years. These opportunities change the course of a life for a young person and they are now seeing former students gracing the West...

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Get Active in Nottingham this half term

10th February 2020

Keep your little ones entertained and well exercised on a budget this half term. Beginning 17th Feb, affordable children’s activities will take place across the eight Nottingham City leisure centres. They’ve a special timetable for half term week, with welcoming family-focused activities...

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Nottingham gets curious!

8th February 2020

The Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity is back and bigger than ever this February with a programme packed full of fun, free, hands-on activities aimed at all the family. The festival is all about taking science, technology, engineering and maths out of laboratories and in to our everyday lives.  On...

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Take advantage of Kumon’s maths and English Free Trial

6th February 2020

Kumon study helps children of any age and any ability to shine. Established for over 60 years, the Kumon maths and English programmes enable students to develop into confident, independent learners with strong, transferable study habits.  Kumon study equips students with core study skills that...

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Housing boost for East Midlands

6th February 2020

East Midlands house hunters are set to benefit from 907 new family homes as Countryside, a leading UK homebuilder, launches five new housing developments in the region.  First to launch is The Boulevard, which will comprise 160 homes and forms part of a £500m, 694-acre expansion into the...

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Happy 20th Birthday Perform!

5th February 2020

We chatted to founder, Lucy Quick. Working with children as a musical theatre actress inspired me to create a drama school that wasn’t about talent or auditions but instead had child development at its heart. From our very first class in Primrose Hill in 2000, we’ve used performing arts...

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Action-packed school holiday camp returns to West Bridgford

3rd February 2020

Nottinghamshire YMCA will be running the well-loved holiday day camp for 4-15 year olds, Camp Williams, through the February half-term holidays. Children and young people from across Nottingham can enjoy a wide variety of sports, artistic activities and exciting skill sessions.  Camp Williams...

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Try a FREE drama class at Perform in Nottingham

27th January 2020

Happy 20th Birthday Perform! We chatted to founder, Lucy Quick. Working with children as a musical theatre actress inspired me to create a drama school that wasn’t about talent or auditions but instead had child development at its heart. From our very first class in Primrose Hill in 2000, we've...

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Foremarke Hall, Repton Preparatory School

27th January 2020

Foremarke Hall, Repton Preparatory School, is a boarding and day school for boys and girls, aged 3 to 13 years. Centred on a fine Georgian mansion and surrounded by 55 acres of beautiful grounds, Foremarke Hall inspires and captures the imagination of its children even before they have walked through...

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Highfields School rated “excellent”

13th January 2020

Highfields School has been rated excellent in its recent ISI inspection (June 2019).  The report found:  - The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent  - The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent  “Excellent”...

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Escape: Lance Corporal Richard Jones

10th January 2020

Magician Richard Jones is set to stun audiences in 2020 with his nationwide tour Escape, following his hit appearance on ITV’s BGT: The Champions this year.  Richard Jones was the winner of the 2016 Britain’s Got Talent series and is a British Army soldier as well as one of the world’s...

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Kumon’s study programmes build confidence from the start

6th January 2020

Kumon study in Maths and English helps children of any age and ability to discover their full potential and achieve beyond expectations. Established for 60 years and followed in countries across the world, the Kumon’s study programmes enable students to develop into confident, independent learners...

Start the year with YMCA Camp Williams!

17th December 2019

Nottinghamshire YMCA’s day camp for children is returning to Nottinghamshire Emmanuel School in January 2020! Encompassing a variety of indoor and outdoor sports, group games, artistic projects, and traditional camp activities such as rallies and campfire songs – Camp Williams is a place...

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Jungle Bells ring out at The Lost City Adventure Golf

11th December 2019

Forget back-to-back festive films or endless games of Monopoly, budding adventurers can get the competitive juices really flowing over the Christmas holidays with a round on one of the two 18-hole, jungle themed adventure golf courses. Suitable for any age (from 3–103!) and open whatever the weather,...

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Get into the festive spirit at NIC

7th December 2019

Christmas returns to the National Ice Centre (NIC) in a big way this December with festive skating and special themed events to suit the whole family. Surrounded by twinkling lights, a majestic tree and a life size snow globe to have your photo taken inside - the NIC is the ideal place to get into the...

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Be flu safe with a free vaccine

2nd December 2019

The NHS in Nottinghamshire is urging those most at risk from flu to protect themselves and their families with a free flu jab.  Those most at risk include pregnant women, two and three-year-olds, primary school children, people living with a health condition such as severe asthma, chest or heart...

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Christmas begins at Sherwood Pines

27th November 2019

Wellies crunching through twigs and leaves. Steaming hot chocolate and a cheek-warming tea. Festive trails and special memories. It’s a trip to pick up your real Christmas tree.  The Christmas countdown starts the moment you bring home your tree. Wrap up warm, pull on your walking boots...

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Cinderella at the Theatre Royal

23rd November 2019

Step into your glass slippers – you shall go to the ball! The sparkling pantomime Cinderella will take to the stage at the Theatre Royal this year, with a star-studded cast, fabulous costumes and awe-inspiring special effects!  Coronation Street’s Les Dennis and Connor McIntyre will...

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Touring East Midlands Libraries

12th November 2019

Touring November 2019: Graeae Theatre Company and The Spark Arts for Children presents The Iron Man Ted Hughes' classic modern-day fable of a giant Iron robot and the fearless courage of a young boy named Hogarth is a beautiful tale about friendship, understanding and tolerance. This new...

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October half-term holidays with Newark Camp!

14th October 2019

New friends, adventure, active team sports, creative art projects and more, Newark Camp is the perfect way for young people In Newark, Nottinghamshire to spend the half-term holidays. At Camp Newark, all campers (aged 5 – 12 years old) will get to take part in a variety of exciting group activities...

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Happy Halloween half term from space!

11th October 2019

Happy Halloween half term from space, the most dangerous place you could ever consider visiting. Join the National Space Centre as they discover the constant threat of high-speed micrometeorites, your bodily fluids from boiling in the hard vacuum of space and temperatures as...

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Five Tips for a frighteningly fun Halloween… without breaking the bank!

11th October 2019

Five Tips for a frighteningly fun Halloween… without breaking the bank! Whether it’s trick or treating, carving pumpkins, apple bobbing or lighting a bonfire, Halloween season can quickly become an expensive time of year for families. Following America’s lead, Halloween in the UK...

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Sing! Dance! Act!

11th October 2019

Primary Times explores how the performing arts benefits our children, and how parents can get involved at home The performing arts are a fantastic way to help children to develop their creative skills. There are no wrong answers, and everyone is actively encouraged to explore new and alternatives...

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Anti-bullying week with Andy Day

11th October 2019

Primary Times teams up with Andy Day to support Anti-Bullying Week which is celebrated in over three quarters of schools across the country, 11th - 15th November.  Andy Day is set to hit our screens in March 2020 with his new CBBC show Andy and the Band, but the children’s TV star is also...

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Stay and Play at Gulliver's Resorts

20th May 2019

Stay and play this summer at Gulliver’s Resorts. Accommodation options include themed cabins, dens, glamping tents and family suites. Choose the perfect theme for your family and enjoy an incredible adventure complete with theme park rides and attractions. You can find Gulliver’s at Warrington,...

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