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Swimming lessons with Everyone Active

1st January-31st December 2024

Venue: Your local leisure centre

Address: Nottinghamshire

Website: https://www.everyoneactive.com/courses-lessons/swimming-lessons/

Award-winning swimming lessons at your local Everyone Active leisure centre, for children aged from just 4 months old. Available at Lammas Leisure Centre (Sutton in Ashfield), Kirkby Leisure Centre and...

School Holidays at Statfold Country Park

24th June-1st September 2024

Venue: Statfold Country Park

Website: www.statfold.com/schoolholidays

Enjoy a train ride on a scenic route around the fields at Statfold Country Park. Visit the world-renowned locomotive museum - great for all the enthusiasts plus the vintage carousel, arts and crafts zone,...

Summer Reading Challenge at Inspire Libraries

6th July-23rd September 2024

Venue: Nationwide

Website: www.inspireculture.org.uk/summerreadingchallenge

Aimed at ages 4-11, the challenge is to read six or more library books and encourages them to keep reading over the summer break from school. For every book read, children will pick up stickers and rewards....

Attic Theatre School

8th July-1st September 2024

Venue: 1st Floor Rear of Palmers of Trent Bridge

Website: www.attictheatreschool.co.uk

The Attic Theatre School based in Nottingham’s city centre run mid week classes as well as Saturday classes in acting, musical theatre, Contemporary and choir alongside 1-2-1 singing lessons and acting...

Autism Nights

8th July-1st September 2024

Venue: Pirates Play

Website: www.piratesplay.co.uk/pirates_classes/autism-nights

Autism Nights on the first Wednesday of every month are specially designed evenings of play for children with Autism, Asperger's and ADHD. With a soothing atmosphere, these nights are a great opportunity...

Billing Aquadrome Holiday Park

8th July-1st September 2024

Venue: Billing Aquadrome

Website: www.meadowbay.com/billingaquadrome

Billing Aquadrome Holiday Park is an incredible holiday destination. It boasts an outdoor cinema, amphitheatre, splash pool, pump track and skate park, upgraded touring facilities, and so much more! Visit...

Curious About Nottingham

8th July-1st September 2024

Venue: Nottingham City Centre

Website: www.curiousabout.co.uk

Curious About Nottingham is a pair of self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Nottingham...

Family Adventures at The Lost City Adventure Golf

8th July-1st September 2024

Venue: The Lost City Adventure Golf

Website: www.lostcityadventuregolf.com/nottingham

Immerse yourself in a world of rainforest enchantment and discover the two indoor adventure golf courses, nestled in the jungle themed paradise. Open from 10am with Early Bird tickets available until 12pm....

Kids Club

8th July-1st September 2024

Venue: Savoy Cinema

Website: www.savoyonline.co.uk

Kid’s club screenings take place on Saturday and Sunday (every day in the school holidays) at 10am. Parents and Children can enjoy a movie at the cinema for the incredible low price of just £2.15 each....

Kitty Cafe Nottingham

8th July-1st September 2024

Venue: 31-37 Friar Lane

Website: www.kittycafe.co.uk

Become surrounded by adorable friendly felines as you tuck into some yummy cake or a refreshing drink and watch as these adorable cats explore the cafe. This is a family friendly venue, fully wheelchair...

Kumon Free Trial

8th July-1st September 2024

Venue: Various venues

Website: www.kumon.co.uk

Designed to help any child, of any ability, realise their potential and become an enthusiastic learner. Through daily worksheet study and Instructor guidance, your child will work at the 'just-right' level...

Newark Junior Parkrun

8th July-1st September 2024

Venue: Sconce and Devon Park

Website: www.parkrun.org.uk/newark-juniors

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 2k event for juniors (4 to 14 year olds), every Sunday at 9am. It's free to join but please register before you first go along. The aim is to have fun. Go along and join...

Perform weekly drama, dance and singing classes

8th July-1st September 2024

Venue: Venues: Bingham, Mapperley, West Bridgford or Wollaton

Website: www.perform.org.uk/try

Confidence-building drama classes for 4-7s and 7-12s. A unique mix of fun drama games, dance and singing specially designed to boost confidence, communication, concentration and coordination. To book a...

Razzle Dazzle Pots

8th July-1st September 2024

Venue: Razzle Dazzle Pots

Website: www.razzledazzlepots.co.uk

Whether you’re 3 or 93, Razzle Dazzle Pots offers a wide range of items ready to be transformed into your unique masterpieces. Perfect for family outing and birthday parties, their vibrant space promises...

Summer of Fun

8th July-1st September 2024

Venue: Gulliver's Theme Parks

Website: www.gulliversfun.co.uk

Enjoy fabulous family entertainment each day this summer with new rides, attractions and shows! Running until 2 September.

Swimming lessons with Everyone Active

8th July-1st September 2024

Venue: Nottinghamshire

Website: www.everyoneactive.com/courses-lessons/swimming-lessons

Award-winning swimming lessons at your local Everyone Active leisure centre, for children aged from just 4 months old. Available at Lammas Leisure Centre (Sutton in Ashfield), Kirkby Leisure Centre and...

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Free Summer Vocal Day for 10-14s

12th July-31st August 2024

Time: 10am=4pm

Venue: Mansfield Central Library

Address: Mansfield

Website: https://www.nationalyouthchoir.org.uk/sing-nottinghamshire

Get ready for a fun day filled with singing, laughter, and musical exploration! Led by the friendly National Youth Choir team, young people aged 10-14 are invited to join them to learn exciting new songs,...

The Big Butterfly Count

12th July-4th August 2024

Venue: Nationwide

Website: www.bigbutterflycount.butterfly-conservation.org

Whether done with friends and family, or in a moment of quiet calm and solitude, the Big Butterfly Count is free, fun and takes just 15 minutes. No green space is too small - a back garden, a small terrace...

Exploring Our Universe Through Different Senses

20th July 2024

Venue: Djanogly Theatre

Website: www.lakesidearts.org.uk

In this interactive family talk, Jez Turner explores how most of our Solar System and the Universe is not just what we see with visible light. Enjoy free drop-in science activities before and after the...

Limited Event: Space Rocks

20th July-1st September 2024

Venue: National Space Centre

Website: www.spacecentre.co.uk

Join the Discovery team this summer for some rockin’ activities and find out why space ‘rocks’. Understand more about what's 'out there', from Moons to meteorites and some of the exciting future...

Picnic in the Park

20th July 2024

Venue: Friends of King George  V Park

Address: Standhill Road, Carlton Hill

Website: www.facebook.com/p/Friends-of-King-George-V-Park-Rec-Standhill-Rd

This free event includes face painting, entertainment, stalls, ice cream van (take cash) and free skateboarding workshops with Skate Nottingham. Take a picnic and a blanket and enjoy the park.11am-3pm....

Rails to Victory: a 1940's Weekend

20th-21st July 2024

Venue: Statfold Country Park

Website: www.statfold.com

Step aboard and be transported back to a bygone era and Statfold on the Home Front, with living history, vintage vehicle displays and live entertainment throughout the weekend. Dress up in your best period...

Romeo and Juliet Outdoor Theatre

20th July 2024

Venue: Nottingham Castle

Website: www.illyriatourdates.co.uk

A passionate, poetic and utterly gripping production of this Shakespeare favourite. Shakespeare states in the opening lines of this play that we are going to see an explosive swash-buckling romance. But...

Summer of Play

20th July-2nd September 2024

Venue: Hardwick Hall

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/peak-district-derbyshire/hardwick

Enjoy some Elizabethan themed entertainment activities, including a chance to don a costume and showcase your favourite stories or moves on one of the stages, make a tune on the music station, write a...

Pawsby Fun Dog Show 2024

21st July 2024

Venue: Thoresby Park

Website: www.thoresby.com

Whether you are competing or spectating, there is fun to be had for all! There will be several classes throughout the day, including Most Handsome Chap, Waggiest Tail and Golden Oldie. Includes displays, activities...

Wistow Maze Opens

22nd July 2024

Venue: Wistow Maze

Website: www.wistow.com/wistow-maze

The giant 8-acre Maize Maze has a fun Quiz Trail hidden amongst its 3 miles of pathways, with high-level  bridges and towers.This year the maze has been designed in the shape of a Javelin Thrower and includes...

Little Women - Outdoor Theatre

24th July 2024

Venue: Newstead Abbey

Website: www.newsteadabbey.org.uk/open-air-theatre-little-women

This summer, meet headstrong Jo March and her sisters Meg, Amy, and Beth. Each sister is determined to pursue her own path in life, but though their dreams may be different, their family ties remain as...

Madagascar the Musical

24th-27th July 2024

Venue: Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall

Website: www.trch.co.uk

Join Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria and those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat...

The Secret Diary of Henry VIII

25th July 2024

Venue: Wollaton Hall and Deer Park

Website: www.wollatonhall.org.uk

Three Inch Fools present a brand new comedy of their own about one of England’s most epic monarchs, Henry VIII. One is an essential guide on how to keep your head in the Tudor Court, and the other a...

Festival of Archaeology: Discover The Romans

27th July 2024

Venue: University of Nottingham Museum

Website: www.lakesidearts.org.uk

In this free drop-in workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to handle archaeological artefacts. You can also explore Roman frescos. Find out how the Romans made their paint pigments and have a go at creating...

Summer of Play

27th July-8th September 2024

Venue: Clumber Park

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/nottinghamshire-lincolnshire/clumber-park

The whole family will want to spend the day on the Front Field this summer with 7 exciting play zones, jam-packed with activities to suit every age and every interest.To ensure every member of the family...

The Comedy of Errors (presented by The Handlebards)

27th July 2024

Venue: Clumber Park

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/nottinghamshire-lincolnshire

Enjoy a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’ like you’ve never seen before. When two sets of estranged twins are brought together on the same island, this classic...

Kids Summer Musical Theatre Camp

29th July-2nd August 2024

Venue: AJ's School of Dance and Performing Arts

Website: www.ajsdancenewark.co.uk

Musical Theatre experience for ages 4-11. Includes dance, singing, drama games, crafts/props, building friendships and the opportunity to perform your routines to camera filmed at the end of the week....

Schools Out! Summer Club

30th July 2024

Venue: White Post Farm

Website: www.whitepostfarm.co.uk

Join Farmer Steph and Farmer Claire for a Schools Out – Summer Fun Sessions for fun, games and of course animals. You can bring along your Little Farmers and their big brothers and sisters can join...

Space Cadets Live

30th July-15th August 2024

Venue: National Space Centre

Website: www.spacecentre.co.uk

If your child is interested in science and looking for something to do over the school holiday period, book a session now! Sessions aim to support and enhance learning regarding space, science and relatable...

Monster Fun

1st August 2024

Venue: Djanogly Gallery

Website: www.lakesidearts.org.uk

This family-friendly exhibition is a storybook come to life, where imagination reigns supreme.With plenty of free activities provided – including making your own monsters – this is a fun day out for...

Summer of Play: little wheels cycle skills session at Calke Abbey

1st August 2024

Venue: Calke Abbey

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/peak-district-derbyshire/calke-abbey

Perfect for children under eight who can ride a small pedal bike or balance bike. Take your own bike or borrow one (no extra charge). The cycle hire team will be on hand to help little ones get to grips...

Peter Pan (presented by Immersion Theatre)

2nd August 2024

Venue: Clumber Park

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/nottinghamshire-lincolnshire

Filled with catchy music, heaps of audience interaction, and a laugh-a-minute script, this hilarious and exciting musical of the boy who never grew up promises to have every member of the family entertained...

Robin Hood Festival 2024

3rd-26th August 2024

Venue: Sherwood Forest Country Park

Website: www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk

Join Sherwood Forest this summer celebrating the legend that makes Sherwood famous across the globe. See spectacular displays of jousting on horseback and medieval hand-to-hand combat, archery, historical...

Bushcraft for Families

5th August 2024

Venue: Sherwood Pines

Website: www.forestryengland.uk

Join the rangers for a fun-filled day of bushcraft activities. Work together as a family to build a survival shelter from natural materials and much more. 10am-3pm. Suitable for children aged 6+ accompanied...

Beauty and the Beast - Outdoor Theatre

7th August 2024

Venue: Wollaton Hall and Deer Park

Website: www.wollatonhall.org.uk

Presented with original music and sparkling humour in delightful settings from picturesque gardens to sweeping country parks, Chapterhouse Theatre Company’s lovely new adaptation of Beauty and the Beast...

Adventure Cinema at Calke Abbey

8th-11th August 2024

Venue: Calke Abbey

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/peak-district-derbyshire/calke-abbey

Experience four nights of open-air film screenings in the grounds of Calke Abbey this summer including Grease Sing-A-Long Friday, Top Gun Saturday, Mamma Mia and Back To The Future. Films start when the...

Tales from The Workhouse

8th-31st August 2024

Venue: The Workhouse and Infirmary

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/nottinghamshire-lincolnshire

Write on a slate, help with the washing, learn to pick oakum. Meet costumed characters and find out what life was like within The Workhouse. Listen to their stories as you encounter the inmates doing their...

The Secret Diary of Henry VIII

8th August 2024

Venue: Newstead Abbey

Website: www.newsteadabbey.org.uk

This summer, Three Inch Fools present a brand new comedy of their own about one of England’s most epic monarchs, Henry VIII. One is an essential guide on how to keep your head in the Tudor Court, and...

Angelica Sproket’s Pockets - Outdoor Theatre

11th August 2024

Venue: Wollaton Hall and Deer Park

Website: www.wollatonhall.org.uk

Prepare to be surprised, thrilled and tickled pink by Angelica Sprocket’s never-ending pockets, and the marvellous things she keeps in them. Filled with Folksy’s touch of live music, puppetry, audience...

The Comedy of Errors

11th August 2024

Venue: Nottingham Castle

Website: www.threeinchfools.com/upcomingperformances

The Three Inch Fools are back with Shakespeare’s shortest – and wildest – comedy. The clock is ticking, as the Fools rush to untangle one almighty mess in this farcical tale of long-lost twins, hysterical...

The Gondoliers

14th August 2024

Venue: Newark Castle

Website: www.palacenewark.com

‘The Gondoliers’ promises an enchanting evening of laughter, music, and will leave you with a song in your heart. Featuring impeccable comedic timing and exuberant performances this is one Illyria...

Alice in Wonderland

15th August 2024

Venue: Clumber Park

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/nottinghamshire-lincolnshire

For over a decade TaleGate Theatre Productions have been dazzling family audiences up and down the UK with their blend of slapstick, songs, silliness. TaleGate are thrilled to be bringing their traditional...

A Midsummer Night's Dream

16th August 2024

Venue: Clumber Park

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/nottinghamshire-lincolnshire

Multi award-nominated Immersion Theatre have developed a reputation for producing first class, fast-paced adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. This is Shakespeare as it’s meant to be: interactive, fun,...

The Midlands Firework Festival

17th August 2024

Venue: Statfold Country Park

Website: www.statfold.com

Join Statfold Country Park and Titanium Fireworks as they light up the night sky with an incredible evening of fireworks displays, live music and more! It's a great night out for the whole family at an...

Pinocchio

23rd August 2024

Venue: Clumber Park

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/nottinghamshire-lincolnshire

For over a decade TaleGate Theatre Productions have been dazzling family audiences up and down the UK with their blend of slapstick, songs, silliness. Access to the lawn will be granted in the hour before...

Jemima Puddleduck

24th August 2024

Venue: Clumber Park

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/nottinghamshire-lincolnshire

New for 2024, Quantum presents a delightful new adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s much-loved tale — The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck. Access to the lawn will be granted in the hour before the performance...

Summer Family Fun Weekend

24th-26th August 2024

Venue: Belvoir Castle

Website: www.belvoircastle.com

Indulge in boundless joy at Belvoir Castle’s Family Fun Weekend! Immerse yourself in laughter, games, and unforgettable moments, creating cherished memories for all ages. Join the festivities for a weekend...

Foolhardy Folk Festival

25th August 2024

Venue: Nottingham Arboretum

Website: www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk

Now in its fourth year, this family-friendly, one-day event mixes the finest acts from the UK festival circuit with real ales, craft beer, and street food in a truly gorgeous city centre setting. All ages...

Beauty and the Beast

30th August 2024

Venue: Newstead Abbey

Website: www.newsteadabbey.org.uk

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer for a brand-new telling of this classic fairy tale.Presented with original music and sparkling humour in delightful settings from picturesque gardens to sweeping...

The Little Mermaid

30th August 2024

Venue: Clumber Park

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/nottinghamshire-lincolnshire

Follow Lenor, our mermaid princess, as she finds her sea legs in search of her happily ever after under the sea in this bubbly family pantomime. Access to the lawn will be granted in the hour before the...

Romeo and Juliet

31st August 2024

Venue: Newstead Abbey

Website: www.newsteadabbey.org.uk

From a secret rendezvous in a moonlit garden to a fateful duel under the scorching Verona sun, Shakespeare masterfully explores the enduring power of love, revenge and fate in one of his best-loved stories....

Summer Sparks Spectacular

31st August 2024

Venue: Gulliver's Theme Parks

Website: www.gulliversfun.co.uk

Celebrate another magical summer season at Gulliver's with a Fireworks Spectacular! Enjoy extra ride time, extended opening hours and a fantastic fireworks display.

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