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Outdoor Events

Trent Bridge Cricket Ground Tour

1st January-31st December 2017

Venue: Trent Bridge

Address: NG2 6AG

Website: www.trentbridge.co.uk

Every Tuesday at 2pm (except match days). Visitors to Trent Bridge can now get a guided tour of the world’s third oldest Test ground. The tour, which costs just £4 for adults and £2.00 for juniors,...

Outdoor Events

Nottingham Castle Cave Tours

1st July-31st December 2017

Venue: Nottingham

Address: NG1 6EL

Website: www.nottinghamcastle.org.uk

Taking place everyday when the castle is open at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm. Take a tour to experience the caves for yourself, learning on the way the gruesome tales of Roger Mortimer, King David II of Scotland...

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...

Outdoor Events

Nottingham Winter Wonderland

17th November-31st December 2017

Venue: Old Market Square

Address: NG1 2BY

Website: www.nottinghamwinterwonderland.co.uk

Immerse yourself in the glow of the Christmas lights and trees, visit the cabins selling seasonal food, drink and crafts when the Winter Wonderland returns to Nottingham this November. More information...

Christmas

Santa's Grotto & Winter Wonderland

18th November-23rd December 2017

Venue: Timmermans Garden Centre

Address: NG14 6DN

Website: www.timmermansgardencentre.com

Various dates during November and December for Santa's grotto and breakfast with Santa. See website for full details.

Christmas

Santa's Grotto at Brookfields

18th November-24th December 2017

Venue: Brookfields Garden Centre

Address: NG3 5RW

Website: www.brookfieldsgardencentre.co.uk

Various dates. See website for full details. Our team of elves will be greeting you in the Grotto to make your visit to see Santa more magical. Mrs Claus may make an appearance too!

Christmas

Santa's Grotto at Rufford Abbey

18th November-23rd December 2017

Venue: Rufford Abbey Coutry Park

Address: NG22 9DF

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk

Weekends between Saturday 18 November - Sunday 23 December 2017 from 11am-4pm. Bring the little ones to meet Santa and his helpers and every child will receive a gift. £5 per child.

Christmas

Santa's Grotto at Intu Broadmarsh

24th November-24th December 2017

Venue: Broadmarsh Shopping Centre

Address: NG1 7LB

Website: www.intu.co.uk/broadmarsh

Santa Claus is coming to intu Broadmarsh this Christmas! Visit his magical grotto in association with Playmobil from Friday 24 November through to Christmas Eve. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by our...

Christmas

Santa's Toy Testing Lab

24th November-24th December 2017

Venue: intu Victoria Centre

Address: NG1 3NE

Website: www.ntu.co.uk/victoriacentre

Various dates throughout November and December. Step into our magical Toy Testing Lab and help Santa’s elves choose the top presents for all the boys and girls this year. Work your way through the lab...

Indoor Events

Audience with Father Christmas

25th November-23rd December 2017

Venue: Bolsover Castle

Address: S44 6PR

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/bolsover-castle

Saturdays and Sundays. Join in the festive fun with the man himself at Bolsover Castle this Christmas. Meet Father Christmas as he tells tales of Christmas past amidst the yuletide decorations. Lucky visitors...

Christmas

Christmas at White Post Farm

25th November-23rd December 2017

Venue: White Post Farm

Address: NG22 8HL

Website: www.whitepostfarm.co.uk

You can see Santa and join in the Nativity Play every day from the 25th November right up to and including Christmas Eve. You can meet our beautiful real reindeer and head through the winter wonderland...

Christmas

Christmas at Wollaton Hall

25th November-23rd December 2017

Venue: Wollaton Hall

Address: NG8 2AE

Website: www.wollatonhall.org.uk

Enjoy a family Christmas at Wollaton Hall this year. With a decadent gift shop in the courtyard, a chance to see Santa in the grotto and a Christmas trail, there’s plenty to get the whole family in the...

Outdoor Events

Meet Santa at GCRN

26th November-24th December 2017

Venue: Great Central Railway

Address: NG11 6JS

Website: www.gcrn.co.uk

Weekends only. Join us for a steam-train trip through beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside with Santa! Always popular with Children, this is the best chance for them to tell Santa what they would like...

Christmas

Christmas at Clumber Park

1st-23rd December 2017

Venue: Clumber Park

Address: S80 3BE

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Various dates - see website. Step into a winter wonderland at Clumber Park this Christmas, with the park it its glittering and decorative best. Sit back, relax and let the joy of Christmas time begin....

Christmas

Christmas Competition - Borrow 6 Books!

1st-22nd December 2017

Venue: Skegby and Stanton Hill Library

Address: NG17 3EE

Website: www.inspireculture.org.uk

Borrow 6 books between the 1st December and 22nd of December and be entered into a competition to win a prize. There’s a prize for both Adults and Children - The more you read the more chance of winning!...

Theatre

Cinderella

1st December-20th January 2018

Venue: Nottingham Playhouse

Address: NG1 5AF

Website: www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

A dashing prince is hosting a ball and Cinderella would give anything to go, but her stepmother and sisters have other plans. Can Cinderella escape their clutches and, with the help of her Fairy Godmother...

Christmas

Hunt the Christmas Hats

1st-22nd December 2017

Venue: Skegby and Stanton Hill Library

Address: NG17 3EE

Website: www.inspireculture.org.uk

Come and hunt for our hidden Christmas hats! Count them up and enter our competition for the chance to win an extra Christmas present! During normal library opening hours.

Christmas

Santa's Grotto at Stonebridge City Farm

1st-22nd December 2017

Venue: Stonebridge City Farm

Address: NG3 2FR

Website: www.stonebridgecityfarm.com

Come and see Santa at Stonebridge City Farm! North pole magic launches on 1st December 10.30am - 12pm. Open 2nd December - 22nd December 11am - 1pm

Christmas

A Classic Crags Christmas

2nd-17th December 2017

Venue: Cresswell Crags

Address: S80 3LH

Website: www.creswell-crags.org.uk

Weekends in December. Come and join in the Classic Creswell Crags Christmas and see Santa in his Ice Age Grotto. Create your own wrapping paper and other Christmas crafts to take home witht the help of...

Christmas

Breakfast with Santa

2nd-16th December 2017

Venue: Rufford Abbey Coutry Park

Address: NG22 9DF

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk

Date in December 2,9 & 16 - 08.30-10.00am. What a brilliant treat for the kids this Christmas 2017, breakfast with Father Christmas himself! Children must be accompanied by at least 1 paying adult. Every...

Christmas

Christmas at Newstead: Craft & Gift Market

2nd-17th December 2017

Venue: Newstead Abbey

Address: NG15 8NA

Website: www.newsteadabbey.org.uk

At weekends only. Craft and Gift Market – 11am – 4pm. House – 12noon -4pm (last entry into House 3pm). With foliage cut from the gardens, twinkling lights, baubles and Christmas trees the Abbey is...

Christmas

Christmas at the Castle

2nd-23rd December 2017

Venue: Nottingham Castle

Address: NG1 6EL

Website: www.nottinghamcastle.org.uk

Weekends in December. Celebrate the festive season at Nottingham Castle. Pick up a vintage gift in the museum shop or a traditional decoration in the gatehouse’s Christmas shop. Explore the Castle’s...

Christmas

Christmas Trail

2nd December-2nd January 2018

Venue: Rufford Abbey Coutry Park

Address: NG22 9DF

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk

Come and help save Christmas as we know it and receive a chocolate treat if you manage to find everything. Eric the elf has been very busy this year making sure that all of the presents, candy canes, snowmen...

Theatre

Jack & The Beanstalk

2nd December-7th January 2018

Venue: Mansfield Palace Theatre

Address: NG18 1NG

Website: www.mansfieldpalace.co.uk

Panto casting is far from a Casualty as 3D magic comes to Mansfield! Take a pinch of fairy-tale and add a splash of song and dance; stir in some comedy and garnish with magic. The result is a delicious...

Theatre

Jack & The Beanstalk

2nd-17th December 2017

Venue: Nottingham Arts Theatre

Address: NG1 3BE

Website: www.nottingham-theatre.co.uk

Join the award winning People's Theatre Company, Nottingham, and see the magical fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk brought to life. Cheers on Jack and his friends as they battle the giant and his evil...

Christmas

Santa's Grotto in the Courtyard

2nd-23rd December 2017

Venue: Newstead Abbey

Address: NG15 8NA

Website: www.newsteadabbey.org.uk

At weekends only 11.00am – 2.30pm. Let Santa know your Christmas wishes at our special Grotto in the Courtyard and collect your present. Pre-booked slots only through Gigantic Tickets - £5.50 per child,...

Theatre

Beauty & The Beast

8th December-3rd January 2018

Venue: Newark Palace Theatre

Address: NG23 5QX

Website: www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/palacetheatre

A Beauty of a Panto...A Beast of a Show! Come and join us for a beauty of a pantomime this festive season. Once again the show will have all the ingredients for a perfect family panto with spectacular...

Theatre

Beauty & The Beast

9th December-14th January 2018

Venue: Theatre Royal

Address: NG1 5ND

Website: www.trch.co.uk

Don’t miss this year’s spellbinding family pantomime Beauty and the Beast. Dreaming of a happier life, the beautiful Belle finds herself transported to a spell-bound castle held captive by a hideous...

Theatre

Black Beauty

9th-31st December 2017

Venue: Lakeside Arts

Address: NG7 2RD

Website: www.lakesidearts.org.uk

From the cosy horsebox they call home, the McCuddy brothers take the bit firmly between their teeth and play out scenes from the classic tale of Black Beauty. Saddle up, jump on and gallop headlong into...

Theatre

A Christmas Carol

12th-16th December 2017

Venue: Robin Hood Theatre

Address: NG23 5RB

Website: www.rhtc.co.uk

Miserly old humbug Ebenezer Scrooge has no time for Christmas until one chilly December night he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley. Marley calls upon three spirits to guide...

Cinema

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (12A)

13th-17th December 2017

Venue: Savoy Cinema

Address: NG7 1QN

Website: www.savoyonline.co.uk

Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.

Theatre

Town Mouse and Country Mouse

13th December-6th January 2018

Venue: Nottingham Playhouse

Address: NG1 5AF

Website: www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Town Mouse loves the rush and the buzz of the city. Country Mouse prefers the wide open fields and sweet, fresh air of the countryside. They’re so different it looks like they will never get along. And...

Christmas

Brunch with Santa

16th-24th December 2017

Venue: National Ice Centre

Address: NG1 1LA

Website: www.national-ice-centre.com

For the first time ever, you can have Brunch with Santa at the National Ice Centre! Face painters will also be on hand to turn little ones into princesses, elves and reindeer! Brunch with Santa will be...

Christmas

Christmas Carols In The Mill Yard

16th December 2017

Venue: Green's Windmill

Address: NG2 4QB

Website: www.greensmill.org.uk

3pm - 5pm. It's time to get merry again with our legendary Christmas Carol event - this year featuring the Salvation Army Band. A Yuletide treat for all the family, complete with a lantern-lit mill yard,...

Cinema

Ferdinand (TBC)

16th December 2017

Venue: Savoy Cinema

Address: NG7 1QN

Website: www.savoyonline.co.uk

Ferdinand tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team...

Cinema

Home Alone (PG)

16th-17th December 2017

Venue: Savoy Cinema

Address: NG7 1QN

Website: www.savoyonline.co.uk

Screenings also on 23 & 24 December. Home Alone is the highly successful and beloved family comedy about a young boy named Kevin who is accidentally left behind when his family takes off for a vacation...

Christmas

Make a Seasonal Calendar

16th December 2017

Venue: Warsop Library

Address: NG20 0AB

Website: www.inspireculture.org.uk

We’ll be making a seasonal calendar to help you plan your activities for 2018. Suitable for ages 4-11. Free. No need to book.

Christmas

Santa Punch & Judy

16th-17th December 2017

Venue: Rufford Abbey Coutry Park

Address: NG22 9DF

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk

A special outdoor Christmas theme Punch & Judy show with ever popular children's entertainer Paul Temple. A little close up magic and balloon modelling adds to the fun. The event takes place in the Stables...

Theatre

The Three Musketeers

16th-17th December 2017

Venue: Bonnington Theatre

Address: NG5 7EE

Website: www.boningtontheatre.co.uk

Cry ‘All for one and one for all,’ this winter as we join D’Artagnan and his friends Porthos, Athos and Aramis, in their quest against the scheming Cardinal Richelieu. A rip roaring, fast paced,...

Outdoor Events

Wild Kids at Skylarks

16th December 2017

Venue: Skylarks Nature Reserve

Website: www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/nature-reserves/skylarks/

10.30am to 12.30pm - Wild Kids at Skylarks - Join us as we explore the nature reserve and make some natural Christmas decorations. For children aged 4 years and above. £6 per child. Book via the website.

Christmas

Christmas in the Arboretum

17th December 2017

Venue: Nottingham Arboretum

Address: NG7 4HF

Website: www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Get in the festive spirit at the annual Christmas event at the Arboretum where the trees will be lit up and festive music will be performed in the bandstand. There will be children’s activities and mince...

Christmas

Sunday Lunch With Santa at Beeston Fields

17th December 2017

Venue: Beston Fields

Address: NG9 3DA

Website: www.beestonfields.co.uk

Santa Claus is coming to Beeston Fields for another magical year! Meet Santa, tell him your wish and receive a special gift either before or after enjoying a mouth-watering carvery. Under 5 - £10.95....

Christmas

Carol Concert at Bolsover Castle

19th December 2017

Venue: Bolsover Castle

Address: S44 6PR

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/bolsover-castle

Join in the Christmas celebrations at Bolsover Castle with carols sung by Voices – The City of Derby Girls Choir in the stunning surroundings of the Riding School. A glass of wine or soft drink is included...

Theatre

Nottingham Harmonic Choir Family Carol Concert

20th December 2017

Venue: Theatre Royal

Address: NG1 5ND

Website: www.trch.co.uk

Venue: Royal Concert Hall. Performance also on 23 December 2017 5pm. Nottingham Harmonic Choir and the Thoresby Colliery Band. With Christmas only days away, bring the whole family and add some sparkle...

Theatre

Town Mouse and Country Mouse: Relaxed Performance

20th December 2017

Venue: Nottingham Playhouse

Address: NG1 5AF

Website: www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Town Mouse loves the rush and the buzz of the city. Country Mouse prefers the wide open fields and sweet, fresh air of the countryside. They’re so different it looks like they will never get along. And...

Christmas

Festive Fireworks at Gullivers Kingdom!

22nd December 2017

Venue: Gullivers Kingdom

Address: DE4 3PG

Website: www.gulliversfun.co.uk

Light up your Christmas with our Festive Fireworks Night! Come to Gulliver's for this very special event. Enjoy a brilliant family day out on park exploring the huge selection of rides and attractions....

Christmas

Christmas Foam Parties

23rd December 2017

Venue: National Ice Centre

Address: NG1 1LA

Website: www.national-ice-centre.com

Our Christmas Family Foam Party is great foamy fun for all the family. 2.30pm – 5pm. Price: £10. T: 0843 373 3000.

Christmas

Christmas Kidsophonic in Space

23rd December 2017

Venue: Albert Hall Nottingham

Address: NG1 5AA

Website: www.alberthallnottingham.co.uk

From 10.30am. Join Conductor and Compere Alistair Parnell in the annual Kidsophonic concerts. Why Not dress up as your favourite space character? Tickets - £8 adults / £5 children (under 2's free!) from...

Christmas

Covert Christmas: Family Activities at the National Civil War Centre

23rd December-7th January 2018

Venue: National Civil War Centre

Address: NG24 1JY

Website: www.nationalcivilwarcentre.com

Oliver Cromwell has cancelled Christmas but one man is determined to party on come what may. His name is Walter. Can you catch him in the act? Join us this Christmas and play Walter Where Art Thou? There...

Cinema

Elf (PG)

23rd December 2017

Venue: Bonnington Theatre

Address: NG5 7EE

Website: www.boningtontheatre.co.uk

One of the most recent additions to the “Christmas Classic” cannon, Elf sees Will Ferrell at his childlike best, playing Buddy the Elf. Accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised...

Christmas

Christmas Eve Walk

24th December 2017

Venue: Sherwood Forest Country Park

Address: NG21 9HN

Website: www.sherwoodforest.org.uk

11am-12.30pm. Escape the hustle and bustle of high street shopping and the last minute Christmas rush, and enjoy a gentle stroll with a ranger through the ancient glades of Sherwood, looking for winter...

Cinema

Justice League (12A)

27th December-4th January 2018

Venue: Bonnington Theatre

Address: NG5 7EE

Website: www.boningtontheatre.co.uk

Fuelled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work...

Theatre

Town Mouse and Country Mouse: Relaxed Performance

30th December 2017

Venue: Nottingham Playhouse

Address: NG1 5AF

Website: www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Town Mouse loves the rush and the buzz of the city. Country Mouse prefers the wide open fields and sweet, fresh air of the countryside. They’re so different it looks like they will never get along. And...

Theatre

Cinderella: 'Pay what you can' Performance

10th January 2018

Venue: Nottingham Playhouse

Address: NG1 5AF

Website: www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Live entertainment doesn’t have to cost a fortune. See world-class theatre for the price you can afford with our Pay What You Can performances. Join us for Cinderella on Wednesday 10 January 2018 at...

Arts & Crafts

Viking Activy Days: Home Life

13th January 2018

Venue: Lakeside Arts

Address: NG7 2RD

Website: www.lakesidearts.org.uk

Free event. Join Einar and Thorkatla of Blueaxe Reproductions to learn about different aspects of Viking life. Take part in a wide variety of activities including handicrafts, reading and inscribing Viking...

Theatre

Cinderella: Relaxed Performance

17th January 2018

Venue: Nottingham Playhouse

Address: NG1 5AF

Website: www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

A dashing prince is hosting a ball and Cinderella would give anything to go, but her stepmother and sisters have other plans. Can Cinderella escape their clutches and, with the help of her Fairy Godmother...

Theatre

What the Ladybird Heard

18th-21st January 2018

Venue: Theatre Royal

Address: NG1 5ND

Website: www.trch.co.uk

Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun! Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature...

Cinema

Coco (TBC)

19th January 2018

Venue: Savoy Cinema

Address: NG7 1QN

Website: www.savoyonline.co.uk

Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming a musician. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the Land of the Dead. Along the way, he meets charming trickster...

Theatre

Sing-a-long-a Beauty & the Beast

25th January 2018

Venue: Nottingham Playhouse

Address: NG1 5AF

Website: www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Sing-a-Long-a Productions invite you to “be our guest” at Sing-a-Long-a Beauty and the Beast. Join us as we celebrate the brand new adaptation of Disney’s iconic fairy tale with on-screen lyrics...

Theatre

Morgan & West: More Magic for Kids

27th January 2018

Venue: Nottingham Playhouse

Address: NG1 5AF

Website: www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West return to the stage with a marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the young, old, and everyone in-between! Expect the unexpected, believe the unbelievable,...

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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