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Dinosaurs of China is Dino-mite for Parents during Summer Holidays

1st July-29th October 2017

Finding ways to entertain children during the school holidays can be tricky, but the world-exclusive Dinosaurs of China exhibition stomping into Nottingham this summer promises to give even the most restless...

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Dinosaurs of China: Ground Shakers to Feathered Flyers

1st July-29th October 2017

Venue: Wollaton Hall

Address: Nottingham NG8 2AE

Website: www.dinosaursofchina.co.uk

World-exclusive exhibition, coming to Europe for the first time! A unique dinosaur exhibition featuring fossils and specimens never before seen outside of Asia, the exhibition will bring to life the story...

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Outdoor Theatre Season

7th July-1st September 2017

Venue: Nottingham Castle

Address: Nottingham NG1 6EL

Website: www.gigantic.com

Nottingham Castle will once again host a series of performances in its stunning grounds as part of the Outdoor Theatre Season. See website for selected dates and performances. Tickets: Adults £15 / Concessions...

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Outdoor Theatre Season

7th July-1st September 2017

Venue: Wollaton Hall

Address: Nottingham NG8 2AE

Website: www.gigantic.com

Wollaton Hall will once again host a series of performances in its stunning grounds as part of the Outdoor Theatre Season. See website for selected dates and performances. Tickets: Adults £15 / Concessions...

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Outdoor Theatre Season

7th July-1st September 2017

Venue: Newstead Abbey

Address: Nottingham NG15 8NA

Website: www.gigantic.com

Wollaton Hall will once again host a series of performances in its stunning grounds as part of the Outdoor Theatre Season. See website for selected dates and performances. Tickets: Adults £15 / Concessions...

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Outdoor Theatre Season

7th July-1st September 2017

Venue: Nottingham Castle

Address: Nottingham NG1 6EL

Website: www.gigantic.com

Nottingham Castle will once again host a series of performances in its stunning grounds as part of the Outdoor Theatre Season. See website for full programme of performances and selected dates. T: 0115...

Cinema

Outdoor Theatre Season

8th July-1st September 2017

Venue: Wollaton Hall

Address: Nottingham NG8 2AE

Website: www.gigantic.com

Wollaton Hall will once again host a series of performances in its stunning grounds as part of the Outdoor Theatre Season. See website for full programme of performances and selected dates. T: 0115 9895555.

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The Nottingham Beach 2017

13th July-3rd September 2017

Venue: Old Market Square

Address: NG1 2BY

This summer, the seaside will once again arrive in the city as the Nottingham Beach lands in the Old Market Square once more. Enjoy a trip to the seaside without leaving the city at Nottingham's urban...

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Summer Reading Challenge

15th July-10th September 2017

Venue: Various Libraries around Nottingham

Address: Nottingham

Website: www.inspireculture.org.uk/whats-on

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge asks children, aged 4 – 11, to help the Animal Agents a band of furry, slippery and feathered detectives, to solve a tricky mystery. It’s completely free to...

Cinema

Outdoor Theatre Season

21st July-20th August 2017

Venue: Newstead Abbey

Address: Nottingham NG15 8GE

Website: www.gigantic.com

Newstead Abbey will once again host a series of performances in its stunning grounds as part of the Outdoor Theatre Season. See website for full programme of performances and selected dates. T: 0115 9895555.

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Life in the Ice Age Tours

24th July-6th September 2017

Venue: Creswell Crags

Address: S80 3LH

Website: www.creswell-crags.org.uk

Join an expert guide on a tour of Robin Hood Cave, the largest of all the caves at Creswell Crags. Discover what Creswell Crags was like during the last Ice Age. Who was here? What was here? What were...

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Chilwell Olympia Summer Holiday Activities

26th July-1st September 2017

Venue: Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre

Address: Nottingham NG9 5HR

Website: www.liberty-leisure.org.uk

Activities for children age 5 – 15 years every weekday during the holidays. Charges apply. Activities include: Badminton camps, Skatebase Roller Disco, Football skills, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Bouncy...

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Kids Crafts

26th July-30th August 2017

Venue: Sherwood Forest Art & Craft Centre

Address: Nottingham NG21 9RN

Kid’s crafts are every Wednesday of the school holidays. Not all activities are available at every session and there is a small charge for each activity. There are a number of activities taking place:...

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Southwell Minster Holiday Trail

26th July-5th September 2017

Venue: Southwell Minster

Address: Nottingham NG25 0HD

Website: www.southwellminster.org

A free trail for all the family – come and find the Lego® models hiding in the Minster. No booking needed. T: 01636 812649.

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YMCA Day Camp: Camp Williams

26th July-1st September 2017

Venue: Nottingham Emmanuel School

Address: Nottingham NG2 7YF

Website: www.nottsymca.com

At Camp Williams all children will take part in camp rallys, sports, swimming, games and crafts. Plus, 8 – 15 year olds on our full programme can do skills clinics ranging from game design to climbing,...

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YMCA Day Camp: Camp Williams

26th July-1st September 2017

Venue: Nottingham Emmanuel School

Address: Nottingham NG2 7YF

Website: www.nottsymca.com

At Camp Williams all children will take part in camp rallys, sports, swimming, games and crafts. Our experienced leaders create a safe environment for developing skills, friendships and confidence. To...

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The Maize at Kelham Hall

28th July-4th September 2017

Venue: Kelham Hall

Address: Newark NG23 5QX

Website: www.kelham-hall.com/event

Get lost this summer in ‘THE MAIZE’ at Kelham Hall. With over five acres of twists and turns to navigate, THE MAIZE is fantastic fun for all the family! This years Maize is even more challenging, with...

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Ingenious Inventions: Summer Holiday Activities

29th July-3rd September 2017

Venue: National Civil War Centre

Address: Newark NG24 1JY

Website: www.nationalcivilwarcentre.com

The 17th century was a great time for inventors and inventions. Come and take part in our summer of 17th century science. Make your own telescope for looking up at the heavens and meet a couple of strange...

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Life's A Beach

31st July-26th August 2017

Venue: Mansfield Market Place

Address: Nottingham NG18 1HX

Website: www.mansfield.gov.uk

Mansfield’s own beach is in town for four weeks organised in partnership with Food for all Seasons. Feel the sand between your toes whilst you enjoy making castles & playing in the sand. Or bring along...

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Hairspray Junior Summer School 2017

7th-18th August 2017

Venue: Nottingham Arts Theatre

Address: Nottingham NG1 3BE

Website: nottingham-theatre.co.uk

Entertain your children this summer with our Summer School workshops. For more information please contact the office between 10am and 4pm Mon-Fri. T: 0115 9475925.

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Heroes and Villains

14th-18th August 2017

Venue: Bolsover Castle

Address: Bolsover S44 6PR

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/bolsover

Deadly enemies and bitter battles, choose your character and watch the drama unfold this half term. Children can become heroes and villains from history in our fun interactive plays and 'have a go' at...

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Overnight Bushcraft for Families

17th-18th August 2017

Venue: Sherwood Pines

Address: Nottingham NG21 9JL

Website: www.forestry.gov.uk

Could you survive a night in the woods? Join the bushcraft team at Sherwood Pines to find out. Build you own shelter to sleep in using forest materials and cook your dinner on the open fire. Learn fire...

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Wild Woodlands

17th August 2017

Venue: Idle Valley Nature Reserve

Address: DN22 8SG

Website: www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org

Join us for an exciting day of activities in our woods at Idle Valley. You will learn how to light fires safely, build your own shelters and learn bushcraft skills. You will also get a chance to explore...

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Jude Winwood – Beat Feet – Drumming Workshop

18th August 2017

Venue: Southwell Park

Address: Nottingham NG25 0JP

Website: www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk

Join Jude for some fun and games with drums and lots of other percussion instruments. All ages welcome, 1pm – 3pm, free. Tel: 01636 650000.

Theatre

The Wind in the Willows

18th August 2017

Venue: Creswell Crags

Address: Nottingham S80 3LH

Website: www.creswell-crags.org.uk

Join us for a fantastic show of Wind in the Willows outside in our meadow. Chapter House theatre company have an absolutely splendid show lined up for you all. Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad are all set...

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Wild Play

18th August 2017

Venue: Idle Valley Nature Reserve

Address: DN22 8SG

Website: www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org

Become an Idle Valley wildlife explorer and take part in one of our wildlife experiences. In this session we will be using sweep nets to find out about the invertebrates that live in grassland habitats....

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Gloworm Festival 2017

19th-20th August 2017

Venue: Clumber Park

Address: Worksop S80 3AZ

Website: www.glowormfestival.co.uk

The Gloworm Festival is a brilliant 2 day event especially created for humans and their little people. We are delighted to announce a host of brilliant children’s TV favourites appearing at the Gloworm...

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Summer Outdoor Cinema

19th August 2017

Venue: Rufford Abbey

Address: Nottingham NG22 9DF

Website: www.ruffordabbey.com

The first ever of Rufford Abbey's outdoor cinema events will feature a showing of Despicable Me for families. See website for more ticket information. T: 01427 873937.

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Nottingham Caribbean Carnival 2017

20th August 2017

Venue: Victoria Embankment

Address: Nottingham NG2 5FB

Website: www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk

The Nottingham Caribbean Carnival is set to return for what will be a vibrant event boasting high quality show stopping carnival costumes and first class entertainment for all. The action packed one-day...

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Castle Attack!

21st-25th August 2017

Venue: Bolsover Castle

Address: S44 6PR

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/bolsover

Join in with our miniature medieval castle siege.... take cover! Leap back to medieval days for games that time forgot - from fox and geese and merrils to sieging a mini castle, play like a medieval mischief-maker...

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Attenborough Holiday Club - Marvellous Meadows

22nd-23rd August 2017

Venue: Attenborough Nature Reserve

Address: NG9 6DY

Website: www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org

Join us for some fun-filled activities at Attenborough Nature Reserve as explore the meadow and its wildlife. Suitable for children aged 4 and above. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please...

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Carlton & Gedling Play Day

23rd August 2017

Venue: Burton Road Recreation Ground

Address: NG4 2QG

Website: www.gedling.gov.uk

Organised and funded by the Gedling Play Forum and Gedling Borough Council. A chance for the under 14s to express themselves through play in a safe and secure environment. Children's table top arts and...

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Make a Dream Space

23rd August 2017

Venue: Harley Gallery

Address: S80 3LW

Website: www.harleygallery.co.uk

Design and make your own dream space using a range of materials and a lot of imagination! Using paper, pens and collage produce a dream world for dinosaurs to roam or giant insects to live. Our weekly...

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Overnight Bushcraft for Families

24th-25th August 2017

Venue: Sherwood Pines

Address: NG21 9JL

Website: www.forestry.gov.uk

Could you survive a night in the woods? Join the bushcraft team at Sherwood Pines to find out. Build you own shelter to sleep in using forest materials and cook your dinner on the open fire. Learn fire...

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Southwell Music Festival

24th August-28th July 2017

Venue: Southwell Minster

Address: NG25 0HD

Website: www.visitsouthwell.com

Annual, top-quality classical music festival taking place each August Bank Holiday to celebrate classical music, to inspire local musicians – especially young people, and to raise the profile of the...

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Wild Woodlands

24th August 2017

Venue: Idle Valley Nature Reserve

Address: DN22 8SG

Website: www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org

Join us for an exciting day of activities in our woods at Idle Valley. You will learn how to light fires safely, build your own shelters and learn bushcraft skills. You will also get a chance to explore...

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Circus Skills Workshop

25th August 2017

Venue: Southwell Park

Address: NG25 0JP

Website: www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk

Learn to hoop, spin poi, juggle, spin flower sticks and diablo’s or try some balance toys. All ages and abilities welcome for clowning around and having fun! Weather permitting, 11am to 2pm! Free. Tel:...

Outdoor Events

Wild Play

25th August 2017

Venue: Idle Valley Nature Reserve

Address: DN22 8SG

Website: www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org

Become an Idle Valley wildlife explorer and take part in one of our wildlife experiences. In this session we will be using sweep nets to find out about the invertebrates that live in grassland habitats....

Theatre

Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr

26th August 2017

Venue: Nottingham Playhouse

Address: Nottingham NG1 5AF

Website: www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Presented by Nottingham Playhouse Summer School Youth Theatre. Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave...

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Little Bird's Big Adventure

26th-31st August 2017

Venue: Bonnington Theatre

Address: Nottingham NG5 7EE

Website: www.boningtontheatre.co.uk

Richard is a sparrow but thinks he is a stork. He has been brought up as a stork with his stork family and even stands on one leg just like a stork. Or at least he tries! When migration heads south, Richard...

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The Little Mermaid Jr

26th August 2017

Venue: Nottingham Playhouse

Address: Nottingham NG1 5AF

Website: www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Nottingham Playhouse Summer School Youth Theatre present the much loved musical based on the 2008 Broadway production and the 1989 animated feature film. Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. takes place in...

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Ceramics fair and children’s pottery workshops

27th August 2017

Venue: Southwell Library

Address: NG25 0EH

Website: www.inspireculture.org.uk

A fringe event of the Southwell Music Festival. To book a place Tel: 01636 815788.

Outdoor Events

Grand Medieval Joust

27th-28th August 2017

Venue: Bolsover Castle

Address: S44 6PR

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/bolsover

Feel the heat of the contest as magnificent knights on horseback clash at the greatest event of medieval England. Cheer on your favourite in this thundering battle of bravery and honour. Soak up the medieval...

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Steaming Days

27th-28th August 2017

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. T: 0115 9632938.

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Meet Peppa Pig

28th August 2017

Venue: White Post Farm

Address: NG22 8HL

Website: www.whitepostfarm.co.uk

Peppa Pig will be appearing at intervals throughout the day at White Post Farm. Come along and say Hello! T: 01623 882977.

Indoor Events

Build a Body!

30th August 2017

Venue: Harley Gallery

Address: S80 3LW

Website: www.harleygallery.co.uk

Tiger head, gorilla legs but whose body is in between? Design, draw and create a set of building-blocks on this one hour workshop to mismatch your own fantastic creatures. Our weekly creative sessions...

Theatre

Dotty The Dragon Children's Open Air Theatre Show

30th August 2017

Venue: Rufford Abbey

Address: Newark NG22 9DF

Website: www.parkwoodoutdoors.co.uk

A delightful show about a friendly little dragon who decides to visit the nearby village. Lots of fun for younger children, mums. dads, grans - in fact anyone who's young at heart! Outdoors in one of...

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Pond Dipping

30th August 2017

Venue: Attenborough Nature Reserve

Address: NG9 6DY

Website: www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org

Join us for a session of pond dipping at Attenborough Nature Reserve and discover our underwater wildlife. Suitable for children aged 4 and above. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please come...

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Bugs & Bears Picnic

31st August 2017

Venue: Attenborough Nature Reserve

Address: NG9 6DY

Website: www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org

Bring along a picnic and your favourite bear for some wild activities in our beautiful meadow at Attenborough. Suitable for all the family. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please come dressed...

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Play in the Park

31st August 2017

Venue: Sconce and Devon Park

Address: NG24 4AU

Website: www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk

A variety of games and crafts for children. Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult. 1pm to 3pm, free. Tel: 01636 650000.

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Wild Woodlands

31st August 2017

Venue: Idle Valley Nature Reserve

Address: DN22 8SG

Website: www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org

Join us for an exciting day of activities in our woods at Idle Valley. You will learn how to light fires safely, build your own shelters and learn bushcraft skills. You will also get a chance to explore...

Outdoor Events

Inflatable Fun Day

1st September 2017

Venue: Southwell Park

Address: NG25 0JP

Website: www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk

Celebrate the end of the summer holidays with one last afternoon of fun! Lots of inflatables, fun, games and crafts. All ages welcome. 12pm – 3pm, free. Tel: 01636 650000.

Indoor Events

Open Day!

2nd September 2017

Venue: Nottingham Playhouse

Address: NG1 5AF

Website: www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Join us from 10am – 1pm for a morning of free fun activities and eye-opening interesting events for all ages. There’ll be live music, arts and crafts, backstage tours, special effects make up, as...

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Summer Finale at Gulliver’s

2nd September 2017

Venue: Gulliver's Theme Park

Address: DE4 3PG

Website: www.gulliversfun.co.uk

Celebrate the end of the summer season in style at Gulliver’s. You can look forward to extra hours on park without paying any more on your standard tickets. Best of all we’ll have a magical fireworks...

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Vicar Water Fun Day

3rd September 2017

Venue: Vicar Water Country park

Address: NG21 9AS

Website: www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk

Enjoy the park’s annual fun day with music, games, stall, kids activities and refreshments. Tel: 01636 650000.

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