Keeping kids entertained in Notts this half-term

16 February 2018

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With half term just round the corner, Nottinghamshire County Council are reminding parents and grandparents that there’s a jam-packed calendar of events and activities - all on their doorstep - to help keep youngsters entertained during next week’s school holidays.

Nottinghamshire County Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of Communities and Place committee said,

“With our culture, history and beautiful country parks, Nottinghamshire is great place for families to enjoy their half-term break.

“Sherwood Forest Country Park has some brilliant bird-themed activities planned to help celebrate National Nest Box Week, with booking essential, as places are in high demand.

“Half-term activities at the ever-popular Mill Adventure Base are now sold out, but there’s still plenty of events happening, particularly at the County’s libraries. And even better, these library events are free and there’s no need to book in advance – just turn up on the day.

“Residents are also being encouraged to share snaps of their half term adventures when out and about in the county.

“Look out for our selfie boards at Sherwood Forest and Rufford Abbey Country Parks, The Mill Adventure Base in Sutton in Ashfield and at Mansfield and Worksop libraries, snap a fun photo, tag the location and share on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #ExploreNotts.

“Or simply send us your scenic snap of all the other great places to visit in Nottinghamshire this half-term.”

Everyone who shares a photo with #ExploreNotts, will be entered into a prize draw to win a £30 voucher towards a meal at Clean Cut Kitchen on Derby Road, Nottingham.

Activities planned across the county include:

Sherwood Forest Country Park
Make a Bird Feeder
Saturday 17 February
£2.50 (per feeder)
Booking essential
Help us look after our feathery friends this half term by making a selection of bird feeders. Places are limited so don't miss out - book now!

Make a Bird Box
Tuesday 20 February
£5 (per box)
Booking essential

Celebrate National Nest Box Week (14 to 21 February) and join the Sherwood Volunteers and Rangers on this bird box making session. Last chance to book!

Rufford Abbey Country Park
Enchanted Fairy Trail
Saturday 17 - Sunday 25 February
Follow the trail around Rufford’s enchanted forest to discover miniature fairy and pixie dwellings, with the chance to win a prize if you complete all the clues!

Build a Bird Box
Wednesday 21 February
£8 (per box)
Booking essential
National Nest Box Week celebrations continue with bird box building at Rufford Abbey. Book a place to get hands on and learn which feathery friends it might attract.

Holme Pierrepont National Water Sports Centre

Adventure Holiday Club
Monday 19 - Friday 23 February
£32 Early Bird Offer ends 12 February
Booking essential
The perfect activity event for the kids this half term! Kayaking, ECombat Laser Tag, Sky Trail, Lazy River Tubing and lots more, with lunch included

Worksop & Mansfield Libraries
Fantastic Creatures
Wednesday 21 February- FREE
Join artist Gordon MacLellan from Creeping Toad and make your very own fantastic creatures

Newark Library
Saturday 24 February- FREE
Join our club where you can build anything from a castle to a duck, and meet fellow LEGO friends too!

Beeston Library

Community Learning - Family Fun
Wednesday 21 February
Learn how to create a simple game and app using basic programming and how to use the BBC Microbit mini computer.

Sutton in Ashfield Library

Board Games for Bored Kids
Saturday 17 and 24 February
Beat the boredom this half term with board game fun! Come and join in and meet new friends.

Children’s Craft – across Notts libraries

Saturday 17 February, Gedling Library
Tuesday 20 February, Mapperley Library, Arnold Library, Gedling Library
Wednesday 21 February, Kimberley Library
Thursday 22 February, Forest Town Library, Newark Library, Gedling Library
Saturday 24 February, Gedling Library Eastwood Library

There are lots of great value, fun events taking place across Nottinghamshire throughout the year. Find an event by visiting our events webpage

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