Top events for summer


Robin Hood Festival

  • Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre
  • 5 - 11 August
  • £6 per vehicle car parking
  • No need to book

This year's festival is promising to be a belter, with a brand-new live show featuring Robin Hood, his merry men, Marian and the Sheriff plus Cavalry of Heroes jousting, comedy, magic tricks, potions, medieval music, falconry, wacky characters, tricks, stunts and more!

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Superhero Trail

  • Rufford Abbey Country Park
  • 20 July - 1 September
  • £2
  • No need to book

Come and train to be the ultimate superhero, follow a trail to win points, defeat baddies and earn your very own super powers! 

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Have-A-Go Archery at Sherwood Forest

  • Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre
  • 20 July - 1 September
  • £4 for 6 arrows
  • No need to book

Think you’ve got what it takes to be an outlaw? Here’s the chance to put your archery skills to the test, at the home of Robin Hood! 

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 Summer reading challenge 

  • Various libraries
  • 25 July - 7 September
  • Free
  • No need to book 

Take the challenge and join a range of fun and educational events throughout July and August.

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Outdoor cinema screenings

  • Rufford Abbey Country Park
  • 26 July - 18 August 
  • £10 per person (or book 4 tickets for £35)
  • Booking essential

A series of classic and contemporary film screenings in the grounds of the beautiful Rufford Abbey Country Park. Bring along your blankets, sit back, relax and enjoy the cinema experience!

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Cycle training 

  • Various venues
  • July – August
  • Prices vary
  • Booking essential

From learning to balance on a bike to riding a bicycle without assistance, check out our cycle training courses suitable for a variety of ages and abilities. 

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Summer Half Term Holiday Club 

  • The Mill Adventure Base
  • 29 July - 30 August
  • £27 per day
  • Booking essential

A fantastic day out for the kids with a wide range of fun filled activities, from archery and indoor climbing to zip-wiring and kayaking! This holiday club is suitable for young people aged 8 – 12 years.

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The Story of Sherwood - Guided Walk

  • Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre
  • 26 July - 1 September
  • £5.00 adult, £2.50 child 
  • Booking advised

Learn how Sherwood has been shaped over thousands of years by natural and human forces to become the iconic place we know today. 

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 Girl of ink and stars  

  • A new play touring 20 library venues across Notts
  • 26 July - 11 August 
  • £6 (£3 for concessions)
  • Booking advised

A tale of maps, myth and monsters in a new play by Satinder Chohan, based on the book by Kiran Millwood Hargrave.

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 Punch and Judy shows 

  • Rufford Abbey Country Park
  • 7 - 28 August
  • Free
  • No need to book 

Paul Temple Entertainment's Punch and Judy show has been updated for modern audiences while retaining all of the traditional fun and excitement.

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 Family Arts Workshop: Alien Animation

  • Various libraries
  • 5- 29 August
  • Free
  • Booking essential

Take part in these workshops which aim to be out of this world!  

Make an alien out of modelling clay and design a speedy space craft to zoom off into space. Work with our digital artist to animate your creations and turn them into a GIF.

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 Family Arts Workshop: Space Stories

  • Various libraries
  • 29 July - 22 August
  • Free
  • Booking essential

Inspired by the Summer Reading Challenge 2019 theme Space Chase, join author Steve Smallman for this hilarious space inspired workshop. You’ll be drawing planets, spaceships and lots of aliens and writing silly poems about them too.

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Pond dipping at Rufford

  • Rufford Abbey Country Park
  • Wednesday 7 & 21 August, 2pm
  • £5 per child, suitable for ages 4+
  • Booking essential

Join in and explore the murky depths of Rufford's wetland. With ID keys you will learn to identify the variety of aquatic life that Rufford's waterways call home. 

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 Evening Bat walks at Sherwood

  • Sherwood Forest Country Park
  • Friday 16 August & 6 September
  • £7.50 or £6 for RSPB members 
  • Booking essential

Join us on an evening walk to learn more about the bats of Sherwood Forest and their association with the world famous ancient oak trees.

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 Dinosaur explorers

  • Various libraries
  • 6, 7, 8 August
  • Free
  • Booking required

Explore the world of dinosaurs with crafts, maths and science. Fun workshops for parents/carers and their children to enjoy a range of creative craft activities.

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 Meadow sweeping at Rufford

  • Rufford Abbey Country Park
  • Wednesday 14 & 28 August, 10.30am
  • £5 per child, suitable for ages 4 +
  • Booking essential

Explore the wild meadow and discover what lives within. Using nets, magnifying glasses you will be able to identify things that flutter. 

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