Archive by category Children and Families

Panto audiences help raise big bucks for Dolly Parton charity

Panto audiences help raise big bucks for Dolly Parton charity

Panto-goers in Nottingham have been donating generously this Christmas as the Dolly Parton Imagination Library raises £1,000 in just 2 weeks. Nottingham Playhouse teamed up with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to raise funds for free books for children. The book gifting scheme is one of the official panto charities for this year’s performances of […]

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Official opening of multi-million pound Heathfield Primary

Official opening of multi-million pound Heathfield Primary

The new £5.3m Heathfield Primary School has been officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham. The first pupils started using the new School in October, but a ribbon cutting ceremony saw partners come together to celebrate the official opening. This is all part of the City Council’s ambitious expansion plan, which saw the school in […]

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Parents given pre-Christmas warning about dangers of online grooming

Parents given pre-Christmas warning about dangers of online grooming

A strong message is going out to parents in the run-up to Christmas highlighting the dangers of children being groomed online. Many youngsters will be looking forward to receiving mobile phones, laptops and tablet devices this year, and Nottingham City Council is taking the opportunity to reinforce the message of internet safety. As part of […]

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Plenty to keep children and teenagers entertained over Christmas

Plenty to keep children and teenagers entertained over Christmas

Hundreds of children and young people will have the chance to get fit and active over the Christmas holidays with a special sports day at the new Harvey Hadden stadium. The ‘Being healthy’ event on Wednesday 30 December will give kids the chance to try out the new state-of-the-art facilities at the sports complex – […]

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Nottingham named UNESCO City of Literature

Nottingham named UNESCO City of Literature

On Friday 11 December, UNESCO awarded Nottingham with the status of City of Literature. This accolade was the result of a bid process that was initiated approximately two years ago. Nottingham joins eleven other UNESCO Cities of Literature across the globe: Edinburgh, Melbourne, Iowa City, Dublin, Reyjavik, Norwich, Krakow, Heidelburg, Granada, Prague and Dunedin. Nottingham, […]

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Nottingham theatres are giving children in care a magical Christmas

Nottingham theatres are giving children in care a magical Christmas

Some of Nottingham’s most vulnerable children have been given an early Christmas present thanks to the city’s major theatres. Nottingham Playhouse and the Nottingham Theatre Royal are both supporting young children in care by giving them completely free tickets to their Pantomimes this year – Dick Whittington and Aladdin respectively. Younger children will also have […]

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Parents reminded about Safer Sleep for babies this Christmas

Parents reminded about Safer Sleep for babies this Christmas

Public health experts are warning parents to remember the importance of safe sleeping for babies ahead of the Christmas season. Officials at Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City councils have teamed up with the Lullaby Trust to remind families that risks increase significantly at this time of the year as routines change. Babies, both newborns and […]

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