There’s lots of Easter half term fun for families in Nottingham

Childrens Centres

There are plenty of Easter themed events to keep families and children of all ages active and entertained over the Easter school holidays.

On Sunday 17 April, families can get free entry to Nottingham Castle and Newstead Abbey. Visitors will be able to enjoy the surrounding gardens and parkland, explore the buildings, discover exhibits and learn all about the history of these famous buildings as part of the Big Day out event.

Other active and fun events happening across the city all this half term include:

Wollaton Hall – Dinosaurs! 4 to 8 April & 11 to 15 April 10am – 4pm

  • Follow the dino trail around the museum to find all of the hidden dinosaurs! Plus take part in crafty fun daily from 10am – 12noon as you create a dinosaur badge, mask or baby dinosaur. £1 trail, £2 crafts.

Nottingham Castle – Robin Hood Easter Fun. 4 to 8 April & 11 to 15 April 10am – 4pm

  • Help Robin Hood to find the missing Easter eggs hidden around the Castle grounds. Find them all to win a prize! Plus, join in with “make & take” Easter crafts daily from 10am – 12noon, and handle objects from our medieval collections from 2 – 4pm. £1 trail, £2 crafts.*Normal castle admission costs also apply.

Highfields Park and Nottingham Lakeside Arts. 5 to 15 April

Along with events across the city, there should be something for everyone at our eight Play & Youth Centres and 18 Children’s Centres across the city. They offer a range of free and low-cost services and activities for families and their children.

Councillor David Mellen, Portfolio Holder for Early Intervention and Early Years, said: “We’re really proud to be able to tell local families about all the fun things to do during the two-week break. Keeping youngsters active during the school holidays and offering families lots of low cost and free activities is really important and our libraries, play and youth clubs and children’s centres across the city are great places to go to socialise, play and discover new interests.”

Services at Children’s Centres can vary according to the needs of the local community but all centres provide links to childcare, family support and a range of parent and toddler activities. All of the centres also have family support teams who work with children and young people from birth to 19 and their families. They offer play and youth activities and support in areas including disability, mental health, emotional wellbeing and school attendance.

Full details about the whole range of half term activities on offer can be found at https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/easter

Find your nearest children’s centres here –  https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/childrenscentres

Check out some of the event run by the council’s children’s centre, youth and play staff

Aspley, Broxtowe and Bilborough

  • Stay, Play and Learn (Easter Egg Hunt) – Monday 4 April from 10am – 12pm at Aspley Children Centre. Easter egg for 0-5 Year Olds
  • Stay, Play and Learn (Sports Day) – Thursday 7 April from 10am – 12pm at Broxtowe Children Centre for 0-5 Year Olds
  • Phoenix Play – Thursday 7 & 14 April from 3.30pm – 5.30pm at Phoenix Adventure Playground for 5-11 Year Olds

Sherwood and Edwards Lane

  • Stay, Play & Learn Session – Tuesday 5/12th April from 9.30am – 11am at Edwards Lane Community Centre. Drop in and play!
  • Stay, Play & Learn Session – Wednesday 6/13 April from 1pm-2.30pm at Sherwood Children Centre. Drop in and play!
  • Family Community Event – Wednesday 6 April from 2pm-5pm at Forest Fields Community Centre. Lots of fun activities for all the family
  • Hyson Green Youth Session – Thursday 7 April from 7pm-9pm at Hyson Green Youth Club. Singing & dancing challenge for 13 – 19 Year Olds

Clifton

  • Stonebridge Farm trip – Wednesday 6 April from 11am – 2.30pm. For 0-5 year olds (older siblings welcome) Collect Kangaroo ticket from Clifton Children’s Centre reception on the day from 10am, then meet at the farm at 11am.
  • Arts & Crafts – Friday 15 April from 11am – 12.30pm at Clifton Young People’s Centre. Celebrating 1 year of the centre with light celebratory refreshments. Open to 0-5 year olds (older siblings welcome)
  • Summerwood community Gardens – Thursday 7/14th April from 3.30pm-5.30pm. Arts & carts, planting mini pots, woodwork, and bug box making for 8-12 Year Olds.
  • Nottingham In Bloom Art Project – Tuesday 12 April from 2pm-5pm at Park Gate Community Centre. Open to 5 – 13 Year Olds, 30p Submission

Bestwood, Basford, Top Valley and Bestwood Park

  • Stay and Play (Easter Extravaganza) – Friday 8 April from 10.30am-12pm at Southglade Access Centre. White Post Farm is visiting, come along and see the animals.
  • Stay and Play – Friday 15 April from 10.30am-12pm at Southglade Access Centre. Jo Jingles, musical movement and rhyme
  • The Ridge – Thursday 7/14th & Friday 8/15th April from 3.15pm – 5.15pm. Arts/ Crafts, Active play, outdoor activities, games and sports for 5 to 13 Year Olds
  • Heathfield Community Centre – Tuesday 5/12th April from 7pm-9pm. Arts, crafts, sports and games for 11-19 Year Olds

The Meadows

  • Stay and Play – Thursday 7 April from 10am – 11.30am at Meadows Children’s Centre. Open to 0-5 year olds (older siblings welcome)
  • Nottingham In Bloom Art Project – Wednesday 6 April from 7pm-9pm at Meadows Youth Club. Open to 14 – 18 year olds, 30p Subscription
  • Arts & Crafts – Wednesday 6/13 April from 10.30am – 12pm at Meadows Children’s Centre. Open to 0-5 year olds (older siblings welcome)
  • Music Project – Friday 8/15 April from 7pm-9pm at Meadows Youth Club. Open to 11-16 year olds, 30p Subscription

Bulwell and Bulwell Forest

  • Family Fun Play Session – Wednesday 6 & Thursday 14 April from 1-3pm at Bulwell Riverside Play and Youth Building. Come and have some family fun and participate in a keepsake photo session.
  • Stay and Play (Easter Extravaganza) – Friday 8 April from 10.30am-12pm at Southglade Access Centre. White Post Farm is visiting, come along and see the animals.
  • Stay and Play – Friday 8 April from1pm-2.30pm at Bulwell Riverside. Families to have fun exploring a variety of messy play activities which will stimulate their learning and development.
  • Family trip to Highfields Park – Wednesday 13 April from 11am-3pm.  Please contact Bulwell Children’s Centre on 0115 8762220 to book a place for you and your child. Spaces are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment

Radford, Dunkirk, Wollaton ,Lenton and Lenton Abbey

  • Stay & Play Easter Holiday Fun! – Monday 4 April from 10.30am – 12pm at Thomas Helwys Baptist Church Church.
  • Stonebridge Farm trip – Wednesday 6 April from 11am – 2.30pm. Family fun for the whole family. Collect Kangaroo ticket from Meadows Children’s Centre (limited availability)
  • Easter Crafts – Tuesday 12 April from 10.30am – 11.30am at Wollaton Library. Free event for all ages
  • Harrow Road Youth Session – Friday 8/15th April from 4pm-6pm at Wollaton Park Community Centre. Team working games and activities for 10 – 15 Year Olds , no fee

Sneinton

  • Fun and Games – Monday 4 April from 10:30am – 12pm at King Edwards Park.  Please bring appropriate clothing i.e. coats/umbrellas
  • Easter Baby Stay and Play – Friday 15 April from 10.30am – 12pm at Sneinton Childrens Centre. This is open to Under 1’s
  • Junior Youth Session – Wednesday 6 April from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Oliver Hind Club. Make a chocolate nest and fill it with fresh fruit. Open to 10 – 13 Year Olds, 30p per session.

Hyson Green

  • Stay, Play & Learn – Monday 4/11th April from 1pm-2.30pm at Hyson Green Children’s Centre. Drop-in & Play!
  • Family Community Event – Wednesday 6 April from 2pm-5pm at Forest Fields Community Centre. Lots of fun activities for all the family
  • Hyson Green Youth Session – Thursday 7 April from 7pm-9pm at Hyson Green Youth Club. Singing & dancing challenge for ages 13 – 19 Year Olds
  • Forest Fields Play Session – Thursday 14 April from 3.30pm – 5.30pm at Forest Fields Play Centre. Indoors & outdoors sports & games award ceremony for 5 -13 Year Olds

St Ann’s South

  • Spring into Easter – Wednesday 6 April from 10am – 12:30am at St. Ann’s Play Centre. Easter egg hunt and physical activities
  • Stonebridge City Farm – Thursday 7 April from 11am – 1pm.  Feeding all the new born lambs (a small donation for Easter Activities)
  • Junior Youth Session – Tuesday 5 April from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Russell Youth Club. Chocolate hunt, Make your own Easter nests and sports. Open to 10 – 13 Year Olds, 30p per session
  • Play Session – Tuesday 5 & Friday 8 April from 3:30pm – 5:30pm at St. Ann’s Adventure Playground. Easter bonnet making, sculpture making and sports for 5 – 13 Year Olds

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