Posted by Beverley Cowling
15 March 2018 at 01:00
Easter Activities and Events for families in Nottinghamshire.
Free Family Fun at The New Art Exchange. Easter 2018
Easter Holiday Workshops: Fun Dance
Build basic dance skills, make friends and have loads of fun with New Art Exchange and their free Easter Dance Workshops. Led by experienced dancer and actor Jay Pollitt you will explore movement and try out different styles of dance. The workshops run over four days are split into sessions for 7-10-year-olds (10.30am – 12.30pm) and 11-16-year-olds (2 pm – 4 pm). At the end of the four sessions, you will create your own exciting dance routine. Learn new skills and have fun. Monday 9 April – Thursday 12 April. Booking recommended, www.nae.org.uk/families or call for more information on 0115 924 8630
Saturday Art Club
Drop into their family art club, every Saturday between 10.30am – 12.30pm for free creative activities inspired by The Real DMZ exhibition. During the Easter season, create can your own board game, explore patterns and optical illusions and using block printing, make your own magazines and flyers! Check the website for full details www.nae.org.uk/families
Tilly Pots, Ravenshead - Easter Workshop April 9th
Tilly Pots are providing Unicorn and Dinosaur Decopatch workshops on April 9th, 2018 - Children get to decorate using acrylic paints, sequins, glitter, foil, gems and flowers to create their very own wall art or Dinosaur. Items can be taken home that day. Take a look at their other workshops on their website, their slime making classes are a hit!
This workshop will last for 1 1/2 hours and costs £10 per child. Workshops start at 10 and 1 pm.
Booking is Essential - Please book online and check their website for availability here
Catwalk Gallery at Nottingham Contemporary
Join in at Nottingham Contemporary, get creative and make wonderful costumes that are almost too good to wear!
Families can get together and create fantastic costumes before hitting the catwalk! These fun costume making workshops are on daily (except Mondays) from Friday 30 March to Sunday 15 Apr. Each day families can drop in from 11 am to 3 pm, there's no need to book and all activities are free.
Nottingham Contemporary is closed on Mondays (except Bank Holidays) View their family activities here.
Wheelgate Park has lots of family fun in store for the Easter break. Families can enjoy the usual entertainment, rides and adventure play areas as well as joining in on the Easter frolics. They have TREX, Baby Dino's and Peppa Pig making appearances and chocolate treats ready to be found over the Easter season.
Peppa Pig will be there on March 30th, you can have Breakfast with Bunny on March 31st and meet T-REX from April 4th - 8th.
To view all upcoming events, check dates and to book tickets view their website here
Wollaton Hall and Deer Park Easter Trail. 25th March - 15th April
Wollaton Hall invites families to go on the hunt together and help Easter Bunny find all of the Easter eggs hidden around Wollaton Park and discover the 'secret word'.
Letters will be hidden in the grounds for families to find. If all the hidden letters are found then you get to claim your reward!
Trails are available from the Courtyard Shop from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm daily and cost £1 per trail.
Trails are running daily from Sunday 25th March to Sunday 15th April.
For more information view their events.
Brookfields Garden Centre Easter Fun day. Saturday 31st March
The Easter Bunny will be at Brookfields Garden Centre from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday 31st March.
Join the hunt for clues to find the eggs, the Easter Bunny will reward you with a chocolate treat at the end. Other activities include egg painting (£1.50 per child) and face painting.
There will also be two photo competitions. Families can take part in a number of photo opportunities and post to Brookfields Facebook page to be in with a chance of winning a £20 Brookfields voucher, this competition will run for 1 week. Children can come dressed in their Easter Bonnets on the day and take part in the photo competition to win a goody bag.https://www.facebook.com/events/1843334219297452/
Rufford Abbey. March 24th - April 15th
Rufford Abbey invites you to come and enjoy the grounds and take part in their Special Easter Egg Hunt. Kids get to enjoy an Easter treat when they've followed the trail and found the clues.
The trail costs £2 and will be open from 10.30am from the 24th of March until approximately 4 pm.
View event here - https://www.facebook.com/events/939843569499101/
Eggstravaganza with the Secret Society. Saturday, March 31st
Eggstravaganza with the Secret Society
Join the Eggstravaganza Easter Family Fun Day! This family-friendly event will provide the following-
•Children's Entertainment •Adults entertainment •An Egg Hunt •Inflatable activities •Soft Play
Food and Drink will be available and (Shhhh) there's also free Easter eggs for the all the kids!
This is a ticket only event. Tickets cost £15 for Family Tickets (2 Adults & 2 Children) £5 for Standard Tickets (under 2s go free).
For more information https://www.facebook.com/events/2016234485056595/
Easter Family Fun Day at The Elwers Arms, Oakdale Road, Carlton - Monday, April 2nd
The Elwes Arms are providing a fun-filled day on Easter Bank Holiday Monday. Join them for their annual Easter Family Fun Day!
•Easter Egg Hunt
•Easter Egg Raffle
•Bouncy Castle Slides
•Magician & Disco
Food will be served 12-3pm if you're looking to enjoy a meal as well as joining the Easter fun.
View event here - https://www.facebook.com/events/1264196010390424/
Easter Egg Hunt at Greens Windmill - March 30th - April 1st
'Eggciting' Easter Egg Hunt with Greens Windmill
Green’s Windmill will be providing daily Egg Hunts where you and your little ones can win fantastic prizes! During the Easter Weekend, you can walk around the community garden and search for their hidden eggs and win a bumper prize pack.
Egg Hunts cost £5 per child, they will be running on the 30th March, 31st March & 1st April.
You can drop in from 10 am - 3 pm each day.There's no need to book and all proceeds will go to the Green's Windmill Trust.
View event here - https://www.facebook.com/events/176284639647410/
Newstead Abbey Easter Bunny Trail. Friday 30th March - Sunday 15th April
Easter Bunny Trail, Newstead Abbey.
This Easter trail at Newstead Abbey is asking you and your little ones to help find some lost eggs and if anyone finds the Golden Egg they win a prize.
Each Trail costs £1 and are running daily from the 30th of March to the 15th of April.
Also, join Newstead Abbey for their Easter Activities in their Activity room on 1st and 8th of April.
For more information and to view other activities, you can view the event here - https://www.facebook.com/events/1999760266963757/
Easter Egg Trail, Nottingham Industrial Museum. Easter Monday, April 2nd
Nottingham Industrial Museum
Check out the displays of local industrial heritage including lace making, telecommunications, mining and more whilst you hunt for Easter Eggs with your family.
Non-steaming entry charges apply:
Adults - £3
Concessions - £2
Children under 16 go free and must be accompanied by an adult.
Please note that some areas of the museum are not suitable for wheelchairs or prams.
View the event here - https://www.facebook.com/events/861243850701552/
Easter at Cresswell Crags. March 24th - April 15th
Easter at the Crags! is offering a number of Easter Activities over the school holidays to keep you and your little ones busy and creative. There will be plant and insect-based craft workshops so kids can get immersed in their nature theme.
•Make and create insect houses, for all the beautiful bugs in your back garden. Cost - £4
•There will also be a huge Egg hunt around the gorge, with prizes for those that complete the egg hunts
•Sat 7th April - Create beautiful plant and animal sculptures made out of recycled materials with local artist, Michelle Reader! Sessions will run throughout the day starting at 10:30 am. £5 per person.
More details will be provided before Easter regarding other individual workshops at Cresswell Crags.
For more details, view the event here - https://www.facebook.com/events/2032461770103865/
Easter at Sundown Adventureland
The Easter Egg fun begins on March 30th and runs every day until April 8th. You and your family can enjoy a day at the theme park and take part in the Egg Hunt between 10 am and 5 pm.
To book tickets and to find out more about Sundown Adventureland please view their website or the event link below.
Spring themed Activities at the Civic Centre (Arnot Hill Park, Arnold)
Spring Activities by Gedling Play Forums and Gedling Borough Council.
This is very popular and spaces are already limited! There will be a wide variety of craft workshops available all following the spring theme. There will also be story-telling, a drumming workshop and activities using recycled materials to add to the mix.
Activities are suitable for ages 4-10, additional activities for younger children will be available and parents will need to supervise at all times.
There are two sessions available;
Session 1 - 1pm - 2.30pm
Session 2 - 3pm - 4.30pm
Booking essential, view the event here - https://www.facebook.com/events/1419507521512414/
Easter Crafternoon with Create West Bridgford
Easter Crafternoon with Create
Create run popular art classes and craft workshops for children of all ages. As well as Holiday Workshops, they run classes for preschoolers, birthday parties, private tuition and much more.
This Easter their Holiday Workshop will be an afternoon of fun seasonal crafts. There will be 3 sessions available on Friday 30th March.
Workshops available: 1-2 | 2.15-3.15 |3.30-4.30 and cost £8 per child. You can get more information from their website or by viewing their event here -https://www.facebook.com/events/2051734941768936/
Easter Week at White Post Farm with Erewash Museum
White Post Farm
Erewash Museum is providing free crafts at White Post farm on Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th, Wednesday 28th and Friday 30th and an Easter-themed activity hunt.
On Thurs 29th March White Post Farm will join in on the fun with some of their small cuddly, furry friends. These workshops cost £1.50 per child over the age of 2.
View their event here - https://www.facebook.com/events/194979931055507/
Easter Workshops with Story Chest at Ugly Bread Bakery
Story Chest is a brand new creative workshop. Held at Ugly Bread (Market Street, Nottingham City Centre), this creative workshop will have families creating a puppet stage setting with one scene alongside a short sketch. This is a family interactive workshop encouraging team work. At the end you will have a chance to share your work and stories.
Easter Fun in the Woods with Muddy Feet Outdoors. April 6th & 11th
Muddy Feet Outdoors are providing exciting outdoor Easter adventures. Join them in their fantastic woodland location where there will be egg decorating, egg rolling, nest building, Easter scavenger hunts and much more!
Places are limited so booking is essential on their website.
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