Posted by Beverley Cowling
28 September 2018 at 12:46
What's happening in Nottinghamshire this Half Term?
Take a peek at our list of Spooky Events, Halloween Workshops, Creepy Tours and Mysterious Walks. All happening this October Half Term. Boo!
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Monday, October 22nd
Nottingham Contemporary - Free Family Activities. Nottingham NG1 2GB. Families can imagine an ideal community and then help create it! Get imaginative and create structure, tunnels open spaces and much more. On every day (except Mondays) 11 am - 3 pm.
Rufford Abbey - Halloween Monster Hunt (every day until November 4th). Ollerton NG22 9DF.
Help to hunt down the creatures, ghouls and ghosts! Times: 10.30am - 4.00pm Daily. Cost: £2 per monster map. There's a prize for those that complete the ghostly hunt! (normal car parking charges apply).
Wheelgate Park - Lil Park of Horrors (every day until November 4th). Newark NG22 8HX.
Join their spooky annual Halloween celebrations with Pumpkin Carving and also at intervals throughout the day Millie the Monster.
Wollaton Hall - Pumpkin Trail (every day until October 31st). Nottingham NG8 2AE.
Walk around ghostly Wollaton Park this Halloween half term and see if your little ones can find the 8 pumpkins along the trail! Find them all to make a spooky word and claim a prize! £1 per trail.
Wollaton Hall - Spooky Kids Tours (on until October 31st). Nottingham NG8 2AE.
Join their scary tour whilst visiting hidden parts of Wollaton Hall! Not suitable for under 7s. Normal car parking charges apply.
Tuesday, October 23rd
Encore! Performing Arts. Seussical the Musical Production (on until Saturday 27th) Nottingham NG14GB.
Bring your family to watch this fabulous show based on the works of Dr Seuss! Seussical the Musical is a "fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza, bringing to life all of our favourite Dr Seuss characters"!
This exciting musical is showing at The Space, Nottingham Girls High School. 7:30pm start (2:30pm matinee). Tickets cost £15 (£12 concessions) and are available from Box Office on 0333 666 3366 or online. https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/encoreperformingarts
Thursday, October 25th
Green's Windmill - Salt Dough Modelling. Nottingham NG2 4QB.
Each session will run for 45 minutes, sessions are at 11 am, 11.45am, 12.30pm & 1.15pm. Booking is essential! To book a place for this activity please call 0115 915 6878. For children over 3, £3 per child.
Saturday, October 27th
White Post Farm - Halloween Festival!. Nottingham NG22 8HL.
Take your family for a day of fun-filled activities. Children can enjoy animal activities, Pumpkin Picking & carving, Broomstick School, Slime Workshops, Circus Skills and a special show! Normal ticket prices apply and the farm will be open every day 10 am - 5 pm.
Thoresby Park - Pumpkin Trail for under 5s (on every day until November 4th). Newark NG22 9EP.
Come with your little ones and search out the hidden Pumpkins in the courtyard and surrounding areas. See how many they can find. Open daily from 10 am - 4.30 pm.
Thoresby Park - Trick or Treat Trail over 4s (on every day until November 4th). Newark NG22 9EP
Come and wander around the haunted grounds and solve riddles along the way. Take a spooky peek at the forbidden forest..if you dare! Keep an eye out for their touchy-feely sensory boxes too. Open daily from 10 am - 4.30 pm.
Cresswell Crags - After Dark Tours (on every day until October 31st). Worksop S80 3LH.
For the first time, Cresswell Crags are opening the Robin Hood Cave after dark! Children can take a torch lit trek through the woodland, before braving the depths of their cave from dusk. Normal tour prices apply: Adults £9, children 5-15 £6, concession £7.50. The 5 pm tour is suitable for ages 8+ and there will be no live actors. You are welcome to bring younger children from the age of 5, but there is scary content. The 7 pm tour is recommended for ages 13 and above as there will be live actors around the gorge. Pre-bookings ONLY. Max 25 per tour. Approx 1 1/2 hours long. Call 01909 720378 to book.
Cresswell Crags - Return of Primordial OOZE! (on every day until November 2nd).Worksop S80 3LH.
Cresswell Crags will be opening their slime cave. Children can make their own crunchy slime, scented slime, coloured slime, spooky slime and more! £3 per pot of slime. Times differ slightly each day, please check times in advance.
Sunday, October 28th
Nottingham Industrial Museum - Halloween Activities and Family tours. Nottingham NG8 2AE
As well as free entry for children, they have a range of free children's activities, including colouring competitions, trails and badge making so your little ones will be entertained too. Live Action Working Day entry charges apply, in addition to normal Wollaton Hall and Deer Park parking charges: Adults £5 Concessions £3 Children under 16 FREE
Messy Play with Mess Around! Pond Hills Lane, Arnold, NG5 8DR
"Little ones can mix, pour, dig and explore, from ghostly mud to gory goo. Hear their cackles of delight as they get ghoulishly messy!" Take your children along for some messy Halloween fun. This is mainly for the under 5s, however, older siblings (up to the age of 10) are welcome. The session starts at 11:00 am; please arrive 5 minutes prior for registration. The session will finish at 12:00 pm. £8.50 per child (£4.50 for siblings). Book online at www.messarounduk.com
Monday, October 29th
Harley Gallery - Clay Day (also running on November 2nd). Nottinghamshire S80 3LW.
Get messy with Clay between 10 am - 3 pm. Cost per child is £7 and includes a 1Ib ball of clay. Firing is an additional £3 per item fired. Suitable for all ages, but adults must stay with their children at all times. Booking is advised as places are limited.
Call 01909 501 700 or email email@example.com
Tuesday, October 30th
Newstead Abbey - Family Halloween Twilight Walk. (also running on Wednesday 31st). Newstead Village NG15 8NA.
Take your family for a dark, creepy and mysterious walk around the grounds at Newstead Abbey. You can wander through atmospheric Monks wood and creep around the former pets cemetery..if you dare! Starting times are 5 pm on the 30th and 6.30pm on the 31st. Prices are £7.00 per person and suitable for ages 5 and above.
Harley Gallery - Creative Hero T-Shirt Design. Nottinghamshire S80 3LW.
11 am - 1 pm. Children can design and create their own T-shirt with the face of their favourite character! £10 per child. Suitable for all ages, but adults must stary with their children at all times. Booking is advised as places are limited.
Call 01909 501 700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tilly Pots - Halloween Tutu Making. Nottingham NG15 9DP.
Children can choose lots of different colours to create their very own Witches Tutu. This is a no sewing item and can be taking away the same day. Children 5 and under will need parents help. This workshop will last for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Drinks and biscuits will be provided. £12.00 per child - 10 am
Booking Essential - Payment required at the time of online booking.
Wednesday, October 31st
Tilly Pots - Halloween Chocolate. Nottingham NG15 9DP.
Using melted chocolate you 'll be creating and decorating chocolate items. Adding sweets and all ready for you to take home in a carry home case. Great for chocolate lovers! Workshops start at 10 am and 12.30 pm, lasting 1 hour 45 minutes. Drinks will be provided. £10 per child, Booking is Essential - Payment required at the time of online booking.
Green's Windmill - Halloween Mask Making. Nottingham NG2 4QB.
It’s ‘trick or treats’ time at Green's Windmill. Little ones can go along and make their own self-decorated Halloween inspired mask! Booking is essential! To book a place for this activity please call 0115 915 6878. They will be running four 45 minute sessions at 11 am, 11.45 am, 12.30 pm & 1.15 pm. £3 per child, for ages 3 and above.
Thursday, November 1st
Harley Gallery - Paint a Pot! (also running on Saturday 3rd November).
This is a tutor-led workshop where children can create their own masterpiece on a pot. The workshop is running from 10 am - 3 pm and costs £5 per each visiting child. All pottery items are individually priced and are not included in the ticket price. Suitable for all ages, but adults must stay with their children at all times. Booking is advised as places are limited.
Call 01909 501700 or email email@example.com
Tilly Pots - Foam Clay Ugly Monsters. Nottingham NG15 9DP.
Children will love creating these little clay monsters! All children get a box and each box has all the items needed to create their own monster. The clay is air drying and items can be taken home that day. This workshop will last for 1 hour. Drinks and biscuits will be provided. £6 per child - 10 am. Booking is Essential - Payment required at the time of online booking.
Friday, November 2nd
Green's Windmill - Halloween biscuits. Nottingham NG2 4QB.
Children get to bake their own spooky biscuits in this Halloween inspired biscuit making activity. Booking essential! To book a place for this activity please call 0115 915 6878. They're running six sessions at 11am, 11.30am, midday, 12.30pm, 1pm & 1.30pm. £4 per child, for ages 3+
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Have a fantastic Half Term!