October Half Term Events in Nottingham

07 October 2019 at 00:00

October Half Term Events in Nottingham. Family-Friendly Activities



October Half Term Events in Nottinghamshire. Family-Friendly Fun!

Feast your eyes on our list of Spooky Workshops, Grisly Events, Halloween Parties and Frightful Happenings all going on this Half Term...

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Please check all events prior to attending to confirm dates, times and availability. Some events will need to be booked online in advance. 

Rufford Abbey. Halloween Monster Hunt (On every day until November 2nd).

Join the Rufford Monster Hunt team and follow the map into the haunted hideaways and creepy woods and find out what’s the cause of Rufford’s strange happenings. £2 per monster map. Open daily from 10.30am - 4.00pm. 

Newstead Abbey. Halloween Bat Trail (on until 3rd November).

Follow the map around the gardens to spot the Bats. £2.00 per trail sheet available in the House Shop. Parking charges apply.

Thorsby Park. Trail of wizardry, witchcraft, sorcery and spells! (on daily until November 3rd).

Embark on an epic Halloween adventure with the Thoresby Academy of Wizardry!
Get dressed up in your spooky costume and explore our magical park. Prize for the best costume! £2 per trail. 10 am - 4 pm.

Rufford Abbey NG22 - Spectacle of Light (October 18th - November 3rd).

Explore the beautiful illuminated trail around Rufford Abbey’s stunning gardens, marvelling at the majestic trees and romantic ruins. Enjoy the wonderful music as and the magical environment. Entry times from 5.30 pm to 8.00 pm. For more information and to book, view their website.

Nottingham Contemporary – NG1 2GB.

Free Family activities throughout the Half Term. Open every day except Monday.

Monday 21st

Family Festival at Nottingham Playhouse (on every day until Friday 25th)

There are many sessions and workshops throughout the week for different age groups. Circus skills, Music, Drama games, Messy play, Toddler disco and much more! Please check their website here for more information and to book your sessions.

Beatfeet Drumming at Stonebridge City Farm. NG3 2FR.

Join in the fun family drumming session and then feed the lovely animals within the farm. 11 am - 12 pm. Free. 

White Post Farm Halloween Festival (on until 31st)– NG22 8HL.

Pumpkin Picking, Creepy Crawly Club, Broomstick School, Circus Skills, Spooky Disco, Musical fun with Bebops and more! Book your tickets online.

Wheelgate Park - 'Lil Park of Horrors’ (on until 31st)– NG22 8HX.

Experience fun entertainment this Halloween with friendly ghosts and ghouls, encounter Creepy Critters and bug-tastic workshops. Normal entry charges apply.

Tuesday 22nd

Tilly Pots – Slime Workshops – NG15 9DP.

Pop to their studio and get messy! During the hour-long workshops, you will be making 3 different slimes adding glitter, colour, foam and more. All slimes made can be taken home the same day. 10.30 am – 11.30 am. Check their website for all other Half Term Workshops.

Clip Clop Pony Rides – Halloween Pony Rides – NG6 8UR (Woodhall Farm). Every Tuesday – Oct 22nd – Oct 31st 7:30 pm

Halloween Trick or Treat Pony Trek. Spooky ride around the woods to find sweet treats and games.Prizes for best fancy dress. £20 per child, includes 30 minutes ride on a pony, disco, bouncy castle, food, drinks and sweet treats.

Rainbow Stripes at Stonebridge City Farm. NG3 2FR.

Musical fun and songs for 0-5 year olds. 11 am - 12 pm. £2

Wednesday 23rd

Cookie Decorating at Stonebridge City Farm. NG3 2FR.

Decorate some yummy cookies and take home a tasty treat! £1. 1.30 pm - 3 pm. 

Thursday 24th

Bhangra Tots Workshop with Beatfeet! at Stonebridge City Farm.

An amazing session that encourages children to get active together through global dance. Free. 11 am - 12 pm. Suitable for babies and young children.

Green's Windmill and Science Centre. Salt Dough Modelling! NG2 4QB.

Booking essential! To book a place for this activity please call 0115 915 6878. Four 45 minute sessions at 11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm & 1.15pm. £3 per child, for children over 3.

Wollaton Park Ghost Walk - NG8 2AE.

Listen to spine chilling tales of the park and grounds! Visit the lake, the Camellia House and the Doric Temple. This is a light-hearted tour that all the family can enjoy. The paths are all wheelchair and buggy friendly. 6.30 pm to 8 pm.

Friday 25th

Wildcraft Adventure Day with Muddy Feet Outdoors. Tollerton.

Over the day, children will be set a number of challenges, where they have to work together, learn outdoor skills and earn points along the way. Players will light their own campfire, 'mine' for resources and use tools to complete the challenges. 10.30 am - 3.30 pm. To find our more and to book, visit www.muddyfeetoutdoors.co.uk

Art Venturers Halloween Party! Ruddington Village Hall.

This Halloween Arty Party is not to be missed and will be lots of fun for all the family. Suitable for children aged 6 months to 7 year olds. 10. 15 am – 11.15 am.  £7 per child (£5.60 for siblings). Book tickets online here.

Rainbow Stripes at Stonebridge City Farm. NG3 2FR.

Musical fun and songs for 0-5 year olds. 11 am - 12 pm. £2.

Saturday 26th

Green's Windmill and Science Centre. Halloween Biscuit Making! NG2 4QB

Booking essential. To book a place for this activity please call 0115 915 6878. Six 45 minute sessions at 10.15am, 11am, 11.45am, 1pm, 1.45pm and 2.30pm. £4 per child, for children over 3.

Sunday 27th

Young Hustlers! Family Music and Arts Festival. City Centre. Various Venues.

Beatboxing, DIY print, DJ workshops, Beatfeet Djembe Drumming, Graffiti, Lego Club, Crafts and much more! Check their website for all the events, tickets and venues here.

Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave with Young Hustlers at Nottingham Contemporary. NG1 2GB.

DJ Pete Woosh will be coming to play a banging set of Old Skool rave to a crowd of around 500 parents and their children aged 0 to 8. Multi-sensory dancefloor, glitter cannons, bubbles, giant balloons, and parachute dance finale. Licensed bar.
Optional fancy dress: Your best Neon outfits! 12.30 pm – 4 pm. Purchase a Young Hustlers Ticket to attend.

Johnny and the Raindrops Gig. Young Hustlers. At Nonsuch Studios. NG1 1EH.

This is always a popular one! A cool gig for Kids and their families. Their first performance is 1.45 pm - 2.25 pm and their second performance is 3.45 pm - 4.25 pm. Purchase a Young Hustlers Ticket to attend.

Newstead Abbey. Halloween Den Building. (Sun 27th, Tues 29th & Thurs 31st October).

Have a go at Den building with their rangers and gardeners. 
11.00 am - 12.00 pm, 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm. £5.00. Children must be accompanied by an Adult. Book tickets here.

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Monday 28th

Cresswell Crags. Witches, Wizards and Magical Creatures with Mother Grundy! (Mon 28 Oct to Fri 1 Nov).

Join their resident good witch, Mother Grundy! She will welcome children in her cave to take part in fun, magical activities and storytelling. Time slots last an hour from meeting Mother Grundy at the Visitor Centre to leaving the cave. £5 per child. Places are limited. Please call in advance to book on 01909 720378 or email info@creswell-crags.org.uk

Tuesday 29th

Sticky Fingers. Halloween Baking Workshop!

Join Sticky Fingers to make some Jack 'O' Lantern Halloween savoury bakes and some delicious spooky ghost meringues for afters. £14 per child. Suitable for children age 5+. Younger children accompanied by an adult. Parents welcome.
Limited space available. Book soon to secure your place. 9.30 am – 11.30 am
janet@stickyfingerscookeryparties.co.uk Tel: 07745 305090

Rainbow Stripes at Stonebridge City Farm. NG3 2FR.

Musical fun and songs for 0-5 year olds. 11 am - 12 pm. £2

New Art Exchange - Forgotten Stories (on until 31st) – NG7 6BE.

Artist and workshop facilitator, Shamila Chady will lead workshops that focus on elevating voices and celebrating the contributions of forgotten heroes. Workshops are designed for young people to take part without their parents — so a great place to make new friends and build confidence. 10:30 am - 12.30 pm. Ages 7-10.

Wednesday 30th

Cookie Decorating at Stonebridge City Farm. NG3 2FR.

Decorate some yummy cookies and take home a tasty treat! £1. 130 pm - 3 pm.

Newstead Abbey. Family Twilight Tour (also on October 31st). NG15 8NA

Dark and mysterious, the grounds at Newstead Abbey make for a perfect atmospheric walk. Go for a wander the former pets cemetery and creep through Monks wood. Starting time – 5.00 pm Price £7.00 per person – Suitable Ages 5+

Thursday 31st

Green's Windmill and Science Centre. Halloween Mask Making!

Booking essential. To book a place for this activity please call 0115 915 6878. Six 45 minute sessions at 10.15am, 11am, 11.45am, 1pm, 1.45pm & 2.30pm. £3 per child, for children over 3.

Newstead Abbey. Halloween Fun Day. NG15 8NA.

Join in the fun & games at Newstead Abbey and don't forget to come dressed in your scariest costumes! A prize for the best! 11am-3pm. Usual car parking charges apply.

Halloween at Stonebridge City Farm. NG3 2FR.

Take part in Spooky Tours around the farm (various times throughout the afternoon and early evening) £2. Spooky Disco, games and face painting. 4.30 pm - 6.30 pm. £1 for games. £1 for face painting.

Friday 1st

Rainbow Stripes at Stonebridge City Farm. NG3 2FR.

Musical fun and songs for 0-5 year olds. 11 am - 12 pm. £2

Saturday 2nd

New Art Exchange - Family Film Screening - Kirikou the Sorceress – NG7 6BE 

The film tells a story of the 10cm tall Kirikou, a small boy who undertakes a journey in order to discover the secret of the evil sorceress, who had cursed his village. Join the New Art Exchange for this family-friendly screening. 10.30 am – 12.30 pm.

Please check all events prior to attending to confirm dates, times and availability. Some events will need to be booked online in advance. 

We hope you have a frightfully fantastic Half Term! Have a great one x