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30+ Free Events for the Easter Holidays in Notts

Updated: Mar 26

The school holidays are looming but keeping the kids entertained doesn't have to cost the Earth!

Here are just some of the FREE activities and events taking place this Easter break

Don't forget all Easter events are on our BIG Easter Blog post

Nottingham Puppet Festival

FREE City Centre Day

13th April 11-4pm

Waterstones Nottingham

Easter Egg Hunt 4th April 1pm

Origami Workshop 10th April 10am and 3pm *

Pirate Playtime 12th April 10am and 3pm *

John Lewis Nottingham

Playdoh Trail

25th March - 14th April 

IKEA Nottingham

Easter Bunny Trail 29th March - 14th April

Easter Crafts 2nd-5th April *

Pets at Home (Nottingham branches)

Easter Workshop

23rd March - 14th April 2pm *

Smyths Nottingham

Easter Hunt with free Toy

30th March from 9am

Four Seasons Mansfield 

Decorate a chocolate egg

29th March 11-3pm

Make a Spring Wreath

3rd April 11-3pm

Free plant and decorate a plant pot

10th April 11-3pm

Newark, Ollerton and Rainworth 

Open Doors Family Arts Festival

30th March - 1st April *

St Peter's Church Toton

Easter Family Fun

23rd March 2pm

Beeston Youth Centre

Easter Fun Day

31st March 3-5pm

Canalside Heritage Centre

Easter Crafts

4th and 11th April 10.30-3pm

Bassetlaw Museum

Easter Activities

Weekdays 2nd-12th April

Mansfield Museum 

Meet the Nottingham Forest Mascot

2nd April 10-12pm

Meet the Notts County Mascots

3rd April 11.30-12.30pm

Library Activities

Arnold  Library

Gruffalo's birthday          

Saturday 30 March, 9am - 4pm  

The Gruffalo is turning 25! Enjoy a day of drop-in colouring, crafting, and a character hunt for all ages.



Balderton  Library        

Make an Easter Bunny or Chick    

Wednesday 3 April, 2pm - 3pm 

Carlton Library

Easter crafts      

Thursday 4 April, 11am - 12pm and Thursday 11 April, 2pm - 3pm              

Carlton-in-Lindrick Library

Library Free Origami Crafts 2nd April 9.30-11.30am

Carlton Hill Library        

Easter craft        

Wednesday 3 April, 10am - 10:45am       

Edwinstowe   Library   

Easter Origami Crafts     

Tuesday 2 April, 10am - 12pm    

Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit!  

Tuesday 9 April, 10am - 12pm    

Forest Town  Library    

Easter bunny wreath      

Tuesday 2 April, 10:30am - 11:30am       


Gedling Library

Lego Club           

Thursday 4 April and Thursday 11 April, 1pm - 4:30pm    

Easter crafts      

Throughout the Easter holiday   

Huthwaite  Library        

Eggcelent Easter activities           

Thursday 28 March, 3:30pm - 4:30pm    


Kirkby in Ashfield  Library          

Easter Bunny bookmarks             

Friday 5 April, 2pm - 4pm            

Sunflower planting and craft      

Thursday 4 April, 10am - 12pm  


Mansfield Central  Library        

Guide Dog Puppy Meet and Greet           

Thursday 11 April, 10am - 12pm


Mansfield Woodhouse  

Bunny weaving paper craft         

Tuesday 2 April, 10am - 4pm      


Rocking Spring card        

Tuesday 9 April, 10am - 4pm      

Mapperley Library         

Children's crafting (suitable for ages 4-9)

Tuesday 9 April, 10:30am - 12pm


Newark Buttermarket    

Easter fun day   

Saturday 23 March, 10am - 3pm 


Egg-celent Easter crafting            

Saturday 30 March, 11am - 12pm            



Ravenshead  Library    

Easter Egg hunt 

Saturday 23 March - Saturday 13 April, during normal opening hours     


Sutton in Ashfield Library           

Easter Egg decorating    

Saturday 30 March, 11am - 12pm            


Author visit: Adrian Beeden        

Wednesday 3 April, 10am - 11am            


Warsop Library

Easter nest cake decorating        

Tuesday 2 April, 10am - 12pm and Friday 5 April, 2pm - 4pm        


Bunny weaving paper craft         

Tuesday 9 April and Friday 12 April, 10am - 4:30pm         


Worksop Library

Kids Easter treasure hunt (during normal opening hours)     


Spring Crafts for children            

Thursday 4 April & 11 April, 11am - 12pm             


Dog's Trust Family Workshop (7-11 years)

Wednesday 10 April, 11am - 12pm          



Plus two Free Derbyshire activities worth travelling for!

The Hidden Ivy (Breaston)

Easter Hunt and Family Activities

Sunday 31st March 11-2pm

Derbion (Derby Centre)

Free Dinosaur Trail 28th March - 15th April

*star denotes that booking is required


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