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Easter Holidays 2023 - What's on for kids and families in Notts!

Updated: Mar 19

We have so much on offer this Easter holiday including trails, Easter egg hunts, visits to the Easter bunny, baby animals, crafts, workshops, sports, family theatre, holiday clubs and more!
Take a look now!

Easter Fun Days

Beaumond House hospice care
Easter Fun Day

Friday 7th April

Join us for our first ever Easter Family Fun Day and 2.5km Chicken run at Newark Royal Market. Enjoy lots of fun for the whole family, including: Inflatables, Egg & spoon race, Fancy dress competition, Easter crafts, Disco, Climbing wall, Board games, Prizes to be won. Our Chicken Run is a 2.5k route around Newark Town Centre. Adults £10, children £5

Erewash Easter Markets

Long Eaton - Friday 7th April

Ilkeston Saturday 8th April

Easter market including a Free Easter Egg Hunt for children. There will also be face painting and balloon modelling.

Framework Knitters Museum
Free Bunny Hunt

1st April 11-3pm

Mansfield Town Centre
Superheroes and Princesses

1st April 2023. 10:30 - 2:30. All FREE!

Mansfield Market Place Leeming Street, Mansfield, NG17 1HX

Meet your favourite Superhero or Princess and be transported into a magical land of make believe, organised by The Mansfield BID and supported by Nexus People

You'll have the chance to take pictures with them, and even participate in exciting activities and games. This year, we have a beautiful Cinderella carriage for all the little princes and princesses to have their photo taken in it.

Pick up a free LED floral headdress, princess band & bubbles or be a Superhero with a free mask, wristband and window crawling action man.

Don't miss out on this magical and unforgettable event!

Gather your family and friends, and prepare for a day of wonder, excitement, and adventure. Come dressed to impress as your favourite Superhero or Princess.

National Civil War Centre
Medieval Fun Day at Newark Castle

Saturday 1st April 10 - 4pm

Crown and helmet crafts, archery, jester school, performances from Robin Hood, medieval music and a dragon! All Free!

Nottingham Heritage Vehicles
Easter running day – Easter Monday 10th April 2023

Free bus trips on our vintage busses, home made cakes, models, books and photos to look at as well as Easter activities for children.

Smyths Toys
Easter Giveaway – Saturday 8th April from 9am

This year, enjoy delightful Easter celebrations with Smyths Toys Superstores! The toy giants are hosting their very own Easter party on Saturday, 8th April – and you’re invited. From 9am on Saturday, attendees can head down to their local Smyths Toys Superstore and join the festive fun. It’s the perfect way to spend your Saturday!

Attendees will be treated to FREE Easter-themed giveaways from LEGO and Disney Mini Brands – all while stocks last. Pick up a LEGO Easter chick creator, and build your very own feathery friend. Alternatively, scoop up a Disney Mini Brands set with two Minis and a collector leaflet. We cannot wait to see you there!

*Giveaways are while stocks last.

The Wee Donkey Company
Come and meet the miniature donkeys at The Garage Chilwell Easter Sunday Market

10-2pm. Children can come and cuddle, feed, groom and take pictures with the donkeys. There will also be an Easter egg hunt!

Country Parks and Stately Homes

(free to enter, parking charges apply)

Newstead Abbey
Fairy Door Trail

Join us this Easter holidays and 'Have a Go' at our family garden trail.

Pick up a trail sheet in the Shop and follow the map to discover the fairies living in our Gardens. £2.00 per sheet, Includes small prize.

Rufford Abbey Country Park
Easter Egg Hunt

1st - 24th April 10:00 - 16:00

The annual Rufford Abbey Country Park Easter Egg Hunt is back!

Find all the eggs that our troublesome bunnies have hidden and receive a very special prize! Don’t forget to count the eggs on your way round and record them on the trail sheet - you will need to bring your own pen or pencil. Trail sheets cost £2.50 and can be purchased on the day from most outlets.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Selected dates between 1st April and 10 April. Start 9am - Finish 10:30am £13.95 Adult / £7.95 Child / Under 3's Free

*Price includes a trail sheet for each child so they can complete our popular Easter Egg Hunt trail and receive a prize on completion.

Join us for a morning of Easter fun at Rufford Abbey! Enjoy a freshly cooked, buffet style breakfast, with unlimited hot drinks and juice, and be joined by the one and only, Easter Bunny!

White Post Farm Wednesday

Wednesday 5th and 12th April 10am - 3.30pm

£2.50 per person (pay on the day)

Come and meet some of the animals from White Post Farm!

Brunch with the Easter Bunny

Selected dates: 7th, 8th and 10th April . Start 11:30am - Finish 1:00pm £13.95 Adults / £9.95 Child / under 3's free

Join us for a morning of Easter fun at Rufford Abbey! Enjoy a freshly cooked, buffet style brunch (with unlimited hot drinks and juice) and be joined the Easter Bunny!

The Bunny who saved Easter
A theatre production by Copper Entertainment

7th - 9th April | Performances at 11am and 2pm | Adult £14 / Child £11 /U2 £4

Copper Entertainment, the highly acclaimed family entertainment company, will return to Rufford this April with their theatre production 'The Bunny who saved Easter'.

Sherwood Forest
DRAGON’S QUEST 1st - 14th April

Are you in search of an Easter quest?

The Easter bunny has hidden the wrong eggs at Sherwood Forest and we now have Dragon Eggs! Will you go on our quest to help send them back?

As you walk round the Major Oak Trail look out for each dragon egg and decide which egg belongs to which dragon. Complete the activity at each one to incubate it!

If you’re feeling like an extra challenge, see if you can figure out the secret dragon’s code!

When you have incubated all the dragons’ eggs, come back to the Visitor Centre for your well-deserved treat.

Trail sheets are £3.50 each from the Visitors Centre and are available between 11 am and 3 pm. No need to book. Just come along and embark on your quest!

Shipley Country Park

SUNDAY 2 – MONDAY 10 APRIL 10.30am-3.30pm. Turn up any time. Self-led activity. Bring the kids along for some Easter fun! Follow the Easter Trail to find the hidden clues, discover the secret word and receive a sweet treat! Length: 1 mile approximately. Cost: £2 per child.


TUESDAY 11 – SUNDAY 16 APRIL 10.30am-3.30pm. Turn up any time. Self-led activity. Come along to this egg-themed trail during the Easter school holiday. Track down the clue cards to help you complete the activity sheet all about the weird world of eggs and receive a certificate! Length: 1 mile approximately. Cost: £1.50 per child.

Elvaston Country Park

FRIDAY 7 APRIL 10.30am-3.30pm Join us and the Easter Bunny for some eggciting Easter Fun at Elvaston. Hop on down and follow the famous Golden Egg Trail to claim a reward. Meet: Castle courtyards. Length: Less than two miles. Cost: £3 per trail sheet.

Creswell Crags


Join us for our annual Easter Egg Trail, this year with a rock art theme, and claim your chocolate Easter egg prize at the end!

Eight eggs are hidden around the Crags as if by an Ice Age Hunter... and each has a clue as to where the next egg is hidden. Follow the clues and collect the words on the boards to claim your prize. Can you solve the clues and find them all?

£3.50 per person, includes a chocolate egg prize when you return to Reception after your hunt. No need to book, just pay at reception for your trail sheet.

Thoresby Park
Easter Trail

Our Easter bunny needs your Help!

Follow the route around Thoresby Park to find the eggs our Easter bunny has dropped. Collect your trail sheet from the Visitor Centre. £3 per trail sheet. Each completed trail sheet will win a prize! 3rd - 16th April 2023

Wollaton Hall

Traditional Fun Fair 1st - 16th April 11am - 7pm

Ruddington Village

Knitted Easter Bunny Trail 1st - 15th April.

Pick up a free trail sheet from the Bottle Top, Framework Knitters Museum or Thomas James Estate Agents then collect a sweet or badge when you have completed it. You can also enter a prize draw to win your own bunny!

National Trust/Paid Entrance

Belvoir Castle
Easter Trail

1st April – 10th April

Bring the whole family along for an adventure through our beautiful formal gardens on a quest to find the Easter bunny and friends. Set your little one’s imagination soaring as you solve puzzles and work your way through the stunning Belvoir Castle landscape. Come along and hop into our half-term fun! This is included in your entrance ticket price.

Also, don't forget to check out their new award winning adventure playground!

Sudbury House - The Museum of Childhood
Our Easter tickets are now available to pre book for 1-16 April 2023

1 - 16 April Every day while we are open you can join our Easter Workshop in the Activity Hub where you can make and take a selection of Easter themed crafts. (£5 per child and now available to book online with your admission tickets!)

7-10 April Join our Easter Trail - Collect your map and bunny ears before exploring our 10 Easter stations around the Garden before collecting your chocolate egg* Tickets for our trail can now be pre-booked with your admission ticket.

Belton House

Easter Adventures

3rd-16th April 10am-4pm

Spring into action this Easter, with an exciting trail through the gardens at Belton. There are ten different activities to enjoy, including locating the animal footprints and working out who they belong to, and taking on the rabbit racecourse. The price of the trail is £3 per child and includes a trail map, pencil and a chocolate egg at the end. There is an allergen free alternative available.

Booking is not required for the trail. Booking in advance for visits to Belton during the Easter holidays is required.

Calke Abbey
Easter egg hunt

This spring, treat the whole family to a world of adventure at Calke Abbey on an Easter trail. 1st April – 16th April 10am-5pm

Make your way along the trail and find activities for the whole family.

There's a choice of two trails to pick from:

- If you're feeling adventurous, head out on the trail around the parkland and Calke Explore.

- For those with little legs, take the shorter route around the Pleasure Grounds and Stableyards.

The price of the trail is £3 per child and includes a trail map, pencil, bunny ears, and a chocolate egg at the end. Regular admission to Calke Abbey also applies.

Hardwick Hall

Easter egg hunt

1st-16th April 10am-4pm

This spring, treat the whole family to a world of adventure at Hardwick Hall on an Easter trail. Make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family. Price is £3 per trail which includes an Easter trail sheet, pencil, bunny ears and a chocolate egg, or vegan and free from* chocolate egg, Regular admission to Hardwick Hall applies.

Clumber Park

Family Easter Adventures

1st-16th April 10am-3pm

Visit Clumber Park for a cracking time this Easter with our egg-citing family trail packed with activities. Our Easter helpers will provide you with a trail sheet, bunny ears and pencil before you set out on your adventure and when you've finished, head back to the Discovery Centre to choose from either a dairy or a vegan and Free From chocolate egg - both are made from Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa - and enjoy our seasonal activities indoors. The trail costs £3 per trail pack, which is inclusive of the egg prize. Regular admission to Clumber Park applies.

Family Fun Easter Breakfast

1st-4th April Booking required

Breakfast and fun games for all the family served in the Parsonage.

Enjoy a full English breakfast with the family in the beautiful surroundings of the parsonage, play along with our family quiz and Easter Bingo along with colouring for the children. Adults £9.75 Children £4.50 Children under 3 free. Regular admission to Clumber Park applies

Mill Waters
Wild Families! Easter Fun

Thursday 6th April 2023

10.30am to 12pm or 2pm to 3.30pm

Easter cakes, crafts and games and eggsplore! The Meadow and Little Woodland on an egg hunt. In The Meadow Yurt and Little Woodland, at The Mill Adventure Base, Kings Mill Reservoir.

£7.50 per child, sibling discount available. Best for families with children aged 1-8.


Floralands Farm Park
Easter Holiday Activities

Daily from 3rd to 16th April

Lamb feeding, animal cuddles, meet the chicks £1 per ticket from the tills. Special visits from the Easter Bunny 7th – 10th April with Easter Egg hunts and competitions.

Manor Farm and Parklands
Enjoy Easter on the farm!

- Farm park and Enchanted Easter Woodland open from 10am to 5pm.

- Say hello to our chicks, rabbits and smaller animals in the Animal Chat Room.

- Meet the Easter Bunny and receive a sweet treat every day from Monday 3rd to Friday 14th April.

As well as the Easter Events, you can also enjoy everything Manor Farm normally offers

- Watch our bigger animals out in the paddocks.

- Follow The World of Dinosaur Roar! Discovery Trail in our woodlands.

- Enjoy owl holding from 11am to midday and from 1:15pm to 3pm (not available Mon 3, Thu 6 & Thu 13 April).

- Experience two daily falconry displays at 11:30 and 1pm (weather permitting - not available Wednesday 5 & 12 April).

- Explore our Indoor Playbarn with new adventure play.

- Have fun in our two outdoor playgrounds - The Burrows Play Area and The Fort Adventure Playground.

- Enjoy wide open spaces, safe for little ones to run around and explore.

- Bring a picnic or enjoy lunch in either Antlers Bistro or the Laughing Donkey Cafe.

Tickets are £11.95 for adults and £12.95 for children when booked online in advance. Under twos visit free and can upgrade for £1 for a token to visit the Easter Bunny. Owl holding (optional) is an additional £1 per person.

Spring Lane Farm Shop
Lamb Feeding Sessions available to book now

Stonebridge City Farm
Easter at the Farm

MONDAY 3RD: Lamb watch starts! Our ewes are expecting little lambs, and these are due from Monday 3rd onwards. There will be no feeding or handling of the lambs this year.

TUESDAY 4th and 11th: Rainbow Stripes Music Session. 11am - 12pm £3.

THURSDAY 6TH: Gardening skills session. Drop in sessions from 11am – 1pm. £1

FRIDAY 7th: and 14th Easter Crafts in the education room. Drop in sessions from 1:30pm - 3:30pm with a charge of £1.

WEDNESDAY 12TH: Chick hatching due to start today.

White Post Farm
Are you taking part in The Big Easter Eggs-pedition?!

1st April - 16th April Join us this easter to work your way around the farm on a matching eggs-pedition, match everything and receive a free chocolate treat! . Upon arrival at the farm collect your eggs-pedition sheet and get to work on our 'matching game'. . Make sure you check in on as many feeding times, animal talks and shows as possible to learn all about our animals and the Spring changes here on the farm.

. Listen out for farm tannoys to make sure you don't miss a thing! We'll keep you posted on what's on when.

. Stop by the Silver barn - Our ewe's and nanny goats are due babies from the end of March. If you're lucky you may even see a live birth.

. Enjoy time on our large outdoor play area, beach and go karts.

. Stop by the tea rooms or lunch barn to keep yourself refuelled for the day.

. As you leave the farm, show us your completed Eggs-pedition sheet to claim your free chocolate treat and your second collectable certificate of the year - REMEMBER: Keep hold of as many certificates as you get this year. We'll be making an announcement shortly!

Workshops, Crafts and Sports

Nottingham City Libraries
We have FREE themed crafts at libraries over the Easter holidays:

Aspley Library – Wednesday 5th April 10am-11am

Basford Library – Thursday 13th April 2pm-4pm

Bilborough Library -Thursday 6th April 2pm-3.30pm

Bulwell Library– Monday 3rd April 11am-12.30pm

Clifton Library – Thursday 6th April 2pm-3.30pm

Hyson Green Library – Tuesday 4th April 12pm-3pm

Meadows Library – Monday 3rd April 11am-1pm

Radford/Lenton Library – Friday 14th April 11am-1pm

Southglade Park Library – Wednesday 12th April 2pm-3.30pm

St Ann’s Library – Friday 14th April 2pm-4pm

Wollaton Library– Tuesday 4th April 10.30am-12pm

There will also be an Easter picture hunt in libraries from Saturday 1st to Saturday 15th April. All are free and drop in.

Nottingham County Libraries - Inspire

· Make a Story. 5 April, 10:30am Join us for a fun-filled hour of storytelling. Create exciting characters and invent a brand new story. Open to 5-9 year olds and their adults. Free of charge, booking advised.

· Rainbow Birds. 4 April, 2:30-3:15pm. Free, drop in

· Animal Masks. 11 April, 2:30-3:15pm. Free, drop in


· Easter Egg Hunt. 3 April - 15 April. Suitable for ages 5-11. Free, drop in

· Easter Craft: Weave an Egg! 3 April - 8 April. Ages 5-11. Free, drop in

· Easter Craft: Roll-Up Rabbits. 11 April - 15 April. Ages 5-11. Free, drop in

· Club Origami. 16 April, 11am - 11:50am Suitable for ages 0-5 and their families. Booking essential. Library members £4, non-members £7.


· Easter Crafts. 3 April - 15 April. Free, drop in.

· Carlton Buzzy Bees and Creepy Crawlies. 3rd – 15th April. Free, drop in

· Float Away this Easter. 6 April, 2-3pm & 13 April, 11am-12pm. Make a card hot air balloon for our wall, plus one to take away. Free, age 5+.

Carlton Hill

· Bees and Butterflies craft activities. 3 April, 2-4pm & 5 April, 10am-12pm. Free, drop in. Ages 4-11.


· Children's spring craft event. 6th and 13th April, 10:30-11:30am. ages 3-10. Booking required.

· Children's badge-making. 1- 15 April. Suitable for all children.

East Leake

· Make Your Own: Easter Card. 6th April, 11am-12pm. Free, drop in.

· Make Your Own: Easter Bunny. 13th April, 11am-12pm. Free, drop in.


· Decorate a cute Easter Egg. 4th April, 10:30-11:30am. Free, drop in.

· Make an Easter Bunny. 11 April, 10:30-11:30am. Free, drop in.

Forest Town

· Spring Vases. 6 April, 10:30-11:30am. Free, age 4+, adult supervision required. Booking essential.


· Easter Chick Craft. 6 April, 3:30 - 4:30pm. Free, no booking required.


· Craft Box Challenge. 3 April, 2-4pm. Free, booking required,

· Easter Storytime. 6 April, 2:30-3pm. For Under 5s and their families. No booking required.

Kirkby in Ashfield

· Make a Story. 5 April, 2pm. Join us for a fun-filled hour of storytelling. Create exciting characters and invent a brand new story. Open to 5-9 year olds and their adults. Free of charge, booking advised.

· Make Your Own: Charlie Chick. 4 April, 11am. Free, drop in.

· Make Your Own: Robbie Rabbit. 11 April, 11am. Free, drop in.

Mansfield Central

· Make a Story. 4 April, 2pm Join us for a fun-filled hour of storytelling. Create exciting characters and invent a brand new story. Open to 5-9 year olds and their adults. Free of charge, booking advised.

· Easter stick puppets & Chick bookmark. 3 April, 11am-1pm. Free, no booking required

· Handprint bunnies & Easter cards. 8 April, 11am-1pm. Free, no booking required.

Mansfield Woodhouse

· Stained Glass Easter Eggs. 4 April, 2:30pm-3:30pm. Free, no booking required.

· Spring Memo Pegs. 11 April, 2:30pm-3:30pm. Free, no booking required.


· Make a Story. 6 April, 2pm. Join us for a fun-filled hour of storytelling. Create exciting characters and invent a brand new story. Open to 5-9 year olds and their adults. Free of charge, booking advised.


· Easter Crafting 4 April, 3:30pm-4:30pm. Suitable for all children.


· Glass Painting. 12 April, 10:30-11:30pm Create a beautiful design on glass. Free. Ages 5-11.

· Make Your Own: Easter Basket.8 April, 10:30am-12pm, Free, drop in. Ages 5-11.

Skegby and Stanton Hill

· Easter Decoration Craft. 5 April, 10-11am. Free, drop in.

Sutton in Ashfield

· Kids Flower Crafting Workshop. 1 April, 11:00-12:00pm. Free, no booking required.

· Make a Story. 4 April, 10:30am Join us for a fun-filled hour of storytelling. Create exciting characters and invent a brand new story. Open to 5-9 year olds and their adults. Free of charge, booking advised.

· Easter Bunny Baskets. 5 April, 11:00-12:00pm. Free, drop in..

· Something Hairy Came Down the Stairs. 13 April, 11:00-12:00pm. Take a magical rhyming journey with children's author Dai Morris,. Free, no booking required.


· Make a Story. 6 April, 10am. Join us for a fun-filled hour of storytelling. Create exciting characters and invent a brand new story. Open to 5-9 year olds and their adults. Free of charge, booking advised.

· Easter Card Craft. 1 April, 11am-12pm Free, drop in

· Kids Easter Chick Crafting. 5 April, 11:30am-12:30pm. Free, drop in.

· Easter Egg Hunt. 3 to 14 April. Free, drop in.

Bambinos Playgroup @ The Farm Shop Long Eaton

We will be holding two sessions; Tuesday 4th April 2pm - 4pm, Friday 7th April 10am - 12pm

All supplies will be provided as well as a flavoured milk bottle and Easter cake for the little ones an Americano or Tea for the big ones (parents).

Derbion Shopping Centre
Dinosaur Trail 31st March - 16th April

We are excited to bring you 12 gigantic animatronic dinosaurs to enjoy this Easter!

Meet our 12 life like Dinosaurs face to face, hear them roar and watch them move. Grab a selfie with a T-Rex, watch a Pteranodon flap its wings or pose in a baby dino egg all for free with our must-see Dinosaur trail! The dinosaur trail is free.

Dinosaur Workshops

Help your child become a dinosaur expert by booking them onto an immersive workshop where they will be equipped with special tools to help them take a step back in time, excavate and uncover hidden dinosaur fossils, plus take home a little dinosaur fossil of their own! The activity will run from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm 3rd - 6th April and 11th - 14th April. Tickets are £4 per child.

Four Seasons Shopping Centre
Easter B Club Free Easter treats workshops

Weds 5th April 11 – 3. Decorate a chocolate bunny or chocolate egg. (while stocks last)

Weds 12th April 11 – 3. Make a bird treat for your feathered friends.

Green’s Windmill

Mini Pizza Baking

1st April 2023, 10.15am – 2.30pm £5 per child. For ages 3+

BOOKING ESSENTIAL! To book a place for this activity please call 0115 915 6878. We’re running six timed sessions at 10.15am, 11am, 11.45am, 1pm, 1.45pm & 2.30pm.

Eggciting Easter Egg Hunt

5th -7th April 2023, 10am-3pm £5 per child. For ages 3+

Find our eggs to win amazing prizes! Our popular Easter Egg Hunt is back!

Explore Green’s Windmill, the millyard, science centre and community garden for our hidden eggs and win a bumper prize pack for your efforts!

Easter Biscuit Baking

8th April 2023, 10.15am – 2.30pm £4 per child. For ages 3+

BOOKING ESSENTIAL! To book a place for this activity please call 0115 915 6878. We’re running six timed sessions at 10.15am, 11am, 11.45am, 1pm, 1.45pm & 2.30pm.

Children’s Bread Baking

13th April 2023, 10.15am – 2.30pm £4 per child. For ages 3+

BOOKING ESSENTIAL! To book a place for this activity please call 0115 915 6878. We’re running six timed sessions at 10.15am, 11am, 11.45am, 1pm, 1.45pm & 2.30pm.

Scone Baking

15th April 2023, 10.15am – 2.30pm £4 per child. For ages 3+

BOOKING ESSENTIAL! To book a place for this activity please call 0115 915 6878. We’re running six timed sessions at 10.15am, 11am, 11.45am, 1pm, 1.45pm & 2.30pm.

IKEA Nottingham
Easter Egg Hunt

Monday, 3 Apr Friday, 14 Apr

Join the quest to ‘crack’ the code on our Easter Egg Hunt trail around the store!

Free. No registration required

EGGstraordinary Easter Crafts

Monday, 3 Apr – Friday 7th april

Join us for some cracking crafting this Easter Holidays

Free. Registration required

Easter Bank Holiday Face Painting

Friday 7 Apr and Monday 10th April

Join us for Easter Bank Holiday Face Painting!

Free. No registration required

Spring plant pot decorating

Monday, 10 Apr -14th. Free. Booking required

Let's get ready for Spring by decorating your own plant pot!


Easter Workshops

Easter Craft £5

Easter Clay Making £5

Easter Sign £8

Easter Bonnet Making £8

Mache Easter Treat Bucket £8

National Ice Centre

Easter Holiday Skating

31 March - 16 April 2023

DISCO FEVER SKATING PARTY Get your groove on at our skating party on Friday 31 March (7 – 9pm) as our DJ plays all the disco hits! There will be prizes for best disco fancy dress – think retro!

EASTER FAMILY FUN DAY Our Family Fun Day on Sunday 2 April will have lots of on and off ice activities for all ages and abilities! More details coming soon.

THEMED PARENTS & TOTS SKATE SESSIONS At our special themed Parents & Tots Skate sessions, there’s going to be skating, games, music and fun! On 3 April, it’s Princess & Superheroes themed, join us on 7 April for a Teddy Bear’s Picnic and then on 10 April, our Chicks & Bunnies take to the ice. Wear your best fancy dress at these sessions where adults skate for £5 and tots skate for free!

JUNIOR ICE HOCKEY CLINIC On Monday 3 April and Friday 14th April, our ice hockey clinic will give players of all abilities the chance to get on the ice and improve their ice hockey skills whilst having fun!

INTENSIVE SKATING LESSONS Suitable for all ages and abilities, fit our six-week skating course into just three days.

HOLIDAY CLUB Our Holiday Club is back! For just £35 a day, children aged 7 – 13 can enjoy ice skating and activities every day!

JUNIOR CROSS-ICE COMPETITION On Friday 7 April, players aged 12 and under can sign up, get drafted to a team and then compete on our ice rink.

Canalside Heritage Centre
Easter Trail

Every day of the school holidays plus Easter crafts on Thursday 6th and Tuesday 11th April.

Heritage Crafts Day

Sunday 23rd April. Come along to see demonstrations by local crafts people. FREE admission! 11-3pm

Erewash Museum, Ilkeston
We have a cracking week of fun planned for the run up to Easter!

We will be open daily from 10am to 4pm and the additional crafts and activities will be running from 11am to 3pm. There will be a selection of free crafts and activities daily and there will be crafts with a small charge - there is no need to book for anything, charged crafts will need a ticket to be purchased from reception for entry.

Museum entry is free of charge.



Additional Paid Easter Events:

EASTER MASK MAKING: Monday and Tuesday £2 entry, please purchase a ticket from reception, this will be in the Hayloft.

EASTER STAINED GLASS WINDOW MAKING: Wednesday and Thursday £2 entry, please purchase a ticket from reception, this will be in the Hayloft.

CUDDLE A CHICK: Thursday £3 entry, this event is being hosted by ‘Hire a Hen’, please purchase a ticket from reception

EASTER CHICK POM-POMS: Friday £2 entry, please purchase ticket from reception, this will be in the Hayloft.

This week is all things Lego!

Tuesday 11th to Friday 14th April

Come and let your imagination run wild with our huge amount of Lego and Duplo bricks, what will you build? Don’t forget to take a pic and tag us #erewashmuseum with your best constructions!

We will have a new trail, crafts and activities. FREE entry and everyone is welcome

Lakeside Arts
Bug Bot Kids Workshop

Wednesday 12 April, 10am & 11.30am £8 (with one free adult place) Suitable for ages 7-10

From bugs that light up to bugs that move, have fun by working with circuits and vibration sensors to understand motion that will bring your creepy crawlies to life.

Creepy Crawlies Puppets Workshop

Thursday 13 April, 10am, 90 minutes. Suitable for families

£8 (with one free adult place)

What’s hiding underneath the stones, wiggling in the earth, buzzing in the bushes? Explore our wonderful park, then make your own crawly critter. Don’t forget to wear your wellies!

Nottingham Contemporary
Easter Family Activities 2023: I Spy, You Spy, We All Spy!

Photography: Morgan StocktonTue 4 Apr – Thu 13 Apr, 10am - 12 noon & 1 - 3 pm, Tues, Weds & ThursBook Now

Our space becomes a palette of images, colours, and materials for you to explore, make and play.

Using our new exhibitions Charlotte Johannesson, Carolyn Lazard: Long Take and Rosalind Nashashibi: Hooks for inspiration, find connections to generate your artwork. We encourage you to make one, leave one, for others to rework and continue.

Mansfield Museum
Join us for FREE Art Beat activities over the Easter Holidays

Tuesday 4 April, 10am to 12pm ARTBEAT! Make an egg box Coral Reef

Wednesday 5 April, 10am to 12pm ARTBEAT! Kitchen roll Sea Creatures

Thursday 6 April, 10am to 12pm ARTBEAT! Paper plate Jellyfish

Tuesday 11 April, 10am to 12pm ARTBEAT! Carnival mask making

Wednesday 12 April, 10am to 12pm ARTBEAT! Origami paper boats

Thursday 13 April, 10am to 12pm ARTBEAT! Make a migration suitcase

Friday 14 April, 10am to 12pm ARTBEAT! St Georges shield and flag

Cook Stars Southwell
Easter workshop

When: Saturday 1st April, 2-4pm.

Where: Our Lady of Victories Church Hall, Southwell.

This year we are making delicious crème egg and mini egg cupcakes before making and decorating an Easter basket. We have an egg hunt with prizes for everyone before finishing the session with a take home Easter cookie kit which includes a seasonal cookie cutter.

£25. This is suitable for children aged 2-12. For children ages 5 and over you are welcome to leave them with the Cook Stars team and enjoy two hours relaxing or strolling around Southwell.

Pets at Home - Nottingham, Giltbrook, Chilwell, Netherfield
Easter Workshops

My Pet Pals – Easter

Join our free Easter workshops in a Pets at Home store near you. Meet some of our small animals and learn about how to care for them.

Our much loved My Pet Pals workshops will be running in a Pets at Home store near you from 1st April until 16th April.

You can learn how to make your very own foraging box which is perfect for small animals such has hamsters and guinea pigs. Kids will receive an activity sheet and a certificate as well as meeting our amazing animals…all for FREE!

Gedling Leisure Centres
Carlton Forum Leisure Centre

Crash Course swimming lessons - stages 1-4

Boost your child’s swimming ability with a 5 day crash course: Monday 10 – Friday 14 April. £32.50 per child for 5 consecutive days, with a Gedling Leisure card.

Private swimming lessons.

Monday 10 – Friday 14 April, 10.30am and 11am each day. £17.70 per child, per 30 minute lesson

Float Fun (small and main pool)

Tuesday 11 - Friday 14 April, 1.30-2.30pm each day. These sessions cost £5.90 without a Gedling Leisure card. With a Gedling Leisure card they cost £5.10, £3.50 concessions, £3.30 juniors.


Monday 3 - Thursday 6 April, 8am - 5pm, Friday 7 April, 8am - 2pm, Monday 10 April, 8am - 2pm. These sessions cost £12.10 without a Gedling Leisure card. With a Gedling Leisure card they cost £10.50 adults, £7.20 juniors.

Redhill Leisure Centre

Badminton (half price until 4pm daily)

Monday 3 - Thursday 6 April and Tuesday 11-14 April. Up until 4pm, sessions with a Gedling Leisure card cost £5.25 adults, £3.45 juniors. Without a Gedling Leisure card, sessions cost £6.05.

Capoeira Fusion

A special session for both children and parents to join in. (Please note the usual evening sessions are not running over the Easter holiday). Thursday 13 April, 2pm

With a Gedling Leisure card, this session costs £3.90 juniors, £7.60 adults, £6.10 concessions or free with a junior Xtreme DNA or adult DNA membership.

Calverton Leisure Centre

Family Swim

Monday 3 - Thursday 6 April, 11.30-12.30pm, Tuesday 11 - Friday 14 April, 11.30-12.30pm

£5.10 adults, £3.30 juniors with a Gedling Leisure card.

Pool Inflatafun (under 8s and non-swimmers must be accompanied by an adult, 1-2-1)

Tuesday 4 and Thursday 6 April, 1-2pm, Tuesday 11 and Thursday 13 April, 1-2pm

£5.10 adults, £3.30 juniors with a Gedling Leisure card.

Bouncy Castle Fun (ages 0-13. All children to be supervised by an adult)

Monday 3- Thursday 6 April, 10-11.30am, Tuesday 11- Friday 14 April, 10-11.30am

£4.60 with a Gedling Leisure card.

Easter Parties and Class Specials

Alf & Co
Easter Stay and Play Sessions

28th March, 31st March x 2 (with The pottery Tree Easter hand and footprint ceramics) 4th April x 2 (with Lucy Warner Photography mini photoshoots) 7th April, 8th April (Weekend Easter Party Special) 11th April, 12th April, 14th April

Artventurers Mansfield
Easter Classes

Our Easter ARTventure Family Classes will be taking place at; * Farnsfield Village Centre, Upper Hall (Mon 3rd April) * Grosvenor Rooms, Sutton-in-Ashfield (Tues 4th April) * St Marks Church Hall, Mansfield (Weds 5th April) If your little artist is aged between 6 months and 7 years and they LOVE all things arty... then come and join us! Tons of creations to be made, fun to be had, mess to be made, activities to explore and there might even be a little chocolate treat at the end.

Baby Sparks
Easter Themed one off sessions

West Bridgford - The Roar Studio 3rd April

Hucknall - The John Godber Center 3rd April

Stapleford - Cliff Hill Community Centre 5th April

Keyworth - The Key Health Club 11th April

Mapperley - Alf & Co 13th April

We will be running 3 sessions in all locations:⁣

𝟭𝟬𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗸 𝗠𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀 (8-36 months)⁣ for active crawlers/walkers ⁣

𝟭𝟭:𝟭𝟱𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗸 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿𝘀 (6-13 months)⁣ for sitters and early crawlers (no walkers please)⁣

𝟭𝟮:𝟯𝟬𝗽𝗺 𝗟𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗦𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗸𝘀 (0-6 months)⁣ for newborns and early sitters ⁣

Easter Craft Session

Monday 3rd April 2pm with PJ Star Designs

Easter Family Yoga & Craft Workshop

Wednesday 5th April 10am-11.30am with Peaceful Possums Yoga

Peter Rabbit Easter Workshop

Thursday 6th April, 12.30pm-1.30pm £8.50

Easter Face Painting, Special visit from the Easter Bunny, Create an Easter Sock Bunny, Create your own Peter Rabbit Garden

Track Play

Saturday 8th April - sessions available all day

Meet the Animals at BeanBlock

Thursday 13th April - 3:30-5:30pm £12.50

Come and meet the animals and learn all about them from DB Animal Therapy. Tickets include a children's party picnic, drink and a cupcake or marshmallow pop

Becky Bops Easter Holiday Fun

Friday 14th April 10am & 10.40am

Party with Bluey

Saturday 15th April 3:30pm-5:30pm £15.00

Bluey is visiting BeanBlock for an afternoon of party games, singing and dancing! Tickets includes a children's party picnic, squash and a cupcake or marshmallow pop

Big Fish Little Fish

Family Rave. Rescue Rooms. Sunday 16th April. 2pm. Adults £9, children £7, pre walkers free.

Boots and Brambles Forest School
Easter Holiday Sessions

Family Sessions - Tuesday 11th April 10.30-12 & 1.30-3.00

Holiday Club - Stone Age Survivors - Wednesday 12th April 10-3 For children aged 6+

Brookfields Garden Centre
Easter Character Parties

We have not one...not two...but THREE character parties!!

Wednesday 5th April - Frozen

Wednesday 12th April - Mirabel

Thursday 13th April - Spiderman

Booking Essential

Cookstars Nottingham North

Easter workshop 6th April 2-4pm Sherwood Methodist Church

CookStars Nottingham Southwell

Easter workshop 1st April 2-4pm Our Lady of Victories, Southwell

Crème egg and mini egg topped cupcakes. Make and decorate an Easter basket, Easter egg hunt with prizes. Easter biscuit ‘home baking mix’ complete with bunny/chick cookie cutter

Drama Tots West Bridgford
Easter Party

Sessions will take place on

Friday 14th April 9.45 & 11.15 at WEST BRIDGFORD BAPTIST CHURCH

This event is mostly suitable for children aged 18 months - 5 years although older siblings are more than welcome to be booked on too. All families welcome regardless if you've been to one of our classes before or not. Tickets are £10 and will be offered on a first come first served basis.

Imagine Avenue

Easter Party, St John's Parish Church, Long Eaton. Tuesday 4th April

Kidz Kaboom

Easter Events - 3rd - 7th April

Golden egg hunt, activities and Easter crafts, colouring competition, Easter raffle

Lammas Leisure Centre

Saturday 8th April 1-3pm £5 per child

Easter egg hunt, crafts, disco party and colouring competition

Little Legs with Lauren NG15 & NG16
Easter Messy Play

“Hop Little Bunny!” Easter sessions

Monday 3rd April 1pm

Hucknall St John’s Community Church Hall

Friday 21st April 10.15am

Awsworth Village Hall


Little Nature Tots Stay and Play
Easter Holiday Sessions

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th April

Easter Brunch Monday 10th 10am

Easter Party Monday 10th 1.30pm

Little Princess Palace

Mascot Monday with Peter Rabbit.

3rd April 10-11.30am. Drop in

£6.50 per child. includes soft play, mini games, dancing

My Baby Spa
Easter Special

Nottingham - Friday 7th April⁣

Half term Easter specials. Full spa experience plus afternoon tea, footprint pottery and an Easter photoshoot⁣

My Little World Role Play Centre
Easter Party

4th and 6th April 9.30 - 11.30


- 2 hours role play session

- Opportunity to play in our new upstairs sensory room and explore Easter activities

- Easter egg hunt

- Easter treat bag for all children

Moo Music
Easter Eggstravaganza

40 minute Easter Class, Easter crafting, Easter gift 6th April West Bridgford

My Playful World

Easter Egg hunt daily 1st – 15th April

Easter craft sessions 11th and 13th April - £2 additional fee.

Nottingham Parks
Mini Explorer Sessions

Age 6 – 11. £5 per child

Highfields Park. Monday 3rd April or Wednesday 5th April

Colwick Country Park. Weds 12th April or Friday 14th April

Easter Orienteering at Victoria Embankment. Thursday April 6th. Free. Bookable on eventbrite

Peaceful Possum Yoga
Easter Family Yoga and Craft

Beanblock on Wednesday 5th April (aimed at 3-10 Years and their families)

Superhero yoga and musical theatre

For kids only (5-12yrs) collaborating with Christina from @studio 29 on Monday 3rd April.

Robyn’s World
Safari Special for Easter week!

Age 0-5 only. £6.50 with a free gift.

Role Play sessions with a Safari theme! We will have a Safari Gift shop, Be a Vet, Wildlife Photographer, Zoo Keeper, Animal Researcher. This will be completely different to our normal sessions and will give your littles ones the chance to explore a new environment. We will only have the hall (vehicles) on Good Friday and both the Saturdays. Friday the 7th we will have Baby's 1st studio joining us for another day of photo shoots.

Tiny Town Adventures
Easter Event

5th and 6th April £9.95

1.5 hrs role play, visit from the Easter Bunny and small gift

Photo opportunity, Easter hunt and bonnet competition

Wild bears outdoor playgroup

2nd April - Easter Woodland Family Stay and Play

4th and 6th April. 11-12.30pm – Campfire Stay and Play up to age 8

11th and 13th April 11-12.30pm – Easter Stay and Play up to age 8

12th April 10 – 3pm – Easter Holiday Club – Drop off. Age 5-12

Holiday Clubs

Five Star Sports Coaching

𝐄𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐇𝐚𝐥𝐟𝐓𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐒𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬𝐂𝐚𝐦𝐩

Thursday 13th & Friday 14th April. Book online.

Sporting Activities. Team Building, Easter Egg Hunt, Glow in the sports, Inflatables, Cookie Making, Arts and Crafts.

The Get Crafty Club Beeston

Easter Holiday Dance, Drama and Craft Club

3rd, 4th, 6th April 10-2. £24 per day

Look Inside Sensory Learning
Express Yourself: Holiday Activities Club

Arts & crafts, Team building games, cooking, sports, lego, drama and more.

Monday 10th April - Thursday 13th April (Easter 2023) 10am - 2pm

We welcome children and young people of all abilities (We are 𝗦𝗘𝗡𝗗 friendly)

Suitable for children aged 5 to 18 years old

Free Funded places for Nottinghamshire county council children and young people (limited* places available) For children and young people outside of Nottinghamshire county council please email us for information on costs or visit our website.

Nottingham Ballet School
Easter Dance Camp

3rd - 6th April 9-3pm every day for children age 4-11 years

£25 per day or £95 for all 4 days

The Outdoors Project Notts West

3rd and 14th April - Hot Cross Buns, Armpit Fudge & Marshmallows

4th and 12th April Super Mario Day – Yoshi Eggs & Bowsers Fury 5th and 13th April - Easter Nerf – The Bunnynator & Kids Vs Instructors 6th and 11th April - The Big Wild Egg Day

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