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February Half Term Events in Nottingham 2024

Updated: Feb 15


With Pancake Day, Lunar New Year and Valentines Day all falling within Nottingham's Half Term week this year plus the Festival of Science, there are plenty of exciting events to keep the little ones entertained!



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Don't forget that the half terms in neighbouring counties are a little different so I have included any local events over the two half term weeks plus the weekends either side (10th-25th Feb).


This post will be updated regularly but please let me know if you'd like your event listed or you've spotted something worth sharing. Send me a message through the site, or DM me on socials!





Country Parks and Outdoor Adventures


Mansfield Town Centre

Join us for Mansfield District Council's 2024 Light Night at Carr Bank Park from Saturday 10 February until Tuesday 13 February between 4pm and 8pm daily.

Prepare to be captivated as we showcase the parks natural splendour into a luminous haven, featuring four dazzling main areas that promise to brighten up your evening. Check the link for loads more info!



West Bridgford/Rushcliffe BC

Saturday February 10

Celebratory Lunar New Year event takes place in West Bridgford.

Friends and families are invited to a free Lunar New Year Celebratory event on Saturday February 10 from 1pm until 6pm in West Bridgford for a fun day out with games, activities and entertainment for all.



Rufford Abbey

Magical Fairy Trail

10th-25th Feb 10.30am-3.30pm

£2.50


Sing-a-long Fairy Breakfast

17th February 9-10.30am and 11.30-1pm

£14.95pp, Children under 4 £7.25. Children under 1 free



Creswell Crags

Feathered Friends Trail

Weekends in January and Every day in February

Our first family trail of the year is all about our little feathered friends!

Take a stroll around the crags and look out for the hidden birds and their letters. Collect all the letters and rearrange them to discover the hidden word. When you're finished return to reception to receive your prize and a copy of the 2024 RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch tally sheet to complete at home.

Trail sheets are £3 and available from Reception during our opening hours. No booking necessary.



Bennerley Viaduct Ilkeston

The Egg Drop Challenge

Feb 14th 11-3pm

Feb 17th 11-3pm

Suitable for ages 5-12

Free, booking advised

Habitats Walk: Hands-on nature walk

Feb 12th 2-3.30pm

Feb 13th 10.30-12pm and 2-3.30pm

Feb 15th 10.30 -12pm and 2-3.30pm

Feb 16th 10.30 - 12pm

Suitable for ages 5-12

Free, booking advised



Wollaton Hall

Outdoor Trail

Explore the grounds with our ‘wellyboot’ themed outdoor trail for children.

Available for £2 at all till points (Shop, café and Hall).

 

Make & Take activities

Get inspired with make & take activities in the Hall, suitable for young children.


Sensing the Brain

10th – 14th February

An interactive installation using quantum centres to detect electrical activity in the brain – the interactive display lets you see your own brain waves in coloured lights!

Other Notts FOSAC events taking place on Saturday 10th February



Newstead Abbey

Outdoor Spring Flower trail

Discover more with our Spring Flower themed outdoor trail for children.

Available for £2 at all entrance points (A60 gate, café, shop and House).

Site entry & parking charges apply.



Clumber Park

Half Term Fun at Clumber Park

10 - 18 February.

From wild adventures in the woods to family bike rides around the estate, explore and connect with nature at Clumber Park this February half term.

Opening on 10 February, Clumber’s new ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ room, provides families with all the inspiration needed to begin a 50 things journey. From getting to know a tree and building a den, to creating wild art and orienteering. There are so many activities to take part in and tick off around the park.

Join the team at Lake Brew in Hardwick village on Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14 February from 10.30 for a free ‘Love a Bug’ crafting session, making bug hotels for insects and mini beasts.

 

Hardwick Hall

Get hands on at Hardwick Hall and explore the delights of natural play. With activity stations in and around the Stableyard, a winter warmer pick-me-up is never too far away!

The mud kitchen and bamboo chutes set are where young adventurers thrive. Watch as they sculpt, create, and revel in the joy of messy play. If a family trail is on the cards, become a budding bird expert and navigate through Lady Spencer’s wood armed with spotter sheets available from Visitor Reception.

Please note all activities are free, but Stableyard admission fees apply.

Adult: £6.00

Child: £3.00

 


Sudbury Hall

FebFest

10th-25th February

Storytelling, Llama Adventures (11th and 18th Only), Stableyard activities, Activity Hub, Wildlife Cameras, Mystery Rooms

 


Sherwood Pines

The Gruffalo Party Trail at Sherwood Pines

Ongoing through 2024

The Gruffalo is celebrating his 25th birthday and to celebrate, everyone is invited to take part in a brand-new forest adventure.

Follow the trail to help find the missing party items to give the Gruffalo a birthday to remember. Search for balloons, pine cones, apples and the Gruffalo himself, and complete fun activities and rubbings as you go along.

The trail is free to take part but you can buy a trail pack for £4. This includes an activity booklet, headband, sew on patch and more!




Indoor Play and Role Play Area Events


Little Foxes Play Town

Science Tots

Tuesday 13th February

10am-11am

11.45am - 12.45pm

£8 per child



Tiny Town Adventures

Valentines Special

Love is in the air this February at Tiny Town Adventures. Join us with your loved ones on 14th February 9.30-11, 11.30-1 and 1.30-3.

1.5 hours session including role play, biscuit decorating, tattoo station and valentine hunt

Wear your Valentine colours and get your photo against a Valentine backdrop

Child Ticket (includes 1 free adult) £9.95

Additional Adults £2.50


Bluey at Tiny town!

Friday 16th and Weds 21st Feb

1.5 hours session including role play, meet and dance with Bluey, have photos with Bluey, Bluey music, Bluey hunt, Bluey tattoo station, Hot dog (or vegan hot dog)

Child Ticket (includes 1 free adult) £11.95

Additional adults £2.50



Superhero Special

FEBRUARY 12th - 24th February

We have a super hero special coming! We will have costumes and capes for little ones to use but why not come in your own?

We will still be £6.50 for 1 child and 1 adult with a free Hot drink and a free fruit & juice for children. (Discounts available for extra people)

Suitable for children 5 and under.



Hocus Pocus

Mascot Party!

Fri 16th Feb 2024 3.30-6pm

2.5 hours play with mascots, disco, games and prizes

We are super excited to finally confirm the following mascots for our MAGICAL MASCOT DISCO EVENT this February half term! With SPIDERMAN! STITCH! COCOMELON! BLUEY! MARIO & LUIGI! HELLO KITTY! PIKACHU!

£12.95 kids entry including meal deal

Adults £1.95



My Playful World

Join us this half-term for some Valentine’s Day crafting!

On 14th February at My Playful World, our regular play sessions will include Valentine’s Day Craft Activities led by our Playful Crafts facilitator Emily.

The activities can be adapted to suit all ages and are bookable online (link in bio) for £9 per child, with one free adult per paying child.

All of our activities include full use of our imaginative play-centre areas





Farms, Zoos and Animal Days Out


Manor Farm and Parklands

See newborn lambs plus Stay for a whole day of animal activities:

- 10:30am-4pm, Animal petting.

- 11am, Feed the chickens.

- 11am-midday & 1.15-3pm, Owl holding (additional £1).

- 11.15am, 'Learn about Lambs' talk.

- 11:30 & 1pm, Flying displays*

- Midday, Feed the goats.

- 2pm, 'Learn about Lambs' talk.

- 3:30pm, Ferret feeding demonstration.

- 4pm, Wallaby feeding demonstration.

- 4pm on Mondays & Thursdays, Snake feeding demonstration.

Plus 2 outdoor playgrounds, massive indoor playbarn, Dinosaur Roar! trail



White Post Farm

New Jungle Barn play area

Opens on the 10th Feb 2024

More info TBC



Bluebell Dairy

Farm Academy

17th – 25th Feb (Derbyshire half term dates only)

Activities include

Carrot Harvesting, Sheep Shearing, Pony Tail Braiding, Egg Collecting, Highland Cow Grooming, Seed Planting, Crafts, Milking Demos and Ice Cream Tasting!

Adults £9.50, Children £9.95, Under 1s Free



Stonebridge City Farm

Nature Trail

Starts 12th February

We are launching our new Nature Trail just in time for half term to keep your little ones busy! We have 18 etching plates around the farm for you to find

The trail will take you to all corners of the farm and your activity booklet will give you more information about what you have found - £1 per booklet

 

Pancake Day at Stonebridge

Tuesday 13th February 11-2pm

Celebrate Pancake day without the mess! Join us at the farm to enjoy pancakes with toppings of your choice!


Rainbow Stripes

Tuesday 13th Feb 11-12pm £3


Valentines Crafts

Wednesday 14th February 12.30-2.30pm 50p per child


 

Floralands farm park

Half Term Activities

10th-18th February 2024

11am Animal Cuddles

1.30pm Meet and Greet our Exotics*

2.30pm Animal Cuddles*

3pm Feeding time (large animals)


Entry £5 per person

*Additional £1 per person

Animal Feed £1 per tub





Workshops


Lakeside Arts Centre

Family Dance Workshop

Sunday 04 February, 12.30-1.30pm

£8 (with one free adult space)

Suitable for ages 5+

Take part in this very special family dance session inspired by the flamenco dancing of The Bull and the Moon.

 

Lucky Bracelet Workshop

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 February, 12noon-12.45pm, 1.15-2pm & 2.30-3.15pm

£3 per child*

Suitable for ages 5+

Make your own lucky bracelet in this Chinese arts and crafts workshop to help celebrate the arrival of the Zodiac Year of the Dragon 2024.


Paper Dragon Puppet Making

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 February

12noon-12.45pm, 1.15-2pm & 2.30-3.15pm

£3 per child* (must be accompanied by an adult)

Suitable for ages 5+

Make your own paper dragon puppet in this Chinese arts and crafts workshop to help celebrate the arrival of the Zodiac Year of the Dragon 2024.

 

Fan Painting Workshop

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 February

12noon-12.45pm, 1.15-2pm & 2.30-3.15pm

£3 per child* (must be accompanied by an adult)

Suitable for ages 5+

Paint a traditional fan in this Chinese arts and crafts workshop to help celebrate the arrival of the Zodiac Year of the Dragon 2024.

 

Ribbon Dance Workshop

Saturday 10 February and Sunday 11 February

12noon & 1.15pm

£3 per child* (must be accompanied by an adult)

Suitable for ages 6-10

Learn the traditional art of Chinese ribbon dance in this workshop to help celebrate the arrival of the Zodiac Year of the Dragon 2024.

 

Clay Animation Workshop

Tuesday 13 February, 10.30am-12.30pm

Performing Arts Studio

£8 per child (must be accompanied by an adult)

Suitable for ages 7-10

In this workshop, learn how to make stop-motion animated videos with plasticine and a whole lot of imagination!

 

Screen Printing Workshop

Wednesday 14 February, 10.30am-12.30pm

£8 per child (must be accompanied by an adult)

Suitable for ages 8-12

Experimenting with drawing and paper stencils, screen-print your own image inspired by our Conversations Before the End of Time exhibition.


Making Pigments from Plants

Thursday 15 February, 1.30-3pm

£8 per child (must be accompanied by an adult)

Suitable for ages 7-10

Make pigments from a range of plant-based sources and use them to create an artwork of your own.


Cityscapes Workshop

Friday 16 February, 10.30am-12.30pm

£8 (with one free adult space)

Suitable for ages 5+

Get crafty and make your own table-top city from recycled materials.


Crafts from the Caves

Saturday 17 February, 12noon-3.30pm

Free admission, just drop in

Suitable for ages 7+ (must be accompanied by an adult)

Join us for painting activities based on decorative pottery discovered in Nottingham’s caves. Just drop in!


Scrunch Paper Puppets

Sunday 18 February 11.30am-12.30pm & 2.15pm-3.15pm

£5 (with one free adult space)

Suitable for ages 2+

Scrunch, Rip, Twist, Tear…

This simple puppet-making workshop uses only masking tape and newspaper to create fun puppets. Working together in small groups, everyone will have the chance to show off their unique scrunch puppet.



Framework Knitters Museum

Celebrate Chinese New Year

10th and 11th Feb 12-4pm

Free activities, traditional crafts, tea ceremonies



Family Fun Friday

£1 per family

Friday, 16 February '24   4:30pm – 5:30pm

Bring the family along for fun Friday activities - with fitness basketball, football and dance. Book one ticket per household/family



Green’s Windmill

Children’s Bread Baking

Saturday 10th February 2024 10.15am, 11am, 11.45am, 1pm, 1.45pm & 2.30pm

Our popular bread baking workshop for children is back! Bring the kids to bake their very own delicious bread… will you eat it straight away or save it for later? All ingredients supplied.

Price: £4 per child, suitable for age 3+

Booking is essential! To book a place for this activity please call 0115 915 6878.

Please let us know of any dietary requirements when booking.


Mini Oaty Bakes

Thursday 15th February 2024 10.15am, 11am, 11.45am, 1pm, 1.45pm & 2.30pm

Bring the kids to bake some wonderful sticky oaty bakes in this delicious half term activity. All ingredients supplied.

Price: £4 per child, suitable for age 3+

Booking is essential! To book a place for this activity please call 0115 915 6878.

Please let us know of any dietary requirements when booking.


Fruity Cupcake Baking

Saturday 17th February 2024 10.15am, 11am, 11.45am, 1pm, 1.45pm & 2.30pm

Bake your own fruity cup cakes in this half term baking workshop, the perfect treat during the school holidays! All ingredients supplied.

Price: £4 per child, suitable for age 3+

Booking is essential! To book a place for this activity please call 0115 915 6878.

Please let us know of any dietary requirements when booking.




Artbeat!

Join us this February half term for free family craft activities.

This half term its all about birds as we once again support the Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity and start to look ahead to the opening of our new gallery 'A World Of Birds

Activities are suitable for all ages and there is no need to book for the free events

Tuesday 13th February 10-12pm: Make a flapping bird - papercraft

Wednesday 14th February 10-12pm: Paper plate rocking bird

Thursday 15th February 10-12pm: Paper strip cardinal

Friday 16th February 10-12pm: Make a flamingo/peacock/pigeon/ toucan.


Family Workshop - Make a Bird Box

Tues 13 February 2024 10.30am/11.30am/12.30pm

Join us for this fun family workshop to build your own wooden bird box to decorate and take home.

£7.50 per child (accompanying adult free) Booking Required


Birds of Prey Experience

15th Feb 2024 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm.

£5pp Advanced booking is essential.

You will get to see the birds up close and learn some interesting facts and features of each species. You will also be able to have a photo taken with the birds.


Lantern Making Workshop

Sat 10th Feb 2-4pm

Join us in Mansfield Museum to create a Chinese New Year themed lantern to illuminate your way to Mansfield Light Night.

The cost is £4 and the activity is suitable for children aged 2-16


Harry Potter Family Quiz

Wed 14 February 2023 11am

£10 per team



Four Seasons Mansfield

Pocket Hugs & Lady-Bugs!

FREE FAMILY WORKSHOP – 14th February 11am – 3pm

Choose one of the two ‘make and take’ activities on offer – making a cute little ‘pocket hug’ or three ladybird chocolate truffles in a little gift box. Just turn up and join in! Don’t leave it too late though – supplies are limited to 200 visitors!



National Ice Centre

DISCO SESSIONS Come along on a Friday evening (7-9pm) and Saturday afternoon (2.30 – 4.30pm) as we play all the latest hits and our disco lights fill the rink!


UV PAINT PARTY Friday 2 Feb (7-9pm), join us for our Carnival themed UV paint party. Think… Gallons of paint, UV paint blasters, UV lights, dance music and loads of fun!


THEMED PARENT & TOTS SKATES We’ve got some exciting themed parent & tots skates this February! On Monday 12, there’s a Teddy Bear’s Picnic themed session. Adults skate for just £5 at these sessions and children aged 5 and under skate for free! 


Our popular intensive lessons return on Wednesday 14, Thursday 15 and Friday 16 February (12.30-1.30pm). Fit our six-week skating course into just three days! 


Plus, enjoy our additional public skating sessions each day where children aged 5 and under skate for free. 



Canalside Heritage Centre

2024 is the Year of the Dragon! Join us this February Half Term to celebrate Chinese New Year with a FREE children's craft activity! There's no need to book, just pop-up to the Weir View Room anytime 15th February between 10.30am and 3pm.



Hobbycraft

Kids' Personalised Canvas Painting

12th Feb £8


Kids' Clay Bead Rainbow Making

14th and 17th Feb £5



FREE Pugin-inspired craft activities


The Restoring Pugin project team will be at the National Justice Museum on Monday 12th February. Have a go at designing your own stained glass decoration to take home, and learn more about Nottingham Cathedral and the heritage project taking place there at the moment



Bendy kids yoga

Monday 12th February 10.45

£2 per child - booking required


Pond dipping  ( bring a net if you have one )

Tuesday 13th February

Free event just turn up


Ready steady cook

Wednesday 14th Feb (2 Sessions)

£2 per child - booking required


Alien crafts

Thursday 15th February (2 sessions)

£2per child - booking required



Move and Make Together

Tuesday 13th February 12pm at Trowell Court

Friday 16th February 1.30pm and 3.30pm at Oaktree Leisure Centre

Friday 16th February 10am and 12.30pm at St. George's Centre, Netherfield


Create Together

Tuesday 13th February 10am and 12.30pm at Warsop Town Hall


Family Sugar Craft

Tuesday 13th February 10am at Trowell Court

Friday 16th February 10am 1pm at ATTIC Kitchen, Sutton


Cook and Create Together

Weds 14th February 10.15am and 12.15pm at St. John's Church Hall, Hucknall

Thurs 15th February 10am-12pm and 12-2pm at Newstead Community Centre


Pamper Together

Weds 14th February 10am at ATTIC, Sutton Community Academy

Thursday 15th February 10am at Salvation Army, Sutton


Jewellery and Accessories Making

Weds 14th February 1pm-3pm at ATTIC, Sutton Community Academy

Thursday 15th February 12.30-2.30pm at Salvation Army Church, Sutton




Nottingham Playhouse

Half Term Fun Drama Workshop (Ages 5-8)

Mon 12 Feb (60 minutes) £3.00


Musical Theatre Day (ages 10-14)

Tue 13 Feb  £30.00


Capoeira (6+)

Wed 14 Feb (90 minutes) £4.00

 

Jolly Roger’s Quest: A Pirate Adventure (age 8+)

Wed 14 Feb (90 minutes) £7.00


The World Famous Playhouse Toddler Disco! (Ages 2-5)

Thu 15 Feb (60 minutes) £6.00


Play in a Day – Alice in Wonderland (6-8 year olds)

Fri 16 Feb  £20.00 - SOLD OUT

 

Rainbow Stripes (0-4 year olds)

Fri 16 Feb 10am £4.00

 

Rainbow Stripes (4-8 year olds)

Fri 16 Feb 11.15am £4.00



Nottingham Contemporary

Play Workshops

Tue 13 Feb – Thu 15 Feb, 10am-12noon & 1pm-3pm

Can we see over it, can we see under it? Oh, we can see through it!

Join in to make a sculpture that changes our viewpoint. Take a peek, have a look, go round or go through. Play between as the sculptures grow, connect, and occupy the space. Oh, and don’t forget to take a selfie!

The workshops are drop-in; however, we invite you to book a space for your session as spaces are limited.

Book one ticket per person, including adults and children.



Erewash Museum

We are so excited to see the return of The Big Dot! This interactive exhibition asks visitors to join in creating this piece of artwork by collecting dots from reception and adding your own dotty masterpiece to the Lally Gallery space. We look forward to seeing this grow throughout the whole of February. This exhibition is free to take part in and suitable for all ages.

The tearoom is also open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11am to 3pm serving lite bites and refreshments.

Details of our half term holiday plans will be announced later this week so keep your eyes out for that!




Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity Workshops


Bridge Skills Hub Worksop

Science Fun Day

13th February 11-3pm FREE drop in

Come on down to the Bridge Skills Hub where there will be a range of hands-on experiments and activities delivered by local employers and training providers, including construction, VR and engineering.


Inflatable Planetarium Shows

13 February | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm – FREE – booking required

Crawl into the darkened ExplorerDome and discover the worlds that glitter in our night sky.

Suitable for all ages, booking is essential. When booking your tickets, please include all adults and children attending.

There are four sessions: 10am-10.45am, 11am-11.45am, 12.30pm-1.15pm and 2.30pm-3.15pm

.

‘Star Makers: The Energy of Tomorrow’ Film Screening and Q&A

13 February | 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm FREE

Bassetlaw residents are invited to watch a film and meet the cast of record-breaking fusion energy scientists and engineers aiming to recreate a star here on Earth. ‘

Suitable for ages 9+. Booking is essential. There are two sessions: 4pm-5.30pm and 7pm-8.30pm.



Footprints Conductive Education Centre

Words without Sounds: Creative Solutions from Creative Minds

14 February | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Using their creativity and innovation learners will consider the real-world problem of non-verbal communication as they design a product or solution of the future.

This event targets children with mobility and communication difficulties and their families and booking is essential.


Wollaton Hall

Sensing The Brain

10 February | 11:00 am - 14 February | 4:00 pm

FREE  Drop in

Come down to Wollaton Hall for this interactive installation from University of Nottingham scientists using quantum centres to detect electrical activity in the brain – the interactive display lets you see your own brain waves in coloured lights!

This installation will be accessible Saturday 10 – Wednesday 14 February, 11am – 4pm (last entry 3.30pm)


 

Nottingham Cathedral

Science Fun Day 15th February 11am-3pm FREE Drop in

Science Fun Day (SEND) 16th February 10am-3pm FREE

 


Southwell Minster

Science Fun Day

12th February 10.30-3pm FREE drop in

Come along and join in some fun, hands-on experiments and activities in the Minster!

At the Science Fun Day there will be a range of activities led by scientists, researchers and students based in Nottinghamshire, they will explore a range of STEM topics and specialisms and teach you all about the work that they do.

Suitable for all ages.

 

Colourful Chemistry: Into A World of Surprises

12 February | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  FREE

Join us for an immersive experience where science becomes an exciting adventure, revealing the astonishing world hidden within the items we use every day.

Suitable for all ages. Booking is required. When booking your tickets, please include all adults and children attending.

There are two workshops, a morning session 11am – 12pm and an afternoon session 1-2pm.

 

 

Bassetlaw Museum

Maker {Futures}

12 February | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm  FREE Drop in

Join the Maker{Futures} team to create, tinker, test and get hands-on with playful activities that explore electricity, power and energy.

Drop in between 10am and 12pm and then 1pm and 3pm – no booking required.


Veolia Recycling and Crafts

13 February | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm FREE Drop in

What happens to our waste? Find out about the science of recycling and find out what you can upcycle from things that we throw away every day! Make a recycled craft to take home.

No need to book! Drop in between 10am and 12pm and then between 1pm and 3pm.


Trelleborg Workshops

14 February | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm  FREE Drop in

Come and join the staff from Trelleborg, an international polymer company, where you’ll get hands-on with creative engineering activities.

No need to book! Drop in between 10am and 2pm and then between 1pm and 3pm.

Experiment with Colour

15th February 10-3pm FREE Drop in

Find out how colours mix and spread using chromatology and have a go at Tie Dye!

No need to book, just drop in between 10am and 12pm and then between 1pm and 3pm.

 

Lego Day

16th February 10-3pm FREE Drop in

Come and let your creative construction skills bloom with a full day of making whatever you want out of Lego.

No need to book, just drop in!



DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum

Wind Turbine Workshops

14th February 10-4pm FREE – booking essential

 

 

ALLSORTS of SCIENCE at Oasis Community Centre

The Science of Liquorice and Sweet things

9 February | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm FREE

OASIS Children’s Science Celebration night for 5 to 11 year olds.

For more information or to book, call 07795194957

 

 

Science Activities at the Lenton Centre

11 February | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm FREE

Come along and join in some fun, hands-on science activities at The Lenton Centre.  

There will be two sessions:

10am – 11.30am for children aged 5-9 years old

12 – 3pm for children aged 10 – 15 years old. 

To book your place for this event, you can sign up in person at the Lenton Centre or call 0115 9412422. 

 


Lego Club at Sidedoor Studio

11 February | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

FREE – drop in



Libraries


Bingham  Library         

Chinese New Year crafts              

All half-term from Saturday 10 February, while stocks last            

Have a go at our Chinese New Year and fantasy-themed activities. Create a fantasy door postcard and get your creative juices flowing, or make a dragon head to take away with you.

 

Calverton Library           

Chinese Year of the Dragon        

Throughout February, during normal opening times        

Join us for a selection of crafts based on the Year of the Dragon, plus Valentine's Day card-making!

 

Edwinstowe Library   

Chinese Zodiac Animals 

Tuesday 13 February & Friday 16 February, 2pm - 4pm, and Thursday 15 February & Saturday 17 February, 10am - 12pm        

Come along and have a look at our Chinese Zodiac chart and find out which 'animal' you are. Then make one of our really cool crafts relating to your animal or have a go at writing the name of your animal in Chinese.

 

Dog's Trust         

Tuesday 13 February, 11am - 12pm         

Find out how to look after dogs and stay safe around them, with fun activities and games. No real dogs present, suitable for 7-11 year olds, booking required.

 

Forest Town Library   

Chinese Dragon Puppets              

Saturday 13 January, 10:30am - 11:30am             

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a colourful dragon puppet

 

Lego Club

Saturday 10 February & Saturday 9 March, 10:30am - 11:30am   

Make new friends and enjoy building your own designs... what will you create?

 

Huthwaite Library      

Make your own dragon 

Friday 16 February, 3:30pm - 4:30pm     

Happy Lunar new year! Celebrate with us as we make a 'roarsome' new friend.


Keyworth Library            

Games Club       

Monday 12 February, 2pm - 4pm             

Challenge your friends and family to a selection of games and puzzles.


Junior Lego Masters       

Tuesday 13 February, 10:30am - 12pm    Competition for teams of 2-4 children aged 4-12 years. Theme given on the day, Lego provided. Booking essential.

 

Storytime and craft        

Thursday 15 February, 10:30am - 11am 

Join us for our under 5s story and crafting session, older siblings welcome.


Kirkby-in-Ashfield Library

Make a hairy herby pot on 12 and 14 February 11:30am-1:30pm

Lunar new year paper chain dragon craft on 17 February 9-12pm

Free, everyone welcome


Ladybrook Library     

Make your own dragon 

Thursday 15 February, 10am - 11:30am 

Join us for some roarsome fun! We can't wait to see your bright and bold creations

 

Mansfield Woodhouse  Library

Butterfly Love

Monday 13 February, 10am - 4pm           

Make a beautiful butterfly to gift, or keep for yourself!


Ollerton Library              

Year of the Dragon crafts            

Throughout half-term    

Join us for a range of Dragon crafts all half-term! Just drop in.


Skegby and Stanton Hill Library

Make your own dragon 

Friday 16 February, 2pm - 3pm  

Create your own dragon to celebrate Chinese New Year!

 

Sutton in Ashfield Library          

Make your own dragon 

Tuesday 13 February, 11am - 12pm         

Join us for some roarsome fun! We can't wait to see your bright and bold creations

 

Lego Club           

Every Saturday 10am - 11am      

Join us every Saturday to get creative with Lego bricks! Booking advised.

 

Warsop Library

Create your own dragon              

Tuesday 13 February and Friday 16 February, 10am - 3pm            

Join us and celebrate Chinese new year but making a moving and fire-breathing dragon! Fun for all the family.

 

Worksop Library          

Dragon Puppet Making 

Tuesday 13 February, 11am - 12pm         

Make a wiggly dragon puppet! Children must be accompanied by an adult.



Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity Library Workshops

Arnold Library: Colourful Chemistry - Wednesday 14th February,  10.30am & 12pm *** Fully booked ***


Bilsthorpe Library: Maths Blast Entangles Enigmas - Saturday 10th February, 10am & 11am FREE - booking required


Blidworth Library:  Emotion Explorers, A Journey into the Brain- Thursday 15th February, 10am & 11am


Burton Joyce Library: Colourful Chemistry - Thursday 15th February, 2:15pm & 3:45pm *** Fully booked ***


Harworth and Bircotes Library: Maths Blast Entangles Enigmas - Monday 12th February, 10am &11am 


Kirkby-in-Ashfield Library: Stop-Motion workshop- Tuesday 13th February, 10am & 11:30am *** Fully booked ***


Langold Library: Science Busking Workshop - Tuesday 13th February, 2pm & 3pm


Mansfield Central Library: Inflatable Planetarium - Monday 12th February, 10am, 11am, 1pm & 2pm *** Fully booked ***


Mansfield Woodhouse Library: Marble Maths Workshop - Thursday 15th February, 10am & 11am


Mapperley Library: Lush Bath-Bomb Making Workshop - Monday 12th February, 11am, 11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm & 1:30pm *** Fully booked ***


Retford Library: Antimicrobial Resistance Superhero's - Friday 16th February, 10am, 12pm & 2:30pm


Stapleford Library: Eureka!- Friday 16th February, 10am & 11am *** Fully booked ***


Toton Library: The Wonderful World of Paper - Wednesday 14th February, 11am & 2:30pm


Woodthorpe library: Puzzles and Games - Wednesday 14th February, 3pm & 4pm


Worksop Library: Magnets Workshop - Friday 16th February, 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm & 3:30pm



Science Fun Days

Free and Drop in

Come along and join in some fun, hands-on experiments and activities in your local library. At the there will be a range of activities led by scientists, researchers and students based in Nottinghamshire, they will explore a range of STEM topics and specialisms and teach you all about the work that they do.


Suitable for all ages.

Nottingham Central Library: 10 February | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Clifton Library: 12th February 10-2pm FREE

Hyson Green Library: 13th February 10am-2pm FREE

Strelley Road Library: 14th February 10-2pm FREE

St Ann’s Library: 15th February 10-2pm FREE

Bulwell Riverside Library: 16th February 10-2pm



Inflatable Planetarium at Nottingham Central Library

10 February | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

FREE – booking required

Welcome to the University of Nottingham’s Inflatable Planetarium: ‘The Inflativerse’. Book to see one of our tours of the night sky where we will guide you on a tour of the constellations including a few stories from the ancient Greeks! From great bears to ancient heroes it is enjoyable for the whole family and will leave you with a greater appreciation for the night sky.

Suitable for all ages. When booking your tickets, please include all adults and children attending. Unfortunately the planetarium is not currently wheelchair accessible.

There will be eight sessions and booking is essential: 10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 1pm and 1.30pm. Each show is around 20 minutes long and run on the half hour so please make sure you arrive on time!





Baby and Toddler Group Specials



Tuesday 13th February

Rufford Mill

Classes and activities, family market, soft play and role play area, wellness tips and support, pop up photographer plus Bluey and Iggle Piggle!


Monday 12th February - Family Forest School Session 10.30-12

Tuesday 13th February- Pancake Day Family Session

Wednesday 14th February 10-3 Stone Age Survivors Holiday Club for children age 6+

Sessions are OPEN TO ALL


Queen of Hearts Tea Party

Saturday 10th Feb

1hr 30 play

Valentines play stations, snack and drink, valentines craft, make your own biscuit


Half Term Outdoor Stay and Play

Monday 12th, Thurs 15th and Fri 16th Feb


Cookstars Nottingham North

Valentines Workshop

Tuesday 13th February 2-4pm

Sherwood Methodist Church

£23.50 per child




Holiday Clubs


National Ice Centre

HOLIDAY CLUB  From Monday 12 – Friday 16 February (8.30am – 5pm), we’ve got a holiday club on for children aged 7 – 13. For just £35, children will enjoy fun activities and ice skating everyday. Lunch and snacks are also included! 


Robin Hood Gymnastics Centre

Get ready for an action-packed February half term with our Gymnastics Holiday Club! We are thrilled to announce that bookings are now available from the 12th of February - 16th of February.


Spring Lakes Watersports

Tuesday 20th and Friday 23rd 9.30-3.30pm (Derby School Holidays)

HALF TERM KIDS CLUB! Don’t forget to book our half term kids for a day full of fun including pizza making and kayaking.

All for just £45!

To book press book now, select the date then kids club: https://springlakes.co.uk




Theatre and Cinema Events


Lakeside Arts

Dogs Don't do Ballet (age 2+)

Wednesday 14th - Sunday 18th February


The Chemistry of the Paintbox (age 8-12)

Thursday 15th February



Theatre Royal

Bluey's Big Play

09 February –11 February 2024



Mansfield Museum

Smile (Ages 3-7) (based on the story Augustus and his Smile)

Sat 10 February 2024 - 40 Minutes



Inspire Libraries

Boxed in (ages 3-6)

Largely non-verbal performance.

Library members £4, non members £7, Under 18m free


Worksop Library - Wednesday 14th February 2024

Retford Library - Wednesday 14th February 2024

Beeston Library - Thursday 15th February 2024

West Bridgford Library - Thursday 15th February 2024

Mansfield Library - Friday 16th February 2024 (2 shows)



Arc Cinema Hucknall

Peppa Pig's Cinema Party Event!

Saturday 10th February

Screenings at 10.30am, 11 and 11.30am

Join us opening weekend of Peppa's Cinema Party this February Half Term and celebrate 20 years of Peppa in style!

So grab your coat and jump into your boots, let’s be on our way to The Arc Cinema. Peppa Pig herself will be at the cinema from 10am on Saturday 10th February for you to take as many photos as you want!



Arc Cinema Beeston

Peppa Pig's Cinema Party Event!

Sunday 11th February

Screenings at 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am* or 12

Join us opening weekend of Peppa's Cinema Party this February Half Term and celebrate 20 years of Peppa in style!

So grab your coat and jump into your boots, let’s be on our way to The Arc Cinema. Peppa Pig herself will be at the cinema from 10am on Sunday 11th February for you to take as many photos as you want!

*We even have an 11:30am sensory screening for guests with autism, sensory difficulties or learning impairments.*



Kyle D Evans: The Big Maths Gameshow at Broadway Cinema

11 February | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

£5 – booking required

An hour-long interactive performance for kids aged 7+ and their families, using humour and competitive games to communicate advanced but accessible mathematical ideas.




Food Offers

Brewers Fayre is the perfect place to get the family together for great food and great fun. There are some fantastic half-term deals on food so you can feed the family for less:

  • Kids 3-course Meal Deal for just £5.99

  • Feed the family for £18 - 2 mains + 2 kids meals (available 12th to 23rd February, Monday to Friday 12-6pm).


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