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Halloween and October Half Term Events 2023

Updated: Oct 23, 2023

Here's our round up of everything happening in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire over the two week half term break. If you have an event you would like to add, please just let us know!

*Advertise your event here from £5*

Monster Spotting - Free

Monday 23 October to Sunday 5 November 2023.

Look out for the monsters at Theatre Royal, Bravissimo on Bridlesmith Gate, Victoria Centre – at the main entrance and at the Clock Tower entrance – The Cornerhouse, Nottingham Castle and Binks Yard – look up, you really won’t be able to miss them!

31st October Events

Monster-mash disco in the bandstand at Nottingham Castle. There will be a fabulous lineup of themed performers and free face painters will be on hand to complete your fancy dress - plus a pumpkin selfie station for you to snap at photo at from 11am to 3pm. Even better - it's free admission to Nottingham Castle on 31 October, as part of the Nottingham Halloween Festival.

Batman and his Batmobile will be making a special guest appearance on Bolero Square at Motorpoint Arena for photo opportunities throughout the day from 10:30am to 4pm.

Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters of course! Catch the iconic Ecto-1 and the Ghostbusters on King Street between 10:30am and 4pm.

Children over three years of age can make their Halloween outfits come to life by visiting our boooo-tiful face painters who can be found at the following locations across the city centre from 11am to 3pm.

Find them at –

  • The Alchemist – 11 King Street, Nottingham NG1 2AY

  • Nottingham Castle – Lenton Road, Nottingham NG1 6EL

  • Motorpoint Arena – Bolero Square, Nottingham NG1 1LA

  • The Cornerhouse – Burton Street, Nottingham NG1 4DB

Creepy Carnival of Horrors!

28th October 2023

Location: Mansfield Market Place Leeming Street

Cost: Free

Time: 10:30 - 16:00

  • Come dressed as your favourite scary character when you visit our Spooky Halloween event organised by Mansfield BID

  • Visit the Haunted House

  • Meet the little princesses – Harry Potter themed characters, with wizardry activities

  • Decorate a pumpkin shape activity

  • Free witches hats and Halloween headbands

  • Face painting

  • Trick or treat trail

Mark the date, gather your loved ones and join us at the Creepy Carnival of Horrors, an event that promises to be a thrilling and fun-filled experience for everyone.

Half Term Halloween Spooktacular Tuesday October 24th 11-4pm

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s free event takes place in the town from 11am to 4pm and will welcome Halloween-themed entertainment including street performers, biscuit decorating and potion making workshops, games, storytelling and more!

Super Sparkle entertainment and their not so spooky crew will be performing the interactive programme of games, music, storytelling and magic!

The Botanist West Bridgford will also be there to help your little witches and wizards brew up some spooktacular potions to try!

As part of the event, West Bridgford Way is launching an exclusive Halloween trail which will run until the end of the month. Visit each of the following participating businesses and purchase any Halloween themed product to gain your stamp. Collect all five stamps to receive a specially designed Halloween tote bag!

The Botanist, The Parlour, Little Green, Rainbows and Lemondrops, Fordes

Loyalty cards will be available to collect from Tuesday October 24 at any of the participating venues.

Come rain or shine, Derbion’s little shoppers can get involved in the centre’s Trick or Treat activity this Halloween with lots of stores ready to welcome your little monsters. Families can follow a trail throughout the centre, going from store to store to collect a whole host of fang-tastic sweet treats along the way*

When is the Trick or Treat happening?

The Big Trick or Treat is happening on Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st of October from 10 am until 4pm. You can get your bag ready to collect your goodies from our spooky desk on level 1 outside Boots.

What else is happening in Derbion this Halloween?

30th October – 10am – 4pm

DJ Dracula

Our resident vampire DJ will be playing all the Halloween tunes and tracks to get the Ghosts, Gremlins, Witches and Bats dancing.

31st October – 10am – 4pm

Face painting

Let our talented face painters turn your little one into wicked characters from vampires to Frankenstein. Outside Boots Level 1 from 10 am – 4 pm.

Balloon Modelling

See our batty balloon modeller work their magic twisting and turning balloons into incredible creepy creations. Outside Boots Level 1 from 10 am – 4 pm.

All of our activities are free, however, donations on the day are appreciated for our charity of the year Children First Derby.

22nd October 2023

Adults £8.80, Children £3.30

The Hockley Hustle for under 18s! There will be loads of fun activities at various locations across Hockley including:

Big Fish Little Fish rave Headpiece Making & Samba Workshop Aerial Classes Djembe Drumming workshop

Plus lots more!

Saturday 4th November 6-9pm

Pumpkin Patches

40,000+ pumpkins to choose from! Opening Thursday 12th October 2023.

Free entry, Open daily, No need to book Cash and card accepted, No dogs allowed Food and drink by Little Schnauzer Coffee Company Portaloos on site, Free car park We have thousands of pumpkins, squashes and ornamental gourds to choose from, in a huge range of colours and varieties, including white, blue, green and pink to name just a few!

Welcome to P..P..Pick up a Pumpkin 2023! OPENING TIMES 7th and 8th October 9am - 5pm 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th October 10am - 4pm 14th and 15th October 9am - 5pm 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th October 10am - 5pm 21st to 28th 9am - 5pm 29th to 30th 9am - 4pm 31st 9am - 3pm *No need to book *No dogs or animals allowed in the field

​Pumpkins start at £2, squashes £1 Dare you enter the Spooky Wood and have a photo with Winnie the Witch? James's Tractor Ride £2 per person. Look out for the School Scarecrow Competition. Pumpkin Bouncy Castle - £2 per person

Selection of food available Visit our Ghostly Gift tent for a Fantastic range of Gifts, Novelties and Toys. Pay for your Pumpkins at the Pumpkin Pay Point. Trip trap over the trolls bridge -our troll is collecting for Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance Entry £2 per person, under 16's free Cash and card payments at all pay points



DRESS UP and join us for pumpkin picking fun! Throughout the season there will be… PICK YOUR OWN PUMPKINS in every shape, colour & size! FREE ENTRY & NO BOOKING REQUIRED GIANT TRACTOR THEMED MAIZE MAZE PICK YOUR OWN SWEETCORN PICK YOUR OWN WILDFLOWERS SPOOKY TEAROOMS serving luxury hot chocolates & spiced pumpkin soup FRIENDLY ANIMALS to meet & feed

Pumpkin Picking

We have lots of different shapes and sizes to choose from as well as loads of tasty squash!

We’ll be open every day from 10am until 5pm from the 3rd October. Prices have been frozen again with pumpkins starting from £2.50 depending on size. Each pumpkin comes with a free goodie bag containing everything you need for carving. Parking and entry are both free.

Open for pumpkin picking from 1st October -31st October. Weekends only until 23rd October.

Pumpkin picking, Bouncy castle, Mini Fairground, Pumpkin trail around the farm, Food stall

Book entry tickets online

Adults £2.60, Children 0.50, under 3s free

From 29th September we will be open for the Halloween season What’s going on? -Thousands of different Pumpkins -️ Escape our Spooky Maize Maze - PYO Sweetcorn, potatoes, leeks andcabbage - Coffee and hot drinks

- Lots of photo opportunities

- Bale Tower

- Fair ground rides (from 14th October) - Hot food (from 19th October) Opening times Every Friday Saturday Sunday until 19th October when we are open EVERY DAY for our PUMPKIN FESTIVAL Pre book online before 28th September to receive 20% off your booking Prices: Pumpkins £1-£10 Spooky Maize Maze £5 per head

Choose a FREE pumpkin this October at Wheelgate!*

We are now open every day for the rest of the month and so is our FREE to enter pumpkin patch!

Visit our unique Witch Wagon! Come and meet our resident spell caster, in her funky domain to learn a spell, and get a spooky trick AND treat! **

Take part in our park-wide hunts and competitions to win Halloween prizes and even meet Millie our friendly Halloween Monster!

Get your tickets online now or pay on the entrance!

*Free small pumpkin for all children 12 years and under.

** Witch Wagon is open on weekends and during Notts half-term. Small fee applies

Farm and Zoo Events

Monday 23rd Drumming for Families FREE 11-12pm

Tuesday 24th Rainbow Stripes £3 11-12pm

Wednesday 25th Make your own Trick or Treat bag £1 11-1pm

Sunday 29th Apple Day FREE with Apple Pressing 10-12pm

Monday 30th Drumming for Families FREE 10-11am

Monday 30th Spooky Painted Stones FREE 11.30-1pm

Tuesday 31st Halloween activities all day, Halloween Disco 11-1pm

We will have creepy crafts, gruesome games and tricky trails for you and your little ones to get stuck in with! Entry is FREE with some games and activities having a small charge. Don't forget to come dress up in your best costume, as there will be prizes for the best dressed!

Tuesday 31st Rainbow Stripes £3 11-12pm

Thursday 2nd Book Giveaway



  • Free Pumpkin for every paying child. We’ll scoop it out for you for some mess free carving in the carving canopy.

  • Creepy animal meet and greets accross the day.

  • Head to Scarecrow School to perfect your scaring skills. (Grown ups required and will look very silly)

  • Watch the awesome Bird of Prey Flying Display

  • Do some spooky scrambling in the Spider Maze

  • Toast marshmallows at the fire pit. (£1 extra charge)

Join us for Halloween fun on the farm this October half term.

From 21st to 31st October 2023, explore our spooky maize maze and experience Ghoul School in the woodlands. There's a free pumpkin for paying child to carve and take home!

The farm park and woodlands will be open daily from 10am to 5pm:

  • Experience Ghoul School in the woodlands.

  • Enjoy carving a spooky pumpkin.

  • Meet our smaller animals in the Animal Chat Room.

  • Say hello to our bigger animals out in the paddocks.

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

  • Experience falconry displays at 11.30am and 1pm, weather permitting*.

  • Enjoy owl holding from 11am to midday and from 1.15pm to 3pm (additional £1 per person).

  • Explore our Indoor Playbarn with adventure play for all ages.

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

Our Halloween Tickets are now on general sale!

We have some new and exciting spooky events this year, so there is something for everyone!

Halloween Festival: 14th-15th, 21st-22nd and 28th-31st October

Toddler Pumpkin Picking: From 9th October on selected weekdays

Sensory friendly sessions: 15th and 22nd October

Torch Lit Pumpkin Picking: 13th and 20th October

Halloween Farm 30th September - 5th November 2023

Over 1 million pumpkins in Pumpkin Land

Trick or Treat Street

Over 30 inflatables

Twisted Circus, The Lost World Dinosaurs and Unicorns trail, Spooky Cinema

Halloween Funfair, Pumpkin Express Land Train, Live Music and Food, Photo ops, Farm Animals

21st October to 5th November

Halloween Half Term - pumpkin picking, witch hunt trail, meet the animals

Friday 27th October

Spookday Spectacular - Watch our spooky Halloween Animal Displays with the Dinosaur, Wildlife and Education centre. Carve your pumpkins with Witch Willow and take home you magical potions. Tickets include farm entry. £12 child and £8 adult

Parks and Gardens

Thoresby Park

Halloween Trail

21st October – 5th November

£3 per trail sheet, win a toy prize at the end

Available from the Visitor Centre 9am-5pm

Scarefest Sunday 29th October 2023

Our frighteningly family friendly Halloween festival raising money for the Children's Bereavement Centre

Children's wristbands are £10 and allows access into the:

-Trick or treat tent: Who will you meet in our trick or treat experience…will there be a good or bad surprise lurking behind our 4 dressed-up doors? Enter if you dare, for tricks and treats!

- Creepy Carn-evil: Roll up roll up! Take part in our creepy carnival games. Have a scream on our inflatable Helter Skelter that stands at a whopping 23ft high! Loop a limb in our hair-raising hoop toss game, hook a Halloween duck, and test your aim with our cursed can alley, knock down as many monster themed tins as you can.

-Halloween goodie bag: Includes a Gizmos Lab pot of slime and a Comic Sanctum superhero comic to take home with you.

Also taking place in the castle grounds:

Pumpkin Picking: Pick your Hardy's Farndon pumpkin from the spooky garden trail and decorate it to display at home. (Pumpkins will be charged for)

Fancy dress: Goodie bags will be awarded for best dressed (under 16’s) so get your costumes ready!

Entertainment: Get front row seats to see our fabulous performances from the Rock Choir, local band, New Dimension and Gizmo Labs spooky science shows.

Enjoy local food and drink

Face painting: Frightening festival face painting Kazs Fab Faces from £3 per child.

Don't miss - Newark Duck Race 2023 at 1pm!

Explore the grounds with the ‘Haunted Houses’ outdoor trail

Discover tales of ghosts with the the Family Ghost Tour

Meet some of Newstead Abbey’s most famous spectral residents by exploring the Historic House at night.

Keep your eyes peeled for the ‘Naughty Gnomes of Newstead‘ inside the Historic House

Newstead Abbey’s Traditional Fun Fair is back for some Half-Term family fun

Open Daily from Saturday 21st October until Sunday 5th of November

Open times

10.30-17.00 21st-28th

10.30-16.00 29th-5th

Haunted Halloween Trail Gather the mysterious clues to unravel the answer to a deep, dark riddle. The trail starts on Saturday 14th October and fancy dress is always highly recommended. Trails cost £3 from our Visitor Centre and a reward awaits all who dare to take on this chilling challenge.


Pop a date in your diary for a spooktacular adventure at Rufford Abbey this Halloween! Are you brave enough to explore the eerie forest and find what lurks beneath the lake? Come in your spookiest costume or opt for a more lighthearted look!

Date: 21 October - 5 November 2023

Time: 10am - 4pm

Price: £2.50 per child

Get Spooky with Mickey & Minnie at our Halloween Meet & Greet! October 30th 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Trick or treat, it's time to meet Mickey and Minnie on a spook-tacular Halloween adventure! Come Dressed up or get your face painted! Photo Opportunities with Mickey & Minnie in their Halloween costumes! Treats & Goodies available for all little ghouls and goblins! This FREE event is open to witches, wizards, and mummies of all ages! Bring your family and friends to for a day of enchantment and eerie delights. Don't forget to wear your scariest, silliest, or spookiest costume!

White Post Wednesdays

October 25th and November 1st 10.30-3.30pm

Get hands on with some of White Post Farm's cute and creepy critters! £2.50 per child

Spritely Sustainable at Rufford Mill

Woodland Autumnal Activities Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October 10.30-4pm

pumpkin carving, potion making, spell casting, story time, arts and crafts

Pay as you feel donation.

SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER - SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER 10.30am-3.30pm. Turn up any time. Self-led activity. HALLOWEEN EVENT: (UN)NATURAL TRAIL Come along and follow the Halloween Trail and search for the spooky clues that will help you learn about weird nature and receive a sweet treat! Fancy dress welcome.

Length: 1 mile. Cost: £2.00 per child.

TUESDAY 31st OCTOBER 10.30am -3.30pm. Turn up any time. HALLOWEEN TRAIL & PUMPKIN PARLOUR Complete our spooky trail to earn your certificate, then head to the courtyards to visit our Pumpkin Parlour and carve your very own pumpkin to take home! Fancy dress encouraged. Meet: Castle courtyard. Cost: £2 per trail sheet, pumpkin and other activity prices vary.

Family Autumn Trail - £3

21st October - 5th November From spooky sports to spider's webs, welly wanging and searching for fungus you'll have a ton of fun on our Family Autumn Trail. Don't forget to collect your prize for taking part.

Apple Celebrations

20th and 21st October Join us in the walled kitchen garden for two days of celebrations, full of apple-themed activities for the whole family to enjoy. Throughout both days there will be: • Apple scratting, juicing and apple tasting • A self-led Apple Trail around the garden • Bee hive talk & demo with Clumber's Bee Keeper • Live jazz & swing music with Jayne Darling Plus, discover more with our expert demonstrations: 11.30 - Apple pruning 14.00 - Apple grafting

Scarecrow Trail

1st Oct - 5th Nov , 11am-4pm

Free with admission

Discover ten scarecrows hiding around the Pleasure Grounds and St Giles Church.

The Spooky Tunnels

14th Oct - 5th Nov, 11am-4pm

Free with admission

The spooky tunnels are once again returning to Calke Abbey to celebrate Halloween and all things spooky! Step through the west door, if you're feeling brave, and watch our for menacing pumpkins and scary scarecrows.

Halloween Decoration Workshops

18th Oct, 25th, 31st October

Get creative this half term and create your own decoration to display in your home for Halloween. Join us in the stableyards and paint your own spooky design or have a go at making a pom pom spider. This activity is available on a first-come, first-served basis, while materials last!

Ashfield Play Forum Play Days

FREE activities for all children and young people (must be accompanied by an adult)

Sutton Lawn - Monday 30th October 10.30am-12.30pm

Brierley Park Café Huthwaite Tuesday 31st October 10.30am-12.30pm

National Memorial Arboretum

Autumn Activity Trail

Pick up a trail sheet from our welcome desk and head out around site to find our pinecone friends!

Can you spot our friends and find out what jobs they’re doing to keep our site beautiful as the weather changes? Once you have found them all, head back to the Remembrance centre to collect your prize.

£2.50 per person

14th October - 5th November 10am - 5pm

Rushcliffe Country Park

Spooky Den Building

October 26th and 31st 10-11.30am £6pp

To book please contact 0115 9215865


Warm clothing and gloves are advised. Fancy Dress is encouraged!

Museum Activities

Discover Nottingham Castle if you dare this Halloween & October half term.

  • Embark on a family friendly ghost hunting adventure and hear the myths & legends in the Hooded Horrors Halloween Tour of the castle dungeon.

  • It’s in Nottingham – Halloween Festival at Nottingham Castle including free entry on October 31st.

  • Explore the grounds with the indoorSpider’ trail

  • Discover the homes of four families, each with a connection to Nottingham’s history of textiles in Brewhouse Yard

  • Make and take‘ Halloween activities in the Castle & grounds.

Mansfield Museum

Pumpkin Carving Workshops - Thursday 26 October

£5 per child (adult supervision required)

Peace at Last by Jill Murphy is brought to life at Mansfield Museum on Sunday 5 and Monday 6 November. Grab your tickets for just £6 per child with under twos and adults attending for free.

Free daily half term activities at Mansfield Museum from Tuesdays to Fridays

Themed trails and craft activities will focus on The Tin Man, The History of Chocolate, Halloween and Black History Month so come along, get involved and learn something along the way.

Create your own spooky story in our Halloween Workshop - Tuesday 31 October including having your face painted ready to go out trick or treating! Suitable for ages five and above, adult supervision not required, only £5 per child.

Guy Fawkes Workshop - Friday 3 November

Explore the myths around Guy Fawkes and why we celebrate Bonfire Night in a fun family workshop. Suitable for five years and over, adult supervision not required, £5 per child



10:30AM - 12:00PM & 1:00PM - 3PM

£4 per pumpkin



11.00am - 12:30pm

1.30pm - 3pm

Suitable for ages 9+, young wandmakers must be accompanied by an adult.

£10 per wandmaker



10:30AM, 11:30AM, 13:30PM & 14:30PM

£6 per participant


SAT, 28 OCTOBER 2023

12:00PM & 2PM

£5 per child or free for children living in the S80 3* postcode areas.

Around Halloween, the National Justice Museum becomes a hive of paranormal activity. Are you brave enough to help our over-worked Ghost Hunter catch the pesky ghosts which are causing mayhem throughout the museum?

Our Kids Ghost Hunter tours also include craft activities and spooky games!

£7.95 Child, £6.95 Adult - All children must be accompanied by a paying adult

Dates available:

Saturday 21 October, Thursday 26 October. Friday 27 October, Saturday 28 October, Sunday 29 October

National Civil War Centre, Newark

Drop-in Family Art Activities

Running Tuesday to Friday from 23rd October to 3rd November, 10am to 3pm

Come and make all sorts of fabulous paper art - from paper houses, trees and animal faces with our artist in residence Vanessa Stone.

Remember, there's now FREE entry for Newark and Sherwood residents.

October Half Term Family Activities: Absolute Fabulosity!

Tue 24 Oct – Thu 2 Nov, 10am - 12noon & 1 - 3pm, each Tue, Wed & Thu Expect a lot of fun and a little silliness, as you create life size paper silhouettes to dress and transform. Mix & match and swap, until the look is complete. 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. FREE. Limited Capacity. Booking is required.

Bassetlaw Museum

Spooktacular Half Term Fun

FREE craft and activity sessions suitable for all ages. Sessions run 10-12 and 1-3pm. Drop in.

Monday 23rd October Rag Rug Monsters

Tuesday 24th October Spider Web Mandalas

Wednesday 25th October Broomsticks

Thursday 26th October Junk Modelling

Friday 27th October Lego Day

Monday 30th October Apple Shrunken Heads

Tuesday 31st October Ghost in a Jar

Wednesday 1st November Bead Bracelets

Thursday 2nd November Playmobil Day

Friday 3rd November Lego Day

Children's Halloween Parties

Mini Monsters Halloween Party

Saturday 28th October 3-5pm £5 for ages 0-8

Scarefest in Tag Active – for ages 8+ (will be scary!)

Saturday 28th October 5-6pm or 6-7pm £5pp

Little Princess Palace

Halloween at the Palace

Friday 20th October 4.30-6pm

School’s out Disco with Wednesday and Enid £15 (booking required)

Weds 25th October 10am-11.30am

Spooky drop in with Rapunzel and Mother Gothel £5.50 per child

Friday 27th October 10-11.30am

Tots Halloween Party with Mickie and Minnie £8.50 (booking required)

Friday 27th October 4pm-6pm

Neon Party with the Zombies £15 (booking required)

Hocus Pocus Soft Play

Halloween Party

Our party on the 27th October has sold out already, so we have added an EXTRA date!!

Monday 30th October 2023 - 3.30pm to 6pm

Call us on 01159 255007 to grab your tickets!

Sunday 29th October at 10am, 1pm and 4pm

Two hours of dancing, games and prizes with our amazing Witch

Tickets include party food plate

Babies under 1 and adults go FREE when accompanying a paying child

Join team Diversify Education and Communities CIC for Pumpkins and popcorns disco party on the 31st October 2023.

Time 6pm-8pm

Cost now free due to obtained funding

Tickets can be obtained via Eventbrite Pumpkins & Popcorn

Friday 27th October - Choose your 2 hour party from: 10.00am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm or 5:30pm

What's Included: Spooky disco with our amazing twinkly dance floor and flashing DJ booth, fancy dress competition, games and prizes and face painting.

30th October 9:30am-11:30 31st October 9:30am-11:30 Spooky Minnie Mouse Mascot Disco + Halloween House Under 18 months £6.75 18 months + £9.75 Group ticket (2adults+2Children or 1Adult+2 children) £16.75

Saturday 28th October 10am to 12pm

£3 per child

Free glitter tattoos

Halloween fancy dress


Party Games

Mascot photo opportunity

And lots of fun for all!

Buy your tickets at the bar

Join us for our Addams Family Halloween Party on either Saturday 28th October or Sunday 29th October from 5:30pm - 8:00pm

We have partnered with Zoe's Party Animals so you can enter the Addams Family Spooky Garden and meet the Addams Family pets! We will have a range of mini beasts and small furries for you to hold and have your photo taken with!

No Addams Family Party would be complete without you being able to craft your own "Thing" to take home and keep!

We will also have our amazing children's Halloween Buffet for them to enjoy and of course a Halloween Menu for adults to order from.

Tickets are £14.95 per child and include up to 2 adults, additional adult tickets can be purchased at £2.50 each.

Book online

Halloween Kids Party

Sunday 29th October 11-1

Hot dog and juice included

£10 pp

*EARLY BIRD OFFER* 15% OFF until 30th September, get your tickets quick for just £8.50!

Five Star Sports Coaching Toddler Halloween Party Join us on Friday 20th October for our Toddler focused Halloween party. Mini Disco

Fun & Games Treats & Prizes Fancy Dress Spaces are limited & booking is essential Discount on sibling & group bookings!

Halloween Special Sessions

October 30th and 31st

Includes: Spooky themed role play, games, Halloween hunt, photo ops, temp tattoos, spooky music, hot dog. £9.95 per child (includes 1 adult - £2.50 per additional adult

Bad to the Bone

The Glen NG11 8BQ

October 31st 4-8pm

Free Trick or Treat bags, as well as a Spooky Garden and Tombola raising money for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance

Sat 28th October and Sunday 29th October 12-4

Visit our spooky train carriages if you dare!

Children £5.00

Halloween Children's party SATURDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2023 FROM 4-6pm Carve your own Pumpkin at home and bring them with you to enter our competition (3 prizes to be won) Fancy dress competition, Halloween Slime making, Halloween games, Goody bag, Music £5 per child - maximum of 30 places available

31st October 4pm-6pm

£15.95 per child

Join us in the Digg cafe for a Fang-tastic halloween party, a family friendly bash with fun games, spooky stories and a hot meal and drink! Come dressed to impress in your Halloween costume, and take home a goody bag! Party games will involve the handling of gluten/diary, please make us aware of any allergies when booking.

Join us for a Magical Morning Feast!

Fancy Dress Breakfast & Brunch with Witches and Wizards

Date: October 28th

Time: 9:00 AM Breakfast / 11.30am Brunch

Location: The Savile, Victorian Kitchen at Rufford Abbey Country Park

Prepare your wands, don your robes, and get ready for a spellbinding start to your day! ✨✨


Adults: £12.95

Children (under 12's): £8.95

Children under 3: Free

28th October 12-8pm FREE

Its our 2nd birthday and as usual we want to celebrate in style with a HALLOWEEN EVENT. The Family event will start at 12pm until 8pm with lots to keep the kids busy. THIS IS A FREE EVENT SO PLEASE GET THERE EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

Crazy Tots PlayGroup's Halloween Party

17th October 9-11am

pre booking is essential and it's £5 per child, children under 9 months are free but they won't get a pumpkin or a gift.

Children's Halloween Party 28th October 3pm

We are delighted to bring you our Annual Childrens Halloween Party hosted by Musical Mascots on Saturday 28th October from 3pm - 5pm.

The bar will be open and serving all beverages, hot dogs, sweets and crisps and glow sticks.

£7.50 per ticket. Payment is required to reserve your tickets (children aged 2-12 years & 1 adult will be admitted per ticket. All additional admissions for under 2s and additional adults will be charged at £2.50

Join us for our spooky Halloween Kids Party on Tuesday 31st October!

£2 per child, purchase your tickets from the bar. All money raised willbe donated to Macmillan

We will have treats, disco, games and crafts! Get the little ones dressed up and bin off trick or treatin' as we host our annual Halloween fancy dress competition


Sunday 29th October 5-8pm

Kids Disco & Games with lots of prizes and goodies to give away!!

Mini buffet included

Kids £7 (No ticket required for adults)

Kids Halloween Party

29th October 1pm

Bring the kids along to our fantastic Halloween Party, ran in conjunction with PDP Character Hire

Games | Food | Music | Gift

£4 per child

Please call us on 0115 929 1927 or pop in and see us at the bar

Sunday 29th October 6-9pm

Kids Halloween party afternoon from 4pm till 6pm

Fun and games and prizes to be won and a light buffet and a prize for best fancy dress

£1 per child

Kids Halloween Party

Sunday 29th October 5-7pm

Fancy Dress Competition, Pumpkin Carving Competition, Disco, Games, Nibbles w

Baby and Toddler Group Halloween Specials

Broxtowe Children’s Centre Halloween Spooktacular

Chilwell Children’s Centre – Thursday 26th October 10-11.30am

Beeston North Children’s Centre – Thursday 1st November 10-11.30am

Crafts, messy play, activities suitable for Ages 0-8

Eastwood Children’s Centre - Thursday 26th October 1-3pm

Crafts, messy play, activities

Suitable for ages 0-5 (siblings up to age 7 welcome)

Booking essential – call 0115 9773742 to book from Monday 23rd October

Harry Potter Quidditch Embroidery workshop

Ford & Guy, Chilwell Road, Beeston on 26th Oct 1-3pm

Bubble & Bean, Pavilion Road, West Bridgford. 30th Oct 1-3pm

£22 a place. Inc refreshments.

Suitable for 8 yo and over.

You can leave your kids for the duration, I have enchanted DBS.

24th, 27th, 31st October Halloween Stay and Play 10-11.30am

31st Oct and 1st Nov Halloween Soft Play Parties 10-11.30am and 1.30-3pm

1st November Halloween Crafternoon 1.30-3pm

Jo Jingles

Halloween Party Time

Spooky singing and dancing with Big Jo, Halloween fancy dress parade, bring your torch for a garden ghost walk!

Sir Julian Cahn Pavilion West Park, West Bridgford NG2 7JE

Sunday 29th October 2.30-4pm

Halloween Spooktacular

Friday 27th October

Trowell Parish Hall

0-6m 9.30-10.15am

6-18m 10.45-11.30am


We start our 4 week run of Halloween events early on 28th September because we’re having a special guest photographer join us (she’s currently sold out though) there are still plenty of spaces available for Halloween theme sensory with a prize for best dressed baby! 12pm at our Hucknall venue

The Boo-kings for the Halloween Spooktacular are now LIVE!

Tickets are £10 for the first child, and an additional £5 per extra sibling.

We will also have the wonderful Andrea from The Pottery Tree and Alessandra from Little Owl’s Book Nook will be back with us for the week too! As always fancy dress is always encouraged, but not mandatory.

Monday 30th October in Sherwood at Pirates Soft Play ⁣

10am Spook Movers (approximately 8-36 months or if your little one is confidently crawling/walking) ⁣

11.15am Spook Shakers/Little Spooks (6 weeks-approximately 13 months or if your baby is on the move) ⁣

Halloween Specials

Monday 23rd October - West Bridgford

Wednesday 25th October - Stapleford

Thursday 26th October - Mapperley

Friday 27th October - Beeston x 2

Monday 30th October - West Bridgford

Bonfire Night Specials

Wednesday 1st Nov - Stapleford (2x classes)⁣

Thursday 2nd Nov - Mapperley Alf and Co (3x classes)⁣

Friday 3rd Nov - Beeston (2x classes)⁣

Halloween Weekend Specials

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October 10-11.15am

1hr 15m of play, Halloween themed play stations, older siblings welcome.

Half Term sessions available to book now. Halloween and Bonfire themed sessions. Selected half term days 10-11.15am

Halloween Scarefest

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October 1.30-3pm

1hr30m play session with fancy dress, disco, face painting and a spooky snack.

Half Term Halloween Specials 24th and 25th October 10.30-12

Halloween Picnic 23rd October 10-12

Holiday Club 25th October 10-3

OCTOBER HALF TERM - 23rd - 28th October This October we will be doing a beach/under the sea theme. We will be trying to incorporate many of the favourites softplay, fancy dress, the shop but also adding some new items in to keep your little ones engaged and entertained.

(closed week 2)

Spooky Science

Tuesday 31st October


Open as normal for play sessions during the school holidays

Halloween Spooktacular

Tuesday 31st October 10-11am and 2-3pm

Halloween Disco, Obstacles, Bubbles, Spooky Craft, Halloween Hunt

Halloween MOO BOO Join Maggie Moo and all her CROO for a Halloween themed Moo Music session, including themed craft, lots of photo opportunities and themed stations for free play! Friday 27th October and 31st October @ West Bridgford Methodist Church Mixed (suitable from walking) 10:30 - 11:30 Baby (suitable for all babies) 12:30 - 13:30 Book on the website

Half-term Halloween Special

Monday 30th October 10am

£10 per family

£6.50 one child and 2 adults.

Older siblings are welcome

Cookstars Halloween Cooking Party

Monday 30th October 10-12pm

Coddington Community Centre

Workshops and other Activities

John Lewis Victoria Centre

21st October to 4th November Halloween Treasure Hunt - includes a treat for completing, no tricks! Start at Experience Desk and finish customer Support (FREE)

28th & 29th October 11am-3pm face painting & Halloween Crafts make & take from the Experience Desk (FREE)

31st October face painting & Halloween Crafts make & take from the Experience Desk (FREE)

31st October, any children in Costume get a treat! (Experience Desk)

Plus Halloween selfies, dress up bring your smart phone and take a pic (Experience Desk)

Renewal Trust Lego Creatives Play Day is coming to Clifton for more Lego building fun this half term! Thursday 26 October - spaces available from 4:30pm Clifton Community Centre (The Shed) £1 per person

Nottingham Cathedral


Thursday 26th October 10-4pm

Come along to Nottingham Cathedral for our FREE Discovery Day during October half term, with arts, crafts and an activity trail. Make a stained glass window or design your own stencil or monogram. Then take part in a trail around the Cathedral grounds to learn more about AWN Pugin, you could even win a prize!

Activities are suitable for ages 4 upwards. All children must be accompanied by an adult. A relaxed hour will also be held between 3-4pm for any families with additional needs who would like to visit at a quieter time.

20 October - 5 November 2023

We’ve got a spookily good half term schedule for you this October! With our Halloween skating party, Day of the Dead Skating Disco, parent & tots sessions and intensive lessons, we’ve got something for everyone…


Created especially for children aged 5 and under, our popular themed Parent & Tots skating events will run Monday mornings 11:00 – 11:45 (including story times!) Themes include Dinosaur and Hallo


Suitable for all ages and abilities, fit our six-week skating course into just three days this October.


Our Holiday Club is back! For just £35 a day, children aged 7 – 13 can enjoy ice skating and activities every day, plus, it’s a great way for your child to make new friends this October!


Trick or treat! Come in your best fancy dress at our Day of the Dead party on Friday 27 October. We’ll be playing scary tunes as you skate at our hauntingly cool rink so you don’t want to miss out!

Craftworkshop Ruddington

October 21st Paint your own Halloween Shape 2pm-4pm

October 22nd Make your own Halloween Mask 12-2pm

October 25th Halloween Lantern Painting 11.30-5pm

October 26th Creepy Canvas Painting 11.30-5pm

October 27th Craft Spooky Halloween Decorations 11.30-5pm

October 28th Children’s Halloween Party 12-2pm

October 29th Design your own Trick or Treat bag 2-4pm

Framework Knitters Museum

25th October 11.30am-2.30pm Children’s Natural Card Making

26th October 12-3pm Second Turning Textile Group (age 5+ with an adult) FREE

2nd November 2pm Knitted Tales Storytime FREE

Monday 25 October to Friday 3 November 2023

  • Zombie tea light jars

  • Anime drawing

  • Ghosting milk bottles

  • Pumpkin carving

  • Colouring station

  • Collage making

  • Glitter and neon painting

Drop in or stay for the whole session. All workshops are £2.50 each and include a drink for children and tea/coffee for adults, apart from the pumpkin carving workshop which is £5 per child and includes one pumpkin per booking for you to take home.

Halloween and Bonfire Night Chocolate-making

Friday 3 and Saturday 4 November 2023

Join us for a fun packed 1.5 hour chocolate making class. Make Halloween and Bonfire Night treats to take home.

Our workshops are just £10 per person – half their normal price. Spaces are limited so be quick

JARS OF CURIOSITY Tuesday 24 October, 10am-12noon £8 Suitable for ages 9-12 The Victorians were a peculiar bunch, and they loved to collect all kinds of things in “Cabinets of Curiosity”. Now it’s your turn! Using a range of materials from clay to recycled items, create beautiful and strange creatures to put in jars.

DESIGN YOUR DREAM WELLIES! Sunday 22 October, 12noon-3pm Free, just drop in Suitable for ages 3-7 Glitter, pompoms, Spiderman… What do your dream wellies look like? Join us to draw and decorate a fantastic pair of paper wellies.

CREATE YOUR OWN DRAGONFLY Thursday 26 October, 10.30am-12noon £8, Suitable for ages 7-10 In this guided craft workshop, you will create your very own working dragonfly, inspired by Makers of Imaginary Worlds’ installation, Water Myths and Marvels.

BEARABLE ART Saturday 28 October, 11am-3.30pm Free, just drop in, Suitable for ages 5+ Everyone has a favourite bear! Join this drop-in family workshop to make a model bear from air dried clay that you can take home to paint. Get your inspiration from the bears in the Museum and learn about their fascinating lives in the natural world.

CREATIVE CREATURES Sunday 05 November, 12noon & 2.30pm £8 (with one free adult place) Suitable for ages 3-6 Little ones will make their very own cardboard owl in this colourful craft session! Make one, twit-two, or a whole family.

Becky Bops and Paws Four Art

Tuesday 24th Oct 10am

£5 entry

Arts and crafts, music and movement

Halloween Party with Natures Den

27th October 10-12pm

crafts, science experiments, music and lights, messy play

Toffee Apple Cookies with Cookstars

Friday 27th October, 3pm-5pm

£15 per child

Age 2+

Tickets include: Baking Session, Craft Activity, Free Play, Party Food Plate, Drink

Science Tots - Super Spooky Science Workshop

A whole hour of hands-on, age appropriate, spooky science themed fun!

Saturday 28th October, 10am-11am

Perfect for children ages 3-6

Only £8 per child

Track Play

Monday 30th October

Our function room will be transformed into an enormous train track!

Tickets include free play in the cafe before & after your session

£8 per child

Monday 23rd October - Harry Potter Wizard school

Wednesday 25th October - Mobile Mini Zoo

£3 per child

Learn about the animals habitats in the wild and how they are replicated in captivity.

Thu, 26 Oct - Spooky Crafts 10:00 - 11:00 and 11:30 - 12:30

£2 per child

Spooky spiders, batty bats and scary masks - we've got it all! Half-term fun on a budget!

Monday 30th - Bendy kids yoga

Tuesday 31st October - Come and see the fire engine

Wednesday 1st November - Tuff Riders ,bike school

Thu, 02 Nov - Monster Madness 10:00 - 11:00 and 11:30 - 12:30

£2 per child

Bring your 'Little Monsters' to get creative making their own family of monsters. Half-term fun on a budget!

Mache Pumpkins - 23rd October £6.40

Mache Haunted House - 27th October £8

Halloween Clay Creatures - 25th October £4

Alien Invasion Trail - FREE

The aliens have escaped and hiding around the store. Can you help us find them all?

Monday, 23 Oct 09:00 - Sunday, 5 Nov 17:00

Craft your own rocket

Join us in-store and design and create your own Space Rocket!

Free - Booking Required

Mon 23rd - Fri 27th Oct

Make your very own planet!

Free- booking required

Mon 30th October - 3rd November

25th October - Pumpkin Patch - FREE

1st November - Firework Treats - FREE

Play in a Day: A Christmas Carol (age 6-8) £25

Monday 23rd October 10-4pm

Play in a Day: A Christmas Carol (age9-13) £25

Friday 27th October 10-4pm

Half Term Fun Drama Workshop £2

Monday 23rd October

10am - age 5-8years

11.30am - age 9-13years

Super Fun Theatre Skills Day (Age 8-14years) £20

Tuesday 24th October, 11am-4pm

Toddler disco (Age 2-5 years) £5

Thursday 26th October, 10-11am and 12-1pm

Rainbow Stripes (ages0-4)

Friday 27th October 10-10.45am £3

Rainbow Stripes (ages 4-8)

Friday 27th October 11.15am-12pm £3

School holiday activities – Prices are with a Gedling Leisure Card

Redhill Leisure Centre

Half price badminton Mon-Fri 3-4pm £5.25 adults, £3.60 juniors

Capoeira Fusion (Street Capoeira) 26 October, 6-7pm (ages 7-14) £3.90

Capoeira Fusion Parent and Child - 2 November, 2-3pm £3.90 juniors, £7.90 adults

Roller disco Fridays, 5-6.30pm (ages 5-16) £3.90

Carlton Forum Leisure Centre

Float Fun swimming sessions Mon 23 October – Fri 3 November

1.30pm – 2.30pm each day (small and main pool) £5.10 adults, £3.30 juniors.

Calverton Leisure Centre

Bouncy Castle Fun (ages 0-13) Mon-Fri 10-11.30am £4.60 per child.

Arnold Leisure Centre

These are free taster swimming lessons. Places must be pre-booked by calling the centre on 0115 901 3690.

Free Parent and Baby lessons (small pool)

Monday 23 October, 9.30-10.30am, Monday 30 October, 9.30-10am, Thursday 2 November, 9.30-11am

Free Parent and Toddler lessons (small pool) - Thursday 2 November, 11-12pm

Junior Water Polo £6.50

Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 October, 3-3.45pm, Thursday 26 October, 1.15-2pm

Tuesday 31 and Wednesday 1 November, 3-3.45pm, Thursday 2 November, 1.15-2pm

Float Fun sessions (small pool - Suitable for ages 4 and under) £5.10 adults, £3.30 juniors.

Monday 23 October, 12-12.45pm, Tuesday 24 – Thursday 26 October, 3-3.45pm

Monday 30 October, 12-12.45pm, Tuesday 31 – Thursday 2 November, 3-3.45pm

Splash Tots sessions (small pool - for ages 4 and under) £5.10 adults, £3.30 juniors.

Monday 23 October, 1-1.45pm and 2.30-3.15pm, Thursday 26 October, 2-2.45pm

Friday 27 October, 2.45-3.30pm, 30th October, 1-1.45pm and 2.30-3.15pm,

2nd November, 2-2.45pm, 3rd November, 2.45-3.30pm

Family Swim sessions (main pool) £5.10 adults, £3.30 juniors.

Monday 23 October, 1.15-2.15pm and 2.30-3.30pm, Thursday 26 October, 3-3.45pm

Monday 30 October, 1.15-2.15pm and 2.30-3.30pm, Thursday 2 November, 3-3.45pm

Autumnal Activities: A Year of Nature Walks and Games

Saturday 21st October 2023 10:30 - 11:30

Join award-winning authors Becky Goddard-Hill and Catherine Hughes for a morning event full of Autumnal activities! A Year of Nature Craft and Play celebrates the treasures of nature and will encourage a love of the outdoors.

This half-term, come and celebrate the release of A Year of Nature Walks and Games with a range of fun activities led by the authors themselves.

Perfect for children 7+.

Adults £5 or £14.99 with a copy of the book. Children free.

Halloween Crafts 10.30am - 3pm on Tuesday 31st October.

Join us at the Heritage Centre this October Half Term for spooktacular Halloween children's craft activities in the Weir View Room. Free drop-in session, no need to book!

The Big Draw Festival 2023 25th October 10-12pm

Join illustrator Elsa Rickett-Trueman and author and singer Becky Syson at the Canalside Heritage Centre for an 'Animal Train' themed Big Draw event. There will be music and movement, the chance to create your own train map and decorate a stone ladybird! The event will take place upstairs in the Weir View Room from 10am - 12pm and is FREE to join with no need to book. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Children’s Bread Baking

Sat 21st October and Sat 4th November

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.

£4 per child. For ages 3+

Halloween Biscuit Baking

Thursday 26th October and Saturday 28th October

Booking essential. To book a place for this activity please call 0115 915 6878. We're running six sessions at 10.15am, 11am, 11.45am, 1pm, 1.45pm & 2.30pm.

£5 per child. For ages 3+

Oaty Bakes

Thursday 2nd November

Booking essential. To book a place for this activity please call 0115 915 6878. We're running six sessions at 10.15am, 11am, 11.45am, 1pm, 1.45pm & 2.30pm.

£4 per child. For ages 3+



Lego session 1st Nov 10-11.30am

Doodle Session 25th Oct 10am-1pm


Lego session 24th Oct 2.30-4.30pm

Doodle Session 2nd Nov 10am-12pm


Lego session 26th Oct 1.30-3pm

Doodle Session 2nd Nov 10.30am-12pm


Lego session 26th Oct 2-4pm

Doodle Session 30th Oct 10.30am-12.30pm


Lego session 24th Oct 2-3pm

Doodle Session 3rd Nov 2-3pm


Lego session 30th Oct 1.30-3.30pm

Doodle Session 23rd Oct 1.30-3.30pm

Hyson Green

Lego session 25th Oct 10am-1pm

Doodle Session 1st Nov 10am-1pm


Lego session 25th Oct 11am-1pm

Doodle Session 1st Nov 11am-1pm


Lego session 25th Oct 3pm-5pm

Doodle Session 28th Oct 10am-12pm


Lego session 26th Oct 10.30am-12.30pm

Doodle Session 2nd Nov 10.30am-12.30pm

St Ann's Lego session 23rd Oct 10am-2pm

Doodle Session 3rd Nov 10am-2pm

Strelley Road

Lego session 25th Oct 12-2pm

Doodle Session 27th Oct 10am-12pm


Lego session 24th Oct 10.30am-12pm

Doodle Session 31st Oct 10.30am-12pm

Arnold Library: Tuesday 31 October 2pm – 3.30pm The Big Draw 2023: Time to Connect Workshop

Beeston Library: Tuesday 31 October 10.30am – 12pm The Big Draw 2023: Time to Connect Workshop


Mon 23rd -Sat 28th October Kitchen roll creatures and tissue paper pumpkins Crafts

Mon 30th Oct - Sat 4th Nov Lollipop Spider Web and Day of the Dead Skulls Crafts

Friday 27th Oct 10-11am Craft and Story Time with an Author

Thursday 2 November 10.30am – 12pm The Big Draw 2023: Time to Connect Workshop

Burton Joyce

Halloween Monster Windsocks

Saturday 28 October, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Get Halloween ready with these cool monster windsocks! Drop in session.



Halloween Fun with Dogs Trust 26th October 11-12pm

This is a free family workshop with the Dog's Trust. It's all about safe behaviour around dogs and how to be responsible for your 4 legged friend. Come along and join us - no booking required.


Saturday 21 October 10.30am – 12pm The Big Draw 2023: Time to Connect Workshop **FULLY BOOKED - waiting list available**


Paper Pumpkins Craft Friday 27 October, 3:30pm - 4:30pm


Dogs Trust Workshop Friday 27 October, 11am - 12pm

Join Dogs Trust Education & Community Officer, Alison, for a FREE, fun family workshop to learn all about safe behaviour around dogs and being responsible around our four pawed friends! Children aged 7-11 and their grown up welcome! Places must be booked in advance. Please book with library staff. Please note, no real dogs will be in attendance at this event.

Children's crafting with Archie the Reading Dog Friday 3 November, 10am - 11am

Our regular craft session has a visitor! Archie the Reading Dog will be accompanying Caroline for crafting fun.

Kirkby-in-Ashfield Library: Saturday 28 October 10.30am – 12pm The Big Draw 2023: Time to Connect Workshop

Mansfield Central

A Day in the Life of an Astronaut with Mike Barfield Tuesday 24 October, 2pm

Join award-winning author Mike Barfield for a fun and fact-filled journey from the edges of the solar system, back past all eight planets, and on towards our very own superstar, the sun. For children aged 6 – 11 and their families. £3 Children / Accompanying adults FREE. Booking advised.

Friday 27 October 10.30am – 12pm The Big Draw 2023: Time to Connect Workshop

Newark Library

Monday 23rd October 10.30am-12.30pm Weird and Wonderful Objects- Marvellous Museum make and take away craft session.

Monday 23rd October 2.30pm-3.30pm-Drop-in for Halloween crafts.

Tuesday 24th October 2pm-3.30pm - Big Draw artist lead workshop.*Limited spaces. Booking is required via our website* Wednesday 25th October 10am-12pm- Holiday Lego Club.

Thursday 26th October 2.30pm-3.30pm- Drop-in for Halloween crafts.

Monday 30th October all day drop-in. Come and have a go building with our big bricks.

Monday 30th October 2.30pm-3.30pm- Drop-in for Halloween crafts.

Wednesday 1st November 10am-12pm- Holiday Lego Club

Saturday 4th November 10am-12pm- Drop-in for a Bonfire Night themed craft activity.

Monday 6th November 10.30am-11am Harry and the Dinosaurs- Marvellous Museum stories and sing-a-long suitable for 0-5yrs.


Halloween Fun with Dogs Trust Wednesday 25 October, 11am - 12pm

Join Dog's Trust Education & Community Officer, Alison, for a FREE, fun family workshop to learn all about safe behaviour around dogs and being responsible around our four-pawed friends! Children aged 7-11 and their grown up welcome! Places must be booked in advance, please contact Toton library to book. Any questions please contact Please note, no real dogs will be in attendance at this event.

Retford Library:

Saturday 4 November 10.30am – 12pm The Big Draw 2023: Time to Connect Workshop

Skegby and Stanton Hill

Spooktacular Mask-making Friday 27 October, 2pm - 3pm

Head to your local Skegby Library and make a Halloween mask... spider, witch or ghost, which will you be?

Southwell Library: Tuesday 24 October 10.30am – 12pm The Big Draw 2023: Time to Connect Workshop

Sutton in Ashfield

Friday 27 October 2pm – 3.30pm The Big Draw 2023: Time to Connect WorkshopFlappy Halloween! Bat Craft. Monday 30 October, 11am - 12pm

Join us for a fang-tastic craft making your own flapping bat! You'd be ghoul-ish to miss it!


Create your own bookmark. Tuesday 24 October and Friday 27 October, 10am - 4:30pm

West Bridgford:

Thursday 2 November 2pm – 3.30pm The Big Draw 2023: Time to Connect Workshop


Halloween Treasure Hunt 23rd October - 5th November

A Day in the Life of an Astronaut with Mike Barfield Tuesday 24 October, 10:30am

(ages 6 – 11) £3 Children / Accompanying adults FREE. Booking advised.

Spooktacular kids crafts Tuesday 31st October 11-12pm

*The Big Draw 2023: Time to Connect Workshops

Come and join artists Mandy Keating or Tracey Meek at a library drawing workshop this half term. Enjoy discovering your inner artist in these fun family workshops!

Halloween Outdoor Cinema 2023

Join us for a spook-tacular evening under the stars in Nottingham's Outdoor cinema, as we screen the ultimate Halloween classic:

Hocus Pocus (PG)

Friday 27th October 2023 5pm and 8pm

£4 pp

Thursday 26th – Saturday 28th October 2023

Adventure Cinema brings thrilling outdoor cinema experiences this Halloween. Bring a blanket or camping chair, wrap up warm, and watch classic Halloween films on a giant cinema screen under the stars! Fancy dress is highly encouraged, plus there will be a spooky soundtrack to enjoy before the movie with specially curated songs for witches, ghouls, ghosts, vampires, werewolves and humans alike.

Thursday 26 October: Ghostbusters (12) Gates open 5.30pm, film starts approx. 7pm

Friday 27 October: Beetlejuice (15) Gates open 6pm, film starts approx. 7.30pm

Saturday 28 October: Hocus Pocus (PG)

Gates open 5pm, film starts approx. 6.30pm


Under 12: £9.50 (Hocus Pocus only)

Adult: £15.50

Premium: £21.50 (includes luxury deck chair in a prime position)

Plus booking fee

Spooky season is coming and Adventure Cinema brings thrilling outdoor cinema experiences this Halloween! Wrap up warm and watch classic films on a giant cinema screen under the stars

  • Sunday 29th October - Hocus Pocus (PG)

  • Monday 30th October - The Lost Boys (15)

  • Tuesday 31st October - Scream (18)

Tickets: Standard £16.90, Premium £23.44

27th October 6pm (7.30 start) - Rocky Horror Picture Show (15)

Tickets: £14.50 adult plus booking fee

28th Oct 6pm (7.30 start) - Hocus Pocus (PG)

Tickets: £15.50 adult plus booking fee

£9.50 child under 12 plus booking fee

29th Oct 6pm (7.30 start) - Ghostbusters (12)

Tickets: £15.50 adult plus booking fee


Indepen-Dance - FOUR GO WILD IN WELLIES Sunday 22 October, 1pm & 3.30pm £8-£8.50 30 minutes (no interval) Suitable for ages 4-7 A whimsical adventure featuring bobble hats, scarves, tents that have a life of their own and, of course, lots of fun in wellies! Four Go Wild in Wellies playfully explores how friendships are built, broken and mended, and the joy of inventiveness and curiosity.

MishMash Productions - STRING! Saturday 28 October, 1pm & 3.30pm A celebration of the string quartet featuring The Gildas Quartet £9, Suitable for ages 7-11 40 minutes (no interval) Discover the fabulous world of the string quartet in this informal performance for young ears. Creatively staged to bring the audience into the music, this fun family concert features a varied programme

Little Angel Theatre - WOW! SAID THE OWL Wednesday 01 November - Sunday 05 November, 11am & 1.30pm £8-£8.50, Suitable for ages 2-5 35 minutes (no interval) Explore the wonderful world of colours with a curious little owl, who is determined to stay awake and see what daylight brings. WOW! Said the Owl, the acclaimed children’s book by award winning author, Tim Hopgood, is brought to life through a blend of beautiful storytelling, puppetry and music.

Tuesday 31st October 3-5pm

Rhubarb Theatre Interactive Storytelling- Room on The Broom

£15.00 Tickets also includes a childs picnic, drink and sweet treat! 1 Ticket = entry for 1 child Adults attend free.

Tom Fletcher’s There’s a Monster in Your Show leaps from page to stage on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 October with tickets from £14.50.

I Spy with my Little Eye Monday 23 October (suitable for age 2+)

Molly and Bingo the puppy are having a birthday party and, best of all, you're invited! Join them for a treasure hunt, singalong songs and lots of games.

Get tickets for just £6 adult / £5 child using the code ‘familyfun’.

Film screenings - Just £3 per child with 2 free adults.

Coco on Tuesday 24 October

The Nightmare Before Christmas on Wednesday 25 October.

The Tin Man - Thursday 2 November (suitable for age 7+)

Join us for a magical new retelling of a classic story, seen through the rusty eyes of the Tin Man and their journey to finding their heart and happiness.

Grab exclusive £7 adult / £5 child offer tickets by quoting ‘family fun’ online or at Box Office.

The Garden in My Living Room is a community touring show, perfect for families looking for something local and low cost during the holidays, and kids who find big theatres a bit much. Ali and Spencer are bored inside, but soon a gifted seed sends them on an adventure to grow the best plant they’ve ever seen. Where might their imagination take them? Catch the show at

Switch Up Community Hub (Tuesday 24 October)

Warsop Methodist Church Hall (Wednesday 25 October)

Mansfield Museum (Thursday 26 October)

South Mansfield Community Centre (Friday 27 October)

Tickets are just £6 per child with one accompanying adult free, under 2s are also free.

Halloween Spooktacular - Friday 27 October 2pm and 6pm

Kirsty, Jake and Melissa are determined to win first prize in their school project competition and have managed to find their way to a derelict castle to discover more about the history behind the ruins. But all is not as it seems as their quest is interrupted by ghosties, ghoulies and things that go bump in the night!

Tickets start at £14.

The Gingerbread Man And A Pot Full Of Magic

Monday 23rd October 11am

Suitable for ages 3+


Puss in Boots

Suitable for age 4+

Tuesday 24th October


Run time 50 minutes

Andy and the Odd Socks (Suitable for 3+)

23rd October 12pm

Tickets £20-27

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Suitable for age 6+)

25th-28th October

Tickets £13-30.50

Spiderman Live in Concert (PG)

Monday 30th October 7.30pm

Tickets £28-£63

The Sooty Show (Suitable for ages 3+ )

5th November 2.30pm

Tickets £16.50-19.50

Holiday Clubs

MUSIC MAKING MADNESS Holiday Club Wednesday 01 November - Friday 03 November, 10am-3pm £65, Suitable for ages 9-14* Work with members of DeepDown Brass, a six-piece brass and drums group with a huge repertoire of brassy pop hits, to make music madness using real instruments and percussion made from rubbish. Over three days create your own unique rhythms, all ending in a joint final performance.

BOOKINGS NOW OPEN FOR DANCE CAMP - OCTOBER HALF TERM Our spooky themed dance camp is for children aged 4-11 years who love to dance, sing & create! Join us for just £25.00 per day OR, £95 for all four days. Spaces are limited. 10% sibling discount available.

KIDS CLUB IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! We have 5 whole days of exciting crafts, trips and games for everyone to enjoy and we absolutely can't wait The Hoppers club will run 8.30am - 4pm from Monday 30th Oct - Friday 3rd Nov & is aimed at Primary school children (Reception - Year 6). At only £100 for 5 full days, this is a steal of a deal! Demand is high, and there are only 25 spaces available - first come, first served!

Thrills, Chills & Survival Skills with Urban Bushcraft

Our eagerly awaited October half term holiday club is HERE and we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeve in celebration of Halloween

Thursday 26th - Roblox build & survive

Blending the digital world and real life - A race against the clock to learn the skills you need to survive the dark night

Tuesday 31st - Urban Bushcraft School of Witchcraft & Wizardry

Step through platform 9¾, undertake a sorting hat ceremony and join us on an epic adventure through Hogwarts. Brace yourself for a lesson in the dark arts

Activities are suitable for ages 6 plus and cost £25 per child

Wednesday 25th October 10am – 3pm

£30 age 6+

Join us for our full day Bushcraft session. Use natural materials to make your own woodland shelter, learn how to identify woodland flora and fauna to enhance your survival skills. Use a variety of hand tools, have a go at splitting wood and making your own items out of natural material. Develop your own campfire skills and learn how to safely site, build and manage your own campfire.

Our gymnastics holiday club will be led by highly qualified coaches who will ensure a fun yet structured experience for all participants. Whether your child is a beginner or has previous gymnastics experience, our program is designed to accommodate and challenge children of all skill levels. Feel free to invite friends and family members to participate in this exciting event!

We offer full days that run Monday and Wednesday 9:15am - 3:00pm, £26 per day per children. Additionally we offer half days Monday to Friday 9:15am-12:45pm, £20 per day per children. (Excluding bank holiday Mondays)

Half Term Circus School

Age 7-18years

Thursday 26th October 9am-11am and 11.30-1.30pm

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