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May Half Term - What's on in Notts

Updated: 2 days ago



There's so much to see and do in Notts this May half term! I've pulled together everything there is to do in the local area for you and the little ones to head Off Out and have fun!


Nottingham May half term runs from Saturday 25th May - Sunday 2nd June 2024


Please check with the organisers for full details and before travelling. Event details sometimes change and I do not always spot it! Info correct as of 19th April 2024



Jump to:



Nottingham City Centre

1st June

FREE Entry / drop in


MANSFIELD MARKET PLACE

Sunday 2nd June

FREE / drop in



Parks and Walks



RUFFORD ABBEY

Friday 31st May, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Friday 31st May, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm – SOLD OUT

£14.95pp / under 8’s £7.25 / under 1’s FREE


Wednesday 29th May, 10:30 am - 11am and 11:15 am - 11:45 am

£8pp


Wednesday 29th May 12-1pm and 3.15-4.15pm

£15.00 per adult, £12.50 per child (16 and under) All children must be accompanied by a fee-paying adult.


Wednesday 29th May, 2pm - 3pm

£15.00 per adult, £12.50 per child (16 and under) All children must be accompanied by a fee-paying adult.



NOTTINGHAM CASTLE

Sat 25th - Mon 27th May 10am-4pm

£15 adults, Kids under 16 free (includes annual pass)



CRESWELL CRAGS

Sat 27th April - July

£3 per sheet



SHERWOOD PINES

Gruffalo Party Trail (ongoing throughout 2024)

Free but you can also buy a trail pack for £4



SHERWOOD FOREST

25th May, 2024 – 2nd June, 2024 10:00am - 5:00pm

£4 for 6 arrows



VICTORIA PARK ILKESTON

Half Term Fun with Mr Magic

27th May 12-1pm

FREE - please purchase a drink or snack


Half term fun with Chase from Paw Patrol

28th May 12-1pm

FREE - please purchase a drink or snack


Saturday 25th May - Sunday 2nd June

£2 per trail sheet


Giant Lawn Games

Selected dates 29th May-2nd June




Saturday 25th May - Sunday 2nd June

£2 per trail sheet



Find the Flowers Trail

£2.50

25th May - 9th June

plus free crafts and ongoing Stick Man trail



CHERRY LODGE, KING EDWARD PARK, CARLTON

Saturday 1st June

FREE / Drop in



WINDMILL COMMUNITY GARDENS

Friday 31st May

FREE / Booking Essential

 


National Trust


CLUMBER PARK

Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30 May from 10.00 - 14.00

Free event, no booking required (entrance to Clumber Park applies)

 

May 31st at 10-10.45am, 12-12.45pm, 2-2.45pm

Tickets are £10 per person, including the under 5's, This includes admission to Clumber Park.



HARDWICK HALL

May 31st-June 2nd 10-5pm

Adult £20.00, Child (5-17) £10.00, Under 5s free

FRIDAY - Kids go free!

 

25th May – 2nd June

Activities included in admission



BELTON HOUSE

25th May – 2nd June

Activities included in admission



CALKE ABBEY 

25th May – 2nd June

Activities included in admission



SUDBURY HALL

29th May 11am, 1pm and 3pm

£10. Standard admission also applies


 


Farms


STONEBRIDGE CITY FARM

Superhero Day and sheep shearing

29th May

FREE



MANOR FARM PARK AND WOODLANDS

25th May - 2nd June

£13.95 prebooked price



WHITE POST FARM

27th -31st May

£15.95pp



25th May- 2nd June

£13.95




 

In-store Events


SMYTHS TOYS - ALL STORES INCLUDING NOTTINGHAM AND DERBY

Saturday 25th May from 9am

FREE / Drop in - While stocks last



WATERSTONES NOTTINGHAM

Tuesday 28th May 2024 11am

£6

 

Thursday 30th May 2024 10am

Free – ticket required


1st June 10.30am and 2pm

£16 per child (adults accompany free)




29th May and 1st June

£5


27th May

£5



DERBION

Thursday 30th May

FREE - booking required



IKEA NOTTINGHAM

Tuesday 28th - Friday 31st May

FREE - booking required



PETS AT HOME

25th May - 2nd June

FREE - Booking Required



FOUR SEASONS SHOPPING CENTRE MANSFIELD

Make your own door sign

Tues 28th May

FREE - Booking Required


Design and Print your own Tshirt - FULLY BOOKED

Weds 29th May

FREE - Booking Required


Create a Puppet Pal

Thurs 30th May

FREE - Booking Required


Screen-Print Your Own Poster

Fri 31 May

10.30am – 12pm & 1pm- 2.30pm

FREE - Booking Required



 


Libraries


Twilight Story Time - Day of the Dinosaurs Screening

Sat 25th May 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm

FREE/ Booking Required


Elmer's 35th Birthday Party

Tues 28th May 10-12pm

FREE/ Drop in


Totstime

Thursday 30th May 10.30-11am

FREE/Drop in



Make your own mini bug

Thursday 30 May, 11am - 11:45am

FREE / drop in


Board Games afternoon

Tuesday 28 May, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

From mousetrap to backgammon, come and join us for an afternoon of fun.

FREE / drop in


Pokémon Card Swap

Wednesday 29 May, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

FREE / drop in


Rainbow Cloud Craft

Saturday 25, Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 May during normal opening hours (while stocks last)

FREE / drop in


Minibeast Finger Puppets

Thursday 30, Friday 31 May and Saturday 1 June during normal opening hours (whole stocks last)

FREE / drop in


Make a crafty snail

Friday 31 May, 10:30am - 12:30pm

FREE / drop in


Relaxed film screening: Wonka - SOLD OUT

Thursday 30 May, 10am

Suitable for all but particularly neurodiverse families. £1 per ticket, booking advised.


Delightful dogs

Friday 31 May, 10am - 12pm

FREE / drop in


Robot cupcakes (5+)

Thursday 30 May, 3pm - 4pm

FREE / BOOKING REQUIRED


Our library's 60th birthday celebration!

Thursday 30 May, 10:30am - 4:30pm

FREE / drop in


Sunflower Planting and playing

Wednesday 29 May, 1pm - 3pm and Thursday 30 May, 10am - 12pm

FREE / drop in


Drum and Dance! A Taster Session of Rhythm and Expression

Saturday 1 June, 10.30am-12.30PM

FREE / drop in


Snazzy Snails

Tuesday 28 May, 10am - 4pm

FREE / drop in


Half-term crafts

Tuesday 28 May, 10:30am - 12pm

FREE / drop in


Elmer Badge Making

Saturday 25 May, 9:30am - 11am and Friday 31 May, 2pm - 3:30pm

FREE / drop in


I Am a Writer: Writing Workshops with Pippa Hennessy

Friday 31 May, 2pm

FREE / drop in


Make your own Elmer

Tuesday 28 May, 10am - 4pm

FREE / drop in


Half-term fun crafts

Thursday 30 May, 11am - 12pm

FREE / drop in


 

Museums and Galleries



LAKESIDE ARTS

Luminarium: Luminimax (Suitable for all ages)

Saturday 25 May - Sunday 02 June

11am-5.15pm

Visit duration during peak times: 15 minutes

Standard Entry: £5/ Priority Access: £6, Under 18m free


An Interactive Installation Walk-Through

Wednesday 29 May - Sunday 02 June

£4


Tuesday 28 May, 10.30am

£8 including one free adult place


Wednesday 29 May, 10.30am

£8


 

NOTTINGHAM CONTEMPORARY

Tue 28 May – Thu 30 May, 10am-12noon and 1pm-3pm

Free. Booking required




MANSFIELD MUSEUM

25th May 2024 1.30-3pm

£3.50


Make a Bird Mask

Tuesday 28th May 10-1pm

FREE/ Drop in


Create a 3d Paper Bird

Wednesday 29th May 10-1pm

FREE / Drop in


29th May 2024 10.30-1.30pm

£4.50 per child (adult goes free, no ticket required)


Lego Day

Thurs 30th May 10-2pm

FREE / Drop in


Friday 31st May 10am-3pm

£4.50




CANALSIDE HERITAGE CENTRE (BEESTON)

30th May 10.30-3PM

Free drop-in session, no need to book.



Wednesday 29th May

Crafts, Trails with prizes, Outside activities in the garden

Thursday 30th May

Victorian Kitchen and Iron Forging Demonstrations

Friday 31st May

Hope Robinson and World War 2



Sat 25th May (6 sessions)

£4


Thurs 30th May (6 sessions)

£4


Friday 31st May 10-4pm

FREE / drop in


Sat 1st June (6 sessions)

£4



NOTTINGHAM TRANSPORT HERITAGE CENTRE

Monday 27th May




Salt Dough Creations

Tuesday 28th May

FREE / Drop in


Super Sewing

Wednesday 29th May

FREE / Drop in


Museum on Tour - King's Park

Thursday 30th May

FREE / Drop in


Lego Day

Friday 31st May

FREE / Drop in



Arts and Crafts

28th, 30th and 31st May

Free / Drop in


 

Indoor Play Special Events


Animal and Dino Safari theme sessions

May 27th – June 1st

£6


Barbie – you can be anything! Event

Thursday 30th May (3 sessions)

£9.50 includes 1 free adult, additional adults £2.50


Bluey Visit

Tuesday 28th May (3 sessions)

£11.95 includes 1 free adult, additional adults £2.50


Mickey Mouse Visit

Sunday 2nd June (3 sessions)

£11.95 includes 1 free adult, additional adults £2.50



Bluey Role Play Special

28th May at 9.30 and 1.30pm

£7.95


Slime and Craft Work Shop

29th May at 9.30am and 1pm

£9



Monday 27 May 10.15 – 11.00am

£5pp, Under 5s Free


Friday 24th and Friday 31st May 7-8.30pm

Saturday 25th May and Saturday 1st June 2.30-4.30pm



Monday 27th May 2-4pm

Adults £20, Children £15


Wednesday 29th May 10.30-12pm

£6.50 per child, includes 1 adult. Additional adults £2


Wednesday 29th May 1-2.30pm

£6.50 per child, includes 1 adult. Additional adults £2


Friday 31st May 5-7pm

£19.50 per child, includes 1 adult. Additional adults £2




Cookstars

Friday 31st May

£16.50


Little Legs with Jasmine Messy Play

Friday 31st May

£6



Role play session in Toton

Friday 31st May



LITTLE FOXES PLAY TOWN

Role Play Sessions running all week



RED KANGAROO

Tots Hour 9-10am Daily

Half Term play pass available plus competitions and Holiday club




 


Theatre


THEATRE ROYAL/ROYAL CONCERT HALL

Sunday 26 May

£10.00 to £20.00



NEWARK PALACE THEATRE

25th May 12pm and 3.30pm

£19



NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE

Tues 28th May

£30 booking required


Tues 28th May

FREE - booking required


Wed 29th May

£4 booking required


Wed 29th May

£7


Thu 30th May

£3


Thu 30th May

£6


Fri 31st May

£4


Fri 31st May


Fri 31 May

£25


Sat 1 Jun

£30


 

Baby and Toddler Group Specials and Children's Workshops



Half Term Family Sessions

Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th May 10.30-12pm

Children £12, Adults £5


Wildcraft Warriors Holiday Club (6+)

Wednesday 29th May 10-3pm



St Mary's Family Centre Arnold

Doughnut Making (2-12y)

Tuesday 28th May 10am

£15


St Luke's Church West Bridgford

Doughnut Making (2-12y)

Thursday 30th May 10am

£15


St Mary's Family Centre Arnold

Harry Potter Themed Cooking (8-14y)

Tuesday 28th May 1.30pm

£15



Messy Play Sessions

St Helen's Church Hall Stapleford

Tuesday 28th May 10.30am

£10

Messy Play Sessions

Poppy and Pint West Bridgford

Thursday 30th May 1.30pm

£10



May Half Term Play Sessions

Monday 27th, Thursday 30th and Friday 31st May

£8.50



Weekend Woodland Pop up

Sunday 26th May



Half Term Crafts

Friday 31st May 10-11 and 11.30-12.30

£2 per child - booking essential




Days Out Further Afield


Celebrating 10 years of Cbeebies Land this Half Term

25th May - 2nd June


Dino Week

25th May - 2nd June


Princess and Pirates Week

25th May - 2nd June


Fiestaval

25th May- 2nd June


Giant Top Trumps Trail

25th May - 9th June


Gruffalo Land

reopening 25th May





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