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What's on in Notts Summer Holidays 2024

Updated: 10 hours ago


Summer 2024 is here and it is jam packed with things to do in Nottingham!


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!


This blog post is the BIG one, the bumper summer guide to everything happening in Notts this summer but I will be creating some smaller, more digestible blog posts too. Check out my socials closer to the time for daily guides for every single day of the holidays! Phew!


Please check with the organisers for full details and before travelling. Event details sometimes change and I do not always spot it! Feel free to let me know if you spot errors or if you want your event added on



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Free Council Events and Play Days


NOTTINGHAM CITY

City Locations

From 3rd August

FREE


Old Market Square

17th July - 1st September

10am-10pm

FREE Entry


Hoopla! (for ages 0-4)

Forest Rec

30th July 10-2.30pm

FREE


Bulwell Hall Park

1st August 10-2.30pm

FREE


Melbourne Park, Aspley

6th August 10-2.30pm

FREE


King Edward Park, St Ann's

8th August 10-2.30pm

FREE



BROXTOWE BOROUGH COUNCIL

All Free


Chilwell Inham Nook Rec

Tuesday 30th July 12-4pm


Eastwood Coronation Park

Thursday 1st August 12-4pm


Stapleford Ilkeston Road

Monday 5th August 12-4pm


Kimberley School Field

Thursday 8th August 12-4pm


Beeston Broadgate Park

Monday 12th August 12-4pm



RUSHCLIFFE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday 7th August 10-4pm

FREE



GEDLING BOROUGH COUNCIL
Young makers' workshops and market

27 July, 10am - 4pm

Dance day

3 August, 10am - 4pm


Art to wear (t shirt printing) and canvas art

10 August, 10am-4pm


Scalextric racing and artisan market

17 August, 10am – 4pm


Circus skills workshop, board games and face painting

24 August, 10am – 3pm


Rock ‘N’ Shop

31 August, 10am-2pm



ASHFIELD DISTRICT COUNCIL

Sutton Lawn, Sutton-in-Ashfield

31st July 10.30 - 12.30pm


Kingsway Park, Kirkby in Ashfield

6th August 11 - 2pm


Brierley Forest Park, Huthwaite

8th August 11 - 2pm



NEWARK AND SHERWOOD COUNCIL

Newark Market Place

Weds 7th August - Monday 19th August 10-4pm

FREE



BASSETLAW DISTRICT COUNCIL


THE CANCH, WORKSOP

6 August, 10am-10:45am - Breathing and Mindful Movement Accessible Yoga

6 August, 11a​m-11:45am - Dance Aerobics

13 August, 10am-10:45am - Family Friendly Dance

13 August, lam-11:45am - Breathing and Mindful Movement Accessible Yoga

21 August, 10am-12pm - Western Drumming and Belly Dancing Workshops

29 August, 2pm-2:45pm-Dance Aerobics

29 August, 3pm-3:45pm - Breathing and Mindful Movement Accessible Yoga


RETFORD KINGS' PARK

8 August, 10am-10:45am - Breathing and Mindful Movement Accessible Yoga

8 August, 11am-11:45am - Dance Aerobics

14 August, 2-3pm-Panto in the Park, Alice in Wonderland

15 August, 2pm-2:45pm-Family Friendly Dance

15 August, 3pm-3:45pm - Breathing and Mindful Movement Accessible Yoga

20 August, 2-3pm - Panto in the Park, Pinoccio

22 August, 10am-12pm - Western Drumming and Belly Dancing Workshops

27 August, 2pm-2:45pm-Dance Aerobics

27 August, 3pm-3:45pm-Breathing and Mindful Movement Accessible Yoga

28 August, 2-3pm - Panto in the Park, The Little Mermaid


MANSFIELD DISTRICT COUNCIL

TBC


 


Festivals


The ultimate family friendly festival right here in Notts!

16th-18th August 2024

Holme Pierrepont Country Park

Day tickets £55 adults, £44 children



 


Parks and Walks



Summer Superpower Trail

13th July - 3rd September

£2.50


White Post Wednesdays

24th and 31st July, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th August 10-3pm

£3


Professor Temple Punch and Judy Show

Tuesdays 30th July, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th August 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm

Free


Mini Vintage Funfair

10th, 11th, 13th August




26th - 28th July


3/4th, 10/11th, 17th/18th 24th-26th August

FREE - £15 daily parking fee applies







Daily until 1st September 10.30am-7pm

Various charges apply


Daily

£2





27th July - 1st September

£2


1st August, 13th August, 22nd August




Sherwood Pines

Ongoing all year

Free, activity packs £4



 

National Trust



Summer of Play

27th July - 8th September




Summer of Play

20th July - 2nd September


Festival of Archaeology

28th July 10-4pm

Booking required


Adventure Cinema

9th - 11th August




Summer of Play

20th July - 1st September




1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th August, 10-3pm


8th - 11th August





27th and 28th July

£9 adult, £8 child


1st and 2nd August

£10


3rd and 4th August

£9 adult, £8 child


16th-17th August




 


Farms



Rainbow Stripes

Tues 23rd, 30th July

Tues 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th August

£3


Pride and Pizza

27th July

Free entry


Pirate Day

Weds 31st July

Free Entry


Animal Day

Weds 21st August

Free Entry


Sports Day

Weds 28th August

Free Entry

Stonebridge Arts Festival

Sat 31st August

Free Entry




1st - 31st August

Adults and children over 2 £12.95 advance/£14.95 on the gate

Under 2s £2 advance/ £3 on the gate

Babes in arms free




TBA

TBA

TBA



 


In-store Events



from 20th July -1st September

FREE - booking required




5th, 12th, 26th August

£5


2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th August

£5


31st July, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th August

£5


3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st August

£8



Jungle Park (over 110cm)

26th July-2nd Sep

£3.50


Jungle Park Playground (3+)

26th July-2nd Sep

FREE


Mini Shebang Workshops

Every Wednesday in August

FREE


JOHN LEWIS

TBA

TBA

TBA

WOODTHORPE PARK PLANT CENTRE

TBA

 

Libraries


Summer Reading Challenge

All Libraries

Saturday 6 July – Sunday 1 September

Free. No booking required.


NOTTINGHAM CITY LIBRARIES


Expression Exhibition

Worksop, Newark, Retford and Southwell Libraries –

Saturday 13 July – Sunday 8 September

FREE. No booking required.

 

Expression  Family Workshop
Artist and Author Sessions:

·      Arnold Library – Wednesday 28 August, 10am

·      Bingham Library - Wednesday 28 August,2pm

·      Hucknall Library – Thursday 22 August, 2pm

·      Newark Library – Friday 30 August, 2pm

·      Retford Library – Thursday 29 August, 10am

·      Southwell Library – Friday 30 August, 10am

·      Sutton-in-Ashfield Library – Thursday 22 August, 2pm

·      Worksop Library – Thursday 29 August, 2pm

Artist Only Sessions:

·      Beeston Library – Thursday 1 August, 2pm

·      Kirkby-in-Ashfield Library – Friday 23 August, 10am

·      Mansfield Central Library – Friday 23 August, 10am

·      West Bridgford Library – Thursday 1 August, 10am

Author Only Sessions:

·      Beeston Library – Friday 16 August, 2pm

·      Kirkby-in-Ashfield Library – Saturday 17 August, 10am

·      Mansfield Central Library – Saturday 17 August, 2pm

·      West Bridgford Library – Friday 16 August, 10am

Free. Booking advised. Aimed at ages 7+.



·      Arnold Library – 10 August, 14 September, 12 October, 9 November

·      Balderton Library – 6 August

·      Beeston Library - 13 August,10 September, 8 October, 12 November

·      Bingham Library – 8 August, 12 September, 10 October, 14 November

·      Hucknall Library – 9 August

·      The John Godber Centre (Hucknall) – 13 September, 11 October, 8 November

·      Kirkby-in-Ashfield Library – 1 August, 5 September, 3 October, 7 November

·      Mansfield Central Library – 2 August, 6 September, 4 October, 1 November

·      Newark Library – 3 September, 1 October, 5 November

·      Retford Library – 6 August / 3 September / 1 October / 5 November

·      Southwell Library –  8 August, 12 September, 10 October, 14 November

·      Sutton-in-Ashfield Library – 9 August, 13 September, 11 October, 8 November

·      West Bridgford Library – 15 August, 19 September, 17 October, 21 November

·      Worksop Library – 3 August, 7 September, 12 October, 7 November

·      Worksop Fun Palace – 5 October

Sessions at 10 am -10.45 am or 11.15 am - 12 pm Free. Booking essential.


 

Children’s Illustrator Event - Laura Howell 

·      Bingham Library – Thursday 15 August, 10.30am

·      Newark Library – Thursday 15 August, 2pm

£3 children. Free for accompanying adults. Booking advised. For ages 7 – 11.

 

Children’s Author Event - Kev F’s Comic Art Masterclass

·      West Bridgford Library – Thursday 24 October, 10.30am

·      Beeston Library – Thursday 24 October, 2pm

£3 children. Free for accompanying adults. Booking advised.


 


 


Museums and Galleries



Family Exhibition

Thurs 1st August - Sunday 8th September

FREE


Sat 27 Jul 2024, 12pm

University of Nottingham Museum

Free







30th July - 22nd August

Tues, Weds, Thurs only

FREE



20th July - end of August

FREE


24th July - 31st August

Open Weds - Sat.


Bookable events below:


Make a Worm Farm

25th July

£3 booking essential


Animal Handling

26th July

£3 booking essential


Skateboarding Talk and Board Art (7+)

2nd August

£3 booking essential


Science workshops

7th August

£3 booking essential


Space performers and Science Show

8th August

£3 booking essential


Circus skills and aerial workshops

15th August

£3 booking essential


Bollywood Dance Workshop

21st August

£3 booking essential


Virtual Reality Workshops

22nd and 23rd August

£3 booking essential





7th August (5 sessions)

£5.50


17th August 4pm

£10 Adults, £7.50 Children



NATIONAL CIVIL WAR CENTRE (NEWARK)

Sat 27th July - Sat 31st August

Free entry for Newark and Sherwood Residents

£8 adults, £4 children



Booking Required for all


30th July and 27th August

£3 booking required


Monday 29th July 9.45 am

Monday 5th /12th /19th August  10.45 am

£14


Friday 2nd August 10-12pm £3


Friday 9th August 10-12pm £3


Tuesday 6th August

£4


13th and 20th August

FREE - booking required


Family Activity Trail

Tuesday 13th August 10-12pm

£2


Friday 16th August 10-12pm

£3


Friday 23rd August 10-12pm

£3.50


Friday 30th August 10-12pm

£3



BASSETLAW MUSEUM

TBA

CANALSIDE HERITAGE CENTRE (BEESTON)

TBA

FRAMEWORK KNITTER'S MUSEUM/PARKER'S YARD

TBA

TBA

NOTTINGHAM TRANSPORT HERITAGE CENTRE

TBA



Jamie Brough Pavillion, Hucknall with Dragonfly Crafts

Monday 29th July 10-11.30am

£3.50


Monday 5th August 10-11.30

£3.50


Monday 12th August 10-11.30am

£3.50



 

Indoor Play Special Events


ROBYNS WORLD

Open 5th - 23rd Aug Mon-Fri

£6.50



Friday 19th July and Sunday 11th August

£11.95



Sat 27th July, 10-12pm

£14.50


Friday 2nd August, 3-5pm

Adult - £20 Child - £15


Friday 9th August, 10-11:30am

£12.50


Friday 16th August 10-11.30am

£12.50


Friday 16th August, 4-6pm

£18.50


Friday 23rd August 10-11.30am

£12.50


Friday 30th August 6-8pm

£16




30th and 31st July 9.30am and 12.30pm


Tuesday 6th August 10am and 12.45pm


21st August 9.30am


Summer Sessions

18th, 25th July and 1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th August



 

Sports and Leisure



27th July 2.30-4.30pm

Adults £12, Juniors (5-15) £11, Under 5s free


Monday 29 July | Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Monday 05 August | Dinosaurs

Monday 12 August | Under the Sea

Monday 19 August | Space Adventure

Monday 26 August | Princess & Superhero

Adults £5, under 5s free




Summer Program including Narrow Boat trips, graffiti workshops, under 18s silent disco, critter handling days and live music

29th July - 1st September


Silent Disco

Friday 30th August 7.30-11.30pm

£8.50




 

Baby and Toddler Group Specials


Baby Sparks

Short 3 week block or PAYG

West Bridgford Fridays 2nd, 9th, 16th August

Stapleford Weds 7th, 14th, 21st

Mapperley Thurs 1st, 8th, 15th August

Beeston Fridays 9th, 16th, 23rd August

Ruddington Fridays 9th, 16th, 23rd August



Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th August 10-12pm

£22 for 1 Adult and 1 Child (includes individual picnic lunchbox for children & scone and jam for adults)


Monday 29th July & Monday 12th August 10:30am – 12pm

Children £12, Adults £5, Family of 4 £30


Tuesday 30th July 10am – 12pm

1 Adult 1 Child £20, Family of 4 £40


Tuesday 13th August 10am – 3pm

Prices from £27.50 per child


Drama Tots West Bridgford
Summer Timetable

26th July, 14th, 16th, 20th, 23rd, 30th August



Going on a bear hunt biscuit making

Saturday 27th July


The Very Hungry caterpillar pizza making

Saturday 24th August


Jo Jingles

Teddy Bears Picnic

Sunday 28th July


Zumbini

7th and 8th August


Little Dreamers

5th, 12th, 19th August


Sessions running throughout the summer

Mon, Thurs, Fri


Drumming Special - 20th July

Go Active Falconry Special - 21st July

Felley Ranch Special - 10th August

Beach Party - 24th August

Picnic and Play - 25th August

Pizza fire special - 25th August


Little White Cloud Forest School

Sessions running throughout the summer


Summer Specials

29th, 30th July, 1st, 5th, 6th, 8th, 12th, 13th August


Summer Sessions

Mondays and Thursdays


Summer specials in the last 3 weeks of August


Summer Specials

7th, 14th and 21st August


Summer Sessions

Tuesdays and Thursdays 30th July - 22nd August


 


Theatre



24th-27th July

£15-£35




Workshops and Activities


Friday 16th August

£4


Sat 17th August 10-4pm

£30



MANSFIELD PALACE THEATRE

24th-25th July

£24


30th-31st July

£16




Tuesday 23rd July 2-4pm

£15



NOTTINGHAM CITY LIBRARIES


Thursday 1 August: Bulwell Library 10.30am and Basford Library  2.30pm

Monday 5 August: Strelley Road Library 10.30am and Bilborough Library 2.30pm

Wednesday 7 August: Clifton Library 10.30am and Meadows Library 2.30pm

Monday 12 August: Nottingham Central Library 10.30am and Dales Library 2.30pm

Wednesday 14 August: Hyson Green Library 10.30am and Radford Lenton Library 2.30pm

Monday 19 August: St Ann’s Library 10.30am and Southglade Library 2.30pm

Wednesday 21 August: Wollaton Library 10.30am and 2.30pm

Suitable for all ages, £5.40 per person.



NOTTS COUNTY LIBRARIES

Family Theatre presented by Knotted Hawk Productions (ages 3-8)

·      Arnold Library - Saturday 17 August, 10.30am

·      Beeston Library - Saturday 17 August, 2.30pm

·      West Bridgford Library - Sunday 18 August, 11.30am

·      Southwell Library - Sunday 18 August, 3.30pm

·      Sutton-in-Ashfield Library - Monday 19 August, 10.30am

·      Kirkby-in-Ashfield Library - Monday 19 August, 2.30pm

·      Bingham Library -Tuesday 20 August, 10.30am

·      Newark Library -Tuesday 20 August, 2.30pm

·      Hucknall Library - Wednesday 21 August, 10.30am

·      Mansfield Central Library - Wednesday 21 August, 2.30pm

·      Retford Library - Thursday 22 August, 10.30am

·      Worksop Library - Thursday 22 August, 2.30pm

£3 for library members. £7 for non-library members.

The Greatest Robot Ever is a brand new, rhyming story created by The Knotted Project and Hawk Dance Theatre. This interactive dance theatre show is perfect for children 3-8 years and their grown-ups.



 


Days Out Further Afield



Animal Bricktacular

13th July - 1st September

Included with admission (annual pass with each ticket)



Cbeebies Land 10 year celebrations


Children's tickets for £19 while stocks last



50% off children's tickets while stocks last



50% off children's tickets while stocks last



Children's tickets for £19 while stocks last



29th July - 6th August



12th-16th August


17th-25th August


14th August 2024


20th August




27th-28th July



3rd-11th August


13th August 2024


21sts August


24th-26th August



Summer Fun Fest

Saturdays 20th July - 31st August



GULLIVER'S VALLEY
Summer of Fun

Tickets for £18 or less!


Summer Sparks Spectacular

31st August


NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM

27th July - 31st August








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