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The long Summer holidays are here and you've got weeks to fill until the kids go back to school.  We've got all the information about what's happening around Nottinghamshire this Summer during the school holidays, including festivals, live entertainment, creative things to do and family events and activities.  We will also have all the information about special offers at your local restaurants and bars. 

Stay in Nottinghamshire during the Summer holidays and enjoy everything this beautiful County has to offer.

Some of the following venues have lots of different events planned during the Summer Holidays.  Please click on an individual venue to find out everything that's  happening there over the coming weeks.

There are plenty of events that are held daily across the Summer holidays - here are some ideas for you ...

Events that are taking place throughout the Summer:


13th July to 3rd September: 
Nottingham Beach in the Market Square
29th July to 3rd SeptemberSummer Holiday Family Fun at National Civil War Centre
1st July to 29th October:   Dinosaurs of China at Wollaton Hall
22nd July to 3rd September:  The Beeston Beach
31st July to 6th Aug:  Robin Hood Festival at Sherwood Forest
1st to 31st August:  Once Upon a Time at Nottingham Castle
1st to 31st August:  Treasure and Trinkets Trail at Newstead Abbey

1st August to 2nd September 2017:  Taster Sessions for 5-7 year olds at Nottingham
                                                               Climbing Centre.  1 hour's duration.  £7 per child.

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One-off Events:

14th to 18th August: 
Worksop by the Sea - the Old Market Square, Worksop.  Grab
                                     your swimming costumes and head to Worksop, where the
                                     Market Square will be covered with sand, adorned by deckchairs
                                     and there will be lots of fun activities.


14th August:
Summer of Sport at Clumber Park. This FREE event offers you the chance
                       to have a go at loads of different sports, including archery, hockey and
                       skipping.  Booking not required.  Free event but normal admission applies.


15th August: 
Dinosaur Orienteering at the Forest Recreation Ground, Nottingham.
                        1pm to 3pm.  No need to book.  Meet at the Pirate Ship play area.

15th August:   FREE Family Fun Day at the Robert Shaw Playing Field, Leen Valley
                         Suitable for the whole family.  Bring a picnic!  11am to 2

15th August:   FREE Family Fun Day at Chediston Park in Basford.  11am to 2pm.
                         Parachute games, team games and music.  Bring a picnic

15th August:  Junior Activity Day at Nottingham Climbing Centre

15th August:   Outdoor Theatre - Twelfth Night at Wollaton Hall

15th August:   FREE Family  Fun Day at the Archbishop's Palace in Southwell.
                         Join Robin Hood and his merry outlaws on a jolly medieval day.
                         Free entry. No booking required.  Lots to see and do.


16th August: 
Superhero Day at White Post Farm

16th August:  Junior Activity Day at Nottingham Climbing Centre

16th August: 
Kids Crafts at Sherwood Forest Arts and Craft Centre, Edwinstowe.
                       
Small charge for activities.  Painting, drawing, sewing, circus skills.

16th August:   Gawthorne Street Park Fun Afternoon.  1pm to 3pm.  FREE. 
                         Launch of new play equipment.  Arts and crafts, smoothie bike, stalls,
                         free refreshments.


16th and 17th August:  City Arts Mas Camp

17th August: 
Dog Safety for Kids at Mansfield Museum
17th August:  Petri Dish Puzzles at Green's Windmill

17th August:  Children's Butterfly Hunt at Sherwood Forest.  10.30am to 12.  £2.50.
                        Pre-booking essential.

18th August:  Meet a Guide Dog Day at Mansfield Museum
18th August:  Northanger Abbey Outdoor Theatre at Newstead Abbey
18th August:  British Horological Institute Open Day.  11am to 3.00 pm.
18th August:  Summer of Fun -  Drumming Workshop, Southwell.  12noon.  FREE.

19th August:  FREE Family Fun Day at Chediston Park in Basford.  Suitable for the
                        whole family.  Don't forget your picnic!  11.30 am to 1.30 pm.

19th August:  FREE Outdoor Film at Rufford Abbey.  Enjoy the outdoor film experience
                        and see Toy Story for free today.  The show starts at 2pm and you can just
                        turn up.  No booking required.  (Car parking charges apply).

19th August:  AGE UK Notts Adventure Golf Competition at Highfields Park.

19th and 20th Aug:  Gloworm Festival at Clumber ParkFamily Fun Festival.
19th August:  Double Chocolate Cookies at Green's Windmill

19th August:  Gone but not Forgotten: the Black Boy Hotel Exhibition at
                        Nottingham
Industrial Museum


20th August:  The Emperor's New Clothes Outdoor Theatre at Newstead Abbey
20th August:  Nottingham Carnival at the Victoria Embankment in Nottingham.

20th August:   Fun Dog Show at Notts Hospice.  Prizes, stalls, cakes, refreshments
                         and live music. £1 admission for adults and 50p for children. 
                         10am to 4pm.  384 Woodborough Road NG3 4JF

20th August:  NGS Summer Spectacular at the University of Nottingham.

20th August:  Gone but not Forgotten: the Black Boy Hotel Exhibition at
                        Nottingham
Industrial Museum


20th August:  Brass Bands in Newark Castle

21st August: 
Andy's Dino Day at Wollaton Hall

22nd to 24th August:  Be a Dinosaur Detective at Lakeside Arts

22nd August:  Mansfield Summer Festival at Carr Lane Park

22nd August:  Dinosaur Orienteering at Woodthorpe Park, Nottingham.  FREE.
                         No need to book. 1pm to 3pm.  Meet in front of the Grange.

22nd August:  Picnic in the Park at Victoria Embankment.  Enjoy fun, games and play
                         sports. Bring a picnic and a teddy!  11am to 3pm.  Meet at the park next
                         to the paddling pool.

22nd August:  FREE Family Fun Day Nelson Park (Crabtree Park) in Bulwell.
                         Suitable for the whole family.  Bring a picnic!  12 noon to 3pm.

24th August:  Salt Dough Modelling at Green's Windmill
24th August:  Outdoor Film Screening - Moulin Rouge at Wollaton Hall

25th August:  Summer of Fun - Circus Skills Workshop, Southwell.  12noon.  FREE

26th August:   Cupcake Baking at Green's Windmill
26th August:   Outdoor Film Screening - Jurassic Park at Wollaton Hall

26th August:  Gone but not Forgotten: the Black Boy Hotel Exhibition at
                        Nottingham
Industrial Museum

26th August:  Traditional Bobbin Lace Demonstrations at Nottingham Industrial Museum


26th to 28th August:  The Big Bake at Newstead Abbey.

27th August:   Outdoor Film Screening - The Dark Knight Rises at Wollaton Hall
27th August:  Brass Explosion at Newark Castle

28th August:   Outdoor Film Screening - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at Wollaton Park


29th August:   Dinosaur Orienteering at Bilborough Park, Nottingham.  FREE.
                         No need to book.  1pm to 3pm.  Meet near the Leisure Centre.

29th August:   Picnic in the Park at Lenton Abbey Park, Nottingham.  Enjoy fun, games
                         and play sports.  Bring a picnic and a teddy!  11am to 3pm.

31st August:  Access for All at Wollaton Hall (relaxed visits)


1st September:  Peter Pan - Outdoor Theatre at Nottingham Castle
1st September:  Outdoor Theatre - Pride & Prejudice at Wollaton Hall
1st September:  Summer of Fun - Inflatable Fun Day, Southwell.  12noon. FREE

2nd September:  Mini Pizza Making at Green's Windmill

3rd September: Dino Club Day at Wollaton Hall
3rd September:  Vicar Water Fun Day.  Lunchtime onwards.  Music, stalls, refreshments,
                             free activities for kids. 

9th and 10th September:  Heritage Open Days at Nottingham Castle and Newstead
                                            Abbey with free entry and lots of family activities


8th to 10th September:  Nottingham MELA, with free events at the New Art Exchange
                                         and Nottingham Castle, including live music, theatre, dance,
                                         food and family fun.





Each of the following listings shows the venues direct email, web address and telephone number.  The card holder discount section details the general discount they may offer, click on this to view their entry and check the terms of the offer.  The event the venue is putting on for Summer Holiday Events & Activities is shown under Event, please click this to view the Summer Holiday Events & Activities event details.
Events in Mansfield
Events in Mansfield
mansfield
NG18 1HX
Event : 28th July, 9th Aug, 22nd Aug 2017: Summer Festival
Contact details
T: 01623 463073 / 3733
E: towncentreadmin@mansfield.gov.uk
Events in Newark
Events in Newark
Newark TIC
The Gilstrap Centre
Castlegate
NG24 1BG
Event : Summer Events at Civil War Centre
Contact details
T: 01636 655765
E: newarktic@nsdc.info
Events in Nottinghamshire
Events in Nottinghamshire
Sherwood
NG5 2GA
Event : 20th Aug 2017: Nottingham Carnival
Contact details
T: 0115 9245400
E: info@thingstodoguide.co.uk
Greens Mill & Science Centre
Greens Mill & Science Centre
Windmill Lane
Sneinton
Nottingham
NG2 4QB
Event : Summer Events 2017
Contact details
T: 0115 915 6878
E: greensmill@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Lakeside Arts Centre
Lakeside Arts Centre
University Park
Nottingham
NG7 2RD
Event : Dinosaurs of China 2017
Contact details
T: 0115 846 7777
E: lakeside-marketing@nottingham.ac.uk
W: www.lakesidearts.org.uk
Langar Karting and Quad Centre (One4All)
Langar Karting and Quad Centre (One4All)
South Hanger, Langar Airport
Harby Road
Langar
NG13 9HY
Event : Kids' Quad Biking
Contact details
T: 01949 861155
E: enquiries@one4allgroup.com
W: www.kartingnottingham.co.uk
Card holder discounts
Things to do card accepted10% discount
Click here for more information
Lost City Adventure Golf
Lost City Adventure Golf
The Corner House
Burton Street
Nottingham
NG1 4DB
Event : Indoor Adventure Golf
Contact details
T: 0115 9859455
E: info@lostcityadventuregolf.com
W: http://www.lostcityadventuregolf.com
Card holder discounts
Things to do card accepted20% off admission
Click here for more information
Mercure Nottingham
Mercure Nottingham
George Street
Lace Market
Nottingham
NG1 3BP
Event : Special Offers
Contact details
T: 0115 9599777
E: stay@mercurenottingham.com
W: www.mercurenottingham.com
Card holder discounts
Things to do card acceptedFriday Feeling Offer
Click here for more information
National Justice Museum
National Justice Museum
High Pavement
The Lace Market
Nottingham
NG1 1HN
Event : Family Activities
Contact details
T: 0115 952 0555
E: info@nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk
W: www.nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk
Card holder discounts
Things to do card accepted20% off admission, for up to 6 people
Click here for more information
Newstead Abbey
Newstead Abbey
Newstead Abbey Park
Historic House & Gardens
Nottingham
NG15 8NA
Event : Summer Events 2017
Contact details
T: 01623 455900
E: newstead.abbey@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Nottingham Castle
Nottingham Castle
Lenton Road
Lenton Road
Nottingham
NG1 6EL
Event : July and August 2017: Outdoor Theatre
Contact details
T: 0115 876 1400
E: nottingham.castle@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
W: www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/nottinghamcastle
Nottingham Climbing Centre
Nottingham Climbing Centre
The Old Pool
212 Noel Street
New Basford
NG7 6AT
Event : Summer Climbing Sessions 2017
Contact details
T: 0115 9988233
E: info@nottingham-climbing.co.uk
W: http://www.nottingham-climbing.co.uk
Card holder discounts
Things to do card acceptedFREE Lifetime Membership
Click here for more information
Nottingham's Market Square
Nottingham's Market Square
City Centre
Nottingham
NG1 1AA
Event : 13th July to 3rd Sept 2017: Nottingham Beach
Contact details
T: 0115 915 5555
E: paul.morgan@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Card holder discounts
Things to do card acceptedThis is a free venue
Click here for more information
Pureland Meditation Centre and Japanese Garden
Pureland Meditation Centre and Japanese Garden
North Clifton
Nr Newark
NG23 7AT
Event : The Japanese Garden
Contact details
T: 01777 228567
E: info@thingstodoguide.co.uk
W: www.buddhamaitreya.co.uk
Card holder discounts
Things to do card accepted10% off admission price
Click here for more information
Sundown Adventureland
Sundown Adventureland
Trewell Road
Rampton
Nr Retford
DN22 0HX
Event : Fun for the Whole Family
Contact details
T: 01777 248274
E: info@sundownadventureland.co.uk
W: www.sundownadventureland.co.uk/
White Post Farm
White Post Farm
Mansfield Road
Farnsfield
NG22 8HL
Event : Special Events 2017
Contact details
T: 01623 882977
E: hello@whitepostfarm.co.uk
W: http://www.whitepostfarm.co.uk/
Card holder discounts
Things to do card accepted20% off admission
Click here for more information
Wollaton Hall and Park
Wollaton Hall and Park
Wollaton
Nottingham
Nottingham
NG8 2AE
Event : Summer 2017: Outdoor Film Screenings
Contact details
T: 0115 8763100
E: wollaton.hall@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
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