Hope you’re having a great first day of the holidays. With no school for the next two weeks you may be thinking that you might be getting bored due to a lack of things to do. Well, you’d be wrong – there’s loads of things happening across the city that you can take part in and they may even be something you can sign off on your OppNotts challenges.
You can bring Nottingham lace to life with giant looms and noisy machines at Nottingham Contemporary. Or why not help Robin Hood at Nottingham Castle and try not to end up in the stocks! Follow the clues to find the missing Easter eggs hidden around the grounds? Find them all to claim a prize! There’s also daily crafts sessions in the morning and a chance to handle objects from medieval times every afternoon. Entry is also cheaper if you take your CityCard! Dinosaurs are on the loose at Wollaton Hall – follow the Dinosaur trail around the Hall museum to see if you can find all of the hidden dinosaurs! Plus, take part in crafty fun where you can create your own dinosaur badge, mask or mini dino! Or, bake your own Easter inspired cakes over the holidays at Green’s Windmill using their own ground flour!
There’s also loads of events happening at your local library like Nottingham Children’s Book Award craft sessions at Hyson Green, Sneinton, Clifton, Bilborough, Radford Lenton, Aspley, Wollaton, Bulwell Riverside, Southglade Park, Meadows, Basford, St Ann’s Valley and Nottingham Central libraries – check the links for the days! And events in your local park: use your detective skills to work your way around Vernon Park, Radford Recreation Ground or The Forest and see how many natural items you can scavenge. Why not join the park rangers at The Forest on a fun and exciting activity and make your very own woodland mobile to take home? Or try an orienteering session at Highfields Park to hunt for Captain Steve’s treasure – follow the clues he’s left to find the great lost treasure, with games and challenges along the way! Back at Highfields again there’s also the chance to hear tales of fabulous fish, mythical mermaids and a host of other weird and wonderful creatures from the deep with Maggie McBride’s Pirate Tales!
With so much going on, you’ll need another break before going back to school in two weeks time! Have a great first week off and enjoy getting out and about in Nottingham!