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WHEEE! returns so whiz down to Lakeside!

WHEEE! International Children’s Theatre And Dance Festival returns to Lakeside at the University of Nottingham at the end of May – just in time for half term. They’ve got loads of shows in the theatre, a brand new luminarium (a maze-cum-space for you to explore) and a free Family Weekend in Highfields Park! You’ll struggle not to be entertained and amazed!

Here’s what they’ve got lined up: Architects of Air’s amazing ‘Katena’ luminarium, theatre shows like Snow White, dance from The Nodines, Doodle Dance Show and Aracaladanza (who will have come all the way from Spain!) and hands-on history with Roman Playtime.

Plus the fantastic Free Family Fun Weekend!! And who doesn’t love something that’s free! This year the Family Fun Weekend is all about invention. If you want to get into the swing of things early, head over to Lakeside’s inventor’s lab and share your big ideas with them using #wheee16! You can also download the Wheee!-flet here. Plus, there’s a competition…

Competition Time

This year Lakeside have also teamed up with Nature Detectives from the Woodland Trust to offer you two great prizes. They inspire children to discover wildlife, woods and trees. After all, children who love nature become adults who love nature too. Find out more here or come and see them at Wheee!, where they’ll be hosting the lots of tree related family activities – including creating your very own leaf for our ever growing tree.

Send your entries to us at or share on social media @LakesideArts #wheee16. Closing date: 30 May 2016

Under 7s – win this Nature Detectives Jigsaw

We love being nestled in Highfields Park and looking out onto the Lake and seeing all the beautiful trees around us. But we’re not the only ones nestled here. Trees are home to all sorts of tiny critters – some live there all the time and some just stop by to visit.

What 5 critters can you see hiding in this tree?

Over 7s – Win this Den Building Kit 

Some say that trees are nature’s greatest invention. For David Jones trees held great significance and he took inspiration from trees for a lot of his artwork.

Using trees as inspiration – invent your dream treehouse and share your design with us.


Good Luck!


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