Nottinghamshire County Council What’s On May Half Term Special

What’s On May Half Term Special

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May Half Term Special!


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May Half Term events

Half term is almost upon us…

…so look no further than our events and activities inspiration! Whether it’s exploring nature at Sherwood Forest, learning how to draw a cartoon, or giving your little ones experiences they will never forget at an Adventure Holiday Club, fun for all the family is guaranteed this half term. So, don’t just take our word for it, pick from our featured events below, or explore our full listing on our Top Picks for May Half Term page!

Half Term Family Detective Trail

Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre
Saturday 29 May – Sunday 6 June
£2.50 per trail sheet
No need to book!

What will you find in the forest when you head out on safari? Come along and experience the family detective trail every day of half term between 11am and 3pm!

Find out more

Half Term Detective Trail

Have-a-go archery

Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre
Saturday 29 May – Monday 31 May
£4 for six arrows
No need to book!

Try your hand at being an outlaw by putting your archery skills to the test at the home of Robin Hood! See if you’ve got what it takes!

Find out more

Have a go Archery

Adventure Holiday Club

Holme Pierrepont Country Park
Tuesday 1 June – Friday 4 June
£40 per child per day
Booking required

What will your little adventurers experience this half term? Will it be the lagoon Wipeout, the sky trail, or even mini golf? Children between the ages of eight and 14 can experience all of these plus more at the Adventure Holiday Club!

Book your place

Adventure Holiday Club

Oz – The Immersive Adventure

Rufford Abbey Country Park
Wednesday 2 June – Sunday 13 June
Booking is essential

Immerse yourself in the family favourite ‘The Wizard of Oz’ as you explore outdoor theatre, dance, music and comedy combined with some modern ‘twisters’ along the way. Guided by Dorothy herself, you will be exploring the forest all while enjoying an unforgettable production!

Psst! We hear there’s a chance to win a family ticket to see the show below…!

Book tickets

Oz - The Immersive Adventure

Draw along with Tony de Saulles

Wednesday 2 June
Booking is essential

Join author and illustrator Tony De Saulles for some half term fun where you will find out more about his work as illustrator of the hugely successful Horrible Science books and his Bee Boy series! Plus, Tony will be sharing his illustration secrets through a step-by-step cartoon drawing session!

Book your place

tony de sualles

Family Theatre Online: Curious Investigators

Friday 4 June
£3 per family
Booking is essential

Meet Investigator Toni – she needs your help to solve a problem with a home-made marble run. But watch out – there may be a surprising discovery when you do! Perfect for children aged four to seven who ask a lot of questions!

Book your place

Investigator Toni


WIN a family ticket to see ‘Oz – The Immersive Adventure’ this half term!

Journey over the rainbow to the beautiful woodland of Rufford Abbey, where you will uncover the classic tale of The Wizard of Oz like never before!

How to enter:

For your chance to win a family ticket for two adults and two children to see the production on Thursday 3 June, simply email your name, address and phone number to using the subject line ‘What’s On Oz Competition’

But hurry, you’ve not got long! The closing date for entries is Friday 28 May. Terms and conditions apply. The winner will be chosen and notified on Tuesday 1 June.

Enter now!

Visit country parks

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