Nottinghamshire County Council What’s On This Half Term

What’s on this half term | Have-a-go archery | Halloween puppet making | Totally spooky Halloween trail | Adventure holiday club returns| River Dipping and more!

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What’s on this half term!


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Enjoy activities for all the family this half term in Nottinghamshire

Half term is extra spooktacular this Autumn with two full weeks of school holidays from Monday 18 October – Friday 29 October. Take a look at the variety of events below and let’s have some skele-fun!

Young boy playing archery

Have-a-go archery

Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre
Monday 18 October and Tuesday 19 October
£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!

Monday 18 October

Tuesday 19 October

Halloween theme

Halloween puppet making with Inspire

Worksop, Arnold or Newark Library
26/27/28 October
Booking required

Join a free Halloween puppet making at Worksop, Arnold or Newark Library, for families with children aged 3 to 11. Create ghosts, ghouls or monsters on this fun filled interactive course to create a Halloween puppet, before creating your very own puppet show.

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Halloween trail

Totally Spooky Halloween trail!

Rufford Abbey
Monday 11 – Sunday 31 October 2021
£7.95 (concessionary: Under 2s – Free)
Booking is essential

Enjoy a 1km trail through the woods, Find the answer to the puzzles as you go… It’s super fun without having anyone jumping out at you! Totally Spooky is suitable for all ages – it’s fun and spooky, but not scary.

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Child outdoors in Autumn

Adventure Holiday Club

Holme Pierrepont Country Park
Saturday 16 – Sunday 31 October 2021
£40.00 per child per day
Please book in advance

The Adventure Holiday Club is back! Open every day over October Half Term, for all Outdoor Adventure Zone dry activities, including, Sky Trail, Mini Golf and Archery Combat. There will be Halloween specific sessions on 29, 30 and 31 October! PLUS, a spooky trail through the old Segway Woods!

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River dipping

River Dipping at Thoresby

Thoresby Estate
Multiple dates available
£6 per child and 1 FREE accompanying adult with each child ticket purchased
Booking is required

Come and spend 2 hours exploring the River Meden at Thoresby Estate. Let our Notts Outdoors Tutor take you on an immersive trip in the river. See what bugs we can find and just have some fun. Dress for the weather and wear your WELLIES or RIVER SHOES. Bring spare clothes, you never know what might happen in the river.

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Young girl in witch costume in the woods

Witches & Warlocks den building

Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre
Saturday 23 October and Wednesday 27 October
£7.50 (£6 for RSPB Members)
Booking required!

Children are invited to build a den fit for a witch or warlock to cast their spells and make potions in as part of our fun Halloween half term holiday activities.

There will be spine-tingling tales from a storyteller and hot chocolate to see off the shivers. Why not dress up in your favourite scary costume too?

Saturday 23 October

Wednesday 27 October

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