Keep the kids amused: Half term activities in Nottingham
Wondering how to fill those long half term days with the kids at home?
Check out our handy guide to family friendly activities in and around Nottingham...
Free craft workshops will be held from Monday to Thursday between 11am and 3pm, offering the chance to make dancing lion and dragon carnival puppets as well as colourful face masks to take home.
The carnival week will end on Friday 22 February with 'Hands on Music' when children have a great opportunity to learn how to play the steel drums.
The session is suitable for children aged four and over and costs £1. Booking is essential.
Contact the museum on 0115 907 1141 or visit their website.
The horse trekking centre is offering a "teddy dressage" day on Tuesday February 19 between 10am and 3pm.
Participants should go dressed as their favourite teddy bear. They can have a teddy dressage lesson and have the chance to win rosettes and teddy bear themed prizes. The days costs £30 per child and a deposit of £10 is required. Telephone 01909 725251 or 07584 031911 to book or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lakeside Arts Centre - workshops for young people
The Lakeside Arts Centre is running a number of workshops for young people over the half term break. The workshops include making drawings from graphite for 7-11 year olds, making pigments from natural sources for teenagers and a technical theatre workshop for 13-16 year olds.
Pirate Adventure, Galleries of Justice
Until February 24
Enjoy a brand new actor-led tour revealing Nottingham's horrible history through the eyes of pirates Captain Callico Jack and Anne Bonny. You can also get hands-on with entertainment including object handling and craft activities.
Adults £9.50, kids £7.50, family £25.50.
Ishraqah Festival of Middle Eastern Arts and Culture, New Art Exchange, Gregory Boulevard
Smashing family event featuring an award-winning Egyptian band, a Guinness world record-holding tanoura dancer, Arabian Nights-inspired story-telling, belly dancing, henna tattooing, jewellery making, face painting, and a presentation by the first all-female photographic collective to emerge from the Middle East. Expert chefs will also be running a meze platter where you'll be able to enjoy dishes including falafel, kibbeh, wara' enab and freshly made three-mint tea.
February Half-term Family Fun, City of Caves, Broadmarsh Centre
Until February 24.
Explore this amazing underground venue with Archie and Annie the archaeologists and use the leaflet to discover some lost treasure and claim a prize. Enjoy this fascinating actor-led tour every day from 10.30am-4pm, with a chance to see famous old Nottingham landmarks like Drury Hill and Narrow Marsh. Adults £6.50, kids £5.50, family £17.50.
Snowdrop Festival, Hodsock Priory, near Worksop
Until March 3.
Lots of family fun in store this year, with 12 acres of snowdrop-covered woodland, five acres of formal gardens and the new Snowdrop Village serving tea and great gifts. Don't miss the free tours and the Food and Country Show at weekends. Adults £5, kids £1.
Nature Week at Half-term, Stonebridge City Farm, St Ann's
Saturday till February 24.
Join in daily activities including making bird-feeders, bug houses, biodegradable plant pots, seed sowing and lots more. Free.
Clumber Mud Gang, Clumber Park
Saturday till February 24, 11am-3pm.
Enjoy your very own mud adventure, with a host of messy activities and experiences including mud sculptures and splish-splosh trails. Bring your wellies and waterproofs. Free
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