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We have a varied programme of family activities taking place throughout the autumn and winter.
With gymnastics, active trampolining, swimming, active dribblers football, active go karting and youth fitness in the junior gym, to name a few, plus the fantastic school holiday programmes, there’s something to suit children of all ages.
Download the timetable for your preferred leisure centre for the latest children's activities.
At our leisure centres we have an extensive range of fantastic parties for children of all ages and interests.
Please contacts the centre of your choice for more information about parties.
October Half Term programmes from our leisure centres
Thursday 30 October 1pm -6pm
We are holding a Halloween fun day run in partnership with Newark Play Support group with activities including bouncy castles, trampolines, drumming, juggling and a lantern and mask making workshop.
There will be Halloween story telling in Rumbles Café at 5pm by the award winning Nicky Rafferty. The story telling will include a short lantern walk around the park
All FREE please come along and join in the fun!
Wednesday 29 October 4-8pm
At Vicar Water Country Park. Free admittance.
Halloween themed activities, fancy dress, lantern competition, ghost stories, lantern walk, spooky trail and more.
Hosted by Clipstone Colliery Regeneration Group.
Friday 24 October 6-7.30pm at Sherwood Forest
Join Lee Roberts and the Haunted Events UK team who have been given exclusive access to parts of the forest for you to go on a ghost hunt where you become the investigator.
What will you find as you go on a ghostly adventure for children in the mysterious surroundings of Sherwood Forest?
Children £6, adults £3, under 2s free
Friday 31 October 12-4pm at The Workhouse, Southwell
Come and listen, if you dare, to spooky tales told by Workhouse characters in this atmospheric setting.
Friday 24 October 9pm-2am at Sherwood Forest
Searching out paranormal activities within the confines of the visitor centre and delving in the deep historical secrets of Medieval Sherwood Forest and life around the famous Major Oak.
£39 per person. Tickets available from Haunted Events
Wednesday 29 October, 11am onwards, with the walk 2.30 - 4pm at Sherwood Forest
Take a walk on the wild side with falconer Chris Miller and his birds. A chance to get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures and learn some fascinating facts. Pre-booking essential, call 01623 823202.
Sorry no dogs. Maximum distance 1.5 miles.
Adults £5, Children £2.50, Car parking charge applies.
Friday 31 October 7.30pm
Are you brave enough to join one of our famous Sherwood Forest Halloween walks? Venture into the dark forest for a ghoulish experience but be prepared - who knows what you might meet! Bring a small torch to light your way, and dress to spook (don't forget to wrap up warm underneath though, and sorry but you'll have to leave dogs at home).
The Forest Table will be serving hot drinks and snacks during the evening.
Friday 31 October 7pm at Southwell Library
Join us if you dare as the Southwell Theatre Group and community players put on a trio of spooky, thought-provoking plays. £5 per person.
25 October - 2 November 10.30am - 4.30pm at Rufford Abbey
Buy a trail leaflet (on sale from Rufford Tourist Information Centre), and use the clues to search for spooky creatures hidden in the park. Solve the clues to finish the trail and a sweet treat awaits you!
Friday 31 October and Saturday 1 November at White Post Farm
A family friendly Eerie Evening with owls, tractor and trailer ride, curtain maze, haunted barn, Poi dancers, bar, disco and street performers.
The event on 31 October is suitable for all ages. The event on 1 November is the Extreme Eerie Evening and is recommended for over 12s only. All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Call 01623 882977 to book.
Saturday 18 October - Sunday 2 November at Wheelgate Park
Robin Hood's Wheelgate Park offers a wicked supernatural blend at Halloween... with unique family spine-tingling attractions, the staff have grown ten thousand free pumpkins for you to carve with magnificent prizes, wicked workshops, creepy competitions, trick and treat and for a little scare check out our new scare zones... All your fear is here...!
NEW join Grizelda the friendly witch for some witch cackling fun activities including broom flying master classes and little monster scare training.
Experience live horror with creepy characters and eerie entertainment! Beware of the scary ghosts and ghouls. Encounter Creepy Critters with scuttling beetles, stinging scorpions, hairy tarantulas and twisted creatures. Dare you brave the dark and deadly corners, as the wicked park comes alive?
Thursday 30 October 10am-4pm
Commercial Street Dance workshop.
£19 or £15 for Palace Pals.
3 shows for £10 for Palace Pals!
See Liang and the Magic Paintbrush (29 Oct), The Magic Porridge Pot and Other Tasty Tales (17 Feb) and Red Riding Hood (11 April) all for just £10 (£7 each when booked individually).
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