Get out and about in the fresh air!

If you are in need of a breath of fresh air and an energising walk in the countryside during the Easter holidays take a stroll around one of our local country parks.

The Woodland Trust's Nature Detectives website offers lots of ideas for pulling on your wellies, rolling up your sleeves and getting outside. You can have fun with boredom-busting spring-time holiday activities, find out about nature's signs of spring, make the most of local woods, look for animal tracks, explore, smell and splash around your local park.

Other country parks and gardens to visit locally include:

Let's get Active!

Our leisure centres run special activities to keep children happy and healthy during school holidays.

Palace Theatre, Newark

Our spring brochure is now out!

Box Office 01636 655755

Spring in our Parks

Watch this space for new spring-time activities coming to our parks for half term.

Stories in the Park

Sconce and Devon Park

Friday 14 April (Good Friday) starting at Rumbles, 2pm

Join storytellers for a guided fairy and goblin walk around the park.

Fairy walk at Sconce and Devon Park on Friday 14 April from 2pm

Art and Craft in the Park

Sat 18 March - celebrate spring in the park by making a cute Easter chick

Rumbles Cafe 11am to 1pm

Please book a place with ranger Natilee on 07800 546 930 or email

Make an Easter Chick, Rumbles Cafe Sat 18 March 11am to 1pm

Kid's Crafts 

Join in some Wednesday fun at Sherwood Forest Arts and Crafts Centre during the school holidays. There is a small charge for each activity and not all activities will be available every session.

Activities include:

  • Painting
  • Sewing
  • Bath bomb making
  • Paper craft
  • Jewellery making 

Dates include:

  • April 5, 12
  • July 26
  • August 9, 16, 23 and 30
  • October 25

Events around the district

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