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:

Whats on this Easter?

  • Fun and Feasts: Easter Holiday Family Fun, National Civil War Centre, Saturday 1 to Monday 17 April.  Come and hear Cromwell’s BFF Edmund Ludlow tell how the same man that banned Christmas also loved a good custard pie fight. If that all sounds too messy then why not dice with death and learn what games Civil War soldiers played before they went into battle. FREE with standard admission.
  • Robin Hood Easter Extravaganza, Palace Theatre, Fri 7 April (3pm & 7pm), Sat 8 April (3pm). Starring Gareth Gates and Graham Cole! Will Robin Hood seize the day and win the hand of his fair Maid Marion? All will be revealed in an all-singing, all-dancing roller-coaster ride! With Zippy and George as the merry men!
  • Stories in the Park, Sconce and Devon Park (April 14, 2pm - 3:30pm) Vicar Water (April 15, 2pm - 3:30pm). Join storytellers for a guided fairy and goblin walk around the park.
  • Easter Egg Trail, Sconce and Devon Park, April 16, 2 - 4pm. Find the clues hidden around the park to solve the puzzle to receive a free chocolate egg. 

Let's get Active!

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

Robin Hood Easter Extravaganza, Newark Palace Theatre, Fri 7 April (3pm and 7pm), Sat 8 April (3pm)

Don't miss the fun and frolics of the Easter Extravaganza starring Gareth Gates, Graham Cole and Zippy and George as the merry men! 

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


Music and Dance Sessions at Newark Academy starting from 22 April, every Saturday in term time.

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

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