Newark and Sherwood Forest School
Join our friendly park rangers for forest school at Sconce and Devon Park and Vicar Water Country Park in Clipstone.
Undercover at the National Civil War Centre!
Saturday 15 February to Sunday 23 February
10am to 5pm
Become a sneaky scribe this February half term at the National Civil War Centre’s family activities!
Learn all about the 17th century art of hiding secret messages in books and letters at our Smuggled Pamphlets and Dangerous Books craft sessions and meet Elizabeth Lilburne, a feisty female who was so daring that she smuggled political pamphlets even while pregnant!
Let's get Active!
Our leisure centres are running lots of activities over the school holidays.
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 school holidays take a stroll around one of our local country parks.
Other country parks and gardens to visit locally include:
Visit the RSPB Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and find out about the legend of Robin Hood and the ecology and wildlife of Sherwood Forest. Call in the nearby Sherwood Forest Arts and Craft Centre to browse the studio's and watch crafters and painters in action. The arts and craft centre offers children's activities each Wednesday during school holidays.
Newark junior parkrun
Newark junior parkrun is for juniors (4 to 14 year olds). How about trying one of the weekly junior 2k parkrun events?
It is held every Sunday at 9am at Sconce and Devon Park and it is FREE to join.
The aim is to have fun. Please come along and join in whatever your pace. It's very friendly!
Every week parkrunners grab a post parkrun drink in Rumbles Café - please come and join us.
Dukeries junior parkrun
The Dukeries junior parkrun in Ollerton is for juniors (4-14 year olds). How about trying one of the weekly junior 2k parkrun events?
It is held every Sunday at 9am at the Dukeries Leisure Centre, Ollerton and it is FREE to join in.
The aim is to have fun. Please come along and join in whatever your pace! It's very friendly!
Please register before your first visit and bring a printed copy of your barcode.
Family and friends can get involved by becoming a parkrun volunteer.
Events around the district
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