Let's get Active!
Our leisure centres are running lots of activities over the school holidays.
February half-term fun at Vicar Water and Sconce and Devon
Visit the brand new 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.
Nest Box Building in Sherwood Forest
Tuesday 19 February 11am to 2pm
Drop into Sherwood Forest during National Nest Box Week and make a nest box for the feathered friends in your garden.
Join the RSPB's friendly team who will help you build your own nest box to take home.
You’ll also have the chance to join free guided bird walks at 12 and 1 o’clock, to learn about the residents your new bird box could soon have.
£8 per nest box, or £6.40 for RSPB Members. Suitable for children, however they must be accompanied by an adult.
Snow White, Rose Red and Bear Brown
Newark Palace Theatre on Saturday 16 February at 2.30pm
Snow White and Rose Red, sisters, twins, and best friends have lived in the forest since they were babes in the wood.
Not as worldly wise as their mother would have liked, they are nonetheless kind, caring and sometimes a little over-enthusiastic in their deeds! When their quiet life is interrupted by a friendly bear, a new chapter begins. But why has the bear chosen them as playfellows? Why is there sadness in his eyes? And who on earth is that rude little man with a ridiculously long beard that they keep bumping into?
All questions will be untangled in this new show from the Woods of Widdershins, using puppets, storytelling, original music and a fantastical fairytale forest. Suitable for age 4+
Fairy and Woodland Sprite Trail at Thoresby Park
Sat 16 February to Sun 24 February, 10am to 4pm
Come and explore the mystical pathways and venture through the magical woodland and find out where all the woodland creatures live.
Discover your very own fairy or sprite name whilst on the trail too.
£2 per trail with a collector's box included
Newark YMCA holiday camps
Join the YMCA's newest holiday day camps at Newark Academy.
Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February 8am to 5pm
At Newark Camp, all children get to take part in a variety of exciting group activities over the course of a week, including sports (football, basketball, cricket, hockey), camp games (dodgeball, Ultimate Frisbee, scatterball, Danish longball), swimming, arts and crafts, and board games!
For children aged 5 to 12 years old
Enchanted Fairy Trail at Rufford Abbey
Saturday 9 February to Sunday 24 February 10.30am to 4pm
Put on your fairy wings and follow the trail around Rufford Abbey's Enchanted Forest to discover a world of mystery.
Hunt down the enchanted miniature houses, find the king and queen of the fairies, walk through wonky archways to find the resident dragon and tell your secrets to rainbow sunbeam wishing fairy.
£2 per person
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:
Newark junior parkrun
Newark junior parkrun 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 Sconce and Devon Park and it is FREE to join in and take part.
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.
Events around the district
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