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Archery and The Wizard of Oz among half-term top picks in Nottinghamshire

Have-a-go archery, immersing the family in the world of the Wizard of Oz and adventure activities are just some of the things included in the county council’s top picks for the May Half Term.

Sherwood Forest Country Park is set to welcome families back to a programme of events, kicking off on Saturday 29 May while ‘Oz – The Immersive Adventure’ begins a two-week run at Rufford Abbey on Wednesday 2 June.

Holme Pierrepont Country Park is also welcoming adventurers back to explore activities including the sky trail, lagoon wipeout, and mini golf – all of which can be enjoyed by children aged eight to 14 while attending the Adventure Holiday Club.

Nottinghamshire’s libraries, managed by Inspire Culture, will also be providing half term fun through a number of online events aimed at children of all ages.

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of the Communities Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “We are delighted that families across Nottinghamshire will be able to attend events at our country parks once more this half term.

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“It is important to remember that while restrictions may have eased, social distancing measures will still be in place, and regular handwashing remains essential to stop the spread of coronavirus.

“Families wishing to attend events across Nottinghamshire this half term can find a full list of activities on our ‘Top Picks for the May Half Term’ page.

“For those hoping to explore the outdoors this half term, our country parks and green spaces offer thousands of acres of opportunities to explore Nottinghamshire.

“Whether you’re attending an event or exploring the outdoors, don’t forget to share your photos with us on social media, making sure to tag #ExploreNotts!”

Featured events for the May Half Term include:

Half Term Family Detective Trail

What will you find in the forest when you head out on Safari? Come along and experience the Family Detective Trail to see what creatures call Sherwood Forest home! Trail sheets cost £2.50, and there’s no need to book!

Wild Family Walk

Join us on a tour through the magical ancient oak forest of Sherwood and get hands-on with nature. Advance booking is essential.

Have-a-go Archery

Where better to hone your archery skills than in the home of Robin Hood? There’s no need to book to put your archery skills to the test.

Tales from the Greenwood

Follow our storyteller around the forest on a 90-minute walk to hear tales of outlaws, exiles and Sherwood Forest’s most legendary inhabitant! The event takes place on three separate days and advance booking is advised.

Adventure Holiday Club

Whether it’s the lagoon Wipeout, sky trail or mini-golf, adventurers aged eight to 14 will have a half term to remember at the Adventure Holiday Club! Priced at £40 per child, per day with packed lunch included.

Oz – The Immersive Adventure

Who doesn’t love The Wizard of Oz? Well now you can travel over the rainbow at Rufford Abbey with this unique immersive experience led by Dorothy herself! The production runs from Wednesday 2 June until Sunday 13 June and booking is essential.

Draw along with Tony de Sualles

Join author and illustrator Tony De Saulles for some FREE half term fun where he will share his illustration secrets and guide your little ones on how to draw a variety of cartoon illustrations! Experience this from the comfort of your own home through zoom, but don’t forget to book!

Family Theatre Online: Curious Investigators

Perfect for children aged four to seven who ask a lot of questions. Investigator Toni needs your help to solve a problem with a home-made marble run, and there’s sure to be some surprising discoveries along the way! Enjoy over zoom, but don’t forget to book.

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