This Easter, Nottinghamshire is full of things to do to keep the whole family entertained. Here are our top picks.
From Easter egg hunts, Easter bunnies, nature trails, animal fun and arts and crafts – as well as a host of great indoor activities to save you getting caught in the inevitable April showers – there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Easter Adventure Quest at Bolsover Castle (Saturday 6 April – Sunday 28 April)
Saturday 6 April – Sunday 28 April 2019 | 11am – 4pm
Tickets: Member (Child) – £1.00, Child 5-15 years – £1.00
Join the hunt for dragon eggs on a legendary quest this Easter holiday. Crack the clues as you and your family follow the trail through the gardens and around the Little Castle. Intrepid adventurers who track down the dragon egg will get a certificate and a sticker to prove it, and there’ll be a chocolate treat too!
You can get questing at Bolsover Castle every day of the school holidays. It costs just £1 per child, and there’s no need to book.
*The quest costs £1 per (member and non-member) child in addition to the normal admission price. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday 30 March – Sunday 28 April | 10:30 – 16:00 dairy
£2 per trail sheet
Head to Rufford Abbey and take part in their Magical Spring Trail.
Follow the map through the formal gardens to seek out fun scenes of spring. Easter bunnies, spring flowers in bloom, chicks, spring lambs and lots of colour. Not forgetting your chocolate treat at the end.
Sunday 21 April 2019 | Gates open 11.55am
Tickets from £15
Join Southwell Racecourse for their annual Family Fun Day, in the heart of rural Nottinghamshire, the perfect opportunity to get together with friends and family.
There is lots going on for the kids on the day, with a circus, fairground and Shetland Pony ride to name just a few things that will be there. With it being Easter Sunday, there will Easter eggs here too!! Of course, mums and dads aren’t left out, with exciting racing to enjoy on the track!
Children under 18 go free when accompanied by an adult (*Some exceptions apply). ID may be required.
GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY RUDDINGTON
Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 April 2019 | 10am – 5pm
The National Ice Centre
Under 5s FREE | Juniors £7.50 | Adults £8.50
Hop along to the National Ice Centre Easter Egg-stravaganza for two days of family fun, chocolatey treats, and the chance to meet your favourite furry friends.
This Easter, the National Ice Centre are teaming up with White Post Farm, who will be setting up an Easter petting zoo – including newborn lambs, cute bunnies, and chirping chicks!
There will also be an array of arts and crafts to enjoy, too, such as Easter bonnet making and face painting, as well as fun prizes to be won and Cadbury creme eggs to be had.
Tickets involve access to the rink where you can learn to skate like a pro.
Make sure to keep a lookout for the photographer who will be capturing the celebrations in full swing!
Tuesday 9, Wednesday 10, Wednesday 17, Thursday 18 April 2019 | 10am-12pm
Rushcliffe Country Park
Come and join Rushcliffe Country Park for a morning of seasonal fun!
Build a den among the trees then search along the woodland trail, identify some common Park animals and ‘Crack the Egg Code’ to claim your reward.
£5.00 per child – including chocolate reward
Gloves and suitable clothing for the weather required
Please book and pay in advance at the Ranger’s Office to ensure a place
Cash or cheque (payable to Rushcliffe Borough Council)
All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
Book at the Ranger’s Office: 0115 921 5865 or email email@example.com
Continental Circus Berlin
Wednesday 17 to Monday 22 April
Various times, several shows daily
Tickets from £8 to £36 plus booking fee
Continental Circus Berlin with an amalgamation of brilliant Circus acts, music and real youthful energy, incorporating fantastic performers from all over the world.
In an age where so much entertainment is unreal, made up of special effects, CGI and has a virtual reality, being pre-recorded, multi-tracked, digitally enhanced or in some other way electronically created – the sheer reality of a live show is a breath of fresh air and the feats and skills seen at Continental Circus Berlin are often so amazing that the Circus-goer literally cannot believe their eyes.
Clown Angelo will guide you through this super show which also includes beautiful Aerialist’s, whirlwind jugglers, a laser duo sending laser beams from their fingers and the sensational wheel of death, rotating into the roof of the Big Top. An amazing array of acts twisting an age-old tradition for a modern family audience.
Our motorcycle stunt riding team will be performing the Globe of Steel. The most death-defying act ever completed, watch as the group speed around at up to 70mph, experiencing G-force similar to that of an astronaut. Witness them loop vertically and horizontally while enclosed in a steel sphere.
Saturday 13 April 2019 | 11am – 2pm
Green’s Windmill and Science Centre
Tickets: £4 per child
Keep the kids busy during the Easter break by bringing them along to bake their very own tasty bread in our bread baking workshop!
Booking essential. To book a place for this activity please call 0115 915 6878. We’re running six 30 minute sessions at 11am, 11.30am, midday, 12.30pm, 1pm & 1.30pm.
£4 per child, for ages 3+