Things to do during half term, 25th – 31st May 2015

Tropical Butterfly House

May has spoiled us with two bank holidays and now half-term. Fortunately, there’s plenty happening this week if you want to keep the kids happy so read below for some ideas and inspiration for things to do in Nottinghamshire. Make sure you’re following us on Twitter and Facebook for more news and updates.

Half-term activities at Stonebridge City Farm

Every day this week, the kids can enjoy a different activity at Stonebridge City Farm as they get up-close with the animals and enjoy a wide range of crafts and workshops.

Whether they enjoy bouncy slides, face painting, a spot of gardening, meeting the animals or learning how sheep’s wool is made into clothing, there’s something for everyone on this unique urban farm. For more details, please visit the Stonebridge City Farm website.

Half-term activities at Creswell Crags

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The gorge at Creswell Crags.

Located in the beauty of rural north Nottinghamshire, Creswell Crags is stacked with learning opportunities and the chance to experience the great outdoors. This week, the little ones can discover how to build a bug hotel on 27th & 28th May, and see how to survive as a Neanderthal would have in the Ice Age on Sunday 31st May in a special survival skills workshop. While you’re there, explore the ice age caves and walk around the serene lake in the gorge.

For more details, please visit the Creswell Crags website.


Half-term fun at the National Video Game Arcade

With a selection of pop-up sessions, including a chance for kids to create their very own video game, it’s little wonder why the National Video Game Arcade in Nottingham’s Creative Quarter is one of the top places to visit this week.

Enjoy special Minecraft tournaments and learn how to make your own video game in a series of FREE taster sessions. You can also explore the exhibitions and take part in plenty more creative and fun workshops.

For more details please visit the website.

Enchanted Fairy Forest at The Tropical Butterfly House (please note the postcode for this attraction is S25 4EQ)

Back by popular demand, visitors to The Tropical Butterfly House this half-term can enjoy an Enchanted Fairy Forest complete with pixie dwellings, dragons and fairy hideaways. As well as enjoying the magic, visitors can experience close-up encounters with the animals, including meerkats, lemurs, owls and many exotic creatures. Afterwards you can take part in a range of crafts and activities and explore the adventure playground and wet play area. For more details, please visit the website.

Lazy Daisy Afternoon Tea at Wollaton Hall

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Wollaton Hall, image credit Marzia Falcone

New for 2015, enjoy a quintessentially English experience in one of the finest buildings in the county as afternoon tea comes to Wollaton Hall every Sunday throughout the year.

Your afternoon tea experience includes tea or coffee, a selection of sandwiches, savoury scones, jam and cream scones and some homemade cakes and fancies. Prices are £15 for adults and £6 for a small child’s afternoon tea. Service is between 12pm – 4pm. For more details, please visit the website.

For even more things to do this May half-term, visit our what’s on page.

Posted on 26 May 2015
Featured author: Tom

Nottingham lad who’s a proud Notts County fan, cheese fiend, chocaholic and loves travelling and music.

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