Things to do this weekend, 21st – 23rd February 2014

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Yet another weekend has passed us by and the hum drum nature of the working week has come around again. The only cure we have here to counter the weekday working blues is to prepare for the next weekend! So with that in mind, get planning your activities for the 21st – 23rd February with a little help from us.


Half-Term Family Fun at Nottingham Contemporary

Nottingham Contemporary, the city’s modern art gallery, is hosting a range of half-term activities to guarantee plenty of fun for all the family.

With glove puppet theatre, games, comic strips and goodie bags packed with bits and pieces to inspire their imaginations, they will find plenty to keep them occupied. The bags being handed out are inspired by artists, and will help the children interact with the exhibitions currently on in the Contemporary from Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, and Tala Madani.

There’s also a family-friendly screening by Hayao Miyazakithat and the ‘Cat Bus’, inspired by the same artist. The screening takes place on Saturday 22nd February from 3pm – 4.30 pm.

Please visit the Nottingham Contemporary website for more information.


Superhero Half-Term 2014 at Wheelgate & Twinlake Parks

Most children dream of being the next superhero or emulating their favourite comic strip characters by dressing up. At Wheelgate and Twinlakes Parks, they’re inviting you and your children to take part in their Superhero half-term by wearing your underpants over your trousers! FREE tickets are being given away to people who take part.

From a superhero boot camp to craft workshops, stimulating their creative juices won’t be hard to achieve and they will find plenty to do over the course of a day. You will also be able to meet their own superhero who will be wearing his underpants outside his trousers too!

For more information on this event and more happening across both parks please visit either the Twinlakes or Wheelgate website.


50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 3/4 at Clumber Park

The National Trust is encouraging families to explore the outdoors this half-term and what better way to do it than to spend a day at the glorious Clumber Park! They’re challenging your children to take part in a vast array of activities and complete as many as possible as part of their ’50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 3/4′.

A few examples of things your kids can take part in include:

  • Skimming stones
  • Star Gazing
  • Bird Watching
  • Den building

This isn’t a comprehensive list – there’s plenty more they can enjoy and of course Clumber Park is a great location to explore as a family, even if you just fancy a long walk and want to take in the lake and park land. So be sure to wrap up warm, pack the wellies and spend a day exploring one of Nottinghamshire most beautiful parks as a family and cross things off that list of things to do before they turn 11 3/4!!

For more information on this event please visit our listing or the official Clumber Park website.


Mind is the World Knowing Itself at Bonington Gallery

Mind is the World Knowing Itself is a unique exhibition, hosted by the Bonington Gallery in Nottingham city centre, bringing together works from various artists that form part of a research group at Cardiff School of Art & Design.

Human nature and our experiences take a central role in all the pieces contributed by the artists as they seek to explore some very meaningful questions such as are we able to have visual knowledge of the world around us and how our body can change the way we experience art. There is very much a scientific and and philosophical approach to the exhibition.

For more information on this exhibition and more future events please visit the Bonington Gallery website.


Great War Hidden Treasures at County Hall

Discover some exciting stories and relics from WWI this weekend as part of the nationwide World War One Centenary commemorations and Nottinghamshire’s Trent to Trenches programme. Visit County Hall, West Bridgford this Saturday for a day perfect for families as you explore items brought along for this roadshow of War pieces, hidden from the public eye until now as part of Great War Hidden Treasures. Hear from their owners and the stories on what part their items played in one of the most tragic events in human history. Alternatively you can bring your own items along and share their story.

Items brought along could potentially be included in an exhibition at Nottingham Castle later this year so there is a great incentive to bring items to have their story shared with the county and the country as part of the commemorations.

For more information on future events as part of Trent to Trenches please visit the dedicated section of our website.

Posted on 17 February 2014
Featured author: Tom

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

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