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Holidays Activities

Summer is here!

If you are looking for things to do in Nottingham this Summer, this is the place to find them!

This webpage is packed with information about events and activities across the city, designed to keep children and families happy throughout these holidays. Take a look what is going on in your local area.

In Nottingham City, Summer Holidays run from Thursday 28th July until Friday 2nd September. The school term starts on Monday 5nd September.

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FREE Fun and Food this Summer

Support is available for FREE Fun and Food this Summer ‐ both for families receiving Free School Meals and families in receipt of council tax support.

Children can enjoy free activities and food at holiday clubs across the city.


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Libraries Summer Holiday Fun!
Join us in August for lots of different activities across our libraries. There’s something for everyone ‐ fun and magic with Geoffrey Jumper, puppetry theatre, comic masterclass, crafts, LEGO and more…

Click here to see all Libraries’ Summer Activities


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Green’s Mill ‐ Holiday Fun

At our Holiday Fun sessions, you can learn to bake Biscuits, Bread, Scones, Cup Cakes and Mini Pizzas.

FREE Cool Science workshops are back for more science fun at Green’s Windmill! Led by retired physics teacher Cool Pete experiment with all manner of science based fun with an educational twist!


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Active Nottingham School Holiday Activities

Need some entertainment during the school holidays? We have lots of fun activities on offer across our Active Nottingham leisure centres.


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Adventure Service Activities

The Adventure Service activities this summer include: Archery, Climbing & High Ropes, Boat Hire and Orienteering


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Play & Youth Timetables

The Play and Youth Service are offering a number of sessions across the city.


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Lakeside Arts

Lakeside activities this Summer include: the Luminarium, Soundscape Summer School and Theatre and Puppetry Summer School


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Summer Family Activities: Play Stations

Join in to take over the space, it’s yours! Our immersive space, created with Southwold Primary School pupils, forms the perfect backdrop for this summer’s creative activities.


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Nottingham Beach ‐ City by the sea

Nottingham’s favourite beach is back!
So, dig out your flip flops, pop on your shades and get ready for a summer of fun. Imagine sun, sand, rides, and games all summer long!


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Wollaton Adventure Park

With a range of rides including adventure golf and single use trampolines, as well as stalls for snacks & treats, there’s plenty to entertain young kids outdoors at Wollaton Park this summer!


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Children’s Centres Interactive Timetable

No need to be bored at home, our interactive timetable is full of ideas and resources for things to do at home.


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Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Join the Gadgeteers for the Summer Reading Challenge to discover the amazing science and innovation behind the world around you, including some of your favourite things!
Arriving online and in your local library this summer from Saturday 9 July!


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Find Your Local Park

Nottingham City Council’s parks provide opportunities for residents and visitors to play, exercise, think and relax - and they’re all free.

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