Get out and about in the fresh air!
If you are in need of a breath of fresh air and an energising walk in the countryside during the school holidays take a stroll around one of our local country parks.
Other country parks and gardens to visit locally include:
Festivals in Newark and Sherwood
The Woodland Trust's Nature Detectives website offers lots of ideas for pulling on your trainers, rolling up your sleeves and getting outside. You can have fun with boredom-busting school holiday activities, find out about nature's signs of summer, make the most of local woods, look for animal tracks, explore, smell and splash around your local park.
Let's get Active!
Our leisure centres are runnning lots of activities this Summer holiday including swim camp, a sports camp for all ages and junior fitness circuirts across the district.
Newark Traditions Festival
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July
Enjoy traditional dancing in the castle grounds over the weekend. Children's ribbon art making headbands and ribbon shakers with Newark and Sherwood Community Hub 12pm to 2pm both days.
On Saturday Mi and Bambini family singing group will be around at lunchtime and Notts and District Hand-spinners and Weavers will be giving demonstrations of their traditional crafts.
Children's crafts at Sherwood Forest Arts and Craft Centre 2018
- Wednesdays 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August
- Wednesday 31 October
Sconce and Devon Annual Play Day
2 August 1pm to 3pm
Including Sumo Football, Trampolines, Human Table Football, Lincoln City FC in the Community, Girls Football, Stilt alkers, Arts and crafts and loads more.
Playschemes with Newark and Sherwood Community Hub
Millgate Community Centre
All 9.30am to 2.30pm, £5 per child per day (5-11yrs)
- July 30
- August 3, 6, 10, 15, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23
Ollerton playscheme at Ambleside Community Centre
Yew tree road Ollerton
10am to 2pm Free for children aged 5 to 11 yrs
Booking recommended call 01636 647121 or email email@example.com
Get your groove on at Farnstock! Saturday 21 July 12pm to 12am
Now in its sixth year, Farnstock 2018 is an ‘on-your-doorstep’ family-friendly music festival in Farnsfield.
This popular local family event will showcase 12 hours of live music and DJs across 2 stages, with a fantastic full line up of artists from midday to midnight.
Also back by popular demand is Farnstock’s mini beer and cider festiva, with a range of locally brewed ales and ciders to tempt any palate as well as our Pimms and Prosecco! Introducing this year by popular demand our secret Gin Bar!!
For families there is arts and crafts, a cinema marquee, circus skills and plenty of family friendly entertainment throughout the day.
Ahoy there, shipmates! NEW Pirate Trail at Vicar Water Country Park Clipstone
Free event during the summer holidays on Wednesday 1 August
1pm to 3pm and everyone welcome
Make an eye patch, walk the plank and enjoy a swashbuckling pirate adventure in the park.
With the Newark and Sherwood Community Hub team.
The Bard’s Tales
Sconce and Devon Park
Sat 18 and Sun 19 August 3pm
Can-Do Theatre presents The Bard’s Tales. An irresistible and hilarious combination of storytelling and performance. Enjoy best-loved scenes from Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer Night’s Dream and more.
The Running time is around 2 hours with interval and it’s suitable for children age 7+
Tickets: £10 full, £8 concessions, £30 family (2 adults and 2 children)
Tickets are available from the Palace Theatre, Newark
Larks in the Park
For circus skills, hula-fit and fun sports challenges with the Active4Today team
Free events for the summer holidays
- Friday 24 August 12pm to 2pm Sconce and Devon Park Newark
- Saturday 25 August 12pm to 2pm Yew Tree Park Ollerton
- Sunday 26 August 12pm to 2pm Vicar Water Country Park, Clipstone
Newark junior parkrun
Newark junior parkrun is for juniors (4-14 year olds). How about trying one of the weekly junior 2k parkrun events?
It is held every Sunday at 9am at Sconce and Devon Park and it is FREE to join in and take part.
The aim is to have fun. Please come along and join in whatever your pace! It's very friendly!
Every week parkrunners grab a post parkrun drink in Rumbles Café - please come and join us.
Events around the district
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