Things to do in Nottinghamshire: 16 – 23 February

Here is our top pick of things to do in Nottinghamshire this week, including the return of a 70-metre high swing in the city centre.

The Nottingham Starflyer

Old Market Square

Wednesday 14 – Sunday 25 February

10am – 10pm

£5 Adult | £4 Under 12s | £16 Family Pass

Fasten your seatbelts and come fly above the city as the Nottingham Starflyer takes off daily from Old Market Square.

The 70-metre high attraction will tower over the dome of the Council House at 62m, and is just 2 metres shorter than the city’s tallest building, the Victoria Centre tower which stands at 72m high.

Free Speed Skating Taster Session

National Ice Centre

Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 February

12.30pm – 1pm | 2pm – 2.30pm


The Winter Olympics 2018 has arrived, and you can enjoy a free taster Speed Skating Session at the National Ice Centre, on the same ice where Team GB’s finest skaters have prepared for the event.

Part of the session will be in the Tots Zone where participants will get a demo of the basics of Speedskating. They will then be able to try out their new speed skills around the wider rink with support from the coach.

*A public skating ticket must be purchased to access the free taster session.

Festival of Science & Curiosity

Various Locations

Wednesday 14 – Wednesday 21 February

For one week every February, the Festival of Science and Curiosity brings creative and inspiring science, technology, engineering and maths based events and activities to the heart of Nottingham.

This year, they have the biggest ever programme ready to ignite your curiosity, whether you’re 2 or 102!

Find out what events are included this year.

February Half Term Activities

Manor Farm Park & Woodlands

Friday 16 – Friday 23 February

11am – 2pm

£15 Adult | £8 Children

Come along to Manor Farm Park during half term and enjoy cooking a pancake on our woodland campfire and have a go at making a bird feeder to take home!

Plus, all of the usual animal activities and play areas to enjoy. All activities are included in the admission price, so don’t forget all our other daily animal activities and park facilities.

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Nottingham Lakeside Arts

Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 February


£5 Adult | £1 Children

Nottingham Lakeside Arts welcomes the Year of the Dog, which officially begins on Friday 16 February, with a celebration of Chinese traditional and contemporary culture in which people of all ages can participate and enjoy. This year’s events include Chinese language film, activities for families, an exhibition, and a special Gala event.

Find out what you can expect this weekend.

Enjoy these things to do in Nottinghamshire and have a great week!