Top 10 things to do over the Easter Holidays in Notts

If you feel like your children might just drive you crazy over the next few weeks, or you feel like getting up to something yourself, fear not.

With the Easter holidays now in full swing, Chloe Gibb has constructed a fool-proof guide on how to get your kids out of your hair and you up and about this Easter.

Elite League Playoff Finals 2018

National Ice Centre

Saturday April 7 – Sunday April 8

From £42


In its 14th year, the Elite League Playoff Finals weekend is being held at the Nottingham Arena. Nottingham Panthers play local rivals Sheffield Steelers in a semi-final on Saturday before finals day on Sunday, where the bronze-medal game will commence along with the gold-medal game and the Awards Show.

Day tickets and weekend tickets can be purchased here.

Easter at the Crags

Creswell Crags

Saturday March 24 – Friday April 13

10am – 4pm

£2 per trail

This Easter, the historic Creswell Crags are holding three nature themed days over the holidays. Children can try their hand at making insect houses for them to take home and use in their own back gardens. Plus many more plant and insect based crafts and workshops will be available.

Creswell Crags is based on Crags Road, Worksop. The dates of their events are: March 28, April 4 and April 11. This is a bookable only event; call 01909 720378 or contact Creswell Crags through their social media.

The Moscow State Circus

Forest Recreation Ground

Wednesday March 28 – Sunday April 8 

£18.28 – £35.35

Moscow Circus in action (Picture: AJ Yakstrangler, cc-by-nc-sa-2.0)

The razzle-dazzle of the circus is back again this year with one of the world’s most amazing and illustrious circuses. This time, they open with a brand new production, called GOSTINITSA – a Hotel of Curiosities.

This magical experience will sweep children and adults of all ages off their feet. Tickets can be purchased here.

Easter Family Sports

Clumber Park

Friday March 30 – Friday April 13

Clumber Park (Picture: Stephen Bowler, cc-by-2.0)

Fancy a challenge? Clumber Park are giving you the chance to go head-to-head with your family and friends in a range of different sports on their activities field. Their sports include football, volleyball, tennis and many more.

Clumber Park have cycle hire facilities available 10am – 3pm. They have a range of both adults and children’s bikes, as well as scooters and tandems. Helmets are also available for hire.

Gin Festival 2018

Nottingham Conference Centre

Saturday April 7 – Sunday April 8

From £12

The Nottingham Gin Festival serves all kinds of cocktails (Picture: Mario Bonifacio, cc-by-sa-2.0)

Something for the adults – Nottingham Gin Festival! If you and your partner or you and some friends want to give yourself a break this Easter, why not try out a variety of gins in the heart of our city.

Things to look out for are: live music, food, a gin cocktail bar, gin masterclasses and the chance to have a chat with distillers in person.

This event is strictly over 18’s only. Tickets available here.

Fairy Tale Trials

Nottingham National Justice Museum

Friday March 30 – Sunday April 8

11am – 3pm


Galleries of Justice

For the wannabe-princess in your family, The National Justice Museum are holding trials for the Cinderella fairy tale. Cinderella’s Stepmother is due her day in court, children will have the ability to make the case for the defence or the prosecution.

There are also many different free crafts for all the family to enjoy throughout the holiday.

Easter Bunny Trail

Rufford Abbey

Friday April 30 – Sunday April 15

10.30am – 4pm

£2 per trail leaflet

Rufford Abbey (Picture: Greg Pye, cc-by-2.0)

Rufford Abbey is holding a special Easter Egg Hunt around their grounds, available up until April 15. Clues will be spread out for all to find and chocolate will be given out as a reward.

Each trail can be purchased from Rufford Abbey Reception.

Dance Workshop

New Art Exchange

Monday April 9 – Thursday April 12


Children from as young as 7 can enjoy the exciting dance lessons (Picture: Bartosz Kali)

The Fun Dance workshops are back again, to inspire young children, help them make new friends and get them moving. Guest choreographer Jay Pollitt will spend four days teaching seven-to-ten-year-olds basic dance moves. This session will take place 10.30am – 12.30pm.

There will also be four sessions for 11-16-year-olds, held 2pm – 4pm. At the very end of the workshop, children will be able to create their own dance routines.

Booking is advised at or call on 0115 924 8630.

Torvill and Dean’s Dancing on Ice

Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

Tuesday April 10 – Thursday April 12

£50.40 – £72.80

Torvill and Dean’s Dancing on Ice tour 2018

Following a four year break, Nottingham legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are back all over the UK with their Dancing on Ice Live UK Tour. Many fellow celebrities from the new Dancing on Ice series will be joining Torvill and Dean, stopping at the Nottingham Arena from April 10 – 12.

Tickets and other dates can be found here.

Springtime Fun Holiday Club


Tuesday April 10 – Wednesday April 11

10.15am – 12.15pm

£6 per child

Attenborough Nature Reserve Visitor Centre (Picture: Mark Hughes, cc-by-nd-2.0)

Ever wondered what wildlife gets up to in Spring? Attenborough Nature Reserve is helping you answer that question by holding a holiday club for spring explorers.

This event is for children aged four-years-old and above, accompanied by an adult. Visit to book.

Enjoy your Easter break!