Things to do in the Schools Holidays
in and around Nottinghamshire


It’s not that bouncing is actually natural. There was probably no point in human evolution when the ability, let alone enjoyment in, a good bounce was of any advantage in helping the fittest to survive against the curiosity of giant people eating birds, sabre toothed pussy cats and the wholly mega beasts that roamed the Trent Valley in days gone by.

But that has not stopped it being one of the most enjoyable things that a person can do.

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Nottingham Industrial Museum
Not just a boring old collection of bits and bobs salvaged from Nottingham’s industrial past. It is a celebration of all aspects of the city's working history.

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Stonebridge City Farm
Stonebridge City Farm is a small slice of the countryside in the heart of the City of Nottingham!

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Lincoln Castle
Lincoln is one of the better preserved castles in the country and it is still possible to walk round the walls, without running the risk of falling off where a Victorian shopping development has removed half of it or a section has been taken away to finish off an Edwardian extension to a local pub.

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Unlike most theme parks today, Conkers doesn’t rely on loads of big rides designed to challenge those with a moderate aversion to unnecessary risk, who have vertigo or who are just trying to keep their lunch down.

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The Black Country Museum
The Black Country Museum is one of the finest living history museums in the Country.

The Museum is basically a purpose built industrial village, designed to take you back to the ‘heyday’ when the Black Country got it’s name.

The Black Country refers to the area of the West Midlands, west of Birmingham and includes the Metropolitan Boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton .

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Full of history and of shops.

Loose yourself for a day in this Royal town and look out for the smallest house in Notts.
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 Recycle your ink cartridges and help Hothouse keep Oh My Nottz going!

All you have to do is:

register with Recycling 4 Charity

order the envelops

stick them in the post

Then the money will come flooding into Hothouse!

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in Sherwood Pines

As well as miles of trails to walk along, a parkrun on Saturday mornings for those of you mad enough to do that kind of thing and a really nice cafe for those who don't, there is also a Go Ape - for people with a problem with walking at ground level and there are cycles for hire.

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Rock Cemetery
Mansfield Road Nottingham

Often cemeteries are the only open, green, public spaces in an area. They are often the best places to find wildlife in the city, because despite the obvious reverences to death and all that, cemeteries are usually full of life.

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Great Central Railway
Trains and things

The Great Central Railway is not just about old steam engines gracefully (if that word fits for several tons of iron and steel on the move) lumbering their way to somewhere near Loughborough on a cold winter’s afternoon. They have other stuff too.

They have a mini railway, that gives rides and a model railway ... ... if you are not into trains then they also have loads of old buses ... ... and if you don’t like old public transport ... ... then I only have two things to say to you.

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Recycle and Help Keep Hothouse Projects Going!

Printer Ink Cartridges
Old Clothes

Hothouse Theatre can take them off your hands

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Arnold has loads of charity shops to loose yourself in looking for bargains.

It also has a leisure centre with one of the nicest theatre in the county in it.
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What could be better than watching people messing about on the river?

Taking photos of people messing about on the river while munching through a ploughman's or a portion of chips.
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Green's Windmill
One of the few working windmills left in the country.

As well as watching them milling the corn the have a sceince centre and it is all free
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Justice Museum
The National Justice Museum (until recently it was called The Galleries of Justice) is housed in the old County Gaol which was still operational as a Police Station and court room till the mid 1980s.
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