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A host of activities are planned for youngsters of all ages at the National Civil War Centre, Newark, this summer.

Starting on Wednesday and running until Saturday August 27, the centre will be hosting free Playhem! sessions.

It is among a host of summer activities being planned in the town during the summer holidays.

Children's activities (58319639)
Children's activities (58319639)

“Have you ever had more fun with the box it came in than the toy itself? That’s the basis behind our fantastically fun ‘Playhem!’ activities this school holiday," said Carys Coulton-Jones, National Civil War Centre business manager.

"Our Tudor Hall will be brimming with boxes, tubes, frames, cars, toys and more so that visitors can build their own brilliant castles and structures to play in, and there will be fun musket drills to have a go at every day too."

Rhona Holloway, portfolio holder for economic development and visitors at Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “Amid the cost of living crisis, we know that some families might find it harder than usual to keep the kids entertained this school holiday.

"With a fantastic attraction like the National Civil War Centre as one of our amazing assets, we wanted to invite residents to come and enjoy it for free and make the most of the enormously fun activities their team has put together this summer.”

On August 6, the “Ships Ahoy!” events will take place and people can create their own ship in a bottle, go on a family tour, dress as a pirate and enjoy all the activities on the day.

And on August 13, the centre has organised a family-friendly walking tour of Newark Through Time. It costs £5 for adults and children £2.50.

Alongside the Playhem! Newark Market Place will also have its own beach for the summer.

The beach will be open from August 6 -21.



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