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Newark and Sherwood District Council and Open Doors to host families events this Easter holidays in Newark, Ollerton and Rainworth including at National Civil War Centre

Families will be able to make the most of the Easter break with fun and creative activities across the district.

At Newark’s National Civil War Centre residents will be able to visit its galleries for free, with activities such as an Easter themed trail, where participants need to find each hidden egg and decode a secret word.

The trail will be available from this Saturday (March 30) until Saturday, April 13.

Easter at National Civil War Centre. Photo: Newark and Sherwood District Council.
Easter at National Civil War Centre. Photo: Newark and Sherwood District Council.

There will also be discovery bags full of Easter themed activities to enjoy as well.

On Saturday, April 6, there’s also a special Family Saturday Easter Event to be held at the centre between 10am and 3pm.

Visitors will be able to weave a paper bag, mould playdough into a hot cross bun and create a pair of Easter bunny ears.

Open Doors will be hosting an egg decorating workshop with artist Tory Hayward from 11am to 1pm where visitors can learn about how Ukrainians celebrate Easter - this activity is for 12 and over and pre-booking is encouraged.

Open Doors, which is a three year Arts Council England funded National Portfolio Organisation, will also be running its first Free Family Arts Festival.

This brand-new event will be coming to Ollerton on Saturday, March 30, Newark on Sunday, March 31 and Rainworth on Monday, April 1.

The festival is celebrating of a year of Open Doors with opportunities for everyone to get involved.

The Palace Theatre are putting on a show for budding scientists on Tuesday, April 2 at 6pm.

Join London’s world-renowned Science Museum on their brand-new tour for an exciting stage production aimed at igniting curiosity, fuelling imagination, and inspiring people - tickets can be book on the Palace Theatre’s website or call 01636 655755.

Rowan Cozens, Newark and Sherwood District Council’s portfolio holder for heritage, culture and the arts, said: “It’s fantastic to see all that is on offer to local residents over the Easter period.

“There is an activity for everyone and it’s great to see the number of free activities that are available for the whole family.”

The National Civil War Centre open it open for free fun on Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 10am to 4pm. Activities and shows via the Palace Theatre’s website.

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