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Nottinghamshire County Council to put on a myriad of activites this half-term for families including Halloween events

A council will be putting on a multitude of activities for families this upcoming half-term.

"Families will be spoilt for choice with the events and activities that are on offer across Nottinghamshire this October half-term," said a Nottinghamshire County Council spokesman.

"Nottinghamshire County Council has taken the stress out of planning days out by rounding up some of the fun to help keep the kids entertained.

Activities are taking place over the October half-term, in the lead-up to Halloween.
Activities are taking place over the October half-term, in the lead-up to Halloween.

"There’s lots on offer, from meeting Mickey and Minnie to trick-or-treat trails.

"There is also an adventure holiday club, a day in the life of an astronaut, or enjoying the light extravaganza that is the Spectacle of Light?

"All ages are catered for and won’t cost an arm and a leg."

On offer are £2 bus fares around the county which has now been extended to 2024.

There are also autumnal scenic routes in Nottinghamshire on offer on foot, bike, or horse.

Find walks and rides | Nottinghamshire County Council

Mr John Cottee, Cabinet Member for Communities at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “Over the half-term school holidays Nottinghamshire has plenty of exciting events on offer for families to enjoy.

“Whether you are visiting one of our libraries, country parks, holiday clubs, or the countryside, there’s something for everyone.

“Share your adventures with us on social media by using the hashtag #ExploreNotts.

"We can’t wait to see what fun you have this half-term.”

To find out more about events happening across Nottinghamshire visit the county's What’s On page:

School holiday events and inspiration | Nottinghamshire County Council

Featured events for the October half-term include:

A Day in the Life of an Astronaut with Mike Barfield

Worksop Library – October 24, 10.30am

Mansfield Central Library – October 24,2pm

The cost is £3 for children, with accompanying adults free.

Join award-winning author Mike Barfield for a fun and fact-filled journey from the edges of the solar system, back past all eight planets, and on towards our very own superstar, the sun.

Haunted Halloween Trail

Sherwood Forest

Various dates throughout October and November

11:00am - 3:00pm

The cost is £3.50 per person.

Starting at the visitor centre, the trail leads you through an ancient forest to find the creepy things that dwell there.

Gather the letters to find a clue and claim your reward.

Spectacle of Light

Rufford Country Park

October 20 to November 5

Various times

Priced from £19.80 per adult, £9.90 for under 16, or £51.30 for a family of four.

Discover some of the amazing characters from the wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Follow Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion as they travel to the Emerald City.

Let the little ones scale the Abbey walls and enjoy the nighttime wonder of the Adventure Play Area

Adventure Holiday Club

Holme Pierrepont Country Park

Various dates throughout October and November

Child drop-off time: 08:30-09:00.

Collection time: 17:00-17:30

A packed lunch is provided.

Suitable for children aged 8 to 14-years-of-age.

The cost is £45 per child, per day with a 10% off discount for bookings of multiple children.

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