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City Hello and welcome to the Spring 2014 edition of the Family Grapevine for West Notts. Once again it has been a really busy time. As I speak the techies are working on both a new-look online directory and whizzy events diary on the new website, do check it out...its looking great! We have also expanded our area. A big hello to our new readers in Aspley, Strelley and Bilborough, I really hope you enjoy the FG and find it both interesting and useful.

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Easter May Day Half Term Summer Half Term Christmas

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I would also like to say thank you to all you compers for the positive and constructive comments on your online entries, it is always brilliant to hear from you! Talking of competitions...thanks to our fantastic advertisers we have some great prizes to be won! You can win a party at Pirates Play Centre on page 16, a family ticket to see Oklahoma by the New Youth Theatre at Mansfield Palace Theatre on page 30, family tickets to see Beanbag Music Club & Tom’s Midnight Garden at Nottingham Theatre Royal on page 35, and a family pass to White Post Farm on page 37. We have money saving VOUCHERS on page 11 and you can find even more offers and prizes on the adverts! Good luck and here’s to a sunny and dry Spring! Shirley Towle - Editor y Family Grapevine Nottinghamshire hirle S Tel: 01773 528927 Email: Web:

In This Issue


Now with over 1500 contacts!

Preschools & Playgroups.................18 Schools & Colleges............ see online Soft Play ...............................................15 Special Schools................... see online Special Families..................................24 Toddler Groups .................................11 Tutoring ...............................................21 What’s On.............................................34 Young People......................................25

Features 11 Vouchers! 20 Free School Meals Big savings for you and your family


Eggciting Easter! For a little bit of eggy-ness at Easter

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Parties....................................................26 Places to Go . ......................................29

Are you eligible? And how to apply.


Fit Kids!

A-Z of fun ideas to get our kids fitter

Publication Dates: 1st week in March, July and November Have the Family Grapevine delivered to your door!

Purchase a yearly subscription for £6 and you can receive your copy through the post. Let us know which issues you would like and both your email and postal addresses either by emailing me at the address above or by subscribing online. Payment can be made via BACS, or by cheque made payable to Family Grapevine Nottinghamshire, or via Paypal (online only)



Activities for Children 5-16yrs & Families.................................................30 Activities For Under 5’s....................13 Antenatal & Postnatal Services...... 9 Baby Groups & Services...................10 Childcare .............................................17 Children’s Centres ............................10 Daycare Nurseries.............................17 Doctors ................................ see online Family Support & Advice.................. 6 Family Health ....................................... 6 Independent Schools.......................22 Local Community & Services . ........ 3 Out of School Care............................19

The Family Grapevine in... schools leisure centres children’s centres libraries playgroups toddler groups health centres soft play centres and more... Or you can receive your copy in the post by subscribing online.

Next Magazine Our Summer edition will be published in early July 2014. If you run a business or club for families and children in the area and would like a free listing or to advertise, please call Shirley on 01773 528927 or email: or submit your listing online before June7th... it will be great to hear from you! For further information, please visit our website and download our media pack. To include events in the printed What’s On and online events diary please email:


Congratulations to all our competition winners in our Winter‘13 edition Abigail Sutcliffe won the 12 month play pass for 2 children for Jungletastic Donna Howes won the family ticket for 4 to see Peter Pan, Carole Wroblewski won the family ticket for 4 to see The Snowman & Marianne Barson won the family ticket for 4 to see Beanbag Music Club, all at the Theatre Royal Shanade Sherratt, Joanne Sims, Mrs W Belshaw & Val Gant won a family ticket each to see Footloose by the New Youth Theatre Sarah Rushbrooke and Lynn Faulkner won a family pass each for The Lost City Adventure Golf Thank you to everyone who entered our competitions, sorry you couldn’t all win!

Disclaimer: The Family Grapevine Nottinghamshire is independently owned and part of The Family Grapevine Group operated by Grapevine Magazines Ltd. No part of this publication may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means, either wholly or in part, without the prior permission of the publisher. Whilst all reasonable care has been taken in the preparation of the printed material and to ensure the accuracy of its content, no warranty is given as to its correctness. All adverts are submitted and approved by the advertiser and this does not imply a recommendation or necessarily the views of the publisher. You should make your own enquiries and comparisons as with any other form of advertising. I accept no liability for loss, damage or difficulties resulting from contacts made through the directory, from errors or omissions, from claims made by advertisers or from omissions or inaccuracies relating to an advertisment or other entry, regardless of how caused.


Beeston • Long Eaton • Stapleford • Kimberley • Hucknall • Sutton • Mansfield • Edwinstowe

Local Community & Services

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Greasley Sports Centre Mondays 11-12 noon £2.00 Indoors Free Tea & Coffee 12-12.30pm

Bramcote Leisure Centre Wednesdays 2-3pm £2.00 Outdoors Free Tea & Coffee 3-3.30pm


Greasley Sports Centre Wednesdays 11-12 noon £2.00 Indoors Free Tea & Coffee 12-12.30pm


Eastwood Community Sports Centre Thursdays 10-11am £2.00 Indoors Free Tea & Coffee 11-11.30pm

Walking sports are minimal contact games, ideal for the over 50’s. A great way to keep fit, socialise and have fun!

Contact Broxtowe Sport on 0115 9173572 for more information



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Local Community & Services

For Sale

£275,000 o.n.o

Church Premises (4,054 sq ft)

Main Road Frontage/ Front Car park

Eastwood Nottingham (NG16 3GR) All enquires contact: Henry at NG Charted Surveyors Tel: 01159 588599 Or Chris on Tel: 017913 916864

Local Councils Ashfield District Council, Urban Rd, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Call 01623 450000 Broxtowe Borough Council, Foster Ave, Beeston, Call 0115 917 7777 Derbyshire County Council, County Hall, Matlock Call 01629 533190 Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Derby Rd, Long Eaton, Call 0845 907 2244 Mansfield District Council.Civic Centre, Chesterfield Rd South, Call  01623 463463 Newark & Sherwood District Council, Kelham Hall, Kelham, Call 01636 650000 Nottingham City Council, Loxley House, Station St, Nottingham Call 0115 915 5555 Nottinghamshire County Council, Customer Service Call Centre Call 0300 500 80 80

Registration & Naming Beeston Registration Office, Beeston Library, Foster Ave,M,T,W,F9-12.15; Th 9-1, Call 0300 500 80 80 Eastwood Registration Office, The Health Clinic, Nottingham Rd, Appt only, Call 0300 500 80 80 Hucknall Registration Office, 3A Vine Terrace, Hucknall, Call 0300 500 80 80 Long Eaton Registration Office, Town Hall, Weds, Booked Thru Ilkeston, Call 0115 932 1014 Mansfield District Register Office, County House, 100 Chesterfield Rd South, Call 0300 500 80 80 Nottinghamshire County Council, Naming Ceremonies, Various Venues, Call 0300 500 80 80 Sutton in Ashfield Registration Office, Sutton Library, Idlewells Precinct, M-F 9-4.30, Call 0300 500 80 80

Citizens Advice Bureaux and Advice Centres Beeston CAB, Council Offices, Foster Ave,M,Th, F 10-1; Tu 9.30-4,W-debt clinicdrop in only, Call 0844 499 1193 Bereavement Advice Centre, What to Do When Someone Dies, Call 0800 634 9494 Eastwood CAB, Library & Info Centre,M-W 9.30-12.30, Th 1-4, Call 08444 994194


Mansfield CAB, Brunts Business Centre, M-F 10-2, Call 0844 856 3411 Stapleford CAB, Care Centre, Church St, Mon/Tues/Thurs am, Call 0115 8835 000 Sutton in Ashfield CAB, Market Street, M-W 9.30-12.30, Call 0844 856 3411.

Police and Crime Prevention Beeston Police Station, Call 101 Ext 801 5462 Eastwood Police Station, Nottingham Rd, Call 101 Ext 855 4864 EMERGENCY ONLY, Call 999 or 112 Hucknall Police Station, Watnall Rd, Call 101 Ext 804 4747 Mansfield Police Station, Great Central Rd, Mansfield Call 101 ext 805 3442 Nottinghamshire Crimestoppers, Call 0800 555 111 Stapleford Police Station, The Roach, Toton Lane, Call 101 Ext 800 5761 Sutton-in-Ashfield Police Station, Church Street, Call 101 Ext 806 3749 Victim Support Call 0845 30 30 900

Forest Town Library, Clipstone Rd West, Mansfield, M 9.30-12.30,Tu&F 2-5.30,Th 9.30-6,Sat 9.30-1, Call 01623 623395

Selston Library, Chapel Road, SACC Campus, Mon 2-6, Wed 9.30-4, Fri 2-5, Sat 9.30-12.30, Call 01773 810093

Hucknall Library, South Street, M,Th&F 8.30-6, Tu 8.30-7, Sat 9-4, Call 0115 963 2035

Stapleford Library, Church St, Mon/Thur 9-7pm, Tues 9-1pm, Fri/Sat 9.30-1pm, Call 0115 939 9178

Huthwaite Library, Sutton Road, Mon,Wed,Sat 9.30-12.30,Fri 2-5.30, Call 01623 554051

Strelley Road Library, Strelley Rd, M/ Tue/W 9.30-1 & 2-5.30, F/Sat 9.30-1, Call 0115 915 5788

Inham Nook Library, Barn Croft, Chilwell, Th 10-12.30;2-4.30, Sat 9.30-12.30, Call 0115 922 3133

Sutton in Ashfield Library, Idlewells Shopping Centre,M,T,T,F 9-5.30,Wed 9-6.30, Sat 9-2.30, Call 01623 556296

Jacksdale Library, Selston Road, M 1.30-5, Th 1.30-6, Sat 9.30-12.30, Call 01773 605612

Toton Library, Stapleford Lane, M 2-6.30, W&F 9.30-12.30; 2-5, Sat 9.30-1, Call 0115 972 6403

Kimberley Library, Main Street, M,W,F,Sat 9.30-1, Mon 2-7, Wed 2-5, Call 0115 938 2322

Wollaton Library, Bramcote Ln, M,T,T,F 9.30-7, W&S 9.30-1, Call 0115 915 5715

Kirkby in Ashfield Library, Ashfield Precinct, M,T,Th,F 9-6, Wed&Sat 9-1, Call 01623 753236 Ladybrook Library, Ladybrook Lane, Mansfield, Tu 9.30-1;2-6, Th 9.30-1, Fri 2-5.30, Sat 9-1, Call 01623 622835 Long Eaton Library, Tamworth Rd, Long Eaton, M&Tu 9-5, W,Th,F 9-7,Sa t9-4, Call 0115 973 5426

Voluntary Work British Red Cross, First Aid Trainers & Community Educators, Call 01629 582 171 Broxtowe Volunteer Centre, Beeston, Var Opportunities,16yrs+ Call 0115 917 8080 Eastwood Volunteer Bureau, Wellington Place, Call 01773 535255 Family Lives, Volunteers Needed to Support Local Families, Call 01623 494320

Mansfield Library, Westgate, Mansfield, Mon-Fri 8.30-5.30, Sat 9-4, Sun 11-3, Call 01623 651 337

Home-Start Ashfield, Volunteers Needed for Confidential Family Support, Call 01623 513137

Mansfield Woodhouse Library, Church St, Mansfield Woodhouse, M 9.30-12.30, T&Th 9.30-6.30, Fri 9.30-4, Sat 9.30-1, Call 01623 621781

Home-Start Mansfield, Volunteers Needed to Support Families with Under 5’s, Call 01623 653391

Ravenshead Library, Milton Court, Ravenshead, T,Th,F,S 9-12.30, T&Th 1.30-6, Fri 1.30-5.30, Call 01623 794634

Home-Start Nottingham, Volunteers Needed to Support Families with Under 5’s, Call 0115 962 4262

Libraries Annesley Woodhouse Library, Skegby Rd,Tues 2-6, Sat 9-1, Call 01623 750518 Aspley Library, Nuthall Rd, M/W/F 9.30-5.30, Tue 9.30-7, Sat 9.30-4, Call 0115 915 5700 Beeston Library, Foster Ave,M&W 9-7.30, T&F 9-7, Th 9-1,Sat 9-4, Call 0115 925 5168/5084 Bilborough Library, Bracebridge Dr, M,Tue, F 9.30-12.30;1.30-6, Th 9.30-12.30;1.30-7, Sat 9-1, Call 0115 915 5795 Central Library, Angel Row, Nottingham. Mon-Thurs 8.15-7, Fri 8.15-5.30, Sat 9-4, Call 0115 915 2828 Eastwood Library, Wellington Place,M&Th 9-6, Tues&Sat 9-1, Fri 9-2, Call 01773 712209 Edgewood Library, Christchurch Rd, Hucknall, Wed 1.30-6, Fri 2-6, Call 0115 964 0138 Edwinstowe Library, High St, Edwinstowe, Tu 9.30-1.15;2-6.30,Th 9.30-1,Fri 9.30-1.15;2-5.30,Sat 9..30-12.30, Call 01623 822280

Do you dream of running your own business from home? Would you like to join our enthusiastic, friendly group and run your own Family Grapevine magazine from home? Visit click on Local Areas and if we haven’t got a magazine where you live, or close by, give us a call to find out more! Some computer skills are required and full business specific training is given.

Please ring Genevieve on 01372 209200 or email

Please let our fantastic advertisers know that you saw them in The Family Grapevine!

Local Community & Services Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, Help With Fundraising Events, Call 0115 941 2255 Mansfield Volunteer Centre, Wood Street, Various Opportunities, Call 01623 651177 Parent Partnership Svc, Supporting Parents of SEN/Disabled Children, Call 0115 948 2888

Usborne Books, Reps Wanted, Low Cost Starter Kit, Flexible Hours, Call 07971 216994

Food for Families Abel & Cole, Organic Food Delivered to Your Door, Call  0845 262 6262

St John Ambulance, County HQ, Valley Rd, Basford, Call 0115 978 4625

Beeston Farmers Market, Stoney St, 4th Fri of each Month,

Stapleford Volunteer Bureau, Call 0115 949 1175

Brooke Farm Shop, Linby, Wide Variety of Locally Grown Produce, Come and Visit our Fantastic Shop! Call 0115 963 2638

Under One Roof, Community Resources, 3A Vine Terrace, 16yrs+, Call 0115 952 1236.

Voluntary Work With Children Literacy Volunteers for Helping Primary School Children, Call 0115 876 5474

Literacy Volunteers needed Full information on: Next training courses: Mansfield – Thursdays 27/02 and 6/03 - 10 am to 1 pm both sessions Arnold – Tuesdays 10/06 & 17/06 10 am to 1 pm both sessions Worksop – Wednesdays 14/05 & 21/05 - 10 am to 1 pm both sessions To book or to get further information please ring Sue on 01623 517553

Business & Work Opportunities Avon Reps Needed in Local Areas, Free Set Up Kit and Samples, Call 07877 401938 Barefoot Books Requires Leaders. Full training & Support Call 07595 628379 Forever is Recruiting NOW! No Outlay, Part and Full Time from Home or Work,, Call 07813 038429 Independent Phoenix Traders, Flexible Hours. Low Cost Start-Up, Call 07890 806943 Jane Hughes, Avon Reps Needed, Free Start-up Kit, Call 01773 767855 Sarah Ferguson


Candles & Accessories

PartyLite Consultants Needed in This Area Earn Extra Money ready for a Holiday, New Car, New Clothes!

Flexible Hours to Suit You NO Start Up Costs Host a PartyLite Party and receive FREE products!

The Future’s Bright with PartyLite!

Sarah Ferguson Tel: 01773 760034 Text: 07737 696840 PartyLite Consultants & Leaders Needed, Notts/Derby all Areas. For Sarah Call 01773 760034 Tropic Skin Care & Cosmetics, Pamper Experience & Free Hostess Gift, Call 07981 815756

Francique Caribbean, Authentic Caribbean Cuisine Delivered to Your Door Call 0115 9602 323 Kimberley Farmers Market, 9am-2pm, 1st Saturday Monthly, Call Come Along! Mansfield Farmers’ Market, Market Place, 3rd Tues monthly, 9am-4pm, Call 01623 882200. Out of This World, Villa St, Beeston, Organic Foods Ethically Traded, Call 0115 943 1311 Parsnips and Pears Deliver Fresh, Seasonal, Affordable, Local Produce to Your Door, Call 0115 822 8622 Redgates Farm Shop, Brinsley, Home Reared Meat, Vegetables & Local Ales, Call 01773 713403 Spring Farm Shop, Trowell, FR Eggs/Cheeses/Jams/Pickles/Veg, Call 0115 928 2076 Trinity Farm Organics, Cossall, Local Produce/Organic/Biodynamic Call 0115 944 2545 Watnall Farm Shop, Narrow Lane, Home Produced Meat/Farm Bakery, Call 0115 938 5741

Domestic Services Buy BackTime, Mansfield/Ashfield, From Cleaning to Errands We can Help! Call 01623 623004 Maids 2 Clean, Professional Domestic Cleaning & Ironing Services, Call 01623 641211

Home and Family Services Broxtowe Borough Mediation Service, Neighbour Disputes, Call 0115 917 3736 Clay’s Barbers, Annesley, Child Friendly Family Barbers, Call 07773 650601 TeamWild PC Solutions for Straightforward Home & Business PC Support: Call 0115 9251092


Local produce for local people All our top quality meat is home or locally produced and prepared in our award winning butchery.

Try our home-made sausages and traditional home-cured bacon, ham and gammon



Choose from our range of pies from our award winning on-farm

butchery & bakery COLD MEATS

get into shape for summer with our low fat products! Hog Roasts, BBQ & Freezer packs available NOW! or

Farm Shop Opening Times:


Monday: Closed Tuesday: 10.00am - 3.00pm Wednesday: 9.00am - 5.00pm Thursday: 9.00am - 5.00pm Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm Saturday: 8.30am - 3.30pm Sunday: 10.00am - 2.00pm

Hall Farm, Narrow Lane, Watnall, NG16 1HU

0115 938 5741 Advert supplied by The Family Grapevine 01773 528927

Murals and Painted Furniture

New Creation Photography, Eastwood/ Mobile, Bumps/Babies/Family Portraits, Call 07889 855551

Puzzle Cottage Murals, Individual Artwork & Airbrushing, Call 07929 268265

Nottingham Family Portraits, Natural Light Lifestyle Photography, Newborns | Children | Families, Call 07900 884449

The Shabby Hut, Carr Bank Stables, Mansfield, Shabby Chic Furniture, Vintage Clothing & Homeware Call 07935 826492

Family Photographers Expert Baby Photographer: Gives free Baby name e-book as gift. Call 07766 274205

Oehlers Photography, Weddings/ Lifestyle Portraits, Bumps to Babies, Call 01332 871654 Sara Hazeldine Photography, Lifestyle Portrait Photographer, Call 07971 644523

Mark Walker Photography, Family/ Individual Portraits & Weddings, Call 07921 513324

Sarah Wilkes, One of the UK’s leading Newborn & Child Photographers, NEW Studio at Floralands, Lambley from Mid March ‘14, Call 07790 158741

Neil Lancashire Photographer, Quality Creative Location Portraits, Family, Children, &Pets, Call 07831 691 326

The Barn Gallery Studios has Arrived! A Photography Studio with a Twist. Call Today to Book! Call 01623 490080

Family Finances & Law Ajay Khosia, Ravenshead, Wealth Management / Wills & Financial Advice Call 07545 056629 Hopkins Solicitors for Collaborative Family Law & legal Expertise, Call 0115 910 5555 JH Legal Services, Wills, Probate & Powers of Attorney, Home Appoints, Call 01773 862608 Sills MacLaren Britton Solicitors, Conveyancing, Employment, Family, Wills, Call  0115 941 1469 Step Change Debt Charity, Free Debt Advice & Help, Call 0800 138 1111 Use Notts Mediation: Resolve Separation & Divorce Amicably, tel 01623 645 868 or Call 0115 910 5555

Services with a price to smile for, a general repair or just a bit of advice.

MOT £39.95 and 10% off all Services with this voucher Valid until 31st December 2014

For a free listing or to advertise call 01773 528927 or email


Local Community & Services Books, Toys and Gifts


Barefoot Books- Book your Fairytales & Cocktails Party! Call 07595 628379

Arella-Baby, Unique Babywear & Gifts from Vintage Finds & Funky Fabrics, Call 0772 0392 942

Buzz Ceramics, Kimberley, Hand Painted Personalised Gifts, Call 0115 875 3664 Claire & Linda’s Homemade Quilts, Baby Blankets, Story Book Cushions, Gifts & More Call 07923 932742

Bibbles Bandana Bibs, the Practical & Stylish Baby Bib & Nappy Cakes, www.

Host an Usborne Book Party,Free Hostess Gift Plus Free Books. Call 07971 216994

Clement Taylor, Sutton in Ashfield, Schoolwear, Guide/Scouts Uniforms, Call 01623 552048

Knot Just Jigs, Traditional Wooden Toys, Rag Dolls, Train sets, Jigsaws, Party Bags & Fillers. Call 07805 025945,

JoJo Maman BeBe, The Poultry, Fabulous Maternity/Baby/Children’s Clothing & Nursery Equipment, Call 01159 586610

Little Duck Creations, Beautiful Nursery Art,, Call 01949 842 714

Kiddicare, Castle Marine Retail Park, Maternity/Baby/Childrenswear/ Equipment, Call 0845 164 700

My Chocolate Explosion, Chocolate & Candy Bouquets, the Perfect Gift! Call 01623 552053

Label Traders Factory Shop, Sutton, Ex M&S/Mothercare+More! Call 01623 554026

PaperGekko for Personalised Children’s Stationery & Gifts,

Piccolo Designer & Christening Children’s Wear, Edwinstowe, 0-12yrs, Call 01623 824000

Pot Doodling, Pottery Studio, Long Eaton, Hand & Footprints on Pottery & Silver Jewellery Call 0115 973 3332 Pot N Kettle Paint a Pot CafÊ, Beeston, Commission/Create Your Own Unique Gift! Call 0115 922 8029 RememBear Me, Your Child’s Clothes Turned into a Beautiful Keepsake, Call 07974 807115 Smallprint Gifts, Hand-crafted Fine Silver Jewellery Pieces Touched by Someone you Love, Call 07807 870297 The Baby Bakery, Baby Nappy Cakes, Towel Cakes, Pamper Cakes & More! Call 07528 483109

Prem2Pram, Premature Baby Clothing 0-1lb & up to 6 months, Call 07971 331487 Sue’s Nearly Nues, Sandiacre, New+Nearly New Equip/Clothes/Toys Call 0115 939 6737 The Little Shoe Company. Wollaton Rd, Beeston, Quality Fitted Kids Shoes, Call 0115 922 3456

Schoolwear Easy2Name, You Name it and We Will Solve your Labelling Problems, Call 01635 298 326


W/C 12th April 2014

The Little Shoe Company As a member of The Children’s Foot Health Register & The Society of Shoe Fitters, we will be promoting National Shoe Fitting Week 2014 by holding a number of events in store. As it falls in the middle of the Easter hols it is a great opportunity for parents to bring their kids along, get their feet measured & join in the activities which include colouring competitions, facepainting & crafts.

Our supplier Petasil are launching a new promotion called ‘Fit for Kids’ and have given us a Petasil branded bike to give away in store. Customers who buy a pair of Petasil shoes between now & 31st May 2014 can enter the draw to win the bike! We are also joining forces with local podiatrists who will be in store to offer any foot health advice for both adults & children.

The Little Shoe Company 6 Wollaton Road Beeston. NG9 2NR 0115 922 3456


30 Gordon Road West Bridgford. NG2 5LN 0115 981 2698


Please let our fantastic advertisers know that you saw them in The Family Grapevine!

Family Support & Health Children’s Furniture & Equipment Bristols Early Days, Sutton-inAshfield, The Nursery & Toy Specialist, Call 01623 554227 Sue’s Nearly Nues, Sandiacre, New+Nearly Equip/Clothes/Toys, Call 0115 939 6737

Toy Libraries Beeston Fields Toy Library & Play, Beeston Fields School Site, 0-5yrs, Thurs 11.30-12.30, Call 0115 917 3657 Mansfield Play Forum, Botany Ave, Dropin for Members, Tues/Thur 10-1pm, Weds 11-7pm, Call 01623 421149 Toy Library & Play Session, Beeston Central Children’s Centre, Tues 10-11.30, Call 0115 993 5740

Play Forums & Craft Stores Ashfield Play Forum, Sutton, Craft Store & New Toy Library for Families, Call 01623 441168


Fantastic range of good quality toys For children 0-8yrs and their parents & carers living in the District of Ashfield

Opening Times

Mondays from 9am to 1pm (except Bank Hols) Tuesdays 9am to 4.30pm Thursdays 9am to 12 noon First Saturday of the month 9am to 12 noon

NEW mobile Toy Library service at Salvation Army, Main St, Hucknall

Fortnightly from Tues 4th March ‘14, 10-11.30am

Call 01623 441168

Broxtowe Play Forum, Craft Shop Open for Families/Groups All Ages, Wed 10.30-2pm, Call 0115 949 1497 Mansfield Play Forum, Botany Ave, Scrap Store, Toy Library, Equipment Hire, Call 01623 421149

Child and Family Welfare Action for Young Carers, Support for Young Carers & Families Call 0115 962 9351 Al-Anon Family Groups, Supports Family/ Friends of Alcoholics Call 0207 403 0888 Alateen, Supports Young People Affected by Alcoholism, 12-17 Call 020 7407 0215 Beeston Family Centre, Trevor Rd, Family Support, 0-8yrs, Call  0115 9935740

FAME, Family Mediation Service, Help in Family Disputes, Call 0300 4000 636 Families Anonymous, Families Affected by Drug Use Helpline, Call 0845 1200 660 Home-Start Ashfield, Free Confidential Family Support For Families with Under 5’s, Call 01623 513137 Home-Start Mansfield, Free Confidential Family Support for Families with Under 5’s, Call 01623 653391 Home-Start Nottingham, Free Confidential Family Support for Families with Under 5’s, Call 0115 962 4262 Midlands Women’s Aid, (Domestic Violence Helpline), Call 0115 925 7647 Midlands Women’s Aid, Drop-in, The Bank, Stapleford, Tues & Thurs Term Time Only, Call 0115 925 7647 Missing People 24hr Helpline, Support/Sightings & to Report Call Freefone 116 000 Missing People’s Message Home, Confidential Help/Adv, Call Freefone 116 000 Nottinghamshire Family Information Service, Call 0300 500 80 80 Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid, Domestic Abuse, 1-1 support/drop-in/ women’s group, Call 0808 800 0340 NSPCC, Nat. Soc. for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Call if you are Worried About a Child, Call 0800 800 5000 Relate, Relationship CounsellingIndividuals/Couples/Families Call 0115 950 7836 Samaritans, 24 hr Support for Distress or Suicidal Despair, Call 08457 90 90 90 Social Services, Help & Support for Children, Young People & Families in Ashfield & Mansfield, Call 01623 433433 Social Services, Help & Support for Children, Young People & Families in Broxtowe, Call 0115 917 5800 Stop it Now! Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse-Adult Helpline Call 0808 1000 900

Parenting Courses and Advice Family Lives-Freephone Helpline & Listening Service for Parents, www. Call 0808 800 2222 Natural Birthing Company, HypnoBirthing®, Labour, Birth & Practical Parenting Sessions, Call 07702 860888 NCT Antenatal Classes, Postnatal Support Helpline, Call 0300 330 0700

Prep time: 10 mins Cook Time: 40 mins Servings: 4

Ingredients 1 red onion, cut into 16 wedges 2 courgettes, in bite-sized pieces 1 red pepper, in bite-sized pieces 1 yellow pepper, in bite-sized pieces 3 tbsp olive oil 8 large pork sausages 2 garlic cloves, crushed 400g can chopped tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato puree Sprigs of rosemary

Directions 1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Place the onion, courgettes and peppers in a baking dish, large enough to fit them in a single layer. Drizzle over 2 tbsp of olive oil and season. Cook in the oven for 20 mins 2. Meanwhile, heat the remaining olive oil in a frying pan and cook the sausages for about 5 mins until lightly browned on all sides. 3. Stir the garlic, chopped tomatoes and puree into the vegetables, season again, then place the sausages and rosemary on top and return to the oven to cook for a further 20 mins until the vegetables are tender. Serve with green beans and jacket potato, potato wedges or crusty bread. Adapted from recipe in Good Food magazine, September 2013

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Welcome to the third in our collection of easy, quick and affordable recipes for you and your family. These are recipes that have all become firm family favourites here at the Family Grapevine and this is a top fave, easy and bursting with flavour...enjoy!

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A new study is being carried out at The University of Nottingham which aims to find out how working mothers are preparing for their retirement. The study includes both women who will retire in future and women who have already retired. The project wants to tell the story of women’s pensions through their own voices. Ms. Ulzhan Kazybekova, a PhD student would like to speak with two groups of women about pensions. Participation entails one hour interview at a location of their choice, and in confidence. If you are interested in taking part in this research, live in Nottingham city and are either 1. a working mother aged 30-40 years old and married/cohabiting or 2. a mother aged 60-70 years old, who is and/or was married/cohabiting and had some period of employment when you were 30-40 years old. Please contact Ulzhan on: 0777 144 2262 or email her at, or write to her at The School of Sociology and Social Policy, The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

Everyone Active is offering children of the Ashfield area the chance to get active during the Easter holiday period and learn about how to lead a healthy lifestyle. There will be a range of activities for the children to take part in including sports, crafts and outdoor pursuits, as well as competitions with the Bee Active. For parents who are looking for something to keep the kids entertained during the half term holiday, there is no better solution. The camps will be available at Lammas Leisure Centre, Selston Leisure Centre and Hucknall Leisure Centre. To find out more about how to book and secure your child’s place on the Everyone Active Activity Camp please contact your nearest Everyone Active run leisure centre or visit

Please Sponsor my Volunteering in Asia My name is Reyhana England. I live in Chilwell and I am currently studying Third World Development at the University of Derby with the aim of pursuing a career in the fight against poverty. I have always been very involved with the community and I also work with my mum at the MagiKats Maths & English tuition centres in Beeston and West Bridgford. This has given me teaching and people skills and allowed me to build relationships with many families across Nottingham. From this, I know that I am part of

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Whether you want to be a pop star or west end star on your special day, Razz Parties have the perfect package to help you celebrate in style! Razzamataz Mansfield are now offering a two hour party service including an hours tuition in dance, drama and singing using any combination of our curriculum to suit your needs. We offer Street Dance, Pop Singing, Drama and Musical Theatre! We also include a final 15 minute rehearsal before it’s curtain up and time to showcase your talents to parents at pick up time. The birthday child will be spoilt with a special Razz present and each child will receive a Razz Party Bag and certificate of achievement. Also included are Razz invitations to let everyone know about your special day! From Pirates to Princesses, One Direction to Mamma Mia - the choice is yours! We can theme your party however you like. Dates are filling up fast so to book yours or for further details call Claire on

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Baby Massage & Yoga Baby Massage 0-6m, Newstead & Annesley Children’s Cntr, Ring for Info, Call 01623 753828 Baby Sensory, Developmental Classes 0-13m, Beeston & Stapleford, Call 07779 256090 Broxtowe Sport at New Stapleford Community Hall, Mother and Baby Yoga, Mon 10.30am, Call 01159173572 Flutterbye Babies Baby & Toddler Yoga, Birth to Walking Throughout Notts, E. flutterbyebabies@ Call 07841 335285 Inner Beauty Baby Massage & Reflexology, Mobile & Classes, Beeston & Long Eaton, Call 07704 949535 Learnbaby Massage, Home & Small Groups in Beeston/Toton Area, Call 0115 972 4751 Pregnancy , Baby and Toddler Massage and Yoga with MAMA BABY BLISS. Call 07561 303780 Rub a Dub, Enjoy Your Early Months with Baby Massage, Classes in Hucknall, Call 0115 956 1158

Broadway Cinema, Hockley, Baby Friendly Screening, Upto 3yrs Call 0115 952 6611

Sole Nutrition, Stapleford, Relexology, Baby Yoga & Massage Classes, Call 0115 939 8313

Bumps & Babies, Crescent School, Thurs pm, Term Time, Call 01623 819940

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Bundles of Fun, Eastwood Children’s Centre, Mon 10.30-12, Call 0115 993 5750

Tiny Talk, Baby Signing for 0-18m in Beeston Fri 10am & Nuthall Thurs 10.15am, Call 07450 966291

Huthwaite Children’s Centre, Under Ones, Fri 9.30-11, Call 01623 516592 Jellie Beans to Jellie Babies, Kirkby Central Children’s Centre, 0-18m, Thurs 1-2.30pm, Call 01623 673880 Kirkby Under Ones, The Summit Centre, Wed 9.30-11.00am, Call 01623 723232 Mansfield Woodhouse Library, Rhyme Time Tues 10am under 1; Thurs 2pm over 1, Term Time, Call 01623 621781 Mansfield WoodhouseLibrary, Rockers & Rollers Tues 10.30-11am, Call 01623 666370 Mums’ Choir Beeston, Assumption Church Hall, Foster Ave, Mon 10-11.30am, 0-2yrs Call 07793 244008 NCT Bumps & Babies, Hucknall, Watnall Rd Community Centre, Fri 10- 12am, Call 0844 243 6231 NCT Bumps & Babies, St Johns Hall, College St, Long Eaton, Thur 10-12, Call  0844 243 6231 NCT Bumps and Babies, Chilwell Rd Methodist, Beeston, Wed 9.30-11.30am Call 07970 020274 NCT Bumps and Babies, St John’s Centre, Mansfield, Thurs 10.30am-12.30pm, Call 07592 677411 Nottm Trent Twins & Multiple Birth Club, Self Help Support, www., Play & Weigh, Rosebrook School Gym, Mansfield, Tue 10-11.30am, Call 01623 410090

Tiny Talk, West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton, Wed 9.45am, 12.15 & 1.30pm 0-18m, 11am 18m-3yrs, Call 07711 177241

Baby Swimming EMSA Babies, Small Friendly Classes/ Warm Pools. Preparing for our EMSA Swim School. Call 01773 744899 Puddle Ducks, Unique Baby Swimming Classes. Join at Any Point in the Term, Free Taster Sessions,, Call 07906 191504 Water Babies, Swimming Classes for U24m, Various Venues, Free Taster Sessions, Call 01636 815567

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Toddler Groups in Beeston, Chilwell & Attenborough Adventurers Toddler Group, Plessey Club, Technology Dr, Beeston, Mon am, Call 0115 922 5188 Attenborough Church Pre-School Baby & Toddler Group, Village Hall, Mon 1.30-3pm, Call 07714 577171 Barney’s Under 5’s, St Barnabas Church, Inham Rd, Chilwell, Mon & Fri 9.30-11.15, Beeston Family Centre, Trevor Rd, P&T Group, Thurs 10.30-11.30am, Call  0115 9935740

Huthwaite Children’s Centre, All Saints Centre, Common Rd, Call 01623 516592

Busy Toddlers, Beeston North Children’s Centre, 10.30-11.30 Thurs, Call 0115 993 5740

Kirkby Central & West Children’s Centre, Sutton Middle Lane, Kirkby, Call 01623 673880

Chilwell Rd P&T Group, Methodist Church, Beeston Tues & Wed 9.30-11.15am, Call 0115 922 5161

Kirkby East Children’s Centre, Summit Centre, Pavillion Rd, Call 01623 723232

Company P&T Group, Beeston Youth & Comm Centre, Mon 9.45-11.15am, Call 0115 915 1161

Ladybrook Children’s Centre, Rosebrook Primary Sch Site, Mansfield, Call 01623 410090 Long Eaton Children’s Centre, Lime Grove, Long Eaton, Call 01629 532625 Mansfield Woodhouse Children’s Centre, Swan Lane, Mansfield, Call 01623 666370 Newstead & Annesley Children’s Centre, Newstead Village, Call 01623 753828 Oak Tree Children’s Centre, Jubilee Way North, Mansfield Call 01623 663220 Pleasley Hill/Bull Farm, Woburn lane, Mansfield Call 01623 819940 Radford Children’s Centre, Southwold Primary School & Early Years Cntre, Call 0115 915 1526

Dagfa Nursery Stay & Play, Broadgate, Beeston, 0-5yrs, £2 per family, Wed 10-11.30am, Call 0115 913 8330 Happy Tots P & T Group, Christchurch Hall, Beeston, Thurs 10-11.30am, Call 0115 967 8145 Little Acorns Toddler Group, Wollaton Rd Methodist Church, Mon 9.15-11am. Messy Play, Beeston North Children’s Centre, Mon 1.30-3, Call 0115 993 5740 Pop in & Play, Chilwell Children’s Centre, Inham Nook, Mon/Tue/Fri 9.30-3pm, Call 0115 993 5780 Rainbow Club, Rylands Methodist Church, Wed 10-11.30am, All Welcome, Call 0115 943 1164

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Stapleford Sure Start Children’s Centre, Albany Sch, Grenville Dr., Call 0115 916 2770

Under 5’s, Beeston Free Evangelical Ch, Broadgate Mon 9.45-11.45am, Call 0115 925 8909

Summer House Children’s Centre, Clare Rd, Sutton Call 01623 510946

Toddler Groups in Bramcote & Wollaton

Sutton Central Children’s Centre, Westbourne view, Sutton, Call 01623 516592 Titchfield & Oakham Children’s Centre, Princes St, Mansfield Call 01623 421880 Wollaton Children’s Centre, Arleston Drive, Wollaton Call 0115 876 2185

Resources for Groups & Schools Blakeley Lane, Eco training and Campsite, Call 07763 392644 British Red Cross, First Aid Courses to Suit Your Needs, Call 01629 582 171 Broxtowe Play Forum, Scrap Store, Craft Shop, Equipment Hire Call 0115 949 1497

Explorers P&T Group St. Mary’s Church Hall, Wollaton Hall Drive Tues 9.45-11.15am, Call 07818 060 316 German speaking P&T Group, St. Leonard’s Community Centre, Wollaton, Fri Fortnightly, Call 07901 372602 Grangewood Carers & Toddlers, Methodist Church, Grangewood Rd, Wollaton, Tues 1.30pm Call 0115 925 8093 Kingswood Toddler Group, Kingswood Methodist Church. Lambourne Dr, Wollaton, Wed &Thurs 9.30-11.30am, Call 0115 928 4086 St Michael Parent & Toddler, Church St, Bramcote, Thurs 9.45-11.30am, Call 0115 917 2918

Buzz Ceramics, Mobile Pottery Painting Studio, All Ages Call 0115 875 3664

St. Leonard’s P&T Group, Community Centre, Bramcote Lane, Wollaton, Thurs 9.45-11.15am & 1.30-3pm, Call 0115 928 8375

Dazzle Entertainment, Rhymes/Puppets/ Music/Games/Circus Workshops+ Call 07722 830840

Wollaton Children’s Centre, Arleston Drive, Drop-in Play, Mon 9.30-11.30am, Call 0115 876 2185

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Toddler Groups in Eastwood & Brinsley

St Laurence Church Toddlers, Tamworth Rd, Long Eaton, Fri 10-11.30am, Just Come Along!, Call 0115 9468 486

Fresh P & T Group, Greasley Sports Centre, Tues 9.30-11.30am, Call 01773 760072 Greasley Baby & Toddler Group, St Mary’s Church Hall, Greasley, Mon 9.30-11.30am, Call 07970 195613

Toddler Groups in Mansfield & Edwinstowe

New Horizon Tots, New Horizon Church, Eastwood Thurs 10-11.30am, Call 01773 760982

Cherubs, Pleasley Land Mark, Mansfield, Toddler Group Mon 1-3pm, Thurs 9-11am, Call 01623 811166

Stay & Play, Brinsley Primary School, Moor Rd, Thurs 9.30-11.00am, Call 0115 993 5750

Edwinstowe Baby &Toddler Group, Village Hall, Tues & Fri 9.30-11.00am, Call 07989 892831

Stay & Play, Eastwood Children’s centre, Chewton St, Fri 1.30-3.00pm Call 0115 993 5750

Family Stay & Play, Crescent Sch Hall, Bull Farm, Mansfield, Tues 10-11.30am, Call 01623 819940

Toddler Groups in Hucknall, Ravenshead & Linby

Little Explorers, Rosebrook Primary, Townroe Dr, Mansfield, Wed 8.50-11.30am, Just Come Along!

Annie Holgate Toddlers, High Leys Child Centre, Hucknall, Mon 9.15-10.45am, Call 0115 988 9090 Butlers Hill Infants Play Group at Butlers Hill Infants School, Hucknall, Mon 1.15-2.30pm, Call 0115 948 8910 Friday Tots, St Peters & St Pauls Church Hall, Ruffs Dr, Hucknall, Fri 9-11am, 0-4yrs, Call 0785 176 9673 Linby & Papplewick P&T, Hanson House, The Old School, Linby Lane, Linby, Nottinghamshire, NG15 8AF , Wed 9.30-11.15, Call 0115 9630798

Toddler Groups in Kimberley, Nuthall & Watnall Aspley Evangelical Church P&T Group, Aspley Lane, Wed 10-11.30am, Call 0115 929 3476 Horsendale Toddlers, Assarts Road, Nuthall, Thurs 10.30am, Just Come Along! Call 07534 765 500 Kimberley P&T, Parish Hall, Newdigate St, Thurs 9.30-11.30am, Call  07525 350774 Megatots P&T Group, Cherubs Day Nursery, Kimberley, Wed 10-12noon, Call 0115 938 9090 Nuthall Methodist Church, Nuthall, Toddler Group, Wed 1.30-3pm Call 0115 977 1791 Nuthall Tiny Tots, Back Lane, St Patricks Hall, Tues 1.30-3.00pm Call 0115 877 8668 Rumbletots Toddler Group, at Rumbletums, 2a Victoria St, Kimberley, Tues 1-3pm Call 0115 938 4953 Stay & Play, Awsworth Children’s Centre, Mon 1.30-3.15pm & Thurs 8.45-10.45am, Call 0115 993 5750

Toddler Groups in Long Eaton Childsplay Toddler Group, Grange Primary Sch, Long Eaton, Tues 9-12am & 1.15-3pm, Just Come Along!,

Mansfield Baptist Church, Toddlers, Rosemary St, Tues 10-12noon & 1-3pm, Call 077 9510 9929 Mansfield Woodhouse Children’s Centre, Small Steps Big Adventures, Thurs 1.30-3pm, Walkers-2yrs, Call 01623 666370 St. Mark’s Toddlers Group, Mansfield, Tues 1.30-3pm, Great fun, All Welcome, Call 01623 633494 Stay & Play, Mansfield Woodhouse Children’s Centre, Mon 10-2pm, Call 01623 666370

Toddler Groups in Selston, Jacksdale & Underwood St Michaels Little Angels, Underwood Church, Tues 1-3pm Term time only, Just Come Along! Enable Toddlers, Jacksdale Christian Centre, Babies & Toddlers with Learning Difficulties, Thurs 9-10.30am Call 01773 781558 Jacksdale P & T Group, Community Centre Mon & Thurs 9.30-11.30am, Just Come Along! Little Fishes P&T, Selston Church of Christ, Tues 9.30-11.00am, Just Come Along! Little Stars Toddler Group, St Helen’s Church, Selston, Mon 12.45-2.45, 0-4yrs Call 01773 861879 Westwood Toddler Group, URC Church Palmerston St, Fri 9.30-11.30am, Just Come Along!

Toddler Groups in Stapleford & Trowell Little Gems, St. Luke’s, Moorbridge Ln, Stapleford, Fri 9.30-11.30, Call 0115 939 9958 St Helens Tuesday Break, P&T Group, Stapleford, Tues 9.30-11.00am Call 0115 939 9958 Stapleford Children’s Centre, Pop in & Play, Tues 9-11.30am & 1-3.30pm, Fri 9-11am,

Oasis Toddlertime, Oasis Church, Derby Rd, Long Eaton, Tues-Fri 10-12noon, Call 0115 946 0463

Sunshine Tots, Salvation Army, Albert Ave, Stapleford, Wed 9.15-11.15am, Call 0115 949 7059

Playwell Toddler Group, St Johns Church, Canal St, Long Eaton, Mon 10-11.30am, Just Come Along!, Call 0115 972 0301

Tuesday Break, 9.30-11.30am, St Helen’s Church, Frederick Rd, Stapleford, Call 0115 939 9958

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Toddler Groups in Sutton, Kirkby & Annesley 1 2 3’s Kirkby Summit Centre, Wed 9.30-11.00am, Call 01623 723232 Community CentrePoint+, Kirkby in Ashfield, P&T Group Wed 9:30am-11:30am & Fri 1pm-3pm. Call 01623 700444 Eastside P&T, Eastside Centre, Mansfield Rd, Sutton, Fri 10-11.30, Huthwaite Leisure Centre, Parent & Toddler Group, Tues 9.15-11.15am, Call 01623 457130 Messy Explorers,Newstead & Annesley Children’s Centre, 10-11.30 Thurs, Call 01623 753828. Mother & Toddler Group at The Acacia Centre, Annesley, Mon 9.30-11.30, Call 01623 721056 Ready Teddy Go!, Kirkby Summit Centre, Thurs 10-11.30am, Call 01623 723232 Seesaw Toddler Group, Ashwood Centre, Kirkby, Tues & Fri 9.30-11.15am, Call 01623 462 116 Stay & Play P&T Group, Huthwaite Children’s Centre, Wed & Fri 1.30-3pm, Call 01623 450464 Stay & Play with Sure Start, Mapplewells Primary, Sutton, Tues 1-2.30pm, Call 01623 516592 Trinity CentrePoint, Kirkby in Ashfield, Parent & Toddler group Thurs 9:30-11:30am, Call 01623 751269 What’s in the Box, Kirkby Children’s Centre, 9.30-11 Thurs, Call 01623 673880

Other Toddler Sessions Cyril’s Nut Hut, Long Eaton, P&T MonFri 10-3pm, Term Time, Free Juice, Call 0115 973 6532

Little Explorers, Brierley Park, Huthwaite, Tues 1-2.30pm Call 01623 516592 Playmania Indoor Playcentre, Mansfield, Activities, Mon/Tue 10-3pm, Term Time Call 01623 644443 Rainydays Play Centres, Mansfield, P&T Sessions Mon/Thur 9-12, Wed 12-3, £2 inc Drink & Juice, Call 01623 237979 Toddler Time, Stapleford Children’s Centre, Wed 1.30-3pm, Call 0115 916 2770 Underwood Only, Community Group, Community Centre, Wed 1-3pm, U5’s, Call 01623 753828

Under 5’s Music, Dance & Drama drama & play for every day!

Classes with Jane for babies to 7yrs in Mansfield (NEW!), Newark and Collingham 01636 858280

Affinity Dance School Classes in Bramcote, from 2yrs upwards, Call 07557 901 909 Acacia Centre, Annesley, Dancesurge, Baby Ballet, Tues 4-4.30, Call 01623  721056 Alexandra’s School of Dance & Theatre, Sandiacre,Musicality/Disco/ Cheerleading/Ballet/Tap & More, 2yrs+ Call 07926 057 201 Babyballet, Classes at Mansfield Palace Theatre & St John’s Centre for 6m+ Call 07776 206669

West Bridgford, Wollaton, Long Eaton, Beeston, Bingham, Giltbrook, Gamston & Ravenshead

Bongo Bongo, Singy Laughy Jumpy Fun for Babies & Big Kids! Long Eaton, Hucknall, Ollerton, Call 07790 151090

Denz Indoor Playcentre, Beeston, Baby Massage/Music & Dance/Crafts, View Website, Call 0115 925 5007

Boogie Beat Classes & Parties based around Fairy Tales & Rhymes Call 07896 759024

International Chat & Play Group, Eastwood Children’s Centre, Wed 1.30-3, Call 0115 993 5750

Christine March School of Dance, Kirkby, Dance/Ballet/Pop Video, 3-5yrs Call 07704 818065

Jango’s Indoor Play Centre, Forest Town, P & T Tues & Thurs, Hot Drinks £1, Call 01623 465465 Jimmy Beans Children’s Play & Party Centre, Sutton, P&T Sessions T/W/F, 9.30-2.30, Call 01623 550333 Jungletastic, Nottm Rd, Nuthall, Crafts & Snacks, Must Pre-Register, Tues 10-1pm Call 0115 975 1113

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Christine March School of Dance, Kirkby, Street Dance, Boys Only, 3-7yrs, Call 07704 818065 Dance Doctors Studios, Long Eaton, Mini Movers & Baby Ballet, Sat 9am, Toddlers+ Call 0115 946 4822

A unique, inspiring musical programme for 3-7 yr olds Classes held in Bramcote

King & Miller, Sutton, Parent & Toddlers Sessions,Tues/ Fri 9-11am, Free Entry, Call 01623 553312

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913 3627

Lanky Bill’s Fun Shack, Langley Mill, P&T Sessions, Wed & Fri 10-11.30am, Call 01773 767050

Billy’s Bouncing Beans, Nottingham, Exciting drama classes for 3-5years, Call 01636 525107

Dance Dynamics, Ballet Tap Jazz/ Acrobatic, Nuthall & Stapleford, 3yrs+, Call 0777 606 7902 Dancemania, Sutton in Ashfield, Ballet/Tap/Street/Hip Hop, 18m+ Call 07427 015493 Devas Dance & Drama Classes, Ashfield Comp, Kirkby, Ballet/Tap/Disco/Street 2.5yrs+ Call 07800 50 55 35

Early Years Music Groups, Fun & Learning for Babies & Toddlers 6m-3yrs, Tues & Fri in Beeston Call 0115 922 1318

Early Years Music Groups Fun & learning for babies & toddlers 6m up to 3yrs with parents or carers, in Beeston on Tuesdays and Fridays

Wendy Prevezer 0115 922 1318

Jo Jingles, Music/Singing/Movement Classes, Beeston, Long Eaton, Ravenshead & Kiddicare, Call 0870 900 4567 Julie Shacklock School of Dancing, Sutton, Disco/Ballet/Tap/Zumba & More, Wed/Sat, 2.5yrs+ Call 01623 559084 Katie Wright School of Dance, Kimberley LC Sat am & Watnall Preschoo Wed 4.30pm ,Baby Ballet, Modern & Tap, 2-4yrs, Call 07545 339224

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Under 5’s Activities EMSA Babies, Small Friendly Classes/ Warm Pools. Preparing for our EMSA Swim School. Call 01773 744899

Toddlerobics, Ashwood Centre, Kirkby, 0-5yrs, Mon 2-3pm, £1 per Family, Call 01623 462 116

Hucknall Leisure Centre, Active Antz & Soft Play, Wed/Fri 9-11am, Call 0115 956 8750

Tumble Tots, Bramcote, Gamston & Radcliffe on Trent, Active Physical Play for 1-5yrs, Call 0115 981 2584

Hucknall Leisure Centre, Linby Rd, P&T Swim, Fri am, 10.45-11.45am, Call 0115 956 8750

Tumble Tots, Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield, Walking-2’s, 2-3yrs, 3-5yrs, Tues, Term Time, Call 07805 178852 Vicky’s Swim School, Trent College, Long Eaton, Babies/Preschoolers/Improvers, Sat am/Sun pm, Call 07876 212 408 Vicky’s Swim School, Village Hotel, Chilwell, Daily Classes, Babies/Preschoolers/Improvers Call 07876 212 408


Water Meadows, Mansfield, P&T 1hr Swim Mon/Wed 9.30, Thurs 10.30, Call 0345 0000232


The Warrior Academy, 135a Station Rd, Beeston. NG9 2AZ

Water Meadows, Mansfield, Swimming Lessons for 3m+ Call 0345 0000232 West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton, Fun Splash Time, Various Times Mon-Fri Term Time, Call 0115 946 1400

Boys & Girls age 2 - 7yrs Separate sessions for Pre-schoolers Daytime, Weekend & After-School sessions Term-Time Indoor & Outdoor Venues

e: t: 0115 924 8476 Kimberley Leisure Centre, Newdigate St, Adult & Baby + Adult & Child, Sessions for 6wks-4yrs, Call 0115 917 3366

Under 5’s Music, Dance & Drama Contd,

Razzamataz, Razz Tots, Mansfield, Parent Assisted Melody & Movement Classes, 2-3yrs, Call 01623 636171

Kimberley Leisure Cntr, Newdigate St, Creative Dance, Wed, 3-4yrs, Call 0115 917 3366

Redhead-Scott Sch of Dancing, Beeston, Movement & Dance with Stories. M/T/Sat, 3-5yrs, Call 0115 922 8534

Kindermusik with Clare. Classes at Dagfa House, Beeston on Fridays. Call 07775 446171

Rockabillies Music Centre, Long Eaton, Pre-school Music Groups, M/T/ Th/F, £4 per session, siblings £1.50 Call 0774 7013597

Little Chatterboxes, Huthwaite Library, Singing & Signing, Wed 10-10.30am, Call 01623 516592 Little Drivers Soft Play, Stapleford, Disco Tots, Fri am, Call 0115 939 2211 Little Movers, Ravenshead, Singing & Movement + Play, Tue/Fri am, Call 07854 112708

Kimberley Leisure Centre, Newdigate St, P&T Swimming Daily, Call 0115 917 3366 Kimberley Leisure Cntr, Newdigate St, Pre-School Gymnastics Mon pm, Call 0115 917 3366 Lammas Leisure Centre, Active Ants, Bouncy Castle & Soft Play Fun, 0-5yrs Term Time & 0-10yrs Hols, Call 01623 511177 Lammas Leisure Centre, Mini Bouncers Trampoline, Tues 1.15pm, 3-5yrs , 3.45pm 4-8yrs, 5.15pm 8-15yrs, Call 01623 511177

Rockabillies, Long Eaton, Half Termly Saturday Discos, U4’s & 4-7yrs, £5, Call 0774 7013597

Lammas Leisure Centre, Polar Cubs Ice Skating, Various Sessions, T/Th/Fri, Call 01623 511177

Selston Library, Chapel Rd, Musical Tales alt Fri 2.15-2.45, Call 01773 810093

Lammas Leisure Centre, Sutton, Parent & Toddler Swim, M/T/F Various Times, Call 01623 511177

Speech Sign & Song Club, Beeston, for U5’s with Communication Difficulties, Call 0115 922 1318

West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton, Fun Tots Bouncy Castle & Soft Play, W/F 10-11.30am, Call 0115 946 1400 Yoganutz, Beeston, Hucknall, Kirkby, Sutton, Yoga for Toddlers-Teens, Call 07877 083101

Under 5’s Languages & Creative Activities Cooking With Hugo, Long Eaton, Cookery Classes - Fun-Packed Hour of Baking, 2-6yrs, Call 07508 012290 Denz Indoor Playcentre, Beeston, Craft Activities Available Mon-Fri, Call 0115 925 5007 La Jolie Ronde, The Hermitage, Ruddington, Spanish for Babies, Mon 10am, 0-3yrs Call 0115 921 1695 £1 per child (First Visit Free)      


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Little Drivers Soft Play, Stapleford, Gymtots, Mon am, Call 0115 939 2211

Little Drivers Soft Play, Stapleford, Fun Creative Activities, Wed am Call 0115 939 2211

Tuneful Tots, Mansfield Woodhouse Library, Tues 2pm for Walking Toddlers, Call 01623 666370

Little Tiger Cubs, Fun & Safe Fitness Training Programme, Beeston & West Bridgford, 3-5yrs Call 0115 9226 182

Little Linguists, Fun Nursery French & Spanish Classes with Lisa, Call 07970 864248

Wiggly Tots Dance Academy, Beeston & Long Eaton, Ballet, Tap & Creative Movement, 6m-4yrs, Call 07759 253091

Little Wickets, Under 7’s Cricket Fun & Games, Numerous Venues Across Notts, 2-6yrs, Call 0115 924 8476

Music Makers, Bramcote, Fun MusicMaking 3 -5yrs Call 0115 913 3627

Under 5’s Sport & Swimming

Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield, Preschool Gymnastics, Fri 1.15-2.45pm, Under 4’s, Call 0345 0000 231

Little Treasures: Toddler Craft & Play @ Sutton in Ashfield Salvation Army, Mon 9.30-11am, Call 01623 442665

New Youth Theatre Tiny Tots, Mansfield & Kirkby, 30mins of Music, Dance & Song, 3-5yrs, Call 01623 406284

Bramcote Leisure Centre, Derby Rd, Swimming Lessons, Daily, Various Times, 0 - 3yrs, Call 0115 917 3000

Ogando School of Dance, Grangewood Rd, Wollaton, Pre-School Ballet, Thurs 2.15pm, 3-5yrs, Call 01332 664 916

Bramcote Leisure Centre, Derby Rd, P & T Swimming, Various Sessions,, Call 0115 917 3000

Pyjama Drama, Mansfield & Newark, Drama & Creative Play, Babies-7yrs, Call 01636 858280

Edgewood Leisure Centre, Hucknall, Parent & Toddler Swim, Mon/Thurs am Call 0115 956 8790

Magical Movers, Music & Dance Classes Throughout Notts & Now at Nottingham City Leisure Centres, Call 07941 625793 Marcia Jones School of Dance, Beeston/ Hucknall/Mapperley, Thurs P&T, Sun Baby & Pre-Primary Ballet, Call 0115 922 6499 Melodybeats, Family Music Class, Toton Methodist Church, Fridays, 9.30am Call 07967 159277


Puddle Ducks, Unique Swimming Classes for 0-4yrs Join at Any Point in the Term, Free Taster Sessions,, Call 07906 191504

Messy Play, Eastside Centre, Mansfield Rd, Sutton, Mon 1-2.30pm Messy Play, Children’s Centre, Tin Hat Centre, Selston, Wed 1-3pm, Call 01623 753828 Messy Play, Eastwood Children’s Centre, Mon 10-11.30am, Call 0115 993 5750

Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre, Mansfield, Parent &Toddler Swimming, 10wk Courses, Call 0345 0000230

Messy Play, High Leys Children’s Centre, Hucknall, Tues 9.15-10.45, Call 0115 988 9090

Selston Leisure Centre, Football Coaching for U5’s, Sun 10-11am, Call 01773 781800

Messy Play, Trinity Centre Point, Kirkby, Tue 10-11.30am, Call 01623 723232

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Sticky Fingers - Cookery Classes, Chilwell Memorial Hall, Mon 10-11am, U5’s, Call 07817 583705 Tots at the Top, Beeston, Fun Themed Art & Craft Classes, Call 07813 283276

Under 5’s Story & Rhyme Aspley Library, Nuthall Rd, Tots Time, Mon 11-11.30am, Call 0115 915 5700 Beeston Library, Rattle Rhyme & Roll, Alt Tues& W 10& 11 AM, Call 0115 925 5168 Bilborough Library, Bracebridge Dr,Tots Time, Mon 2-2.30. 0-5yrs, Call 0115 915 5795 Eastwood Library, Rattle Rhyme & Roll, Alt Tues 10-10.30 Call 01773 712209 Edwinstowe Library, Storyhullabaloo 2nd Tues Monthly, 2.15 Term Time, Call 01623 822280 Hucknall Library, Rattle Rhyme & Roll, Thurs 10.30-11am Call 0115 963 2035 Hucknall Library, Storyhullabaloo, Tues 10.30-11.00, Call 0115 963 2035 Huthwaite Library Rhyme Time Wed 10am term time, Call 01623 554051 Kirkby Library, Rattle Rhyme & Roll, Mon 10.30, Term Time, Call 01623 753236 Kirkby Library, Storyhullabaloo, Tues 2.00-3.00, Term Time, Call 01623 753236 Ladybrook Library, Rumble in the Jungle, Thur10am,0-4yrs-all year, Call 01623 622835 Long Eaton Library, Story Time, Songs, Stories & Rhyme Mon 2.15pm, Call 0115 973 5426 Mansfield Woodhouse Library, Rattle Rhyme & Roll, Fri 10am, Call 01623 621781


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Hoods Hideout Soft Play Adventure Centre, Beechdale Swimming Centre, 0-11yrs, Call 0115 876 1600 Jango’s Indoor Play Centre, Forest Town, Mansfield, Call 01623 465465 Jimmy Beans Children’s Play & Party Centre, Sutton, 0-10yrs Call 01623 550333 Jungletastic, Nottm Rd, Nuthall, Meal Deal Mon & From 3pm Tue-Fri Term Time, Call 0115 975 1113 Jungletastic, Soft Adventure Play, Nottingham Rd, Nuthall, Call 0115 975 1113 Lanky Bill’s Fun Shack, Cromford Rd Ind Est, Langley Mill, Call 01773 767050

a role play area with traditional wooden toys by Knot Just Jigs

Lilley Pond Singalong

Play & Party!

Soft play for 0-10yrs (height restriction 1.5m)

Main Frame for 4-10yrs Separate baby/toddler area for 0-3yrs disco room & cafe Parties: teddy bear picnic

WOW Toys are here!

50p off entry per child!

(Max 3 children per voucher) Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer Offer expires 30/6/14

dance,sing and shake your thing with Mark Lilley 4th Wed monthly

After School!

Offer-only £2.50! Tues-Fri, 3.00-5.30pm

traditional, lazer storm princess & pirate, nail art, & private hire

Toddler Sessions Wed & Fri mornings

Unit 6, Cromford Road Industrial Estate, Langley Mill, Notts. NG16 4FL

O1773 767050

Little Drivers Soft Play, Off Halls Rd, Stapleford, Call 0115 939 2211

Selston Library, Chapel Road,Rhyme, Musical Tales, Songs/Rhymes/Instrument & Puppets, last Wed Monthly,10.45, Call 01773 810093

Oceans of Fun Play Centre, Spring St, Hucknall, Indoor/Outdoor Play Areas & Private Hire, Call 0115 963 3961

Sutton in Ashfield Library, Storyhullabaloo, Stories & Crafts, Wed 10.30-11.30am, 0-5yrs, Call 01623 556296

Play Area

Cafe with a delicious selection of home made food, fresh bean coffees and mouthwatering cakes

Bring this voucher when booking to receive the above offer terms & conditions apply. (excludes value & Be My Bear parties)

Mouse Trap Soft Play, Main St, Bulwell, Parking in & Entrance Via Tesco Car Park, 0-10yrs Call 0115 975 2880

Strelley Road Library, Strelley Rd, Tots Time, Wed 9.30-11am, 0-5yrs, Call 0115 915 5788


Book your party between

March & April ‘14 for any date in 2014 Laser & Football parties and the birthday child goes FREE! or Soft play party & FREE DISCO!

Ravenshead Library, Rattle Rhyme & Roll, 2nd & 4th Tues Monthly 2.30pm, Call 01623 794634

Stapleford Library, Rattle Rhyme & Roll, 1st & 3rd Thurs Month, 11.15am, Call 0115 939 9178

Fully Air Conditioned!

Ollie’s Fun Shack, Sherwood Energy Village, New Ollerton, 0-10yrs Call 01623 860842 Pirates Play Centre, Rowley Drive, Sherwood, Up to 10yrs, Call 01159 603 363 Playmania Indoor Playcentre, Mansfield, Twins Day Thurs 10-3pm & Tea Time Special 3pm, Term Time, Call 01623 644443


Children’s Party Packages toddlers, pottery painting, laser tag & much more!

Parent & Toddler Sessions

Visit our facebook page only £2.00 & a FREE drink! or website for activities & deals! Structured sessions during the week

01623 237979


Botany Commercial Centre, Botany Ave, Mansfield NG18 5NF

For a free listing or to advertise call 01773 528927 or email


Soft Play

Easter Monday 21st April 10-4pm

Easter Dɢ

Free bunny trail!

Party packages at Jungletastic

(normal admission applies) Free bunny trail with a treat for each participating child

A GREAT PLACE TO HAVE YOUR PARTY! £9.95 per child all inclusive. View website for new events, information & offers. Denz Indoor Play & Party Centre Tel: 0115 9255007 131 Queens Rd, Beeston, NG9 2FE

Jungletastic VIP Party

Mid Week value part y

6.00 - 8.00pm

Self Catering Party

Exclusive use of Jungletastic!

Food served at 6.30pm for the rest of the time its your choice!

for 12 children (party child free!)

For up to 40 children Bring your own

Please visit our website cold food buffet Great prices! for full details and all Lots of terms & condtions Jungle Jungle party or call 0115 975 1113 fun! Boogie Party

Join us on FACEBOOK for up to date information

205 Nottingham Rd, Nuthall. NG16 1AE

minimum of 10 children Includes mixed buffet of hot & cold food, 45 mins play & 1hr 15mins exclusive use of our disco room

Jung le Pla y Parties These parties include 1hr 20mins of play plus 40mins of exclusive play in our Jungle party room!

Cheeky Chimps (cold buffet)

Bears Brunch (breakfast buffet)

K ing of the Jun g l e (hot buffet)

minimum of 10 children

Have an Eggciting Easter!

Eggs R Us! Having boiled eggs for breakfast with your family’s

faces drawn on can result in howls of laughter, especially if its a surprise! You don’t have to be a good artist for this, just include features your children will recognise e.g. their hair colour and style, eyes, freckles, smile etc. And don’t forget the adults! Boil the eggs for your preferred time, cool a little then dry. Holding each one ‘pointy end’ down, quickly draw your faces using non-toxic felt tip pens. TIP! Try it in the egg cup first to find out how much of the egg will be showing.

Egg Family!

After breakfast, use the egg heads or create new ones, fill the shells with damp cotton wool and sprinkle cress seeds on the top. Paint cardboard tubes to look like each member of the family, or funny characters you like, and place the egg head on the top. After a few days the eggs will have a funky hairdo which you can cut off and eat, leaving them with a ‘Number 1’!! Or use damp compost and sow grass seeds for a ‘punk’ effect or tie into bunches with thin ribbon.

Egg Hunt around the house on Easter Sunday morning is a

big favourite. The clues can be cryptic, funny, in rhyme or in pictures, whichever is right for your children, just don’t make them too hard. Children love to work it out for themselves before charging off, which let’s face it is the best bit for them! Hide the eggs in a decorated box, or wrap them in gold or shiny paper with ribbons, fluffy chicks, flowers, anything that makes them look fabulous and special! It all adds to the fun.

Arty Eggs! Using cold hard boiled eggs

let the kids decorate them with non toxic felt tip pens, paints or brush on PVA glue and add collage materials; tissue squares, sequins, ribbons and more...

Happy ! r e t s a E

WIN! Win A DISCO Party for 10 Children at Pirate’s Play Centre And have 60 minutes play, 30 minutes to eat in the party zone and half an hour of games, disco and fun our disco area with its sparkling disco floor! (Party must be taken during the school summer holidays) Just answer the following question for your chance to win...

a) green

Pirates disco floor is...? b) sparkling

c) blue

Please email your answer, name, address & phone number to or enter online at or /east-south-notts or post to Family Grapevine Nottinghamshire, 18 Dixie Street, Jacksdale, Nottingham NG16 5JZ Closing date: Friday 30th May 2014 Competition run in both editions of Family Grapevine Notts, to view full T&C’s please visit one of our websites.


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Childcare & Daycare Nurseries

First Choice Nanny Agency Ltd

We specialise in supplying nannies, au-pairs, mother’s helps and babysitters for full time, part time, holiday and emergency cover. We offer a friendly service and free registration.

Quality childcare New servicesflexible for even more flexibility and value fortrust! money! built on Look at ouravailable case studies on our or Pay-as-you-go – no deposits website to see the different ways multiple weeks of advanced payments! families use our childcare.

We also offer Event Nannies from one nanny to a fully supervised creche at special occasions such as weddings, corporate or sporting events.


Tel: 01509 670758 Mobile: 07824 893094 Soft Play Contd Rainydays Play Centre, Botany Park, Mansfield, Open 9am Weekdays/10.30am Weekends, 0-10yrs, Call 01623 237979 The Summit Centre, Pavilion Rd, Kirkby, Open Daily, Fun For Kids, Call 01623 751822 Tumbletown Play Centre, 107 High St, Arnold, Indoor Play for U8’s, Call 0115 967 1161

Childminders and Babysitting Sitters, for Day and Evening Babysitters, with Professional Childcare Experience, Call 08447 367367

Nottinghamshire Family Information Service, Call 0300 500 80 80.’ Nottinghamshire Nannies, Nanny & Au Pair Agency, Call 07929 982618 Notts County Council, Early Years & Childcare Services, Call 08449 80 80 80 Ofsted, Info on Education & Children’s Services Call 0300 123 1231

Creches Hucknall Leisure Centre, Linby Rd, 3m-5yrs, Centre Users Only, Mornings Only, Call 0115 956 8750 Lammas Leisure Centre, Creche, Mon-Fri 9-1pm & First Sat of Month 10-12am, U8’s Call 01623 511177

West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton, Creche A Call 0115 946 1400

Daycare Nurseries NG8 NG9 & NG10 Alphabet House Day Nursery & Forest School, Nottm Rd, Long Eaton, 3m-5yrs, Call 0115 973 4442 Alphabet House Day Nursery, Chilwell Rd, Beeston, 6wks-5yrs, Call 0115 943 6220

@Home Childcare, Part Time Flexible Childcare in Your Home, Call 0115 9783 399

Berry Blossom Childcare Flexible, home from home childcare

Jacksdale/Selston/Codnor Park area Ofsted Registered Childminder FREE 15 hour places for 2, 3 & 4 year olds Contact Kathryn Corbett 07530 509670

East Midlands Night Nanny & Baby Sitter, Enhanced CRB, 15yrs+ Childcare Experience, Call 07738 567097 First Choice Nanny Agency for Nannies, Au Pairs, Baby Sitters & Event Creches, Call 01509 670758 National Nannies, Registering & Supplying Childcare Professionals in the UK, Call 07563 422261 Newborn Nanny,Professional Advice & Help with your Newborn Baby, in your Own Home, Call 07771 863309


Flexibility – wraparound other childcare & school Long or short hours – choose the hours to fit your needs Extended childcare including out of hours for shift workers X-tremely affordable – especially for 2 or more children Individualised care – ideal for children with additional needs Based in your own home – for convenience and familiarity Loved by children and parents alike for the versatility it offers Experienced and qualified home childcarers

So why not get in touch and find out how f-l-e-x-i-b-l-e we can be

Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield, M/T/ Th/F 9.15-11am, Centre Users Only Call 0345 0000 231 Selston Leisure Centre, Mon/Tues/ Wed/Fri, 9.30-10.30, Centre Users Only, Call 01773 781800

Childcare and Childcare Advice


Attenborough Day Nursery, Attenborough, Small Homely & Friendly, 0-5 yrs Call 0115 922 5723

T: 0115 978 3399 E:

Beeston Nursery Tel: 0115 9677677 Email: Welcome to Beeston Nursery & Pre-School

Beeston Nursery, Station Rd, Beeston, 6wks-5yrs, Call 0115 967 7677

We offer childcare for children aged 0 - 5 years and our Out of School club takes children aged from 4 to 12 years.

Bizzy Kidz, Queens Rd, Beeston, 6wks5yrs, Call 0115 925 7735

We are a small, friendly nursery who offer flexible childcare options to suit you. We have lots of fun with the children, playing, singing, dancing, cooking and learning. And we have a stunning outdoor play garden, a veranda and a beautiful sky room!

Bramcote Nursery, Chapel Street, Bramcote, 8wks-5yrs, Call 0115 922 2454 Busy Bees Childrens Nursery, (was Nunu) Wilsthorpe Rd, Long Eaton, 0-5yrs, Call 0844 856 0605 Busy Bees Nursery, Bramcote Lane, Wollaton, 0-5yrs Call 0115 928 0508 Children 1st @ Derby Road, Long Eaton, 6wks-5yrs, Call 0115 973 3613

Funded places are available for eligible 2 year olds and all 3 & 4 year olds in our pre-school. Please ask for details

Come and take a look!

Children 1st @ Main Street, Long Eaton, 6wks-5yrs, Call 0115 946 8732 Children1st@Breedon House, Banks Rd, Toton, 6wks-8yrs, Call 0115 972 1113 Church House Nursery, Nether St. Beeston, 0-5yrs, Call 0115 967 7684 Klever Kids Day Nursery, Aspley Lane, Aspley, 6wks-12yrs Call 0115 822 8216 Little Stars Day Nursey, The Corner House, Strelley Rd, Broxtowe, 2-5yrs, Call 0115 970 5152

Beeston Nursery, 211 Station Road, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2AB

For a free listing or to advertise call 01773 528927 or email


Daycare Nurseries & Preschools Ravenshead Pre-School Playgroup for children aged 2-5 yrs Our sessions are Monday – Friday

Ravenshead CofE School

(term time only)

Morning Session 9am –11.30am Lunch 11.30am – 12.45pm Afternoon Session 12.45pm –3.15pm We enable children to learn through play in a safe and caring environment with an adult/child ratio of 1:4 for under three year olds & 1:8 for over three year olds.

Tel: 01623 490707

ses Free sio 3 & ns fo yea 4 r ro lds

“Children thoroughly enjoy their time in the setting and form strong relationships with the staff and their peers.” “All staff recognise and support the uniqueness of every child as they deliver a fully inclusive practice.” (Ofsted 2009) Reg. Charity No. 1025088


Daycare Nurseries NG17, NG18, NG19 & Edwinstowe Ashfield Plaza Day Nursery, Sutton Rd, Kirkby, 0-5yrs, Call 01623 555508

Montessori & Steiner Nurseries & Schools

Bright Beginnings at Pretty Windows, Edwinstowe, 6wks-11yrs Call 01623 822440

Michael House, a Steiner Waldorf School, Heanor, 3-16yrs, Monthly Guided Tours, Call 01773 718 050

Bright Sparks Nursery, Derby Rd, Mansfield, 3m-5yrs, Call 01623 652220

Preschools and Playgroups (Term Time Only)

Butterflies Day Nursery, West Notts College, Mansfield, 6wks-5yrs, Call 01623 413015 Cedar House Nursery, Ransom Wood, Mansfield. Superb Woodland Setting, 0-5yrs, Call 01623 636100

Daycare Nurseries NG8 NG9 & NG10 Contd

Daycare Nurseries NG15 & NG16

My Start 2 Day Nursery, Rosslyn Park Sch, Amesbury Circus, Aspley, 2-3yrs Funded Places, Call 0115 970 5152

Applegarth Day Nursery, Robey Close, Linby, 6wks-5yrs, Call 0115 963 1296

My Start Day Nursery, Minver Crescent, Aspley, 6m-5yrs Call 0115 970 5152 Nottingham Day Nursery, David Lloyd Club, Aspley Lane, 12wks-4yrs Call 0115 929 8035 Stapleford Day Nursery, Derby Rd, Stapleford, 3m-5yrs, Call 0115 949 9090 Stepping Stones 11, Attenborough Lane, Beeston, 0-8yrs, Call 0115 967 8785 The Orchard Day Nursery, Nether St, Beeston, 0-5yrs, Call 0115 922 7955 The Village Nursery, Town St, Bramcote, Woodland Area, 6wks-5yrs, Call 0115 943 0053 Toddlers’ University, The City, Beeston, 3m-8yrs, Call 0115 967 8602 Treetops Nursery, Minton Close, Off Swiney Way, Toton, 6wks-5yrs, Call 0115 973 2311 Wollaton House Day Nursery & PreSchool, Bridge Rd, Wollaton, 6wks-8yrs, Call 0115 928 1181

Cherubs Childcare Centre, Welbeck Rd, Mansfield Woodhouse, 6wks-13yrs, Call 01623 420940 Cherubs Children’s Centre, Wynndale Dr Primary Sch, Mansfield, 6wks-8yrs, Call 01623 644069

Brooklyn Day Nursery, Forest House, Annesley, A Home from Home for 0-5yrs Call 01623 752092

Hilltop Day Nursery, Crow Hill Drive, Mansfield, 0-5yrs Call 01623 631385

Cherubs Day Nursery, High St, Kimberley, 6wks-5yrs, Call 0115 938 9090

Learning Tree Nursery, Alfreton Rd, Sutton, 0-5yrs, Activities incl Yoga & French, Call 01623 512324

Discovery Day Nursery & Kids Club, Cared4 Ltd, Smithurst Rd, Giltbrook, 0-5yrs, Call 0115 938 4805

Learning Tree Nursery, Kirkby Rd, Sutton, 8wks-8yrs, Call 01623 512324

Hucknall Day Nursery, Nottingham Rd, Hucknall, 6wks-5yrs, Call 0115 968 0797 Little Oaks Nursery, High St, Kimberley, 0-5yrs, Call 0115 938 2022 Longdale Nursery School & Children’s Centre, Longdale lane, Ravenshead, 6wks11yrs, Call 01623 491919 Oceans Day Nursery, Spring St, Hucknall, Free Places for 2, 3 & 4year Olds, 6wks5yrs, Call 0115 963 5651 Rocking Horse Childcare Centre, Broomhill Rd, Hucknall, 6wks-11yrs, Call 0115 837 0509

Wollaton Village Day Nursery, Wollaton Rd, Wollaton, 6wks-5yrs Call 0115 928 2239

The Orange Tree Day Nursery, 2 The Connery, Hucknall, 6wks-5yrs, Call 0115 964 0001

Young Rascals, City Rd, Beeston, 6wks8yrs, Sch Runs/Hols, French Lessons, Call 0115 967 7951

Wollaton Day Nursery & After Sch Club, Church St, Eastwood, 6wks-11yrs, Call 01773 711721


Cherubs Childcare Centre, Pleasley Land Mark, Mansfield, 6wks-8yrs, Call 01623 811166

Awsworth Schoolhouse Day Nursery, The Lane, 0-5yrs, Call 0115 944 4114

Galaxies Day Nursery, 1a Seymour Rd, Eastwood, 6m-5yrs Call 01773 715923

Treetops Vicar Water Day Nursery, 123 Mansfield Rd, Mansfield, 3m-5yrs, Call 01623 660555

Nurseryworld & Friends Day Nursery, Douglas Rd, Sutton, 6wks-8yrs, Call 01623 440624 Papermoon Day Nursery, Fulnar Close, Forest Town, Mansfield, 6wks-U8’s, Call 01623 657570 Papermoon Day Nursery, Mansfield Rd, Sutton, 6wks-5yrs, Call 01623 440011 Rocking Horse Nursery, Kingsway, Kirkby, 0-11yrs, Fee Hours Avail for 2, 3 & 4yrs, Call 01623 408330 Safe Haven Day Nursery, High St, Mansfield Woodhouse, 6wks-8yrs, Call 01623 480554 Shaping Futures Day Nursery, Oakham Business Park, Mansfield, 6wk- 5yrs, Call 01623 600638 Smarties Private Day Nursery, Nottingham Rd, Mansfield, 0-5yrs, Call 01623 636100 Tiny World, Layton Ave, Mansfield, 6wks11yrs, Call 01623 420600

Allsorts Pre-School, Community Centre, Underwood, 2.5 -5yrs, 9am-12, Call 07858 778603 Arnold St Mary’s Preschool, St Mary’s Family Centre, Mon-Fri am Wed All Day, Call 07969 544137

K im berley Pre-Sc hool Pla ygroup

Kettlebrook Lodge, Eastwood Rd Friendly, fun & caring environment for your little ones

Mon-Thurs 9.30am-3.00pm Fri 9.30am-1.00pm plus lunch club

0115 938 9205/07842 815038

Attenborough Church Pre-School, Village Hall, M-F 9.15-12.15, Mon &Tues 12.15-3.15 for Rising 4’s, Call 07714 577171 Bramcote Pre-School Playgroup, Memorial Hall, M/T/F 9-3pm, W/Th 9-1pm, 2-5yrs, Call 07754 140325 Busy Bees Preschool, St Peters Church, Toton, Mon-Fri 9-12am, Mon & Tues 12-3pm, Call 07402 769053 Carousel Under 5’s Preschool, Lammas Rd, Sutton, 8.30-4.30pm Mon-Fri, 2-5yrs, Call 07926 308289 Coteswood House School, Thackery’s Lane, Woodthorpe, 3-5yrs Call 0115 967 6551 Early Years Playgroup, Frederick Rd, Stapleford, Mon-FrThurs 9am-3pm, Fri 9-12pm, 2-5yrs, Call 07939 852907 Edwinstowe Pre-school Playgroup, Forest Session, Tue 9-3.30/Fri, 9-12am, Call 07989 892831 Edwinstowe Preschool Playgroup, Village Hall, M/W/Th, 9-12, 2.5-5yrs, Call 07989 892831

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Preschools & Out of School Clubs Ashfield Play Care Scheme Flexible After School & Holiday Care for children aged 4 – 12 yrs

Upper Plateau Lammas Leisure Centre Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17 2AD

A warm, safe and secure environment conveniently located for dropping off & picking up children well qualified enthusiastic Staff ~ art & craft activities pool ~ air hockey ~ table tennis ~ large outdoor play areas excellent equipment and sports and games facilities computer bank (secure internet access) ~ PS2s & DVDs quiet area ~ regular trips, visits and talks

Children collected from local schools at end of school day and from after school clubs

01623 550986 or 01623 553007

Grangewood Pre-school, Grangewood Rd, Wollaton, Mon-Fri 9-12am, 3-4yrs Call 0115 928 8283

Wollaton Village Pre-School, Wollaton Rd, Before & After Sch Care for Children at Fernwood School, Call 07938 238876

Horsendale Pre-School Playgroup, Nuthall, M/T/W/F am, M/W/F pm, 2.5-5yrs, Call 07534 765 500

Wollaton Village Pre-School, Wollaton Rd, Mon-Fri incl. Lunch, 9am-3pm, 2.5-5yrs, Call 07938 238876

Hucknall Pre-School Playgroup, Watnall Rd, Mon-Fri am, M/T/F pm, 2-5yrs, Call 0754 4510610

Preschools & Playgroups (All Year)

Papplewick Pre-school

We provide a caring environment and offer safe learning through play Mon - Fri 9am -12noon & Mon/Wed/Thur pm (afternoon sessions 12-3pm from January ‘13)

We have spaces available for 3 & 4 year olds and would love to see you! Please call Kelly on 0115 963 4913 or 07754 593715 Papplewick & Linby Village Hall, Linby Lane. (Charity No. 1042848)

Kimberley Pre-School Playgroup, Kettlebrook Lodge, M/W/TH 9.30-3.00 Tues & Fri 9.30-1pm, Call 0115 938 9205 Kirkby Cross Playgroup, Bentink Miners Welfare, M/T/Th/F Am & Pm + Lunch Club, 2-4yrs, Call 01623 450016

Attenborough Day Nursery Pre-school, The Strand, Free Sessions Available, 2.5-5yrs, Call 0115 922 5723 Brinsley Childcare, Brinsley Primary School, Mon-Fri, 7.45-6pm, 6wks-4yrs Call 07500 934874 Cuckoo’s Nest Playgroup, Aspley Community &Traing Centre, Minver Cres, Call 0115 875 0444 Greasley Beauvale Childcare, Greasley Primary Sch, Newthorpe, 6wks-5yrs, Call 07984 618855 Greasley Beauvale Childcare, Newthorpe, Before/After Sch & Hols U11’s, Call 07984 618855

Out of School & Holiday Clubs NG8, NG9, 10, 15 & 16

Learning Ladder Childcare, Abbey Primary, Mansfield, 2-5yrs, Call 07812 903538 Noah’s Ark Playgroup, Kimberley, All Day Mon/Thurs, Tue/Wed/Fri am & Lunch Club, 2-5yrs, Call 0115 945 8553 Papplewick Preschool, Village Hall, Mon-Fri 9-12am, M/W/Th 12-3pm, Call 0115 963 4913 Pre-School 345, 5 Middle St, Beeston, Mon- Fri 9-12am /Lunch Club 12-12.45pm+ M/W pm, Call 07816 376726 Ravenshead Pre-school Playgroup, Ravenshead Primary Sch, 2-5yrs, Call 01623 490707 Red Lion Playcentre, Coventry Rd, Bulwell, Call 0115 975 6244 Robert Shaw Pre-School, Southfield Rd, Nottm, Call 0115 915 5765 Springfield Pre-School, Sandiacre, Mon-Fri 9.15-11.45; 12.15-2.45, 2-5yrs, Call 07960 983423 Toton Tots Pre-School, Chester Green, Quality Care, 9.00-12.30pm Call 07800 562255 Trowell Preschool, St Helens Church Hall, Nottm Rd, Mon-Fri 9-12am, Call 07842 212672 Watnall Pre-School, Main Rd, MonFri am & M/T/Th pm + Lunch, 2-5yrs, Call 0115 945 8574 Whizz Kids Playgroup, Bells Lane Community Centre, Amesbury Circus, Call 0115 915 7605 Wollaton Park Pre-school Playgroup, Lambourne Dr, Mon-Fri 9-12, Lunch Club Mon & Wed, 2yrs+ Call 07960 547131

Abbey Gates Primary Sch, Ravenshead, Before/After Sch, 3-14yrs, Call 01623 491919

A learning through play pre-school Wide range of activities for 2- 4 yr olds

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9 -12 noon & 1- 4pm plus Lunch club 12-1pm

Alphabet House @ Grange School, Long Eaton, Before/After Sch & Hols 4-10yrs, Call 0115 973 4442

Enclosed outdoor play area Healthy snacks

Applegarth the Zone, Linby, Before & After Sch, Hols & Pick Ups, Up to 14yrs, Call 0115 963 1296

for 2, 3 and 4 yr olds

Aspley Library, Nuthall Rd, Homework Club, Tues 3-5pm, Term Time, Call 0115 915 5700

Funded places available 01623 450016

The Pavillion, Bentinck Miners Welfare, Sutton Rd, Kirkby. NG17 8GS

Leen Mills Pre School Playgroup, Carlingford Rd, Hucknall, Mon-Fri 8-4.30pm, 2.5-5yrs, Call 0115 964 2725 Selston Childcare, Holly Hill Sch, Full Daycare, 7.30am-6.00pm, 2-5yrs, Call 07908 649121 St Laurence Pre-School & Club 11 Ltd, Broad St, L. Eaton, M-F 7.30-6pm, 2-5yrs, Call 0115 972 1405 The Elms, Nursery to Trent College, Long Eaton, 3-5yrs, Call 0115 849 4940 Tiny Tots Preschool, John Godber Centre, Hucknall, Mon-Fri 9-12 am, Call 07963 962517

Awsworth Buzy Kids Club, Awsworth Primary, After School for 3-11yrs Call 0115 944 4114 Awsworth Schoolhouse Day Nursery, Breakfast/After Sch/Hol+ Drop Off/Pick up in Eastwood Area, Call 0115 944 4114 Balloon Wood Adventure Playground, After School/Hols, 5-13yr Call 0115 928 7500 Beeston Nursery, Before/After Sch, Trent Vale Infants, Beeston, Up to 12yrs, Call 0115 967 7677 Bilborough Library, Bracebridge Dr,Homework Club, Thurs 4-6pm Term Time, 8-18yrs, Call 0115 915 5795

Bramcote Hills Kids Club, Bramcote Hills Sch, After Sch 4.5 - 11yrs, Term Time, Call 0115 967 7684 Brinsley Childcare, Brinsley Primary School, Wraparound & Hol Care 4-11yrs, Call 07500 934874 Brooklyn Day Nursery, Annesley, After Sch & Hol Club up to 8yrs Call 01623 752092 Busy Bees Nursery, Wollaton, Before/After Sch (Fernwood Inf Sch), Hol Care 4-8yrs Call 0115 928 0508 Cared 4 Club 1, William Lilley Infant School, Stapleford, Call 0115 917 9277 Cared4 Kids Club, Discovery Day Nursery, Giltbrook, Before/After Sch & Hol Care, 4-14yrs, Call 0115 938 4805 Cherubs Nursery Cool Club, Kimberley, After School & Hol Care, 5-13yrs, Call 0115 938 9090 Children 1st @ Derby Road, Long Eaton, Before/After Sch & Hol Club, 5-12yrs, Call 0115 973 3613 Children1st@Breedon House,Toton, Before/After Sch & Hol Club 5-12yrs Call 0115 972 1113 Cool Club Hollywell Primary, Kimberley, Before & After Sch, 5-11yrs, Call 0115 938 9090 Dazzlers, John Clifford School, Nether St, Beeston, Call 07931 111447

Bizzy Kidz, Bispham Dr School, Toton, Before/After Sch & Hol Club, 4-12yrs Call 0115 925 7735

Early Years Playgroup, Frederick Rd, Stapleford, Holiday Club on Selected Dates, 2-6yrs Call 07939 852907

Bizzy Kidz, Holiday Club, Toton Methodist Church, 4-12yrs, Call 0115 925 7735

Explorers, Stapleford Baptist Ch, Fri 3.45-5.45, 5-7yrs, Call 0115 917 4592

For a free listing or to advertise call 01773 528927 or email




Kumon Long Eaton are holding a Maths and English Assessment Event An opportunity for parents to book a Kumon assessment of their child and to find out what Kumon could do to develop their child’s confidence, study skills and subject ability. West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton (NG10 4AA), (free parking, tea and coffee available). Saturday 12th April, between 12:00 & 2:00 p.m. 0115 727 0222 or email

Out of School & Holiday Clubs NG8, NG9, 10, 15 & 16 Contd

Out of School & Holiday Clubs NG17, 18, 19 & Edwinstowe

Galaxies Day Nursery, Seymour Rd, Eastwood, Before/After Sch & Hol Care, 4-11yrs, Call 01773 715923

Ashfield Playcare Scheme, Lammas Leisure Centre, Sutton, After School & Hol Care, 4-12yrs, Call 0752 6422 358

Horsendale Club, Assarts Rd, Nuthall, 7.30-8.50 / 3.35-6.00 Call 07534 765500

Ashwood Centre, Kirkby, IT/Activities/ Café, T/W/Th/F, 3.30-5.30pm, 8-16yrs, Call 01623 758974

Hucknall National Out of Sch/ Holiday Club, Montague Rd, 4-11yrs, Call 07923 496208 Klever Kids Day Nursery, Aspley Lane, Aspley, Before.After Sch & Hol Care, 4-12yrs, Call 0115 822 8216 Little Oaks Cool Kids Club, Larkfields Sch Nuthall, Before/After Sch & Hols, 4-11yrs, Call 0115 938 2022 Longdale Nursery School & Children’s Centre, Ravenshead, Before/After Sch & Hols, 3-14yrs Call 01623 491919 Oceans Day Nursery, Spring St, Hucknall, Before/After Sch & Hol Club, 4-13yrs, Call 0115 963 5651 Papermoon Day Nursery, Mansfield Rd, Sutton, Hol Club up to 8yrs, Call 01623 440011 Ravenshead Out of School Club, Ravenshead CofE Primary Call 01623 797303 Rocking Horse Childcare, Hucknall, Before/After Sch & Hol Care 4-11yrs, Call 0115 837 0509 Selston Childcare, Holly Hill Sch, Before/ After Sch & Hol Care, Up to 11yrs, Call 07908 649121 St Laurence Pre-School & Club 11 Ltd, L. Eaton, Before/After Sch + Inset/Hols, U12’s, Call 0115 972 1405 Stapleford Day Nursery, Derby Rd, Before/After Sch & Hol Club 5-11yrs, Call 0115 949 9090 Strelley Road Library, Strelley Rd, Homework Club, 3.30-5pm Term Time, 8-18yrs, Call 0115 915 5788 Toddlers’ University, The City, Beeston, Local Pick Ups, 4-8yrs, Call 0115 967 8602 Wollaton Day Nursery, Eastwood, Before/After Sch & HolCare 4-11yrs, Call 01773 711721 Wollaton Village Day Nursery, Wollaton, Before/After Sch & Hols, Fernwood Sch Only, 4-8yrs, Call 0115 928 2239 Young Rascals, City Rd, Beeston, Before/After Sch & Hol Care, 4-8yrs, Call 0115 967 7951

Bright Beginnings at Pretty Windows, Edwinstowe, Before/After Sch, Hols & Pick Ups, 3-11yrs, Call 01623 822440 Carousel School Holiday Playscheme, Lammas Rd, Sutton, 8.30-4.30pm, 2-8yrs, Call 07926 308289 Cherubs Childcare Centre, Mansfield Woodhouse, Before/After Sch & Hols, 3-13yrs, Call 01623 420940 Cherubs Children’s Centre, Wynndale Dr Primary Sch, Mansfield, 3-8yrs, Call 01623 644069 Learning Ladder After Sch Club, Wynndale Primary Sch, Mansfield, 2.5-12yrs, Call 07812 903538 Learning Ladder, Abbey Primary Sch, Mansfield, Breakfast/After Sch & Hol Club,4-11yrs, Call 01623 631852 Learning Tree Nursery, Alfreton Rd, Sutton Before/After Sch & Hols, up to 8yrs Call 01623 512324 Learning Tree Nursery, Kirkby Rd, Sutton, Before/After Sch & Hol Care U8’s, Call 01623 512324.

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Beeston & West Bridgford 0115 945 9941 Tutoring Arti Pearson, Attenborough, Maths Tuition GCSE/A Level, Call 0115 925 1768 Brighter Futures Education, 1-2-1 Tuition Services for all Ages,, To Contact Jill, Call 07856 651430

Pat Satterly, Mansfield, Maths & English, All Ages to GCSE, Call 01623 652228 PRIVATE TUTORS NOTTINGHAM - All Subjects, All Levels, All Areas, DBS/CRB Registered, Call 0115 928 6646 Time2Learn, Beeston, Key Stage 3 Maths/ English & Juniors, Call 0115 925 4084

Classical Foundations, 1-to-1 Tutoring for 7-18yrs, Up to A Level, All Main Subjects, Call 01949 861 407 Guaranteed Grades, Quality Maths, English and Science Tuition Service, Call 0115 901 7272 Kip McGrath Mansfield, Pleasley Vale Business Park, Maths & English Tuition, All Ages, Call 01623 811595 Kip McGrath, Wollaton, OFSTED registered Maths and English Tuition, Call 0115 928 0202 Kumon Maths & English Tuition, Chilwell Rd Methodist Ch, Beeston, 4yrs+ Call 0115 919 3578

Papermoon Day Nursery, Forest Town, Holiday Club for U8’s, Call 01623 657570

Kumon Maths & English Tuition, St Mary’s Church, Call 0115 822 4670

Rocking Horse Nursery, Kirkby, Before/After Sch & Hol Care, U11’s, Call 01623 408330

Kumon Maths & English Tuition, West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton, Call 0115 727 0222

Language Classes

Safe Haven Day Nursery, High St, Mansfield Woodhouse, The Den, Before/After Sch & Hol Care, 4-12yrs, Call 01623 480554

Kumon Maths & English, Ajay Khosia, Ravenshead Library, Thurs & Sat, Call 01623 490866

Alison Guy, Private Tuition, French, Spanish & German up to GCSE, Individual or Parent & Child, Call 0115 921 1695

Magikats Maths & English Study Centre, Beeston Library & West Bridgford, Call 0115 945 9941

Little Linguists, Spanish Club, Beeston Library, Tues 4pm 4-7yrs, 5pm 8-11yrs, Call 07970 864248

Mike the Maths Teacher, Beeston, Maths Specialist Key Stage 3, GCSE/A Levels, Call 0115 925 3807

Russian School, Nottingham, 3-18yrs, Pre-school, Primary ,GCSE & A-Level, Call 07846 956019

Shaping Futures Day Nursery, Mansfield, Before/After Sch & Hols, U11’s, Trips & Activities, Call 01623 600638 Tiny World, Layton Ave, Mansfield, After Sch & Hol Care, 4-11yrs, Call 01623 420600

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Independent Schools

Please register to secure your place using the details below. We look forward to meeting you soon. Admissions Manager: Mrs Patricia Robinson l 0115 849 4940 | The Elms, Derby Road, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 4AD |


Open Morning Wednesday 14th May 9.30am - 11.30am

Meet senior and teaching staff as well as pupils, tour our school and see us in action on a normal school day. 0

Fairy Workshop Saturday 22nd March, 10.00am - 12.00pm

At The Elms, we love to sing, dance and be creative. This morning will include ‘all things fairy’!

Year 3/4 Discovery Day Tuesday 25th March



Explore all that The Elms has to offer, for children currently in Year 3.

A chance for your child to spend the day with a friend from The Elms.

Bring a Friend to School Thursday 24th April

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Independent Schools

MOST parents would agree on the qualities they would like at the heart of their children’s education: small class sizes, individual attention, excellent teaching in a nurturing environment – in short, the very best for their children. It is, however, more attainable than many believe. St Peter & St Paul Independent School in Chesterfield welcomes primary-age children not only from the town but from Bakewell, Matlock and further afield as parents opt for its combination of exceptional education and value for money. “Independent education isn’t as expensive as people think,” explains headmaster Andrew Lamb. “A place in our reception class can cost less than a similar place in a nursery. We often say to parents that if they have a child in full-care nursery, they can afford a place in independent education.” It is a tempting proposition, with small teaching groups – the school doesn’t use the term “class sizes” – guaranteeing pupils all the attention they need. “It would be unusual to have a teaching group of more than 15 children,” says Mr Lamb. “The staff ratio in our reception class is one to five, which is a massive amount of attention compared to primary schools.” Results speak for themselves. St Peter & St Paul is the highest ranked independent school across Derbyshire and South Yorkshire in the Sunday Times Parent Power Best 100 Prep Schools List for its Key Stage 2 results. Meanwhile, pupils’ work displayed around the school shows a remarkably high standard. “All pupils have their work on display – we don’t just pick the best,” says Mr Lamb. “If children are happy and secure, they’ll learn. “We achieve what needs to be achieved. While academics are massively important, I believe that preparing children for life is equally vital. So there is competition in the school because life is a competition. Music and drama are also very important.” Another key factor is continuity. “We have all our own staff and our own transport,” says Mr Lamb. “Our children always deal with people they know. We don’t use supply staff – we cover from within.” The school offers excellent facilities – from science lab to design technology workshop to gym – but, insists Mr Lamb, the most important room is the dining room where fresh, locally-sourced food is served and the art of conversation encouraged. “If you get the discipline right here, you get it right everywhere,” he stresses. “We have no lunchtime supervisors. We have ‘family dining’ with a member of teaching staff sitting with children at each table. Food is brought to them and there are no televisions to distract them!” He adds: “One thing I regularly say to parents is that they are paying for what they can’t get elsewhere. We are offering what every parent wants for their child. It’s an investment for life.”

St Peter & St Paul Independent School Brambling House, Hady Hill, Chesterfield S41 0EF

(01246) 278522

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Beeston Youth Link, Young People’s Centre, Tues 7-9pm, 14-25yr Call 0115 925 4575

Notts Dads Forum, 4 Parents/Carers of Children with Autism, nottsdadsforum

Nottinghamshire Powerchair Football Club, for Wheelchair Users All Ages, Call 07932 071364

Sylvie Culley, French Classes for PreSchool, GCSE & A-Level Call 01332 660745

Bibble Plus, Bandana Bibs are a Functional & Stylish Solution for Older Kids & Adults,

Notts Deaf Children’s Society, Friendly & Social Support for Deaf Children & their Families, Call 07976 157509

Notts Orienteering Club, Various Locations, All Families Welcome Call 0115 987 2083

Children’s Centre Info Svc, City Hosp, Free Info for Parents & Carers of Disabled or Ill Children, Call 0115 883 1157

Rainbow Parents Carers Forum, Support for Parents/Carers of Children with Disabilities +Play Session Call 078372 78981

Phab Nottm, Activities & Fun Days Out for Children with 1-to-1 care, enquiries@

Education Support IntoUniversity, FREE Homework Support for 7-18yrs in Broxtowe, Call 0115 975 5384 Learning Through Music presents Tables Tunes CD - Listen,Sing & Learn, Call 01949 878103

Education Information Elective Home Education, AdvICE on Educating Your Child at Home Call 0845 602 0721 Ofsted, Info on Education & Children’s Services Call 0300 123 1231

Independent Schools Dagfa School, Beeston, Nursery, Junior & Senior, 3-16yrs, Call 0115 913 8330 Grosvenor School, Edwalton Grange, 218 Melton Rd, Edwalton, 3-13yrs, Call 0115 923 1184 Hazel Hurst School, 400 Westdale Lane, Mapperley, 2-8yrs, Call 0115 960 6759 Hollygirt School, Elm Avenue, Nottm, Co-ed from Sept 14, 3-16yrs, Call 0115 958 0596 Michael House a Steiner Waldorf School, Heanor, 3-16yrs, Monthly Guided Tours, Call 01773 718 050 Nottingham Girls’ High School, Arboretum St, Nottingham, 4-18yrs, Call 0115 941 7663 Nottingham High School for Boys, Waverley Mount, Nottingham, 4-18yrs, Call 0115 845 2232 Salterford House Preparatory School, Calverton, 2.5-11yrs Call 0115 965 2127 Saville House School, Mansfield Woodhouse, 2.5 -11yrs, Call 01623 625068 St Joseph’s School, Derby Rd, Nottingham, 12m-11yrs, Call 0115 941 8356 St Peter and St Paul Independent School, Chesterfield, Girls & Boys up to 11yrs, Call 01246 278522 The Elms, Nursery & Primary School to Trent College, Long Eaton, 3-11yrs, Call 0115 849 4940 The Iona School, Steiner Waldorf Education, Sneinton Dale, Sneinton, 3-12yrs, Call 0115 941 5295 The Lammas School, Lammas Rd, Suttonin-Ashfield, 5-19yrs, Call 01623 516879 Trent College, Long Eaton, Boarding / Day, Co-ed 11-18yrs, Call 0115 849 4949 Wellow House School, Wellow, Pre-Prep 3-6yrs, Prep 7-13yrs, Call 01623 861054 Worksop College & Preparatory School, Ranby House, Co-ed Independent Day & Boarding School, 3-18yrs, Call 01909 537155

Special Needs Support & Services APTCOO, Mansfield, Support/Fun/Toy Library & More for Disabled Children and their Families, Call 01623 629902 Ashley Andrews, Speech & Language Therapist, 1 to 1 at Home/School. Call 07926 008752


Children’s Centre, City Hospital, Autism Drop-in Clinic, Call 0115 882 1157 Disability Nottinghamshire, Free Impartial & Confidential Advice, 16yrs+ Call 01623 625 891 Disability Support Team, Youth Clubs, Events & Holidays, Call 01623 626972 Dyslexia Assoc, Svcs For Dyslexics of All Ages & Their Families, Call 0115 924 6888 Enable for Children & Adults, Jacksdale Christian Centre, Parent/Carer Support, Call 01773 781558 Indigo Kids, Autism Resource Centre, 186, Beardall St, Hucknall, Call 0115 952 1164 IRIS, Information Svc for Parents of Children & Young People with Disabilities, Call 0115 853 3291 Kirkby Park Inclusive Group, Comm Centre, Mon 6-8, 10-16, Call 01623 484862 Mencap, Service for Children/Adults with Learning Disabilities & their Families/ Carers, Call 0115 956 1130 Norsaca, Info/Support/Adv for People Affected by Autism, Call 0115 976 1805 Notts Royal Society for the Blind, Support/ Info/Adv to Help Visually Impaired Children & Adults, Call 0115 9706 806 Parent Partnership Svc, Impartial Adv/ Info/Support - Education Issues for Notts & Nottm City, Call 0115 948 2888 Rumbles Community Café, Sutton & Clipstone, Opportunities/Training for Young People, Call 01623 424836 Rumbletums Cafe, Kimberley. Work Experience & Training Opportunities for Young People with Learning Disabilities 16-30yr Call 0115 938 4953 RVS Home Library Svc, For All Unable to Leave Home/Visit Library, Call 01909 484 437 SCOPE, Support/Info- Children and Adults with Cerebal Palsy, Call 0808 800 3333

RUSH, Support by Parents for Parents with Children with ADHD, Call 07881 645663

Leisure and Sport for Disabled and Special Needs Children Awsworth Village Cricket Club, Recreation Ground, 7yrs+, Call 0115 930 7990 Bramcote Leisure Centre, Inclusive Swim Lessons & Activities, All Ages & Abilities, Call 0115 917 3000 Bramcote Swimming Club, Bramcote Leisure Centre, 4-7yrs, Call 0115 928 7354 Broadway Cinema, Hockley, Autism Friendly Screening, Call 0115 952 6611 Chilwell Tae Kwon Do, Chilwell Olympia, 5yrs-50! Call 07973 431457 Eastwood Tae Kwon Do Club, Plumptre Hall, Church St, 4yrs+, Call 01773 763203 Edgewood Judo Club, Hucknall, Under 7’s+, Call 0115 952 1346 Falcon Amateur Swimming Club, Hucknall Leisure Centre, 6yrs+, Call 0115 964 0717 Hucknall Leisure Centre, Rehabilitation/ Disabled Swim, Tues 6-7pm, Call 0115 956 8750 Inclusive Multi Sports Club, The Pearson Centre, Beeston, Sat 10-11am, 5-16yrs, Call 01773 770100 Indigo Kids Club, Hucknall, Children on the Autistic Spectrum & Siblings, Tues 5.30-7.25pm, 4-10yrs, Call 0115 952 1164 Indigo Kids Club, Hucknall, Children on the Autistic Spectrum & Siblings, Wed 5.30-7.25, 10-13yrs, Call 0115 952 1164 Indigo Teenagers Club, Hucknall, Teens on the Autistic Spectrum, Thurs 5.30-7.30pm, 13yrs+ Call 0115 952 1164

Quarrydale Utd FC, Kirkby Bentinct, Boys & Girls Under7’s+, Call 0779 1020630 Rolls Royce Bowmen of Sherwood, Hucknall, 7yrs+, Call 0115 963 8646 Speech Sign & Song Club, Beeston, for U5’s with Communication Difficulties Call 0115 922 1318 Sutton in Ashfield Harriers, Ashfield Sch, 9yrs+, Call 01623 464 347 The Faff Room, Carr Bank Stables Mansfield, Parties/Workshop/Courses, Sewing & Crafts, Available for Groups & Schools, Call 07969 681709 The Kirkby Trust, Vernon Rd, The Inclusive Youth Group, Mon 6-8pm, 10-16yrs, Call 01623 484861 Warrior Martial Arts, Classes for all Ages & Abilities, Beeston/West Bridgford, 5-17yrs & Adults Call 0115 9226 182

Youth Services Blakeley Lane, Eco training and Campsite, Call 07763 392644 Broxtowe Youth Homelessness, Prevention/Support, 16-25yrs, Call 0115 949 7790 CHILDLINE, Free & Confidential Helpline & Advice for Children, Call 0800 1111 Compass, For Problem Drug/Alcohol Use in Young People U19, Call 0800 008 7453 Cruse Bereavement Care, Daytime Helpline Supporting Children & Young People, Call 0844 477 9400 Futures Nottinghamshire, Advice/ Guidance/Support, for 13-19yrs, www. Call 0115 960 1597 Macmillan Cancer Support Helpline & TICTeenage Info on Cancer, www.click4tic., Call 0808 808 00 00 New Leaf, Free Advice & Support for Smokers who Want to Quit, 12yrs+ Call 0800 389 7712

SENAD, Community Support Services for E Mids & Specialist Schools/Colleges, Call 01332 378 840

Jigsaw Youth Club, Lenton, Activities/ Trips/Fun for Young People with Aspergers/Autism, 10-25yrs, Call 0776 2207532

Social Services, Help & Support for Children, Young People & Families in Ashfield & Mansfield, Call 01623 433433

Kimberley Leisure Centre, Inclusion Swimming Lessons, Wed 3.45, U16’s & Parents, Call 0115 917 3366

Social Services, Help & Support for Children, Young People & Families in Broxtowe, Call 0115 917 5800

Kimberley Leisure Centre, Vitality Vibe Youth Gym, 8-19yrs, Inclusion Sessions Thur/Sat/Sun, Call 0115 917 3366

Quitline, Help & Support to Stop Smoking,, Call 0800 00 22 00

Kimberley Swimming Club, Kimberley Leisure Cntr, 3yrs+ Call 01773 771230

Relate, Counselling for Young People, 11-25yrs Call 0115 950 7836

Carers Support

Kirkby Portland Cricket Club, Nuncagate, Boys & Girls 7yrs+ Call 01623 755133

Carers Direct, Free Info/Advice/Support for People who Care for Someone Else, Call 0808 802 02 02

Laugh4Life, Clowning with a Purpose, Working with Children, Y People & Vulnerable Adults, Call 0115 961 1190

Runaway 24hr Helpline, Confidential Help/Adv for Under 18’s, Call Freefone 116 000

E Mids Crossroads-Broxtowe, Care/Support/Respite for Carers, Call 0115 962 8920

Mansfield Youth Link at myplace@ westfield Folkhouse, Westfield Lane, M/W/ Th Evenings, 13-24yrs, Call 01623 626972

Face 2 Face, Supports Parents of Children with Disabilities, Call 0844 800 3333

National Autistic Society, Youth Groups in Newark, Mansfield & Nottm for Young People with Autism/Aspergers, 11-19yrs Call 07805 203336

Special Needs Dental Service for Children/ Adults Unable to Access Routine Dental Care, Call 0115 993 5540

Norsaca, Soc for Autism, Courses/ Support/Counselling, Call 0115 976 1805

Notts Lesbian & Gay Switchboard, Information & Support, Call 0115 934 8485 Outburst, Lesbian/Bi-Sexual/Gay & Trans Group for U25’s, Call 0115 952 5040

Samaritans, 24 hr Support for Distress or Suicidal Despair, Call 08457 90 90 90 Stapleford Health4u, U20’s Sexual Health Clinic,Thurs 4-6pm, Call 0115 883 5000 Stepping Stones, Eastwood, Supported Housing, 16-25yrs, Call 01773 719625 The Kirkby Trust, Vernon Rd, Housing/Homeless Support, 16-25 Call 01623 484861

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Young People’s Centres Brinsley Young People’s Centre, Brinsley Recreation Ground, Call 0115 938 4249

St Helen’s Church, Frederick Rd, Stapleford Call 0115 939 9958

Eastwood Young People’s Centre, Kelham Way, Call 01773 536 010

The Mill Adventure Base, Youth Activity Club, Kings Mill Reservoir, Sutton, Wed 5.30-7.30, 11-19yrs, Call 01623 556110

Kimberley Young People’s Cntr, Leisure Cntr, C-Card,13-19yrs Call 0115 938 4249

Y Friday, Willam Lilley Sch, Stapleford, Fri 6.00, 10-14, Call 0115 939 9958

Quest Club, The Mill Adventure Base, Kings Mill Reservoir, Sutton, 8-12yrs, Sat am, Call 01623 556110

Party Venues

Stapleford Young People’s Cntr, Church Ln, M/Tu/Th/F Evenings, Call 0115 939 2771 The New Sutton Young People’s Centre, Eastbourne site, Off Station Rd, M-Sat 6.30-9pm, Drop in, Phone for Yr Groups, Call 07833295870 The Pearson Centre for Young People, Nuart St, Beeston, Call 0115 925 4112

Other Youth Venues Ashwood Centre, Kirkby, Youth Drop in, Wed 6-8pm, 11-16yrs, Girls Drop in Thurs 6-8pm, 11-16yrs, Call 01623 758974 Community of Christ, Peacemakers, Carsic, Sutton, Tues 5.30-6.30, 4-11yrs,, Eastside Centre, Mansfield Rd, Sutton, Friday Club, Stapleford Baptist Ch, Albert St, Call 0115 939 9442 New Horizon Church, Hilltop, Eastwood, Kids Club, Visit Website for Details Call 01773 768100 Pastures Community Church, Pastures Rd, Stapleford, Call 0115 833 5349 Salvation Army, Albert Ave, Stapleford, Call  0115 939 2536

Acacia Centre, Annesley, Children’s Parties, Bouncy Castle/Disco/Room Hire, Food Available, Call 01623  721056 Bramcote Leisure Centre, Derby Rd, Swim/ Football/Private Room, Call 0115 917 3000 Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre, Trampoling & Sports, 5yrs+ Call 0115 917 3333

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A Brilliant Way to Entertain & Host Your Child’s Birthday

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Pot Doodling, Pottery Studio, Long Eaton, Pot Painting Fun for Everyone! Call 0115 973 3332 Pot N Kettle Paint a Pot Café, 115 High Rd Beeston, Fun for All Ages! Call 0115 922 8029 Rainydays Play Centres, Mansfield, Offer a Range of Packages to Suit all Budgets, Call 01623 237979 Rebecca Adlington Centre, Mansfield, Swim & Floats Parties, Sun Only, Call 0345 0000230 River Maun Recreation Centre, Mansfield, Sports/Bouncy Castle/Disco/Super Slider, Call 0345 0000 233

07585 002 254


Lanky Bill’s Fun Shack, Langley Mill, Traditional/Princess/Pirate/Teddy Picnic/ Lazer/Private Hire, Call 01773 767050 Little Drivers Soft Play, Staplefd, Disco/ Laser Tag/Football/Soft Play/Glitter Girls/ Be My Bear, Call 0115 939 2211 Making it! Discovery Centre, Mansfield - Themed Parties for 3-13yr olds. Call 01623 473297

Selston Leisure Centre, Sports/Bouncy Castle/Soft Play/Disco/Roller Skating, Call 01773 781800 The Summit Centre, Pavilion Rd, Kirkby, Party Room for Any Party!, Call 01623 751822 Tumbletown Play Centre, Arnold, Wide Range of Parties & Party Rooms Available, Call 0115 967 1161 Water Meadows, Bath St, Mansfield, Leisure Pool Hire, Weekends 7-8pm, Call 0345 0000232

Manor Sports Centre, Mansfield Woodhouse, Bouncy Castle & Soft Play Parties, Call 01623 425116 Mouse Trap Soft Play, Main St, Bulwell, Disco/Little Cherubs/VIP/Birthday Parties, Call 0115 975 2880 New Art Exchange, Themed PartiesFilm/Arty/Dance/Disco/Karaoke, Call 0115 924 8630

Party Venues Contd ChoccyCocoChic, Mansfield, Children’s & Adult’s Chocolate Parties & Workshops, Call 07772 842117


Nottingham Climbing Centre, New Basford, Kids/Adults Groups & Parties, 4yrs+, Call 0115 924 5388 Nuthall Temple Centre. Party Room/Sports Hall Hire only or Specialist Party Packages, for up to 100! Call 0115 951 9717 Oceans of Fun Play Centre, Hucknall, Laser Tag/Make a Bear/Pony/Ocean Soft Play Parties, Call 0115 963 3961 Ollie’s Fun Shack, Sherwood Energy Village, New Ollerton, Soft Play Parties 0-10yrs Call 01623 860842

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City of Caves, Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Dig Deep in the Caves for a Cool Party! Call 0115 988 1955 Cyril’s Nut Hut, Long Eaton, 2 hr Soft Play with Hot/Cold Food Buffet, Free Pass for Birthday Child, Call 0115 973 6532 Denz Indoor Playcentre, Beeston, Special Party Deals/3 Private Rooms, Call 0115 925 5007 Eastwood Community Sports Centre, Trampoline/Archery/Bouncy Castle/ Football & more! Call 0115 917 3573 Edgewood Leisure Centre, Hucknall, Bouncy Castle/Pool/ Pool Package Parties, Call 0115 956 8790

Festival Hall Leisure Centre, Kirkby, Bouncy Castle/Roller Disco or Both, Call 01623 457101 Floralands Farm Park, Catfoot Lane, Lambley, Parties in The Party Barn, Call 0115 926 8137 Galleries of Justice, High Pavement, Hang out with the Villainous Sheriff of Nottingham & Others! Call 0115 952 0555 Greasley Sports Centre, Newthorpe, Bouncy Castle/Bouncy Castle & Football Party/MUGA Call 01773 760072 Hoods Hideout Soft Play Adventure Centre, Beechdale Swimming Centre, 0-11yrs, Call 0115 876 1600 Hucknall Leisure Cntr, Linby Rd, Sports/ Pool/Castle/ Disco/Roller Skating Parties, Call 0115 956 8750 Huthwaite Leisure Centre, Bouncy Castle Parties for U10’s, Call 01623 457130 Jango’s Indoor Play Centre, Forest Town, Soft Play Parties from £75 for 14 Kids,, Call 01623 465465 Jimmy Beans Children’s Play & Party Centre, Sutton, Parties/Private Hire, Great Prices! 0-10yrs, Call 01623 550333 John Godber Centre, Ogle St, Hucknall, Fantastic Children’s Party Packages, Call 0115 963 9633 Jungletastic, Soft Adventure Play, Nuthall, Jungle Boogie/Play & Private Parties Avail, Call 0115 975 1113 Kimberley Leisure Centre, Sports/Disco/ Pool/Bouncy Castle/Vibe Gym Parties, Call 0115 917 3366 King & Miller, Sutton, Bazz & Jazz Parties, Fun Play Area, Max Height 4’9”, Call 01623 553312

for a 3 hour castle party including a room for refreshments and use of the kitchen facilities Plenty of space for multi-activity parties No more worries about wind and rain!

Nuthall Temple Centre Nottingham Rd, Nuthall. NG16 1DP Tel: 0115 9519717 or Email:

West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton, Adventure/Splash Parties with Inflatables or Flume, Call 0115 946 1400 White Post Farm Centre, Farnsfield for Free Range Children’s Parties & Farmer Days, Call 01623 882977

Party Entertainers 2WOFaces, Fun Face Painter. Unique Designs - Negotiable Rates & Insured, Like us on Fb, Call 07789 258157 Attenborough Nature Cntr, Pond Dipping/Mini Beasts/Wild Art & More Call 0115 972 1777 Barefoot Books, Storytelling, Crafts, Games & Party Bags, Call 07595 628379 Barry Kay the Children’s Entertainment Specialist, Comedy Magic Shows, Magic/Mini/Full Children’s Discos, Call 0115 914 7314 Billy Beanbag Childrens Theatre, College Street Centre, Nottm, Drama Parties, 3yrs+ Call 07979 730 710

Pirates Play Centre, Sherwood, Toddlers/ Juniors/Pirates & Princesses/Disco/VIP, Call 01159 603363

Blueberries Junior Cooking Company, Children’s Cookery Parties, Call 07887 568576

Playmania Indoor Playcentre, Mansfield, Soft Play Parties, 0-12yrs, Call 01623 644443

Bongo Bongo Parties, Singy Laughy Jumpy Fun for Babies & Big Kids! Call 07790 151090

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Parties! SPROUTS- Awesome Birthday Adventures, 4-7yrs Call 0115 875 8036 Squiggles Playbus, Soft Play Centre on Wheels, Let the Party Come to You! Call 07729 443962


SUPER SPARKLE PARTIES, Magical Fairytale Parties & Events Call 07580 533499 THE BEAR FACTORY AT HOME, Build Your Own Teddy Bear Parties @ Your Venue, Call 01427 616887 www.thebearf Call The Faff Room, Carr Bank Stables, Mansfield, Sewing & Crafts Parties, Call 07969 681709 The Glazey Place, White Hart St, Mansfield, Paint a Pot Parties, Great Prices! 4yrs+, Call 01623 620781 Boogie Beat Classes & Parties based around Fairy Tales & Rhymes Call 07896 759024

Little Wickets, Cricket Fun & Games for Under 7’s & Toddlers Too! Call 0115 924 8476

Buzz Ceramics, Mobile Pottery Painting Studio, All Ages, Call 0115 875 3664

Mad Science Parties, Fun & Interactive, 5-12yrs, Call 0115 922 1113

Christine March School of Dance ‘Ballet Delight Parties’, Tailored Themed Dance Parties to Individual Choices Call 07704 818065

Magical Movers, Music & Dance Parties for the Under 5’s, Call 07753 884911

Clip Clop Pony Rides, Child-Friendly Ponies for Parties & Events for Kids 2-12yrs & Weddings, Call 01623 750936 Cooking With Hugo, Themed Baking Parties at your Home or Venue, 4yrs+, Call 07508 012290 Dancemania, Sutton, Dance Parties Upto 35 kids, 2hrs, Food & Games, 3-11yrs, Call 07427 015493 Dazzle Entertainment, Fantastic Kids Themed Discos! Call 07722 830840 Dizzy Daisy the Magician, Magic & Puppet Show/Balloon Modelling/Face Painting/ Games with Music, Call 0115 917 7099 Fancy Kids Parties - Princesses/Pirates/ Games/Magic & More for your Party/ Event, Call 07970 402189 Fizzy the Fairy Clown, Children’s Parties for Girls & Boys 3-7yrs, Call 0115 953 2587 Freddie Magical Entertainer, Amazing Magic for All the Family! 3yrs+ Call 07792 146312 Funday Faces, Professional Fun Face Painting, For All Events Call 07885 886134 Gizmo’s Lab, Exciting Children’s Science Parties, Call 07505 862 415 Helen’s Face Painting, Professional Service, CRB Checked, Call 07957 785801 Jaspa Designs Glitter & Henna Body Art Sutton - All ages Call 07858 960553 Jo Jingles, Music, Singing and Movement Parties for 3m-5yrs, Call 0870 900 4567

Making it! Discovery Centre, Mansfield, Themed Parties for 3-13yr olds. Call 01623 473297 Mansfield Superbowl, Stockwell Gate, Mansfield, Bowling Parties & Food, Room Hire Call 01623 462000 Mansfield Wheels Activity Centre, Wheeled Sports & Adventurous Activities, 5yrs+ Call 07870 671870 Mizz Smartie Pants, Magic, Balloon Modelling, Disco, Fun & Games, Call 01623 811390 New Youth Theatre, Mansfield, Bestwood Village & W Bridgford, Musical Birthday Parties, 3-16yrs, Call 01623 406284 Nottingham Dance & Fitness, Cheer, Pop, Street Dance Parties, Call 07714 123431 Nottingham Off Road Events, Farnsfield, 4x4 Family Ride Round, Buggy & Mini Buggy Parties, 7yrs+, Call 0115 953 9865 Pandora, Lady Magician for Children’s Parties, Magic/Music/Games & Parachute, Call 0115 841 1499 Party Punkz, Tribute Acts to your Child’s Favourite TV Characters, Call 07720 886597 Peter Presto, Very funny Children’s Magic Shows. Includes Cute, Clever Puppets! Visit Website. Call 0115 981 6407 Pinks Pamper Parties, Pamper Parties for Girls 4-18 yrs, Party Packages to Suit Any Budget, Call 07876 732159 Pip-A-Roo, Face Painting, Henna & Glitter Tattoos, Balloon Modelling Call 01623 401037 Pogo the Clown, Magic/Puppets/ Juggling/Stilts/Bouncy Castle, Call 0115 961 1190

The Joker, Circus Skills/Balloon Modelling/ Clowns/Stilts, Call 07961 884973 Tumble Tots, Active Physical Play Parties, 1-5yrs, Call 0115 981 2584

Room & Hall Hire

Temple Centre, Nuthall NG16 1DP An ideal venue for groups of all sizes up to 100! Regular or ad-hoc bookings welcomed Popular venue for fairs and sales Parties, activities, training and meeting rooms on site Close to M1 and on main city bus route Disabled access and parking Kitchen facilities available FREE! Large outdoor and parking areas Sports Hall and field available from only

£11 per hour

Book on-line at Tel: 0115 9519717 or Email:

Viva Le Party, Magical Tailor Made Parties in a Venue of your Choice, Fun for All Ages! Call 07983 704663

Tel: 01623 751822

John Godber Centre, Ogle St, Hucknall for Groups, Classes, Parties & Celebrations, Call 0115 963 9633 Little Drivers Soft Play, Stapleford, Hire the Soft Play & Football Areas, Call 0115 939 2211 Nuthall Temple Centre. Meeting Rooms for 10-100 People from only £11 per hour Call 0115 951 9717 Pleasley Landmark Centre, Pleasley, Mansfield, Parties/Functions/Events, Café 11-2pm, Call 01623 819820 Ravenshead Leisure Centre, Longdale Lane, Parties/Functions/Meetings, to Book Call 01623 491522 Ravenshead Village Hall, Large Hall/Side Room/ Kitchen/Bar Avail Fri/Sat Evenings, Parties/Functions Call 01623 793028 Sherwood Centre, Dunsil Rd, Mansfield Woodhouse, 2 Rooms/Kitchen/ Bar, for Parties/Meetings/Weddings Call 01623 625767 The Pearson Centre for Young People, Beeston, Rooms & Hall Available, Call 0115 925 4112 The Summit Centre, Kirkby, FREE Room Hire for Weekend Functions, T&C’s Apply, Call 01623 751822

ZWK, A brilliant way to host your child’s party! Rock to the beat with ZWK and Zumba Kids® Call 07585 002 254

The Tin Hat Centre, Selston, Rooms for Hire, Competitive Rates, Call 01773 864510

Room & Hall Hire

Party Supplies

Acacia Centre, Annesley, Room and Hall Hire for Groups, Meetings & Functions, Call 01623  721056 Ashfield Play Forum, Sutton, Meeting Room up to 25 people & Hall up to 75, Call 01623 441168 Ashwood Centre, Kirkby, 2 Rooms for 30-100 Kids! Call 01623 758974 Awsworth Village Hall, The Lane, Call 0115 849 4761 Christ Church Hall, Lime Grove Ave, Beeston, Call 0115 922 2809

Quasar, Cranbrooke St, Nottingham, Lazer Parties 7yrs+ Call 0115 958 9178 Razz Performance Parties, Theme of your Choice, Fun-Filled Dance, Drama & Singing, 4yrs+ Call 01623 636171

Kerries Creations, Face Painting and Glitter Tattoos, Call 07740 196289

Greasley Parish Hall, Newthorpe, Available for Groups/Meetings etc Call 01773 760072

Slot Carz R Uz, Digital Scalextric/Outdoor Games Specialists, Call 079 1234 8185

Kiddycook, Children’s Educational Cookery Parties in Your Own Home or Venue, 2-11yrs Call 07540 061725

Spheremania, Westwood, Zorbing Fun 12yrs+, Weekends, Visit Website, Call 07772 451623

Greasley Sports Centre, Hall Hire for Table Tennis/Football/Basketball/Street Hockey/ Netball+ Call 01773 760072

Katie Wright School of Dance, Dance Parties in Your Own Home, 2yrs+ Call 07545 339224

(terms and conditions apply)

Pavillion Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 7LL

Yoganutz, Fun-Filled Yoga Adventure & Games, 2-7yrs, Call 07877 083101

Greasley Church Hall, Moorgreen, Hall/Small Room/Kitchen Available for Groups, Celebrations & Functions, Call 07580 564227

Jumicar, Junior Driving Parties with Junior Sized Cars! 1yr+ (With Adult) & 6yrs+ Call 0797 143 9522

FREE ROOM HIRE OFFER! for all evening parties

Huthwaite Leisure Centre, Hall Available for Parties & Functions, Call 01623 457130

Allegri Wedding Music, Beautiful Live Music Tailored for You, Call 07930 151699 Balloons by Buy Back Time, Balloons for Every Occasion, Call 01623 623004 Balloons, Flowers & Sweet Station Hire from Sapphire Lace, Sutton, Call 07903 332538 Big Bounce for Bouncy Castle & Inflatable Hire, Nerf Wars & Go Kart Parties, Call 0115 952 6678 Billaboing, Bouncy Castle/Slide/ Inflatables/Rodeo Bull Hire/Soft Play, All Ages, Call 0115 846 2581

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Days Out & Leisure Centres Party Supplies Contd Bouncy Castle Parties with New Creation Photography, Including Gorgeous Photo Book! Call 07889 855551 CAKE CREATIONS for Creative, Unique Cakes & Cupcakes for All Occasions, Call 07768 763230 Children’s Party Hire, Ball Pools, Toys & Soft Play Party Packages, Call 07817 322195 Chuckle Chimps Mobile Soft Play Hire - Soft Play Fun for your Little Monkeys! Call 07786 406032 Its My Party, Albert St, Mansfield, Everything you Need for a Jump4Joy Party! Call 01623 744280 It’s My Party, Shirebrook, Discount Fancy Dress & Balloon Store, Call 01623 744280 Jump4Joy Inflatables, Bouncy Castles/ Glitter Tattoos/Mascots & Face Painting, Call 07767 093641 Knot Just Jigs, Traditional Toys, Party Bags, Supplies & Fillers, Call 07805 025945 Super Soft Play Hire. Ages 0-5 www. Call 0115 846 2581 Truly Scrumptious Cakes & Bakes, Mansfield Woodhouse, Bespoke Cakes for All Occasions, Call 07925 119840 Young Explorers Mobile Soft Play Hire, Delivered & Set Up for Parties & Events, Ages 1-6yrs, Call 07580 769509

Days Out Attenborough Nature Centre, Nature Reserve & Visitor Centre, Call 0115 972 1777 Brewhouse Yard, Nottingham, Museum of Nottingham Life, Call 0115 876 1400 City of Caves, Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Discover a Hidden World Below your Feet, Call 0115 988 1955 Clumber Park, Worksop, Woods/Parkland/ Gdns/Cycle Hire/Café, Call 01909 544917 Creswell Crags Visitor Centre, Welbeck, Nr Worksop, Call 01909 720378 DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum, Eastwood, Call 01773 717353 Durban Hse Heritage Cntr, Eastwd, Local History/Gallery/Café Call 01773 717353 Ferry Farm Country Park, Boat Lane, Hoveringham, March Thurs- Sun, From April Tues - Sun, Call 0115 966 4512 Floralands Farm Park, Catfoot Lane, Lambley, Play Equipment & Animals, Call 0115 926 8137 Galleries of Justice, High Pavement, Nottingham, Exhibitions, Audio & Actor Led Tours Call 0115 952 0555 Great Central Railway Heritage Centre, Ruddington, Call 0115 940 5705 Greens Windmill & Science Centre, Sneinton, Working Mill, Museum & Activities, Thurs-Sun, Call 0115 915 6878 Idle Valley Nature Reserve & Rural Learning Centre, Nottm Rd, Retford, Call 01777 713 945 Making it! Discovery Centre, Littleworth, School Hols Only, 3yrs+ Call 01623 473297 Mansfield Museum, Leeming St, Mansfield Call 01623 463088 National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Water Sports/Country Park/ Family Activities, Call 0115 982 4707 New Art Exchange, Hyson Green. Family Friendly Events/Activities & More, Free Entry, Call 0115 924 8630


Newstead Abbey, Ravenshead, Historic Hse/Parkland/Gdns/Café, Call 01623 455900 Nottingham Castle, Friar Lane, Nottingham, Call 0115 876 1400; Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham, International Art Free for Everyone, Call 0115 948 9750 Papplewick Pumping Station, Nr Ravenshead, Steamings Mini Railway/ Play Area/Café, Call 0115 963 2938 Rufford Country Park,Ollerton, Gallery/Sculptures/Gdns/Café, Call 01623 821338 Sherwood Forest Art & Craft Centre, Edwinstowe, Studios and Café, Open all Year, Call 0775 1150100 Sherwood Forest Country Park, Major Oak/Visitors Centre, Edwinstowe, Call 01623 823202 Sherwood Pines Forest Park, Edwinstowe, Cycle Hire/Horseriding/ Walks/Events, Call 01623 822447 Stonebridge City Farm, St Anns, Free Admission, Open Daily, Call 0115 950 5113 Sundown Adventureland, Nr Retford, Theme Park for Under 10’s, Call 01777 248274 The Lost City Adventure Golf, The Cornerhouse, for Budding Explorers & Advenurers of All Ages! Call 0115 950 5168 The Nottingham Ghost Walk & Heroes & Villains of Nottm Tours, Call 01623 721003 The Workhouse, Southwell, Life of 19th Century Paupers, Call 01636 817260 Twycross Zoo, Atherstone, Play Areas/ Rides/Picnic/Café, Call 0844 474 1777 Wheelgate Park, White Post, Farnsfield, Family Theme Park, Call 01623 882773 White Post Farm Centre, Farnsfield, Free Range Fun For all the Family! Call 01623 882977 Willow Tree Family Farm, Shirebrook, Community Farm & Indoor Play Area, Call 01623 748808 Wollaton Hall, Wollaton, Elizabethan Mansion, Industrial Museum & Deer Park, Call 0115 876 3100

Leisure Centres Beechdale Swimming Centre, Beechdale Rd, Bilborough, Call 0115 876 1600 Bramcote Leisure Centre, Derby Rd, Call 0115 917 3000 Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre, Bye pass Rd, Call 0115 917 3333 Eastwood Community Sports Centre, Mansfield Rd, Call 0115 917 3573 Edgewood Leisure Centre, Christchurch Rd, Hucknall, Call 0115 956 8790 Festival Hall Leisure Centre, Hodgkinson Rd, Kirkby in Ashfield, Call 01623 457101 Greasley Sports & Community Centre, Dovecote Rd, Newthorpe, Call 01773 760072 Harvey Hadden Sports Complex,Wigan Rd, Bilborough, Call 0115 876 1600-Hucknall Leisure Centre, Linby Rd, Call 0115 956 8750 Huthwaite Leisure Centre, New Street, Huthwaite, Call 01623 457130

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Family & Children’s Activities 5yrs+ Kimberley Leisure Centre, Newdigate St, Call 0115 917 3366 Lammas Leisure Centre, Lammas Rd, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Call 01623 511177 Manor Sport & Recreation Centre, Kingsley Way, Mansfield Woodhouse, Call 01623 425116 Nottingham Tennis Centre, University Boulevard, Call 0115 876 1600.. Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Jubilee Way South, Mansfield Call 0345 0000 231 Ravenshead Leisure Centre, Longdale Lane, Ravenshead, to Book Call 01623 491522 Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre, Mansfield, Call 0345 0000230

The Faff Room, Carr Bank Stables, Mansfield, Parties/Workshop/Courses, Sewing & Crafts Call 07969 681709 The Glazey Place, White Hart St, Mansfield, Paint Your Own Pot, Babies to Adults, Call 01623 620781 YARD Youth Theatre, Every Tue & Wed Eve, New Art Exchange. Free Call 0115 924 8630

Astronomy Mansfield & Sutton Astronomical Society, Sherwood Observatory, Sutton-inAshfield Call 01623 552 276


River Maun Recreation Centre, Barringer Rd, Mansfield, Call 0345 0000 233

Brinsley Running Group, Ideal for Beginners, Brinsley Rec Ground, Mon 6.30pm, Call 0115 917 3572

Selston Leisure Centre, Chapel Rd, Call 01773 781800

Broxtowe Triathlon Club, Swim it, Bike it, Run it, TRI IT!!, Call 0115 917 3572

South Forest Leisure Complex, Clipston Rd, Edwinstowe, Call 01623 823866

Sutton in Ashfield Harriers, Ashfield Sch, 9yrs+, Call 01623 464 347

The Summit Centre, Pavilion Rd, Kirkby, Sports Facilities & Meeting Rooms, Call 01623 751822

The Pearson Centre for Young People, Beeston, Athletics Mon 4.30, 5yrs-Sch Yr 6, Call 0115 925 4112

Water Meadows, Titchfield Park, Bath St, Mansfield, Call 0345 0000232

Badminton Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre, Juniors Club Sat am, 8yrs+, Call 0115 917 3333 Chilwell Olympians Junior Badminton Club, 7-18yrs, Sat am, Call 0115 928 4379 Edgewood Leisure Centre, Hucknall, Badminton & Table Tennis Availble for Hire, Call 0115 956 8790 Kimberley Leisure Cntr, Newdigate St, Junior Badminton, Thurs, 7-14yrs, Call 0115 917 3366

Archery Rolls Royce Bowmen of Sherwood, Hucknall, 7yrs+, Call 0115 963 8646

Arts and Crafts

Bilborough Library, Bracebridge Dr, Craft Activities & Materials, Sat 10-12noon, All Ages, Call 0115 915 5795 ChoccyCocoChic, Mansfield, Children’s & Adult’s Chocolate Parties, Workshops & Drop-in, Call 07772 842117 Patchings Art Centre, Nr Calverton, Saturday Clubs 6-11yrs & 12-16yrs, Summer Courses 8-16yrs, Call 0115 965 3479 Pot Doodling, Pottery Studio, Long Eaton, Pot Painting Fun for Everyone! Call 0115 973 3332 Pot N Kettle Paint a Pot Café, 115 High Rd, Beeston, Drop in Fun for All Ages! Call 0115 922 8029

Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield, Junior Sessions Sat 9-11am, 6-16yrs, Call 0345 0000 231 Phoenixwood Junior Badminton Club, Eastwd/Hucknall, 7-18yrs, Call 07725 413551

Kirkby Titchfield Park Bowls Club, 7yrs+, Call 01623 550825 Mansfield Superbowl, Stockwell Gate, Family Ticket £24, Weekday Special £2.50 per Game 10-5pm term time, 10-12noon Hols, Call 01623 462000 Tenpin Nottingham, Clifton Blvd, Redfield Way, Lenton Call 0871 222 3675 Toton Lane Bowls Club, Stapleford, 11yrs+, Call 0115 917 8459

Cards and Board Games Kimberley Scrabble Club, Newdigate St, Fri 7.30, All Ages, Call 0115 938 9878 West Nottm Chess Club, Bramcote Memorial Hall, 5yrs+, www.,

Climbing and Mountaineering Freedom Climber, Nottm Tennis Centre, Revolutionary Rock Climbing Trainer, 14yrs+ Call 0115 876 1600.. Nottingham Climbing Centre, New Basford, Kids Sessions, 5-7yrs & 7-16yrs Call 0115 998 8233

Computers The Pearson Centre for Young People, Beeston, Vid-IT, Thurs 4-5pm, Sch Yrs 1-6, Call 0115 925 4112

Conservation and Wildlife Ashplorers, RSPB Wildlife Explorers, Ashfield, Exciting Wildlife Activities for 8-12yrs, Call 07981 304097 Notts Wildlife Trust Ashfield, Volunteers, Walks & Talks, Call 01623 640 134 Notts Wildlife Trust, Beeston, Walks & Talks, Call 0115 958 8242


Young Falconer’s Club, Rufford Abbey Country Park, 8yrs+, Sun 10-12, Call 07709 312 881

Chilwell Comets Basketball Club, Chilwell Olympia, 6-18yrs Call 0115 925 9413


Hucknall Junior Basketball Club, Leisure Centre, 7-18yrs,

Blueberries Children’s Cookery Workshops & Courses, Call 07887 568576

Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield, Junior Coaching Sat 11-12am, 6-12yrs, Call 0345 0000 231

Classy Cupcakes & Posh Patisserie, Entertaining Cupcake Workshops, 5-14yrs, Call 07850 650885

Beavers and Cubs

Japanese Cookery Classes for Parents & Children, Beeston, Call 07749 226274

Nottinghamshire Scouts, Activities for Young People 6-10 Call 0115 952 3617

Making it! Discovery Centre, Mansfield, Decorating Cup Cake Workshops, Call 01623 473297

Book Clubs Chatterbook Reading Group, Sutton Library, 11-12 Sat mthly, 7-11yrs, Call 01623 556296 Crime Café, Hucknall Library, 1st Tues Monthly, 2-3pm, Call 0115 963 2035 Selston Library, Chapel Rd, Crime Café 1st Wed Monthly 1-2pm, Sutton in Ashfield Library, Crime Café, 2nd Wed Monthly 2-3pm, Call 01623 556296

Bowling and Skittles

Selston Library, Chapel Road, Craft Club, 1st Mon Monthly 4-5pm, 4-11yrs, Call 01773 810093

Beeston Broadgate Bowls Club, Broadgate, All Welcome, Call 0115 925 3054

Strelley Road Library, Strelley Rd, Craft Activities & Materials, Sat 10-12noon, All Ages, Call 0115 915 5788

Chilwell Bowls Club, Inham Nook Rec Ground, All Ages Welcome Call 0115 919 3295

Boys & Girls age 2 - 7yrs Separate sessions for Pre-schoolers Daytime, Weekend & After-School sessions Term-Time Indoor & Outdoor Venues

e: t: 0115 924 8476 Kirkby Portland Cricket Club, Nuncagate, Boys & Girls 7yrs+, Call 01623 755133 Little Wickets, Under 7’s Cricket Fun & Games, Numerous Venues Across Notts, 2-6yrs, Call 0115 924 8476 Stapleford Cricket Club, Hickings Ln, Juniors Welcome, Call 07734 924365 Notts & Arnold, Junior Cricket, Nr Bestwood/Papplewick, All Ages & Abilities,Girls/Boys, for Andrew Claye Call 07834 488663

Cycling Erewash Valley Cycling Club, Stapleford, Sun 9.00, All Ages, Call 0115 939 7060 Explore Nottingham guided cycle rides. All ages& abilities welcome, www., Call 0115 9251672 Mansfield Wheels Activity Centre, Warsop, Wheeled Sports & Adventurous Activities, 5yrs+, Booking Only, Call 07870 671870 Nottingham Outlaws, Sellers Wood Drive, Bulwell, BMX Track & Racing Call 07985 419101 River Maun Recreation Centre, Mansfield, Spinning 12yrs+ (Height Restrictions Apply), Call 0345 0000 233

Dance and Drama Affinity Dance School Classes in Bramcote, from 2yrs upwards, Call 07557 901 909

The Pearson Centre for Young People, Beeston, Cookery Club, Tues 4-5pm, Call 0115 925 4112

Acacia Centre, Annesley, Dancesurge Streetdance,Tues 4.30-5.15pm for U8’s, 5.15-6pm 8yrs+ Call 01623  721056


AGF Performing Arts, College Street Centre, Nottm, Drama & Musical Theatre for 5-21yrs, Call 07979 730 710

Attenborough Cricket Club, The Strand, Boys & Girls 9yrs+, Call 0115 922 1015 Awsworth Village Cricket Club, Boys & Girls, 7yrs+, Call 0115 930 7990 Beeston & Toton Sycamore Cricket Club, All Standards,, Bramcote Cricket Club, Bramcote Park, 2 League Teams/Juniors Call 0115 923 3736 Eastwood Cricket Club, Greenhills Rd,Boys & Girls 7yrs+, Call 01773 763040 Kimberley Institute Cricket Club, 7yrs to Premier League Call 0115 945 9300

Alexandra’s School of Dance & Theatre, Sandiacre, Ballet/Tap/Disco/Musical Theatre & More, 2yrs+ Call 07926 057 201 Bfab Street Dance at Festival Hall, Kirkby, Thurs, Mini Bfab 4-7yrs 4.30pm, Maxi Bfab 8yrs+ 6.00pm Call 01623 457100 Bromage-Webster Sch of Dance, Ballroom/Latin, Chilwell-AdultsThur/Fri & Children 4yrs+ Sat, Kimberley-Adults Mon, Call 0115 925 6661

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Family & Children’s Activities 5yrs+

Stagecoach Theatre Arts

for young people aged 4 - 18years Nurturing and developing young people’s potential through dance, drama and singing.

Stagecoach Beeston 5 minutes from A52 Bramcote Island

Call: 01158 510352 or email:

Stagecoach Mansfield Call: 01623 642061 or email:


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Family & Children’s Activities 5yrs+ Dance and Drama Contd.

Nottingham West Music & Drama Group(NOWMADS), Kimberley Comp, Thurs, Call 0115 913 5967

Christine March School of Dance, Kirkby, Ballet/Tap/Theatre/Street & Drama, 5yrs+, Dance & Drama Workshops, 6yrs+, Street Dance, Boys Only, 3-7yrs & 8yrs+ Call 07704 818065

Nottm Playhouse Junior Youth Theatre Wed, 9-11yrs, 4.30-6.00pm, Call 0115 941 9419

Dance Doctors Studios, Long Eaton, Street Kids, 4-6yrs, Tap & Ballet, Beginners to Adults Wed 4.20pm Call 0115 946 4822 Dance Dynamics, Ballet Tap Jazz/ Acrobatic, Nuthall & Stapleford, 3yrs+, Call 0777 606 7902 Dancemania, Sutton, Ballet/Tap/Street/ Hip Hop, 5yrs-Adult! Call 07427 015493

Ogando School of Dance, Grangewood Rd, Wollaton, Classical Ballet & Jazz, Mon-Fri evenings, 3yrs-Adult, Call 01332 664 916 Razzamataz, Djanogly Academy, Sherwood Rise, Dance Drama & Singing, 5-18yrs, Call 07971 198010 Razzamataz, West Notts College, Mansfield, Dance, Drama & Singing, 4-18yrs, Call 01623 636171 Redhead-Scott Sch of Dancing, Beeston, Ballet/Tap/Mod Jazz, 3yrs-Adults, Call 0115 922 8534

Devas Dance & Drama Classes, Ashfield Comp, Kirkby, Ballet/ Tap/Disco/Street & More! 3yrs+, Call 07800 50 55 35 DRAMAJAM, Beeston Rylands, Fri Early Evening, Attenborough Village Hall, Sat am, 7yrs+ Call 0115 854 9175 Excelsior School of Dance + Musical Theatre & Gymnastics, Mansfield Woodhouse, 2.5yrs+ Call 01623 479467 Festival Hall Leisure Centre, Kirkby, Streetdance, Thurs 4.30-5.30 4-10yrs, 6-8pm 10-18yrs, Call 01623 457101

Rockabillies, Long Eaton, Half Termly Saturday Discos, U4’s & 4-7yrs, £5, Call 0774 7013597 Rockabillies, Long Eaton, Music Workshops, After Sch Chiors & Mama Rockabillies, a Soul/Funk Fun Choir for Ladies, Call 0774 7013597 Spotlight Theatre School, Netherfield, Singing/Dancing/Acting & Technical Theatre, Fri/Sat, 4yrs+ Call 0773 957 3079 Spritzer Performing Arts, Brookhill Leys Sch, Eastwood, Street Dance n Hip Hop, 5-7yrs & 8yrs+, Call 07809 704212

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy, Classes in Notts & Derbys, 5-17yrs, Call 0845 310 0166 Julie Shacklock School of Dancing, Sutton in Ashfield, All Styles for All Ages, Call 01623 559084

SPROUTS, Drama for 4-13s. Games and stories, dances and songs, leading to script work in older groups, Call 0115 875 8036


Festival Hall Kirkby in Ashfield Thursday 7-8pm Hucknall Leisure Centre Tuesday 5.15-6.15pm Call 07870 553317 for more details or to book. Also available B-Fab Street Dance at Festival Hall .JOJ#GBCZSTQNt.BYJ#GBC QN Thursdays. Call 01623 457100 to book. TSCA Swords Fencing Club, Mansfield, West Notts College Thurs, Samworth Academy Tues,10yrs+ & 16yrs+, Call 07759 259938

First Aid & Life Skills Pleasley Landmark Centre, Pleasley, St Johns Badgers Mon, Cadets Wed, 6.30pm Call 01623 819820

West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton, Junior Gym, Sat/Sun 10-12am, 4-16yrs, Call 0115 946 1400

St John Ambulance, County HQ, Valley Rd, Basford & Mansfield, Call 0115 978 4625


Fitness and Exercise

Awsworth Villa Football Club, The Shilo Ground, Boys U14’s, Call 07792509159

B1st Fitness & Boxing, Pinfold Business Park, Stapleford, Pay per Session, 4yrs+ Call 07941 847140

Beeston Centurions YFC, Boys & Girls 5-16yrs, Call 07967 868473

Bramcote Leisure Centre, Derby Rd, Youth Gym Sessions Daily, Various Times, 11-15yrs, Call 0115 917 3000

Stagecoach Theatre Arts School, Mansfield, 4-6 & 6-18yrs, Call 01623 642061

Katie Wright School of Dance, Kimberley Leisure Centre, Ballet/Tap/Modern/Acro/ Theatre, 2yrs+, Call 07545 339224

Bramcote Leisure Cntr, Derby Rd, Junior SwimFit for Confident Swimmers,Tues 5-6pm, 7-15yrs, Call 0115 917 3000

Stagecoach Theatre Arts, Beeston, Alderman White Sch, Chilwell, 4-18yrs, Call 0115 851 0352

Cheerobics Fitness Class, Festival Hall, Kirkby in Ashfield ,Thurs7.00-8.00pm, 14yrs+, To Book Call 07870 553317

TSCA Swords Fencing Club Beginners welcome at any time Juniors (ages 8-13) & Adults (14+)

To book a place email: or phone 07749


Tuesday: Samworth Academy Thursday: West Notts College

Kimberley Leisure Cntr, Newdigate St, Cheerleading, Thurs 5-6pm, 7-11yrs, Call 0115 917 3366

Stagecoach Theatre Arts, Nottingham, Bluecoat School, Aspley, 4-18yrs, Call 0800 915 0199

Kimberley Leisure Cntr, Newdigate St, Freestyle Street Dance, Thurs, 5-11yrs, Call 0115 917 3366

Street Dance with Jazz, Edgewood Leisure Centre, Hucknall, Call 07818 567642

Marcia Jones School of Dance, Beeston/Hucknall/Mapperley, All Ages Call 0115 922 6499 New Youth Theatre, Mansfield & Kirkby, Musicals for Kids (3-16yr) Call 01623 406284 Nottingham Dance & Fitness, Zumba, Children’s Cheerleading, Burlesque Style Dance, Call 07714 123431 Nottingham Playhouse, Intermediate Youth Theatre 11-14yrs, Thurs 4.30-6.30pm Call 0115 941 9419

Young Film Makers, Royal Centre, Creative Film & Drama for 8-16yrs, Sat 10-1pm, Call 0870 383 0082

Dodgeball The Pearson Centre for Young People, Beeston, Dodgeball, Wed 4-5pm 5yrs-Sch Yr6 & 5-6pm Sch Yr7-13yrs, Call 0115 925 4112

Teen Active, Selston Leisure Centre, Youth Gym Every Day, 3.15pm, 11-15yrs Call 01773 781800 The Summit Centre, Pavilion Rd, Kirkby, Zumba, Thurs 6pm, All Ages, Call 01623 751822

Junkshop Theatre Company, City Centre Venue, 1st Session Free, Sun 3-5pm, 11-19yrs, Call 07973 598643

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Cheerobics Fitness Class, Hucknall Leisure Centre, Tues 5.15-6.15pm, 14yrs+ To Book Call 07870 553317 Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre, ARKE Fitness, Tues & Thur 7.15pm, 16yrs+, Call 0115 917 3333

Bramcote Youth Football Club, Boys & Girls 5-15yrs, Call 0115 922 1120 Brazilian Soccer Schools, Coaching Sessions at Bramcote, West Bridgford & Wilford, 4-13yrs Call 0115 922 8890 Eastwood Community Sports Centre, On the Ball Coaching, Sat 9-1pm, 2-11yrs, Call 0115 917 3573 Greasley Sports & Comm Centre, Newthorpe, Children’s Coaching, Sat 9-11am, 4yrs+ Call 01773 760072 Greasley Sports & Community Centre, Newthorpe, MUGA Floodlit 5 a side, 3G Surface, to Book Call 01773 760072 Hucknall Warriors FC, Youth Football 7-14yrs,,

Huthwaite Leisure Centre, Zumba Class, Mon 7.30pm, Wed 7pm, 14yrs+, Call 01623 457130

Kimberley Leisure Centre, Newdigate St, Junior Football, Tues/Wed, 4-7yrs, Call 0115 917 3366

Kimberley Leisure Cntr, Newdigate St, Vitality Vibe Youth Gym, Daily 8-15yrs Call 0115 917 3366

Kimberley Leisure Cntr, Newdigate St, Pre-Club Junior Coaching, Mon, 8-11yrs, Call 0115 917 3366

Lammas Leisure Centre, Active Ants, Bouncy Castle & Soft Play Fun, 0-5yrs Term Time & 0-10yrs Sch. Hols, Call 01623 511177

Kimberley Miners Welfare FC, Youth Section, Boys 7-18yrs, Call 07989945435

Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre, Mansfield, Junior Gym, 12-13yrs Accomp. 14-15yrs with Instructor & 16yrs+, Call 0345 0000230

Lammas Leisure Centre, Jun Coaching, Sat 8-11am, 5-8 & 8-11yrs, Call 01623 511177

River Maun Recreation Centre, Mansfield, Junior Gym, Sat 9-10.30am & 2.30-4pm, 12-15yrs, Call 0345 0000 233 River Maun Recreation Centre, Mansfield, Multi Sports, Coaching Coming Soon! Call 0345 0000 233


River Maun Recreation Centre, Mansfield, Parent & Child Zumba, Mon 6.30pm, Call 0345 0000 233

Chilwell Blades Fencing Club, Chilwell Olympia, 10yrs+, www.chilwellblades.,

River Maun Recreation Centre, Mansfield, Pilates/Yogalates, Various Sessions, 14yrs+, Call 0345 0000 233

Kimberley Town Football Club, Boys & Girls 6yrs-Adults Call 07707 394453

Notts County Ladies DFC, Mellish Sports Centre, New Players Req’d, U16’s-Seniors, Tues Eve, Call 07963 820612 Notts County Ladies DFC, New Players Req’d, 7-11yrs, Wed 6-8pm, Hucknall National Cof E Academy, Call 07963 820612 Pegasus Youth Football Club, Stapleford, Boys & Girls 5yrs+ Call 07773 048805 Priory Celtic Football Club, Nuthall+, Boys5yrs+, Girls 8-14 Call 0115 938 3164 Quarrydale Utd FC, Kirkby Bentinck Miners Welfare, Under7’s+ Call 0779 1020630

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Family & Children’s Activities 5yrs+ Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield, Gymnastics Tues 4-10yrs & 11yrs+ Thurs/ Fri, 4-10yrs, Call 0345 0000 231 Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield, Trampoline for Beg/New Starters/Adv, Tue &Thur, 6yrs+, Call 0345 0000 231 Selston Leisure Centre, Chapel Rd, Gymnastics Mon 5-8pm, 5yrs+, Call 01773 781800 Selston Leisure Centre, Chapel Rd, Trampolining, Tues 6.15-7.15pm, 8yrs+ Call 01773 781800 West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton, Trampolining, Sat 9.30 & 10.30am, 5-14yrs Call 0115 946 1400

History Archaeology and Genealogy Hucknall Library, Family History Surgery, 1st Sat Monthly, 10-12, Call 0115 963 2035 Nottinghamshire Archives, Nottm, Family & County History, Call 0115 958 1634 Rockwatch, Geology for the Young! Magazine & Events, uk, Call 020 7734 5398 Young Archaeologists’ Club, Southwell, 8-16yrs, Call 01636 815394


Football Contd. River Maun Recreation Centre, Mansfield, Cool Kickers, Sat am, 4-11yrs, Call 0345 0000 233 Rolls Royce Leisure JFC, Hucknall, Boys & Girls 5yrs+, Call 0750 604 0684 Stapleford Villa Football Club, Boys & Girls 4-13yrs, See Website, Call 0115 877 8868 Sutton Town FC, The Fieldings, Boys 7yrs+, Call 01623 455611 Toton United FC, Football Coaching for Boys & Girls Aged 4-11, Call 07964 376924 Trowell Football Club, Pitt Lane, Boys Under 8’s+, Underwood Villa FC, Bracken Park, Boys & Girls 7yrs+, Call 07773 211641

Gardening Dig In Community Allotment Project, Stapleford, All Ages, Call 0794 3700 302

Golf Beeston Fields Golf Club, Wollaton Road, Juniors 8-18yrs, Call 0115 925 7062 Chilwell Manor Golf Club, Meadow Lane, Juniors & All Ages Call 0115 925 8958 Leen Valley Golf Club , Wigwam Lane, Juniors +, Call 0115 964 2037

Guiding Girlguiding Notts, Exciting Fun Activities for All Girls 5yrs+ Call 0115 987 7220


Gymnastics and Trampoline Acacia Centre, Annesley, Dancesurge Gymnastics, Sat 10.30-11.30am, 3-8yrs, Call 01623  721056 Chilwell Olympia Sports Cntr, Bye pass Rd, Gymnastics Wed/Fri 5yrs+, Call 0115 917 3333 Chilwell Olympia Sports Cntr, Trampolining, All Abilities, Mon/Thur, 5yrs+, Call 0115 917 3333 Eastwood Community Sports Centre, Gymnastics Mon 5-7pm, Th 5-7pm, Sat 9-2pm, 5-16yrs, Call 0115 917 3573 Eastwood Community Sports Centre, Trampoling, Wed 6pm, 5yrs+ Call 0115 917 3573 Festival Hall Leisure Centre, Kirkby, Gymnastics Fri 4pm & 5pm, 4-11yrs, Please Book, Call 01623 457101

Kirkby PUMA Tae Kwon Do, Summit Cntr, 4yrs+, Call 01773 831460 Lau Gar Kung-Fu, Chilwell Olympia, 6yrs+, Call 0115 849 8210 Manor Sport & Recreation Centre, Junior Karate, Tues 4-5pm, 5-7+yrs & 5-6pm Graded, Fri 4-5pm 4yrs+, Call 01623 425116 Notts Taekwondo, Classes in Sandiacre, Chilwell & West Bridgford, 5yrs+ Call 07533 691953 Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield, Dragon Freestyle Kick Boxing, Mon 4.30pm, Sat 9.30-11am, 6-12yrs, Call 0345 0000 231 Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield, ITF Taekwon-Do, Sun 10am, 4-6yrs & 11am 6yrs+, Call 0345 0000 231 Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield, Judo, Wed 6-8pm, 6yrs+ Call 0345 0000 231

Beeston Hockey Club, Highfields, Boys & Girls 6yrs+, Call 077 9047 7741

Sutton in Ashfield PUMA Tae Kwon Do, 4yrs+, Call 01623 443165

Chilwell Titans Roller Hockey Club, Chilwell Olympia, 9-17 Call 0115 925 2123

Sutton TAGB Tae Kwon Do, Lammas Leisure Centre, 5yrs+, Call 01246 851784

Nottingham Hockey Club, Hockey Coaching. NHC @ Goosedale. 7-13yrs. All abilities welcome. Call 07958 810023

The Summit Centre, Kirkby, Tae Kwondo for All Ages, Tues 6pm, Call 01623 751822

Ice Sports Lammas Leisure Cntr, Sutton, Polar Cubs & Polar Bears, Various Sessions, Ice Disco U’10s/10-14yrs/14yrs+, Fri from 4.30pm, Call 01623 511177 National Ice Centre, The Lace Market, Nottingham, Call 0843 373 3000 Sutton Sting Ice Hockey Club, Lammas Leisure Cntr, U7’s+ Call 07967 323395

Martial Arts Aikido Shudokan Black Belt Academy, Riverside Way, West Bridgford, 4yrs+ & Adults, Call 0800 6121 136 Chilwell Olympia Karate School, Shotokan Karate, 7yrs+, Call 07789 095467 Chilwell Tae Kwon Do, Chilwell Olympia, 5yrs-50! Call 07973 431457 Eastwood MicroKwons, Church St, 4-6yrs + Adult Self Defence Call 01773 763203

Hucknall Leisure Centre, Linby Rd, Trampolining, Wed 4.00-6.00pm, 3-11yrs Call 0115 956 8750

Eastwood Tae Kwon Do Club, Church St, 6yrs-Adult Call 01773 763203

Mansfield Olympic Gymnastics Club, Sessions Novice-Elite, 4yrs+, Call 01623 423 088

Kimberley TAGB TaeKwon-Do, Temple Centre, Nuthall, Wed 7-8.30 & Sun 6-7pm, 8yrs+ Call 07966 242855,

Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield, Karate, Thurs 7.30-8.30pm, 6yrs+ Call 0345 0000 231

Eastwood Shotokan Karate Club, Eastwood Sports Centre, 5yrs+, Call 07790 235374

Manor Sports Centre, Mansfield Woodhouse, Trampolining, Mon 4.30-5.30pm 5-7yrs, 5.30-6.30 8yrs+, Call 01623 425116

Kimberley PUMA Tae Kwon Do, Leisure Cntr, 4yrs+, Call 01773 873757

Ashfield Juniors Hockey Club, Kingsway Park Kirkby, 8yrs+ Call 07792 826936

Hucknall Leisure Centre, Linby Rd, Gymnastics, Sat 8.30-10.30am, 4-8yrs & 9yrs+ Call 0115 956 8750

Lammas Leisure Centre, Trampolining, Tues, 3.45pm 4-8yrs & 5.15pm 8-15yrs, Call 01623 511177

Hucknall PUMA Tae Kwon Do, Hucknall Leisure Centre, 4yrs+, Call 01773 873757

Eastwood TAGB TaeKwon-Do, Greasley Sports Centre, Fri 6-7pm, 8yrs+ Call 07966 242855 Edgewood Judo Club, Hucknall, Under 7’s+, Call 0115 952 1346 Ga-Jok UK ITF TKD, Taekwon-Do Classes, Various Venues, 4-6yrs & 7yrs+, For Vicky Call 01773 785988 Hilltop Judokwai, RC Social Hall, Eastwood, All Ages & Abilities, Call 0115 938 6281

Warrior Martial Arts, Classes for all Ages & Abilities, Beeston/West Bridgford, 5-17yrs & Adults Call 0115 9226 182

Multi Sports Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre, Court Frenzy, Family Badminton, Squash or Table Tennis, Sat 6pm, Call 0115 917 3333 Kimberley Leisure Cntr, Newdigate St, Multi Sport Activities, Sat/Sun 3-6yrs, Call 0115 917 3366 The Summit Centre, Pavilion Rd, Kirkby, MUGA 3G Surface to Hire, Call 01623 751822

Music Groups Music for Everyone, East Mids Youth String Orchestra,, Call 0115 958 9312 MUSIC MAKERS - exciting children’s music classes in Nottingham. Songs/games/ instruments, Call 0115 913 3627 Nottingham Youth Band, Beeston, Woodwind/Brass/Percussion, Grade2+,, Nottingham Youth Orchestra, Young Musicians in East Midlands, Call 01636 815193 Notts Youth Jazz Orchestra for Young Musicians in Notts,

Music Teachers ANW School of Music, Mansfield, Piano/ Violin/Keyboard/Singing & Theory, Call 07930 151699 Bronia Smith-Wilson B.Sc.(Hons) Piano/ keyboard, Long Eaton Call 0115 877 0709

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Family & Children’s Activities 5yrs+ Crazy Train Music, Nuncagate, Guitar & Amp Sales, Guitar & Drum Lessons Available, 6yrs+ Call 01623 237073

Rollerskates and Skateboards

Elaine Wilson, Annesley, Clarinet, Piano, Recorder, Music Theory. All welcome, Call 01623 407741

Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre, Skatebase Roller Disco, Sun 1.30-3pm, All Ages, Call 0115 917 3333

Lee Brookes, Chilwell, Learn to Play the Drums, Beginners-Advanced, Call 0115 877 8200

Chilwell Titans Roller Hockey Club, Chilwell Olympia, 9-17 Call 0115 925 2123

Kimberley Swimming Club, Kimberley Leisure Cntr, Beginners-Competitive, 3yrs+ Call 01773 771230

Festival Hall Leisure Centre, Kirkby, Family Roller Skating, Sun 5-7pm Call 01623 457101

Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre, Mansfield, Srwimming Lessons All Ages & Abilities, Please Book, Call 0345 0000230


Hucknall Leisure Centre, Linby Rd, Family Roller Skating, Sat 7-8.30pm, All Ages, Call 0115 956 8750

Water Meadows, Mansfield, Beach Party Night, Last Fri Monthly, 7-9pm, Call 0345 0000232

Absolute Triathlon Club, Swim, Bike, Run have FUN. All Abilities, 8-14yrs & Adults, Call 0115 960 7912

Selston Leisure Centre, Family Roller Skate, Sat 5-6pm, All Ages, Call 01773 781800

Water Meadows, Mansfield, Swimming Lessons for 3m-Adult, Call 0345 0000232


Sarah Taylor, Singing and Music Theory Teacher in Long Eaton, All Ages All Abilities, Call 0115 973 0685 Simon Brown, Beeston, Piano, All Types of Music, 7yrs+, Call 07891307088 Tony Topham, Kirkby, Guitar Tuition/ Exams, Qualified Teacher, All Ages All Abilities, Call 01623 455119 Tricia Moores, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Cor Anglais, Bassoon, Recorder & Theory, In your Own Home, Call 07425 135 385 Vince Bartley, Hucknall, Piano Tuition, All Ages/Abilities Welcome Call 0115 952 4533 Wendy’s Playful Piano - A Fun Approach for Young Children 3yrs+, 1-to-1 sessions in Beeston, Call 0115 922 1318

Netball Back 2 Netball at Eastwood Community Sports Centre, Ladies of All Ages,Tues 8-9pm Call 0115 917 3711 Bramcote Netball Club, Bilborough College, Juniors (Year 5 and up) Fri 5-6pm term time only;Adults Tues 7-8.30 all yr, Call 07963 406883. Cobra Netball Club, National Sch, Hucknall, Weds 8-9.30pm, Girls 16+ Call 07941 736829 Hucknall Town Junior Netball Club, National Sch, Mon, 6yrs+, Call 07775 772256 Kimberley Netball Club, Greasley Sport Centre, Fri 6.30-9.30, 6-18yrs, sarah_d_ Valkyries Netball Club, Greasley Sports Cntr, Girls 12yrs+, Call 07794 407270

Orienteering Bramcote Orienteering, Bramcote Park (Summer), Nottingham Uni (Winter), Thurs 6.30, Call 07940 575758 West Notts Orienteering, Berry Hill Park, Mansfield, Tues 6.30, Call 07940 575 758

Outdoor Pursuits Nottingham Off Road Events, Fast Furious Dirty Fun in Buggies & 4x4’s, 7yrs+, Great for Parties! Call 0115 953 9865

Photography Beeston Camera Club, Station Rd, All Welcome,, Eastwood Photographic Soc, Church St (Children accom), Call 0115 927 8879 James Maude Camera Club, Mansfield, (Children Accom),

Selston Leisure Centre, Roller Skating Coaching Wed 5-6pm, 5yrs+ Call 01773 781800

Hucknall Junior Water Polo Club, Leisure Cntr, 7yrs+ Call 07734266404 Ilkeston & Kimberley Sub Aqua Club, Families Welcome See Website Call 0115 932 7881

West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton, Fun Splash Time, Various Times Sun & School Hols, All Ages, Call 0115 946 1400

Rugby and Mini Rugby

West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton, Swimming Lessons Mon-Sat, Various times, 5m-Adult, Call 0115 946 1400

Ashfield Rugby Club, Boys & Girls U7’s19yrs, Call 07763 326135

Table Tennis

Long Eaton RFC, West Park Leisure Centre, Boys & Girls U10’s - U19’s, Call 07999 494378

Sailing Attenborough Sailing Club, Attenborough Nature Reserve,7yrs+ Call 0115 922 7294 Disability Sailing Group, The Mill Adventure Base, Kings Mill Reservoir, Sutton, Sat 10-12, Call 01623 556110 SONAS, School of Navigation & Seamanship, Local Tuition / RYA Courses, Call 0115 939 9825

Edgewood Leisure Centre, Hucknall, Badminton & Table Tennis Availble for Hire, Call 0115 956 8790 Manor Sports Centre, Mansfield Woodhouse, Table Tennis Mon 5-6pm, 8yrs+, Call 01623 425116

Tennis Attenborough Tennis Club, Shady Lane, Coaching, Social Play & Holiday Clubs, 5yrs+ Call 07967 594129 Eastwood Tennis Club, Church Walk & Other Venues, 6-8yrs & 8yrs+, Call 01773 786 880

Nottingham Tennis Centre, University Boulevard, Call 0115 876 1600.. Sutton-in-Ashfield Lawn Tennis Club, Station Rd, 5yrs-Adults

Mansfield Volleyball Club is Looking for Junior and Adult Members for New Club Call 07793 352618

Walking Broxtowe Ramblers, All Welcome, Please Visit our Website, Call 0115 925 9779 Broxtowe Walk & Talk, Walks in N & S Broxtowe, Under 14’s Accompanied Only Call 0115 917 3711 Sutton Ashfield Rambling Club, (Children accompanied), Call 01623 648879

Watersports National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Wide Range of Water Sports & Outdoor Pursuits Call 0115 982 4707

Yoga for Kids Yoganutz, Beeston, Hucknall, Kirkby, Sutton, Yoga for Toddlers-Teens, Call 07877 083101

Sutton in Ashfield Sailing Club, Kings Mill Res, 7yrs+, Call 07526 109997

Scouts Nottinghamshire Scouts, Activities for Young People 11-18, Call 0115 952 3617

Squash Advance Squash Coaching, Mini 4-10yrs/ Junior 11-18yrs, Sutton & Hucknall, Call 07919 026344 Trent Vale Squash Club, Friendly Club in Beeston, All Ages & All Abilities, www.

Swimming, Sub Aqua and Water Polo Ashfield Swimming School, Ashfield School, 3 1/2yrs+ Call 07713 360174 Bramcote Leisure Cntr, Derby Rd, Family Swim & Lessons Various Times, Call 0115 917 3000 Bramcote Swimming Club, Bramcote Leisure Centre, 4-7yrs, Call 0115 928 7354 Divemaster Scuba, Beechdale & Ken Martin Pools, 8yrs+, Call 0115 929 0707 Dolphins Swimming Club, Hucknall Leisure Cntr, Swimmers 6yr+,www., Edgewood Leisure Centre, Hucknall, Ladies Only Swimming, Mon 7-8pm, Call 0115 956 8790

Rainbows and Brownies

Edgewood Leisure Centre, Hucknall, Swimming Lessons 4m+, Call 0115 956 8790

Girlguiding Notts, Exciting Fun Activities for All Girls 5yrs+ Call 0115 987 7220

Falcon Amateur Swimming Club, Hucknall Leisure Centre, 6yrs+, Call 0115 964 0717

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Sat 5th-: 3-4 pm & Sun 6th: 1.30-2.30&3.30-4.30pm. HICCUP PRESENT PINOCCHIO at Lakeside Arts Centre Suitable for 4+ and families. Follow Pinocchio and his grasshopper friend as they set out on an adventure to find some fun. Now... if only his nose would just stay still! £7.50. T: 0115 846 Fri 28th-Sat 29th: 7.45-9.45pm. Benjamin Zephaniah’s Refugee Boy at Nottingham Playhouse Alem is fourteen, in London with his father on the best holiday he has ever had, only then the unthinkable happens, he awakes to find himself alone, a stranger in an unfamiliar country. £13 (£11 Concessions, £9 Schools) £36 Family Ticket T: 0115 941 9419 www.nottinghamplayhouse.

Family Theatre

You can find all of these events and more online. If you would like us to include your events please email the details to Sat 29th: 11-3pm. What Became of the Red Shoes? at Nottingham Playhouse Granny Flo’s attic is full of old junk… or is it? One rainy day her curious granddaughter Ruby explores it and discovers forgotten treasures, including an old grey photograph of a girl wearing a pair of shoes which are mysteriously…red! Performances a t 11 - 1 2 a n d 2 - 3 . A d u l t s £ 8 , Children £7. T: 0115 941 9419


Sat 15th: 3-5pm. The Little Mermaid at Mansfield Palace Theatre Join Ballet Theatre UK on this dramatic re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen's all-time favourite story of The Little Mermaid. T- 01623633133.www.mansfield. Sun 16th: 7-9.30pm. Science on Stage - Steel at Nottingham Theatre Royal The combined forces of twelve of our local schools from the county plus dance groups and musicians will combine to tell the story of 'Steel'. Quite heady science, but an even headier love story....wild scenes in the blast furnace...passionate love songs and of course a wedding !The interval, between the two halves of the show , is extended to include a science fair, technology demonstrations and art exhibitions.£10. T- 0115 989 5555.


Thurs 20th: 1.30-3.30. Shooting the Moon - Stangeface at Chilwell Arts Theatre Shooting the Moon is a funny, poignant and visually enthralling production for both adults and children. Suitable for ages 8+. T-01159 252698 / 07772 053412. Thurs 20th-Sun 23rd: Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy at Capital FM Arena This production delights audiences with a journey under the sea to Ariel’s world from The Little Mermaid and then into the mystical land of Pixie Hollow for a presentation of Tinker Bell! T: 0844 124 624. www. Fri 21st: 7.30-10pm. Freddy Dare & the Ginger Robber at Eastwood Theatre Featuring theatre, film, great music and a dazzling script, this is an epic adventure for everyone aged from 8 to 108! T-01773 786 212 ext. 123.

Tues 8th-Sat 12th: 2-4pm. Tom's Midnight Garden at Nottingham Theatre Royal Is it possible to travel back in time? Tom has always believed it cannot be done, but when the grandfather clock in the hallway chimes thirteen times, Tom is transported to a secret garden from the past. T- 0115 989 Fri 11th:11-4pm. The Sooty Show at Mansfield Palace Theatre 11.00am & 2.30pm. £12.30 Full // £10.25 Child // £38.95 Family of Four. T- uk/palacetheatre. Sat 12th: 11-3.45pm. Beanbag Music Club: Space! Rocket! Blast Off! at the Royal Concert Hall Join  Alasdair Malloy  and his friends from  Sinfonia ViVA  on an intergalactic, interplanetary Beanbag adventure featuring musical themes from  Star  Wars  and  E.T., plus Classical works. 11am, 1.15pm* & 3pm. Tickets £7, or £6 if you book 3 or more Beanbag concerts.*Bring your lunch from 1pm for a picnic with Beanie Bear - show starts at 1.15pm. T- 0115 989

Win a family ticket for 4 for Tom’s Midnight Garden

on Tuesday 8th April 2014 at 6pm (max. 2 adults) or

Beanbag Music Club: Space! Rocket! Blast Off! on Saturday 12th April 2014 at 11am

at Theatre Royal Nottingham For your chance to win please answer the following question;

Where can you see Beanbag Music Club & Tom’s Midnight Garden ... ?

a) Theatre Palace

b) Theatre Royal

c) Theatre Court

Tell us which show you would like to see or we’ll enter you for BOTH! Please email your answer, name, address, phone number to: or enter online at or /east-south-notts or post to Family Grapevine Nottinghamshire, 18 Dixie Street, Jacksdale, Nottingham NG16 5JZ. Closing date: Monday 31st March 2014 Competition run in both editions of Family Grapevine Notts, to view full T&C’s please visit one of our websites.

Sat 12th: 1.30-7pm. CBeebies Live! returns with CBeebies Live! The Big Band at Capital FM Arena Calling all CBeebies fans! Come and join the fun and make some music with your favourite CBeebies stars in a new show for Easter 2014 . T: 0844 124 624. Tues 15th-Sat 26th: 7.30-10pm. Cats at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall Cats has enchanted audiences in over 300 cities around the world - now you too have the chance to experience this legendary musical phenomenon. T- 0115 989 5555. Sat 26th& Sun 27th: 10.30-4pm. UNICORN PRESENTS NOT NOW BERNARD at Lakeside Arts Centre There’s a monster in the garden and it’s going to eat me,” said Bernard. He’s found a monster in the back garden and his mum and dad are just too busy to notice. £7. T: 0115 846


Tues 6th-Sat 17th: 7.30-10pm. West Side Story at Nottingham Theatre Royal Direct from a sell-out season at London's Sadler's Wells, West Side Story returns to Nottingham. T- 0115 989 Sun 18th: 2-4.30pm. The Chuckle Brothers in a 2014 Space Oddity at Mansfield Palace Theatre £14.35 Full // £53.30 Family of Four uk/palacetheatre. Wed 28th: 1-3pm. Bananas in Pyjamas Live at Mansfield Palace Theatre £12.81 Full // £10.76 Child // £43.05 Family of Four. T-01623633133.www. Fri 30th: 11-4pm. TOO MANY PENGUINS WHEEE! at Lakeside Arts Centre £8 all tickets. 11am, 1pm and 3pm. How many penguins are too many penguins? Mr Polaro thinks that one is more than enough, But Penguina wants someone to play with. Just one friend, well maybe two, or three...1–4yrs. T: 0115 846 7777.

Sat 31st-Sun 1st June. 1.30-5pm. REPLAY (NORTHERN IRELAND) PRESENT A BOY AND HIS BOX WHEEE! at Lakeside Arts Centre £6 all tickets. Saturday 31 May 1.30pm, 3pm and 4pm. Sunday 1 June 11.30am, 1.30pm and 4pm. Suitable for: 4-8 years. This hugely entertaining live-drawing and projection experience brilliantly tells the story of a boy and his box and his vivid imagination! Expect some truly cheesy tunes and some fabulously ridiculous sound effects. T: 0115 846


Sun 1st: 1-4.30pm. CONSTELACIONES at Lakeside Arts Centre £8 all tickets. Suitable for: 4+ and their families. In Constellations, choreographer Enrique Cabrera has taken the brilliantly abstract work of artist Joan Miró as his starting point and repeatedly fills his imaginary blank canvas with vivid colours, shape and movement. T: 0115 846 7777. Sat 7th: 11am and 2pm. Blunderbus presents: Hugless Douglas at Mansfield Library Say hello to the huggable, loveable young brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug.  3 – 7 year olds and their families. Booking essential. Sat 14th: 11-3.45pm. The Beanbag Music Club with Bongo Bongo! at Nottingham Theatre Royal Oh no!   Beanie Bear has lost her voice!  Join the Bongo Bongo crew and their funky three piece band for an interactive musical adventure to help Beanie find her voice again. Expect nursery rhymes, puppets, parachutes and laughter, intertwined into a charming story. 11am, 1.15pm* & 3pm. Tickets £7, or £6 if you book 3 or more Beanbag concerts.*Bring your lunch from 1pm for a picnic with Beanie Bear - show starts at 1.15pm. T- 0115 989 5555. Tues 17th & Wed 18th: Oklahoma by New Youth Theatre at Mansfield Palace Theatre T-01623633133 uk/palacetheatre

Although events were correct at the time we went to print, things can change. Please check with the venue before setting off.


Easter Events

Sun 13th & Sun 20th April : 12-4pm. NEWSTEAD ACTIVITY CENTRE at Newstead Abbey Open for Alice in Wonderland crafts, colouring and other Easter fun. FREE. T: 01623 455 900

Craft Workshops at

Sherwood Forest Craft Centre Children’s workshops every Wednesday in the school holidays

Fri 18th-Mon 21st April: 10-4pm. Easter Weekend Fun at Attenborough Nature Reserve Follow the Easter nature trail to find out about wildlife in Spring and claim your prize at the end. Suitable for all ages. Free. T- 0115 972 1777 Sat 19th-Mon 21st: 11-4pm. Easter Craft Fair at Wollaton Hall Hop down to Wollaton for eggstra special crafts. FREE. Car parking charges apply. T: 0115 915 3900 Mansfield Museum T- 01623 463 088 Mon 7th April: 11-1. Birds in a Nest £1. This delightful bird’s nest collage can be enjoyed by all ages. Tues 8th April: 11-1. Flower Frames £1 per person. Turn a paper plate into a simple and cute picture frame. Wed 9th April: 11-1. Dragonflies £1 per person. Make a colourful dragonfly using a plastic bottle and a glow stick.

Mon 21st April: 11-4pm. FREE Family Fun Workshops-Beautiful Bollywood Bunting at Rufford Abbey No need to book - just turn up and enjoy! A chance for families to work together and have fun with our team of artists. T: 08449 80 80 80

We d 1 6 t h A p r i l : 11 - 1 . W i l d Wednesday £1 per person. Join the RSPB to ‘Give nature a home’ by making your very own messy bird feeder, to attract birds to your garden, Thurs 17th April: 11-1. Fluttering Thursday £1 per person. Join the RSPB to ‘Give nature a home’, by creating you’re very own sweet and colourful butterfly feeder.


Tel: Clare 07500057463 or Julie 07751150100

The Art & Craft Centre, Forest Corner, Edwinstowe, NG21 9RN Wed 28th May:11-4pm. Kids’ Crafts Animal themed crafts for kids to make and take home. For 4-7 years. £2PP Fri 30th May: 10-4pm. Galleries to go – Africa Come and learn about the continent through our wonderful treasures. Free activity Thurs 10th - Fri 11th & Mon 14th-Tues15th: 10-2pm. EASTER DANCE WORKSHOPS at the New Art Exchange This Easter join Jay Pollitt in a two day dance workshop. Make friends, have fun and  learn about dance techniques in a relaxed environment. 10 and 11 April-age range: 7–11. 14 and 15 April age range: 12–16. Free. T-0115 924

Holiday Club

Fri 11th April: 11-1. Wind chimes £1 per person. This dinky little windcatcher starts off as a paper cup plus a few beads. You do the rest!

Tues 15th April: 11-1. Toasty Tuesday £1 per person. Join the RSPB to ‘Give nature a home’ by building you are very own nest pouch, to help birds build their nests this spring and keep their chicks warm and toasty!

Adult workshops and classes all year round

Sun 20th & Mon 21st April: 11-5pm. Beam Engines in Steam at Papplewick Pumping Station Adult £6.00, Senior/student £4.00, Children (5-16) £3.00, Family (2+2) £16.00. T- 0115 963 2938. www.

Thurs 10th April: 11-1. Fluffy Flock £1 per person. Transform a curtain ring and a ball of cotton wool into a little woolly wonder

Mon 14th April: 11-1. Mini-beast Monday £1 per person. Join the RSPB to ‘Give nature a home’ by designing and creating you are very own mini-beast hotel, to give creepy crawlies a place to call home!

Sessions cost £1-£6 for materials

For primary school children aged 6-11yrs

April 7th - 11th & 14th - 17th 9.00am – 4.30 pm west-notts & east-south-notts

More Easter holiday events & activities online!

Holiday Clubs

Easter Holidays

Mon 7th-Fri 11th & Mon 14th-Thur 17th: 8.30-3.30pm. YMCA Easter Day Camp at Aspley Youth and Community Centre £14.75 per day, Week 1 £73.75 per week.  Week 2 £59.80 5-14 years. T-0115 711 7006 Mon 7th-Fri 11th & Mon 14thThur 17th: 8.30-3.30pm. YMCA Easter Day Camp at Eastwood Community Sports Centre £14.75 per day, Week 1 £73.75 per week.  Week 2 £59.80, 5-14 years. T-0115 711 7006

£15 per day (£20 on Thursdays) Discounts available for full week bookings The Pearson Centre for Young People 2 Nuart Road, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2NH 0115 9254112

Regular Venues

Wollaton Hall

T: 0115 915 3900 E: Car parks are located throughout the site, with a charge of £2 for 3 hours or £4 per day. Mon 7th-Mon 21st April: 10-4pm. Springtime At Wollaton Hall Bounce into Spring at Wollaton with colouring and a Bunny Trail Hunt £1PP Mon 14th-Wed 16th April: 11-4pm. SPRING CRAFTS FOR KIDS Drop in to the Hall for some colouring, cutting and sticking! £2 PP Mon 26th-Fri 30th May: 11-4pm. AFRICA - Stop off in the Hall to do some African animal themed colouring and craft activities. £1 PP

Attenborough Nature Reserve T- 0115 972 1777

March Sat 1st & Sat 22nd; Sat 19th April: 10-1. Beeston Wildlife Group Walk. Join the Beeston Wildlife Group for a guided walk around Attenborough Nature Reserve. T- 0115 925 0208 Sat 1st: 1.30- 3.30pm. Wild Kids – Busy Birds. Suitable for children aged 4 and over. All children must be accompanied by an adult. £4 per child. Wed 5th: 10.30-2.30. Tiny Tots Parent and toddler sessions suitable for 2 to 4 year olds. £4 per child. Sun 16th & Sun 23rd: 10-4pm. Experience Environmental Science. Get an Attenborough ecology degree by following our winter wildlife trail for National Science and Engineering week - suitable for all ages! FREE Sat 29th: 9.30-4. Take Part Art F a m i l y A r t Wo r k s h o p s a n d Take Part Art Young Peoples’ Workshops Artist Charlotte Ashman leads two family workshops in the education room. Suitable for children aged 7 – 11 and their parent or guardian. Stop-Frame Animation with Graham Elstone: Ages 12 – 16.Working in groups you will learn how to produce your own short animated film using techniques such as stop motion, drawing, 2D cut outs and character design. No prior experience necessary. £4 per person, including all materials. Booking is essential T-0115 917 3695, email arts@

Sun 30th:12-4. Take Part Art Family Experience Day. Enjoy a family day out at Attenborough Nature Reserve, featuring a host of FREE creative ‘make & take’ activities related to the natural environment.Willow Weaving; SpinArt Bike; Portrait of a Place April Wed 2nd: 10.30-2.30. Tiny Tots Parent and toddler sessions suitable for 2 to 4 year olds. £4 per child. Thurs 10th 7 Tues 15th:11-3pm. Spring Fun Day – Birds and Bees A day of wildlife workshops suitable for all the family - chose to come on all three activities or just pick the one you like. £3 per workshop or £8 all day.

Sherwood Forest Country Park T- 01623 823202

Idle Valley Nature Reserve T- 01777 713 945

March Sun 9th & Sun April 13th: 10.30-12. Wild Kids. Join us as we explore the Reserve to find out about our amazing wildlife. Suitable for accompanied children 4yr+. £3 per child. Sun 16th & Sun April 20th: 10.30-12.30. Bird Walk. Join a local bird enthusiast for a walk around the reserve to see what birds you can spot. Please bring your binoculars Wed 26th & Wed April 23rd: 10.30-11.30am. Wild Tots. Parent & toddler sessions for accompanied 2 -4yr olds. Donation requested. Thurs 27th: 6.30-7.30pm. Discover Wildlife – Owls. £2 including a drink. Booking required.

March Sat 15th: 7-9am. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Ramble Sherwood Forest NNR is one of the strongholds in the county for the smallest member of the woodpecker family. Free car parking. Adults £3 children £1.50

April Sun 6th: 10-4pm. A Celebration of the Idle Valley! Come and join us for a fun event with a range of activities for all the family and a craft fair showcasing locally-made products at this most beautiful Reserve. Free.

Sat 29th: 10.30-12.30. Willow Weaving Workshop - Garden Obelisk. Join us today for a willow weaving workshop to make an obelisk for your garden as we head towards spring and the growing season

Thurs 10th & Thurs 17th: 11.30-1pm. Woodland Explorers Explore the woods and finish each session with lunch in the woods please bring a packed lunch. 8 – 11 years olds (accompanied by an adult. £5 per child. Booking required.

Rufford Abbey T: 08449 80 80 80

Sun 16th March: 7-9am. Hawfinch and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Ramble. Go in search of the UK’s largest and elusive finch and the smallest member of the woodpecker family. Free. Places are limited. Pre-booking advised. T- 01623 827331. E- Wed 9th & Wed 16th April : 11-4pm. FREE Family Fun WorkshopsCarnival Creations No need to book - just turn up and enjoy! A chance for families to work together and have fun with our team of artists.

M o n 2 6 t h & Wed 28th May: 11 - 4 p m . F R E E F a m i l y F u n Workshops-Beautiful Bollywood Bunting at Rufford Abbey. Just turn up and enjoy! A chance for families to work together and have fun with our team of artists.

Sherwood Pines

T-01623 821459, email karina.; www. Tues 8th April : 10-3pm. Bushcraft for Families £12.50 per person. Join the rangers for a day of bushcraft activities in the woods. Learn shelter building and fire lighting techniques and have a go at a forest craft. Children must be 6+. Places are limited. Booking is essential


Sat 8th: 2-4pm. Street Moves, Street Grooves at the New Art Exchange Jay Pollitt returns to teach us street styles of dance. Come along and sample some urban style! Free. All are welcome. T-0115 924 8630.www. Sat 8th & Sat 5th April: 6.45-9.30pm. Open Evening at Sherwood Observatory, Sutton in Ashfield Each evening there is a short presentation on a different astronomy topic beginning at 7.00pm. View night sky through the Society’s large telescope in our Observatory dome and a range of smaller telescopes. Adults and over 16s, £5.00.Under 16s, £1.00 (but must be accompanied by an adult). T- 01623 552276. Sat 15th: 10-12. Open Morning at Dagfa School, Beeston T: 0115 913 8330. www.dagfaschool.

Newstead Abbey T: 01623 455 900 Car parking £6 per vehicle.

April M on 7 t h- We d 2 1 s t : 1 2 - 4 p m . NEWSTEAD THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS at Newstead Abbey Help Alice find the White Rabbit’s tails hidden around the grounds of Newstead Abbey and collect your prize in the Garden Shop. £1PP for activity Sun 13th & Sun 20th: 12-4pm. NEWSTEAD ACTIVITY CENTRE at Newstead Abbey Open for Alice in Wonderland crafts, colouring and other Easter fun. FREE May Sat 24th-Mon 26th: 12-4pm. HELP MAISIE at Newstead Abbey Help Maisie find her cleaning kit lost around the rooms of Newstead Abbey. Activity costs £1 per child includes admission and trail. Tues 27th-Fri 30th: 1-4.30pm. REDISCOVER NEWSTEAD TASTER TOURS 1pm: Nursery Attics. Find out what life was like for Upstairs Victorian Children. 2.30pm:  Below Stairs Rediscover life in the Victorian Kitchen 3.30pm:  Garden Wander. Stroll around the secret gardens with our head gardener. £2PP for activity.


Sat 15th: 10-12. Nature Fun session at Attenborough Day Nursery You will have the chance to take part in planting, craft activities, a bug hunt, singing and much more! The session is aimed at 2-4 year olds but please feel free to bring along younger or older siblings. T- 0115 9225723;

Other Events


Sat 1st:7.15-9.30pm. Boogie Night at Rumbletums Café, Kimberley Sounds like the 70’s…but the music will be bang up to date. £3 including food. T-(0115) 9384953. Sat 1st:7.30-10pm. Nottingham Youth Orchestra at Nottingham Theatre Royal-Heroes and Villains. Includes musical excerpts from Star Wars, Indiana Jones, James Bond and many more. Dress up and enjoy this family programme presented by the ever popular Des Coleman. T: 0115 989 Fri 7th:6.30-9pm. Adult beginners course for mother's day at Choccy coco chic, Mansfield £22 per person. (Take home all that you make). Book your place with £5 deposit.T- 07772 842117 www. Fri 7th-Sat 8th: 7pm-7am. YMCA Nottingham Sleep Easy 2014 Every penny you raise will go towards improving the lives of homeless people in Nottingham. sleepeasy@ Sat 8th: 10-3pm. White Post Farm Day at Hucknall Library White Post Farm will be bringing a variety of animals eg snakes, tarantulas, ducklings, chicks, lizards which can be petted and touched. Includes crafts and activities. Free. T- 0115 963 2035

Sat 15th: 10-1. Open Day at Lammas School, Sutton in Ashfield T: 01623

Sat 15th: 2-4pm. Life Through a Lens at the New Art Exchange Ben Harriott, freelance photographer comes to share his talents. What makes a good photo?! Take your photos home with you at the end of the session!! Free. All are welcome. T-0115 924 8630. Wed 19th and Thur June 5th: 9.30-1pm. Come and see us at work day at Nottingham Girls' High School We know that you might like to see our girls at work on a typical school day. Our doors will be open, so come on in ... No need to book - just come and see 'leading, learning and loving it' in action! T-0115 941 7663 Sat 22nd: 11-4pm. Vintage Fair at Michael House School, Shipley This Spring, our fair will have a vintage twist! The dream is to have a vibrant event with many vintage/ retro themed stalls, music from past eras, a wartime cafe, vintage cars to be admired in the playground, and plenty to see, do and make. T-Julie Wyer 07548 519610 Sun 23rd: 10-12. Rangers’ Sensory Adventures - Workshops for Families at Lakeside Arts Centre Join us to find out more about your senses and how we can use them to explore Highfields Park. £3 Adults and children learning together: children must be accompanied by an adult. Children and adults each require tickets for family workshops. T: 0115 846 7777.

Sat 29th: 10-1pm. Flags and Banners Workshop at Mansfield Library Have fun creating mini fabric masterpieces. Free. T- 01623 651337 Sat 29th: 2-4pm. BOOK REMIX! at the New Art Exchange Using photocopying and hand interventions as well as found materials, the participants join Maria Rosaria from Zabar Collective to design a joint photobook. Free. All are welcome. T-0115 924 8630. Sat 29th: 2.30-4pm. PREHISTORIC POT MAKING at Lakeside Arts Centre These classes are run by modern craftspeople who undertake experimental archaeological work to try and understand how objects were made and used in the past. £4 Children. T: 0115 846 7777. Sat 29th: 7.30-9pm. XZIBIT YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHERS AND DANCERS PLATFORM at Lakeside Arts Centre The culmination of a 3 month intensive programme of workshops, master classes and demonstrations created and curated by Nottinghambased choreographer Gareth Woodward, and bringing nationally and internationally recognised dance leaders to the city to work with 12 talented young choreographers. £5. T: 0115 846 7777.


Sat 5th & Sat May 24th: 10-12. 2nd Hucknall Parish Scouts: COFFEE MORNING / OPEN VISIT at the John Godber Centre Would your child like to join us? All boys and girls from 6yrs to 18yrs welcome. We have Beavers 6 - 8yrs, Cubs 8 - 10yrs, Scouts 10 - 14yrs and explorers 14 - 18yrs, OR MAYBE you would like to help or be a leader. T- Ken Marshall 07952688042 Sun 6th and Sun June 1st: 1-5pm. Free Family Fun Sunday at Basil Russell Playing Fields, Nuthall Free entry and entertainment for all the family. Event has a Teddy Bears picnic theme. Craft making and games throughout. Refreshments available. Small number of stalls outside the area which may incur additional charge. Free Tues 8th-Thurs 10th: 7.30-10pm. TORVILL AND DEAN'S DANCING ON ICE 2014 - THE FINAL TOUR AT Capital FM Arena Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean and ITV have announced that Dancing on Ice will end next year and this will be followed by the last ever Dancing on Ice tour, so make sure you catch it here for the final time!! T: 0844 124 624.

Sat 12th: 2-4pm. FAMILY SHARING DAY at the New Art Exchange Pop into the gallery to see the work that has been created over the Family Friendly season! This sharing event sees photos made into books, posters, slide shows! T-0115 924

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Sat 19th-Sun 20th: 12-6pm. MELTING POT: HYSON GREEN'S FOOD AND CULTURE FESTIVAL at the New Art Exchange Celebrate the vibrant and diverse cultures and cuisines of Hyson Green and Forest Fields. Free. T-0115 924 Sat 26th: 7.15-9.30pm. Rumble Screen Film Night at Rumbletums Café, Kimberley A big box office film and lots of popcorn. £3 including food. T-0115 9384953.

Ferry Farm Park & Restaurant


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Farmyard animals Large indoor soft play Pets corner Activity playground Assault course Restaurant Wildlife pond Trampolines Go karts School trips Classroom Birthday parties Jumicar Large sandpit Climbing wall Falconry



Sun 4th- Mon 5th and Sun 25thMon26th: 11-5pm. Beam Engines in Steam at Papplewick Pumping Station Adult £6.00, Senior/student £4.00, Children (5-16) £3.00, Family (2+2) £16.00. T- 0115 963 2938. www. Wed 7th: 9.30-3pm. Alderwasley Hall School Parent and Carers Information day. For parents and carers of children and young people with Asperger’s and communication difficulties. £15 including lunch. www.alderwasleyhall. com. T-01629 822586 Wed 7th: 8.15-10.30pm. Paul Hollywood Live - Get Your Bake On! at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall Paul will demonstrate up to four of his favourite recipes during the show and four lucky audience members, chosen at random, will be invited to take part in one baking challenge with the chance to be dubbed star baker. T: 0115 989 5555. Thurs 8th: 9.30-11.30am. Open Morning at Wellow House School An opportunity to look around the school, tour our extensive facilities and meet the Headmaster, staff and pupils. T-01623 861054 or email Sat 10th: 10-3pm. Charity table top and Craft Sale at the Nuthall Temple Community Centre Free entry and something for all the family. Free car parking. Wide variety of stalls to suit all tastes, ages and budgets. Refreshments available throughout. Wed 21st: 9-3.15pm. Year 5 Taster Day at Nottingham Girls' High School An opportunity to come and spend a day with us! If your daughter is in Year 5, we’d like to welcome her to the

Find us at:

Ferry Farm Park, Boat Lane, Hoveringham Nottingham, NG14 7JP

Senior School for some fun ‘taster’ lessons in the morning, which might include science, design technology, drama, history and sport, followed by a lunch of her choice in our dining hall. In the afternoon, there’ll be some group activities including quizzes and challenges, with awards for winning teams! T. 0115 941 7663. E:  ENQUIRIES@NOT.GDST.NET. Sat 24th-Sun 1st June: 11-5.30pm. ARCHITECTS OF AIR WHEEE! at Lakeside Arts Centre £3.50 all tickets. Wheee! and the Architects of Air have been a fixture since 2005, and we’re thrilled to welcome back our friends from their international travels with another fabulous structure. The monumental scale of Alan Parkinson’s luminaria is impressive even before stepping through the airlock, but the luminosity and iridescent colours experienced inside simply have to be seen to be believed. T: 0115 846 7777. Sat 24th-Sun 25th: 6-9pm. RIME WHEEE! at Lakeside Arts Centre Square Peg have adapted Coleridge’s epic poem, the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, taking the theme of the mariner’s life journey and his impact on those he meets along the way, and exploring the feelings and changing behaviours of a groom in the run up to his wedding. T: 0115 846 7777.

Sun 25th: 7-9.30pm. NOTTINGHAM T H E AT R E D A N C E 2 0 1 4 a t Nottingham Playhouse Students of Nottingham Theatre Dance School present their Showcase 2014 which promises to be an excellent evening’s entertainment. £13. T: 0115 941 9419 www.


Tues 17th: 4-6pm. Open Day at Lammas School T: 01623 516879. Fri 20th-Sat 21st: 7.30-10pm. MADD GALA SHOWCASE 2014 at Nottingham Playhouse ADD College Nottingham is proud to present its Annual Gala Showcase.  Featuring performances by the students on the three year Professional Musical Theatre Course. If you’re after a night of sheer entertainment complete with live musicians, then this is definitely one show you don’t want to miss! Tickets: £15 - £18.50. T: 0115 941 9419 www. Fri 27th-Sun 29th: U.DANCE 2014 at Nottingham Playhouse You will be able to see three inspiring and distinctive performances of new work in a range of dance styles from dance theatre to vogueing, hip hop to ballet and contemporary to kathak. Tickets: £7 - £10. T: 0115 941 9419 www.


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