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Hello and welcome to the Winter issue of the Family Grapevine!

Yet again it has been a busy summer here at the FG. My daughter and I loaded up our bright red tent, a huge pile of magazines and flyers and lots of felt tips, card and glitter and headed to the Broxtowe Play Days on the parks in Beeston, Eastwood, Stapleford and Kimberley and lastly the Ashfield Show in Sutton Lawn. It was fantastic to meet up with so many of you, I hope your children enjoyed the brilliant books and cards they made! NEW For the Winter! The FG has got a new look and is covering Long Eaton for the first time, so its a big hello to all our new readers ...let me know what you think, it will be great to hear from you! The Family Grapevine publishes three magazines a year in early November, March and July and emails three newsletters a year in January, May and September all packed with information for you and your family! To subscribe to our newsletter please visit our website or facebook page. And once again it is HUGE thank you to our fantastic advertisers. They are all local businesses and organisations who are such an important part of our communities. Please support them and say hello from me! Have a very happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year. Look out for our Spring issue in March 2012!

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I really hope that you enjoy reading the FG and find it useful for you and all the family. Its packed full of information and ideas for things to do and places to go! There are offers, competitions and some fantastic Christmassy events coming up in the next few weeks that will be great fun and help to make to your festive season even more special.


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In this issue Page A-Z Sport & Leisure........ 31 Antenatal & Postnatal.....

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Baby Groups & Svcs......... 9 Childcare.......................... 11 Children’s Centres............ 11 Daycare Nurseries........... 17 Doctors.............................. 6 Family Services...................5 Family Matters................... 4 Health & Wellbeing.........

Great reasons to advertise in The Family Grapevine!


Local Services................... 3

Targeted distribution - to more than 20000 local families

Out of School Clubs......... 22

FREE advertising on our website

4 month shelf life

Party Time....................... 24

Multiple views for your advert - copies are referred to many times

Playgroups...................... 18

Big enough - to publicise your business and help you find new customers

Small enough - to be truly local and a valuable local resource

Friendly, helpful service - with NO hard sell, we just do our best for you & your business

Quality publication but reasonable prices - from a free listing to a full page...there’s something for everyone!

Photographers..................10 Schools & Colleges.......... 19 Soft Play Centres............. 16 Special Families.............. 23 Toddlers Timetable........... 12 Toddlers Activities.............14 Tutoring............................21 Young People.................. 23 What’s On!...................... 27 Competition Winners!

Congratulations to Jill Burn for winning the art materials from Nottingham Contemporary and Elaine Tooley and Joanne Harris for winning family passes to Wistow Maize in our Summer competitions.

To find out more please get in touch

01773 528927 The Small Print... Please don’t assume that publication of an entry or an advertisement implies any kind of recommendation or endorsement by the Editors. You should make your own judgements, enquiries and comparisons, as with any other form of advertising. When contacting any business we suggest you confirm the exact type of goods and services offered, the qualifications held, and all other relevant aspects of the service you are seeking. Our headings reflect commonly used descriptive titles. They are not intended to be, and should not be read as trade descriptions of goods or services as required under the Trade Descriptions Act 1968. The listing of a business under a specific heading does not necessarily indicate that it supplies the goods or services suggested by the heading or that it is legally entitled or professionally qualified to provide those particular goods or services. All rights are reserved. This entire publication is the copyright of the publisher. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electrical or mechanical, including photocopying or any information storage or retrieval system without prior permission in writing of the Publisher. Neither The Family Grapevine Ltd nor its franchisees, agents or employees can accept liability for loss, damage or difficulties resulting from contracts made through the directory, from errors or omissions, from claims made by advertisers, or from omissions or inaccuracies relating to telephone numbers, wording, spacing or positioning of any listing, advertisements or other material, regardless of how caused.


The Family Grapevine Bringing local families and businesses together

Local Services Local Councils Ashfield District Council, Urban Rd, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, tel 01623 450000 Broxtowe Borough Council, Foster Ave, Beeston, tel 0115 917 7777 Derbyshire County Council, County Hall, Matlock tel 01629 533190 Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Derby Rd, Long Eaton, tel 0845 907 2244 Mansfield District Council.Civic Centre, Chesterfield Rd South, tel  01623 463463 Newark & Sherwood District Council, Kelham Hall, Kelkam, tel 01636 650000 Nottinghamshire County Council, Customer Service Call Centre tel 08449 80 80 80

Registration Offices

EMERGENCY ONLY, tel 999 or 112 Hucknall Police Station, Watnall Rd, tel 0115 940 0999 Kimberley Police Station, Eastwood Road, tel 0115 940 0999 Ext 4870 Kirkby-in-Ashfield Police Station, Victoria Rd, tel 01623 420999 Ext 3762 Long Eaton Police Station, Midland St, tel 0115 946 1101 Mansfield Police Station, Great Central Rd, Mansfield tel 01623 420999 Nottinghamshire Crimestoppers, tel 0800 555 111 Stapleford Police Station, The Roach, Toton Lane, tel 0115 940 0999 Ext 5761/2 Sutton in Ashfield Police Station, Church St tel 01623 420999 Ext 3616 Sutton-in-Ashfield Police Station, Church Street, tel 01623 420999 Ext 3616

Beeston Registration Office, Beeston Library, Foster Ave, tel 0115 925 5530

Victim of Crime Support Broxtowe, Emotional & Practical, tel 0115 844 6071

Eastwood Registration Office, The Health Clinic, Nottingham Rd, tel 01773 712449

Victim of Crime Support Mansfield/ Ashfield, Emotional & Practical tel 01623 450088

Hucknall Registration Office, 3A Vine Terrace, Hucknall, tel 0115 963 8604


Long Eaton Registration Office, Town Hall, Weds, Booked Thru Ilkeston, tel 0115 932 1014 Mansfield District Register Office, County House, 100 Chesterfield Rd South, tel 01623 476564

Annesley Woodhouse Library, Skegby Rd, tel 01623 750518 Beeston Library, Foster Ave, tel 0115 925 5168 Eastwood Library, Wellington Place, tel 01773 712209

Stapleford Registration Office, Stapleford Library, Church Street, tel 0115 939 9178

Edgewood Library, Christchurch Rd, Hucknall, tel 0115 964 0138

Sutton in Ashfield Registration Office, Sutton Library, Idlewells Precinct, tel 01623 457676 / 677

Edwinstowe Library, High St, Edwinstowe, tel 01623 822280

Citizens Advice Bureaux and Advice Centres Beeston CAB, Council Offices, Foster Ave,10-1pm, Tue 9.30-3 tel 0844 499 1193 Bereavement Advice Centre, What to Do When Someone Dies, tel 0800 634 9494 Eastwood CAB, Library & Info Centre, 9.30-12.00, Thur 1-4., tel 08444 994194 Hucknall CAB, 3a Vine Terrace, Wed 9.30-12.30 tel 0844 499 4713 Kirkby in Ashfield CAB, Pavilion Rd, Mon 9.30-12.30, tel 0844 499 4713 Mansfield CAB, Brunts Business Centre, Mon/Thur 10-2pm Drop-in, tel 01623 627163  Selston CAB, Parish Hall, Mansfield Rd, Tue 9.30-12.30, tel 0844 499 4713 Stapleford CAB, Care Centre, Church St, Mon/Tues/Thurs am, tel 0115 875 4900 Sutton in Ashfield CAB, Market Street, M/T/W/F 9.30-12.30, tel 0844 499 4713

Police and Crime Prevention

Forest Town Library, Clipstone Rd West, Mansfield tel 01623 623395 Hucknall Library, South Street, tel 0115 963 2035 Huthwaite Library, Sutton Road, tel 01623 554051 Inham Nook Library, Barn Croft, Chilwell, tel 0115 922 3133 Jacksdale Library, Selston Road, tel 01773 605612 Kimberley Library, Main Street, tel 0115 938 2322 Kirkby in Ashfield Library, Ashfield Precinct, tel 01623 753236 Ladybrook Library, Ladybrook Lane, Mansfield tel 01623 622835 Long Eaton Library, Tamworth Rd, Long Eaton, tel 0115 973 5426 Mansfield Library, Westgate, Mansfield tel 01623 627591 Mansfield Woodhouse Library, Church St, Mansfield Woodhouse, tel 01623 621781 Ravenshead Library, Milton Court, Ravenshead, tel 01623 794634 Selston Library, Chapel Road, tel 01773 810093 Stapleford Library, Church St, tel 0115 939 9178

Beeston Police Station, Chilwell Rd, tel 0115 940 0999 Ext 5616

Sutton in Ashfield Library, Idlewells Shopping Centre, tel 01623 556296

Eastwood Police Station, Nottingham Rd, tel 0115 940 0999 Ext 4864

Toton Library, Stapleford Lane, tel 0115 972 6403

To advertise Tel: 01773 528927 Email:


Family Matters Voluntary Work British Red Cross, First Aid Trainers & Community Educators, tel 01629 593339 Broxtowe Volunteer Centre, Beeston, Var Opportunities,16yrs+ tel 0115 917 8080 Eastwood Volunteer Bureau, Wellington Place, tel 01773 535255

Avon Reps Required

Families Anonymous, Families Affected by Drug Use Helpline, tel 0845 1200 660

FREE set up kit & samples

Home-Start Ashfield, Free Confidential Family Support, tel 01623 513137

in local areas



Email: Home-Start Ashfield, Confidential Family Support, tel 01623 513137 Home-Start Dukeries, Edwinstowe, Confidential Family Support For Families with Children Under 5yrs, tel 01623 823353 Home-Start Mansfield, Confidential Family Support, tel 01623 653391 Home-Start Nottingham, Confidential Family Support, tel 0115 962 4262 Hucknall Volunteer Centre, 3A Vine Terrace, 16yrs+ tel 0115 968 0420 Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, Help With Fundraising Events, tel 0115 941 2255 Mansfield Volunteer Centre, Wood Street, tel 01623 651177 Parent Partnership Svc, Support Admin Team with Office Tasks tel 0115 948 2888 Parent Partnership, Supporting Parents of SEN/Disab Children tel 0115 948 2888 St John Ambulance, County HQ, Valley Rd, Basford, tel 0115 978 4625 Stapleford Volunteer Bureau, 14yrs+, tel 0115 949 1175 Sutton in Ashfield Volunteer Centre, Sutton Centre, tel 01623 515614

Voluntary Work With Children Literacy Volunteers for Helping Primary School Children, tel 0115 915 0820

Family Friendly Business Opportunities Avon Reps Needed in Local Areas, Free Set Up Kit and Samples, tel 07877 401938

Dads Group, Sherwood East Childrens Centre, Clipstone, Alt Sats, tel 01623 629203

Call Zoe on

Home-Start Dukeries, Edwinstowe, Free Confidential Family Support for Families with Under 5’s, tel 01623 823353

Home-Start Mansfield, Free Confidential Family Support, tel 01623 653391

Mansfield Woodhouse Children’s Centre, Dads Group, One Sat am Monthly, tel 01623 666370

Home-Start Nottingham, Free Confidential Family Support, tel 0115 962 4262

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

Midlands Women’s Aid, (Domestic Violence Helpline), tel 0115 925 7647

Stay At Home Dads, Dad’s Views/ Chat/News/Support or Rant!

0115 877 8552 or text 07877 401938

Independent Avon Reps & Team Leaders Wanted, All Areas, tel 07813 038429



Independent Phoenix Traders, Flexible Hours. Low Cost Start-Up, tel 0115 928 0815 Jamie at Home Needs YOU! Flexible Hours/ No Experience, tel 07752 981643 Jamie Oliver at Home, Party Plan Opportunity, Have a Party Become a Consultant, tel Call Lucy 07791 529047

Child and Family Welfare Action for Young Carers, Support for Young Carers & Families tel 0115 912 8091 Al-Anon Family Groups, Supports Family/Friends of Alcoholics tel 0207 403 0888 Alateen, Supports Young People Affected by Alcoholism, 12-17 tel 0207 403 0888 Beeston Family Centre, Family Drop-in, Mon/Tues/Fri 9-1.00, tel 0115 925 6839 Beeston Family Centre, Trevor Rd, Family Support, 0-8yrs, tel 0115 925 6839


Are you a woman living in North Broxtowe Borough or Stapleford? Are you, or someone you know, experiencing domestic violence? Do you need information, support or simply want to talk to someone about your experience? If so Broxtowe Women’s Project can help you - we are a Women’s Aid organisation providing an outreach service and support line to all women. We also have a children’s outreach service for children & young people affected by their experience of domestic violence Support Line 01773 719111 (10am-1pm) Text Phone 07914 634190 (10am-1pm) PO Box 6660 Nottingham NG16 3ZE

Midlands Women’s Aid, Drop-in, The Bank, Stapleford, Tues & Thurs, tel 0115 925 7647

One Parent Families

Missing People’s Message Home, Confidential Help/Adv, tel 0800 700 740

Gingerbread, Lone Parent Helpline, tel 0800 018 5026

No. 28-Child & Family CounsellingSurvivors of Sexual Abuse, tel 0115 985 8308

National Assoc of Widows, Offers Comfort & Friendship, tel 0845 838 2261

Nottinghamshire Family Information Service, tel 0800 781 2168 Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid, Domestic Abuse, 1-1 support/ drop-in/women’s group, tel 01623 555551/01909 533610 NSPCC, Nat. Soc. for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, tel 0800 800 5000 Relate,Relationship CounsellingIndividuals/Couples/Families tel 0115 950 7836 Samaritans, 24 hr Support for Distress or Suicidal Despair, tel 08457 90 90 90 Social Care for Children, Ashfield, tel 01623 433433 Social Care for Children, Broxtowe, tel 0115 917 5800 Stop it Now! Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse-Adult Helpline tel 0808 1000 900 Women’s Aid Advice Centre, Domestic Abuse Free 24hr Helpline tel 0808 800 0340

Parenting Courses and Support Family Lives-Freephone Helpline/ Listening Svc for Parents tel 0808 800 2222 Instructions Not Included, Parentcraft & Antenatal Workshops tel 0793 527 4656

Child Exploitation & Online Protection, Report Online Abuse,

NCT Antenatal Classes and Postnatal Support tel 0844 243 6875

CHILDLINE, National Helpline & Advice for Children, tel 0800 1111

ParentsCentre, Online Information/Advice/Support,

Children’s Society, Help & Understanding for Children, tel 0115 942 2974

Sure Start Newstead, Dads Group, Once a Month tel 01623 753828

Missing People 24hr Helpline, Support/ Sightings & to Report tel 0500 700 700

Broxtowe Women’s Project, Domestic Violence Support Line, tel 01773 719111

Childnet International, Adv on Keeping Children Safe Online,

Families Need Fathers, Keeping Parents & Children in Contact, tel 07788 452271

Parentzone, Information & Advice for Parents /parentzone

Cruse Bereavement Care, Ashfield, Bereavement Support, tel 01623 647645

Sure Start Titchfield, Mansfield, Family learning & activities, Mon 9.15/Fri 12.45 (Please Book) tel 01623 421880

Cruse Bereavement Care, Nottm/ Broxtowe, Bereavement Support, tel 0115 924 4404

Young Parents U25’s, Mansfield Woodhouse Children’s Centre, Wed 1pm, tel 01623 666370

Barefoot Books. Low Cost Start-up, Great Commission. Free Website tel 01623 466302

FAME, Family Mediation Service, Help in Family Disputes, tel 0115 985 8855


The Family Grapevine Bringing local families and businesses together

National Council for the Divorced & Separated, tel 0115 926 3880 Nottm Roundabout Club, Sherwood, for Single People 50+ tel 0115 920 0164 Single Parent Travel Club, tel 0870 241 6210 Single Parents on Holiday, tel 0871 550 4053

Fostering and Adoption Faith in Families, Adoption Svs for Children & Families, tel 0115 955 8811 Foster Care Associates, Ashfield, tel 01623 632606 Foster Care Associates, South Notts, tel 0115 967 7195 Notts County Council, Enquiries & Discussion About Adoption, tel 0845 301 2288 Notts County Council, Enquiries & Discussion about Fostering tel 0845 301 8899 Notts County Council, Support After Adoption, tel 0115 978 7376 Notts Fostering Team Ashfield, Carer Support & management, tel 01623 433433 Notts Fostering Team Broxtowe, Carer Support & Management, tel 0115 854 6000

Bereaved Parents CALAB, Parent Support After the Sudden Death of an Infant, tel 0115 913 1081 Child Death Helpline, All Affected by the Death of a Child, tel 0800 282 986 Compassionate Friends, Pat & Jerry, For Support & Friendship tel 0115 926 4701 Cruse Bereavement Care, Ashfield, Bereavement Support, tel 0844 477 9400 Cruse Bereavement Care, Nottm/ Broxtowe, Bereavement Support, tel 0115 924 4404 SANDS Helpline, Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Support, tel 020 7436 5881 The Miscarriage Assoc. Support & Advice Helpline, tel 01924 200799


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The family run business that’s been looking after your cars for over 25 years! MOTs . Servicing . Repairs . Family Discount (On More Than 2 Cars per Household)

Early Drop Off & Late Collection Available

Main Road Garage Watnall NG16 1HA

Tel. 0115 938 2781

Food for Families Abel & Cole, Organic Food Delivered to Your Door, tel  0845 262 6262 Beeston Farmers’ Market, Stoney St, 4th Fri of each Month, Broad Nook Farm Shop, Selston, Home Reared Quality Beef, tel 01773 812015 Evan-ly Food, Home-cooked Meals Del. To your Door in NG16, tel 0115 938 3499 Kimberley Farmers Markets, 9am-2pm, 1st Saturday Monthly, tel Come Along!

If your group or business is family orientated, in our area and not in The Family Grapevine, please get in touch for a FREE listing! Maids 2 Clean, Professional Domestic Cleaning & Ironing Services, tel 01623 641211 Mint Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Specialist, Anti Allergy Treatments, tel 01623 422359

Redgates Farm Shop, Brinsley, Home Reared Meat & Vegetables, tel 01773 713403

Home and Family Services

River Nene Organic Vegetable Boxes, Del Free to Your Door, tel 0845 078 6868

Beauty by Linda, Beauty Treatments in Your Own Home, tel 07970 935857

Spring Farm Shop, Trowell, FR Eggs/Cheeses/Jams/Pickles/Veg, tel 0115 928 2076

Broxtowe Borough Mediation Service, neighbour disputes, tel 0115 917 3736

If things have changed and our listings need updating please let me know! The Organic Ethical Supermarket, Beeston, Local & Fair Trade tel 0115 943 1311 Trinity Farm Organics, Cossall, Local Produce/Organic/Biodynamic tel 0115 944 2545 Watnall Farm Shop, Narrow Ln, Home Produced Meat/Farm Bakery tel 0115 938 5741

Pet Care Animal Au Pairs, Kimberley, Pet Sitting/ Boarding/Exercising, tel 0115 938 4221 Animals at Home, Toton, Host Family/Feeding/Pet Care/Taxi, tel 0115 972 5609 Pet Sitters, Hucknall, Professional, Confidential Pet Care, tel 07876 453764

Domestic Services Absolute Cleaning & Ironing Service, Mansfield, tel 01623 403359 Buy BackTime, Mansfield/Ashfield, From Cleaning to Errands We can Help! tel 01623 623004 Full Steam Ahead, Chilwell, Ironing, Laundry & Dry Cleaning, tel 0115 854 8473

Clay’s Barbers, Annesley, Child Friendly Family Barbers, tel 07773 650601 Granite Workwear, Well Designed, Quality Safety/Workwear tel 07771 517671 Jayne Rhodes Professional Freelance Hairdresser with Over 17yrs Salon Experience, Families Welcome, tel 07897 395318 JungleCuts, Beeston, Jungle Themed Salon Just For Kids! tel 0115 922 0814 TeamTeamWild PC Solutions, Beeston, for Home & Business PC Problems, tel 0115 9251092

Family Finances & Law Ajay Khosia, Ravenshead, Wealth Management / Wills & Financial Advice tel 07545 056629 Consumer Credit Counselling Service, Free Debt Advice, tel 0800 1381111 JH Legal Services, Wills, Probate & Powers of Attorney, Home Appoints, tel 01773 862608 MacLaren Britton Solicitors, Conveyancing, Employment, Family, Wills, Check out our website Tel  0115 941 1469 Pryor Jordan Family Law Solicitors, for all Family Breakdown, tel 0844 824 3117 Susan Sims, Equity Release, Wills & Power of Attorney tel 01773 860233

Special Meats for Special Occasions Festive Roast Three Bird Roast Goose Locally Reared Fresh ChristmasTurkeys All our meat is top quality & home or locally produced Try our GOLD award-winning home-made sausages & traditional home-cured bacon Choose

one of our award winning pies

Farm Shop Opening Times:

from our on-farm bakery, treat yourself

to our cheeses, puddings & relishes Or try our tasty low fat post-Christmas slimming products!

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 Watnall Farm Shop WIN!! £20 Voucher

The origin of the Watnall Farm Shop was put forward by the Hazledines in 2006 when they submitted a planning application to naturally extend their commitment to their family’s farming traditions. The Hazledine family philosophy: “The farm works hand in hand with Farm Shop, from the land to kitchen” The farm is a listed building, so permission was not granted until 2007.

After a lot of hard work and investment, the Farm Shop was established in June 2008 and now consists of a bakehouse, butcher’s cutting room and, of course, the main shopping area. The Hazeldine philosophy in setting up the Farm Shop is simple: to aim at giving a high standard of product which is all sourced off the farm. To Win a £20 WFS voucher just in time for Christmas let us know the name of the family who run the Watnall Farm Shop. Email your answer to or post to Family Grapevine, 18 Dixie Street, Jacksdale, Notts. NG16 5JZ Closure date 10th December 2011 See for competition rules

Family Health and Wellbeing Alcoholics Anonymous, Adv/Help/ Support to Give Up Alchohol tel 0845 769 7555 Bliss, Premature & Sick Babies, Support/ Advice Helpline tel 0500 618 140 Breast Cancer Care, Support/Advice Helpline, tel 0808 800 6000 Breathe Easy, Support Group for All Affected by Lung Disease tel 0116 249 5780

Debra Mandeir, Emotional Freedom Technique for Pain/Stress/Trauma/ Phobias, tel 07859 417209 Hypnotherapy for Confidence/Phobias/ Weight-Loss/Smoking, tel 0115 854 1708 Katie Williams, Nutritionist & Emotional Eating Specialist, tel 07795 116284 Macmillan Cancer Support, Emotional/ Financial/Info & Adv, tel 0808 808 2020 New Leaf, Free Support for Smokers who Want to Stop, tel 0800 389 7712 Nottingham Support Group for Carers of Children with Eczema, tel 0115 926 9996

To advertise Tel: 01773 528927 Email:


Health & Antenatal What is a Doula? The word Doula comes from a Greek word meaning ‘A woman who gives another woman help and assistance’. You can have either a Birth or Postnatal Doula

What does a Birth Doula do?

A Birth Doula is a professional non medical labour assistance, who offers continuous emotional and practical support to women and couples through pregnancy, birth and early weeks of parenting. Our role is to nurture the mother and new family and protect their memories of the time around their baby’s birth.

What does a Postnatal Doula do? A Postnatal Doula cares for the mother and infant after birth, which may include light housekeeping, care for young siblings, helping with breastfeeding, answering any questions and talking through any concerns the mother may have.

Registered Homeopath Offers Safe Natural medicine for All Ages, All Conditions. Just ask Sue! tel 0115 841 8110 The Anaphylaxis Campaign, Extreme Allergic Reaction Helpline tel 01252 542029 The Meningitis Trust, Support/ Counselling/Info Helpline, tel 0800 028 1828 Tranquility Holistic Therapy Centre, Chilwell, Massage/Facials/Manicures, tel 0115 854 7595

Hospitals and NHS Direct Ashfield Community Hospital, Portland St, Kirkby, tel 01623 784726 City Hospital Campus, Hucknall Rd, Nottingham, tel 0115 969 1169 King’s Mill Hospital, Mansfield Rd, Sutton-in-Ashfield, tel 01623 622515 NHS Direct, 24 Hr Illness Advice & Info Helpline, tel 0845 4647 Nottinghamshire County Link, Your Local Voice for Health & Social Care Concerns, tel 0115 962 9350 Nuffield Hospital, Mansfield Rd, Woodthorpe, tel 0800 015 50 20


Bramcote Surgery, Hanley Ave, Bramcote, tel 0115 922 4960 Chilwell Meadows Surgery, Ranson Rd, Chilwell, tel 0115 946 2767 Church St Medical Centre, Church St, Eastwood, tel 01773 712065 Church Walk Surgery, Church Walk, Eastwood, tel 01773 712951 Dr Rajah, Hankin Ave, Underwood, tel 01773 764444 Giltbrook Surgery, Nottingham Rd, Giltbrook, tel 0115 938 3191 Hama Medical Centre, Nottingham Rd, Kimberley, tel 0115 938 2101

Court View Surgery, Rosemary St, Mansfield, tel 01623 623600 Dr S J Ward & Partners, Wood St, Mansfield, tel 01623 664877 Family Medical Centre, Lowmoor Rd, Kirkby in Ashfield, tel 01623 757219 Harwood Close Surgery, Skegby Rd, Sutton in Ashfield tel 01623 551015 Kirkby Community Primary Care Centre, Portland St, tel 01623 434600 Major Oak Medical Practice, High Street, Edwinstowe tel 01623 822303 Mill View Surgery, Goldsmith St, Mansfield, tel 01623 649528 Oakwood Surgery, Church St, Mansfield Woodhouse, tel 01623 423480 Orchard Medical Practice, Innisdoon, 1 Crow Hill Dr, Mansfield, tel 01623 400100

Jacksdale Medical Centre, Main Rd, Jacksdale, tel 01773 608760

Pleasley Surgery, Chesterfield Rd, Pleasley, Mansfield, tel 01623 810249

Kimberley Medical Centre, Regent St, Kimberley, tel 0115 938 4453

Roundwood Surgery, Wood St, Mansfield, tel 01623 648880

Newthorpe Medical Practice, Chewton St, Eastwood, tel 01773 760202

Sandy Lane Surgery, Sandy Lane, Mansfield, tel 01623 656055

Oakenhall Medical Practice, Bolsover St, Hucknall, tel 0115 963 3511

The Medical Centre, Church St, Sutton, tel 01623 557646

Park View Medical Centre, Cranfleet Way, Long Eaton, tel 0115 946 2690

The Pantiles Medical Centre, Church St, Sutton in Ashfield, tel 01623 557646

Portland Medical Practice, Curtis St, Hucknall, tel 0115 963 2535

The Surgery, Diamond Ave, Kirkby in Ashfield, tel 01623 751922

Ravenshead Surgery, Longdale Lane, Ravenshead tel 01623 194222

The Surgery, Lowmoor Rd, Kirkby, tel 01623 759447

QMC Campus, Derby Rd, Nottingham, tel 0115 924 9924

Saxon Cross Surgery, Stapleford Care Centre, Stapleford, tel 0115 939 2444

Willowbrook Medical Centre, Brook St, Sutton in Ashfield, tel 01623 440018

The Park Hospital, Burntstump Country Park, Arnold, tel 0115 966 2000

Selston Surgery, Nottingham Rd, Selston, tel 01773 810226

Health Centres

The Linden Medical Group, Stapleford Care Centre, Church St, tel 0115 875 2000

Woodlands Medical Practice, Bluebell Wood Way, Sutton in Ashfield, tel 01623 528748

and parent preparation classes. Our 6 week holistic course will leave you feeling informed, prepared and empowered to make the right choices for your labour, birth and early days with baby.

Quitline, Help & Support to Stop Smoking, tel 0800 002200

Abbey Medical Centre, Central Ave, Beeston, tel 0115 925 5323

Churchside Medical Centre, Wood St, Mansfield tel 01623 664877

Hickings Lane Medical Centre, Stapleford, tel 0115 939 5555

Birth by Design Doula Services has come together with Confident Mother Doulas and Doula Mum to offer ‘Childbirth Natures Way’ antenatal

PASIC, Parents Assoc for Children Diagnosed with Cancer, tel 01623 747629

Doctors NG9, NG10, NG15 & NG16

Beeston Clinic, Wollaton Rd, tel 0115 925 4281 Eastwood Health Clinic, Nottingham Rd, tel 01173 712218

The Manor Surgery, Middle St, Beeston, tel 0844 477 8656 The Oaks Medical Centre, Villa St, Beeston, tel 0115 925 4566

First Aid Training for Parents and Carers British Red Cross, Courses Held at Various Venues, tel 01629 593339

The Om Surgery, Watnall Rd, Hucknall, tel 0115 963 2184

Pisces Training, Edwinstowe, Adult/ Paediatric First Aid, Health & Safety, tel 01623 827615

The Valley Surgery, Bramcote Lane, Chilwell, tel 0115 943 0530

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

Kimberley Clinic, Newdigate St, tel 0115 916 3301

Torkard Hill Medical Centre, Farleys Lane, Hucknall, tel 0115 963 3676

Long Eaton Health Centre, Midland St, Long Eaton, tel 0115 855 4000

West End Surgery, Chilwell Rd, Chilwell, tel 0844 477 2426

Antenatal Services & Support

Mansfield Health Centre, St John St, Mansfield, tel 01623 622541

Whyburn Medical Practice, The Health Centre, Hucknall, tel 0115 963 3580

Mansfield Woodhouse Health Centre, Church St, tel 01623 420692

Doctors NG17, NG18, NG19 & Edwinstowe

Ace Babes Family Network, Families After Assisted Conception tel 0845 838 1593

Ashfield House, Forest Rd, Annesley, tel 01623 752295

Childbirth Natures Way, Interactive Ante Natal Classes in Nottingham, tel 07944 021615

Hucknall Health Centre, Curtis St, tel 0115 968 0011 Huthwaite Health Centre, New St, Huthwaite tel 01623 513147

Oak Tree lane Health Centre, Jubilee Way South, Mansfield, tel 01623 651261 Oates Hill Health Centre, Forest St, Sutton tel 01623 5577136 Selston Health Centre, Nottingham Rd, tel 01773 810245

Ashfield Medical Centre, New Street, Sutton tel 01623 559992

Stapleford Care Centre, Church Street, tel 0115 883 5000

Bull Farm Primary Care Centre, Millenium Business Park, Mansfield tel 01623 621059

The Family Grapevine Bringing local families and businesses together

4D Babyview Ltd, Nottingham Rd Clinic, Mansfield, 4D Baby Scans, tel 01623 624137

Action on Pre Eclampsia, Support & Information Helpline, tel 020 8427 4217

City Hospital Campus, Antenatal & Parent Classes, tel 0115 969 1169 Instructions Not Included, Parentcraft & Antenatal Workshops tel 0793 527 4656

Antenatal & Postnatal Assoc. of Post-Natal Illness, Depression/ Anxiety Helpline, tel 020 7386 0868 by design

Expecting a baby? Feeling anxious? A Birth Doula can help take the fear out of childbirth & empower you for labour, birth & those early days Stephanie Chambers Birth By Design Doula Services Tel: 0794 402 1615

Rachel Wardle, East Midlands Midwifery Practice, tel 07905 326705 Sweet Doula Baby, Antenatal, Birth & Postnatal Care in E. Mids, tel 07515 887327

NCT Antenatal Classes, The Elms Nursery, Long Eaton, Saturdays, tel 0844 243 6875 NCT Bumps, Babies & Beyond, The Elms Nursery, Long Eaton, Fri 9.30-11.30am, tel 07711 956 779 NCT, Helping to Prepare for Birth and Parenthood tel 0844 243 6231 Nottingham Hypnobirthing Courses for Relaxed Childbirth, tel 0115 928 3465 Proscan Clinic, Regent St, Nottingham, Baby Scanning, tel 0115 941 3516

Midwives and Doulas Birth by Design, Helping to Empower You for Labour, Birth & Early Days, tel 0794 402 1615 Confident Mother Doulas.Supporting new mothers in Nottingham, tel 07903 206018 Doulamum, Help & Support for New Mums by Experienced Doula, tel 07951 949456 Earth Mama, Birth & Postnatal Doula, HynoBirthing Classes, Birth Pool Hire, tel 07798 735 434

Cry-sis, Support for Families with Excessively Crying Babies tel 0845 122 8669 TAMBA, Info & Support for Parents of Twins & Multiples tel 0800 138 0509

Breastfeeding Support BABES Breastfeeding Support group, Chilwell Children’s Centre, Wed 9.30-11.30, tel 0115 993 5780

Taylormaid Doulas, Support for New Mums in Their Own Home, tel 0115 981 7175 Natural Fertilty Treatment with Complementary Therapist, tel 0115 854 1708

Bliss, Premature & Sick Babies, Free Support/Adv Helpline, tel 0500 618 140

Earth Mama

Your Pregnancy, Your Birth, Your Baby Holly is a birth professional who offers a range of services for parents-to-be, parents and babies.

Birth & Postnatal Doula Service HypnoBirthing Childbirth Classes Baby Signing & Singing Classes

07798 735 434

Postnatal Support Ace Babes Family Network, Families After Assisted Conception tel 0845 838 1593

Breast Feeding Group, Sherwood East Childrens Centre, Clipstone, Mon am, tel 01623 629203 Breast Feeding Social Group, Butlers Hill Children’s Cntr, Hucknall, Mon 1-2.45pm, tel 0115 948 8910 Breast Friends Support Group, Tin Hat Cntr, Selston, Fri 10-12am, tel 01623 753828 Ladybrook Children’s Centre, Mansfield, 1st Mon Monthly 1-3pm, tel 01623 620700 Mama Jewels Nursing Necklaces & Bracelets for Yummy Mummys, tel 07720 890552 National Breastfeeding Helpline tel 0844 20 909 20

Antenatal & Postnatal Wellbeing FitBumpsFitMums

Specialised classes for pregnant ladies. Yoga . pilates . relaxation . fitness . tone


Fitness & fun for mums and babies Coming to Kirkby & Sutton See website for details or call Fiona on: 07877 083101 email: Beeston, The Baby Massage Room, Swedish Body Massage, Lynne, tel 0115 919 1530 Bramcote Leisure Centre, Derby Rd, Aqua Natal Swim & Class, Wed, tel 0115 917 3000 Fit BumpsFit Mums Antenatal Classes, Kirkby, Mansfield & More Venues to Come! tel 07877 083101 Inner Beauty, Pregnancy Massage & Reflexology, Long Eaton & Mobile, tel 07570 463 442 Mums & Babies Buggy Push, Kirkby, Sutton & More Venues to Come! tel 07877 083101

Scents of Harmony, Beeston, Aromatherapy, Massage & Relflexology, tel 0115 922 6162 Sole Nutrition, Relexology for Pregnancy & Postnatal, Stapleford, tel 0115 939 8313

Sometimes things change! If you find something that needs amending please let me know.

Monday - Friday 09.00-17.00 . Saturday 10.00-14.00 Sunday Closed

To advertise Tel: 01773 528927 Email:


The Shabby Hut

Epperstone Bypass, Lowdham, Notts, NG14 7BZ 07849 196561

Painted furniture, homeware, candles, cards, gifts, jewellery, ladies clothing, vintage china Opening Times Tues – Sat: 10am – 5pm Sun: 11am – 4pm Mon: Closed (except bank holidays)


The Shabby Hut, Lowdham, located adjacent to Knowles Garage on the Epperstone Bypass is a one off quirky shop bursting with unusual ideas and unique finds. A family run business, it is a haven of hearts and bunting, painted furniture, homeware, gifts, cards, candles, jewellery and also ladies clothing is on offer in their in house boutique ‘Beau et Vieux’. The eclectic mix of old and new sits comfortably together in this interesting 1930’s building and with plenty of free car parking, a visit is a must for all shabby chic and vintage lovers. The Shabby Hut is also home to Smashing China, so if you’re planning a vintage wedding or tea party you may stumble upon that perfect tea set to compliment your special occasion. The Shabby Hut offers a delightful shopping experience with a relaxed, hospitable atmosphere and happy, helpful staff. Plus with an ever changing stock of hand crafted pieces each visit you pay them is an experience guaranteed to be different!


The Family Grapevine Bringing local families and businesses together

Babies Breastfeeding Support Cont’d Stapleford Care Centre, BABES Breastfeeding Support, Tues 1.00pm tel 0115 916 2770 Treasure Chest Group, Kirkby Central & West Children’s Centre, Alt Wed am, tel 01623 723232


Huthwaite Children’s Centre, Under Ones, Fri 9.30, tel 01623 516592 NCT Bumps & Babies, Hucknall, Watnall Rd Community Centre, Fri 10- 12am, tel 07970 020274 NCT Bumps & Babies, St Johns Hall, College St, Long Eaton, Thur 10- 12am, tel 07970 020274 NCT Bumps and Babies, Chilwell Rd Methodist, Beeston, Tues 9.30-11.30am tel 07970 020274

BabiPur, Cloth Nappies, Slings, Consultations & Home Parties, tel 07917 411549

NCT Bumps, Babies & Beyond, The Elms, Long Eaton, Fri 9.30-11am 0-3yrs, tel 07970 020274

Nappuccino, Meetings 3rd Wed Monthly, Central Library, Nottingham, 11-1pm, City Cash-back Scheme, tel 0115 925 9390

Play & Weigh, Ladybrook Children’s Centre, Mansfield, Tue 10-11.30 tel 01623 620700

Nottinghamshire County Council, Cloth Nappy Scheme, £25 Refund on £50 Spent, tel 08449 80 80 80 Notts Bots, Cloth Nappy Advice, Demos & Sales, tel 0115 925 9390 Real Nappy Helpline, Advice on Cloth Nappies, tel 0845 850 0606

Maternity Wear Mama Jewels, Mum Friendly Jewellery, Recommended by Surestart, tel 07720 890552

Baby Groups & Sessions

Puddle Ducks Baby & Toddler Swimming Classes Across Notts, tel 07906 191504, Sure Start Titchfield, Mansfield, Baby Clinic/Weigh In, 2nd & 4th Thurs Monthly, 1pm, tel 01623 421880 Sure Start Titchfield, Mansfield, Baby Group/ Breastfeeding Support, Fri 10am, tel 01623 421880 Sutton Central Children’s Centre, Under Ones, Tues 9.30-11am, tel 01623 450464 Under 1’s Baby Group, Awsworth Children’s Centre, Tues 9-10am, tel 0115 916 2770 Under 1’s, Eastside Centre, Mansfield Rd, Sutton, Fri 1-2.30pm tel 01623 553405

Babbles, Bumps & Babies, Acacia Ave, Annesley,1st & 3rd Thurs Monthly, 0-18m, tel 01623 753828

Under 1’s, Kirkby Central & West Children’s Centre, Thurs 1-2.30pm, tel 01623 723232

Babbles, Bumps & Babies, Jacksdale Dale Club, 2nd & 4th Wed Monthly pm, 0-18m, tel 01623 753828

Under 2’s Group, Stapleford Children’s Centre, Wed 1.45-3pm, tel 0115 916 2770

Babbles, Bumps & Babies, Selston Tin Hat, Tues 9.30am, 0-18m, tel 01623 753828

Water Babies, Swimming Classes for U24m, Various Venues, Free Taster Sessions, tel 01636 815567

Baby Business, Butlers Hill Children’s Cntr, Hucknall, Tues, 0-12m, tel 0115 948 8910

Baby Massage & Yoga

Baby Business, High Leys Children’s Cntr, Hucknall, Wed 10.00am, tel 0115 948 8910

Bouncing Babies, Mansfield Woodhouse Children’s Centre, U1’s, Fri 1-3pm tel 01623 666370 Broadway Cinema, Hockley, Baby Friendly Screening, Upto 3yrs tel 0115 952 6611 Bumps & Babies, Beeston North & Lenton Abbey Children’s Centre, Upto 18m, Fri pm, tel 0115 993 5740 Bumps & Babies, Pleasley Hill Children’s Centre, Mansfield, Various Dates, tel 01623 819940 Health Visitor Drop-in & Play, Eastwood Children’s Centre, Wed 9-11.15, tel 0115 993 5750 Hucknall Health Centre, Curtis St, Baby Clinic Mon pm & Thurs am, tel 0115 968 0011

Flutterbye Babies, Baby Yoga, Birth to Walking, Throughout Nottingham, E. tel 07841 335285 Huthwaite and Sutton Central Children’s Centres, Baby massage, Call for Info, tel 01623 516592 Inner Beauty Pregnancy & Baby Massage, Long Eaton, Mobile & Classes, tel 07570 463 442

Baby Business, Mkt Place Children’s Cntr, Hucknall, Tues 1.30, tel 0115 968 0427 Baby Group, Sherwood East Childrens Centre, Clipstone, Alt Tues, 10,30, tel 01623 629203

Beeston, The Baby Massage Room, Baby Massage Classes £7, Lynne, tel 0115 919 1530

We offer soothing 6-week baby yoga and baby massage classes that will help: Your baby’s digestion and with wind and colic Strengthen your baby’s immune system Settle and soothe your baby and so aid sleep Develop baby’s neural and sensory motor skills Heal and strengthen your body after birth PLUS classes are fun and a wonderful way to make new friends! Private group bookings at home, one-to-one sessions and workshops for fathers To find out more information or to book online visit Contact Vanessa Taylor on 07561 303780 or email:

Baby Massage 0-6m, Newstead & Annesley Children’s Cntr, Newstead, Ring for Info, tel 01623 753828 Baby Sensory, Developmental Classes 0-13m, Beeston/Stapleford/ L.Eaton, tel 07779 256090 Baby Yoga, Cherubs Day Nursery, Kimberley, Mon 2-3pm, tel 0115 938 9090

Baby Equipment & Children’s Furniture

Bristols Early Days, Sutton-in-Ashfield, The Nursery & Toy Specialist, tel 01623 554227

Learnbaby Massage, Home & Small Groups in Beeston/Toton Area, tel 07808 927657

Brundlefly, Create Your Own Storage Solution, Small Furniture for Kids, tel

MamaBabyBliss, Baby Yoga & Massage Courses Chilwell/W. Bridgford + Private Bookings, tel 07561 303780

expecting Baby, Mansfield’s Great New Baby Shop, 0-3yrs, tel 01623 421321

Sole Nutrition, Relexology, Baby Yoga & Massage Classes, tel 0115 939 8313 Urban Kneads, Baby Massage & Yoga Classes, tel 07809 419 175

Signing for Babies Earth Mama, Baby Signing in Fun, Music & Laughter Filled Classes, tel 07798 735 434 Jungletastic, Nottm Rd, Nuthall, Mr Tumbles, Mon tel 0115 975 1113 Tiny Talk, Baby Signing for 0-2yrs, Beeston, Long Eaton & Nuthall, tel 07982 243789

Sue’s Nearly Nues Buying and selling new & nearly new clothes 0-3yrs, equipment and nursery goods in as new condition Stock arriving daily!! Now buying baby & children’s clothing

tel. 0115 939 6737

52 Station Rd, Sandiacre NG10 5AS Little Angels, West Bridgford, New & Reconditioned Baby Equipment, tel 0115 981 6633 Sue’s Nearly Nues, Sandiacre, New+Nearly Equip/Clothes/Toys tel 0115 939 6737

To advertise Tel: 01773 528927 Email:


Gifts & Photographers Baby and Childrenswear

The Little Shoe Co., Beeston, Quality Fitted Kids Shoes, tel 0115 922 3456

Books, Toys and Gifts Barefoot Books. Host a Home Party & Earn Books. tel 01623 466302

Baby Hand & Foot Castings Christmas special offers available on 2D & 3D casts and jewellery

David Severn Photography, Staplefd, Family Portrait/Weddings tel 0115 939 9613

expecting Baby, Mansfield’s Great New Baby Shop, 0-3yrs, tel 01623 421321

Bambino Beads - Handmade Personalised Jewellery for Children, tel 0776 3341849 Bibbles Bandana Bibs, the Practical & Stylish Baby Bib, tel 07727 452676

My First Holidays NEW! Unique Child’s Holiday Record Book, tel 01623 467353

Clement Taylor, Sutton in Ashfield, Schoolwear, Guide/Scouts Uniform, tel 01623 552048

Pot N Kettle Paint a Pot Café, Beeston, Commission/Create Your Own Unique Gift! tel 0115 922 8029

expecting Baby, Mansfield’s Great New Baby Shop, 0-3yrs, tel 01623 421321

Precious Memories, 2D/3D Baby Hand/ Foot Castings and Fingerprint Jewellery, tel 01623 466302

Label Traders Factory Shop, Sutton, Ex M&S/Mothercare+More! tel 01623 554026 Piccolo Designer Children’s Wear, Edwinstowe, 0-12yrs, tel 01623 824000 Prem2Pram, Premature Baby Clothing 0-1lb & up to 6 months, E. tel 07971 331487

Snugglibumz, Non-Edible, Handmade Nappy & Pamper Cakes, For All Occasions, tel 0781 4099388

Murals and Painted Furniture Puzzle Cottage Murals, Individual Artwork & Airbrushing, tel 07929 268265

Anthony Aduhene Photography, Portraits/Sports/Weddings/Proms & Balls, tel 0115 913 4781 Ben Whitehead Photography, Family,Portraits,Weddings, tel 07872 947293  

Buzz Ceramics, Kimberley, Hand Painted Personalised Gifts, tel 0115 875 3664

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

Family Photographers

Preserve your precious memories forever! Office: 01623 466302 Mobile: 07595 628379


Double Image Photography, Beeston, Family Portraits/Weddings tel 0115 925 2725 Flix Wedding & Portrait Photography, Weddings | Babies | Kids | Families, E: tel  07900 884449 Forever Young Photography,Westwood, Portraits/Weddings, tel 01773 783844

Paint unique Christmas gifts for friends and family!


off with this

You don’t have to be an artist to create a masterpiece!

We also do; children’s birthday parties, commissioned gifts, babies’ hand & foot imprints and adult evenings.


Please visit our website for more information

115 High Road, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 2LH

Sue’s Nearly Nues, Sandiacre, New+Nearly New Equip/Clothes/Toys tel 0115 939 6737

The Shabby Hut, Lowdam, Painted Furniture, Quirky Finds & Gifts. tel 07849 196581


The Family Grapevine Bringing local families and businesses together

0115 922 8029

Mark Walker Photography, Family & Individual Portraits, tel 07921 513324 Martelle Photography, Wedding & Event Photography, tel 07825 002166 Oehlers Photography, Beeston, Weddings/Lifestyle Portraits, tel 07817 657041 Profiles Studio, Derby Rd, Stapleford, Family/Baby Portraits, tel 0115 939 4998 Rainbow Photography Studio Experience, Mansfield Woodhouse, Portraits/Weddings, tel 01623 473540 Sara Hazeldine Photography, Lifestyle Portrait Photographer, tel 07971 644523

Childrens Centres & Childcare Studio-Twenty4, Idlewells Centre, Sutton, Early Years/Portraits/Weddings/ Events, tel 01623 555794 Terry Draper Photography, Beeston, Family Portraits, tel 07946 484255

Children’s Centres Awsworth Children’s Centre, Awsworth primary School, The Lane, tel 0115 916 2770 Beeston Central Children’s Centre, The Family Centre, Trevor Rd, tel 0115 916 2770 Beeston North with Lenton Abbey Children’s Centre, Beeston Fields School, tel 0115 993 5740 Bellamy Children’s Centre, Bellamy Rd Estate, Mansfield, tel 01623 665990 Butlers Hill & Broomhill Children’s Centre, Hucknall, tel 0115 948 8910 Chilwell & Attenboro Children’s Centre, Hoggett Drive, Inham Nook, tel 0115 993 5780 Eastwood Sure Start Children’s Centre, Chewton St, tel 0115 993 5750 Forest Town Children’s Centre, Clipstone Rd West, Mansfield, tel 01623 665980 High Leys Children’s Centre, Annie Holgate Inf Sch, Hucknall tel 0115 948 8910 Huthwaite Children’s Centre, All Saints Centre, Common Rd, tel 01623 516592 Kirkby Central & West Children’s Centre, Sutton Middle Ln, Kirkby, tel 01623 723232 Kirkby East Children’s Centre, Summit Centre, Pavillion Rd, tel 01623 723232 Ladybrook Children’s Centre, Rosebrook Primary Sch Site, Mansfield, tel 01623 410090 Long Eaton Children’s Centre, Lime Grove, Long Eaton, tel 01629 532625 Mansfield Woodhouse Children’s Centre, Swan Lane, Mansfield, tel 01623 666370 Market Place Children’s Centre, Ogle St, Hucknall, tel 0115 968 0427 Newstead & Annesley Children’s Centre, Newstead Village, tel 01623 753828 Oak Tree Children’s Centre, Jubilee Way North, Mansfield tel 01623 663220 Pleasley Hill/Bull Farm, Woburn lane, Mansfield tel 01623 819940 Ravensdale Children’s Centre, Sanders Ave, Mansfield, tel 01623 486982 Rural Families Children’s Centre, Tin Hat Centre, Selston, tel 01623 753828 Sherwood East Childrens Centre, Fourth Ave, Edwinstowe, tel 01623 629203 Stapleford Sure Start Children’s Centre, Albany Sch, Grenville Dr., tel 0115 916 2770 Summer House Children’s Centre, Clare Rd, Sutton tel 01623 510946 Sutton Central Children’s Centre, Westbourne view, Sutton, tel 01623 450464 Titchfield & Oakham Children’s Centre, Princes St, Mansfield tel 01623 421880

Childcare and Childcare Advice Monday-Friday 8am-6pm (including school Childminding Services holidays) A natural home environment where your child can develop & learn through play.


Kirkby in Ashfield

School pick ups & drop offs

Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ (August 2011) NCMA Registered Please call Ellie on: 078525 76419 or


Little Rascals Childminders Forest Town

A secure, fun and loving environment for your little rascal! Ofsted offical rating of good Call Rachael on

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Quality Fitted Children’s Shoes Specially Trained Staff First Walkers to Nearly Teens Large range of school shoes to adult size 6.5

Open Tues - Sat 10am-5pm Mon 10am-2pm during school holidays

0115 922 3456

6 Wollaton Road, Beeston, Nottingham. NG9 2NR

P.S. We are only a 2 minute walk from Sainsburys where parking is free for 3 hours

07977 223194 or 01623 642773

Faye Whitehouse

OFSTED Registered Childminder based in Long Eaton. Professional, friendly and affordable childcare, a real home from home! Please call 0115 854 8185 or 07725 147 855 to enquire about my vacancies.

New Store Now Open!

Heather Wilson’s Childcare Quality childcare in a safe & friendly family home.

Childminder in Beeston Rylands

has flexible vacancies from birth onwards. Before/after school care with drop off & collection for Trent Vale Infants & Beeston Rylands Junior Schools.

For more information call Heather on 0115 925 0166 or 07899 955030

30 Gordon Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham. NG2 5LN

0115 981 2698 Open Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm

Lisa’s Little Angels Forest Town

Ofsted rated ‘GOOD’ / NCMA registered friendly, fun loving environment for your little angel pick-ups and flexible hours to suit Call Lisa on 01623 662344 or 07792 501185

Dazzle Entertainment, Rhymes/Puppets/ Music/Games/Circus Workshops+ tel 0115 849 1616


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

Friendly & reliable with 14 years experience

Mansfield Play Forum, Botany Ave, Scrap Store, Toy Library, Equip. Hire, tel 01623 421149

NVQ 3 in childcare, First Aid certificate OFSTED/NCMA registered Homely setting, Selston based

tel. Annette 07761 418435

Rainbow Stripes, Sessions of Live Music & Activities, tel 07792 308432

Cheeky Monkeys Childminders

The Little Shoe Co. Quality Shoes/Expert Fitting for Groups tel 0115 922 3456

Mansfield Woodhouse

OFSTED Registered & CRB Checked Fun Activities & Outings Reasonable Rates & Sibling Discount Call Annette on

Toy Libraries

07841473711 or 01623 660683 @Home Childcare, Part Time Flexible Childcare in Your Home, tel 0845 0760 042 East Midlands Night Nanny & Baby Sitter, Enhanced CRB, 15yrs+ Childcare Experience, tel 07738 567097 First Choice Nanny Agency for Nannies, Au Pairs, Baby Sitters & Event Creches, tel 01509 670758

Mansfield Play Forum, Botany Ave, Drop-in for Members, Weds 4-7pm, tel 01623 421149 Notts County Council, Early Years & Childcare Services, tel 0115 878 7500

Resources for Schools & Children’s Groups

Holiday Nanny, For Perfect Holiday Childcare, tel 01494 772400

Ashfield Play Forum, Scrap Store, Equipment Hire, Craft Shop, tel 01623 441168

National Nannies, Supplying Childcare Professionals in the UK, tel 07563 422261

British Red Cross, First Aid Courses to Suit Your Needs, tel 01629 593339

Nottinghamshire Family Information Service, tel 0800 781 2168 Nottinghamshire Nannies, Nanny & Au Pair Agency, tel 01636 830989

Broxtowe Play Forum, Scrap Store, Craft Shop, Equipment Hire tel 0115 949 1497 Buzz Ceramics, Mobile Pottery Painting Studio, All Ages tel 0115 875 3664

The Toy Cupboard, Boundary Rd, Beeston, 0-5yrs, Wendy, tel 0115 925 4281 Toy Library & Play Session, Beeston Central Children’s Centre, Tues 9.30-11.30, tel 0115 916 2770 Toy Library Session, Stapleford Children’s Centre, Fri 9.30-11.30 tel 0115 916 2770

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Toddlers Timetable Christmas Craft Activities Sorry folks... tis the season for glitter!! Here are some great ideas for getting the family together to create your own little bit of Christmas! All you need is gold, silver or white spray paint (adult use only), Christmas wrapping paper, red ribbon, old Christmas cards, glue, glitter, wire ties (eg. as used on sandwich bags) and any other bit and pieces that you have lying around!

Woodland Forage & Sparkle!

Nottinghamshire has some fantastic woodland footpaths and parks, get wrapped up and enjoy a walk in the fresh air. In between rushing around burning off energy the kids can collect fir cones, twigs and bare branches (gloves might be a sensible precaution). Fir cones look fabulous sprayed gold, once dry dab a bit of pva glue on its edges and, holding it over a container, sprinkle on the glitter. Tie a red ribbon around the top and make it into a loop and let them hang their fir cone decoration on the tree. Place six twigs in two triangle shapes and fix in place with wire ties. Place one triangle on top of the other and turn the top 90 degrees to form a star and again use ties to keep in place. Paint or spray white, gold etc, dab on glue and apply the dreaded glitter if wanted or attach baubles with the ties, tie on a gift tag with your child’s name... get creative! Once finished, tie a loop of ribbon through the top and hang up in pride of place! Small bare branches with children’s decorations hanging on them can look fantastic! Paint or spray if you wish and find a suitable container and place to stand it in. Hang on the baubles!

Christmas Bunting Bunting looks really cute but can be expensive. Using wrapping paper or old Christmas cards let the kids make their own! Cut out a long triangle template in cardboard and draw round it on the back of either Christmas paper or old cards. Cut out the triangles (kid’s crinkly scissors are brilliant for this!) and with the paper ones fold the top over your string or ribbon, trim the corners and glue or staple in place. With the card ones you can use a hole punch and thread the string or ribbon through. Use plain card and your older children can spell out their names in bubble decorated letter per triangle for a really personal touch.

Christmas Cards


Whether its scribbly, daubed, exuberant or precise there’s nothing like childrens art! When making cards the trick is to keep the art away from the card itself until the last minute! Cut out stars, Christmas trees, angels, baubles etc in card and let them loose with felt tips, crayons, paint, tissue paper etc. (not good at drawing? Download some shapes from the internet - Activity Village is a good source) Once the artist has finished glitter can be applied. Glue a square of thickish card on the back, fold an A4 or A5 piece of card in half, apply glue to the square of card and stick it on to the front, or arrange one from each child. Cut a piece of paper, fold and fit as leaves inside the card for messages and names...once complete run glue down either side of the fold and stick into the card. Enjoy!


Toddlers Timetable Monday am Adventurers P&T Group, Venture Club, Technology Dr, Beeston, tel 0115 922 5188 Annie Holgate Toddlers, High Leys Child Cntr, Hucknall, 9.30 tel 0115 948 8910 Barney’s Under 5’s, St Barnabas Church, Inham Rd, Chilwell, 9.30-11.30, Just Come Along! Company P & T Group, Beeston Youth & Comm Centre, 9.45-11.15 tel 0115 947 4038

Chilwell Rd P&T Group, Methodist Church, Beeston 9.30-11.15, tel 0115 922 5161 Edwinstowe P & T Group, Village Hall, 9.15-11.00 tel 07989 892831 Fresh P & T Group, Greasley Sports Centre, 9.30-11.30, tel 01773 760072 Huthwaite Leisure Centre, Mother & Toddler Group, 9.15-11.30 tel 01623 457130 Little Fishes P&T, Selston Church of Christ, 9.30-11.00 Just Come Along! Little Gems, St Helens, Frederick Rd, Stapleford, 9.30-11.30 tel 0115 939 9958 Little Titches P&T Session, Sure Start Titchfield, Mansfield, 10am, Term Time, tel 01623 421880 Mansfield Baptist Church, Toddlers, Rosemary St, 10-12noon, tel 01623 403982

Greasley Baby & Toddler Group, St Mary’s Church Hall, Greasley, 9.30-11.30, tel 07970 195613

Mansfield Woodhouse Children’s Centre, Stay & Play, 9.30-11.30am, tel 01623 666370

Jacksdale P & T Group, Community Centre 9.30-11.30, Just Come Along!

Oasis Toddler Time, Oasis Church, Derby Rd, Long Eaton, 10-12am, tel 0115 946 0463

Little Acorns Toddler Group, Wollaton Rd Methodist Ch, Beeston, 9.15-11, Come Along for a Friendly Welcome Tel. 0115 925 4216 Playwell Toddler Group, St Johns Church, canal St, Long Eaton, 10-11.30am, Just Come Along! Salvation Army P&T Group, Bowne St, Sutton, 9.30-11.00, tel 01623 442665 Stay & Play William Kaye Hall, Ladybrook, Mansfield, 9.15-11.15, tel 01623 620700 Stay & Play, Spring Bank Primary, Eastwood, 9.30-10.30, tel 0115 993 5750 Sunshine Tots, Sal. Army, Albert Ave, Stapleford, 9-11am, tel 0115 972 3868 Tiny Toddlers, Butlers Hill Children’s Cntr, Hucknall, 9.30, 12-24m, tel 0115 948 8910 Under 5’s, Beeston Free Evangelical Ch, Broadgate 9.45-11.45 tel 0115 849 6565

Seesaw Toddler Group, Ashwood Centre, Kirkby, 9.30-11.15, tel 01623 758974 St Helens Tuesday Break, P & T Group, Stapleford, 9.00-11.00 tel 0115 939 9958 St John’s P&T Group, Titchfield Ave, Sutton, 9.45-11.15, tel 01623 550471

Tuesday pm Childsplay Toddler Group, Grange Primary Sch, Long Eaton, 1.15-3pm Just Come Along! Mansfield Baptist Church, Toddlers, Rosemary St, 1-3pm tel 01623 403982 Nuthall Tiny Tots, Back Lane, St Patricks Hall, 1.30-3.00pm tel 0115 877 8668 Parklands Toddlers, Wilsthorpe Campus, Derby Rd, Long Eaton, 1.30-3pm, Just Come Along!

Wiggles P&T, Brinsley Primary Sch, Moor Rd, 9.00-11.00, tel 01773 780205

Stay & Play with Sure Start, Mapplewells Primary, Sutton, 1-2.30pm, tel 01623 516592

Monday pm

Wednesday am

Attenborough Baby & Toddler Group, Attenboro Village Hall, 1.30-3.00, tel 07958 286502 Butlers Hill Infants Toddler Group at Butlers Hill Infants School, Hucknall, 1.15pm, tel 0115 948 8910 Kirkby Central & West Children’s Centre, 123’s Group, 1-2.30, tel 01623 723232 Play for Under 5’s, Awsworth Children’s centre, 1.15-3.15, tel 0115 916 2770 Red Bus Toddler Group, Community of Christ, Carsic, Sutton, 1-3pm tel 01623 556715

1 2 3’s Kirkby Summit Centre, 9.30-11.00, tel 01623 723232 Aspley Evangelical Church P&T Group, Aspley Lane, 10-11.30 tel 0115 929 3476 Chilwell Rd P&T Group, Methodist Church, Beeston, 9.30-11.15 tel 0115 922 5161 Dagfa Nursery Stay & Play, Broadgate, Beeston, 0-5yrs, £2 per family, 10-11.30, tel 0115 913 8330 Hill Methodist P & T Group, Victoria Rd, Kirkby, 10-11.30, tel 01623 758242

Tuesday am

Kirkby Under Ones, The Summit Centre, 9.30-11.00, tel 01623 723232

Chatterbox P&T, Pastures Church, Stapleford 9.30-11.30 tel 01332 873249

Linby & Papplewick P&T, Rear of Applegarth Nursery, Hucknall, 9.30, tel 07891 878736

Childsplay Toddler Group, Grange Primary Sch, Long Eaton, 9-12am, Just Come Along!

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

Toddlers Timetable Classes in many areas of Nottingham

£3 per child Pay as you go!

07954 991963 Megatots P&T Group, Cherubs Day Nursery, Kimberley, 10-12noon, tel 0115 938 9090 Oasis Toddler Time, Oasis Church, Derby Rd, Long Eaton, 10-12am, tel 0115 946 0463 Rainbow Club, Rylands Methodist Ch, 10-12, All Welcome tel 0115 925 8801 Stay & Play, Kimberley Primary/ Nursery Sch, Swingate, 9-11am tel 0115 993 5750 Sunshine Tots, Sal. Army, Albert Ave, Stapleford, 9-11am, tel 0115 972 3868

Wednesday pm Nuthall Methodist Church, Nuthall, Toddler Group, 1.30-3pm tel 0115 977 1791 Rascals P&T, Eastwood Baptist Church, Percy St, 1.30-3.00, tel 01773 717742 Ravenshead Under 5’s P & T, Village Hall, Vernon Cres, 1.15, tel 01623 792148 Stay & Play P&T, Carousel Under 5’s, Lammas Rd, Sutton 1-3pm tel 07926 308289

Stay and Play, Awsworth Children’s Centre, 9-30-12, tel 0115 916 2770 Stay n Play, Chilwell Children’s Centre, 10-11.30, tel 0115 993 5780 Sutton Centre P & T Under 5’s, Sutton in Ashfield, 1.15-2.45, tel 01623 457613

Kimberley P&T, Parish Hall, Newdigate St, 9.30-11.30 tel 07985 167088 New Horizon Tots, New Horizon Church, Eastwood 10-11.30, tel 01773 768100 Parent & Toddler Group, Kirkby Woodhouse Sch, 9.15-11.15 Just Come Along! Play to Learn, Besston Central Children’s centre, Trevor Rd, 9.30-11.30, tel 0115 916 2770

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Thursday pm

Oasis Toddler Time, Oasis Church, Derby Rd, Long Eaton, 10-12am, tel 0115 946 0463 Selston Leisure Centre, P & T Group, 1-2.30 tel 01773 781800 St Barnabas, Chilwell, P & T, 1.30-3.30, tel 0115 925 6839 Stay & Play for P&T, Sure Start @ Retrace Centre, Mansfield, 1.00pm, tel 01623 421880 Stay ‘n Play, Stapleford Children’s Centre, 1.15-2.45pm tel 0115 916 2770

Friday am

Barney’s Under 5’s, Soft Play & Messy Session, St Barnabas Church, Inham Rd, Chilwell, 10-11.30, Just Come Along!

Ready Teddy Go!, Kirkby Summit Centre, 10-11.30, tel 01623 723232

Chatterbox P&T, Pastures Church, Stapleford 9.30-11.30 tel 01332 873249

St Michael Parent & Toddler, Church St, Bramcote, 9.45-11.45 tel 0115 854 3658

Eastside P&T, Eastside Centre, Mansfield Rd, Sutton, 10-12, tel 01623 553405

Stay & Play P&T Group, Sutton Central Children’s Centre, 9.15-11am, tel 01623 450464 Stay & Play, Brinsley Primary School, Moor Rd, 9.30-11.00 tel 0115 993 5750

Classes in Bramcote and Toton with more locations coming soon. Village (0-18mths) Our Time (18mths-3 years) ABC Music and Me (3-5 years) ABC Family Time (0-5 years)

Jo Jingles is Here! Fun Music, Singing & Movement Classes for children aged 3 months to 5 years

Call Gaynor on 0870 900 4567

Jacksdale P & T Group, Community Centre 9.30-11.30, Just Come Along!

New families only. One preview class per child. May not be combined with any other offer.

Under 5’s, Beeston Free Evangelical Ch, Broadgate 9.45-11.45 tel 0115 849 6565

Thursday am

Horsendale Toddlers, Assarts Road, Nuthall, 10.30 Just Come Along!

Kindermusik is the the world leader in music and movement programmes for babies, toddlers, young children and their parents, reaching millions of families all over the world. The innovative Kindermusik music and movement programme nurtures the cognitive, emotional, language, social, physical and musical development of children and involves families in the joy of their children’s musical learning experience.

Trinity Church Family Morning, Cross St, Long Eaton, 9.30-11.30am, tel 0115 849 8141

For details on classes in: West Bridgford, Wollaton, Bingham, Long Eaton, Beeston, Hucknall, Southwell, Ravenshead & Gamston

Happy Tots P & T Group, Christchurch Hall, Beeston, 10-11.30 tel 0115 967 8145

Kindermusik really is the best start you can give to your little one.

Terrific Twos, Hucknall Market Place Children’s Centre, Hucknall, 24-36m, FREE, tel 0115 968 0427

Wonderful Ones, Market Place Children’s Cntr, Hucknall, 1.15pm tel 0115 968 0427

Beeston Family Centre, Trevor Rd, P & T, 9.30-11.30, tel 0115 925 6839

Come along and join us!

Enjoy the magical experience of Kindermusik music and movement classes for babies, toddlers and pre-school children.

Edwinstowe P & T Group, Village Hall, 9.15-11.00 tel 07989 892831 Friday Tots, St Peters & St Pauls Church Hall, Ruffs Dr, Hucknall, 9-11am, 0-4yrs, tel 07969 286462

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Little Gems, St Lukes, Moorbridge Ln, Staplefd, 9.30-11.30, tel 0115 939 9958 Oasis Toddler Time, Oasis Church, Derby Rd, Long Eaton, 10-12am, tel 0115 946 0463 Seesaw Toddler Group, Ashwood Centre, Kirkby, 9.30-11.15, tel 01623 758974 St Laurence Church Toddlers, Tamworth Rd, Long Eaton, 10-11.30am’ Just Come Along!

Stay n Play, Beeston North & Lenton Abbey Children’s Centre, 9.30-11.30, tel 0115 993 5740 Terrific Tots, Butlers Hill Children’s Cntr, Hucknall, 9.30 tel 0115 948 8910 Westwood Toddler Group, URC Church Palmerston St, 9.30-11.30 Just Come Along! Wiggles P&T, Brinsley Primary Sch, Moor Rd, 9.00-11.00, tel 01773 780205

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Toddlers Activities

Eastwood Library, Rattle Rhyme & Roll, Alt Tues 10-10.30 tel 01773 712209 Edwinstowe Library, Storyhullabaloo 2nd Tues Monthly, 2.15 Term Time, tel 01623 822280 Forest Town Library, Drop in Rhythm & Rhyme, Thurs 9.45-10.15, tel 01623 623395 Hucknall Library, Rattle Rhyme & Roll, Thurs 10.30-11am tel 0115 963 2035

Toddlers Timetable cont’d

Friday pm

German speaking P&T Group, St. Leonard’s Community Centre, Wollaton, Fortnightly, tel 07901 372602 Stay & Play, Eastwood Children’s centre, Chewton St, 1.30pm tel 0115 993 5750 Stay & Play, P&T Group, Huthwaite Children’s Centre, 1.30-3.30pm, tel 01623 516592

Other Toddler Sessions Family Drop In, Acacia Ave, Annesley & Sure Start Newstead, Fri/Mon am, tel 01623 753828 Family Stay & Play, Crescent Sch Hall, Bull Farm, Mansfield, 10-11.30, tel 01623 819940 Green Fingers, Allotment Session, Eastwood Children’s Centre, Mon 1.30-3.00pm tel 0115 993 5750 Jango’s Indoor Play Centre, Forest Town, P & T Tues & Thurs, tel 01623 465465


Jimmy Beans Children’s Play & Party Centre, Sutton, P&T Sessions T/W/F, 9.30-2.30, tel 01623 550333 King & Miller, Sutton, Arts/Crafts/ Actvities, 3 days pw, 9-3pm, tel 01623 553312 Lanky Bill’s Fun Shack, Langley Mill, P&T Sessions Mon & Fri am, tel 01773 767050 Little Acorns Outdoor Fun, Sure Start Chilwell, The Copse, Wed 1-3pm, tel 0115 993 5780 Little Explorers, Brierley Park, Huthwaite, Tues 1-2.30pm tel 01623 516592 Lunch Club & Play, Stapleford Sure Start, Mon 11.40am-12.40pm, tel 0115 916 2770 Outdoor Fun, Kingsway Park, Kirkby, Mon 10-11.00, tel 01623 723232 Playmania Indoor Playcentre, Mansfield, Activities, Mon/Tue 10-3pm, Term Time tel 01623 644443 Treasure Your Senses, Sutton Central Children’s Centre, Mon 9.15am, tel 01623 450464 Underwood Only, Community Group, Community Centre, Wed 1-3pm, U5’s, tel 01623 753828

Toddlers Story & Rhyme Beeston Library, Rattle Rhyme & Roll, Alt Tues/Wed 10am & 11am, tel 0115 925 5168

Toddlers Music and Dance Christine March School of Dance, Kirkby, Dance/Ballet, 3-5yr tel 01623 458282 Early Years Music Groups, Beeston, Tues & Fri, 6m-3yrs, tel 0115 922 1318 Excelsior School of Dance, Mansfield Woodhouse tel 01623 479467

Hucknall Library, Storyhullabaloo, Tues 10.30-11.00, tel 0115 963 2035

Happy Days Play Den, Kirkby, Supervised Music & Movement, Tues from Jan ‘12, tel 01623 753032

Huthwaite Library, Rhyme Time, Wed, 10-10.30, Term Time Only, tel 01623 554051

Jo Jingles, Music/Singing/Movement Classes, Hucknall, Beeston, L. Eaton & Ravenshead tel 0870 900 4567

Kirkby Library, Rattle Rhyme & Roll, Mon 10.30, Term Time, tel 01623 753236

Kindermusik, Bramcote, Toton tel 0115 972 3703

Kirkby Library, Storyhullabaloo, Tues 2.00-3.00, Term Time, tel 01623 753236

Lets Sing Songs & Rhymes, Awsworth Children’s Centre, Tues 10.15-10.45am, tel 0115 916 2770

Ladybrook Library, Rumble in the Jungle, Fri 2-3pm, 18m-4yrs, tel 01623 622835 Long Eaton Library, Story Time, Songs, Stories & Rhyme Mon 2.15pm tel 0115 973 5426 Mansfield Woodhouse Library, Rattle Rhyme & Roll, Tues 1.45pm, Fri 10am, tel 01623 621781 Mansfield Woodhouse Library, Storyhullabaloo, Thurs 11-11.30, Term Time, tel 01623 621781 Once Upon a Time, Pleasley Hill Childrens Centre, Mansfield, Fri 2-3pm tel 01623 819940

Little Chatterboxes, Huthwaite Leisure Centre, Singing & Signing, Wed 9.45am, tel 01623 516592 Little Drivers Soft Play, Stapleford, Disco Tots, Fri am, tel 0115 939 2211 Magical Movers Music and Dance for U 5’s, Songs, Music, Dance & Fun! tel 07954 991963 Magical Movers, Music & Dance, Hucknall/Kimberley/Ilkeston/Beeston + Others in Notts, tel 07941 625793 Music Makers, Bramcote, Fun MusicMaking 3 -5yrs tel 0115 913 3627

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

New Youth Theatre Tiny Tots, Mansfield, 30mins of Music, Dance & Song, 3-6yrs, tel 01623 406284

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

Rainbow Stripes, Free Sessions of Live Music & Activities, Various Venues, tel 07792 308432

Story & Rhyme, Butlers Hill Children’s Cntr, Hucknall, Thur, 10am, tel 0115 948 8910

Rockabillies, Attenboro Scout Hut, Musical Fun, Thurs, 6m-4yrs tel 0115 946 4722

Sutton in Ashfield Library, Rattle Rhyme & Roll, Fridays 2pm, tel 01623 556296

Rockabillies, Coronation Hall Toton, Musical Fun, Mon, 6m-4yrs tel 0115 946 4722

Sutton in Ashfield Library, Storyhullabaloo, Wed 10.30-11.30, tel 01623 556296 Tales & Tunes, Kirkby Central & West Children’s Centre, Alt Wed, 10-11am, tel 01623 723232 Toton Library, Books & More, Stories & Singing, Wed 1-2.30pm tel 0115 972 6403

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Rockabillies, Grange Sch, Long Eaton, Musical Fun, Mon, 6m-4yrs tel 0115 946 4722 Speech Sign & Song Club, Beeston, U5’s - Communication Diffs tel 0115 922 1318

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01623 753032

Indoor & Newly refurbished play equipment! Outdoor Cafe with a delicious selection of home made food, Play Areas! fresh bean coffees and mouthwatering cakes.

Excelsior School of Dance & Gymnastics, Mansfield Woodhouse tel 01623 479467 Family Fun & Fitness, Pleasley Hill Children’s Centre, Mansfield, Thurs 2-3pm, tel 01623 819940 Funky Monkeys Physical Play, Redgate School, Mansfield, Tue 9.45am, tel 01623 620700 Hucknall Leisure Centre, Active Antz & Soft Play, Wed/Fri 9-11.00, tel 0115 956 8750 Hucknall Leisure Centre, Linby Rd, P&T Swim, Fri am, 10.45-11.45, tel 0115 956 8750 Kimberley Leisure Centre, Newdigate St, P&T Swimming Daily, tel 0115 917 3366 Lammas Leisure Centre, Active Antz & Soft Play, Mon/Wed, tel 01623 511177 Lammas Leisure Centre, Mini Bouncers Trampoline, Tues 1pm, tel 01623 511177 Lammas Leisure Centre, Polar Cubs Ice Skating. Tue/Thu, 1.45 tel 01623 511177 Little Drivers Soft Play, Stapleford, Gymtots, Mon am, tel 0115 939 2211 Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield, Gymnastics U4’s, Tues 9.30-11am, tel 01623 463820 Puddle Ducks Baby & Toddler Swimming Classes Across Notts, tel 07906 191504, Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre, Mansfield, P&T 7wk Courses, tel 01623 463082 Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre, Mansfield, P&Tswim Wed/Thurs 9-10am, tel 01623 463082 Shine Kids Yoga-Fun Yoga for 1-11yrs. First Public Class FREE. Sessions for Schools/ Nurseries/Clubs tel 07982 246072 Socatots, Beeston/Chilwell, Football Play Programme, 6m-5yrs, tel 0115 922 8890,

Socatots, Football Play, Little Drivers, Staplefd, U5’s, Mon tel 0115 922 8890 Toddlerobics, Ashwood Centre, Kirkby, 0-5yrs, Mon 2-3pm, £1 per Family, tel 01623 758974 Tumble Tots, Bramcote, Active Physical Play for 1-5yrs, tel 0115 958 9767 Tumble Tots, Pleasley Landmark Centre, Babies/Walking-2yr/2-3yr/3-5yYrs, Mon, tel 01636 684233 Water Meadows, Mansfield, Little Fishes Classes, Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri/Sat am, 2m-3yrs, tel 01623 463882 Water Meadows, Mansfield, P&T 1hr Swim Mon/Wed 9.30, Thurs 10.30, tel 01623 463882 West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton, Fun Tots Soft Play, W/F 10-11.30am, tel 0115 946 1400 West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton, Splash Tots, Various Times Mon-Fri, tel 0115 946 1400 Yoganutz, Beeston, Hucknall, Kirkby, Sutton, Toddlers-Teens, tel 07877 083101

Toddlers Creative Activities Community Group, Kirkby Central & West Children’s Centre, Thurs 9.30-11am tel 01623 723232 Denz Indoor Playcentre, Beeston, Craft Activities Mon-Fri, tel 0115 925 5007 Happy Days Play Den, Kirkby, Supervised Craft Activities & Messy Play, Wed 10-3pm, tel 01623 753032 Happy Days Play Den, Kirkby, Supervised Sand & Water Play, Thurs 10-3pm tel 01623 753032 Jungletastic, Nottm Rd, Nuthall, Soft Play/Crafts,Thurs am, tel 0115 975 1113


Edgewood Leisure Centre, Hucknall, Adult/Child Swim, Mon/Thurs am tel 0115 956 8790

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

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Bramcote Leisure Centre, Derby Rd, Aqua Baby Lessons, 0- 3yrs, tel 0115 917 3000

Our play centres have got fantastic parties, breakfasts and teas with Santa and grottos planned for Christmas! Have a look at the What’s On for more information!

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Messy Play, Mansfield Woodhouse Children’s Centre, Thurs 1-3pm, tel 01623 666370

Little Drivers Soft Play, Staplefd, Fun Activities, Wed am tel 0115 939 2211

Messy Play, Market Place Children’s Cntr, Hucknall, Mon 1.15 tel 0115 968 0427

Messy Play, Eastside Centre, Mansfield Rd, Sutton, Mon 1-2pm, tel 01623 553405

Messy Play, Sutton Central Children’s Centre, Mon 1.15pm, tel 01623 450464

Messy Play, Children’s Centre, Tin Hat Centre, Selston, Wed 1-3pm, tel 01623 753828 Messy Play, Eastwood Children’s Centre, Mon 10-11.30am, tel 0115 993 5750 Messy Play, High Leys Children’s Centre, Hucknall, Tues 9.30am, tel 0115 948 8910


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

Our play centres have got fantastic parties, breakfasts and teas with Santa, grottos & more planned for Christmas! Have a look at the What’s On for more information!

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So much Fun for Kids! Jango’s Indoor Play Centre, Forest Town, Mansfield, tel 01623 465465 Jimmy Beans Children’s Play & Party Centre, Sutton, 0-10yrs tel 01623 550333 Jump4Joy Hires Softplay/Ballpool/Slide for all Occasions, tel 07767 093641 Jungletastic, Soft Adventure Play, Nottingham Rd, Nuthall, tel 0115 975 1113 Lanky Bill’s Fun Shack, Cromford Rd Ind Est, Langley Mill, tel 01773 767050 Little Drivers Soft Play, Off Halls Rd, Stapleford, tel 0115 939 2211 Oceans of Fun Play Centre, Spring St, Hucknall, Indoor/Outdoor Play Areas, tel 0115 963 3961

Soft Play

Playmania Indoor Playcentre, Mansfield, Twins Day Thurs 10-3pm, Term Time, tel 01623 644443

Cyril’s Nut Hut, Indoor Adventure Play Centre, Acton Rd, Long Eaton, tel 0115 973 6532

The Kids Club, Main St, Huthwaite, Twins Days Mon/Thur-Pay for One, tel 01623 559797

Denz Indoor Playcentre, Beeston, Special Offers & Meal Deal Mon-Fri, Visit our Web, Fun Starts Here! tel 0115 925 5007 Escape Family Entertainment Cntr, Giltbrook Ind/Retail Park, tel 0115 938 6206 Happy Days Play Den, Station St, Kirkby, Up to 10yrs tel 01623 753032

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The Summit Centre, Pavilion Rd, Kirkby, Fun For Kids, tel 01623 751822

Creches Happy Days Play Den, Kirkby, New Creche All Day, Max of 4hrs for U5’s, tel 01623 753032 Hucknall Leisure Centre, Linby Rd, 3m-5yrs, Centre Users Only, tel 0115 956 8750

Daycare Nurseries Lammas Leisure Centre, Sutton, Users tel 01623 511177 Only, Book in Advance, tel 01623 511177

Nottinghamshire Family Information tel 0800 781 2168 Service, tel 0800 781 2168

Mansfield, Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield, M/T/Th 9.30-11am, Centre Users Only tel 01623 463820 tel 01623 463820

Nunu Childrens Nursery, Wilsthorpe Rd, tel 0844 856 0605 Long Eaton, 0-5yrs, tel 0844 856 0605

Roof Tots Creche, Vine Terrace, tel 0115 952 1236 Hucknall, tel 0115 952 1236 Selston Leisure Centre, Mon/Wed/ Fri, 9.30-10.30, Centre Users Only, tel 01773 781800 tel 01773 781800

Full Daycare Nurseries NG9 & NG10 Alphabet House Day Nursery & Forest School, Nottm Rd, Long Eaton, 3m-5yrs, tel 0115 973 4442 tel 0115 973 4442 Alphabet House Day Nursery, Chilwell tel 0115 943 6220 Rd, Beeston, tel 0115 943 6220 Attenborough Day Nursery, Attenborough, Small Homely & Friendly, tel 0115 922 5723 0-2.5 yrs tel 0115 922 5723 Bizzy Kidz, Queens Rd, Beeston, tel 0115 925 7735 tel 0115 925 7735 Bramcote Nursery, Chapel Street, tel 0115 922 2454 Bramcote, tel 0115 922 2454 Children 1st @ Derby Road, Long Eaton, tel 0800 652 1052 3m-5yrs, tel 0800 652 1052 Children 1st @ Main Street, Long Eaton, tel 0115 946 8732 0-5yrs, tel 0115 946 8732 Children1st@Breedon House, Banks Rd, tel 0115 972 1113 Toton, tel 0115 972 1113 Church House Nursery, Nether St. tel 0115 967 7684 Beeston, 0-5yrs, tel 0115 967 7684

St Laurence Pre-School & Club 11 Ltd, Broad St, L. Eaton, 2-5yrs, tel 0115 972 1405 tel 0115 972 1405 Stapleford Day Nursery, Derby Rd, tel 0115 949 9090 tel 0115 949 9090 Station House Childrens Day Nursery, Station Rd, Beeston, 6wks-5yrs, tel 0115 967 7677 tel 0115 967 7677 Stepping Stones 11, Attenborough Lane, tel 0115 967 8785 Beeston, 0-8yrs, tel 0115 967 8785 The Orchard Day Nursery, Nether St, tel 0115 922 7955 Beeston, 0-5yrs, tel 0115 922 7955 The Village Nursery, Town St, Bramcote, New Woodland Area! tel 0115 943 0053 tel 0115 943 0053 Toddlers’ University, The City, Beeston, tel 0115 967 8602 3m-8yrs, tel 0115 967 8602 Treetops Nursery, Minton Close, Off Swiney Way, Toton, 6wks-5yrs, tel 0115 973 2311 tel 0115 973 2311 Young Rascals, City Rd, Beeston, 6wkstel 0115 967 7951 8yrs, Sch Runs/Hols tel 0115 967 7951

Full Daycare Nurseries NG15 & NG16

& Pre-school Caring for your child and our environment


Stay & Play Sessions

FREE sessions for all 3 & 4 year olds

Planned for January 2012

daily sessions 8:45-11:45am, including holidays, for 2.5-5year olds

Contact us for more details and to book your place!

excellent outdoor facilities with eco garden & vegetable patches

pre-school for children aged 2.5–5years

organic, homemade food


French & Spanish activities


Free Sessions 8.45-11.45am

For more information or to book a visit please contact us: Tel: 0115 922 5723

Applegarth Day Nursery, Robey Close, tel 0115 963 1296 Linby, tel 0115 963 1296 Awsworth Schoolhouse Day Nursery, tel 0115 944 4114 The Lane, tel 0115 944 4114

nursery for children aged 0-2.5years


Brooklyn Day Nursery, Forest House, tel 01623 752092 Derby Rd, Annesley, tel 01623 752092 Cherubs Day Nursery, High St, tel 0115 938 9090 Kimberley, tel 0115 938 9090 Discovery Day Nursery & Kids Club, Cared4 ltd, Smithurst Rd, Giltbrook, tel 0115 938 4805 0-14yrs, tel 0115 938 4805 Hucknall Day Nursery, Nottingham Rd, tel 0115 968 0797 Hucknall, 6wks-5yrs, tel 0115 968 0797 Little Oaks Nursery, High St, Kimberley, tel 0115 938 2022 0-5yrs, tel 0115 938 2022 Longdale Nursery School & Children’s Centre, Longdale lane, Ravenshead, tel 01623 491919 tel 01623 491919 Oceans Day Nursery, Spring St, tel 0115 963 5651 Hucknall, 6wks-13yrs, tel 0115 963 5651 Rocking Horse Childcare Centre, Broomhill Rd, Hucknall, 6wks-11yrs, tel 0115 948 8914 tel 0115 948 8914 Wollaton Day Nursery & After Sch Club, Church St, Eastwood, 6wks-11yrs, tel 01773 711721 tel 01773 711721

Full Daycare Nurseries NG17, NG18, NG19 & Edwinstowe Ashfield Plaza Day Nursery, Sutton Rd, Ashfield tel 01623 555508 Kirkby, 0-8yrs, tel 01623 555508 Bright Beginnings at Pretty Windows, tel 01623 822440 Edwinstowe, 6wks+, tel 01623 822440 Bright Sparks Nursery, Derby Rd, Mansfield, tel 01623 652220 tel 01623 652220 Mansfield,

Butterflies Day Nursery, West Notts Butterflies Mansfield, 6wks-5yrs, College, Mansfield, tel 01623 413015 tel 01623 413015 Cherubs Childcare Centre, Pleasley Mansfield, 6wks-8yrs, Land Mark, Mansfield, tel 01623 819829 tel 01623 819829 Cherubs Childcare Centre, Welbeck Mansfield Woodhouse, 6wks-13yrs, Rd, Mansfield tel 01623 420940 tel 01623 420940 Cherubs Children’s Centre, Wynndale Mansfield, 6wks-8yrs, Dr Primary Sch, Mansfield, tel 01623 644069 tel 01623 644069 Learning Tree Day Nursery, Alfreton Rd, tel 01623 512324 Sutton, 0-8yrs, tel 01623 512324 Learning Tree Nursery, Kirkby Rd, Sutton tel 01623 552144 tel 01623 552144 Mansfield Children’s Community, Mansfield Mansfield, 6wks-5yrs, Somersall St, Mansfield, tel 01623 643566 tel 01623 643566 Nurseryworld & Friends Day Nursery, Douglas Rd, Sutton, 6wks-8yrs, tel 01623 440624 tel 01623 440624 Papermoon Day Nursery, Fulnar Close, Mansfield tel 01623 657570 tel 01623 657570 Forest Town, Mansfield Mansfield Rd, Papermoon Day Nursery, Mansfield tel 01623 440011 Sutton, 6wks-5yrs, tel 01623 440011 Rocking Horse Nursery, Kingsway, tel 01623 408330 Kirkby, 0-11yrs, tel 01623 408330 Safe Haven Day Nursery, High St, Mansfield Woodhouse, tel 01623 480554 tel 01623 480554 Mansfield Shaping Futures day Nursery, Mansfield, Oakham Business Park, Mansfield, tel 01623 600638 tel 01623 600638 Smarties Private Day Nursery, Mansfield, 0-5yrs, Nottingham Rd, Mansfield, tel 01623 636100 tel 01623 636100

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Preschools & Playgroups Alphabet House spells out success for forestry judges

Alphabet House Day Nursery in Nottingham Road, Long Eaton, has scooped a £500 prize in the Royal Forestry Society (RFS) Excellence in Forestry Schools Award 2011 after impressing judges with their Forest School. Schools in a region ranging from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to the North London boroughs and East Anglia were invited to take part in the RFS Schools Award which aim to encourage and reward those that increase understanding and appreciation of woodlands and of the link between trees and everyday wood products. The awards are held annually, rotating around England, Wales and Northern Ireland over a seven year period. Alphabet House took second place and will also receive 10 native trees from the Forestry Commission. Judging the 2011 competition, Susannah Podmore, Forest Education Initiative Co-ordinator for England, said: “The enthusiasm from the nursery, the woodland owners, parents, and assistants for this Forest School programme was overwhelming. The programme has been featured in Nursery World as an excellent case study for other early years and primary settings.

Ravenshead Village Hall

Ravenshead Village Hall

(Mon, Tue, Fri): Morning Session 9am –11.30am Lunch 11.30am -12.45pm Afternoon Session 12.45pm -3.15pm (Wed and Thur): Morning & Lunch Sessions only

Ravenshead C of E School

(Mon – Fri): Morning Session 9am –11.30am Lunch 11.30am – 12.45pm Afternoon Session 12.45pm –3.15pm

Ravenshead CofE School

Trowell Preschool We are a happy, friendly and caring preschool

Open Monday-Friday mornings 9am-12noon with places available at £7 per session Please call us on 07842 212672 St Helen’s Church Hall Nottingham Rd, Trowell. NG9 3PA

es Pre-sc ol Community run

Extended Sessions available 8.30–12.30 Providing high quality care and education Friendly, caring ,highly qualified and experienced staff Rising-5s sessions Free sessions for 3 and 4 year olds Ofsted Registered

Call in and visit us at St Peter’s Church Daytime Tel: 07402 769 053 Evening Tel: 0115 941 8144 (7pm–8pm) St. Peters Church, Toton, Nottingham. NG9 6EL Registered Charity Number: 1039423

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

Thanks to close links with local woodland owners Edmund and Kate Woodward, members of the CLA, at nearby Hall Farm the nursery has been able to create its own Forest School in a five acre woodland.

0115 938 9205

Children are encouraged to take part in Forest School from the age of three or four, building shelters and enjoying imaginative and creative play. Storytelling and snacks around a forest fire are all on the timetable. Parents and carers are encouraged to get involved and local community action groups have also helped build a fire pit, seating area and toilets. Using Forest School, Alphabet House is incorporating the Early Years Foundation Stage four themes: a unique child; positive relationships; enabling environment and Learning and Development. David Green is also working with the Woodwards to encourage more schools and groups to get involved under the Countryside Education Visits access scheme.

Day Nurseries NG17, NG18 & NG19 Cont’d

Alphabet House Day Nursery and Forest School 126 Nottingham Road, Long Eaton Nottingham. NG10 2BZ

Sunny Days Day Nursery, Sure Start, Pavillion Rd, Kirkby, tel 01623 727446 Sunshine & Rainbows Day Care, Sutton Central Children’s Centre, Westbourne View, 0-3yrs, tel 01623 456361 Tiny World, Layton Ave, Mansfield, 6wks5yrs, tel 01623 420600

Tel: 01159734442


Reg. Charity No. 1025088

Carousel Under 5’s Pre-school for children under 5yrs

Games, activities, crafts, speech & listening and more!

Safe, friendly & fun environment.

9.00am - 12.30pm (term time only) Lammas Compound, Lammas Leisure Centre, Sutton Call 07926 308289

for 2-5 year olds

Monday – Friday 9.00-12.00

“I am personally proud that my nursery has provided our children and their parents with the unique opportunity to engage with the natural world. Using the woodland as our learning resource has enabled them to learn and develop in ways that would not be possible in a conventional setting. “By forging partnerships with local landowners we have been able to expose our children to the wonders of nature and allow them to make life long connections with the natural world.”

“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)

.Wide range of activities




High quality

Head David Green says: “We are delighted that the hard work, time and passion that all our staff put into our Forest Schools programme have achieved this level of recognition.

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“With very little funding, this Forest School has been embedded into the whole nursery approach to child-led learning in a woodland setting. We wish the nursery all the best for their future plans to develop another site at the woodland.”

Ravenshead Pre-School Playgroup for children aged 2-5 yrs

The Family Grapevine Bringing local families and businesses together

. Monday-Friday

9-12noon & 1-4pm

A learning through . Lunch club 12-1pm play pre-school . Healthy snacks Enclosed outdoor play area 01623 450016

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

Preschools and Playgroups (Term Time Only) Allsorts Playgroup, Community Centre, Underwood, 9-12, tel 01773 715292 Attenborough Ch. Pre-School, Mon &Tues 12.15-3.15 for Rising 4’s Incl Lunch Time, tel 07714 577171 Attenborough Church Pre-School, Village Hall, Mon-Fri 9.15-12.15, tel 07714 577171 Bramcote Pre-School Playgroup, Memorial Hall, Mon-Fri am, M/T/F pm, tel 07754 140325 Busy Bees Preschool, St Peters Church, Toton, Mon-Fri 9-12am, tel 07974 824991 Carousel Under 5’s Preschool Nursery, Lammas Rd, Sutton tel 07926 308289 Christchurch Hall Preschool, Lime Grove Ave, Chilwell, M/T/W/F am, M-F pm, tel 0115 967 8145 Dagfa House School, Broadgate, Beeston, 3-5yrs, tel 0115 913 8330 Early Years Playgroup, Wadsworth Field Pri Sch, Stapleford, Mornings+, tel 07939 852907 Edwinstowe Pre-school Playgroup, Forest Session, Tue/Fri, 9-12am, Lunch Bunch 12-1pm, tel 07989 892831 Edwinstowe Pre-school Playgroup, Village Hall, M/W/Th, 9-12, tel 07989 892831

Education Tiny Tots Preschool, John Godber Centre, Hucknall, 9-12 am, tel 07963 962517

Hucknall Pre-School Playgroup, Baptist Church, Watnall Rd, M-F am, M/T/F pm, tel 07813 476271

Montessori Schools and Nurseries

Inham Park Pre-Sch Playgroup, Pearson Ave, Chilwell, M/T/W/F am, tel 07794 595665 Kimberley Pre-School Playgroup, Kettlebrook Lodge, M/T/W/TH 9.30-3.00 Fri 9.30-1pm, tel 0115 938 9205 Kirkby Cross Playgroup, Bentink Miners Welfare, Mon-Fri Am/Pm & Lunch Club, tel 01623 450016 Noah’s Ark Preschool Play Group, Kimberley, All Day Mon/Thurs, T/W/F am, tel 0115 945 8553 Nottinghamshire Family Information Service, tel 0800 781 2168 Papplewick Preschool Playgroup, Village Hall, Linby Lane, Mon-Fri am, tel 0115 963 4913 Pre-School 345, 5 Middle St, Beeston, 9-12am /Lunch Club 12-12.45pm+ M/W pm, tel 07816 376726 Ravenshead Preschool Playgroup, Ravenshead Primary Sch, 3-5yrs, tel 01623 490707 Ravenshead Preschool Playgroup, Village Hall, Vernon Cres, 2-5yrs, tel 01623 792148 Sutton Centre Under 5’s Preschool, Sutton in Ashfield, 9-12 & 12.45-3.15, tel 01623 457613 Toton Tots Pre-School, Chester Green, Quality Care, 9.00-12.30pm tel 07800 562255 Trowell Preschool, St Helens Church Hall, Nottm Rd, Mon-Fri 9-12am, tel 07842 212672 Watnall Pre-School, Main Rd, Mornings & M/T/Th pm + Lunch Club, tel 0115 945 8574

Preschools & Playgroups (All Year Round) Attenborough Day Nursery Pre-school, The Strand, Free Sessions Incl, 2.5-4yrs, tel 0115 922 5723 Brinsley Childcare, Brinsley Primary School, Mon-Fri, 7.45-6pm, tel 07500 934874 Greasley Beauvale Childcare, Greasley Primary Sch, Eastwood, U11’s, tel 07984 618855 Learning Ladder Childcare, Abbey Primary, Mansfield, 2-11yrs, tel 07812 903538 Leen Mills Pre School Playgroup, Carlingford Rd, Hucknall, 2-5yrs, tel 0115 964 2725 Selston Childcare, Holly Hill Sch + Before/After Sch Care, 7.30am-6.00pm, tel 07908 649121 St Laurence Pre-School & Club 11 Ltd, Broad St, L. Eaton, 2-5yrs, tel 0115 972 1405 The Elms, Nursery to Trent College, Long Eaton, 3-5yrs, tel 0115 849 4940

Nottingham Montessori School, 2 Connery, Hucknall, 6wks-5yrs, tel 0115 964 0001

Education Information Ashfield Admissions, Applying for School Places Info, tel 01623 433433 Black Families in Education, Mentoring/ Support/Advocacy, tel 0115 841 3896 Broxtowe Admissions, Applying for School Places Info, tel 0115 854 6161 Elective Home Education, Adv on Educating Your Child at Home tel 01623 434141 Hospital Education Service, Kings Mill Centre, Sutton-in-Ash tel 01623 622515 x3041 Notts County Council, Children & Young People’s Svc tel 08449 808080 Notts County Council, Children & Young People’s Svc Notts County Council, Early Years Education & Childcare Svcs tel 0115 878 7500 Ofsted, Info on Education & Children Services tel 08456 404045

Primary Schools NG9 & NG10 Albany Infant and Nursery School, Stapleford, 3-7, tel 0115 917 9212 Albany Junior School, Stapleford, 7-11, tel 0115 917 6550 Alderman Pounder Infant School, Beeston, 3-7, tel 0115 925 2928

TIMOTHY WINTERS Timothy Winters comes to school With eyes as wide as a football pool, Ears like bombs and teeth like splinters: A blitz of a boy is Timothy Winters. His belly is white, his neck is dark, And his hair is an exclamation mark. His clothes are enough to scare a crow And through his britches the blue winds blow. When teacher talks he won’t hear a word And he shoots down dead the arithmetic-bird, He licks the patterns off his plate And he’s not even heard of the Welfare State. Timothy Winters has bloody feet And he lives in a house on Suez Street, He sleeps in a sack on the kitchen floor And they say there aren’t boys like him any more. Old man Winters likes his beer And his missus ran off with a bombardier. Grandma sits in the grate with a gin And Timothy’s dosed with an aspirin. The Welfare Worker lies awake But the law’s as tricky as a ten-foot snake, So Timothy Winters drinks his cup And slowly goes on growing up. At Morning Prayers the Master helves For children less fortunate than ourselves, And the loudest response in the room is when Timothy Winters roars “Amen!” So come one angel, come on ten: Timothy Winters says “Amen Amen amen amen amen.” Timothy Winters, Lord. Amen!

Charles Causley 1917-2003

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Horsendale Pre-School Playgroup, Nuthall, M/T/W/F am, M/W/F pm, tel 07769 872974

Banks Road Infants and Nursery School, Beeston, 3-7, tel 0115 917 9881 Beeston Fields Primary School, Beeston, 3-11, tel 0115 844 0100

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Bispham Drive Junior School, Beeston, 7-11, tel 0115 913 7447 Bramcote CofE Primary School, Bramcote, 5-11, tel 0115 925 8548 Bramcote Hills Primary School, Bramcote,5-11, tel 0115 917 9226 Chetwynd Road Primary School, Toton, 5-11, tel 0115 917 7353 College House Junior School, Beeston, 7-11, tel 0115 913 8558 Dovedale Primary School, Dovedale Lane, Dovedale Ave, Long Eaton, 4-11yrs tel 0115 973 5984 Eskdale Junior School, Beeston, 7-11, tel 0115 917 9272 Fairfield Primary School, Toton Lane, Stapleford, 5-11, tel 0115 917 9266 Grange Primary School, Station Rd, Long Eaton, 3-11yrs tel 0115 973 4956

A magical Christmas starts with a Letter from Santa. Order yours today. visit:

call: 0845 839 9304

John Clifford Primary School, Nether St, Beeston, 3-11, tel 0115 925 8057

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Education Longmoor Primary School, Newstead Rd, Long Eaton, 3-11yrs, tel 0115 973 3368 Meadow Lane Infant School, Chilwell, 5-7, tel 0115 919 0644 Parklands Infant & Nursery School, Derby Rd, Long Eaton, 3-7yrs, tel 0115 973 2667 Round Hill Primary School, Foster Ave, Beeston, 5-11, tel 0115 917 9262 Rylands Junior School, Trent Rd, Beeston, 7-11, tel 0115  917 8355 St John’s CofE Primary School, Nottm Rd, Stapleford, 5-11, tel 0115 917 7111 St Laurence CofE (Aided) Primary School, Dovedale Ave, Long Eaton, 4-11yrs, tel 0115 972 8469 Sunnyside Primary & Nursery School, Beeston, 3-11, tel 0115 917 4310 Trent Vale Infant & Nursery School, Trent Rd, Beeston, 3-7, tel 0115 917 9224 Trowell CofE Primary School, Derbyshire Ave, Trowell, 4-11, tel 0115 932 0962 Wadsworth Field Pri School, Wadsworth Rd, Stapleford, 7-11, tel 0115 949 6720 William Lilley Infant & Nursery School, Stapleford, 3-7, tel 0115 917 9277

Primary Schools NG15 Abbey Gates Primary School, Vernon Cres, Ravenshead, 5-11yrs tel 01623 461010 Annie Holgate Infant & Nursery School, Hucknall, 3-7, tel 0115 955 5327 Annie Holgate Junior School, Hucknall, 7-11, tel 0115 956 8281 Beardall St Primary & Nursery School, Hucknall, 3-11, tel 0115 956 8285 Broomhill Junior School, Hucknall, 7-11, tel 0115 952 5694 Butler’s Hill Infant & Nursery School, Hucknall, 3-7, tel 0115 952 5904 Edgewood Primary & Nursery School, Hucknall, 3-11, tel 0115 956 1337 Hillside Primary & Nursery School, Roberts Ln, Hucknall,3-11 tel 0115 840 1477 Holy Cross Primary School, Hucknall, 5-11, tel 0115 953 4577 Leen Mills Primary School, Hucknall, 5-11, tel 0115 953 6688 Linby-cum-Papplewick CofE Primary, Quarry Lane, Linby, 5-11yrs tel 0115 963 4282 National CofE Infant School, Montague Rd, Hucknall, 5-7, tel 0115 956 0955 National CofE Junior School, Montague Rd, Hucknall, 7-11, tel 0115 963 2678 Ravenshead C of E Primary, Swinton Rise, Ravenshead, 5-11yrs tel 01623 456516

Primary Schools NG16 Awsworth Primary School, The Lane, Awsworth, 3-11, tel 0115 932 1926

Brinsley Primary & Nursery School, Brinsley, 3-11, tel 01773 783898 Brookhill Leys Primary & Nursery School, Eastwood, 3-11, tel 01773 713452 Eastwood Junior School, Devonshire Drive, 7-11, tel 01773 712968 Gilthill Primary School, Kimberley, 5-11, tel 0115 919 0611 Greasley Beauvale Primary School, Main St, Newthorpe, 5-11, tel 01773 788377 Holly Hill Primary School, School Rd, Selston, 3-11, tel 01773 783909 Hollywell Primary School, Hardy St, Kimberley, 5-11, tel 0115 919 5898 Horsendale Primary School, Assarts Rd, Nuthall, 5-11, tel 0115 913 2331 Jacksdale Primary & Nursery School, Jacksdale, 3-11, tel 01773 783930 Kimberley Primary & Nursery School, Swingate, Kimberley,3-11 tel 0115 938 5050 Larkfields Infant School, Coronation Rd, Nuthall, 5-7, tel 0115 913 7730 Larkfields Junior School, Coronation Rd, Nuthall, 7-11, tel 0115 919 4343 Lynncroft Primary & Nursery School, Lynncroft, Eastwood,3-11 tel 01773 719463 Mornington Primary School, Nuthall, 4-11yrs tel 0115 975 7745 Priory Catholic Primary School, Raglan St, Eastwood, 5-11, tel 01773 713731 Selston CofE Infant & Nursery School, Nottm Rd, Selston, 3-7 tel 01773 780131 Springbank Primary School, Devonshire Dr, Eastwood tel 01773 762277 Underwood CofE Primary School, Maind Rd, Underwood, 5-11, tel 01773 782868 Westwood Infant & Nursery School, Palmerston St, 3-7, tel 01773 783899

Primary Schools NG17 All Saints CofE Infants, Common Rd, Huthwaite, 5-7yrs tel 01623 459199 Annesley Primary & Nursery School, Forest Rd, 3-11, tel 01623 468806 Carsic Primary School, St Marys Rd, Sutton in Ashfield, 5-11 tel 01623 553189 Coxmoor Primary School, Kirkby in Ashfield, 5-11, tel 01623 484512 Croft Primary School, Station Rd, Sutton, 5-11 tel 01623 455255 Dalestorth Primary & Nursery School, Hill Cres, Sutton, 3-11 tel 01623 459339 Daneswood Junior School. Ash Grove, Sutton, 7-11, tel 01623 460329 Forest Glade Primary School, Mansfield Rd, Sutton, 5-11, tel 01623 452770 Greenwood Primary & Nursery School, Kirkby, 3-11, tel 01623 460664 Healdswood Infant & Nursery School, Barker Ave, Sutton, 3-7, tel 01623 462449 Hillocks Primary & Nursery School, Unwin Rd, Sutton, 3-11, tel 01623 455717

John Davies Primary and Nursery, Barker St, Huthwaite, 3-11yrs tel 01623 487087

Newgate Lane Primary & Nursery School, Newgate Ln, Mansfield, 3-11yrs, tel 01623 624709

Kingsway Primary School, Kirkby in Ashfield, 5-11, tel 01623 408259

Newlands Junior School, Braemar Rd, Forest Town, 7-11yrs tel 01623 480440

Kirkby Woodhouse Primary & Nursery School, Kirkby, 3-11, tel 01623 486158

Northfield Primary School, Cox’s Lane, Mansfield Woodhouse, 3-11yrs, tel 01623 625589

Leamington Primary & Nursery School, Clare Rd, Sutton, 3-11, tel 01623 455951 Mapplewells Primary & Nursery Sch, Alfreton Rd, Sutton, 3-11 tel 01623 455949 Morven Park Primary & Nursery, School St, Kirkby, 3-11, tel 01623 459395 Orchard Primary & Nursery School, Chapel St, Kirkby, 3-11, tel 01623 455939 Priestsic Primary & Nursery School, Park St, Sutton, 3-11, tel 01623 465705 St Mary Magdalene Primary, Springwood View Cl, Sutton, 5-11 tel 01623 464246

Primary Schools NG18, NG19 & Edwinstowe Abbey Primary School, Abbey Rd, Mansfield, 5-11yrs tel 01623 481117 Asquith Primary & Nursery School, Asquith St, Mansfield, 3-11yrs, tel 01623 454969 Berry Hill Primary & Nursery School, Blackscotch Lane, Mansfield, 3-11yrs, tel 01623 478477 Crescent Primary and Nursery School, Booth Cres, Mansfield, 3-11yrs tel 01623 468558 Ethel Wainwright Primary School, Westfield Close, Mansfield, 3-11yrs, tel 01623 662110 Farmilo Primary and Nursery School, Woburn Road, Pleasley, 3-11yrs, tel 01623 480107

Oak Tree Primary and Nursery School, Oak Tree Lane Estate, Mansfield, 3-11yrs, tel 01623 458261 Peafield Lane Primary and Nursery School, Mansfield Woodhouse, 3-11yrs, tel 01623 460366 Robin Hood Primary & Nursery School, Mansfield Woodhouse, 3-11yrs, tel 01623 635928 Rosebrook Primary and Nursery School, Mansfield, 3-11yrs, tel 01623 461118 St Edmund’s CofE Primary & Nursery, Mansfield Woodhouse, 3-11yrs, tel 01623 646624 St Mary’s CofE Primary School, Paddock Close, Edwinstowe, 5-11yrs, tel 01623 822518 St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Ling Forest Rd, Mansfield, 3-11yrs, tel 01623 478090 St Peter’s CofE Primary School, Ballamy Rd, Mansfield, 3-11yrs, tel 01623 489980 St Philip Neri with St Bede Primary School, Mansfield, 3-11yrs, tel 01623 489010 Sutton Road Primary and Nursery School, Moor Lane, Mansfield, 3-11yrs tel 01623 455920 Wynndale Primary School, Wynndale Drive, Mansfield, 5-11yrs, tel 01623 479001

Secondary Schools Alderman White School and Language College, Beeston, 11-18, tel 0115 917 0424

Forest Town Primary & Nursery School, Clipstone Road West, Forest Town, 3-11yrs, tel 01623 477211

All Saints RC Comprehensive School, Broomhill Ln, Mansfield, 11-18yrs, tel 01623 474700

Heatherley Primary School, Heatherley Dr, Forest Town, 5-11yrs, tel 01623 420244

Ashfield School &Technology College, Sutton Rd, Kirkby 11-18 tel 01623  455000

High Oakham Primary School, Nottingham Rd, Mansfield, 5-11yrs, tel 01623 461313

Bramcote Hills Sport and Community College, Bramcote, 11-18, tel 0115 916 8900

Holly Primary School, Holly Drive, Forest Town, 5-11yrs, tel 01623 477280

Bramcote Park Business & Enterprise School, Bramcote, 11-16, tel 0115 913 0013

Intake Farm Primary & Nursery School, Armstrong Road, Mansfield, 3-11yrs, tel 01623 625552 John T Rice Infant & Nursery School, Braemar Ave, Forest Town, 3-7yrs, tel 01623 465588 King Edward Primary School, St Andrews St, Littleworth, 3-11yrs, tel 01623 472215 King Edwin Primary School & Foundation Unit, Edwinstowe, 3-11yrs, tel 01623 822111 Leas Park Junior School, Ley Lane, Mansfield Woodhouse, 7-11yrs, tel 01623 477629 Nettleworth Infant & Nursery School, Mansfield Woodhouse, 3-7yrs tel 01623 455940

Bagthorpe Primary School, School Road, Bagthorpe, 5-11, tel 01773 782843

Jeffries Primary & Nursery School, Vernon Rd, Kirkby, 3-11, tel 01623 460274


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Chilwell School, Queens Rd West, Chilwell, 11-18, tel 0115 925 2698 Eastwood Comprehensive School, Mansfield Rd, 11-18, tel 01773 786212 Garibaldi School, Garibaldi Rd, Forest Town, 11-18yrs tel 01623 464220 George Spencer Foundation School, Stapleford, 11-18, tel 0115 917 0100 Kimberley Comprehensive School, Newdigate St, 11-18, tel 0115 938 3961 Kirkby College, Tennyson St, Kirkby-inAshfield, 11-18, tel 01623 455925 National CofE Technology College, Hucknall, 11-18, tel 0115 963 5667 Quarrydale School, Stoneyford Rd, Sutton, 11-18, tel 01623 554718

Independent Schools & Tutors Queen Elizabeth’s Comprehensive, Mansfield, 11-18yrs, tel 01623 623559

Sutton Centre Community College, High Pavement, tel 01623 405500

Selston Arts & Community College, Selston, 11-16, tel 01773 810321

The Tin Hat Centre, Chapel Rd, Selston, tel 01773 864510

The Brunts School, The Park, Mansfield, 11-18yrs, tel 01623 623149

West Notts College, Derby Rd, Mansfield tel 0808 100 3626

The Holgate School, Hillcrest Dr, Hucknall, 11-18, tel 0115 963 2104

Independent Schools

The Long Eaton School, Thoresby Rd, Long Eaton, 11-18yrs, tel 0115 973 2438 The Manor School, Mansfield Woodhouse, 11-18yrs tel 01623 425100 The Samworth Church Academy, Sherwood Hall Rd, Mansfield, 11-18yrs, tel 01623 644252

Adult Education & Training Bilborough College, College Way, tel 0115 851 5000 Broxtowe College, High Rd, Chilwell, tel 0115 917 5252 Castle College, Beeston Campus, Chilwell, tel 0845 845 0500 Critical Skills & Learn Direct Centre, Evelyn St, Beeston, tel 0844 391 0393 Eastwood Comprehensive Sch, Salsa/ Belly Dancing/Art Classes, Thurs,16yrs+, tel 01773 786212 ex 123 Mansfield Community & Voluntary Service, Wood Street, tel 01623 651177 NCN Hucknall, Portland Road, tel 0115 910 0100

Dagfa School, Beeston, Nursery, Junior & Senior, 3-16yrs, tel 0115 913 8330

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Maths & English Tuition Centre

Jubilee House Christian School, Pasture Rd, Stapleford, 3-16yrs tel 0115 939 5552 Saville House School, Mansfield Woodhouse, 3-11yrs, tel 01623 625068 The Elms, Nursery & Primary School to Trent College, Long Eaton, 3-11yrs, tel 0115 849 4940 The Lammas School, Lammas Rd, Sutton-in-Ashfield, 5-16yrs, tel 01623 516879 Trent College, Long Eaton, Boarding / Day, Co-ed 11-18yrs, tel 0115 849 4949 Wellow House School, Wellow, Pre-Prep 3-6yrs, Prep 7-13yrs, tel 01623 861054

Tutoring Arti Pearson, Attenborough, Maths Tuition GCSE/A Level, tel 0115 925 1768 Beauvale Tuition, Eastwood, All Primary Subjects & English to A2 Level, tel 01773 711903

Shariefa 0115 945 9941

Beeston Library & West Bridgford

“Our study centre is now celebrating 15 years in Beeston.”

To advertise Tel: 01773 528927 Email:


Out of School Care Kip McGrath, Pleasley Vale Business Park, Maths & English Tuition, All Ages, tel 01623 812788 Kumon Maths & English, Ajay Khosia, Ravenshead Library, Milton Court, tel 01623 490866 Kumon Maths & English, Chilwell Rd Methodist Church, Beeston tel 0115 849 9290 Magikats Maths & English Study Centre, Beeston Library & West Bridgford, UK National Curriculum, Age4-GCSE Shariefa 0115 945 9941 Mike the Maths Teacher, Beeston, Maths Specialist Key Stage2, AS & A2 Level, tel 0115 925 3807 Pat Satterly, Mansfield, Maths & English, All Ages to GCSE, tel 01623 652228 S McEntee, Kimberley, MathsTution Basic up to A Level, tel 0115 945 9169 Sarah Marsden BA Hons & PGCE, Mansfield, French, German & English Upto A Level, All Ages Welcome, tel 07922 520832   E. Time2Learn, Beeston, GCSE Maths/ English & Juniors, tel 0115 925 4084

Language Classes EASY MANDARIN, Chinese/Mandarin Classes in Chilwell for Children, Teenagers & Adults, tel 0115 837 8835  E. Lets Learn le Francais, Bestwood Village, French Tuition for Toddlers & School Aged Children tel 07806 790810 Little Linguists, Language Classes for Children of All Ages, tel 0115 983 1332 Russian Language Classes for Children of all Ages. English Language Classes for Beginners inc Adults tel 07946 843878 Russian School in Nottingham for Native and Bilingual Children, tel 07875 855973

Out of School Care NG9, NG10, NG15 & NG16 Abbey Gates Primary Sch, Ravenshead, Before/After Sch & Hols, 3-14yrs, tel 01623 491919 Alphabet House Day Nursery & Forest School, Long Eaton, Before/After Sch & Hols 5-10yrs, tel 0115 973 4442 Applegarth the Zone, Linby, Before & After Sch, Hols & Pick Ups, Up to 14yrs, tel 0115 963 1296 Applegarth the Zone, Mapplewells Primary Sutton, After Sch, tel 0115 963 1296 Attenborough Day Nursery, Attenborough, Holiday Care 3-8yrs, tel 0115 922 5723 Awsworth Buzy Kids Club, Awsworth Primary, 3-11yrs tel 0115 944 4114 Awsworth Schoolhouse Day Nursery, Breakfast/After Sch/Hol+ Drop Off/Pick up in Eastwood tel 0115 944 4114 Balloon Wood Adventure Playground, After School/Hols, 5-13yr tel 0115 928 7500


Bizzy Kidz, Bispham Dr School, Toton, 4-12yrs tel 0115 925 7735 Bizzy Kidz, Holiday Club, Toton Methodist Church, 4-12yrs, tel 0115 925 7735 Bramcote Hills Kids Club, Bramcote Hills Sch, 5-11yrs, tel 0115 967 7684 Brinsley Childcare, Brinsley Primary School, Before/After Sch & Hol Care 6wks-11yrs, tel 07500 934874 Brooklyn Day Nursery, Annesley, After Sch & Hol Club up to 8yrs tel 01623 752092 Cared 4 Club 1, William Lilley Infant School, Stapleford, tel 0115 849 2304 Cared4 Kids Club, Discovery Day Nursery, Giltbrook, After School/ Hol Care, 4-14yrs, tel 0115 938 4805 Cherubs Nursery Cool Club, Kimberley, After School, 5-13yrs, tel 0115 938 9090 Children 1st @ Derby Road, Long Eaton, Before/After Sch & Hols, Upto 12yrs, tel 0800 652 1052 Children1st@Breedon House,Toton, Before/After Sch, Hols, tel 0115 972 1113 Cool Club Hollywell Primary, Kimberley, Before & After Sch, 5-11yrs, tel 0115 938 9090 Dazzlers, John Clifford School, Nether St, Beeston, tel 07931 111447 Explorers, Stapleford Baptist Ch, Fri 3.45-5.45, 5-7yrs, tel 0115 939 9442 Hillside Primary & Nursery School, Roberts Ln, Hucknall, tel 0115 840 1477 Horsendale Club, Assarts Rd, Nuthall, 7.30-8.50 / 3.35-6.00 tel 07534 765500 Hucknall National Out of Sch/Holiday Club, Montague Rd, tel 07923 496208 Little Oaks Cool Kids Club, Larkfields Sch, Before/After/Hols, Nuthall, 5-11yrs tel 0115 938 2022 Longdale Nursery School & Children’s Centre, Ravenshead, 3-14yrs tel 01623 491919 Mansfield Children’s Community, Somersall St, Before/After Sch & Hol, upto 12yrs, tel 01623 643566 Nottinghamshire Family Information Service, tel 0800 781 2168 Oceans Day Nursery, Spring St, Hucknall, Up to 13yrs, tel 0115 963 5651 Papermoon Day Nursery, Mansfield Rd, Sutton, Hol Club upto 8yrs, tel 01623 440011 Ravenshead Out of School Club, Ravenshead CofE Primary tel 01623 797303 Rocking Horse Childcare, Hucknall, Before/After Sch & Hols up to 11yrs, tel 0115 948 8914

Ashfield Play Care Scheme

After School & Holiday Care for children aged 4 – 12 yrs 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

Upper Plateau Lammas Leisure Centre, Sutton -in-Ashfield

Station House Day Nusery Before/After Sch & Holiday Club, Trent Vale Infants, Beeston, tel 0115 967 7677 Toddlers’ University, The City, Beeston, Local Pick Ups, 4-8yrs, tel 0115 967 8602 Wollaton Day Nursery, Eastwood, Before/After Sch & Hols 5-11yrs, tel 01773 711721

Out of School Care NG17, NG18, NG19 & Edwinstowe Ashfield Playcare Scheme, Lammas Leisure Centre, Sutton, 4-12yrs, tel 01623 550986 Ashwood Centre, Kirkby, IT/Activities/ Café, T/W/Th/F, 3.30-5.30pm, 8-16yrs, tel 01623 758974 Bright Beginnings at Pretty Windows, Edwinstowe, Before/After Sch, Hols & Pick Ups, tel 01623 822440 Carousel Sch Holiday Playscheme, Lammas Rd, Sutton, 2-8yrs, tel 07926 308289 Cherubs Childcare Centre, Mansfield Woodhouse, Before/After Sch & Hols, 3-13yrs, tel 01623 420940 Cherubs Children’s Centre, Wynndale Dr Primary Sch, Mansfield, 3-8yrs, tel 01623 644069 Happy Days Play Den, Kirkby, Before/After Sch & Hols, Upto 10yrs, tel 01623 753032 Kirkby Library, Homework Club, 5-16yrs, M/T/Th/F 3.30-5.30pm, tel 01623 753236 Learning Ladder After Sch Club, Wynndale Primary Sch, Mansfield, tel 01623 631852 Learning Ladder Breakfast/After Sch/ Hol Club, Abbey Primary Sch, Mansfield, tel 01623 631852 Learning Tree Day Nursery, Alfreton Rd, Sutton Before/After Sch & Hols, up to 8yrs tel 01623 512324

Selston Childcare, Holly Hill Sch, Before/After Sch/Hol Care, Upto 11yrs, tel 07908 649121

Learning Tree Nursery, Kirkby Rd, Sutton, Before/After & Hol Care U8’s, tel 01623 552144

Shaping Futures Day Nursery, Mansfield, Before/After Sch & Hols, U11’s, tel 01623 600638

Papermoon Day Nursery, Forest Town, Holiday Care for U8’s, tel 01623 657570

St Laurence Pre-School & Club 11 Ltd, L. Eaton, Before/After Sch + Inset/Hols, U12’s, tel 0115 972 1405

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

Stapleford Day Nursery, Derby Rd, Before/After Sch & Hols 0-11yrs, tel 0115 949 9090

The Family Grapevine Bringing local families and businesses together

Children and Young People with Disabilities Beeston Youth Link, Young People’s Cntr, Tues 7-9pm, 14-25yr tel 0115 925 4575 Children’s Centre Info Svc, City Hosp, Library/Enquiries, tel 0115 883 1157/8 DIAL, Disability Information & Advice Line, 16yrs+, tel 01623 625891 Disability Support Team, Youth Clubs, Events & Holidays, tel 01623 626972 Home Library Svc, For All Unable to Leave Home/Visit Library tel 0115 977 4401 Kirkby Park Inclusive Group, Comm Centre, Mon 6-8, 10-16, tel 01623 484862 Make Children Happy, Support for Families/Friends/Children tel 0115 985 5201 NCC Social Care Services, Deaf & Visual Impairment Team, tel 01623 433511 Notts Deaf Children’s Society, Parent Support / Info, tel 0115 952 0312 Notts Deaf Society, Svcs for the Local Deaf Community, tel 0115 970 0516 Notts Royal Society for the Blind, Support/Info/Equipment, tel 0115 970 6806 Parent Partnership Svc, Adv/Info/Support - Education Issues, tel 0115 948 2888 RUSH, ADHD Support by Parents for Parents tel 07881 645663 S Notts Social Care Service, Disabled Children’s Team, tel 0115 914 1500 SCOPE, Support/Info- Children and Adults with Cerebal Palsy, tel 0808 800 3333 SEXions, Kirkby, Sexual Health Support/ Adv/C-Card, 13-24yrs tel 01623 727476 Social Services, Help at Home Children & Families, Broxtowe, tel 0115 917 5800 Social Services, Help at Home, Children & Families, Ashfield tel 01623 433433 Team for Visual Impairment, Advice & Info for all Ages, tel 01623 433 433 Youthzone, Online Info/Adv for Notts Young People, 13-25yrs

Special Needs and Learning Difficulties APTCOO, Mansfield, for disabled children and their families, tel 01623 629902

Special Families & Young People Children’s Centre Info Svc, City Hosp, Library/Enquiries, tel 0115 883 1157/8 Children’s Centre, City Hosp, Autism Drop-in Clinic, tel 0115 883 1157/8 Dyslexia Assoc, Svcs For Dyslexics All Ages & Their Families tel 0115 924 6888 Indigo Kids, Resource Centre Hucknall, Kids Activities/Support for Parents of Autistic/Asperger Kids tel 0115 952 5141 Norsaca, Info/Support/Adv for People Affected by Autism, tel 0115 976 1805 Nottm Mencap, for Children/Adults with Learning Disabilities tel 0115 956 1130 Parent Partnership Svc, Adv/Info/Support - Education Issues, tel 0115 948 2888 Speech Sign & Song Club, Beeston, U5’s Communication Diffs tel 0115 922 1318

Special Schools Beech Hill Special School, Fairholme Dr, Mansfield, 2-19yrs, tel 01623 626008 Bracken Hill School, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, 2-19, tel 01623 477268 Fountaindale School, Nottingham Rd, Mansfield, 2-19, tel 01623 792671 Foxwood Foundation School, Bramcote, 2-19, tel 0115 917 7202

Bramcote Leisure Cntr, Derby Rd, Disabled Swimming Various Times, tel 0115 917 3000 Bramcote Leisure Cntr, Inclusive Swim Lessons 4-10yrs, Water Activities 8-15yrs, tel 0115 917 3000 Bramcote Swimming Club,Leisure Cntr, 4-7yrs, tel 0115 928 7354 Broadway Cinema, Hockley, Autism Friendly Screening, tel 0115 952 6611 Cool Kids Project, Meetings/Activities/ Trips 5-13yrs, tel 07753 625414 Eastwood Archery Club,Sports Cntr, 8yrs+, tel 07742 907471 Eastwood Tae Kwon Do Club, Plumptre Hall, Church St, 4yrs+, tel 01773 763203 Edgewood Judo Club, Hucknall, Under 7’s+, tel 0115 952 1346 Hucknall Leisure Centre, Rehabilitation/ Disabled Swim, 6pm Tues, tel 0115 956 8750 Inclusive Multi Sports Club, Pearson Ctr, Beeston, Tue, 5-16 tel 01773 770100 Kimberley Fencing Club, Kimberley Leisure Centre, 7yrs+, tel 0115 953 6743 Kimberley Swimming Club, Kimberley Leisure Cntr, 3yrs+ tel 01773 771230

Sutton Young Peoples Centre Christmas Activities Monday 12th Yr 8-19yrs of age - 6.30-9 -open access youth club panto rehersals/ Xmas wrapping paper designs. Tuesday 13th Open access youth club Yr 9-19yrs of age- 6.30-9pm creating xmas decorations Wed 14th Open access youth club Yr 9-19yrs of age - 6.30-9pm Arty party Thursday 15th Open access youth club Yr 9-19yrs of age - 6.30-9pm The ultimate Winter Beach Party! Friday 16th Open access youth club Yr 7,8 & 9 - 6.30-9pm Sypc panto “We Got Talent” Open access Under 14’s sat club Yr6 up to 14yrs of age sat 17th Xmas Disco and party + free food - 11-1pm Monday 19th Yr 8-19yrs of age - 6.30-9 -open access youth club party games and christmas baking & card making All sessions are 25p entry

Sutton Young People Centre, Sutton Centre, Highpavement, Sutton-in-Ashfield. NG17 1EE Tel/Fax 01623 457670 Mob: 07833295870 e-mail,

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

Quitline, Help & Support to Stop Smoking, tel 0800 002200

Stapleford Young People’s Cntr, Church Ln, M/Tu/Th Evenings, tel 0115 939 2771

Stanton Vale School, Thoresby Rd, Long Eaton, 2-19yrs tel 0115 972 9769

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

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

Sutton Young People’s Centre, Sutton Centre, Fri Drop in, 6.30-8.30 tel 01623 457670

Yeoman Park School, Mansfield Woodhouse. 2-19yrs, tel 01623 459540

Notts Orienteering Club, Var Locations, All Families Welcome tel 0115 987 2083

Carers Support

Quarrydale Utd FC, Kirkby Bentinct, Boys & Girls Under7’s+, tel 07751 488523

Redgate School, Somersall St, Mansfield, 2-19yrs, tel 01623 455944

E Mids Crossroads-Broxtowe, Care/Support/Respite for Carers, tel 0115 989 8742 Face 2 Face, Supports Parents of Children with Disabilities, tel 0844 800 9189 Indigo Kids, Resource Centre, Annesley Rd, Hucknall, for Parents of Autistic/ Asperger Kids tel 0115 952 5141 Norsaca, Soc for Autism, Courses/ Support/Counselling tel 0115 976 1805 Notts Dads Forum, 4 Parents/ Carers of Children with Autism

Other Youth Venues

SEXions, Kirkby, Sexual Health Support/ Adv/C-Card, 13-20yrs tel 01623 727476

Eastwood Baptist Ch, Percy St, Eastwood tel 07903 373531

Sutton in Ashfield Harriers, Ashfield Sch, 9yrs+, tel 01623 754543

Stapleford Health4u, U20’s Sexual Health Clinic,Thurs 4-6pm, tel 0115 883 5000

The Kirkby Trust, Vernon Rd, Rich Kids, Mon 6-8pm, 10-16yrs, tel 01623 484862

Stepping Stones, Eastwood, Supported Housing, 16-25yrs, tel 01773 719625

Ashwood Centre, Kirkby, Youth Drop in, Wed 6-8pm, 11-16yrs, Girls Drop in Thurs 6-8pm, 11-16yrs, tel 01623 758974

Warrior Martial Arts, Beeston, 5yrs+, tel 0115 922 6182

The Kirkby Trust, Vernon Rd, Housing/Homeless Support, 16-25 tel 01623 484862

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

Youth Services Broxtowe Youth Homelessness, Prevention/Support, 16-25yrs, tel 0115 949 7790 CHILDLINE, National Helpline & Advice for Children, tel 0800 1111

Notts Deaf Society, Support for Parents of Deaf Children, tel 0115 970 0516

Compass, For Problem Drug/ Alcohol Use in Young People U19, tel 0115 924 8232

Leisure and Sport for Disabled and Special Needs Children

Cruse Bereavement Care, Young Persons Support Helpline, tel 0808 808 1677 Hucknall Teenage Health Clinic, Health Cntr, Tues 4-6.00, tel 0115 968 0011 Macmillan Cancer Support, Youthline, Emotional Adv & Info, tel 0808 808 2020

Ashfield Aztecs Jun Hockey Club, Goosedale, 13yrs+ tel 07792 826936

New Leaf, Free Support for Smokers who Want to Stop, 12yrs+ tel 0800 389 7712

Awsworth Village Cricket Club, Recreation Ground, 7yrs+, tel 0115 930 7990

Notts Lesbian & Gay Switchboard, Information & Support, tel 0115 934 8485

Beeston Rylands Archers, Notts Casuals Rugby Club, 7yrs+, tel 0115 922 2467

The Pearson Centre for Young People, Nuart St, Beeston, tel 0115 925 4112

Samaritans, 24 hr Support for Distress or Suicidal Despair, tel 08457 90 90 90

Notts Deaf Children’s Soc, Support for Parents by Parents, tel 0115 952 0312

RUSH, ADHD Support by Parents for Parents tel 07881 645663

Runaway 24hr Helpline, Confidential Help/Adv for Under 18’s, tel 0808 800 7070

Oates Hill Health Centre, Sutton, Teen Clinic, Thurs Appoint tel 01623 5577136 Outburst, Lesbian/Bi-Sexual/Gay & Trans Group, tel 07940 761160

Eastside Centre, Mansfield Rd, Sutton, tel 01623 553405 Friday Club, Stapleford Baptist Ch, Albert St, tel 0115 939 9442

Youth Support in S Broxtowe for Young People in Crisis, tel 0115 925 4575

Link Youth Café, Albert Ave, Stplefd, W/ Fr, 6-9.30, 11-16yrs tel  0115 939 2536

Youthzone, Online Info/Adv for Notts Young People, 13-19yrs,

New Horizon Church, Hilltop, Eastwood, Visit Website for Details tel 01773 768100

Young People’s Centres

New Horizon Kids Club, New Horizon Church, Hilltop, Eastwood , Wed 6.30, 7-11yrs, tel 01773 768100

Beeston Young People’s Cntr, West End, C-Card Reg, 13-19yrs, tel 0115 925 4575 Brinsley Young People’s Centre, Brinsley Recreation Ground, tel 0115 938 4249

New Life Church, Park St, Stapleford, Youth Club tel 0115 939 4090 Pastures Community Church, Pastures Rd, Stapleford, tel 0115 833 5349

Hucknall Interchange, Linby Rd, C Card Reg Point, 13-19yrs tel 0115 963 0325

Peacemakers, Community of Christ, Carsic, Sutton, Tues 5.30-6.30, 4-11yrs, tel 01623 556715

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

Seymour Rd Baptist Church, Hucknall, Thurs, Under 12’s, tel 0115 963 1433

Kirkby Acre Young People’s Cntr, Morley street, C-Card Reg, tel 01623 751627

St Helen’s Church, Stapleford tel 0115 939 9958

Mansfield Youth & Community Centre, High Oakham Middle Sch, tel 01623 635836

The Mill Adventure base, Kings Mill Reservoir, Sutton, Wed 5.30-7.30, 11-19yrs, tel 01623 653391

Selston Young People’s Cntr, SACC,Tues/Wed/Thurs, 13-19yrs, tel 01773 812222

Y Friday, Willam Lilley Sch, Stapleford, Fri 6.15, 10-14, tel 0115 939 9958

To advertise Tel: 01773 528927 Email:


Party Time!


Mansfield Play Forum Rooms 2 & 3

We have the following space available:

can be hired for meetings, and can also be equipped for To let on a monthly basis conferences, training events, 2. Training/Meeting room. children’s parties, and children’s activities! 3. Children’s play room/Crèche room. 1. Office space (4.19 X 3.35 Metres)

FREE ROOM HIRE OFFER! for all evening parties (terms and conditions apply)

Great venue for weddings and functions!

For more information on the space available and prices please contact us. Mansfield Play Forum Unit 18 Botany Park Botany Ave, Mansfield. NG18 5NF e-mail:

Tel: 01623 421149

The John Godber Centre

Hucknall Leisure Cntr, Linby Rd, Sports/Pool/Castle/ Disco Parties, tel 0115 956 8750

Hall, Studio & Byron Suite

Huthwaite Leisure Centre, Bouncy Castle/ 5-a-Side (U 10’s), tel 01623 457130

Ogle Street, Hucknall, Nottingham, NG15 7FQ

available to hire for parties & celebrations

Lots of space for lots of fun!

The Summit Centre

Pavillion Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 7LL Tel: 01623 751822

Children’s party package

with disco lights & bouncy castle only £110! Magic, Zumba, Dance, Circus Skills Clown & Themed parties also available.

Tel: 0115 963 9633 Email:


Various size rooms and hall available for hire.


The Pearson Centre for Young People

Fantastic for business meetings, parties & functions!

Nuart Road, Beeston, Nottm. NG9 2NH

0115 925 4112 Let us make your Wedding Day special! Hot/Cold buffet or try our 3 or 4 course carvery. All served and prepared by our professional catering team. OUTSIDE CATERING AVAILABLE


Children‛s parties from only £60 for 3 hours! Capacity for up to 100 in our function room! Or why not try our sports hall... its ideal for bouncy castle parties! Free use of our fully equipped kitchen. Plenty of parking and space to run around!

Party Venues Bramcote Leisure Centre, Derby Rd, Swim/Football/Private Room, tel 0115 917 3000 Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre, Disco, Dance,Sport & Tumbling Teddies for U 5’s, tel 0115 917 3333 Denz Indoor Playcentre, Beeston, Special Party Deals/3 Private Rooms, tel 0115 925 5007 Eastwood Community Sports Centre, Trampoline/Archery/Bouncy Castle/ Crafts & more! tel 01773 770099 Edgewood Leisure Centre, Hucknall, Bouncy Castle/Pool Parties, tel 0115 956 8790


Nuthall Parish Council The Temple Centre, Nuthall. NG16 1DP 0115 951 9717

Festival Hall Leisure Centre, Kirkby, Bouncy Castle/Roller Disco, tel 01623 457101 Greasley Sports Centre, Newthorpe, Bouncy Castle/Bouncy Castle & Football Party/MUGA tel 01773 760072 Happy Days Play Den, Kirkby, Disco/ Face painting, tel 01623 753032

The Family Grapevine Bringing local families and businesses together

Jango’s Indoor Play Centre, Forest Town, Soft Play Parties, tel 01623 465465 Jimmy Beans Children’s Play & Party Centre, Sutton, Selection of Parties/ Private Hire, 0-10yrs, tel 01623 550333 Jungletastic, Soft Adventure Play, Nottingham Rd, Nuthall, tel 0115 975 1113 Kimberley Leisure Centre, Football/ Disco/Pool/Castle/Trampolining, tel 0115 917 3366

Party Time!

King & Miller, Sutton, Bazz & Jazz Parties, Fun Play Area, tel 01623 553312 Lanky Bill’s Fun Shack, Langley Mill, Princess/Pirate/Teddy Picnic/Lazer/ Private Hire, tel 01773 767050 Little Drivers Soft Play, Staplefd, Disco/ Laser Tag/Football/Soft Play/Glitter Girls, tel 0115 939 2211 Manor Sports Centre, Mansfield Woodhouse, Bouncy castle/Soft Play, tel 01623 425116 Nottingham Climbing Centre Sherwood, Junior Parties, tel 0115 924 5388 Oceans of Fun Adventure Play Centre, Hucknall, Pony Ride, Laser Tag & Ocean 11 Parties, tel 0115 963 3961 Old Moor Lodge, Nuthall, Fun/ Games/Play Frame, from £5.99 tel 0115 976 2200

Weekly Mr Tumblezzz classes at Jungletastic - Call for details

Greasley Sports Centre, Hall Hire for Table Tennis/Football/Basketball/Street Hockey/Netball+ tel 01773 760072 Huthwaite Leisure Centre, Available for Parties & Functions, tel 01623 457130 Nuthall Hall Hire, Various Venues & Sizes for Your Party/Group tel 0115 951 9717

Book Mr Tumblezzz

for your child’s birthday party...

Including* 3 Special Things In My Spotty Bag... * Fun Games & Props... *Dancing with ‘Milkshake The Monkey’... *Custard Pie Fun........ And Nursery Rhymes with Makaton Sign Language !!!

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

Pleasley Landmark Centre, Pleasley, Mansfield, Parties/Functions/Events, tel 01623 819820

Pot N Kettle Paint a Pot Café, 115 High Rd Beeston, Fun for All Ages! tel 0115 922 8029

The Pearson Centre for Young People, Beeston, Rooms & Hall Available, tel 0115 925 4112

Rebecca Adlington Centre, Mansfield, Swim/Dance Mat/Fun Wall Parties, tel 01623 463082

The Summit Centre, Kirkby, FREE Room Hire for Weekend Functions, tel 01623 751822

Lily & Rose, Vintage China Hire for an Elegant Yummy Mummys Tea Party! tel 07927 565401

River Maun Recreation Centre, Mansfield, Sports/Bouncy Castle/Disco/ Super Slider, tel 01623 463551

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

Party Entertainers

Selston Leisure Centre, Sports/Bouncy Castle/Soft Play/Disco/Roller Skate, tel 01773 781800

Party Supplies

Temple Centre, Nuthall, Football Parties, Outdoor Pitch/Sports Hall, tel 0115 951 9717 The Kids Club, Huthwaite, Pirate & Princess/Themed/Private Hire, tel 01623 559797 The Summit Centre, Pavilion Rd, Kirkby, Party Room for Any Party!, tel 01623 751822

Balloon Explosion,Stapleford, Helium Balloon/Fancy Dress Specialist, tel 0115 939 6333 Balloons by Buy Back Time, Balloons for every occasion, tel 01623 623004 Big Bounce, Bouncy Castle/ Games/Go Karts,For All the Family, tel 0115 952 6678 Billaboing, Beeston, Bouncy Castle Hire, All Ages, tel 0115 846 2581

Water Meadows, Bath St, Mansfield, Leisure Pool Hire, Weekends 7-9pm, tel 01623 463882

Children’s Party Hire, Ball Pools, Toys & Soft Play Party Packages, tel 07817 322195

Room & Hall Hire

Friar Tuck’s Balloons, Mansfield, Warsop, Worksop Areas Covered tel 07732 443748

Ashfield Play Forum, Sutton, Meeting Room up to 25 people & Hall up to 75, tel 01623 441168 Ashwood Centre, Kirkby, 2 Rooms for 30-100 Kids! tel 01623 758974

Fun For Kids, Bouncy Castle & Inflatables for Kids & Adults, tel 01623 755282

Awsworth Village Hall, The Lane, tel 0115 849 4761

Jump4Joy Inflatables, Bouncy Castles/ Glitter Tattoos & Face Painting, tel 07767 093641

Christ Church Hall, Lime Grove Ave, Beeston tel 0115 922 2809

Knot Just Jigs, Traditional Toys, Party Bags/Supplies/Filler tel 07805 025945

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

Lazy Kunch Cafe, Tin Hat Centre, Selston, Party Buffet & Cakes, tel 01773 864510

‘The World’s 1st Mr Tumble Tribute Act’

& Santa!

Ali Gees, Tailor-made, HassleFree Children’s Parties Including Entertainment & Catering tel 07760 282646 Animal Parties with Petwise Zoo, We Bring the Animals to You! tel 07525 487458 Attenborough Nature Cntr, Pond Dipping/ Mini Beasts/Wild Art+ tel 0115 972 1777 Beauty by Linda, Underwood, Parties for All Ages, tel 07970 935857 Blueberries Junior Cooking Company, Fun, Unique Children’s Cookery Parties, tel 07887 568576 Buzz Ceramics, Mobile Pottery Painting Studio, All Ages, tel 0115 875 3664 Clip Clop Pony Rides, Child-Friendly Ponies for Parties & Events for Kids 2-12yrs, tel 01623 750936 Close Up Magic & Scary Magical Storytelling, Nick Brunger, tel 07752 438901 Creation Station, Arty Parties Hassle Free Children’s Art & Crafts, tel 07828 268487 Dazzle Entertainment, fantastic kids themed discos! tel 0115 849 1616

.Punch & Judy .Kids Disco .Magic Tricks .Balloon Modelling .Unicycling .Face Painting .Puppeteer .Bouncy Castle .Juggling .Chimney Sweep .Stilt Walking .Fire Eating .Slapstick .Circus Skills Tel: 0115 961 1190 or 07976 218054 Dizzy Daisy the Magician, Magic & Puppet Show/Balloon Modelling/Face Painting/Games with Music tel 0115 917 7099 Dodgers Entertainment; Bouncy Castles/Inflatables/Circus/Magician/ Face Paint, tel 07813 038429 Helen’s Face Painting, Professional Service, CRB Checked, tel 0115 963 9037 Jo Jingles, Music, Singing and Movement Parties for 3m-5yrs, tel 0870 900 4567 Juicy Lucy Party Entertainment, Face Painting & Much, Much, More! tel 07791 529047

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Local Places to Visit & Parks

Clip Clop Pony Rides We bring our ponies to you!

Childrens Party Hire

an exciting collection of award winning toys and party equipment.

Soft, safe, and lots of fun. Perfect for baby, toddler and pre-school parties.

Telephone: 01623 750936 or 07985 430176

. Catkin

We are a family run centre and our aim is to provide a family fun day with our lovely ponies. We are fully mobile and bring our ponies to you.

. All pony parties and events

will be supported with a fully qualified instructor and we will supply hats, body protectors and insurance for the big day.



We are CRB checked and hold a Licence with Ashfield District Council.

For more information please call or email: Party Entertainers Cont’d Kerries Creations, Professional Face Painting, Parties & Events, tel 07740 196289 Mad Science Parties, Fun & Interactive, 5-12yrs, tel 0115 922 1113 Magical Movers, Music & Dance Parties for the Under 5’s, tel 07753 884911 Making it! Discovery Centre, Mansfield, Themed Parties upto Young Teens, tel 01623 473297 Mansfield Town Football in the Community. Football Parties, tel 07977 428147 Marcia Jones School of Dance, Dance Parties, 3yrs+ tel 0115 922 6499 Mizz Smartie Pants, Magic, Balloon Modelling, Disco, Fun & Games, tel 01623 811390 New Youth Theatre, Mansfield, Musical Birthday Partys. tel 01623 406284 Nottingham Dirt Buggies, Farnsfield, Buggy & Mini Buggy Parties, 7yrs+ from Feb, tel 0115 953 9865 Opaz Entertainments, Children’s Themed Parties & Discos, tel 07809 868387 Party With A Difference, Interactive Disco Parties for All Ages, tel 01623 846400 Peppapiggle, Tribute Acts to your Child’s Favourite TV Characters, tel 07720 886597

We’re based in Mansfield, but we’ll deliver in most parts of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Parks and Outdoor Play Areas

Tel 01623 436759 Mob 07817 322195

Balloon Wood Adventure Playground, After School/Hols, 5-13yr tel 0115 928 7500

Places to Visit Attenborough Nature Centre, Nature Reserve & Visitor Centre, tel 0115 972 1777 DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum, Eastwood, tel 01773 717353 Durban Hse Heritage Cntr, Eastwd, Local History/Gallery/Café tel 01773 717353 Making it! Discovery Centre, Littleworth, School Hols Only, tel 01623 473297 Mansfield Museum, Leeming St, Mansfield tel 01623 463088 Newstead Abbey, Ravenshead, Historic Hse/Parkland/Gdns/Café, tel 01623 455900 Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham tel 0115 948 9750

Bramcote Hills Park, 80 acres, Play Area, Picnic, Trim Trail tel 0115 917 7777 Brierley Forest Park, Sutton, Walks/Sculpture/Play Area/Cntr tel 01623 550172 Colliers Wood, Moorgreen, Walks/Open Air Theatre, Kingsway Park, Kirkby, Small Wood/ Football/Café, tel 01623 457300 Mill Lakes, Off Wigwam Lane, Hucknall, Walks/Wildlife, tel 0115 927 3674 Portland Country Park, Kirkby, Walks/ Areas of SSI/Visit Cntr tel 01623 721617 Sutton Lawn, Ashfield, Walks/Fishing/ Sports/Play Area/Café, tel 01623 457300 Titchfield Park, Hucknall, Sport/ Sk8/Youth & Play Areas/Café tel 01623 457300

Pip-A-Roo, Face Painting, Henna & Glitter Tattoos, Bouncy Castle, tel 01623 401037

After school disco parties!

flashing, changing colour LED lighting!

Pogo the Clown, Magic/Puppets/ Juggling/Stilts/Bouncy Castle, tel 0115 961 1190 Slot Carz R Uz, Digital Scalextric/ Outdoor Games Specialists, tel 079 1234 8185

funky music!

glow sticks & more!

Tel: 07729443962

Socatots, Fun Football Parties, 6m-5yrs, tel 0115 922 8890 Squiggles Playbus, Soft play Centre on Wheels, Let the Party Come to You! tel 07729 443962 THE BEAR FACTORY AT HOME, Build Your Own Teddy Bear Parties @ Your Venue, E. tel 01427 616887 The Joker, Circus Skills/Balloon Modelling/Clowns/Stilts, Santa Grotto, tel 07961 884973

Then why not jump on board Squiggles Playbus for the most unique party in town...where the party comes to you!

Soft play on your doorstep!

Truth & Trust Adventure, CavingClimbing-Abseiling tel 07708 696942 Tumble Tots, Bramcote, Active Physical Play Parties, 1-5yrs, tel 0115 958 9767 Tumble Tots, Colourful Equipment/ Parachute/Songs, 1-2hr Parties for 2-5yrs, tel 01636 684233 Yoganutz, Fun-Filled Yoga Adventure & Games, 2-7yrs, tel 07877 083101



01773 528927

Papplewick Pumping Station, Mini Railway/Play Area/Café, tel 0115 963 2938

. Clip Clop Pony Rides provide

lovely child-friendly ponies for private pony parties and special events for children between 2 and 12 years of age.

The Family Grapevine is a great place to advertise your business, organisation or group. Please call Shirley on

Soft play party packages for 0-7 yrs

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Things to Do Long Running Activities Sat 12th Nov – Fri 23rd Dec, Children’s Christmas self guided trail at Rufford Country Park. Weekends & school hols only 10.30 am to 3.30pm Thurs 1st Dec to Fri 23rd Dec - Victorian Christmas Tradition Tours, D H Lawrence Museum, Eastwood. Discover the many Christmas traditions that began in this period and soak the festive atmosphere of a Victorian Christmas, 11.15 am, £. 01773 717353

November Sat 5th - National Big Draw Exhibition at Hucknall Library. Children’s artwork by local children from Hucknall nurseries, childrens centres and schools. FREE, Library opening hours, 0115 963 2035 Sat 5th - Wild Kids at Attenborough Nature Centre. Busy Birds! - Look for the winter birds who have travelled to Attenborough from the frozen north. 4yrs+, accompanied, 1.30-3.30pm, £4 per child 0115 972 1777

Sat 5th - Conservation Day at Idle Valley, Retford Help manage the reserve by doing some practical work. At the end of the session we will try to cook some lunch on a fire! 10am – 12 noon. £3 per person, booking required. Contact: Rural Learning Centre 01777 713 945 Sun 6th - Children 1st Nursery Nearly New Sale at Trent College, Long Eaton. Donation to NSPCC. Call 0800 652 1052 for more information. Sat 12th - Open Day, Lammas School, Sutton in Ashfield. 10-1pm For further details 01623 516879 Sun 13th - Fun in the Woods at Idle Valley, Retford. An opportunity for children to enjoy some time on the Idle Valley Nature Reserve. 1.30pm - 3.30pm. £1 per person. Booking essential. Contact: Rural Learning Centre 01777 713 945 Tues 15th - Charity Fashion Show

& Sale at Pearson Centre, Nuart St, Beeston. In aid of the Mayor’s charities Rainbows Hospice and Link Youth Cafe in Stapleford. From 7pm, £7.50 incl a glass wine/juice. 0115 917 3210 E.

Places to Go!

Wed 16th - Reading Aloud at Stapleford Library. Come along and read an extract from your favourite book, poem... whatever! 7pm onwards, £1 incl. refreshment. Visit library to book or call 0115 939 9178 Wed 17th-Fri 19th - Chestnut Fair at Waverley Street, Long Eaton, 6pm opening cremony on Wed. Fri 18th - Fundraising Day for Children in Need & Great Ormand Street Hospital at Nunu Day Nursery, Long Eaton Fancy dress - Disney, fairies & more! Making a papier mache Pudsey money box, cake sale 3.30-5.30, art & crafts throughout the day. All donations welcome. 0115 946 3003 Sun 20th - Lantern Making Workshops at Plumptre Hall Eastwood. 10.30am - 1.30pm and 2.30pm - 5.30pm £3.50 to make a small lantern and £6 for a large one. Places limited, please book on 01159173695

Tues 22nd Eastwood Light Switch On, Eastwood Town Centre. Meet Santa in his magical Ice Kingdom in the Library, live music, lantern procession, firework display at 6:45pm, theatre performances at the S.A.F.E shop, craft market in the Craft Workshop Courtyard & Fairy Grotto at D H Lawrence Museum, £3 per child incl. Christmas wish, bauble & goody bag. 6pm – 8pm 01773 717353 Tues 22nd - Wollaton Art Group at Wollaton Community Centre. Artist Peter Barker will create a river scene in pastels. 2-4pm £4 incl tea and biscuits 0115 9284255. Sat 26th - Christmas card Workshop at Sutton in Ashfield Library. 11am-1pm, FREE 3-11yrs. 01623 556296 Sat 26th - Beeston Christmas Light Switch On Street performances in Beeston and at Broadgate Park. Bjorn, the magnificent animatronic Polar Bear and his keeper at Bartons located at 61 High Road, indoor Arts & Crafts fair. Firework Display, fun fair & live music 11am- 6.30pm

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December Thurs 1st Dec - Christmas Wreath Making at Edwinstowe Library. Bring your garden greenery and make a lovely wreath with our expert. Basic materials supplied. Tickets £3.50 with refreshments included. 10.30am-11.30am Call 01623 822280. Fri 2nd - Long Eaton Light Switch On. Long Eaton Town Centre, Music, carols, stilt walkers, fun fair. iluminated musical display by local young people. FREE 5.30-8.30 Fri 2nd-Sun 4th Aurora Christmas Illuminations in Rufford Abbey Gardens. 5pm-7pm, £2 Adults, £1 Child, parking fee waived. Sat 3rd - Wild Kids - Wild About Christmas at Attenborough Nature Reserve. How will Attenborough’s wildlife be spending the Christmas period? Join us as we explore the Nature Reserve to find out more. 4yrs+ accompanied by an adult. 1.30pm – 3.30pm £4 per child. 0115 972 1777 Sat 3rd - Christmas Card Workshop at Hucknall Library. 10.00-3.00pm drop-in session, FREE 0115 963 2035


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Wonderful Winter Events at White Post Farm!

As we wave goodbye to the summer it’s time to get excited about some extra special winter events. First up, it’s Halloween and the renowned White Post Eerie Evenings. These three nights of fun and frights have something for the whole family, full lots of spooky fun and surprises. The terrifying Tractor and Trailer Rides are back along with the Haunted Barn, Bar, Hog Roast and BBQ. This year the nights are Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Monday 31st of October. Tickets are £7.00 each and booking is essential so give us a call to book or for any more info. Christmas begins at White Post Farm on Saturday 26th November. Santa arrives, the Nativity Play begins and Peppa Pig is on hand to celebrate the start of the

White Post Festive Season.

The special Nativity Evenings are another great way of celebrating Christmas-time. Get wrapped up warm, see Santa, enjoy mulled wine and mince pies and of course join in the interactive Nativity Play. This year’s Evenings are Tuesday 20th, Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd December and tickets cost just £6.50 each. All this winter fun with 3,000 friendly animals to meet and feed. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the great new Meerkat enclosure.

And now you can WIN a FAMILY PASS

for you and up to 3 Children to enjoy a fantastic day out at White Post Farm! Just let us know who is coming to White Post Farm to help celebrate the start of Christmas and email your answer to or post to The Family Grapevine, 18, Dixie Street, Jacksdale, Notts. NG16 5JZ Closure date is Wed 7th December (not to be used in conjunction with any other offer) For our competition rules please visit

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Sun 4th - Indigo Kids Christmas party at Hucknall Leisure Centre. Swim starts at 1.45pm - 2.45pm, then 15mins to change and then into the big hall for bouncy castle and games. Places are limited. 0115 952 5141 Sun 4th - Make your Own Christmas Decorations at Attenborough Nature Centre. Come and join in the fun making Christmas decorations using natural materials. 6yrs+ U8’s must be accompanied by an adult. 10.30am to 12.30pm., £5 per child. Please book in advance. 0115 972 1777 Sat 3rd - Something for everyone at Ladybrook Library, Mansfield. Coffee & cakes for adults, crafts & goodies for children, FREE 10.00-12.00am. 01623 622835 Sun 4th - Christmas Wreath Making at Attenborough Nature Centre Join the team at Attenborough Nature Reserve in making some Christmas wreaths out of willow from our reserves. 1.30pm start. £5 per wreath. Booking is essential as places are limited. 0115 972 1777 Mon 5th-Fri 9th - Christmas Craft Week, Kirkby Library. A range of Christmas crafts & activities in the homework centre, FREE, 3.30-5.30 01623 753236 Wed 7th - Hucknall Christmas Carnival and light switch on. 6pm FREE

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Wed 7th - Tiny Tots at Attenborough Nature Centre Parent and toddler sessions 2 to 4 yrs children must be accompanied by an adult. . £4 per child. Please book in advance as numbers are limited. 10.30am – 12 noon & 1pm – 2.30pm. 0115 972 1777 Thurs 8th - Ladies Pampering Evening at Children 1st Day Nursery, Derby Rd, Long Eaton £2.50 per ticket, proceeds to Jules Charity. Please call 0800 652 1052 to book. Thurs 8th - Edwinstowe Christmas Light Switch On Carols, brass band, stalls, street entertainers and Santas Grotto plus Christmas crafts in the Library. FREE 4.45-7pm 01623 822280 Fri 9th-Sun 11th Aurora Christmas Illuminations in Rufford Abbey Gardens. 5pm-7pm, £2 Adults, £1 Child, parking fee waived. Sat 10th - Christmas Craft Workshop at Hucknall Library. Times tbc drop-in session, FREE 0115 963 203 Sat 10th - Christmas Craft & Dance Fayre at Idle Valley Reserve, Retford. Weave a willow wreath, find some stocking fillers and have a go at some traditional dancing. 11am – 2pm. £4 each. Please book in advance. 01777 713 945 Sun 11th -Christmas Decorations at Idle Valley Reserve, Retford. Bring the children to make some Christmas decorations using materials harvested from the reserve. 1.30pm - 3.30pm. £1 per person. Booking essential. 01777 713 945 Fri 16th - The Spritzer Performing Arts School Christmas Party at Cotgrave. Freestyle dance competition for 6-19yrs, disco & refreshments. £3 adults/50p child. Call 07815 763887 Sat 17th - Planet Abba at West Park Leisure Centre, Get your dancing shoes on for our popular Christmas party night featuring Planet ABBA and groovy disco. Licenced bar and food available. 8.00pm-Midnight, families welcome, Tickets £8, 0115 946 1400 Sat 17th - Christmas Craft Workshop at Hucknall Library. Times tbc drop-in session, FREE 0115 963 203 Tues 20th - Family Christmas Party at Crescent School Sports Hall, Bull Farm 10am until 12 noon– join us for a fun filled Christmas party, booking is essential as admittance will be by ticket only, free event however some low priced activities will be available, car parking available.

Thurs 22nd - Titchfield Children’s Centre Christmas Party, St Peters Church opp. Toothil Lane, Mansfield. Activities, party food & games, Santa 3.30-5.30pm. Limited places, please book on 01623 421880 Sat 24th - Christmas Eve Party at Happy Days Plat Den, Kirkby. The kids will be going CRAZY, so come along to our party with festive drink and biscuit, party games and prizes to be won! Time in the play area and lots of fun... Ticket only event £4.95 per child under 1’s and adults FREE. To book your ticket call us on 01623 753032 Sat 31st - New Year’s Eve Party at Happy Days Play Den, Kirkby. With festive drink and biscuit, we will see in the New Year at Midday! Dress in your best party outfit! Ticket only event £4.95 per child under 1’s and adults FREE. To book your ticket call us on 01623 753032 Sat 31st - Sun 1st - New Year Steaming at Papplewick Pumping Station. 12pm-4pm (Sat) 11am-4pm (Sun) Visit for admission details.

Christmas Fairs Sat 12th November Craft Fair at Greasley Parish Hall (next to Greasley Sports Centre) Dovecote Rd, Newthorpe (nr Eastwood) Many handmade crafts, come and buy your Christmas gifts. Refreshments available, 11am 4pm, Free entry Sat 12th & Sun 13th Nov- Christmas Market at Rufford Abbey. Crafts & festive gifts 10am-5pm. Thurs 24th - Christmas Craft Fair at Kirkby Woodhouse School, Main St, Kirkby. 7-10pm A Christmas Market offering a good selection of quality goods from local businesses, artists and craftpeople, including wooden games, books, handmade jewellery, photography and art and lots more. Seasonal refreshments will be served and our choir will be singing for us.

Sat 26th November - Watnall Preschool Playgroup Christmas Fair at Main Rd, Watnall. Stalls, cakes, crafts, gifts & Santa’s grotto. 10-12noon 0115 945 8574 Sat 26th Nov- Christchurch Preschool Christmas Fair, Christchurch Hall, Lime Grove, Beeston. Stalls, tombola, Santa, games, face painting & crafts. 50p per adult, children FREE, 10.30am-12.30pm Sat 3rd Dec - Papermoon Day Nursery Christmas Fair, Mansfield Rd, Sutton. Cake, jewellery & bric a brac stalls, tombola, bouncy castle, craft activities, refreshments & Santa! 10-12noon, FREE. 01623 440011 Sat 3rd Dec - Christmas Fayre at The Acacia Centre, Annesley. Stalls, crafts, games, fun for all the family. 11am-3pm 01623 721056 Sat 3rd - Sun 4th Dec, Christmas Craft Market, Rufford Abbey, 10am-5pm call 01623 821338 for confirmation Wed 7th Dec - Christmas Fair & Craft Market at John Godber Centre, Hucknall. Packed full of stalls to meet all your Christmas shopping needs, 4.30pm

Sat 10th - Bramcote CofE Primary School Christmas Fair, Hanley Avenue, Bramcote NG9 3HE. Adults £1, over-11’s 50p, under-11’s free. Santa’s grotto, Christmas stalls, games and refreshments. 2-4pm.. Thurs 15th DecemberPapplewick & Linby Preschool Christmas Fun Day at papplewick Village Hall. Stalls, Virgin Vie, toys, activities & refreshments. 10-12noon, Free, 0115 963 4913 Tues 29th - Sat 3rd Dec Ladybrook Library 50th Birthday Celebrations at Ladybrook Library Tues 29th Scrapbook session for children, bring some photos, 4-5pm Various family activities throughtout the week, for more details contact 01623 622835

Where’s Santa? Sun 13th Nov- Sun 18th Dec + 21st & 22nd Dec. Santas Grotto at Rufford Abbey, Craft Courtyard £5 per child including gift + £2 per accompanying adult. Weekends only, 11am-4pm (last admission 3.30pm)

Winter Theatre & Pantomimes Sat 5th November - Bob the Builder LIVE! at Mansfield Palace Theatre. 2pm & 4.30pm Box office 01623 633133

Sat 19th November - Sat 24th Dec Santa Special trains at Midland Railway Centre, Butterley, Ripley. Weekends & various days near Christmas, £. For more info 01773 570140,

Mon 14th & Tues 15th November - Seusical the Musical! Performed by the New Youth Theatre at mansfield Palace Theatre. 7.30pm, All tickets £8, Box office 01623 633133

26th Nov - Santa arrives and Christmas begins at White Post Farm, Farnsfield The Nativity Play begins and Peppa Pig is on hand to celebrate the start of the White Post Festive Season which runs till 26th December. For more info 01623 882977

Thurs 17th - Sat 19th Nov Ultimate Dance presented by Christine March School of Dance & Drama at Mansfield Palace Theatre. Box office 01623 633133

3rd Dec Party with Santa at Happy Days Play Den, Kirkby. 10.30am to 1.00pm, includes private visit with Santa, gift, time in the play area, food and drink. Ticket only event £8 per child under 1’s and adults FREE. To book your ticket call us on 01623 753032 Sat 10th Dec - Santa’s Grotto and Creative Christmas Craft at D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre, Eastwood. Tell Santa your Christmas wish and receive a special Christmas goodie bag plus have a go at our special Festive Crafts, 11am -3pm. Santa’s Grotto Open – 11am-12.30pm and 1pm until 2.30pm. £3 per child, 01773 717353 Wed 14th Dec - Playmania’s Christmas Party, Mansfield Includes a visit from Santa, food for the children, games, prizes, disco and all the festive fun. 4.30-6.30pm Places are limited, tickets can be purchased by calling 01623 644443 or from Playmania.

Sun 20th Nov- Jack and the Beanstalk performed by the Dream Team Theatre Company at Pleasley Landmark Centre, Mansfield.3.00pm, £4.50 per adult, children FREE. 01623 819820 Monday 28 November - Beauty and the Beast Pantomime at the Ashwood Centre, Kirkby in Ashfield. 4.30pm, 75 minute show plus refreshments afterwards. £2.00 per ticket, kids under the age of 2 are free. Contact Claire Bell 07801 949373 for more information Tues 29th & Wed 30th Nov – New Youth Theatre presents “Seussical The Musical” at the Bonington Theatre Nottingham. 7.30pm. Tickets £8. Box Office: 0115 9670114 Sat 3rd & Sun 4th Dec – New Youth Theatre presents “Aladdin the Musical” at the Bonington Theatre Arnold. 6.30pm. Tickets £7. Box Office: 0115 9670114 Fri 9th & Sat 10th Dec – New Youth Theatre presents “Aladdin the Musical” at the Bonington Theatre Arnold. 7.30pm (9th), 6.30pm (10th). Tickets £7. Box Office: 0115 9670114

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Sat 17th December - Christmas Storytelling at Mansfield Palace Theatre (Upstairs Lounge) Share in the magic of Christmas with Paul the Storyteller 3-5yrs 10.45am, 6-8yrs 11.15am, £3.50 child / Conc 01623 633133 Jack and the Beanstalk Mansfield Palace Theatre Sat 3rd Dec- Sun 8th Jan. Box office 01623 633133 Cinderella Nottingham Playhouse Beautiful commoner weds handsome prince in glittering extravaganza! Fri 24th Nov- Sat 14th Jan Box office 0115 941 9419 Whose Shoes? Nottingham Playhouse Nottingham Playhouse Little Eldermina loves to dance. One day she is invited to dance for Queen Cinderella...£6/£5, 4-8yrs, Sat 17th Dec - Sat 31st Dec. Box office 0115 941 9419 Snow White Pantomime at The Pearson Centre for Young People, 2 Nuart Road, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2NH Wed 25th – Sat 28th Jan 2012.Performances 7.15 pm, Sat matinee 2.30 pm. Tickets priced: Adults £4.50, Concessions £3.50. To purchase tickets contact 0115 9254112 or enquiries@thepearsoncentre.

January Sat 7th - Sat 4th Feb Photgraphic Exhibition at Rainbow Gallery, Durban Heritage Centre, Eastwood. Childrens fun quiz with small prize, normal admission applies. 01773 717353 Sat 7th - Wild Kids at Attenborough Nature Centre. Winter Survival. Find out how the wildlife at Attenborough copes with the winter weather. 4yrs+. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 0115 972 1777 Mon 9th-Fri 13th-Winter Craft Week at Kirkby Library A range of winter crafts including bird feeders in the homework centre, FREE, 3.30-5.30 01623 753236 Sat 21 Chinese Dragon Dance celebrating Chinese New Year, Long Eaton Town Centre 2pm - 3pm FREE

While every effort has been made to provide accurate information, sometimes things change. If you are travelling a distance we suggest that you check with the event organisers before setting off.


Thurs 19th - Village Ventures performance of Hansel and Gretel. Northumberland Theatre Company. Sutton Centre Community College. Sutton in Ashfield. £, 01623 441310 for details.

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Wed 25th - Open Day, Lammas School, Sutton in Ashfield. 9-12noon, 2-4pm 01623 516879

February Sat 5th - Wild Kids, Attenborough Nature Centre. Shake, rattle and roll! Use the natural world to create some music 4yrs+ All children must be accompanied by an adult. 0115 972 1777 Mon 6th-Fri 10th- Valentine Craft Week at Kirkby Library A range of Valentine crafts and cards in the homework centre, FREE, 3.30-5.30, 01623 753236 Mon 13th- Stories, craft & book signing by Award Winning Children’s Author Caryl Hart at Sutton Library FREE, 10.30am-2.30pm, 2-7yrs. 01623 556296 Mon13th - Fri17th - Half Term Winter wildlife trail. Attenborough Nature Centre. Explore the Nature Reserve through our self led trail. Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult. 0115 972 1777 Tues 14th - Nest Box Day at Attenborough Nature Centre. Celebrate nest box week and help our wildlife by making a bird or bat box and some bird feeders 6yrs+ All children must be accompanied by an adult. Boxes are subject to availability. 0115 972 1777 Wed 15th - Horrid Henry Visit at Sutton Library. Meet Horrid Henry, join in the day’s activities and fun. FREE, 10am3pm 01623 556296 Fri 17th Sutton Library’s 40th birthday Rattle, Rhyme and Roll Special. FREE 2-3pm, Birth-3yrs. 01623 556296 MACCA - Half term holiday activities and sports at West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton. 0115 946 1400

March Sat 3rd - Open Day, Lammas School, Sutton in Ashfield. 10-1pm For further details 01623 516879 Sat 3rd - Wild Kids at Attenborough Nature Centre. Wild about Art. Be inspired by the beauty of our natural world. 4yrs+ All children must be accompanied by an adult. 0115 972 1777 Sat 31st - World Autism Day Event at Hucknall Leisure Centre. Stalls, raffle, bottle tombola, cakes & bouncy castle. If you would like a stand/stall or more info please call Indigo Kids on 0115 952 5141

Days Out & Children’s Activities Days Out Brewhouse Yard, Nottingham, Museum of Nottingham Life, tel 0115 915 3640 City of Caves, Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Nottingham, tel 0115 952 0555 Clumber Park, Worksop, Woods/ Parkland/Gdns/Cycle Hire/Café, tel 01909 544917 Conkers, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Woods/Adventure/Play,Families tel 01283 216633 Creswell Crags Visitor Centre, Welbeck, Nr Worksop, tel 01909 720378 Ferry Farm Country Park, Boat Lane, Hoveringham tel 0115 966 4512 Galleries of Justice, High Pavement, Nottingham, tel 0115 952 0555 Go Ape! High Wire Forest Adventure, Nr Edwinstowe, 10-17, tel 0870 444 5562 Greens Windmill & Science Centre, Sneinton,10-4. Wed-Sun, tel 0115 915 6878 Midland Railway, Butterley, Ripley, Steam Trains/Farm Park, tel 01773 570140 National Ice Centre, The Lace Mkt, Nottingham, tel 0115 853 3000 Nottingham Castle, Friar Lane, Nottingham, tel 0115 915 3700 Nottingham Dirt Buggies, Farnsfield, Mini Safari/Slalom, Weekends Bookings 7yrs+ from Feb, tel 0115 953 9865 Rufford Country Park,Ollerton, Gallery/ Sculptures/Gdns/Café, tel 01623 823202 Sherwood Forest Country Park, Major Oak/Centre, Edwinstowe, tel 01623 823202 Sherwood Pines Forest Park, Edwinstowe, Nr Mansfield, tel 01623 822500 Stonebridge City Farm, St Anns, Family Day Out, Open Daily, tel 0115 950 5113 Sundown Adventureland, Nr Retford, theme park for under 10’s tel 01777 248274

Greasley Sports & Community Centre, Dovecote Rd, Newthorpe, tel 01773 760072 Hucknall Leisure Centre, Linby Rd, tel 0115 956 8750 Huthwaite Leisure Centre, New Street, Huthwaite tel 01623 457130 Kimberley Leisure Centre, Newdigate St, tel 0115 917 3366 Lammas Leisure Centre, Lammas Rd, Sutton-in-Ashfield, tel 01623 511177 Manor Sport & Recreation Centre, Kingsley Way, Mansfield Woodhouse, tel 01623 425116 Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Jubilee Way South, Mansfield tel 01623 463820 Ravenshead Leisure Centre, Longdale Lane, Ravenshead tel 01623 491522 Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre, Mansfield, tel 01623 463082 River Maun Recreation Centre, Barringer Rd, Mansfield, tel 01623 463551 Selston Leisure Centre, Chapel Rd, tel 01773 781800 South Forest Leisure Complex, Clipston Rd, Edwinstowe, tel 01623 823866 The Summit Centre, Pavilion Rd, Kirkby, Sports Facilities & Meeting Rooms, tel 01623 751822 Water Meadows, Titchfield Park, Bath St, Mansfield, tel 01623 463882 West Park Leisure Centre, Wilsthorpe Rd, Long Eaton. tel 0115 946 1400

A-Z Sport & Leisure

Archery Beeston Rylands Archers, Notts Casuals Rugby Club, 7yrs+, tel 0115 922 2467 Eastwood Archery Club, Boys & Girls 7yrs+, tel 07742 907471

The Nottingham Ghost Walk & Heroes & Villains of Nottm Tours, tel 01623 721660

Eastwood Community Sports Cntr, Mansfield Rd, 8yrs+ tel 01773 770099

Twinlakes Park, Melton Mowbray, Animals/Play Zones/Rides, tel 01664 567777

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

Wheelgate Park, White Post, Farnsfield, Family Fun, tel 01623 882773

Arts and Crafts

White Post Farm Centre, Farnsfield, tel 01623 882977

Edgewood Leisure Centre, Christchurch Rd, Hucknall, tel 0115 956 8790 Festival Hall Leisure Centre, Hodgkinson Rd, Kirkby in Ashfield, tel 01623 457101

Athletic Club, Selston Leisure Cntr, Sat 10.30-11.30, 5-12yr tel 01623 455925 Sutton in Ashfield Harriers, Ashfield Sch, 9yrs+, tel 01623 754543


Pot N Kettle Paint a Pot Café, 115 High Rd, Beeston, Fun for All Ages! tel 0115 922 8029 Scribblers Art Workshops, Eastwood, 7-11yrs, Sat am, Term Time tel 07719 209042 Selston Library, Chapel Road, Craft Club, 1st Mon Monthly, 4-5pm, tel 01773 810093

Kirkby Library, Sat Games Club, Board Games for all Ages, 10-12am, tel 01623 753236 West Nottm Chess Club, Bramcote Memorial Hall, 5yrs+ tel 0115 967 8367

Climbing and Mountaineering Nottingham Climbing Cntr, Sherwood, Junior Sessions, 8-16yrs tel 0115 924 5388

Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre, Juniors Club Sat am, 8yrs+ Fri Eve, tel 0115 917 3333

Conservation and Wildlife

Chilwell Olympians Junior Badminton Club, 7-18yrs, Sat am, tel 0115 928 4379

Notts Wildlife Trust Ashfield, Volunteers, Walks & Talks, tel 01623 472078

Hucknall Leisure Centre, Linby Rd, Badminton. 8-16yrs, Sun am, tel 0115 956 8750

Notts Wildlife Trust, Beeston, Walks & Talks, tel 0115 925 0208

Kimberley Badminton Club, Leisure Cntr, Non-Beginners 13yrs+ tel 0115 965 5750 Lammas Leisure Centre, Sutton, Coaching, 8-11/12-15yrs, Mon, tel 01623 511177 Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield, Junior Sessions Sat am, 4-16yrs, tel 01623 463820 Phoenixwood Junior Badminton Club, Eastwd/Hucknall, 7-18yrs, tel 07725 413551

Basketball Chilwell Comets Basketball Club, Chilwell Olympia, 6-18yrs tel 0115 925 9413 Eastwood Community Sports Cntr, Mansfield Rd, 15yrs+, tel 01773 770099 Eastwood Eagles, Eastwood Sports Cntr, Boys/Girls, 17yrs+, tel 07758 148550 Hucknall Junior Basketball Club, Leisure Centre/Holgate Comp, 7-18yrs, tel 0115 968 0407 Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield, Sat 11-12am, 6-12yrs, tel 01623 463820

Beavers and Cubs Nottinghamshire Scouts, Activities for Young People 6-10 tel 0115 952 3617

Bowling and Skittles Beeston Broadgate Bowls Club, Broadgate, All Welcome, tel 0115 925 3054

Lammas Leisure Centre, Sutton, Junior Green Bowling, Sat 10-12am,, tel 01623 451738

Sports Centres

Eastwood Community Sports Centre, Mansfield Rd, tel 01773 770099

Athletic Club, Hucknall Leisure Centre, Sat 9-10am, 5-12yrs tel 01623 455925

Kirkby Titchfield Park Bowls Club, 7yrs+, tel 01623 550825

Wollaton Hall and Park, Wollaton, tel 0115 915 3900

Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre, Bye pass Rd, tel 0115 917 3333

Athletic Club, Festival Leisure, Kirkby, Tue 5-6pm, 5-12yrs tel 01623 455925

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

Willow Tree Family Farm, Shirebrook, Community Farm & Family Attraction, tel 01623 748808

Bramcote Leisure Centre, Derby Rd, tel 0115 917 3000


MBC Junior Indoor Bowls Club, Sutton, Under 7’s-18yrs, tel 01623 811657 Toton Lane Bowls Club, Stapleford, 11yrs+, tel 0115 917 8459

Cards and Board Games Kimberley Scrabble Club, Newdigate St, Fri 7.30, All Ages, tel 0115 938 9878

RSPB Wildlife Explorers, Ashfield, Exciting Wildlife Activities for 8-12yrs, tel 07981 304097

Cookery Blueberries Children’s Cookery Workshops & Courses, tel 07887 568576 Japanese Cookery Classes for Parents & Children, Beeston, tel 07749 226274 Making it! Discovery Centre, Mansfield, Decorating Cup Cake Workshops, tel 01623 473297

Cricket Attenborough Cricket Club, The Strand, Boys & Girls 9yrs+, tel 0115 922 1015 Awsworth Village Cricket Club, Boys & Girls, 7yrs+, tel 0115 930 7990 Beeston & Toton Sycamore Cricket Club, All Standards Welcome tel 0115 854 0542 Bramcote Cricket Club, Bramcote Park, 2 League Teams/Juniors tel 0115 923 3736 Church of The Assumption CC, Friendlies, Youngsters/Adults, tel 0115 922 4779 Eastwood Cricket Club, Greenhills Rd,Boys & Girls 7yrs+, tel 0115 913 7475 Kimberley Institute Cricket Club, 7yrs to Premier League tel 0115 854 4734 Kirkby Portland Cricket Club, Nuncagate, Boys & Girls 7yrs+, tel 01623 755133 Stapleford Cricket Club, Hickings Ln, Juniors Welcome, tel 07734 924365

Cycling CB Cycles, Sutton in Ashfield, Sales, Repairs & Spares, tel 01623 441847 Erewash Valley Cycling Club, Stapleford, Sun 9.00, All Ages, tel 0115 939 7060 Get Cycling! FREE Cycle Training in Beeston and Chilwell, tel 07905 068420 Kimberley Leisure Centre, Shokk Spin, Mon-Fri + Sun, 8-15yrs tel 0115 917 3366 River Maun Recreation Centre, Mansfield, Spinning 12yrs+ (Height Restrictions Apply), tel 01623 463551 Rural Rides, Guided Cycle Rides in Notts, All the Family, tel 08449 80 80 80

To advertise Tel: 01773 528927 Email:


Children’s Activities


Performing Arts Saturday School, Eastwood Comp,10am, 8-13yrs tel 01773 786212 ex 123

A genuine opportunity for children to develop their singing, dancing and acting skills in fully staged performances! Youngsters in Mansfield & Nottingham are being urged to take to the stage with local theatre company – New Youth Theatre. The New Youth Theatre concept is simple. Children between the ages of 3-16 years are taught how to develop and improve their performing arts skills whilst rehearsing for a fully staged musical each term. There are three shows a year and the shows are performed at local theatres. This unique approach to musical theatre brings children of all ages together to enjoy learning new skills, have fun and be onstage! New Youth Theatre are looking for enthusiastic children interested in taking part in “Calamity Jane” or “Bugsy Malone” with rehearsals starting in January 2012. Taster sessions for both shows are being held in December. To book a place at the taster call Neil on 01623 406284 or visit

Dance and Drama 11th Session Performance Arts Workshops, County-Wide,7-19yrs tel 0115 953 5021 Bromage-Webster Sch of Dance, Chilwell, Disco/Street/Latin+ tel 0115 925 6661 Chilwell Rd Methodist Church, Beeston, Line Dancing, Wed 2-3.30, tel 0115 829 2966 Christine March School of Dance, Kirkby, Dance & Drama Workshops, 5yrs+ tel 01623 458282 Christine March School of Dance, Kirkby, Street Dance, Boys Only, 6yr+ tel 01623 458282 County Performer, Arts for Gifted & Able Young People, Var., tel 0115 953 5004


Devas School of Dance & Drama, Ashfield Comp, Kirkby, 3yrs+, tel 07800 505535 Eastwood Community Sports Centre, Cheerleading, 5-11 & 11yrs+, tel 01773 770099 Excelsior School of Dance + Musical Theatre, Mansfield Woodhouse, tel 01623 479467 Festival Hall Leisure Centre, Kirkby, Street Dance, Thurs, 4.30pm 4-10yrs, 6pm 10-18yrs, tel 01623 457101 Gregory School of Dance, Newthorpe, Tues 4.25pm, 4yrs+, tel 0115 849 6336 Helen O’Grady Drama Acadamy, Classes in Notts & Derbys, 5-17yrs, tel 0845 310 0166

Raspberry Drama, Holy Trinity Church Hall, Kimberley, Mon 5.30-6.30, 5-11yrs, tel 0756 139 0645 Razzamatazz, Mansfield, Dance Drama & Singing, 4-18yrs, tel 01623 636171

Julie Shacklock School of Dancing, Sutton in Ashfield, All Styles for All Ages, tel 01623 559084 Kimberley Leisure Cntr, Newdigate St, Jazz/Freestyle/Disco 5-11yr tel 0115 917 3366

Redhead-Scott Sch of Dancing, Beeston, Ballet/Tap/Mod Jazz, tel 0115 922 8534 Spritzer Performing Arts School, Plumptre Hall, Eastwood, Street Dance, 6-14yrs tel 07815 763887 Stagecoach Beeston, Alderman White Sch, Chilwell, 4-16yrs, tel 0115 979 7275

Kimberley Leisure Cntr, Newdigate St, Latin/Rock&Roll, 6-11, tel 0115 917 3366

Stagecoach Theatre Arts Schools, Mansfield, 4-18yrs, tel 01623 642061

L.A. School of Dance, Rainworth, Latin & Freestyle, 3yrs+ & 7yrs+, tel 07757 119259

Zumba by Fundsport, The Summit Centre, Kirkby, Thurs 6pm, tel 01623 723555

Marcia Jones Sch of Dance, Beeston/Hucknall/Aspley All Ages tel 0115 922 6499


New Youth Theatre, Mansfield, Musicals for Kids (3-16yr) tel 01623 406284 Nottingham Playhouse, Saturday Club, Under 8’s & Families, tel 0115 873 6231 Nottingham Swing Dance Soc, Festival Inn Trowell, 14yrs+ tel 07050 602719 Nottingham West Music & Drama Group, Kimberley Comp, Thurs, tel 0115 913 5967 Nottm Playhouse Momentous Youth Theatre, Bramcote tel 0115 873 6231

The Family Grapevine Bringing local families and businesses together

Chilwell Blades Fencing Club, Chilwell Olympia, Wed, 9yrs+, tel 01636 8155548 Eastwood Comprehensive School, Fencing Club, 8-16yrs, Thurs, tel 01773 786212 ex 123 Kimberley Fencing Club, Kimberley Leisure Centre, 7yrs+, tel 0115 953 6743 Manor Sport & Recreation Centre, Mini Fencing 5yrs+, tel 01623 425116 TSCA Swords Fencing Club, Mansfield, 10yrs+ & 16yrs+, Tues 5.45 & 7.15, tel 0115 911 0050

Children’s Activities LEARN TO FENCE IN MANSFIELD! TSCA Swords Fencing Club 8-week beginners’ fencing courses

Juniors (ages 10 Yrs+) and Adults (13 Yrs+) start on Tuesday 10th January 2012. to book a place contact Norman on

Go on, or you know you’ve always wanted to try it!

0115 911 0050

Gift Vouchers available!

(be sure to state ‘TSCA Swords’)

First Aid Courses for Children, Young People and Carers Pleasley Landmark Centre, Pleasley, St Johns Badgers Mon, Cadets Wed, 6.30pm tel 0115 917 0654 St John Ambulance, County HQ, Valley Rd, Basford, tel 0115 978 4625

River Maun Recreation Centre, Mansfield, Fitball, Mon, 14yrs+, tel 01623 463551 River Maun Recreation Centre, Mansfield, Legs, Bums & Tums, Thurs, 14yrs+ tel 01623 463551 River Maun Recreation Centre, Mansfield, Pilates/Yogalates 14yrs+, tel 01623 463551 River Maun Recreation Centre, Mansfield, Zumba, Mon/Thurs pm, 12yrs+ tel 01623 463551

Fitness and Exercise Bramcote Leisure Centre, Derby Rd, Youth Gym Sessions 11-15yrs, tel 0115 917 3000 Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre, ARKE Fitness, Fri 5pm/Mon 7pm, 16yrs+ tel 0115 917 3333

Shape-Fitness, Fun Fitness for All the Family,Various Venues tel 0194 983 1466 Teen Active, Selston Leisure Centre, Gym Mon-Thurs, 3.15pm, 11-15yrs tel 01773 781800

Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre, Fitness Classes 16yrs+, tel 0115 917 3333

West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton, Junior Gym, Sat/Sun 10-12am, 14-16yrs, tel 0115 946 1400

Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre, Junior Fitness, M/T/W & Sat am, 11-15yrs, tel 0115 917 3333

Zumba, Selston Leisure Centre, Gym Sun/Mon am, Thurs pm, 16yrs+ tel 01773 781800

Excelsior School of Dance, Mansfield W/H - Adult Classes Too!, tel 01623 479467


Festival Hall Leisure Centre, Kirkby, Gym Active, Mon-Fri, 4-5.30pm, 11-15yrs, tel 01623 457101

Ashfield Youth Football Club, Various Venues, 9-18yrs, tel 07812 846394 Attenborough Colts Football Club, Boys & Girls, 5yrs+, tel 0115 913 9598

Dance & Fitness Classes Ashfield Leisure Centre, Sutton Road, Kirkby in Ashfield




3-5 years Disco/Freestyle


Over 7’s Lyrical


Over 5’s Disco/Freestyle


Over 7’s Musical Theatre


Aerobics & Toning (Adults Class)

11.30am 5-8years Street Dance

07800 50 55 35

Tuesdays 4.15pm

Over 5’s ballet


Adults Street Dance Greasley Sports Centre, Newthorpe, Junior Gym, Sat 10-11am, 7yrs+ tel 01773 760072 Greasley Sports Centre, Newthorpe, Newly Extended Fitness Suite! tel 01773 760072 Kimberley Leisure Cntr, Newdigate St,Vitality Shokk Youth Gym, 8-15yrs tel 0115 917 3366 Manor Sport & Recreation Centre, Zumba Fitness, Wed/Thurs, 14yrs+ tel 01623 425116

Awsworth Villa Football Club, The Shilo Ground, Boys U14’s, tel 07773 922485 Bagthorpe Athletic FC, Dixies Arms Park, Boys/Girls 8-16yrs, tel 07778 586179 Beaufort United FC, Kirkby, Boys & Girls Under 7’s+, tel 07960 117458 Beeston Centurions YFC, Boys & Girls 5-16yrs, tel 07967 868473 Bramcote Youth Football Club, Boys & Girls 5-15yrs, tel 0115 922 1120 Brazilian Soccer Schools (futebol de sal ăo), Beeston, 5-16yrs tel 0115 922 8890

Booking deadline is 25th November. You can sign up and pay online at

Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre, 5-a-Side, Juniors Sat am, tel 0115 917 3333 Chilwell Vipers Football Club, Beeston Weirfields,Boys U16+ tel 0115 919 8590 Eastwood Colts Football Club, Eastwood Comp, Boys 5yrs+ tel 0115 945 9853 Eastwood Town Girls Football Club, Girls 7-10yrs, tel 07952 016272 FC Interski, Kirkby, Boys & Girls Under 7’s+, tel 01623 437348 Festival Hall Leisure Centre, Kirkby, Football Coaching, Sat am 4-5/5-7yrs, tel 01623 457101 Greasley Miners Welfare Football Club, Boys 10yrs+, tel 01773 763782 Greasley Sports & Community Centre, Newthorpe, MUGA Floodlit 5 a side, 3G Surface, to Book tel 01773 760072 Hucknall Leisure Centre, Linby Rd, Mini Dribblers 5yrs+, Tues/Thurs 4-5pm, tel 0115 956 8750

Little Strikers, Fun Football Coaching for 4-7 yrs, Nuthall & Greasley, tel 07598 951155 Manor Sports Centre, Mansfield Woodhouse, Mini Tots 5yrs+, tel 01623 425116 Nottm Forest Coaching Courses, Various, Boys & Girls 6-13yr, tel 0115 982 4453 Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield, Cool Kickers, Mon 4-5pm 2-7yrs, 5-6pm 8-11yrs, tel 01623 463820 Pegasus Youth Football Club, Stapleford, Boys & Girls 5yrs+ tel 07773 048805 Priory Celtic Football Club, Nuthall+, Boys5yrs+, Girls 8-14 tel 07968 544057 Quarrydale Utd FC, Kirkby Bentinct Miners Welfare, Under7’s+ tel 07751 488523 Rolls Royce Leisure JFC, Hucknall, Boys & Girls 5yrs+, tel 0115 963 9422

Hucknall Warriors FC, Youth Football 7-14yrs, Visit Website,

Stapleford Villa Football Club, Boys & Girls 4-13yrs, tel 0115 916 4660

Kimberley Leisure Centre, Newdigate St, Mini Tots Tues/Wed, 5-7yrs, tel 0115 917 3366

Steve Chettle Soccer Sch, Courses for Boys & Girls 6-12yrs, tel 01773 775171

Kimberley Leisure Cntr, Newdigate St, Jun Coaching, Mon, 8-11yrs, tel 0115 917 3366

Toton Football Club, Boys & Girls 5-18yrs, tel 0115 849 3484 Toton Tigers Football Club, Bramcote, Boys & Girls 7-18yrs, tel 0115 849 7696

Kimberley Miners Welfare FC, Youth Section, Boys 7-18yrs, tel 0115 854 6722

Trowell Football Club, Pitt Lane, Boys Under 8’s+, tel 0115 849 9546

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

Underwood Villa FC, Bracken Park, Boys & Girls 7yrs+, tel 07773 211641

Lammas Leisure Centre, Jun Coaching, 5-8/8-11yrs, Sat 8-10am, tel 01623 511177

To advertise Tel: 01773 528927 Email:


Children’s Activities

Ga-Jok ITF TKD & Generation X

Welcome to our family Taekwon-Do clubs. There are many reasons why people choose to do martial arts, we have found that not only is it an excellent way to keep fit and have fun it’s also a good way to participate as a family where everyone can get involved. Ages start from 4 years. We have Taekwon-Do schools in the Nottingham and Derbyshire area with Schools in Eastwood, Ilkeston, Bilborough, Wollaton, Hucknall, and Heanor. MONDAYS at Rutland Sports Centre West End Drive, Ilkeston, DE7 5GH GX 6-7pm & TKD 7-8pm Instructor Mrs Sarah Harris III Degree

WEDNESDAYS at St Leonards Community Ctre, Wollaton, NG8 2ND GX 4.45pm & TKD 5.45-6.45pm Instructor Miss Vicky Hart III Degree

TUESDAYS at Greasley Sports Centre, Newthorpe, NG16 3QN GX 5-6pm Instructor Miss Vicky Hart III Degree

THURSDAYS at Rutland Sports Centre, Ilkeston, DE7 5GH GX 6-7pm & TKD 7-8pm * sparring class also available 7-8pm Instructors Mrs Sarah Harris, Mr Paul Harris & Mr Curt Stevens

TUESDAYS at Edgewood School, Hucknall, NG15 6SA GX 6-7pm & TKD 7-8pm Instructor Mrs Sarah Harris III Degree TUESDAYS at William Gregg LC, Hands Road, Heanor. DE75 7HA GX 6-7pm & TKD 7-8pm Instructor Mr Curt Stevens IV Degree

FRIDAYS at Bilborough Sports Centre, College Way. NG8 4DQ TKD 6-7pm Instructor Miss Vicky Hart III Degree GX-1st two lessons FREE! TKD-1st lesson FREE!

For more informaton please contact:

Miss Vicky Hart: 07858 387409 email: Mrs Sarah Harris & Mr Paul Harris: 07941 617162 email: Mr Curt Stevens: 07424 745683 email:

Gardening Allotments in Ashfield - Grow Your Own Veg, tel 01623 450000 Allotments in Broxtowe - Grow Your Own Veg, tel 0115 917 3650 Allotments in Mansfield - Grow Your Own Veg, tel 01623 463463 Dig In Community Allotment Project, Stapleford, All Ages, tel 0115 875 2095

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

Guiding Girlguiding Notts, Activities for Young People 5yrs+ tel 0115 987 7220

Gymnastics and Trampoline Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre, Urban Rebounding Aerobics, M/T/Th, 16yrs+, tel 0115 917 3333 Chilwell Olympia Sports Cntr, Bye pass Rd, Gymnastics 5yrs+, Wed/Fri, tel 0115 917 3333 Chilwell Olympia Sports Cntr, Trampolining, All Abilities, 5yrs+, tel 0115 917 3333


Eastwood Community Sports Cntr, Gymnastics Sat am, 5-14yrs, tel 01773 770099 Eastwood Community Sports Cntr, Trampoling Wed 6pm, 5yrs+ tel 01773 770099 Festival Hall Leisure Centre, Kirkby, Gymnastics Fri, 4-6yrs/7-11yrs, tel 01623 457101 Hucknall Leisure Centre, Linby Rd, Acrobatics, 5yrs+, Wed 5pm, tel 0115 956 8750

Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield, Trampoline Beg/New Starters/Adv, 6yrs+, tel 01623 463820

History Archaeology and Genealogy Hucknall Library, Family History Surgery, 1st Sat Monthly, 10-12, tel 0115 963 2035 Nottinghamshire Archives, Nottm, Family & County History, tel 0115 958 1634 Rockwatch, Geology for the Young! Magazine & Events, tel 020 7734 5398

Eastwood TAGB TaeKwon-Do, Greasley Sports Centre, Fri tel 07966 242855 Edgewood Judo Club, Hucknall, Under 7’s+, tel 0115 952 1346 Festival Hall Leisure Centre, Kirkby, Junior Aikido, Sun 5.30, 7yrs+, tel 01623 457101 Festival Hall Leisure Centre, Kirkby, Junior Karate, Wed 4pm, 6yrs+ tel 01623 457101 Festival Hall Leisure Centre, Kirkby, Little Kickers Tae Kwondo, Sun 11am, 4yrs+, tel 01623 457101

Young Archaeologists’ Club, Southwell, 8-16yrs tel 01636 815394

Ga-Jok UK ITF TKD, Taekwon-Do Classes, Various Venues, 4-6yrs, 7yrs+, tel 01773 785988

Young Archaeologists’ Club, Winster Derbys, 8-16yrs tel 01636 815394

Hilltop Judokwai, RC Social Hall, All Ages & Abilities, tel 0115 938 6281


Kimberley Ju-Jitsu Club, Kimberley Leisure Centre, 6yrs+, tel 0115 925 8753

Ashfield Aztecs Ladies Hockey Club, Goosedale, 13yrs+ tel 07792 826936 Ashfield Juniors Hockey Club, Kingsway Park Kirkby, 8yrs+ tel 07792 826936 Beeston Hockey Club, Highfields, Boys & Girls 6yrs+, tel 01509 820 360 Chilwell Chargers Roller Hockey Club, Chilwell Olympia, 9-17 tel 0115 925 2123

Horseriding Oceans of Fun Adventure Play Centre, Hucknall, Pony Rides, see Web, tel 0115 963 3961 St Leonards Riding School, Nottm Rd, Toton, All Ages, tel 0115 973 2753

Ice Sports Lammas Leisure Cntr, Sutton, Ice Disco U’10s/10-14/14y+, Fri tel 01623 511177 Sutton Sting Ice Hockey Club, Lammas Leisure Cntr, U7’s+ tel 07967 323395

Martial Arts Aikido Shudokan Black Belt Academy, Riverside Way, 4yrs+ & Adult, tel 0800 6121 136 Ashfield Taekwondo, Kirkby, Under 7’s+, tel 07921 112017

Kimberley TAGB TaeKwon-Do, Kimberley Leisure Cntr, Tue/Sun tel 07966 242855, Manor Sport & Recreation Centre, Junior Karate, 5yrs+, tel 01623 425116 Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield, C obra Freestyle Kick Boxing, Thurs 6-7pm, 6yrs+, tel 01623 463820 Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield, Dragon Freestyle Kick Boxing, Mon 4.30pm, 6-12yrs, tel 01623 463820 Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield, Dragon Freestyle Kick Boxing, Sat 9.30-11am, 6-12yrs, tel 01623 463820 Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield, ITF Taekwon-Do, Sun 10am, 4-6yrs & 11am 6yrs+, tel 01623 463820 Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield, Judo, Wed 6-8pm, 6yrs+, tel 01623 463820 Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield, Karate, Thurs 7.30pm, 6yrs+, tel 01623 463820 Seven Star Mantis, Kimberley Sch Old Gym, Kung Fu for All, tel 07737 705464 Sutton TAGB Tae Kwon Do, Lammas Leisure Centre, 5yrs+, tel 01246 851784 Warrior Martial Arts, Beeston, 5yrs+, tel 0115 922 6182

Hucknall Leisure Centre, Linby Rd, Gymnastics, 5yrs+, Mon 6-7pm, tel 0115 956 8750

Chilwell Olympia Karate School, Shotokan Karate, 7yrs+, tel 07789 095467

Hucknall Leisure Centre, Linby Rd, Trampolining, 8yrs+, Wed/Fri pm, tel 0115 956 8750

Eastwood MicroKwons, Church St, 4-6yrs + Adult Self Defence tel 01773 763203

11th Session Performance Arts Workshops, County-Wide,7-19yrs tel 0115 953 5021

Kimberley Leisure Centre, Newdigate St, Gym Classes 5-11yrs, tel 0115 917 3366

Eastwood Shotokan Karate Club, Sports Cntr, 5yrs+, tel 07790 235374

County Performer, Arts for Gifted & Able Young People, Var., tel 0115 953 5004

Kimberley Leisure Centre, Newdigate St,Trampoline 5-17yrs, tel 0115 917 3366

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

Music Makers, Bramcote, Fun MusicMaking 5-7yrs, tel 0115 913 3627

Lammas Leisure Cntr, Sutton, Trampoline, 5-8/8-11/11-15yrs, Tue tel 01623 511177 Manor Sports Centre, Mansfield Woodhouse, Trampolining, 5yrs+ tel 01623 425116 Mansfield Gymnastics for Home Educated Children, Oak Tree LC, tel 01623 477922 Mansfield Olympic Gymnastics Club, Sessions Novice-Elite, 4yrs+, tel 07972 128980 Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield, Gymnastics 4-10yrs & 11yrs+ tel 01623 463820

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Music Groups

Children’s Activities Nottingham Youth Band, Beeston, Woodwind/Brass/Percussion, Grade2+,

Music Teachers ANW School of Music, Mansfield, Piano/Violin/Keyboard & Theory tel 07930 151699 Charlotte Bullock, Eastwood, Piano and Singing, All Welcome tel 07816 983646 Chris Lawry, Kirkby in Ashfield, Piano, Guitar & Theory, tel 07812 686034 David Woodhouse,Selston, Piano/ Theory, All Standards Welcome tel 01773 782732 Derek Hartwell, Sutton in Ashfield, Piano/ Classical Organ, tel 01623 555360 Elaine Wilson, Annesley, Clarinet, Piano, Music Theory. All welcome, tel 01623 407741 Graham Drummond, Singing & Violin Tuition, All Ages & Abilities Welcome, tel 07824 808810 Guitar Bass & Drum School, Kirkby in Ashfield, 6yrs+ tel 07845 996460 Karen Drummond, Piano & Violin Tuition, All Ages & Abilities Welcome, tel 07824 808889 Lee Brookes, Chilwell, Learn to Play the Drums, Beginners-Advanced, tel 0115 877 8200 Owen Cox, Beeston, Violin Classical, All Ages, tel 07816 870975 Rose Drum Studio, Newthorpe, Drums, Beg+, All Ages, tel 07966 782252 Simon Brown, Beeston, Piano, All Types of Music, 7yrs+, tel 07891307088 Tony Topham, Kirkby, Guitar Tuition/Exams, Qualified Teacher tel 01623 455119 Vince Bartley, Hucknall, Piano Tuition, All Ages/Abilities Welcome tel 0115 952 4533

Netball Cobra Netball Club, National Sch, Hucknall, Weds, Girls 14yr-Adult, tel 07941 736829


Beeston Camera Club, Station Rd, All Welcome, Visit Website, Eastwood Photographic Soc, Church St (Children accompanied), tel 0115 927 8879 James Maude Camera Club, Mansfield, (Children Accompanied) Visit Website

Rainbows and Brownies

Girlguiding Notts, Activities for Young People 5yrs+ tel 0115 987 7220

Racquet Skills & Sports

Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre, Family Night, Sat 6pm, tel 0115 917 3333

Rollerskates and Skateboards

Chilwell Chargers Roller Hockey Club, Chilwell Olympia, 9-17 tel 0115 925 2123 Selston Leisure Centre, Family Roller Disco,First Sat Monthly, 3-5pm, Fri 7.30-9pm, tel 01773 781800 Zenith Roller Skating Club, Selston Leisure, Mon 5-6pm Termtime, Visit Website

Rugby and Mini Rugby Sailing

Attenborough Sailing Club, Attenborough Nature Reserve,7yrs+ tel 0115 922 7294 SONAS, School of Navigation & Seamanship, Local Tuition / RYA Courses, tel 0115 939 9825 Sutton Ashfield Sailing Club, Kings Mill Res, 7yrs+, tel 01623 755602

Scouts and Explorer Scouts

Eastwood Community Sports Centre, Netball Fri 7pm, 7yrs+ tel 01773 770099 Hucknall Town Junior Netball Club, National Sch, Mon, 6yrs+, tel 07775 772256


Valkyries Netball Club, Greasley Sports Cntr, Girls 12yrs+, tel 07970 240048

Orienteering Bramcote Orienteering, Bramcote Park School, Thurs Term Time, 6.30, tel 07940 575758 Notts Orienteering Club, Various Locations, Under 7’s+, tel 0115 987 2083 West Notts Orienteering, West Notts College, Mansfield, Tues 6.30, tel 07940 575 758

Outdoor Pursuits Truth and Trust Adventure, Adventure Activities tel 07708 696942

t. 0115 917 3366 f. 0115 917 3367

Newdigate Street, Kimberley, Nottingham. NG16 2NJ e.

Ashfield Rugby Club, Ashfield Sch, Boys & Girls U7’s-19yrs, tel 07763 326135

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

Kimberley Netball Club, Eastwood Sports Centre, 8yrs+, tel 01773 770099

at Kimberley Leisure Centre

Advance Squash Coaching, All ages & Abilities Welcome, tel 07919 026344 Hucknall Leisure Centre, Linby Rd, Mini Squash 8yrs+, Tues 4.20-5.40pm tel 0115 956 8750 Lammas Leisure Cntr, Sutton, Juniors, 5-8/7-11/11-16yrs, Sat tel 01623 511177 Sutton Squash Club, Sutton, Thurs Club Night, All Welcome, tel 07919 026344 Trent Vale Squash Club, Beeston, All Ages & All Abilities tel 07917 402388

Swimming, Sub Aqua and Water Polo

Ashfield Swimming School, Ashfield School, 3 1/2yrs+ tel 07713 360174 Bramcote Leisure Cntr, Derby Rd, Family Swim & Lessons Various Times, tel 0115 917 3000

Bramcote Swimming Club,Leisure Cntr, 4-7yrs, tel 0115 928 7354 Dolphins Swimming Club, Hucknall Leisure Cntr, Swimmers 6yr+ tel 0115 955 2646 Dolphins Swimming Club,Edgewood Leisure Cntr, 4yrs+, tel 0115 955 2646 Edgewood Leisure Centre, Hucknall, Swimming Lessons 4m+, tel 0115 956 8790 Hucknall Junior Water Polo Club, Leisure Cntr, 7yrs+ tel 07796 691709 Hucknall Leisure Cntr, Snorkling, Mon/ Wed/Fri, 11-12noon, Sch Hols Only, tel 0115 956 8750

Water Meadows, Mansfield, Special Price Family Swim, Mon-Fri 4-9pm, tel 01623 463882 West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton, Swimming Lessons Daily, tel 0115 946 1400

Tennis Eastwood Tennis Club, Barber Sports Hall, Minis 5yrs+, tel 01773 788301 Eastwood Tennis Club, Church Walk, 8yrs+, tel 01773 788301 Sutton-in-Ashfield Lawn Tennis Club, Station Rd, 5yrs-Adults tel 01623 554193

Hucknall Water Polo Club, Leisure Cntr, All Welcome, tel 07734 266404

Uniformed Groups

Ilkeston & Kimberley Sub Aqua Club, Families Welcome See Web tel 0115 914 1290

Air Cadets, Beeston & Stapleford, 13yrs+ tel 01780 783838 x7297

Kimberley Leisure Cntr, Newdigate St, U5’s Free Swimming, tel 0115 917 3366 Kimberley Swimming Club, Kimberley Leisure Cntr, Beginners-Competitive, 3yrs+ tel 01773 771230 Lammas Leisure Centre, Sutton, Free Swimming for Under 4’s, tel 01623 511177

Air Cadets, Hucknall & Sutton, 13yrs+ tel 01526 327580 The Boys Brigade, Various Venues, 5-18yrs tel 0115 975 1326

Walking Broxtowe Ramblers, All Welcome, Visit Website, tel 0115 925 9779

Neptune Swimming Academy, Ashfield School Leisure Centre, 3 1/2yrs+ tel 07739322288

Walk & Talk, Walks in N & S Broxtowe, Under 14’s Accompanied tel 0115 875 2098

Radford Swimming Club, Various Locations & Times, 3yrs+, tel 0115 932 3887

Yoga for Kids

Water Meadows, Mansfield, Beach Night with Games/Inflatables, Last Fri Monthly, 7-9pm, tel 01623 463882

Shine Kids Yoga-Fun Yoga for 1-11yrs. First Public Class FREE. tel 07982 246072

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The Family Grapevine Winter 11  
The Family Grapevine Winter 11  

The Family Grapevine for West Notts is packed full of information and inspiration for families of all ages in west Nottinghamshire. Places t...