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October Half Term Holidays
Whether you’re into Robin Hood, wildlife, videogames, witches or apples, this October Nottinghamshire has some of the best things to do for the family to enjoy during the autumn half term break. During the school holidays, head to Nottingham, Sherwood Forest and beyond for some great activities.
With so much going on, we've put our highlight events for half-term below. You can also see a full list of Nottinghamshire half term events via the What’s On section. This special time of year also draws in Halloweeen and you'll find plenty of ghostly goings on too.
Get 25% off at various venues across Nottingham. Offer subject to terms and conditions at participating venues and may vary between venues and offers. Offer also subject to availability, please contact the provider directly prior to arrival.
From: Friday, 4th January 2013
To: Tuesday, 31st December 2013
27 – 28 October 2012
Adults £8, Children & Concessions £6, Family £20, Under 4s go FREE
Nottingham Castle is transformed into a medieval village where you can enjoy period crafts, archery and jousting on horseback. You might even see Robin Hood and his merry men taking on the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Complete with a range of colourful characters allowing you travel back in time to the 12th Century, look out for living history demonstrations, experience wandering minstrels and historical entertainers, try your hand at turning lead into gold at the Alchemists laboratory or visit the medieval alehouse.
Cheer on your hero in the amazing live jousting tournaments and enjoy combat displays in the arena. Children can then try their hands at archery and jousting by participating in the medieval sports day with team captains Robin Hood and Maid Marian.
Children will love interacting with the costume characters and trying their hands at medieval crafts, see traditional skills such as falconry at practise, wood carving, table weaving and fletching, have a go at archery and much, much more.
20 – 27 October 2012
This much loved celebration of video game and popular culture returns to Nottingham in 2012, offering free events for the whole family to enjoy. Step inside the tent on Nottingham’s Old Market Square and discover games to play, things to do and adventures waiting to begin!
GameCity is a lot more than playing videogames. It’s a unique exploration of what videogames really mean to the people who play them and the people who make them too.
For us, it means creativity and innovation. It’s talking and sharing. It’s having fun and finding new ways to play. It’s dressing up as Pac-Man and running around town being chased by ghosts. It’s 3000 zombies dancing to Thriller in the Old Market Square. It’s definitely about cake. It’s an adventure... for everyone to join.
20 October 2012, 10am – 4pm
Picturesque Southwell will host its annual Bramley Apple Festival, celebrating its status as home of the Bramley, which was first cultivated there over 200 years ago. The festival will include Children’s Apple Trails at The Workhouse National Trust Property in Southwell, the Festival of Food and Drink at Southwell Minster, Morris Men performances throughout the town and live music, activities, cooking demonstrations, tastings, art and games for the whole family to enjoy.
25 - 28 October 2012
From £20 - £45 per person.
The ground breaking arena show includes all the favourite characters from the films brought to life like never before. The performance combines dance, acrobats, flying and skating making it perfect for young families as a treat during the October half term.
Tickets can be booked via our 24hr ticket hotline on 08444 124 624, online at www.capitalfmarena.com or in person at the Box Office, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1LA.
There are lots of other half term activities across Nottingham to help keep your kids entertained, for further details visit the Nottingham City Council website.