It’s already that time of year again where kids are under our feet, leading to chores becoming postponed, but giving us an opportunity to get some of that well deserved family time. That’s right, it’s time for that busy and exhausting week which they call half term.

We have curated a specially selected list containing a snippet the best, free exciting events and activities to do in Nottingham to keep the kids entertained.


– Notts County are offering sports sessions including badminton, basketball, cricket, dodgeball, football, handballs, hockey and many more between 9am and 4pm beginning Feb 15 and running until Feb 19.
The sessions will be at the following venues: Southglade Leisure Centre in Bestwood, John Carroll Leisure Centre in Radford, Portland Centre in Meadows and Minver Crescent Sports Centre in Aspley.
It will cost a small £1 per day and all participants will be required to bring a Nottingham City Card, proof of age and packed lunch.
– The National Ice Centre in the Lace Market are putting on additional sessions including the brand new late afternoon skate between 4pm and 5.30pm.
– Nottingham Tennis Centre are opening their facitilities for the weekend all for free starting at 9pm.
Facilities such as tennis courts, cycling and fitness studios, grass courts and bubble courts will be open to all ages – there is also free WiFi just in case you need a break from entertaining the kids.

Indoor Activities

– For a quieter afternoon, head over to Kimberley on Feb 15 to for a Children’s Board Game Afternoon between 2 and 4pm.
All ages are welcome and it offers a chance to avoid the inevitable bad weather.


– A Nest box making event is over at Coppice Park at St. Ann’s on Feb 16 to celebrate the National Nest Box Week.
The free event starts at 1pm and all ages welcome to get one made and potentially put one up in the park.
– Create your very own dragon mask on Feb 17 at the City Arts in Hockley in aid of the trash to treasure scheme.
The free event starts at 2pm and enables children to make a masterpiece out of recycled materials and the chance to take a picture with the Newstead Dragon before he heads back home.
Don’t let the week go to waste and head down to an exciting event in and around the city.