Family Fun Days Out

by | 12 October 2017 | Community Event, Community Focus, Retford

Family fun days out this October in and around Retford:

Idle Valley Nature Reserve
Rural Learning Centre DN22 8SG
01777 858245

  • Wild Woodlands
    Thursday 26th October, 10.30am – 2.00pm
    Join us for a day of activities in the Idle Valley woods and explore woodland wildlife. For children aged eight to 14. Outdoor clothing and packed lunch is essential and booking is required.
  • Wild Play Idle Valley
    Friday 27th October, 10.30am – 12.00pm
    Learn about woodland skills, bushcraft and toasting marshmallows over an open fire. For children aged five and over, with an adult. Outdoor clothing is essential and booking is required.

Retford Hub
11 Churchgate, Retford DN22 6PE

  • Halloween Crafts with Louise
    Wednesday 25th October, 10.00am – 12.00pm
    Come and make Halloween a decoration, a card and maybe a few surprises! Suitable for children ages six and over. All children will be fully supervised. Booking is essential
    £10.00 to include all materials, tuition and refreshments.

Clumber Park
Worksop S80 3AZ

  • History Tours – What happened to Clumber House?
    Saturday 21st October – Saturday 29th October, 12.00pm and 2.30pm daily
    Have you ever wondered what happened to Clumber House, who lived there or how long the parkland has been cared for by the National Trust? Then why not join our team on a 30 minute tour of the Mansion Site and Pleasure Gardens? Booking is not needed.
    This is a free event but normal admission fees apply
  • Cook on a Campfire and Den Building with the Rangers
    Thursday 26th October, 1.30pm – 3.00pm
    Join the rangers and have a go at building a den in the woodlands. A great activity to get all the family involved, one thing to keep in mind all members of the team/family must fit in the den once it is completed.
    This is a free event but normal admission fees apply

Rufford Abbey Country Park
Ollerton NG22 9DF

  • Spooky Halloween Terror Trail
    Saturday 21st October to Sunday 5th November, 10.30am– 4.30pm
    Rufford will be once again hosting their spooky Halloween terror trail. You will be able to explore the haunted hideaways, creepy woods and hidden terrors at the park. The trail is self-led and you will be able to purchase these from our visitor reception daily.
    £1.00 per trail and you will receive a prize if you survive! (parking charges apply)
  • The Canterville Ghost
    Wednesday 25th October, 2.00pm – 3.00pm, and Friday 27th October, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
    Specially for Halloween Half Term. A one man show full of chills and chuckles, based on the charming short story by Oscar Wilde. Suitable for anyone aged six and over.
    £15.00 adults, £10.00 children, including homemade scones and tea/coffee/juice in Lord Savile’s Victorian Kitchen afterwards.

Mr Straw’s House
5 – 7 Blyth Grove, Worksop S81 0JG

  • Halloween and Half Term Trail
    Tuesday 24th October – Saturday 28th October, 11.00am-4.00pm
    This half term come and long and see what you can discover with our hallowe’en inspired trail. Can you help William to solve the clues left by his brother Walter and find what’s hidden in the garden?
    £2.00 plus admission charge
    01909 482380

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