Get out and about in the fresh air!

If you are in need of a breath of fresh air and an energising walk in the countryside during the winter take a stroll around one of our local country parks.

Other country parks and gardens to visit locally include:

The Woodland Trust's Nature Detectives website offers lots of ideas for pulling on your trainers, rolling up your sleeves and getting outside. You can have fun with boredom-busting winter holiday activities, find out about nature's signs of winter, make the most of local woods, look for animal tracks, explore, smell and splash around your local park.

Let's get Active!

Our leisure centres run special activities to keep children happy and healthy during school holidays.

Beauty and the Beast at Newak Palace TheatrePalace Theatre - Beauty and the Beast‌

December 8 to January 3, Palace Theatre Newark

A Beauty of a Panto...A Beast of a Show! Come and join us for a beauty of a pantomime this festive season. With last year's production being described as "one of the best pantomimes I have seen at the Palace" (Newark Advertiser), the Palace Theatre is planning another spectacular show this year with the magical tale of Beauty and the Beast.

Once again the show will have all the ingredients for a perfect family panto with spectacular set and costumes, fabulous songs and dances, bags of slapstick fun and starring Jonathan Wrather (Emmerdale's Pierce Harris)!

So book your tickets now for a fun filled panto, and to discover if Beauty can see beyond appearances and learn to love a Beast!

Winter in our parks

Christmas crafts in our parks

Christmas Rocks
Sunday 17 December 1pm to 3pm

Join the Newark Castle Rocks team for crafting in the undercroft and for some Christmassy family fun.

  • Children's craft tables
  • Create a celebration decorated rock
  • Festive tunes
  • Sing-a-long Christmas carols and hot chocolate  

The team will keep the celebration rocks safe to dry and varnish them ready for collection at a later date. There will be a children's rock hiding event on Friday 29 December at 1pm.

£2 per child or £5 for 3 or more children (to cover the cost of resources and refreshments)

‌Christmas at the National Civil War Centre

We have lots of festive events instore at the National Civil War Centre to look forward to.

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