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10 Family activities in Nottingham this Christmas

20th November 2017

Christmas is an exciting and magical time of the year for both our children, and us parents. So if you’re wanting to get the family involved with some fun days out in the run up to Christmas, Tiny World Day Nursery have put together a guide recommending some exciting festive trips you could take, keeping your family together and busy this year.

Nottingham’s Winter Wonderland

Step into an Old English town when you visit Nottingham’s Winter Wonderland. With stunning decorations, twinkly lights and themed market stalls selling wonderful Christmas treats and gifts, there’s something for both you and your children to enjoy.

Take your pick from all sorts of food, including savory delicacies and delicious sweet treats; from the typical turkey and stuffing cobs to chocolate coated waffles – there’s something for everyone.

There are thoughtful gift and trinket stalls selling knitted scarves and gloves, magnificent art work, old fashioned hand carved wooden toys and much more. Amongst all of that, there’s also various rides and attractions as well as an ice rink for families to enjoy. With a bar to rest in after taking part in the fun, where you can sit down to eat and drink.

Pantomime – Nottingham Playhouse/Palace Theatre Newark

If you haven’t taken your children to see a Christmas pantomime yet, it’s certainly time to! With a variety of shows, including Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast, you can keep your children aged three and over entertained with a lively, family friendly show.

Santa’s Grotto

If your children have been good this year, take them to see Santa in his grotto! With the opportunity to meet and greet Santa before Christmas Day, your child will undoubtedly be well behaved and excited for a small gift and photo opportunity so they can remember Santa all year round. Santa will be located in Nottingham’s Winter Wonderland ready to meet and greet your wonderful children on December 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th and 16th between 11am – 7:30pm with a slightly shorter day on Christmas Eve – 24th where you can meet Santa between 10am- 4pm.


Christmas films – cinema

Christmas films are feel-good films for all the family to enjoy and we have to admit, we all love watching Home Alone, Frozen and Elf when the nights get darker. However, what’s nice is to keep up-to-date with the new Christmas films that are fast approaching this year. Settle down in the warm cinema and be wowed with a new favourite.

Planet Bounce

Children seem to have an endless amount of energy, so why not put that to good use by involving them in healthy exercise, that’ll help with their balance and sporting abilities. Planet Bounce is a great place for the whole family to enjoy, where you can jump around and take part in team games. An ideal outing for parents with children aged between 0-12 years, there are dedicated times during the weekend for particular ages to ensure maximum fun and safety.

Nottingham Castle

Look around the beautiful grounds of Nottingham Castle, a picturesque place with lots of grassy areas, a cafe, gift shop and cave tours, ideal for your little explorers.

Nottingham Castle

Crazy golf

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or you’re never played mini golf before, this need not matter, because with crazy golf it’s all about having fun. With bumpy surfaces, rocks and a tropical rainforest/tiki theme, you can be sure that the experience is like no other. Whatever your age, you and your children can putt with style, when you take part in crazy golf.

Nottingham Climbing Centre/Clip n Climb

Climbing areas are sociable places for families to take part in a team activity together. There’s climbing areas for kids and adults, for both novices and experienced climbers. Climbing is a great way to build trust, develop teamwork skills, overall communication and encourages you to improve on your personal bests.

Nottingham Treasure Hunt Trail

Choose your trail and work together with your family to find the all important treasure. The trails are 2 miles long and you have 120 minutes to discover the treasure. Best suited for ages 6+ to any age, as it’s exciting for all!

Tenpin Bowling

Bowling can be enjoyed by all ages, as there are specific aids to help those members of the team that require a little extra help to keep the ball within the lane and aim it towards the middle. With Christmas offers now available, it’s a great opportunity to get the whole family involved.


Tiny World Day Nurseries are located within Nottingham and Mansfield – so you can be sure that we know the best family activities right here, in Nottingham. We have a wealth of experience with children and we love to include all sorts of fun activities into your child’s time here at Tiny World. From educational skills to social skills, we include painting, crafting, exercising, socialising, drawing, storytelling, playing and learning into the day, so they learn and develop whilst having fun. If you would like to take a tour of our premises or want to find out more, please feel free to contact us today!