Beat the bordeom with council-run events

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Kids can beat the holiday boredom this half-term with activities being organised by County Youth Arts, local libraries and country parks.

Budding artists can put pen to paper with the County Youth Arts which is hosting a free Big Draw Event at the Old Library in Leeming Street, Mansfield, plus sessions at New Ollerton, Clipstone and Edwinstowe throughout October.

The team is also launching its Making Music and Supergroup programmes again this October half term.

And the annual Making Music workshops give young people from across the county the chance to get involved in performing, production and songwriting skills with resident experts on the team.

Last year’s Supergroup ‘New Communication’ went on to release an EP.

With Hallowe’en coming up, there are also some ghostly goings-on at Sherwood Forest and Rufford Park with a ‘spooky trail’running from 19th to 27th October.

19th to 27th October from 11am-3pm daily

Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve, cost is £1 per trail

Spooky Trail – follow this self-guided trail around the spooky glades of this legendary forest and find out more about its secrets! Car park charge applies at weekends – Telephone the centre on tel: 01623 823202 for more details.

19th to 27th October from 10.30am to 3.30pm

Rufford Abbey Country Park

Spooky Halloween Trail – Cost £1 per trail leaflet - Purchase your trail leaflet from the Tourist Information Centre and go in search of scary items and objects to solve the puzzle. Survive the trail and pick up your chocolate. Please note one or two of the scenes may scare young children. Car parking charge applies.

There are also a number of events taking place across Nottinghamshire County Council’s library service over half term and beyond. These include a number of Big Draw events providing lots of fun over the break.

Selected events include:

22nd Octobe

Edwinstowe Library, High Street, Edwinstowe

Big Draw activity, free event

2.30-3.30pm

The theme this year is “Draw Tomorrow” so why not come along and create your future in a 3D box!

01623822280 or edwinstowe.library@nottscc.gov.uk

23rd October

Ollerton Library, Forest Road, New Ollerton

Big Draw Activity, free event

2.30-3.30pm

The theme this year is “Draw Tomorrow” so why not come along and create your future in a 3D box!

01623 860274 or ollerton.library@nottscc.gov.uk

23rd October

Clipstone Library, First Avenue, Clipstone

Big Draw Activity, free event

2.30-3.30pm

The theme this year is “Draw Tomorrow” so why not come along and create your future in a 3D box!

01623625852 or clipstone.library@nottscc.gov.uk

2nd November

Forest Town Library Clipstone Road West Forest Town

Dr Who

Drop in between 10.30am – midday, free event

Celebrate 50 years of Dr Who, Crafts puzzles and lots more fun, come dressed as your favourite character (optional)

01623 623395 or foresttown.library@nottscc.gov.uk

Monday 4 November

Kirkby Library, Ashfield Precinct, Kirkby

Old and Curious Occupations. A talk by Denis Hill

2pm-3pm, free event

An interactive talk by Denis Hill, with the audience trying to guess the many occupations that have virtually disappeared from our English lives, such as ‘Toe Rag’ and ‘Drowner’ before Denis reveals what they were. Booking is essential as places are limited

01623 753236 or ashfield.library@nottscc.gov.uk

4 November

Hucknall Library, South Street, Hucknall, Notts

No Missing Pieces

1.00-2.00pm, free event

If you like Jigsaw puzzles then come along to our Jigsaw swap shop.

Call Sharon Wells on 0115 9632035

Fore more details log onto www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/countyyoutharts