A fantastic list of FREE things to do with the kids on a Tuesday in Nottingham.
If you’re ever looking for somewhere fun and interesting to take your little one to on a Tuesday, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together a list of regular groups and activities around Nottingham on a Tuesday, and best of all… they’re free (or very low cost!) Please leave a comment below to add your own recommendations.
Library sessions Libraries host a variety of lovely, free term-time sessions, including singing and music-making sessions on Tuesdays at the following libraries:
Arnold Library 10.30-11am
Basford Library 10.30-11am
Carlton Library 10-10.30am
Clifton Library 10.30-11am
Cotgrave Library 2.30-3pm
Eastwood Library 10-10.30am
Mansfield Central Library 10-10.30am
St Ann's Valley Library 11.15-11.45am
Sutton-in-Ashfield Library 10-10.30am
Warsop Library 2.15-2.45pm (book ahead)
Wollaton Library 10:30am-11am and 2:30-3pm
Worksop Library 10.30-11am
Surestart Local Surestart centres provide an array of activities for under 5s, and most activities are free to local residents. Check out your local centre's Facebook Page or website for the latest What's On Guide.
Stonebridge city farm Ok, not just for Tuesdays, but free to the public every day of the week!
This lovely, volunteer-run farm is a registered charity and was started by local residents 40 years ago. It has a number of animals big and small, gardens and polytunnels where they grow fruit and veg, a nature walk and amenities such as the café, shop and play area.
Stonebridge Road, St. Anns, Nottingham NG3 2FR 0115 950 5113 firstname.lastname@example.org Website
Alphabet House free stay & play This nursery offers the chance for babies and toddlers (and mums!) to get together on a Tuesday morning for various activities including sensory and messy play and, in nice weather, a play on the fantastic outdoor equipment. It’s free to pop along, even if your child doesn’t attend the nursery.
9.30-11am on Tuesdays at West Bridgford
(and also 9.30-11am on Thursdays at Lowdham)
Adbolton Lane, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5AS 0115 982 0101 email@example.com Website
Toddler time at Carlton Pentecostal Church A great, free session for energetic tots, with lots of toys, activities and space to roam around!
9.30-11.30am 49 Station Rd, Carlton, Nottingham NG4 3AR 0115 961 1489 Website
Splash tots (formerly Parent & Toddler) Suitable from birth, this relaxed session (held on Tuesdays, plus a couple of other weekdays) aims to get children feeling comfortable in the water with their parents in a safe, play-based environment. The small pool at Carlton Forum is lovely and warm, you can pretend you’re at a spa (except you’re getting splashed by your toddler)!
This activity does cost £5.50 per person, however it’s great value for swimming (and even cheaper with a Gedling Leisure Card).
Arnold Leisure Centre 10.45-11.30am Carlton Forum Leisure Centre 12-1.15pm Website
Robin Hood Gymnastics pre-school drop in sessions These relaxed sessions aren’t just on Tuesdays (they’re run six days a week), however they’re so good, they make the list! It’s pay as you go for a fantastic price of £3.50 (top tip – get your loyalty card stamped every visit and get your 10th session free!)
9.30-11am and 12-1.15pm Ellesmere Crescent, Haydn Rd, Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 1DX 0115 837 4180 firstname.lastname@example.org Website
All Hallows parent and toddler group A friendly and fun toddler group, suitable from birth to school age.
Tuesdays 9:30-11am (term-time) £2.50 per family All Hallows Memorial Hall, Arnold Lane, Gedling, Nottingham, NG4 4BE Website
St Jude’s Church Toddler Group This lovely group meets in the small hall every Tuesday (and Thursday) from 9:30-11am during term-time. There’s a small charge to cover costs.
0115 985 6131 405 Woodborough Road Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 5EJ email@example.com Website