If you need some inspiration for free places to take the kids in Nottingham, read on!
Looking for some thrifty, midweek motivation for the kiddies? We’ve put together a list of regular groups and activities in and around Nottingham that happen on Wednesdays, and the great news is… they’re free (or very low cost!). Please feel free to leave a comment and add your own recommendations!
Library Sessions Libraries host a variety of lovely, free term-time sessions, including singing, story and music-making sessions on Wednesdays at the following libraries:
Beeston 10-10.30am and 11-11.30am
Burton Joyce (every other Wednesday) 10.30-11am
Dales Centre 10.30-11am
Hyson Green 10.30-11am
Mansfield Central (for under 1s) 10-10.30am
Southglade Park 10-10.30am
Strelley Road 9.30-10am
Toton (first Wednesday of the month) 10-10.30am
Surestart Local Surestart centres provide a huge variety 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.
www.surestart.notts.nhs.uk Surestart website
Stonebridge city farm Ok, not just for Wednesdays, 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 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
Lowdham Sing & Play Toddler Group Open to children from 0-5 years, this lovely group offers a range of activities and crafts for babies and toddlers, including snacks and singalongs. The group is non-profit making and run by mums and grandparents.
Methodist Chapel, Main Street, Lowdham NG14 7BP 10-11.30am Open term-time (plus August summer holidays, for all ages) £1 entry fee firstname.lastname@example.org
Robin Hood Gymnastics pre-school drop in sessions These relaxed sessions aren’t just on Wednesdays (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!)
Ultimate Outdoors A great rainy-day activity to have up your sleeve (for Wednesdays, or any day of the week!) – Ultimate Adventure has a free indoor soft play area within the store, as well as a café and free Wifi. Plus, as it's on the retail park, you can indulge in a bit of retail therapy for yourself – win-win!
Castle Marina Retail Park, Nottingham NG7 1GX
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