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Young carers

Calling all young carers!

We’d like to find out more about young carers in Nottinghamshire and what they think about the support and services available. We want to hear what they think is working well, what could be done differently and what else is needed so that we can use this to develop the services for the future.

There are surveys for young carers themselves and their parents/carers.

Visit the survey

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Is your child starting nursery or school this year?

Starting school

Starting nursery or school is a big step for you and your child. Our children’s centre service can offer tailor-made support to suit your family’s needs.

Things we can offer are:

  • All About Me activities – self-portrait, comforters, health information, toilet training
  • Play, listening and communication – talking walks, stories and singing, helping you understand social cues and the emotional needs of your child
  • Virtual chats – Support for parents, including ideas for dealing with separation anxiety for both of you
  • My school – getting to know ‘my’ school, teacher, layout, school bag, visual timetables
  • Facing the world – what does this look like to your child post-lockdown
  • Routines and boundaries – Sleep and behaviour support
  • Self-help skills for children to build independence

If you'd like support from the children's centre service, follow the link below to find your local team.

Find your local children's centre 

Notts Outdoors goes wild!

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Notts Outdoors is excited to be working alongside the RSPB to help deliver their exciting summer programme, Go Wild in the Greenwood.

With have-a-go archery, angel and Tomahawke throwing, and our mobile climbing wall, why not come and test your skills at the home of Robin Hood?

Join us at Sherwood Forest, where different events will be taking place each day throughout the school holidays, for a perfect family day out.

Prices vary depending on activity.

Learn more about the exciting summer holiday activities available from Notts Outdoors on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Further info and schedules

What's on

Summer holiday fun activities

Explore Notts

Looking for ideas for some summer fun with the kids?

From visiting Nottinghamshire’s country parks, arts and crafts, theatrical performances, to reading and activities to do at home, we have got you covered.

See what top picks we have in store

Wildlife Watch

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The British summer is the perfect time to explore all of the beautiful nature on your doorstep. The Wildlife Trust has a fantastic page that is packed full of fun free activities for children including spotter sheets, activity guides, masks to make and much more!

Find out more


Win a picnic hamper and make the most of summer!

Picnic hamper competition

It's #NationalPicnicMonth so to celebrate we're running a reusable picnic hamper giveaway!

What better way to wind down after a busy day or to enjoy the sunshine with family and friends - slip on your sandals, pack up your picnic basket and head to the outdoors for a picnic.

For a chance to win a reusable picnic hamper enter online. What's more we have lots of great tips and ideas for how you can use up leftovers for those picnic treats to ensure nothing goes to waste.

Closing date to enter is 31 July.

Enter now