Spring Half Term 2019

A series of fun events and exciting science-based activities where you can explore new skills, discover your environment and have a great time with your family.

Planning on visiting us? We can't wait to see you! But please be aware that parking on campus may be difficult. Find out more here.


If All The World Were Paper

Big Window Theatre

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 February, 11am & 1.30pm
£8 (£7.50 restricted view)
Suitable for ages 3-6

Frank and George are best friends who are also painter and decorators, but they don't always see eye to eye. Frank likes things ‘just so.’ George tends to be a bit more ‘that’ll do.’

If everyone were just the same
And you were just like me
And did the things I asked you to
How much nicer things would be.

This charming new play about friendship and falling out promises to be hilarious and poignant and just as appealing to adults as to their little ones.


  • Super Food, Super Heroes? Paint Your Park Autumn ChallengeTuesday 19 February
    10-11.30am: For ages 6-8
    1-2.30pm: For ages 9-11

    Carve and sculpt fruits and vegetables to create your own edible superfood heroes, then see if they can power an LED light.
  • Drawing Energy The Art of PlayTuesday 19 February
    Suitable for all
    Free, just drop in

    Some artists like to use all the muscles in their bodies when they draw and paint. Some like to represent the power of the weather and the elements. In this workshop you’ll be able to draw to noisy rhythmic music, alongside some very peaceful and sotto voce mark-making.
  • Out of this World Model A MammothWednesday 20 February
    10-11.30am: For ages 6-8
    1-2.30pm: For ages 9-11

    See the night sky and navigate through the constellations inside the wonderful world of Inflativerse, the University of Nottingham’s inflatable planetarium.
  • Create A Woodland CreatureTrick Or Treat TrailThursday 21 February
    Suitable for ages 6-8

    Let your imagination go wild and create your own craft creatures inspired by the parkland around Lakeside.
  • Campus Photography Save The PlanetThursday 21 February
    Suitable for ages 12-18

    Join Photographer Jon Legge to explore Highfields Park and University Park Campus. Working on a series of photographic challenges and games, the group will produce a ‘Pop-up’ exhibition at the end of the workshop.
  • Monoprinting for BeginnersCarve A Roman FigureFriday 22 February
    10am-12.30pm: For ages 7-11
    1.30-4pm: For ages 12-18

    Monoprinting is a spontaneous and expressive process involving ink and rollers on a glass plate. Join us to learn about various approaches including stencilling and colour blending, and then mass produce your own creations.
  • Pottery Making in the MuseumCarve A Roman FigureFriday 22 February
    Suitable for all
    Free, just drop in

    Follow in the footsteps of the craft makers of the past to make a coil pot or pinch pot. This activity will be an occasion to get your hands dirty and discover the earliest methods of constructing pottery.