Can you believe Easter weekend is on the horizon? Bank holidays perhaps might not be quite as precious as they once were, but through the wonders of technology there are still some brilliant virtual events and things to do while we’re #NottGoingOut.

Read on for our top recommendations for things to do this Easter weekend, or take a look at more virtual events from Nottingham and Nottinghamshire here.

Easter Bunny

Online Easter Events

Normally we’d be directing you to egg hunts galore and opportunities to meet the Easter Bunny this weekend, but as the lockdown might prevent us from doing this, it doesn’t mean we all can’t enjoy an excellent Easter! Make your own adorable Easter Bunny with this cute printable paper craft by Samantha Eynon on the Hand Made Nottingham website. They’ve got some amazing colouring pages too, some with a Nottingham theme - perfect for little ones or anyone looking for a relaxing activity to take their mind of things. Local family baking experts Go Bake are hosting a live bake-along aster Eggstravaganza on their Facebook page on Friday. They’ve even put together some treasure hunt clues, so your little ones can join in a big Easter treasure hunt from the safety of your home. 

If you’re of Christian faith you can still gather in worship this Holy Week and Easter with Southwell Minster’s new online services. They also have a range of excellent online spiritual resources.

You’ll find more ideas for things to do at home this Easter on this page of our website.

Family Fest from Nottingham Playhouse - Now Online

Family Fest from Nottingham Playhouse

Where: Online via Nottingham Playhouse  | When: New acitivties added daily 

Family Fest at Nottingham Playhouse  was due to take place this week and to help everyone looking after the little ‘uns at home their participation team is busy working out ways that they can bring the family fest live to your living room. They’ve not yet announced the programme but the teaser video they released on their social media channels promises drama games, bonnet making, circus skills, creative writing, storytelling, workshops, dancing and even their legendary baby disco! Keep an eye out on this page of their website, their Facebook or twitter accounts for updates.  

For more information, please click here

Scott Bennett

Stand Up from the Shed with Scott Bennett

Where: Facebook Live | When: Thursday Evenings, 8pm

As it’s a bank holiday on Friday and the days of the week have become increasingly meaningless anyway, we’re taking quite a broad definition of ‘weekend’ and including this brilliant event to brighten up your Thursday evening. The hilarious Yorkshire born, Nottingham based comedian Scott Bennett is doing stand-up comedy live from his shed in Beeston to keep us all laughing our way through lockdown. Tune in from 8pm for his observations on lockdown life weaved together with some of his side-splitting stand-up routines. This week will be his fourth shed-based show so we can highly recommended watching back over the shows from the last few weeks on his Facebook page.  

For more information, please click here

In with lakeside - Invisible House

In With Lakeside

Where: Lakeside Arts Website | When: Whenever you like  

While we can’t visit, the good people at Lakeside Arts are inviting us all #InWithLakeside with loads of inspiring online content and acitvities on their website. From playlists to provide the perfect soundtrack to your afternoon and interesting articles to read to interactive activities for kids. We love their collaborative storytelling idea for children aged 6-12  – Box Office Assistant Katrina Sansone started writing a story about a very special house, but needs your ideas for how it should continue. Listen to parts one and two of Invisible House then make your suggestions and check back to hear how the story unfolds.

For more information, please click here

Johnny and the Raindrops

Johnny's Music Time! Live music for kids and families

Where: Facebook Live | When: Wednesdays and Fridays at 11am. 

Join Johnny from fantastic family-friendly band Johnny and the Raindrops for toe-tapping tunes for cool kids each Wednesday and Friday morning on Facebook. You can send in your shout out and song requests in advance then tune in with your little ones to sing, dance and maybe even make some music of their own with improvised instruments. 

For more information, please click here. 

This blog was written by Claire Jones, Marketing Assistant at Visit Nottinghamshire. 


Scott Bennett: The Voice In My Shed
Scott Bennett: The Voice In My Shed

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Nottingham Playhouse Family Fest - Online
Virtual Event
Nottingham Playhouse Family Fest -  Online

Join Nottingham Playhouse for a week of fun online events to enjoy with your little ones this February half term.

In With Lakeside - Virtual Event
Virtual Event
Invisible House collaborative storytelling

From activities for all the family to videos and blogs celebrating Lakeside Arts’ collections and the fabulous community of which they’re a part, stay #InWithLakeside to discover and explore during strange times.

Johnny's Music Time! Live music for kids and families - Facebook Live Event
Virtual Event
Johnny and the Raindrops

This one’s for rock stars big and small! Join Johnny from Johnny and the Raindrops for some cool live music for kids and families live on Facebook, every Wednesday and Friday at 11am



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