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Free family fun days this summer!

6 August 2019

Four family fun days will take place across the district this summer, as part of our programme of activities to celebrate 100 years of council housing.

Each event will include a wide variety of activities for adults and children alike, including face painting, balloon modelling, wooden stocks and wet sponge throwing, fire engine, games and a charity tombola to raise money for REACH Newark, which offers a range of courses and activities that provide people with learning disabilities the chance to learn, have fun and live well.

Soft play and children’s crafts will be provided by Newark and Sherwood Community Hub, while cakes and refreshments will be available thanks to support from our event sponsors Woodhead Group, Bakkavor, Maloneys and John Palin.

A special moving exhibition will also be available to see at each event. Titled ‘A History of Council Housing,’ the exhibition will feature photographs taken across the district from 1919 onwards, including some of the first council housing developments. Visitors will be able to take a trip down memory lane while recognising different streets, plans and artefacts from across the district.

The events will take place between 11.30am and 2.30pm at the following dates and locations:

  • Thursday 8 August at Yew Tree Park / Ambleside Community Centre, New Ollerton
  • Wednesday 14 August at The Green Community Centre, Bilsthorpe
  • Wednesday 21st August at Cleveland Square Park & Community Centre, Newark
  • Wednesday 28 August at The Bridge Community Centre, Newark

The event at Yew Tree Park in New Ollerton will be jointly hosted with Ollerton & Boughton Town Council and will include three family-friendly comedy performances thanks to a partnership with Live & Local, a not-for-profit arts organisation which manages Nottinghamshire’s rural and community touring scheme. Fairly Famous Family will deliver three performances of an act titled ‘Grow Your Own!’ The show will be full of tasty fruit and vegetable themed juggling and comedy cookery, including an appearance from Peter Rabbit. There will be plenty of opportunities for children to get involved with the act.

Each event is free admission and everyone is welcome!