There’s plenty to keep the kids (and adults) amused in Ruddington this Easter holidays, with a range of fun events and activities on offer.
The Easter theme kicks off on Good Friday 3 April with the Framework Knitters Museum’s annual ‘Bunnies & Bonnets’ event, 11am to 4pm. Activities include the ever-popular knitted bunny hunt and ‘Guess the weight of the cake’. Family tickets cost £10 but there’s free entry for any child with a bunny or Easter bonnet. Call 0115 984 6914 for information. (The museum is also open for the 2015 season from Wednesday 1 April).
Junior railway enthusiasts will love the Easter ‘Egg-spress’ Steam Specials at GCRN on Easter Sunday and Monday (5 and 6 April), from 10am to 5pm. Heritage steam services will run on both days, with the Easter Bunny on board to greet the kids and hand out chocolatey gifts. Weather permitting, there’ll also be an Easter Egg Hunt. The miniature and model railways will be open and you’ll have the chance to admire GCRN’s latest visitor: a Eurostar Power Car Class 373/2 No 3308, courtesy of Eurostar International. Family tickets cost £25. Visit www.gcrn.co.uk for details.
Tuesday 7 April sees a brief departure from the Easter egg theme, with the return of Ruddington Fun for the school holidays. A free drop in session will take place at the Village Hall from 10am to 12 noon, with craft activities, a baby and toddler area, and ‘Drumming with Jude’. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Rangers at Rushcliffe Country Park will be leading combined Den Build & Egg Hunt activities on Wednesdays 8 and 15 April, from 10am to 12 noon. Children will enjoy building a study shelter in the woods, followed by an educational Easter Egg Hunt with a chocolate reward. Tickets cost £5 per child and are available in advance from the Ranger’s Office. Please make sure your child wears suitable clothing for the weather and is accompanied by an adult.
Thursday 16 April sees a return to the Framework Knitters Museum for Nottinghamshire Woollen Woods – a unique event in partnership with Rushcliffe Country Park and Voluntary Arts England. Children and adults of all ages are invited to join museum staff and volunteers from 11am to 4pm, to create woollen birds and cherry blossom which will be used to decorate the trees at the Country Park. Call 0115 984 6914 for more information.
By Faye Stenson