Easter Holiday Activities for Children and Young People

Date and time

Apr 6, 2021 to Apr 13, 2021

10:03 AM - 10:03 AM




Gedling Borough Council are working in partnership with a range of local organisations to provide free activities for children, young people and families during the Easter Holiday period.

From online workshops and careers advice to photography courses.

Find out about the range of activities taking place in the schedule below. 

Please note some activities may require booking prior to the date of the activity.


DateTime Event NameEvent Details
Tuesday 6 April  13:00- 14:30 New Skills, New Job: Finding work during the pandemic

The workshop will include:

  • How to match careers that will suit you and where to find the jobs
  • What jobs and skills are in demand by employers in Gedling and Nottingham right now
  • Advice on apprenticeships and what is currently available
  • Tips on your job search and tools to help your applications stand out
  • Free training opportunities available to you right now
  • Help identifying your skills and qualities and exploring why positive self-awareness is important in life and work
  • Managing your daily job search
  • Access to a team that will actively search for suitable vacancies for you.

To book young people can either:

Speak to their Work Coach at Arnold Job centre or

Send an email to liz.dunn@futuresadvice.co.uk requesting a place on the workshop

Suitable for 18-24 year olds.

Tuesday 6 April 14:30-15:15

Empower Education: Empowered Teens! 

(Positively Empowered Kids)

Can understanding our mental health be enjoyable?  Yes of course it can!

We will dive into the teen brain and discover what is actually happening, and why we sometimes experience big outbursts of anger or feel anxious!  Then we will go on a journey to explore and discover how to navigate and calm those difficult emotions much more easily, and create your own teen toolkit to use when you need it!

You will need paper and pens for this session. 

www.positivelyempoweredkids.co.uk/easter-sessions/ Session must be booked on in advance. 

Suitable for 11 – 16yrs - virtual session 

Wednesday 7 April 10:30-11:15 Positively Empowered Kids: Discovering your superpowers!

This session is for all the family! Have fun discovering your incredible ‘superpowers’ that will help you feel amazing!  Growing your self belief and being kind to ourselves and each other will help us to achieve so much more as a person and together as a family.


You will need paper and pens for this session. 

www.positivelyempoweredkids.co.uk/easter-sessions/ Session must be booked on in advance. 

Thursday 8 April  10:30- 11:30 Jobcentre Plus Employability Session

This online session is for anyone who is 19 or older and has a long term health condition.  It will give you the chance to get an idea of some of the courses that you could sign up for – these are great for meeting new people and learning new things!  There will be three short tasters:

Thinking about fitness

Writing in your words

A Moment of Mindfulness

We will also look at all of Inspire Learning’s programme and talk through how to book if you are interested.  One of our Way2Work advisers will also be on hand to let you know how we might be able to help you find work or change your career.  Email sarah.layzell@dwp.gov.uk or christine.kirby@dwp.gov.uk to book a place!

Monday 12 April  10:30- 11:15 Positively Empowered Kids: What’s in your stress container?

Being a teenager can feel like an uphill struggle, with responsibilities, exams, stress and hormones to navigate, not to mention working out who we really are. We’re here to help you identify those limiting thoughts when they creep up and give you some easy to use ways to work through them and boost your confidence.

You will need paper and pens for this session. 

www.positivelyempoweredkids.co.uk/easter-sessions/ Session must be booked on in advance. 

Tuesday 13 April 14:30- 15:15

Positive Pants Session: Let it go!

Recognising emotions can be a real challenge for children and often results in an outburst if not recognised in time. In this workshop, we will use the metaphor of a balloon to demonstrate how we can use breathing to calm our emotions, release any worries and let them go flying around the room! Expect lots of laughter! 

Your child will need paper and colouring pens.

(Balloon is not essential but if you have one then great!)

www.positivelyempoweredkids.co.uk/easter-sessions/ Session must be booked on in advance. 

Other Activities 

City Arts Photography Project (14 April - 5 May) 

City Arts has worked with professional artist and photographer Jo Wheeler to design a creative photography course for 14-19 year-old’s in Gedling.

By taking part, you will learn how to take photographs with your camera phone professionally and be inspired to get out, get active and explore the local area. Photography is a fantastic mindful activity that can boost your wellbeing.

City Arts will support you to get an Arts Awards.

View Points is a City Arts’ Express Yourself project. It is supported by Active Notts.

How it works:

Sign up for the View Points course and you will receive a creative activity pack that includes:

  • A workbook full of fun activities and advice about taking great photographs
  • A pedometer for counting your steps as you get out and about
  • Props and materials to help you create and capture interesting images
  • Information about your local parks and ‘green spaces’

For more information and to apply for the course please clink on link below:

View Points | City Arts (Nottingham) (city-arts.org.uk)


Bonington Theatre online film showings (Available throughout the Easter Holidays)

Although the Bonington is temporarily closed you can stream a range of films online at your leisure, through the virtual screening offer. Family favourites include the following

Come Away (PG) (£9.99)

Pongo’s Party (U) (£9.99)