Activities to keep the whole family entertained over Christmas

Published 17th December 2020

A whole host of exciting activities to join in with from the comfort of your own home over the Christmas break!

Story Explorers Online is here!

We're thrilled to announce that our first Story Explorers Online performance launches today with Rainforest Rescue!  This magical storytelling adventure, perfect for children aged 2 - 5, features beautiful animation by SoJo Animation, artwork by Erin Fleming, and of course Granny and Little Owl.

Grab some fearsome flappers (there are instructions on how to make your own), make a cosy nest and get ready for a Rainforest Rescue. In association with Nottingham Playhouse.

Click here to find out more about Story Explorers online.

Watch the Inspired Online Christmas Concert

Did you catch our Inspired Online Christmas concert? Don't worry if you missed it...grab a mince pie and cuppa and settle down to watch some amazing performances. Enjoy mind-blowing mash-ups of Christmas carols and seasonal songs, joyous pitch battles and sublime singing from a host of talented young singers from Nottinghamshire schools and choirs.

Click here to watch the Inspired Christmas concert again.

Rattle, Rhyme and Roll online

Get ready to join in with some of your favourite songs! We keep hearing that everyone is missing their Rattle, Rhyme, and Roll sessions so our fabulous Early Years team have put together a couple of online mini sessions for you to watch and join in with at home. More will be added soon.

Click here to join in with one of our Rattle, Rhyme and Roll sessions online.

The Girl of Ink and Stars Audio drama still available

Don’t forget our audio drama for children aged 7+  is still available to listen to. There are also downloadable activity sheets and the play’s script is available to read. We’d love to hear if your child has been inspired to recreate any scenes from the story!

Click here to listen to the Girl of Ink and Stars audio drama.

Free eMagazines to keep you inspired

Don’t forget that with your Inspire library card you can choose from 150 magazine titles to download to your smartphone or tablet for free. There are plenty of festive selections on there as well as year-round classics such as Men's Health, Good Food and New Scientist plus many more.

Click here to find 1000s of eMagazine, eAudio and eBooks you can download for free.

Local studies publications half price sale

Need a last-minute Christmas present for the history lover in the family? Browse our selection of local studies publications available for purchase from Nottinghamshire Libraries and Archives.

Click here to view the local studies selection on sale.

Book now for the next Adventures in Music sessions

Booking is now open for our next online Adventures in Music sessions! From pirates to fairies, a mermaid city to a monster mountain - there are 10 sessions in total with a different enchanting theme each week so you and your little one can clap, stamp, shake, dance and sing! Places are FREE but limited, so booking essential.

Click here to find out more about Adventures in Music

Winter Mini Challenge is back!

Just like the Summer Reading Challenge the Winter Mini Challenge is aimed at children ages 4-11 and encourages children to keep reading over the Winter period.   

Click here to find out more about the Winter Mini Challenge.

Check out all our resources at #InspireOnline

#InspireOnline is the home of Nottinghamshire culture, learning, and libraries, for you to access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. From eResources to historical archives, magazines to download, and fun activities to help keep the kids entertained. There are online book clubs and exhibitions or why not delve into your family tree with access to Ancestry.com (Library Edition).

Click here to visit all our resources at Inspire Online.

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