• stars1 Posted on 14 August 2013

    Things to do this weekend, 17-18 August 2013

    This week we look into the sky for the traces of the Perseid meteor shower, a result of the material falling from the tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet. Although the peak of the shower was last night, you will still have a chance to spot some shooting stars until the end of the week. We advise you to take a blanket, some warm drinks and look for a place not polluted by the city lights to enjoy your own private meteor show. As well as stargazing, we have plenty of other ideas for the upcoming weekend. For more inspiration, go to the What’s on section of our website where you’ll find

  • Robin Hood Scene 3 - Low Res Posted on 07 August 2013

    Things to do this weekend, 13-14 August 2013

    With summer in full bloom it would be a waste to miss some exciting events that are waiting to be discovered. We’re here to guide you straight to all of them and prevent the weekend boredom. Take a peek into what we have prepared for you and make sure to look for more inspiration on our What’s on page.

    Robin Hood Festival

    Just a quick reminder for those of you who still haven’t met Robin Hood, there’s still time! We are currently celebrating the Robin Hood Festival and there is a possibility to actually meet the legend face to face! Time is ticking as Robin is heading back to his hideout

  • lantern Posted on 31 July 2013

    Things to do this weekend, 03-04 August 2013

    This weekend marks the start of several long term attractions and is a date for many fabulous events. For those of you who are looking for activities this weekend we prepared a whole list of them. Make sure to look for more inspiration on our What’s on page.

    Wander Thoresby event

    Thoresby is a place filled with wonders and we encourage you to discover them while wandering around and exploring its beauty. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to see new parts of The Pierrepont Collection and have a stroll around Thoresby Park with new technologies to shape history and have a go at geocaching. This free event starts on the

  • banner (1) Posted on 24 July 2013

    Things to do this weekend, 27 – 28 July

    Wednesday seems like a good day to start thinking about the weekend. Here’s a sample of events prepared specially for you to enjoy during the weekend to come. For more inspiration, go to the What’s on section of our website where you’ll find the full list of events.

    Sculpture in the Sanctuary

    Developed over the past 25 years the Swan Sanctuary has become a vital attraction to the Garden Centre. The Native Mute Swans (many of whom came with injuries) live in harmony with a wide variety of Waterfowl Species from around the world. Sculpture in the Sanctuary is a biennial exhibition gathering over 60 artists

  • Nottingham Riviera Posted on 17 July 2013

    Things to do this weekend, 20 – 21 of July

    The weekend is almost here, so now is the time to plan how you’re going to enjoy it. With beautiful weather outside there is plenty to do around. Or perhaps you’d prefer to keep cool and stay indoors? Either way, we have plenty attractions for everyone. For more inspiration, go to the What’s on section of our website where you’ll find the full list of events.

    The beach is back!

    Nottingham Riviera returns from Friday 19 July, bringing the beach to the heart of the city and celebrating summer in Notts.  Running until 2 September, the Riviera in Old Market Square features a giant paddling pool, sandy beach area,

  • TEST64 Posted on 10 July 2013

    Things to do this weekend, 13-14 July 2013

    After a long and hot week you all deserve a break and a getaway from your usual daily routine. That’s where we step in with your very own break time plan for this weekend. Please sit back, relax and enjoy. The full list of events can be found via our What’s on page.

    The Ashes

    We are extremely happy to welcome Ashes fans here in Notts. Cricket is a big part of both our past and present so it makes us even more proud to host the matches at Trent Bridge. Thinking about the well being and comfort of our visitors we prepared a list of special offers, events and discounts.

    As you

  • TEST37 Posted on 09 July 2013

    Have a sip of William Clarke ale at the Ashes.

    The biggest rivalry in cricket starts tomorrow and fans from all over the world will descend upon Trent Bridge. Visitors to the game this year will be able to sample a new beer commemorating the unique heritage of Nottinghamshire cricket.

    William Clarke AleTo celebrate the 175th anniversary of cricket at the Trent Bridge cricket ground, Tom Flynn, manager at The Bell Inn, has prepared a special beer for spectators. So if you’re at the game enjoying the match, look out for William Clarke Anniversary Ale.

    The idea for the new

  • Robin Hood festival pic2 Posted on 03 July 2013

    Things to do this weekend, 06-07 July 2013

    The first weekend of July is finally here! Well, almost. As always we prepared ourselves earlier to bring you a basket full of goodies to dip into before the weekend arrives. Make sure to browse through them and let us know whether you found something that suits your taste. The full list of events can be found via our What’s on page.

    VU Orchestra performance at the Albert Hall

    For orchestra music enthusiasts we recommend a performance of the VU Orchestra. It’s the most successful student orchestra in the Netherlands consisting of approximately 90 enthusiastic students who combine their studies at the university with playing music on a

  • plane1 Posted on 26 June 2013

    Things to do this weekend, 29-30 June 2013

    Finally a long week is coming to an end and the weekend is right around the corner. If you are looking for  events to fill up your calendar we are always here to save the day. A full list of events can be found via our What’s On page.

    Have a Go Archery

    As a part of Robin Hood’s pride and heritage all of us should use a longbow on a daily basis. Alright, if not on a daily basis then we should try handling it at least once in our lives. Since not everyone has Robin’s accessories at home there will be a chance to try them out on the

  • M&H Award Posted on 26 June 2013

    The project of NCCL wins an award!

    The project of National Centre for Citizenship and the Law wins the Best Education Initiative at the Museum and Heritage awards in youth crime prevention.

    We are extremely proud and pleased to announce that the I Pledge project won Best Education Initiative at the Museum and Heritage awards. The project is a youth crime prevention initiative developed by the NCCL and funded by Nottinghamshire County Council.  The I Pledge project works with year 5 students from targeted schools in Nottinghamshire, introducing them to the system of justice and the life within it. As the part of the project NCCL created interactive sessions within the unique surroundings of the courtrooms, police stations, and

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