• Great Central Railway 1 Posted on 11 May 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 15th – 17th May 2015

    Make sure you read up on some of our top picks for the weekend ahead across the county. Nottinghamshire is bursting at the seams with things to do so there’s never an excuse to be bored. You can also keep up-to-date with all the latest things to do on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

    Newark & Sherwood Concert Band at Kelham Hall

    Enjoy live music under the stunning dome of Kelham Hall with the Newark & Sherwood Concert Band on Friday for the New Beginnings Concert who will be performing an array of music.

    There is a bar, as well as hot and cold drinks available, so visit the

  • may Posted on 05 May 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 8th – 10th May

    The May Day bank holiday means we’re a day late with our weekend round-up – but it also means a short working week. As ever, we’ve got plenty of things to look forward and you’ll find full listings and inspiration on our website, Twitter and Facebook. But for now, here are our top five highlights.

    Nottinghamshire County Show – Newark Showground

    Foodies, families and those who want to experience country life are invited to the annual Nottinghamshire County Show which returns to Newark Showground this Saturday and Sunday. Whet your appetite as you browse the countless food stalls selling local produce or see farming traditions kept alive in the

  • capital Posted on 30 April 2015

    Enter our competition and win tickets to The Vamps at Capital FM Arena

    We’ve teamed up with Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena to give THREE people the chance to win a pair of tickets to see The Vamps on Tuesday.

    This is the first arena tour for the British boyband, whose last album spawned four top four singles, Can We Dance, Wild Heart, Last Night and Somebody To You. The Vamps will be supported by Union J, Luke Friend and The Tide.

    This competition is now closed.

    If you’ve not been lucky enough to win tickets in our competition, they are still on sale via the Arena box office, starting at £10.64. Further details are available via the website.

  • civil Posted on 27 April 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 1st – 4th May

    Brace yourself for a bumper bank holiday weekend in Nottinghamshire! Over the three days you will be able to enjoy everything from a merry beer festival to the opening of one of the UK’s newest attractions. More inspiration can be found in the What’s On section of our website as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

    Fortress Newark Under Siege – National Civil War Centre

    It’s been years in the planning but now the country’s first dedicated Civil War Centre will open its doors in Newark this Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday. But if you’re expecting a low-key event then think again. Instead, you can witness the town come under siege from an

  • Olly Murs Posted on 22 April 2015

    Win tickets to see Olly Murs at the Capital FM Arena

    He’s one of the most popular British pop singers in the charts today and his most recent album, ‘Never Been Better’, has gone down a storm with his adoring fans. And now, Olly Murs is coming to Nottingham as part of his current UK tour, showcasing all the hits from this album as well as previous albums. He’ll be in town on the 30th April & 1st May, performing popular tracks such as ‘Wrapped Up’ and ‘Never Been Better’ to his Nottingham fan base.

    To celebrate Olly’s arrival in Nottingham, we have two pairs of tickets to give away to his show on Thursday 30th April 2015. And as if that

  • The spire of the Victorian Gothic chapel, seen over the serpentine lake at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire Posted on 20 April 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 24th – 26th April 2015

    This week sees the final weekend of April, and to end the month there’s a great lineup of events to enjoy for everyone! Enjoy family fun, arts and entertainment and the great outdoors plus much more in Nottinghamshire from the 24th – 26th April. Find out more on our Twitter and Facebook pages.


    BBC Radio Nottingham’s Big Day Out at various heritage attractions in Nottinghamshire

    This weekend at many of Nottinghamshire’s finest heritage attractions, visitors can take advantage of free entry when they visit as part of BBC Radio Nottingham’s Big Day Out.

    Places such as Green’s Windmill, Galleries of Justice Museum, Newark Air Museum, Bestwood Winding Engline

  • Civil War Premiere Posted on 16 April 2015

    Newark launches the Civil War Trail App in style

    This week, Newark has been at the centre of the media spotlight. However, for this market town nestled in the rural east of Nottinghamshire, this is only the beginning of the attention that it is about to receive.

    Roundhead and Cavalier clash during filming of the trail footage

    With the impending opening of the National Civil War Centre on May 3rd, Newark rolled out the red carpet for a night of glitz and glamour at the Palace Theatre on Monday to launch the brand new Civil War Trail that will take visitors on a historical tour of the town and museum. The evening was fantastic for everyone involved, from the

  • Cobden_1611873204 Posted on 13 April 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 17th – 19th April 2015

    We’ve picked out our top 5 events for the weekend ahead and we have to admit there are some crackers in there this week. Don’t forget if you’re visiting for the weekend and you want to have a handy list to carry around with you, then you can add all the events below to your own custom itinerary by clicking the itinerary button on each of the events. And to make sure you don’t miss a thing, follow us on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute ideas and inspiration.

    Introduction to Artisan Chocolate Making at The School of Artisan Food

    Do you have a bit of a sweet tooth and have

  • Mr%20Tumble_1278010782 Posted on 07 April 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 10th – 12th April 2015

    For many of you the Easter Holidays are still in full swing, and there are still plenty of events to keep the younger members of the family entertained this week. Visit our Easter Holidays page to see what’s on across Nottinghamshire. For those of you who are working all week but have the weekend free, here’s our roundup for the 10th – 12th April. Visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for even more ideas and inspiration this weekend.

    CBeebies Live! Mr Tumble’s Circus at The Capital FM Arena

    He’s popular with the current generation of young kids and this Friday, Mr Tumble brings his circus to Nottingham

  • Win Posted on 01 April 2015

    Get your skates on for our National Ice Centre Easter competition

    Easter is almost here and to celebrate we’ve teamed up the National Ice Centre to give away and eggs-tra special treat.

    During the Easter period (30th March – 19th April) families will be able to enjoy a host of activities  including an Easter Foam Party, a Parent and Toddler Easter Party, an Egg Hunt and a Skate with a Princess Party.

    And you could get your hands on a skating pass for four people, with skate hire included, by entering our competition. As well as that you could also walk away with some chocolate prizes by taking part in the Easter activities at the rink.

    To be in with a chance of winning, fill in the

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