• sky2 Posted on 27 October 2014

    Things to do this weekend, 31st October – 2nd November 2014

    Spooktacular events will be occurring this weekend as Nottinghamshire falls under the shroud of Halloween. Creepy critters, haunted happenings and spine tingling tours make up just a small portion of the offering at the end of half-term week. There’s not just Halloween on the agenda however, with plenty more lined up for those who might not wish to spend the weekend surrounded by ghosts and ghouls. So read on and see what there is to take part in across our county this weekend . . .

    Fright Post Farm at White Post Farm

    Nottinghamshire’s White Post Farm will be transformed this Halloween to offer visitors a few frights as part of

  • Sheriff's Gauntlet GameCity9 Posted on 20 October 2014

    Things to do this weekend, 24th – 26th October 2014

    We’re very excited for this weekend, not that we’re not usually excited for the weekend of course! But with outlaw celebrations at a famous landmark, a festival dedicated to a well-loved fruit, a celebration of all things horror as well as the largest cultural video game festival in Europe, Nottinghamshire really is the place to be this weekend. Keep reading to see exactly what you can look forward to if you’re visiting us this weekend or indeed if you’re a local looking for something to do. We have it all in one county.

    The Robin Hood Pageant at Nottingham Castle

    The legend of Robin Hood is one that is woven into the history

  • GameCity8 - last year Posted on 17 October 2014

    What to expect at GameCity9 and The Sheriff’s Gauntlet

    GameCity – Europe’s biggest and best-loved cultural video games festival – is just around the corner and this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Top of the programme of events is The Sheriff’s Gauntlet, an action-packed FREE family event.

    Just ahead the festival, which runs in Nottingham from 25 October to 1 November, director of GameCity Iain Simons, reveals what to expect from this year’s event, how to get involved in The Sheriff’s Gauntlet and plans for its tenth anniversary next year.

    What can people who have never been to GameCity before expect? 

    GameCity is about everyone being able to make games AND everyone being able to play them! So, if

  • Senior British Rowing Championships Posted on 16 October 2014

    Stars of Team GB set to compete to become national champion in Nottinghamshire

    One of the sports that Great Britain has excelled in in recent years is rowing. Our athletes have captured the imagination of the public on many occasions recently, claiming great medal hauls and casting aside opposition from all over the world.

    This weekend, Nottinghamshire is privileged to welcome the Team GB stars to Holme Pierrepont Country Park, home of the National Water Sports Centre for the 2014 British Rowing Senior Championships. Many well known faces will be making an appearance including gold medalists Helen Glover MBE, Andrew Triggs Hodge MBE and Pete Reed MBE. And unlike any other occasion, this is an event where we see GB stars going

  • Layout 1 Posted on 13 October 2014

    Things to do this weekend, 17th – 19th October 2014

    Big October continues in the same vein as it’s begun, with plenty to occupy everyone across Nottinghamshire. If you’re coming for a short weekend stay or you live locally and you’re thinking of spending the weekend out and about, make sure you try something new and experience the great events on offer. Read on and check out what we’ve picked out below as our picks of things to do this coming weekend.

    Nottingham Festival of Words at Various Nottingham Venues

    Nottingham is very much an open book when it comes to its literary heritage. With names such as Byron, Lawrence and Sillitoe in its repertoire, it’s no surprise that the city boasts one

  • Horrible Histories Pixel Posted on 10 October 2014

    WIN a family pass to see Horrible Histories show Barmy Britain at the Theatre Royal

    We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead!

    So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with a brand new show Barmy Britain with all new amazing 3D effects which opens at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal on 19th November for a five-night run.

    Can you beat battling Boudicca? What if a Viking moved in next door? Has William Wallace met his match? Would you lose your heart or head to horrible Henry? Can evil Elizabeth entertain England? Will Parliament survive gunpowder Guy? Can King Charles keep his head? Would you stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Escape the clutches of Burke and

  • IACF 13 001 Posted on 06 October 2014

    Things to do this weekend, 10th – 12th October 2014

    We’re well and truly in Autumn now, with the magnificent spectacle of the trees changing the colour of their foliage, the turn of the weather to crisp cold mornings and long dark nights, and our attentions changing from cool summer drinks to relieve the heat to warm beverages and piping hot snacks to thaw the senses. Luckily here in Nottinghamshire, we’re able to keep you busy through the cold months and make enjoying the outside elements more fun than anywhere else!


    Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival at Nottingham Castle

    The annual Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival returns this week with more beers and ciders on offer to the public

  • sky2 Posted on 04 October 2014

    WIN £100-worth of Theatre Tokens to spend at Nottingham Playhouse

    Nottingham Playhouse is renowned for its rich programme of gripping drama, family entertainment, top class music and comedy – not to mention its spectacular Christmas pantomime.

    Now we have teamed the national Theatre Tokens scheme, which was launched in 1984, to offer you the chance to win £100-worth of vouchers to see your favourite shows at the Playhouse.

    Of course 1984 will be remembered for a string of momentous events including Band Aid’s Do They Know it’s Christmas single and the gold medal winning performance by Nottingham figure skaters Torvill and Dean at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics.

    Theatre Tokens make great gifts for friends and family and come in denominations of £5, £10, or

  • Big October Posted on 03 October 2014

    It’s a BIG October in Nottingham!

    The nights are drawing in and there’s a chill as October has landed on our doorstep!

    Nottingham isn’t settling in for hibernation yet though- there’s so much to do this month that we’ve christened it Big October!

    October brings the biggest event of the year – the Goose Fair! It’s back at Forest Recreation Ground this weekend. The biggest travelling fair in Europe has been visiting

    Goose Fair at night

    Nottingham since 1285 and it’s an unmissable day or night out for the whole family, with thrilling white knuckle rides, fun and activities for kids, delicious foods from around the world, and a fantastic atmosphere. Look out for the leaflets in

  • prop Posted on 29 September 2014

    Things to do this weekend, 3rd – 5th October 2014

    With summer now a distant memory it’s time to look ahead to October which is one of the busiest months in our calendar. Over the coming four weeks, we have so much to look forward to, including the Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival, GameCity9, the Robin Hood Game and Country Show and much, much more. This weekend is full of events to get the month off with a bang – here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store.

    Goose Fair – Nottingham

    This week, the Forest recreation Ground will come alive with the sight of thousands of twinkling lights as the annual Goose Fair comes to town. Affectionately known by locals as ‘Gooseh’

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As we prepare ourselves for Halloween and the dark months ahead, there is a great variety of events throughout Nottinghamshire that we guarantee will get you in the spirit. Discover the dark side of the city on a spooky tour, explore museums at night, or get stuck into some atmospheric storytelling. However you like to spend your…