Things to do in Nottinghamshire 15-17th March

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The sun is shining, spring has nearly sprung and yet the cold weather still won’t let up! To help put a spring in your step, we’ve put together a list of great events in Nottinghamshire, for you to enjoy over the coming weekend.

Saturday marks the start of English Tourism Week and all over Notts, venues and attractions will be tempting you through the door with a variety of discounts and special offers. From tours to afternoon teas; take advantage and celebrate tourism in Nottinghamshire.
Don’t miss great events, including a speciality English Menu at the D.H.Lawrence Bistro starting on the 16th,  the chance to make your own Queen Victoria peg doll, and a Queen Victoria Themed Tour.

If you’ve been to Nottingham Castle but haven’t experienced the Mortimer’s Hole and dungeon cave tour, then now’s your chance! Be led through secret passageways, King David’s legendary dungeon, the Duke of Newcastle’s Wine Cellar and Mortimer’s Hole in the caves beneath the Castle. Tours start from Saturday.

To celebrate a successful first year of reopening, the Nottingham Industrial Museum is holding a special family fun day including a full steaming of the engines, crafts and museum related activities all at the regular admission price! Don’t miss out on this great experience on Saturday.

This weekend is your last chance to see spectacular displays happening all over the city as part of the Nottdance Festival. Working in partnership with Nottingham’s world-class venues including Nottingham Playhouse, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham Contemporary, New Art Exchange and Nottingham Trent University, Nottdance Festival can also be found in alternative venues such as night clubs, independent venues and galleries, shopping centres and public spaces. The Nottdance Festival reaches across the city in a cultural collaboration. You can see the events until the 17th March.

Explore Nottingham with the ‘Official Outlaw’ Robin Hood and discover the truth of the legend. Follow a trail of historical facts and learn how simple ballads over 700 years old grew into one of the greatest stories ever told. This is running from Saturday for a week starting at 2pm.

We hope you enjoy your weekend whatever you do, and remember to share your experiences with us via Facebook and Twitter.


Posted on 13 March 2013
Featured author: Erin

Australian now calling Nottingham home. Piano playing, cake making, bicycle riding lady who loves travel.

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