Things to do this Bank Holiday Weekend, 24-27 August 2012


How quickly time flies and it’s already the last of the summer bank holidays. The schools will start again soon and we’ll be back to the autumn routine. In the last throws of summer there’s still chance to get out and about with lots of things to do and events in Nottinghamshire this weekend.

Today is your last chance to vote for the shortlists of the Culture Cloud Award over at New Art Exchange. The winner will be announced at 12 noon tomorrow, good luck to all those involved.

Newstead Abbey is celebrating Victorian Week with a themed quiz around the gardens for children 4 years and above. Activity costs £1 in addition to normal entrance fee of £6 per car.

Newark Festival takes place this weekend and opens with an evening of jazz at Ann et Vin. Tomorrow, if you head to the market square you’ll find lots of local produce on hand. There will also be a performance by Scouting for Girls at the Riverside tomorrow night.

Clumber Park continues with its superb 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ this afternoon with its 50 Things Friday. Head there to collect your own scrapbook and see what you can do.


There are plenty of guided tours of Nottingham taking place. Today there is a Robin Hood Walking Tour starting from Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem and tomorrow there will be a Robin Hood Town Tour starting from The Cross Keys on Weekday Cross. On Bank Holiday Monday a special Heroes and Villains Tour takes place at 2pm from Ye Olde Salutation Inn (booking essential).

Take a guided tour around Nottingham

The superb setting for Wayne Manor in the latest Batman film, Wollaton Hall, offers a Food Fair in the Courtyard, starting tomorrow until Monday.

On Sunday 26 August, there’ll be a Vintage and Classic Car Show at the highly regarded and picturesque setting of Langar Hall. Bring a special car if you have one.

Starting Sunday 26 August and through to Bank Holiday Monday 27 August is the Moorgreen Country Show. Attracting around 20,000 visitors, the show is crammed full of activities and food and drink.

Papplewick Pumping Station will be in steam on Sunday 26 and Monday 27 August. This James Watt engines are a true delight when they’re in operation.

Head to Welbeck Farm Shop for a local Farmers’ Market on Bank Holiday Monday. The event is free and while you’re there pop round the corner to the Harley Gallery and check out the latest installation by Ptolemy Mann an exhibition on colourful and elegantly designed textiles.

Over at Twinlakes Theme Park, you’ll have the chance to see Peppa Pig, The Octonauts, Waybuloo and Fireman Sam at selected times at the Outdoor Picnic Area.

A couple of suggestions from our Twitter followers:

@Answer_4u: Off to show off my beloved hounds at The Griffin’s Head Papplewick dog show on Monday #clearwinners

@FreshEyesShout: Possibly going to go to that segway riding thing at Wollaton Hall!

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates on events and news. Whatever you end up doing have a great time and enjoy the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Posted on 24 August 2012
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

A Mansfield lad who likes reading, running and red wine.

Comments (0)

Post a comment

Our monthly pick

Nottingham We Dig The Castle

We Dig The Castle: Unearthing Nottingham’s Archaeological Secrets Part Two

This blog is the second instalment of a two part blog. To read part one click here. Back in July I visited Nottingham Castle to find out more about the annual archaeological excavation ‘We Dig The Castle’. A partnership project between Trent & Peak Archaeology, Nottingham City Council and Historic England, this excellent scheme invites volunteers…

Your favourite places

Featured authors

  • Sarah Louise

    A very lucky marketeer in her dream job. Passionate about all things Nottinghamshire and firmly believes if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen!

  • Kinga

    Addicted to music and learning languages. Loves reading, gardening, travelling and everything new media related.

  • Alistair

    Originally from Preston – but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

  • Natalie

    Proud to represent the county I grew up in. Travel loving devoted mum of two who carries a torch for the city’s unsung hero, Captain Albert Ball VC.

  • Sophie

    Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

Have a go...

unesco city of literature nottingham

Speak In Nottingham To Me – A Beginner’s Guide To Nottingham’s Dialect

Language is certainly one of our best creations. Without it, it would be difficult for us to coexist, establish communities and share feelings. Language makes it all easier and helps us work together and understand one another. Throughout history people always felt the need to find one universal language for all. Several attempts were made to popularise different languages…