Things to do this Bank Holiday weekend, 25-28th March


It’s Bank Holiday weekend and there is plenty of spring fever in the air with lots seasonal events taking place all over the county. Read about some of our top picks below – aside from eating as much chocolate as we can get our hands on.

We’re put together a list of some our Easter highlights to give you some more festive ideas or you can take a look at our What’s On Guide, as well as TwitterFacebook and our new Instagram page for more inspiration for a great long weekend.

Southwell Workhouse Easter Weekend

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Southwell’s Workhouse museum will be open during the Easter school holidays for some extra special Easter themed family fun.

Good Friday was one of only two rest days that the paupers were allowed back in Victorian England, so visitors can expect to get their hands dirty and join in the work themselves!

Other activities include the ‘Mary Mouse Trail’  and talks with some of the inmates and staff to learn life in the Workhouse.

Easter Eggtravaganza, The Glee Club, Nottingham

For a (only slightly) more grown up Easter experience, The Glee Club in Nottingham will be hosting their own eggstravaganza. The weekend will see performances from comedians including Roger Monkhouse, Tom Deacan and Andrew Ryan …not to mention an Easter egg for every guest.

Easter Adventure Quest, Bolsover Castle

Our neighbouring Derbyshire’s Bolsover Castle is calling all adventurers for weekend of hands-on history. Meet characters from kings to butlers to ancient Romans or even monks who will help you solve clues and make your way through the castle towards a chocolate prize! It promises to be a fun day out for all the family.

Stonebrige City Farm Easter Egg-Stravaganza Easter at Stonebridge

It wouldn’t be Easter without an egg hunt and this one comes with cuddles with baby bunnies and fluffy chicks! There will also be lamb bottle feeding and arts and crafts for little ones to make. Head to Stonebridge Farm in St Anns to join in the farmyard fun.

Steaming Days at Papplewick Pumping Station 

Papplewick Pumping station is the only completely preserved Victorian waterworks left in the Midlands – and with it’s gleaming rooms and fully functional machinery, it really is one of its kind.  The public are invited to come and see the engines in action on one of Papplewick’s Steaming Days over the Easter period.

Posted on 23 March 2016
Featured author: Jessie

Nottingham native and fan of all things music, arts and animal related.

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