Things to do this weekend, 03-04 August 2013


This weekend marks the start of several long term attractions and is a date for many fabulous events. For those of you who are looking for activities this weekend we prepared a whole list of them. Make sure to look for more inspiration on our What’s on page.

Wander Thoresby event

Thoresby is a place filled with wonders and we encourage you to discover them while wandering around and exploring its beauty. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to see new parts of The Pierrepont Collection and have a stroll around Thoresby Park with new technologies to shape history and have a go at geocaching. This free event starts on the 2nd August and lasts until 26th August. Use this time to plan a great fun for all the family.


Riverside Festival 2013festival

This weekend is a crucial stop for festival lovers. Along the banks of River Trent the Riverside Festival takes place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Relax with a picnic or experience a variety of food and drink from the stalls whilst listening to the wide range of music on offer. The organisers have prepared a variety of fun for all age groups. Highlights include free art activities for the little ones in the Children’s Zone, a Sports Zone with opportunity to try a range of sports activities, live music stages, street theatre, a street fair, global craft stalls, trade stands and many more. Make sure to read the programme thoroughly to not miss performances of your favourite artists. Take your family and enjoy together the free festival experience.


Nottingham Food & Drink Fortnight

For those of you who enjoy eating out we recommend the Nottingham Food & Drink Fortnight which starts on 3rd August and lasts until 17th August. It’s the best time to have a meal in one of (the) Notts top restaurants since several of them offer discounts and special offers. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and enjoy yourself with friends and family. Please see for details of which restaurants are taking part in the festival.


gardenEnchanted Lantern Lit Evening

After a long and busy day, come and relax at the beautiful Japanese garden.  Stay for a while having a Pure Land tea along with homemade heavenly scones made by Buddha Maitreya and enjoy a soothing atmosphere of peace which is hardly possible to experience even in Japan these days. The Pure Land Japanese Garden, situated in the North Clifton, invites you for its special Enchanted Lantern Lit Evening which takes place every
Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening in August and September from 7pm to 10pm.



On Saturday 3rd of August at Nottingham Arts Theatre, a truly original and eclectic Cabaret show will take place. You can expect a blend of traditional showgirls, live music and vocal artistes, burlesque, comedy, puppetry, dancing and more. We guarantee rip-roaring fun with a risqué edge. The number of tickets is limited so book them now to enter THE DEN OF INIQUITY and see for yourself.


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Posted on 31 July 2013
Featured author: Kinga

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

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