Things to do this weekend, 11th – 13th December 2015
With just over two weeks until the big day arrives, we can now be forgiven for getting carried away with the Christmas festivities. Bearing that in mind, this weekend sees the county gripped in the festive fever, with a wide range of family events, entertainment and glitering venues to visit. Read on for your dose of inspiration and stay in the loop by following us on Twitter and Facebook where we’re happy to suggest yet more things to do!
Duran Duran at the Capital FM Arena
80’s pop-group sensation Duran Duran have always been hugely popular with audiences, releasing tracks over the years that have included ‘The Reflex’, ‘Rio’ and ‘Girls on Film’. On the back of their historical success, the band have now released their 14th studio album and announced a UK tour on the back of it.
This Friday, 11th December, the boys hit Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena to perform classic songs from their repertoire as well as tracks their fans know and love from previous decades. Tickets are still on sale so to make sure you catch the boys in Nottingham this week, head over to the Capital FM Arena website. Ticket information correct at time of publishing.
Sparking Sherwood at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is magical at any time of the year, with its historic ties to the legend of Robin Hood and the centre piece – The Major Oak. This week, the forest comes to life with bright lights and glittering branches for Sparkling Sherwood. The forests ancient oak trees take on a new life and shine bright in the heart of rural Nottinghamshire as visitors take the opportunity to marvel at them at this annual two day event.
Tickets for the event need to be purchased in advance and this can be done by calling call 01623 823 202. Tickets are subject to availability. Find out more by visiting the website.
Christmas Carols in the Mill Yard at Greens Windmill
The air will be filled with the joyous sound of Christmas carols in the grounds of one of Nottingham’s most iconic landmarks. Join in with singing by the Nottingham Ukulele Orchestra as well as the Salvation Army Youth Band as they perform outside Greens Windmill. Stalls will be set up in the yard selling gifts to the public as well as mince pies and mulled wine.
Entry is free and it makes for a great event for the whole family to attend. For more details, visit the Greens Windmill website.
FREE Entry Weekend at Nottingham Castle
Enjoy free entry to Nottingham Castle this weekend, reveling in a spot of nostalgia and some fine festive celebrations with Santa in the Bastion – waiting to meet the children to hear what they want for Christmas.
A traditional Christmas gift fair will be set up in the grounds of Nottingham’s Castle, and of course there’s the opportunity to explore the grounds and interior of the castle with several exhibitions to discover. To find out more information, take a look at the Nottingham Castle website.
Victorian Christmas Extravaganza at Framework Knitters Museum
Be transported back in time at the Framework Knitters Museum this weekend for their Victorian Extravaganza, where Santa will be in his grotto handing out gifts to the kids, as well as many more magical moments for the family to enjoy.
Explore the museum in daylight or by lantern light in the evening, enjoy fresh treats such as roasted chestnuts and crumpets to warm the senses on a cold winter day, have-a-go on a circular knitting machine or wander through the many curios and gifts in the textile emporium. All in all, it’s well worth a visit for the whole family this Saturday, 12th December. More details can be found on the Framework Knitters Museum website.