Things to do this weekend, 12th – 13th September 2015


We’re gearing up for another great week in Nottingham, as Britain’s premier road cycling race scorches into town, and some of the county’s best heritage sites and attractions throw their doors open for free. As always, you can keep right up to date with what’s on in Nottinghamshire by following us on Twitter and Facebook.


Tour of Britain – 11th September

With Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish leading the pack of big name riders, this year’s Tour of Britain is already shaping up to be an unmissable event. Big hitters like Team Sky and Team Movistar will be going for the win, but don’t forget to cheer on the local boys – Team Raleigh – as they speed along Nottinghamshire’s streets.

The action will climax with a dramatic finish at the Forest Recreation Ground – where you can enjoy a free family fun day, before the riders roll in. We also have some fantastic offers for you to enjoy around Nottingham – download your voucher here.

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Major Oak Woodland Festival – 12th – 13th September

Join the Wild Man of the Woods, as he attempts to talk to The Major Oak itself during a celebration of this ancient, storied woodland.

This weekend of festivities, in the heart of Sherwood Forest, gives you a chance to learn about the work of conservation organisations, see woodland crafts demonstrations and dive into the stories and legends of the forest.

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Heritage Open Days – 10th – 13th September

Experience Nottinghamshire’s finest architecture and culture, as some of the county’s top attractions open up for free, during this national celebration.

There’s a feast of heritage to enjoy between Thursday and Sunday, with many venues running special tours or offering free entry to celebrate this once a year treat.

Tour the original Boots factory, see the unique architecture in the Creative Quarter, and explore Southwell Minster with an expert guide – along with much, much more.

See here for a list of the free Heritage Open Days events near you.


Newark Blues Festival – 11th – 13th September

Watch as musicians turn up those amps, grab their battered old guitars and pour their hearts out on stages across a dozen venues, as Newark shakes to the annual Blues Festival this weekend.

Intimate gigs will be held in venues like Ann Et Vin, The Castle Barge, The Fox & Crown, The Prince Rupert and The Ram, while Newark Castle will be the spectacular setting for the main stage.

For more information click here.

Posted on 09 September 2015
Featured author: Alistair

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

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