Things to do this weekend, 12th – 14th February 2016
With half-term starting this weekend, and the romance of Valentine’s Day taking hold on Sunday, there’s no shortage of events taking place across Nottinghamshire! So if you’re seeking a spot of romance, or you’re desperately looking for ways to keep the children occupied, we think have a few ideas to inspire even the most tired parents or lacklustre lovers. For even more ideas, visit us on Facebook and Twitter throughout the week.
Half-term weekend inspiration…
Chinese New Year Celebrations at Highfields Park
We’re now in the Year of the Monkey, and what better way to celebrate the colourful tradition of Chinese New Year than by visiting Beeston Square and Highfields Park this weekend. Watch in amazement as Beeston becomes a hive of activity on Saturday with live performances including dance, martial arts and much more.
Sunday sees the lake at Highfields become a sea of colour, with paper lanterns and fantastic firework displays to leave everyone in awe. To find out more about the festivities, visit the Lakeside Arts website.
February Half-Term Family Fun at Nottingham Contemporary
From craft and participatory activities, to shows and exhibitions, Nottingham Contemporary are ensuring that the family have plenty to enjoy this February half-term. Get those imaginative juices flowing, and visit the Monuments Should Not Be Trusted exhibition. You can then create your own gifts, inspired by the things you love and admire.
More information on what’s on over the February half-term at Nottingham Contemporary can be found on their website.
Robin Hood Town Tour
Nothing says Nottingham like a tour of the city’s historic sites with the man himself! This Saturday, why not embark on the Robin Hood Town Tour and see the sights of Nottingham with Ezekial Bone, as he divulges secrets from the city’s past and brings to light the legend of Robin Hood within the 21st century.
Explore historic attractions such as St Mary’s Church and Nottingham Castle, and delve deep into the Lace Market – home to Nottingham’s industrial past. Find out more on the Robin Hood Town Tour by visiting the website.
Something for the romantics this Valentine’s Day…
Painted Hearts Workshop at Focus Gallery
Instead of buying something for your Valentine, why not make them something from the heart? This Saturday at The Focus Gallery, visitors can make their own painted hearts for their loved ones in a special Valentine’s craft event.
Personalize your heart for the one you love and present it to them as a true gift from the heart on Valentines Day. Join Helen on this three hour course, as she seeks to inspire all with ideas and inspiration on how to decorate your very own heart. Find out more on the Focus Gallery website.
The Third Wheel at The Malt Cross
Traditionally, no one wants to be the third wheel, however this weekend the Malt Cross are inviting singletons to bring along their favourite couples, and enjoy 3 for 2 offers, a live DJ and more for their very own Third Wheel event. Of course, for the third wheels, there’s always the chance to meet another third wheel in this creative spin on a traditional Valentine’s event.
To find out more, visit the Malt Cross website.
Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea at Wollaton Hall
Known as a quintessential English tradition, and coupled with the idea of romance, afternoon tea is the perfect way to spend an afternoon with your loved one.
Set in the stunning Wollaton Hall, recently crowned as the second most popular tourist attraction in Britain, make sure you treat your loved one to an afternoon tea to remember in this romantic location. Find out more at the Wollaton Hall website.
Valentine’s Day Cruise with Princess River Cruises
Wine and dine with the crew of Princess River Cruises this weekend, as you set sail down Nottinghamshire’s charming River Trent, admiring beautiful views and enjoying fine food and drink.
With a delicious three course menu available on this special two hour cruise, there are few more romantic ways to spend an afternoon, as you cruise the tranquil waters of the River Trent. Every lady will receive a rose, as well as a complimentary drink for the gentlemen and a bottle of wine to share. To find out how to book your place, visit the Princess River Cruises website.