Things to do this weekend, 13th – 15th December 2013
Before the festivities of Christmas begin and we all become swept away in the mad rush of preparing the roast and wrapping presents, make the most of the weekends and explore some new places in the county. Nottinghamshire comes alive during December and this weekend is no exception. As ever we are here to make your life a little easier, so we’ve lined up five of the events we think might make your weekend a little more memorable. So sit back and let us inspire you…
Southwell Beer Festival at Southwell Racecourse
Southwell Racecourse hosts the annual Southwell Beer Festival this weekend from the 13th – 15th December, a guaranteed winner for anyone who loves their real ales and fine foods. The festival is ideal for the entire family with a full day’s racing over all three days, accompanied by of course fine beers and ales, freshly prepared food, and at the end of the day, live entertainment. Live music will take you through the evening and get everyone in the Christmas spirit.
There are a variety of offers on for the festival to make sure you get value for money from your day out. One package on offer is a £20 Real Ale 7 package, which includes; admission, 4 half pint vouchers, race card and a food voucher.
To enquire about tickets for this event please call 01636 814481.
Wet Wet Wet at the Capital FM Arena
World-wide chart topping band Wet Wet Wet take centre stage on the 13th December at Capital FM Arena in their current UK tour. They have had three UK no.1 hits in their time and set records with 10 sell out gigs in Glasgow in 1995. The band have been one of the most popular acts of the past 25 years and are set to draw in the crowds yet again, building on their past success which has seen them sell 15 million singles and albums to date.
Blue will be supporting them for their tour, so you are guaranteed an night of top-quality music from two of the country’s finest bands.
Tickets are priced between £44.80 and £50.40 (price includes administration fee). Tickets can be booked online, via 0843 373 3000 or in person at Ticketing & Customer Services, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1LA.
Crags Christmas at Creswell Crags
Creswell Crags is celebrating Christmas in the traditional way and ensuring there is plenty for the entire family this weekend and for the remaining weekends throughout December.
Santa Claus has set up his magical Ice Age grotto at the Crags and he can’t wait to see the children to hear what they want for Christmas this year! Every child will have the opportunity to see Santa and his Elves will be handing out gifts and decorations to all who enter!
Tickets for entry are priced at £4 per child and this includes a gift. Santa will be there on both Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December from 10am – 4.30pm. For more information please visit the Creswell Crags website.
Nottingham Lace City Chorus: Festive Harmonies at St Mary’s Church
Join the ladies of Nottingham’s Lace City Chorus for a night of Christmas carols and festivities in their Festive Harmonies show on the night of 14th December at St Mary’s Church, Nottingham.
Nottingham’s Lace City Chorus is made up of roughly 90 women, who have traveled the world over their time together, representing the UK at world championships, performing in locations such as Houston, Calgary, Detroit and Nashville as well as the London Palladium and several other UK locations. They have also had the honour to be voted UK, Ireland and Netherlands’ Sweet Adelines’ Barbershop Champions 4 times in their illustrious careers, so you are certainly guaranteed a night of high quality performing from one of the UK’s most exciting groups.
And to top it off, this event is hosted within the charming location of St Mary’s Church, right in the heart of Nottingham.
For information on how to book your place, please visit our dedicated listing for this event where you are also able to book tickets direct from our website.
Stick Man Trails at Sherwood Pines
Stick Man invites the whole family to join him this weekend over the 14th – 15th December to discover the wonders the forest has to offer! The trail will provide an educational lesson for the kids as well as entertainment in a day of exploration they won’t forget. The trails have been set up to teach children about the importance of trees and wood within everyday life, and in the climate in which we live in today where conservation and recycling is high on everyone’s agenda, it is a perfect day for children to learn about the importance of preserving wildlife and the habitats nestled within our forests.
As well as learning, there is of course a fun element to the day’s trail, with the opportunity for kids to hunt for clues in order to follow the trail, write poems, draw pictures and help Stick Man locate his brothers and sisters. Other activities include building a stick stack or den as well as spotting hidden objects, telling a tale and making your own Stick Man!
Christmas by Candlelight at the Framework Knitters Museum
The Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington is inviting you to pop along on Saturday 14th December to experience a very unique and charming Christmas celebration as they host their fantastic Christmas by Candlelight event. Between 11am – 5pm, visitors will be able to visit Santa in his grotto, and enjoy traditional music, food and drink. If you are visiting after dark, you will be treated to experiencing this historic site in by candlelight, setting a truly authentic Victorian scene. Purchase gifts from the textile emporium, listen to the Ruddington Community Choir and take part in knitting your very own gifts or souvenirs to take away with you at the end of the day. There is guaranteed fun for the whole family!
Admission to the event is FREE. There is a £5 admission to Santa’s grotto (advanced booking advised). For further information, please visit the Framework Knitters Museum website.
As ever there are plenty more events taking place across the county so if you want even more inspiration, please visit our What’s On page…