Things to do this weekend, 13th – 15th June 2014


During the summer months, you can always look forward to huge variety of events taking place in Nottinghamshire and this weekend will be no exception. From the World Cup to Father’s Day, we have plenty of inspiration to ensure your weekend is a memorable one. Don’t forget to visit the What’s On section of our website for more ideas.

Watch the England v Italy match (various venues)
All around Nottinghamshire, shops, houses and pubs are decked out with flags and red and white bunting which can mean only one thing – the World Cup is on its way! The football tournament will kick off in Rio on Thursday, with the much-anticipated England v Italy match taking place on Saturday at 6pm. Many of our venues will be screening the match, including The Ned Ludd, The Approach, The Southbank, The Trent Navigation, The Cross Keys and The Riverbank so you can share in the excitement with other football fans.

With the tournament taking place in Brazil, there is no place more fitting to get you in the mood than Las Iguana’s. The South American-inspired bar and restaurant, which is known for its carnival atmosphere, will be serving up an array of mouth-watering Brazilian dishes and cocktails as part of its Eat, Drink, Play Brazil event which takes place between 12th June and 13th July.

For more information on events taking place during the World Cup visit our dedicated page.

Treat your dad on Father’s Day
Father’s Day is on Sunday and here in Nottinghamshire we have plenty of things to do if you need a little inspiration. If your dad loves wine then why not treat him to a day at the School of Artisan Food? At the renowned school, which is on the Welbeck estate, your dad will be able to take part in a two-hour English wine tasting session. Many restaurants will be offering a Father’s Day menu, including Danube in Newark which will be giving you the chance to sample delicious European food along with a variety of German beers. Or why not help Dad channel his inner Robin Hood by taking him to Nottingham Castle where he will be able to have a go at archery?

We have lots more ideas and special offers on our website, including a 40 per cent saving on flight simulation experiences at SimSpot.

For more Father’s Day ideas, as well as special offers, click here.

Explore the beautiful Welbeck Estate
The north of Nottinghamshire is home to a number of ducal estates including the Welbeck Estate and this weekend you will be able to explore the picturesque grounds during an open village event. Pay a visit to the School of Artisan Food, take a tour of the Welbeck Brewery and call into the Welbeck Farm Shop where you can stock up on fine local produce. In addition, designer Jason Taylor will be hosting demonstrations at the Harley Courtyard and there will also be an opportunity to see parts of the village which are not normally open to the public.

The event takes place on Saturday and Sunday and promises to be fun for all the family.

See Jessie J perform at Sherwood Pines
Pop sensation Jessie J will be performing against the stunning woodland backdrop of Sherwood Pines on Friday as part of the Forest Live concert series.

Organised by the Forestry Commission, Forest Live aims to introduce new people to the forest so if you have never visited before then make sure you go along and see what it has to offer. Plus, money generated from the concerts will be spent on improving the woodland area for people and wildlife. There will also be food available, including gourmet burgers and pizza, as well as a bar serving drinks all night.

Tickets are still available for the Jessie J concert, as well as the Boyzone show on Thursday evening. However, the Paul Weller concert on Saturday evening is now sold out. Visit the Forestry Commission website or call 03000 680400 for tickets.

Inject a dash of colour into your life
Don your white clothes and get ready to run, walk, dance or shimmy your way through a rainbow of colour at the Colour Blast Dash on Sunday. The non-competitive event, which takes place at the Forest Recreation Ground, will see participants dash across a 5k or 2.5k route while being doused with colourful but environmentally-friendly paint. The event has been organised to raise funds for the Laura Centre, a charity which helps bereaved parents.

For further details on how to get involved visit the Colour Blast Dash website.

What have you got planned for the weekend in Nottinghamshire? Make sure you let us know on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #lovenotts.

Posted on 09 June 2014
Featured author: Catherine Allen Marketing Assistant

Arts fan, runner and cyclist who has been living in Nottingham for more than a decade. Loves real ale, craft beer, good food, travelling and sausage dogs.

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