Things to do this weekend, 14-16 June 2013

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It’s Fathers’ Day on Sunday, so here’s a special round up of things to do this weekend that Dad’s everywhere will enjoy:

Treat Dad to a beer or two at the Retford Beer Festival which starts on Thursday and goes through until Saturday with 100 local beers to enjoy. Head to Retford Town Hall to sample some fine ales from around 12 local breweries.

There’s outdoor music at Sherwood Pines this weekend with Forest Live on Friday and Saturday. Tickets for Paloma Faith on Saturday have sold out but you can still catch Blondie and the Lightning Seeds on Friday night.

At Nottingham Racecourse, there’s more live entertainment from the Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular. This totally live show includes classic swing hits such as Come Fly With Me and That’s Amore.

Why not take a walk in the beautiful Notts countryside based around our legendary Nottinghamshire writers. Over in Eastwood there’s a Summer Saunter from the DH Lawrence Heritage Centre that takes in the heritage area of Brinsley.

Brinsley, on the DH Lawrence summer saunter. Photo credit Alison Loydall

Brinsley, on the DH Lawrence summer saunter. Photo credit Alison Loydall

Alternatively, try a walk around Newstead Abbey, Papplewick and Linby a former haunt of the poet Lord Byron. There’s a special tour of the gardens at Newstead for Father’s Day too.

Over at the Great Central Railway Nottingham, Dad’s that like steam engines and trains will love the Miniature Traction Engine Rally with a miniature railway and train service operating on Sunday.

At Arnot Hill Park, you’ll find the Arnold Carnival on Saturday and Sunday with big stage entertainment from local and professional acts. You’ll also find Chilwell Carnival on Saturday 15 June or the Mapperley Park Village Fete on Sunday 16 June from 2pm.

Broadway are celebrating Fathers’ Day with a special screening of The Great Escape, starring Steve McQueen.  One of the greatest adventure films of all time this is a boys own classic.

If you want to take Dad out for a meal, then try Hart’s Restaurant or Tom Brown’s Brasserie. Hart’s are offering a set lunch at £23 per person and set dinner at £24 per person and Tom Brown’s in Gunthorpe are offering a three course lunch for £25.


Have a great weekend whatever you do and don’t forget to join in the conversation with us on Twitter @ExperienceNotts or follow us on Facebook at LoveNotts.

Posted on 12 June 2013
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

A Mansfield lad who likes reading, running and red wine.

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