Things to do this weekend, 16-18 March 2012


Earlier this week Radio 4 said that Bramcote was a no man’s land. Well we’d like to give it a big shout out as the Hemlock Stone is around 200 million years old and the area is popular with runners, hikers and mountain bikers.

Bramcote also features well in Alan Sillitoe’s Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. Arthur Seaton may just come round and bang your heads together Radio 4. Here are our highlights of other things to do this weekend.

It’s still English Tourism Week and there are still some great activities and offers to be found. Head to Newstead Abbey for entry at £6 per car rather than the usual per person prices or go to Wollaton Hall for 50% off tours.

There are Park Lantern Tours at Wollaton later today but the big news at the park this weekend is the reopening of the Nottingham Industrial Museum with support from 70 volunteers.

A long standing favourite is the Craft and Country Fair at Thoresby Park which takes place traditionally this weekend as quite a large event. Fine food lovers should head to Nottingham’s Old Market Square for the market there this weekend.

Things to do on Mother’s Day

For a top lunch out with Mum, we have three top recommendations:

Mother’s Day activities we recommend:


And from Twitter…

–          @Lynz_i – Working in Welbeck on Saturday and a trip back in time to see some Ice Age rock art on Sunday. Absolutely #lovenotts

–          @ShonaMorton – #bluebell hunting this #weekend at Sharphill! Too early for blooms but great excuse for a stroll & fresh air @VIsitWoods

Posted on 16 March 2012
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

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

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