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.
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:
- Afternoon Tea at Hodsock Priory near Worksop
- Afternoon Tea Platter at Homemade in Nottingham, a special for English Tourism Week
- Hart’s Restaurant for fine dining lunch or dinner, please check availability in advance
Mother’s Day activities we recommend:
- Head to Green’s Windmill in Sneinton for Gingerbread Men with local produce
- The School of Artisan Food on the Welbeck Estate near Worksop have an Artisan Ice Cream Making Course, please check availability in advance
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