Things to do this weekend, 18th – 20th March 2016

Grand Tour

Well, we’ve made it through the Winter, and this weekend Spring finally arrives! So celebrate by getting out and about, and making the most of everything Nottinghamshire has to offer! We’re sure you’ll find plenty to your liking in this handy guide, or on our What’s On pages. For more ideas and inspiration, get social with us on Twitter and Facebook.

The Grand Tour

Following a hugely successful first season in 2015, the Grand Tour returns for Season Two. The same four venues will be coming together once again, to offer visitors an engaging cultural journey across the East Midlands.

Nottingham Contemporary and The Harley Gallery will be hosting special, free, exhibitions for the Grand Tour, and recreating the spirit of the old tours that the wealthy young aristocracy would embark upon to broaden their cultural horizons.

Visit the official website to find out more

Spring Festival – Bloom Weekend at Attenborough Nature Centre

It’s finally here! Welcome in the Springtime at Attenborough Nature Centre, during their fun-filled Bloom Festival.

Featuring ‘Make & Take’ activities, an art ramble, storytelling, a creation station, relaxing walks around the magnificent nature centre, and much more – there will be no shortage of outdoor fun to enjoy. And hopefully the sun will show its face!

Find out more here

British Geological Survey Family Fun Day

Saturday 19th March will see the return of the British Geological Survey. This family fun day will open its doors again to the general public for its 14th annual fun day! It’s a FREE event, celebrating the British Science Week.

Held in Keyworth, there will be British Geological Survey displays, talks, tours and lots of hands-on activities for children and adults. This fascinating event will keep your little ones busy and teach them something new, so don’t miss it.

More info here

Clumber Park Duathlon 2016

Also on Saturday you’re invited to give the duathlon at Clumber Park a go.

This special event offers the chance to shake off the winter and test your fitness at the start of the new season. The picturesque setting of north Nottinghamshire will inspire all first-timers, as well as those that have raced for national titles and Great Britain age-group qualification positions over the years.

If you’re not the athletic type, why not soak up the beautiful scenery while cheering on the competitors from the sidelines?

Find out more here

Saturday Night Live Music with Ann et Vin – Susan Dawn

After a busy week, what could be better than relaxing at Ann et Vin’s, with good wine and good music.

Susan Dawn will be performing for you this coming Saturday from 7:30pm, and at just £5 per person, it’s an inexpensive night out, with great entertainment.

Find out more here

Posted on 17 March 2016
Featured author: Kinga

Addicted to music and learning languages. Loves reading, gardening, travelling and everything new media related.

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