Things to do this weekend, 18th – 20th October

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It’s that time of the week again. Forget DIY and get out and about and enjoy the many delights Nottinghamshire has to offer! Let’s run through some of the top events this coming weekend as October delivers yet another feast of entertainment, interest and intrigue!

The Robin Hood Game & Country Show at Newark Showground

An annual event, The Robin Hood Game and Country Show is a big crowd-puller in the county with its vast array of entertainment and attractions. There are many country and leisure pursuits to be taken advantage of such as jousting displays and owl flights. Celebrate all things Robin Hood related and who knows, you might even get a chance to meet the legend himself!

The All About Dogs Show forms a major part of the event so be sure to make your way over to this attraction on the 19th and 20th if you are a lover of all things canine related. A canine theme runs right throughout the weekend and you are encouraged to bring your own dogs along to the show to enjoy the day out and take in the entertainment on offer.

Game and country attractions include firing ranges, clay shoots, game meat preparation, country apparel shopping and much more! Of course, fresh food and drink is available throughout the weekend so those who love their refreshments and fine foods will not be disappointed.

The Game and Country Show takes place over the 19th & 20th October and admission prices are £7.50 for adults, £7.00 for students and senior citizens, children go free.

1940s Weekend at Papplewick Pumping Station

If you fancy a blast from the past and an opportunity to lose yourself in a world of 1940s characters, music and entertainment then head over to Papplewick Pumping station on the 19th & 20th October between 11am-5pm for some wartime nostalgia! The pumping station is only in steam several times a year and this weekend is one of those fine occasions where visitors can see it in all its working glory for a 1940s weekend!

Displays from the Home Guard, vintage vehicles, battle re-enactments and many more wartime attractions will make the weekend complete for those who crave a slice of history in action.

Admission is £6 for adults, £4 for seniors, £3 for children and a family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) is priced at £16.

Family Fun at Green’s Windmill

Many people often spy a rather beautiful object on the Nottingham skyline but never seem to visit. Well we know for a fact that those who never make it to Green’s Windmill are missing a trick. This weekend is a perfect excuse to make your way over to Nottingham’s fully functioning tourist attraction with their Family Fun event. Between 11am – 1pm on Saturday 19th October, take part in a mini pizza making session. The session is suitable for 4 years and above and will leave you with a tasty delight afterwards to share among the family. The windmill is in a perfect location with amazing views as well as being a fully functioning museum and science centre and we feel is one of the relatively unknown gems in the county that is a MUST see for everyone!

Digital Fireworks to Kick off GameCity8 at The Old Market Square

Nottingham’s annual gaming event returns in 2013 with GameCity8. Everything gets underway on the evening of the 18th October from 7.30pm with a fantastic digital fireworks display that will leave you breathless. PixelPyros is a virtual pyrotechnics display mounted onto a massive 60-foot wide screen using state-of-the-art projectors and lasers and we guarantee it will leave you speechless.

GameCity8 runs from the 19th – 26th October and is a must visit event for those who love their video games and want to see cutting edge displays, hear talks from market leaders and gather all the information on the future of the industry. The digital firework display will be the perfect opening to a gaming event that takes Nottingham by storm, year after year.

Who Dunnit Trail at Mr Straw’s House, Worksop

If you’re a lover of a good murder mystery, then take part in an interactive murder mystery tour at Mr Straw’s house on Saturday 19th October in their fantastic Who Dunnit Trail. Most will say that Mr Straw’s house is a time capsule in house form so it makes for the perfect murder scene with its period features and air of history, heritage and 1920s charm. Can you work out who committed the crime and link the clues to the suspect? This is a family event, suitable for adults and children!

Admission is £6.90 for adults, £3.50 for children, or £17.30 for a family ticket. Booking is essential for these tours so please call 01909 482380 to make a reservation.

Posted on 17 October 2013
Featured author: Tom

Nottingham lad who’s a proud Notts County fan, cheese fiend, chocaholic and loves travelling and music.

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