Things to do this weekend, 19th – 21st December 2014
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . . we’re well and truly on the countdown to the big day now, with just over a week until the festivities begin. That means there’s not much time left to get out and about and experience some of the great festive events taking place around Nottinghamshire. But as ever, you’re very much spoilt for choice so keep reading to see what’s on. Remember to visit our Twitter and Facebook pages for more information and to share your stories with us using the hashtag #lovenotts.
The Original Nottingham Ghost Walk
Nottingham has many secrets to be uncovered, and there are few better ways to do this than to experience the Original Nottingham Ghost Walk.
Walk the streets of Nottingham this Christmas and learn what lies beneath the facades of Nottingham’s historic buildings and famous sites. From historic haunts to chilling caves, Nottingham has plenty to unearth and during your tour you’re bound to see something intriguing. Hear the history of the city of caves during an hour and a half of stories that were consigned to the grave until recently.
You can also take part in a New Year’s Day Heroes and Villains Tour, which seeks to explore the legendary figures of Nottingham’s past, including Robin Hood.
For more details on the Original Nottingham Ghost Walk and the Nottingham Heroes and Villains Tour, including booking information, please visit the website.
Festive Candlelit Tour at Thrumpton Hall
Do you think you know Thrumpton Hall? Well think again! This Christmas, you’re invited to join owner Miranda Seymour for a tour of the historic house, and discover the rooms that you’ve probably never seen before on her Festive Candlelit Tour.
Rarely open to the public, Miranda’s exclusive tour will take in the rooms you never get to see and discover what secrets lie within. The hall dates back to the 16th century and today is a popular venue for weddings and also houses items dating back to Nottinghamshire’s famous poet Lord Byron.
For more information, including details on how to book your place on this one-off tour, please visit the Thrumpton Hall website.
Christmas Santa Cruises at Gunthorpe Leisure Boats
Discover Santa’s secret hideaway this Christmas on a Gunthorpe Leisure Boat Santa Cruise. Perfect for the whole family, this leisurely cruise along the river Trent takes in much of the surrounding Nottinghamshire countryside while you listen to festive music and relax. For the adults there’s the opportunity to enjoy mulled wine or coffee/tea accompanied by mince pies while the children can enjoy soft drinks and biscuits.
Once you’ve found Santa, he will come aboard to meet everyone, hand out gifts and spread festive cheer.
Tours last for approximately one hour and depart at 11am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.45pm and 4pm. Private tours are also available. For more information on pricing and how to book, please visit the Gunthorpe Leisure Boats website.
Christmas Spectacular Beach Party at Water Meadows
Ride the flumes and enjoy a splash in the pool at Water Meadows this weekend for the Christmas Spectacular Beach Party. Joined by Santa and very special guest Queen Elsa from Frozen, the staff at Water Meadows will be pulling out all the stops for an evening of festive beach party fun!
Christmas songs will be playing all night long to get you in the festive spirit. And, there’s a special gift for the kids to take home and put under the tree for Christmas day.
A variety of packages are on offer, including beach party swimming sessions for £3, and swimming sessions with the chance to see Santa for £4.60. For more details and information on how to book, please visit the website.
Christmas 2014 at Stonebridge City Farm
The festivities are well under way at Nottingham’s Stonebridge City Farm and you’re invited to go along and enjoy the Christmas cheer for yourself!
Santa will be in his grotto this weekend to welcome visitors and hand out gifts to the children. You can also take part in the Christmas Tree decorating competition which closes this Friday, with all entrants judged on Saturday by local MP Chris Leslie. It’s only £1 to take part and the winner will receive £25.
The farm’s delicious Christmas dinners will be served on Friday and Saturday, between 12.30pm – 1.30pm and this Saturday, enjoy festive carols and mince pies in the cafe.
For more details, please visit the Stonebridge City Farm website.