Things to do this weekend, 19th – 21st February 2016


With half-term in full flow, it’s a good job there isn’t a shortage of engaging and exciting events to take the little ones to this coming weekend. With heritage attractions putting on a great lineup of fun things to do, as well as a few gigs for the adults thrown in to the mix if you need a break for an evening, Nottinghamshire throws up yet another feast of activity. For more ideas and inspiration, get social with us on Twitter and Facebook.

Roundheads and Cavaliers at Bolsover Castle

Re-live historic clashes from a time-gone-by, as Bolsover Castle steps back in time to when the Roundheads and Cavaliers clashed. With muskets at the ready, the Civil War will be played out before your eyes in a magnificent reenactment within the grounds of this historic attraction. Find out more and book your tickets at Bolsover’s website.

Festival of Science and Curiosity at Various Nottingham Venues

Get involved in the Festival of Science and Curiousity taking place between Monday 15 and Friday 19 February. With the festival taking place at various venues in Nottingham and at various times you’re bound to find a prefect time and place to slip it in your diary. The festival is about inviting the people of Nottingham to share not only what they know, but also what they would like to know. Find out more at the Festival of Science and Curiosity website.

February Half-Term at Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey 2015 - credit Experience Nottinghamshire (3)Head to Newstead Abbey between 15th and 19th February and try out some great activities. Get out and about at Newstead Abbey as you follow their woodland paths to seek out all of the fruits and vegetables that have been hidden around the grounds – £1 per trail. You can also join tour guides for a guided visit around the Abbey on one of the daily tours. Get tickets on the day at the Newstead Shop. Tours go at 1pm & 2.30pm daily and are £5 per person. To find out more click here.

Enter Shikari at The Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

Enter Shikari will stop off at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on Saturday 20 February to give an outstanding performance for their fans. Joining Enter Shikari as special guests for this run will be North American label-mates, The Wonder Years, and The King Blues. Go to Motorpoint Arena’s website to book your tickets.

The Good, The Bug and the Ugly at Southwell Workhouse

There’s an exciting opportunity to become a pest detective at The Workhouse, Southwell, during February half-term holiday. The National Trust property is opening its doors for the new season with a range of activities to interest all. For details please visit the website.

Posted on 15 February 2016
Featured author: Kinga

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

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