Things to do this weekend, 2-4 September 2011

Rufford Abbey

It’s back to school next week so I guess we can say that it’s the last real weekend of the summer before the autumn term kicks in. Let’s catch some fun this weekend before it starts to get too serious then:

Nottingham Ghost Walk – as the nights start drawing in take a guided walk around Nottingham by our ghost expert David Cross. Tours start at Ye Olde Salutation Inn at 7pm.

Beach Party, Nottingham and Mansfield – Nottingham Riviera closes with a bang and a beach party with local band Maniere des Bohemiens whilst it’s also the last chance to catch Mansfield’s Beach Party and fairground rides in the Market Square.

Kite Flying at Rufford Abbey – this is a regular in the Rufford calendar now and it’s easy to see why. A hugely popular event that allows you to watch kite flying displays, have a go at making your own or even buy one readymade.

Robin Hood TourRobin Hood Town Tour – this Saturday is the last chance to catch this summer’s Robin Hood Town Tour from Nottingham Castle. Be guided around the city by resident Robin Hood Ade Andrews and discover the legend. The tour starts at 5pm and tickets include entrance to the Castle, £10 adults and £5 children (under 16). Ticket available from Nottingham tourism centre, Nottingham Castle or call 07941 210986.

A Tribute to Kylie Minogue at Clumber Park – be royally entertained at this stunning National Trust property by a tribute to the Pop Princess herself. A great destination to be entertained, this is sure to be lots of fun. Showtime starts at 6pm, no need to book – standard admission charges apply.

Gedling Show – get yourself to the Richard Herrod Playing Fields in Carlton for a great family day out with childrens activities, vintage car displays and much, much more. Free event.

Nottingham Concert Band – free outdoor brass and woodwind concerts take place in Nottingham’s Arboretum. Bring a picnic and make a day of it this Sunday. Free event.

Attenborough Nature ReserveWildlife Photography – head on to Attenborough Nature Reserve for a wildlife photography workshop on Saturday morning starting at 8am. Cost is £32 per person, pre-booking essential, call 0115 9721777.

West Bridgford & Rushcliffe Horticultural Society Show – an annual show at West Bridgford Community Hall of vegetables, flowers, preserves and baking. A real harvest treat!

And that’s about it for our round up for this weekend. Enjoy some great family days out before getting back to school.

Posted on 02 September 2011
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

A Mansfield lad who likes reading, running and red wine.

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