Things to do this weekend, 24th – 26th April 2015

The spire of the Victorian Gothic chapel, seen over the serpentine lake at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

This week sees the final weekend of April, and to end the month there’s a great lineup of events to enjoy for everyone! Enjoy family fun, arts and entertainment and the great outdoors plus much more in Nottinghamshire from the 24th – 26th April. Find out more on our Twitter and Facebook pages.


BBC Radio Nottingham’s Big Day Out at various heritage attractions in Nottinghamshire

This weekend at many of Nottinghamshire’s finest heritage attractions, visitors can take advantage of free entry when they visit as part of BBC Radio Nottingham’s Big Day Out.

Places such as Green’s Windmill, Galleries of Justice Museum, Newark Air Museum, Bestwood Winding Engline House and many more will be opening their doors to the public and for one day only, offering free entry in a celebration of all the places that make our county a great destination to visit.

For more details on the event as well as a full programme of attractions taking part, please visit the website.

Newark Garden Show and All About Dogs Show at Newark Showground

Newark Showground has a double event spectacular this weekend, with the All About Dogs Show and the Newark Garden Show arriving at the venue from the 24th – 26th

For the dog lovers among you, the All About Dogs show brings together dog displays as well as the chance to meet experts and learn more about the best ways to look after your own fury friend. The Newark Garden Show is ideal for anyone whether you’re already green fingered, starting out and looking for hints and tips for your own garden, or if you simply wish to walk around and admire the displays.

Both events are perfect for families and make for a fun-filled day out so make sure you visit the Newark Showground this weekend. For more information, please visit the Newark Garden Show website and the All About Dogs Show website.

Confected, Borrowed and Blue at The Harley Gallery

In this latest exhibition entitled Confected, Borrowed and Blue, works from Paul Scott explore the situation we find ourselves in within modern culture as well as the socio-political factors that contribute to our world. His thoughts and feelings are expressed through Blue China, which is unmistakable in its design and recognised the world over.

It’s distinctive look and feel makes it popular with people as a decorative piece within their homes. Paul has conveyed events and themes from the modern world in his own Blue China pieces. This unique exhibition will be on display at the Harley Gallery from the 25th April – 21st June 2015. For more details, please visit the Harley Gallery website.

Lambing Time at Clumber Park

Spring brings with it images of the return of warmer weather, flowers and trees in bloom and the sight of new-born lambs bounding through fields.

At Clumber Park this weekend, you’re invited to visit the National Trust site and see their new-born lambs up close and enjoy the park in all its Spring glory. Take a walk around the park and explore its many delights. It’s perfect for the whole family, whether you decide to take your bike for a spin or you simply fancy a casual stroll in this peaceful setting.

For more information on Clumber Park, please visit the website.

St George’s Day at Bolsover Castle

Celebrate our English hero and slayer of the mythical dragon at Bolsover Castle this weekend for their St George’s Day celebrations. The legendary battle between St George and the dragon will be re-created in the castle grounds and promises a day full of activities and events to entertain all ages.

Medieval music, live comedy and entertainment and the chance for the little ones to become the next St George make up just a few of the activities throughout the weekend in a fantastic celebration of a story that is entwined in English folklore.

For more details on the event as well as all future events at Bolsover Castle, please visit the website. 

Posted on 20 April 2015
Featured author: Tom

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

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