Things to do this weekend, 25th – 26th July 2015


We’ve got another action-packed week of events and entertainment for you right here in Nottinghamshire. Whether you want to dress up and experience the ‘wartime spirit,’ during the Victory Days celebration at Newark Air Museum, or raise money for charity by taking the plunge at an open water swimming event, there’s something for every taste. Nottingham will also break new ground this week as the first ever World Deaf Tennis Championships take place, while motor-heads will love the rip-roaring action of the British Truck Championships. Stay bang up to date with these events, and everything else happening in Nottinghamshire, by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

World Deaf Tennis Championships – 20th – 26th July 2015 – Nottingham Tennis Centre

Following hot on the heels of the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships last week, Nottingham will make a slice of history, as the first ever World Deaf Tennis Championships come to the city.

The action climaxes at the weekend, with the world’s best deaf tennis stars slugging it out in the singles’ and doubles’ finals. Saturday also offers a great chance to try the sport, and meet the players, during a free open day – from 10:30am until 3pm.

Tickets are on-sale for just £5 here.

Butterflies and Moths for Beginners – 25th July 2015

Learn a little more about our fluttering friends this summer, during this fascinating event designed to help you identify different species, and attract more of the colourful insects into your own garden.

For £35 you get a great, educational day out at Attenborough Nature Reserve, with tea, lunch and an ID chart all included.

More information here

Victory Day Celebrations 2015 at Newark Air Museum – 25th – 26th July 2015

Mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day and VJ Day with a journey back in time at Newark Air Museum. Vintage cars, wartime foods, and special re-enactments will bring the past back to life in vivid clarity, during a weekend of living history that will enthral the entire family.

Don’t forget to dress up in your best period clothing – the judge’s favourite costumes and picnics will win on the spot prizes.

More information here.

The Big Swim 2015 – Saturday 25th July 2015

Take a deep breath and dive right in. Leave the comfort of the leisure centre behind and test yourself with a swim in the open water of the National Water Sports Centre. The Big Swim is a chance for swimmers of all abilities to test their mettle – so whether you’re an Olympian, or a novice who’s never zipped up a wetsuit before, you’ll be in safe hands at this state of the art facility.

Choose from 1,500, 2,500 or 5,000 metre swims, and make a splash for Cancer Research UK.

More information here.

British Truck Championship & Support Races – 25th – 26th July 2015

Smell the burning rubber, and feel the rumble of the colossal engines, as the British Truck Championship wheel spins onto Donington Park’s tarmac. These meaty racetrucks can out-accelerate Porsche 911s up to 100mph – so thrills are guaranteed, as the drivers fight to dominate the track, with a killer combination of size, speed and skill.

Day tickets cost £15, or you can secure your seat for all of the weekend’s action for just £25. Book here.

Posted on 20 July 2015
Featured author: Alistair

Originally from Preston - but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

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