Things to do this weekend, 25th – 27th December 2015
It’s Christmas week and we can almost smell the turkey and hear the sound of jingle bells in the air as everyone awaits the arrival of Santa. As well as all the merriment and celebration that’s bound to take place this weekend, there’s still plenty to enjoy across the county if you want to walk off the festive fayre. Below are our top five events for the Christmas weekend so take inspiration from here or visit our Twitter and Facebook pages throughout the week for more ideas on things to do.
Christmas Family Foam Party at the National Ice Centre
We might not be in for a white Christmas in 2015, but we have the next best thing this weekend at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham! Skate in a sea of foam and enjoy the bright lights and festive music with all the family on the ice on the 27th December.
The sub-zero cafe will be open as usual, so make sure you enjoy a snack and warm drink in there before or after you’ve boogied on the ice. For more details on the event, please visit the website.
Tinsel Trek at Clumber Park
We’re all guilty of maybe over-doing it with the food and drink at Christmas, with Christmas Day and Boxing Day feasts leaving us a little more than stuffed and unable to move. This Sunday, visitors to Clumber Park are invited to embark on a 2 mile Tinsel Trek, covering 7-8 miles of peaceful Nottinghamshire country park scenery.
Walk off the Christmas lunches and leave yourself feeling refreshed as you head towards new year! To find out more, visit the Clumber Park website.
Christmas Services in Nottingham
Over the festive season, there will be a few Christmas services taking place at various churches in Nottingham to mark this special time of the year. Head over to St Peter’s Church from 4pm on Christmas Eve to take part in a family carol service or join midnight mass from 11.30pm.
Alternatively, St Mary’s Church in the Lace Market will be hosting carols on Christmas Eve from 7pm followed by a Sung Eucharist service on Christmas Day while the Cathedral Church of St Barnabas hosts masses throughout the week as well as its own Christmas events on the 24th and 25th respectively.
Christmas at Wheelgate Park
Join Santa and embark on lots of family fun at Robin Hood’s Wheelgate Park this weekend as Christmas takes over Nottinghamshire’s family-orientated all weather theme park. There’s the chance to meet and greet and have breakfast with Santa as well as booking a place on the Santa experience.
Make sure you don’t miss out on all the fabulous fun with both children and adults accommodated for. To find out more about what’s on and how to pre-book your visit to Wheelgate, head over to the website.
Yuletide Treasure Trail
Sherwood Forest is a magical place at any time of the year, with hundreds of years of history hidden within the trunks of its solid oak trees. This winter, the magic intensifies as visitors are encouraged to take the yuletide treasure trail around this legendary park which was once said to be home to Robin Hood.
A great chance to walk off the Christmas dinners as well, the yuletide treasure trail has a sweet treat at the end for those who successfully complete it and solve all the riddles. The trail is open from 11am – 3pm. Visit the website for more details.