Things to do this weekend, 25th – 27th October

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Don’t let this week’s wet weather dampen your spirits and enthusiasm to get out there and enjoy all the events happening around Nottinghamshire! We have a wide variety of choice for you in this week’s Things to do blog so sit back, relax and take in some of the delights Nottinghamshire has to offer you between the 25th & 27th October 2013!

The Bramley Apple Festival at Southwell

Cor, blimey! We’re all looking forward to this year’s Southwell Bramley Apple Festival. The first Bramley Apple was grown in Southwell and on Saturday the historic market town will come alive with a host of events based on the world-famous apple. Visitors to the annual Bramley Apple Festival will be able to marvel at the apple-themed decorations in shop windows, watch cookery demonstrations and sample local produce at the Bramley Apple Festival of Food and Drink, which takes place at Southwell Minster. There will also be demonstrations by the Lord Conyers Morris Men and an opportunity to choose which of the delectable apple pies should win the competition. In addition there is plenty in store for youngsters, such as the Big Crunch Apple Day which takes place at the Workhouse and includes an apple trail and the chance to create the longest apple peel.

Click here and check out our Bramley Apple page to download the PDF of all the events taking place over the course of Saturday!

Family Festival Day at New Art Exchange

Have you ever wondered what the earth will look like in 100 years time? How transportation will change? How we will live our day to day lives? Well the New Art Exchange invites you to explore these notions this coming Saturday by stepping into their Tardis and transporting yourself into the future with their Family Festival Day! Come dressed as your favourite Sci-Fi characters, have your photo taken between 11am-1pm and enjoy the Sci-Fi themed cafe with plenty to whet the appetite! Further events taking place during the day include a celebration of Dr Who between 2pm-4pm and an arts and crafts themed activity session from 11am-3pm where you can help create a futuristic beast in the NAE’s workshop.

Family fun is guaranteed this Saturday so pay a visit to the New Art Exchange and explore the future together!

Robin Hood Pageant at Nottingham Castle

The annual Robin Hood Pageant is upon us again and this year we can expect a fantastic array of attractions and events at Nottingham Castle over the course of the 26th & 27th October to entertain the entire family! The castle grounds will be transformed into a medieval village with entertainment around every corner, food and drink available and the opportunity to meet our legend and his band of merry men! Richard I will be sat in his encampment keeping an eye over proceedings with jousting tournaments and combat enactments being performed over both days. Robin will of course be in action so don’t miss the chance to go down and cheer him on!

Ticket Prices: Adults £8 / Children & Concessions £6 \ Family (2 adults & 3 children) £20 / Under 4s go FREE

Tickets are available online or from the Royal Centre Box Office on 0115 9895555.

GO APE October Half Term Activities at Sherwood Pines

With all the built up energy and excitement that kids tend to have during half term, there is one sure-fire way to tire them out and get them back in the frame of mind befitting to education on Monday morning; a weekend of fun at GO APE! Explore the tree-tops of Sherwood Pines by taking a trip on a zip-wire, attempting tricky crossings with ropes & ladders or walking the high ropes for a thrilling and unforgettable experience!

Of course, the trained experts at GO APE are always on hand and provide harnesses, all the equipment needed as well as a full safety briefing before any activities are attempted. So put on your exploring gear, hop in the car and take a trip to one of the counties best exploration and activity locations for a weekend of high adrenaline fun for all the family!

Challenge yourself today and book your adventure NOW at or call 0845 643 92 15.

The Shroud of Turin Exhibition at St Barnabas Cathedral

On 27th October, a replica of a very special piece of religious history will be calling the St Barnabas Cathedral home until 1st November. The Shroud of Turin, which is thought to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, is an iconic religious symbol known the world over. A full-size copy of the shroud is coming to the cathedral and will be there for anyone to come along and enjoy. This is the only replica of the shroud currently on display in Britain. Many more replica items will be available for viewing as well as information on art and culture from the period as well as the latest research carried out on the shroud.

To take in this rare and moving item of history, make sure you pay a visit during its six day stay in the city.

Posted on 23 October 2013
Featured author: Tom

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

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