Things to do this weekend, 26-29 August 2011

Newstead Abbey

It’s bank holiday weekend this weekend and that means we get an extra day to go out and about with family and friends.

The first thing that leaps to mind is the Big Weekend Out promoted in Nottingham with lots of restaurants and attractions offering great discounts.

Some of the Big Weekend Out events

Heroes and Villains Tour, this tour takes you from Nottingham Castle to the Lace Market and the old Saxon area of the town. You’ll find out about all of Nottingham’s colourful characters, including Lord Byron, DH Lawrence, Peter Pan and of course Robin Hood. £5 per adult, £4 children (under 12), please call 07850 145642 to book.

Mr Stink live on stage, the book by David Walliams is brought to life in a production at Nottingham Playhouse, and if you book for this weekend you can save £28 off a family ticket. To book, please call 0115 9419419.

Newstead Abbey Ambles, take a guided walk around Lord Byrons former home including both house and gardens with afternoon tea to round it all off. £20 per person, pre booking essential, please call 01623 455900.

Wollaton Steaming Sundays, see magnificent steam engines in operation at Wollaton Hall this Sunday.

Wollaton Food and Craft Market, you’ll also find a food and craft market at Wollaton Hall this weekend making the park a great place to be.

Taming of the Shrew at Nottingham Castle, this is an outdoor performance of a hilarious comedy. £14 adults, £12 senior citizens, £10 children to book please call the Royal Centre Box Office on 0115 9895555.

Highlights from around the county

Master’s of Vision Landscape Photography, some of the country’s finest landscape photographers are on display in the impressive surroundings of Southwell Minster.

National Relay Championships at the National Water Sports Centre, billed as Triathlon’s answer to the Glastonbury Festival you’ll find Olympians and a good social element to it too.

Family Toe Dipper at Southwell Workhouse, get a fun peek into what life was like at Southwell Workhouse, get to try on a costume or write on a slate board. Entry charges apply for non-National Trust members.

Robin of Sherwood’s Treasure Trail, if you’re heading off to Sherwood Forest this weekend then take a self guided trail and find out more about the legend and the forest where he lived. Available from Sherwood visitor centre for £1.

That’s about it for our round up of Nottingham events this weekend. If you’ve any suggestions for next weekend then please drop us a line via facebook or twitter.

Posted on 26 August 2011
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

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

Comments (0)

Post a comment

Our monthly pick

Matilda, the European Eagle Owl

Birds, herds and beautiful scenery was the focus on my Wildlife Photography Course at Sherwood Hideaway

When I was asked to spend my weekend at Sherwood Hideaway to take part in wildlife activities available there, of course I was only too happy to oblige. It sounded like a wonderful experience and I could think of much worse ways to spend my weekend. Wildlife walks take place each Sunday at Sherwood Hideaway…

Your favourite places

Featured authors

  • Sarah Louise

    A very lucky marketeer in her dream job. Passionate about all things Nottinghamshire and firmly believes if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen!

  • Kinga

    Addicted to music and learning languages. Loves reading, gardening, travelling and everything new media related.

  • Alistair

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

  • Natalie

    Proud to represent the county I grew up in. Travel loving devoted mum of two who carries a torch for the city’s unsung hero, Captain Albert Ball VC.

  • Sophie

    Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

Have a go...

madame parboiled nottingham

Madame Parboiled’s Historical Pub Tour

Nottingham is a city steeped in history and its pubs are a living proof of that, they’re a tangible representation of England’s past, and celebration of life before us. To learn how to grow our appreciation for Nottingham’s historic pubs we ventured into a world of Madame Parboiled – the executioner’s wife who knows Nottingham and…