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Things to do this weekend, 26th – 28th December 2014

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It’s Christmas week, and I’m sure plenty of you have plans for the big day itself, whether that be staying indoors and enjoying your many presents, or visiting family and tucking into a festive lunch. But the best bit is, you can also extend the festivities into Boxing Day and the weekend by enjoying some of the great Nottinghamshire events taking place. Whether you want to walk off some of that turkey and stuffing, take in a show or catch some sporting action, there’s plenty to enjoy over the last weekend of 2014.

Boxing Day Revival Walk at Sherwood Forest

Christmas Day is all about relaxing and enjoying a hearty lunch with the family, a glass of wine and maybe opening those sweets treats you’ve been given as a gift. But on Boxing Day, there’s the chance to get out and walk off some of that turkey, chocolate and wine with a Revival Walk at Sherwood Forest.

Sherwood Forest is the perfect place to take a stroll, get some fresh air and walk off the excesses of Christmas. See the legendary Major Oak and explore Nottinghamshire’s beautiful forest, home to the legendary Robin Hood.

For more information, please visit the Nottinghamshire County Council website.

Christmas With The Rat Pack at The Royal Concert Hall

They’re performers of legend and will always be remembered when it comes to the sounds of 1950s and ’60s America. This Christmas, you can enjoy the sounds of the Rat Pack at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on the 27th December.

With hits such as New York, New York, That’s Amore, Fly Me To The Moon and seasonal songs such as Let it Snow, Let it Snow, you’re in for a real treat on a night and you will be swinging, singing and dancing the night away. You will be transported back to 1960s Las Vegas and the Sands Hotel where the Rat Pack famously performed on a regular basis. It was their stomping ground and one they enjoyed entertaining.

It’s set to be a fantastic evening of entertainment so book your tickets now. For more information, please visit the Royal Concert Hall website.

Festive Fixtures at Southwell Racecourse

If you want to get an adrenaline rushing this weekend, spend the day at Southwell The Races, Gerry Molumby, 12.11.2012Racecourse and enjoy the packed festive fixture programme. With races taking place across the day on Saturday 27th December, it’s set to be a great day’s racing at one of the county’s best racecourses.

There’s several different packages on offer to visitors,  from general grandstand admission all the way up to group and hospitality packages. Why not treat yourself after the Christmas festivities and spend the day in comfort at one of Nottinghamshire’s classiest sporting venues?

For more information on tickets and admission prices, please visit the Southwell Racecourse website.

Best in Live Comedy at The Glee Club

Take in a night of comedy at Nottingham’s Glee Club this weekend as Mike Newall and Danny McLoughlin perform their stand-up comedy on the Saturday 27th December. The Glee Club is renowned nationally as one of the best comedy venues in the UK and you can see two of the best comedians on the circuit this weekend right here in Nottingham.

Comedians such as Johnny Vegas and Lee Evans as well as many more have previously graced the stage at the Glee Club so it’s no wonder that these two performers are eager to test their material on the audiences here.

Tickets are still on sale for the evening so please visit the Glee Club website for more information.

A Very Merry Newstead at Newstead Abbey

Lord Byron’s  former home, Newstead Abbey, is turning festive this December to celebrate the Christmas season with A Very Merry Newstead. There’s a Christmas trail to follow where visitors are invited to find Christmas baubles. You can also explore the grounds and treat yourself to a cup of coffee and cake in the cafe.

Newstead Abbey’s grounds and cafe is open from 11am – 3pm on Boxing Day and the house will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday from 12pm – 4pm. For more information, please visit the Nottingham City Council website.

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Posted on 22 December 2014
Featured author: Tom

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

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