Things to do this weekend, 27th – 29th December 2013

Wollaton Hall (credit Les Churchman) (15)

This is the last roundup of events before Christmas, so our aim for this week is to inspire you for the weekend lull that will inevitably take place between Christmas and New Year! Instead of sitting at home full up from all the Christmas lunches and staring at the party food waiting to be opened on New Years Eve, get out and about in Notts! Here’s a few gems to get you thinking about how you could be spending the weekend…

Peter Pan at The Theatre Royal

The David Hasselhoff – or the ‘Hoff’ – stars in Peter Pan at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal which runs right through until 12th January. The show stars Nottingham’s very own Su Pollard alongside as Peter Pan. There has been a frenzy of activity in Nottingham from local, regional and national press since David Hasselhoff arrived in the city for Panto season and the performances have lived up to the hype as one of the best panto’s to grace a Nottingham stage for many years. It’s guaranteed fun for the whole family so make your way down there between the 27th – 29th December.

For ticket prices as well as information on how to book your seats for this years Peter Pan performances, please visit the Theatre Royal website.

Steaming Day at Nottingham Industrial Museum

Nottingham Industrial Museum sets the wheels in motion on Sunday 29th December, with many of its static and portable steam engines in steam to showcase them to the general public. This is a fantastic event for all ages and really transports you back in time to a period when steam engines were a part of everyday life . While you’re there, take advantage of the fantastic scenery at Wollaton Park and walk around Wollaton Hall, the location used for the Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. For further information on the Steaming day at Nottingham Industrial Museum please check our dedicated listing.

Union J

For the younger readers out there, this show is bound to tick all the boxes this Christmas! Union J have proved a sensational hit since their X Factor appearances and are now set to grace the Theatre Royal Nottingham with their melodies and boy band energy. Their debut single ‘Carry You’ has proved a massive hit for the boys and they’re now making touring the UK to share their success with fans all over the country.

For full information on ticket prices as well as availability please visit the Theatre Royal website. There is limited seating left for this performance so make sure you book soon to avoid disappointment. 

An Evening With Campbell Bass at Hart’s Hotel

Campbell Bass is a renowned and popular performer on the entertainment circuit. He has performed at Hart’s before and returns by popular demand. His sets include songs from legendary artists such as Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern and Johnny Mercer. His easy-listening style, with music that led to the rise of artists such as Dean Martin and other members of the Rat Pack, ensures you will be in for an evening of top-quality entertainment. So prepare to sit back, relax, enjoy some fine food and a few cocktails and let the melodies transport you to another place this weekend at Hart’s Hotel on 29th December.

Yuletide Treasure Trail at Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre

Enjoy some of the forest’s midwinter magic on this self-guided weekend trail around the Major Oak path, with a ‘sweet’ reward for all those who complete the clues! This is a perfect event for the whole family, enticing the children to get into the festive spirit on an exciting trail that will mean they will need to hunt for treasure in the mysterious home of Robin Hood!

Parking charges will apply for this event and there is a £1 entry fee to take part in the Treasure Trail.


Of course there’s always plenty more happening across the county so for a full guide please visit our What’s On page.

Posted on 23 December 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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