Things to do this weekend, 30 March to 1 April

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It seems to have come around very quickly but for many today is the day the schools break up and starts the Easter Holidays in Nottinghamshire. If you want to get out and about this weekend, here’s a quick guide of things to do:

 

When Two Ladies Went Travelling is a new exhibition of art at Thoresby Gallery which includes work by the Countess of Manvers and St Ives watercolourists Clare White. There is a curator’s talk on Sunday 1 April for behind the scenes info.

Also at Thoresby Courtyard, you’ll find a Spring Foodfest on both Saturday and Sunday with stalls indoors and outdoors from mainly local producers.

 If there are still tickets left, catch Human Planet Live at Capital FM Arena, the amazing BBC series has been transformed into an equally captivating live show.

Not to be missed tomorrow is a guided walk around the medieval landscape and village of Laxton. Starting out from the Visitor Centre in the car park of the Dovecote Inn you’ll get an insight into the medieval architecture and landscape of this fascinating village where the open field farming system is still operated.

Make a paper chain at the Galleries of Justice Museum or try Woodland Mask Making at the City of Caves in Nottingham city centre. You’ll also find family friendly actor led tours of the City of caves from this weekend and throughout the Easter holidays.

A giant prehistoric Dragonfly fossil with a wingspan of over 20 cm has returned to the area where it was found. Head to Creswell Crags tomorrow for a Celebration Day with lots of family events.

Tomorrow you’ll find a rare opportunity to experience Sherwood Observatory and receive a 20 minute talk from the societies amateur lecturers.

Finally just going over the border into Leicestershire, steam engine fanatics will love the Sixties Steam Weekend on the Great Central Railway.

Posted on 30 March 2012
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

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

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