Things to do this weekend, 30th October – 1st November 2015

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Nottingham’s busy October winds down to its conclusion this week as the festival city delivers one final week of fantastic events before November takes hold. With the title of England’s Home of Sport in the bag and yet more great festivals and events to come over the coming weekend, including some Halloween mischief, it’s been a busy old month for Nottinghamshire and one that’s set to end just as brightly as it began. More details on what’s to come this weekend can be found on our Twitter and Facebook pages.


Nottingham Oktoberfest 2015 at The Forest Recreation Ground

Already well known as a tradition in Germany and an annual event in London, the Oktoberfest brings with it fine German tradition and hospitality. This weekend, Oktoberfest sets up in Nottingham to deliver a true taste of bavarian life and of course, a selection of its fine beers and food.

Visitors are invited to dress up in the traditional Bavarian outfits, so dig out your best lederhosen and get into the spirit at Nottingham’s Oktoberfest which comes to the Forest Recreation Ground from 28th October – 1st November. Find out more here.

Fright Post Farm at White Post Farm

Nottinghamshire’s White Post Farm takes on another facade this weekend, when ghosts and ghouls emerge to celebrate Halloween. Prepare for a few frights and things that go bump in the night during their eerie evenings on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st October.

The event is suitable for kids and there promises to be plenty to enjoy down on the farm across the weekend. To find out more information on what to expect, head over the website.

Museums at Night 2015

Following on from its success earlier in the year, Museums at Night returns to Nottinghamshire this October to offer visitors the chance to experience some of the counties finest heritage attractions and museums free of charge at times they wouldn’t usually be able to visit.

See site such as The Workhouse, Nottingham Contemporary, The Galleries of Justice Museum and many more, after-hours over the Halloween weekend, with special events such as ghost tours, exhibitions and standard site tours included in the lineup of events. To find out more, please visit the Museums at Night website.

Halloween Horror Tours at Kelham Hall

Step foot in the haunted mansion this Halloween and explore what lies within as tour guide Abraham Van Helsing takes you through Kelham Hall on a Halloween Horror Tour like no other.

Warm the senses after your tour with warm soup and maybe something a bit stronger from the bar too! Tours last for approximately 30 minutes and are not suitable for children under 12 years of age. To find out more, including booking your tour, please visit the Kelham Hall website.

Sheriff’s Gauntlet at Old Market Square

Last week we brought you details on GameCity 10 and what’s in store. This week we’re delighted to bring you information on a major event which forms a large part of GameCity this year – the Sheriff’s Gauntlet.

This free game will see aspiring legends assemble in the Old Market Square, before they compete in a series of tasks to see who will be crowned the ultimate champion and take their place on the council. To find out more and see how you can take part, visit the GameCity website.

Posted on 26 October 2015
Featured author: Tom

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

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