Things to do this weekend, 31 August – 01 September
With a reliable forecast for the weekend we prepare our sunglasses and get ready to explore the outdoors. Fortunately, for us there are plenty of indoor events in case the weather decides to throw an end of summer tantrum. As always we’re prepared for every scenario with a full list of both indoor and outdoor activities just for you. For more inspiration, go to the What’s on section of our website where you’ll find the full list of events.
Archery GB National Series Finals
Notts is home to the most famous archer in the world – Robin Hood, so is the perfect place to stage The Archery GB National Series Finals. It has been decided that the Wollaton Hall will be the venue for the Finals for the next three years. The first national archery experience at Wollaton takes place this Sunday 1st September at 10am until 5pm. The event is FREE and as well as cheering for your favourite archer, you will have a chance to try your archery skills as well. There’ll be archery activities for children and adults plus lots of other family activities during the day.
On the 31st August Sherwood Forest Country Park will guest a medieval Knight Hospitalier who will be resting there from 12pm till 4pm after his long journey back from the Holy Land. You can meet and talk to the knight for free that day and listen to his tales of blood, gore and adventure! Make sure to pay him a visit to get to know about the world filled with excitement and tales that you never imagined.
Powerboat GP World Championships
Powerboat GP returns to Notts this Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September. The World Championship Powerboats Series will take place at the National Water Sports Centre Nottingham where over 40 teams from around the world will battle it out on the water. Power boating is a fantastic spectator sport, it’s fun and exhilarating to watch therefore it makes a great day or weekend out for both adults and children.
On the Home Front
On the 31st August and 1st September, Rufford Abbey Country Park will host On the Home Front 1939-1945 event. During this spectacular event you will have the chance to experience the sights, sounds, emotions and humour of wartime Britain. There will be plenty of attractions for all the family including 1940’s music shows, swing dancing, wartime cooking, military drill demonstrations, harvesting by Land Army girls and heavy horses, period vehicles and much more!
The last countdown for ‘The Great Escape!’ at The Galleries of Justice has begun. The last chance to experience the actor led tour will be on the 2nd September. Missing it would be a crime, so book your ticket now and explore 6 floors of horrible history at Nottingham’s premier heritage visitor attraction!