Things to do this weekend, 31 August to 2 September 2012
It’s the last weekend before the schools go back in Nottinghamshire and the forecast is for fine weather. There are lots of things to do and events taking place in the region, so get out and about and enjoy the sunshine.
The first of two major events this weekend is the 1940’s Weekend at Rufford Abbey. A hugely popular theme and event, step back in time and experience the sights and sounds of wartime Britain. There’s fun for all the family with music shows, swing dancing, military demonstrations and much, much more.
From Twitter: @TempoPromotes: “It’s Rufford Abbey WW2 weekend! Looking forward to some nostalgic fun!”
The next of our two major events is the Gedling Show at the Richard Herrod Playing Fields in Carlton on Sunday. There’ll be a classic car display, motorbike show, street entertainers, have-a-go sports and a spitfire flypast.
The last days of the Outdoor Theatre season close with Peter Rabbit at Hodsock Priory on Sunday. The Beatrice Potter tale is a much loved classic includes live music and all the characters from the book. Tickets are £14 for adults and £10 for children with performances starting at 3pm. Take a picnic and enjoy the sunshine.
Another place to enjoy the fine weather this weekend is Nottingham Arboretum with free entertainment from Bestwood Black Diamond brass band from 2pm on Sunday. The Arboretum celebrates its 160th anniversary this year, so pop along.
Head on up to Clumber Park for a Mammal Weekend at the Discovery Centre, taking place on Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 4pm. On the same theme there’s an evening bat walk and hedgehog watch tomorrow night from 7pm. Price is £4, call 01909 476592 for more info.
Tonight and tomorrow are your last chances to catch Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express at the Royal Concert Hall. This new production including 3D visuals is an up to date portrayal on one of the most successful musicals ever.
At Nottingham Castle this Saturday there’s a Robin Hood family fun trail around the exhibition galleries. This free activity is perfect for children from 3-10 years. On a similar theme over at Wollaton Hall, you can follow Woo the Wizard Owl.