Things to do this weekend, 3rd – 5th April 2015


Whether you enjoy trying new beers, catching some live motorsport or you fancy taking a tour of the county to discover more about the legendary Sherwood Forest and the surrounding area, we have a real feast of events happening this coming weekend in Nottinghamshire. Read more below on our top five choices and for even more ideas, visit our what’s on page. And to find out more about what’s on this Easter, please visit our Easter Holidays page. You can also hear more from us on Twitter and Facebook.

Springhead Brewery’s Spring Beer Festival 2015 at Springhead Brewery

Springhead Brewery know a thing or two about producing top-notch, fine tasting beers – and there’s no better opportunity to see what’s on offer than at the brewery’s Spring Beer Festival. The event, which  25 years of Springhead, where members of the public can taste an array of real ales. As well as beer, you  can also enjoy fresh food and plenty of entertainment. The event runs from the 3rd – 5th April over the Easter weekend.

British Superbike Championship at Donington Park

The season kicks into gear at Donington Park this weekend as the track hosts the first round of the British Superbike Championships from the 4th – 6th April.

World class riders are hoping to get their season off to the perfect start at this event as they compete for one of the most prestigious trophies in the calendar. There’s also live music on both Saturday and Sunday night which is free for those who have tickets to the BSB event.

For more information, including ticket details, please visit the Donington Park website.

Steaming Days at Papplewick Pumping Station

This Easter weekend, experience Victorian engineering in action at Papplewick Pumping Engine House_lrStation as the water work site hosts one of its historic steaming days. There are limited opportunities in a year to see this maginficent occasion and this weekend is the first time in 2015 that the public can see the pumping station in full working order.

You can see the station in steam on Sunday and Monday, and the sessions run from 11am – 5pm. Admission is priced at £6 for adults, £4 for concessions £3 for children (5-16 years) and £16 for a family ticket (2+2). For more details please visit the website.

Glenn Ligon: Encounters & Collisions at Nottingham Contemporary

He’s widely recognised as one of the most influential artists of his generation. Now, he’s bringing his library of art as well as chosen works from his favourite artists to the Nottingham Contemporary from 3rd April – 15 June.

Glenn Ligon’s Encounters & Collisions exhibition will include work from artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Joseph Beuys, Willem de Kooning, Steve McQueen, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and many more. It also includes photojournalism of the Civil Rights struggle. For more information, please visit the Nottingham Contemporary website.

Sherwood Forest Bus Tour at Wellington Circus – hosted by Mercian Archaeological Services

After proving a hit with the public last year, Mercian Archaeological Services return with their Sherwood Forest Bus Tour in 2015, offering the public the chance to enjoy a day out learning more about the history and heritage of one of the most historic areas of the county.

Take a tour of Robin Hood county on board a 1960s Routemaster Bus and learn more about the history of Sherwood Forest as well as having the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful attractions in Nottinghamshire such as Sherwood Forest, Newstead Abbey and Rufford Abbey. It’s a great day out for the family so book now to learn more on the home of our legend.

Posted on 30 March 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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