Things to do this weekend, 5th – 6th September 2015

Newstead Abbey front by Steven Glass

The bank holiday fun means we barely get to take a breath before gearing up for the next action-packed weekend here in Nottinghamshire. As always, we’d love you to interact with us on our Twitter and Facebook pages, where you can share your images using the hashtag #lovenotts.


Robin Hood Folk Festival – 4th – 6th September 

In medieval times, the tales of Robin Hood were passed on through musical ballad – and storied folk music will once again ring out in Nottinghamshire, during this brand new festival.

Held in the gorgeous grounds of Newstead Abbey, the Robin Hood Folk Festival offers top class music, as well as heaps of entertainment for the whole family. Give archery a go, try out art classes, and put on your dancing shoes during a weekend to remember.

Visit the website here.


Maggie’s Culture Crawl 2015 – 4th September

Are you ready to take on the challenge of a nine mile walk, stopping off at all of Nottingham’s cultural highlights?

Maggie’s Culture Crawl 2015 will be raising money for the fight against cancer, and the fundraisers will stop off at cultural sites like Nottingham Castle, New Art Exchange, and Trent Bridge, during this night-time wander in aid of Maggie’s Nottingham.

Visit the website here.


Sherwood Forest Bus Tour – 4th September

Jump aboard a Classic 1960’s Routemaster Bus, and enjoy a special Sherwood Forest Bus Tour deep into Robin Hood’s storied forest, with Mercian Archaeology.

The special heritage tour will be calling in at Rufford Abbey, King John’s Palace, and Newstead Abbey – so the renowned archaeologists and historians on-board can share their knowledge, and answer any questions you may have.

Visit the website here.


Nottingham Green Festival 2015 – 6th September

Go green this weekend, with Nottingham Green Festival, to enjoy a celebration of all things natural, fresh and healthy.

The festival will be packed with events and entertainment – with everything from quality live music, to demonstrations of natural therapies and exciting rides for the kids to enjoy.

Visit the website here.


Get Lost in the Maize Maze – Until 21st September

Trust your instincts, as you attempt to navigate the sprawling Maize Maze at Kelham Hall. Here for just three more weeks, the maze offers a great day out, set in the grounds of the spectacular Kelham Hall.

Having been planted in spring, the maze is now reaching its peak height – offering a more immersive and exciting adventure than ever.

Will you escape the maze?

Find out more, and book tickets, by visiting the website.

Posted on 02 September 2015
Featured author: Alistair

Originally from Preston - but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

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