Things to do this weekend, 7th – 9th August 2015
The Ashes test lands in Nottingham this week and with it comes the old rivalry and tense sporting action for five days of the fourth test. And if that wasn’t big enough, Nottinghamshire has yet more excitement this week with the CPISRA World Games, the Robin Hood Festival and much much more! Read on for the low-down on all these events and more for the weekend ahead. Be sure to keep your finger on the pulse on our Twitter and Facebook pages as well.
Robin Hood Festival at Sherwood Forest
The Robin Hood Festival at Sherwood Forest
An event that needs no introduction and one that celebrates the legend of Nottinghamshire in all his glory. The annual Robin Hood Festival returns to Sherwood Forest this week and brings with it the usual array of entertainment, activities and Robin Hood themed events for the whole family.
Hear enchanted tales deep within the forest, watch live comedy and musical acts, visit the legendary Major Oak – home to Robin Hood, watch jousting tournaments at the arena and much more! Be sure to keep an eye out for the evil Sheriff of Nottingham as he clashes with Robin and his merry men once more!
For more details on the festival, please visit the website.
2015 Investec Ashes Series at Trent Bridge
The current ashes series has provided some world-class cricket for its followers and renewed old rivalries between England and Australia once more as the two nations battle it out for arguably the smallest trophy in world of sport! The Ashes returns to Trent Bridge from 6th – 10th August for the fourth test of this gripping series in a hotly anticipated few days of action.
If you’re visiting Nottingham for the Ashes then be sure to check out our special offers for ticket holders, with discounts at various attractions and restaurants across the city and the county.
To find out more on the Ashes test at Trent Bridge, please visit the Trent Bridge website.
Nottingham 2015 CPISRA World Games at Harvey Hadden Sports Village
With a new olympic sized swimming pool and world-class facilities, the Harvey Hadden Sports Village is set to host one of the largest sporting events this weekend as the 2015 CPISRA World Games come to Nottingham for the first time.
The competition will include events in sports such as Athletics, Bowls, Football, Swimming, Taekwondo and Table Cricket. The event will also see the staging of the inaugural Under 19 Football 7-a-side World Championships in 2015. It’s set to be a spectacular event with some of the world’s best athletes in action. To find out more, please visit the website.
Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour at Old Market Square
As part of the 100 day tour of the trophy across the UK, the Web Ellis Cup will be landing in Nottingham this Sunday, 9th August, as it winds its way to Twickenham on September 18th ahead of the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup.
There will be lots of rugby activities to take part in at the Nottingham Riviera as well with junior beach touch rugby and more taking place to mark the arrival of the iconic trophy to the city. To find out more information on the event and to see what’s happening throughout the day, head over to the website.
British Military Fitness at Sherwood Pines
Fancy getting into shape this summer or simply want to keep on top of your fitness? Sherwood Pines are hosting the perfect event for you. With drills taken from the army and an intense workout led by military trained professionals, British Military Fitness is an event that is beneficial and fun at the same time.
Participants are pushed to their limits and given a great workout by the team, whether you are a rookie or a fitness veteran. The exercises are done in groups and its a great way to meet people and workout with people striving to achieve the same goals as you. To find out more about the class this Saturday 8th August, click here.