Things to do this weekend 7th – 9th December

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The time for festive frolics and glittering parties is upon us as we enter the Christmas month. To keep the stress at bay and the fun never-ending, we have put together a few exciting activities!

For unique gifts and treats, the Wollaton Hall Christmas craft fair is on the 8th and 9th December. There will be stalls inside Wollaton Hall and also in the courtyard, filled with different arts and crafts that will make for a truly unique present.

Christmas time brings pantomimes (oh yes it does) and we have some of the best in Nottinghamshire. The classic story of Cinderella will be brought to you from the 8th December to the 13th January at the Theatre Royal. Call to book for this whimsical and exciting tale!

Add the personal touch to your Christmas decorations at the Attenborough Nature Reserve by making your own Christmas wreath with natural materials on Saturday at 1:30pm.

Abbey Christmas! The beautiful former home of Lord Byron, Newstead Abbey, is a spectacular setting for a spot of Christmas craft shopping. The rooms in the house will glitter and glisten with lights and decorations that are sure to get you in the Christmas mood. You can find this on the 8th and 9th.

Creswell Crags is the perfect setting to start your festive season this year with one of the last chances to view the Swimming Reindeer exhibition. Father Christmas will also be stationed in his fur lined Ice Age grotto, and you can enjoy  live music, crafts and festive food. You can catch this merriment on the 8th and 9th.

You can visit Santa’s Grotto and Festive Arts and Crafts Workshop this weekend on the 8th and 9th at the D.H Lawrence Heritage Centre, which gives children the chance to tell Santa what they would like for Christmas and to get involved in festive arts and crafts.

You have another chance this weekend to see the Aurora Illuminations, inspired by the stunning Aurora Borealis at Rufford Abbey Country Park. The spectacular light show will take you on a magical and relaxing walk, with calming background music. Gates open at 5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

Inspired by the song made famous by Rolf Harris, stage show Two Little Boys comes to the Djanogly Theatre at Lakeside Arts Centre. Olivier Award winning writer,  Mike Kenny, brings the song to life in a tale of friendship and lifelong camaraderie. You can catch that on Saturday and Sunday for 1pm or 4:30pm showings. 

Kenneth Alan Taylor returns to the stage as Nurse Nellie Noggins in his 29th pantomime at the Nottingham Playhouse, Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood. Can our favourite outlaw Robin Hood save the day and win the heart of beautiful Maid Marian? Book now for glittering sets, stunning costumes and great dance routines! The pantomime started last Friday 30th and runs to the 19th January.

Posted on 06 December 2012
Featured author: Erin

Australian now calling Nottingham home. Piano playing, cake making, bicycle riding lady who loves travel.

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