Things to do this weekend, 9 – 10 June

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Phew – it’s the weekend already! We could get used to a three-day week. Come rain or shine, there’s plenty to do in Nottinghamshire…

For families, the Wheee! International Children’s Festival is on at Lakeside all weekend on the University of Nottingham campus. Explore the glowing colourful world inside the giant Luminarium onsite, or check out world-class children’s theatre with performances including The Incredible Book Eating Boy and Kindur – The Adventurous Life of Icelandic Sheep.

Also perfect for the whole family is the special Diamond Jubilee themed tour, A Right Royal Rumpus, at the Galleries of Justice Museum in Nottingham all weekend. Based on funny and bizarre laws in history that have passed, you will banish a Monarch to the dock, try them for their ridiculous laws and determine their fate in a real Victorian Courtroom!  Tours explore the five floors of the museum and run Saturday and Sunday, every half hour from 10.30am to 4.00pm.

Also worth a visit is Making It! Discovery Centre in Mansfield – on Saturday and Sunday children can enjoy a Diamond Jubilee colouring competition, make and decorate their own royal crown, and enter the Jubilee raffle with prizes drawn every hour.

On Saturday evening, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the range of performances and events on offer. The Outdoor Theatre season kicks off at Nottingham Castle, with Much Ado About Nothing performed in the castle grounds on Saturday evening, Nottingham Arts Theatre present Not Now Darling, and Nottingham Playhouse will host the Shake the Dust spoken word poetry event.

In Sherwood Forest, visit after dark for a nocturnal Glow Worm walking tour on Saturday night or bring the kids to the free Mini Beasts event on Sunday and get involved with a mini-beast hunt under the expert guidance of the ranger staff and local experts.

What are your plans for the weekend? Let us know via the Love Notts Facebook page or Tweet us @experiencenotts.

Have fun!

Posted on 08 June 2012
Featured author: Erin

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

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