Things to do this weekend, 9-11 March 2012


This weekend starts English Tourism Week across the country and in Nottinghamshire there are lots of things to do. We’ve got lots of events taking place throughout the week and some cracking special offers at attractions for you to get the most out of enjoying our great city and county.

Here’s our round up of some of the top things to do this weekend in Nottinghamshire:

Tonight you’ll be able to get to Just the Tonic with their Friday for a Fiver promotion.

Movers and Shakers – this Sunday at Green’s Windmill there’ll be activities and experiments as part of their Annual Science Day.

Also, why not Drive the Windmill, we’ve had plenty of interest on Facebook for this opportunity to assist the miller grind flour. This activity requires a certain level of fitness and is available for 18 +. Advanced booking required and costs £5 per person.

BIKE at Broadway Cinema is a celebration of Raleigh’s 125 year anniversary. Showing Sunday is The Kid with a Bike (12A) and Remembering Raleigh (UC) showing a rare selection of archive film of the cycle firm.

Dress to thrill at a James Bond Night at Jubilee Hall in Ollerton this Saturday. Tickets cost £12 and include first cocktail and a buffet. Proceeds go to charities supported by Sherwood Forest Rotary Club.

At Newark Showground there’s a Northern Arms Fair looking at antique arms, medals and militaria for collectors and enthusiasts.

On Sunday 11 March there’s an Introduction to Artisan Chocolate Making at the School of Artisan Food. Master the production of your own treats under the guidance of a Chocolatier.

Newstead Abbey House Tours are available every Sunday at 1pm and 2pm subject to demand and cost £10 per person. A great tip for next week is that entry to the gardens has been reduced to just £6 per car as part of the English Tourism Week promotion.


…And from Twitter

@WestHR_Sue – Morning! After a day with your lovely selves, Glee tonight & Vale of Belvoir pub lunch tomorrow, now which 1 to choose..?

@cyclingbride – planning to finally explore some of the county and get my bearings! Then heading to @BroadwayCinema for #Raleigh125 films

@Lejogle2012 – cycling’s a great way to see our beautiful county! Really get to #experiencenotts that little bit better!

Posted on 09 March 2012
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

A Mansfield lad who likes reading, running and red wine.

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