Things to do this weekend, 9th- 11th September


Beat the back to school blues with all the family fun to be had in Notts this weekend.

Visit heritage sites across the city and county for free with Heritage Open Days.

Find our round-up of where to go in Nottinghamshire here.

Celebrate South Asian culture with spectacular performances, authentic cuisine and even tuk-tuk rides at Mela Festival.

Read our Q & A with Vina Ladwa, founder of Kathak dance company Manishi to find out what to expect from the weekend’s colourful performances.

Head to the Sherwood Forest for the The Major Oak Woodland Festival

Celebrate the life and history of the great British Woodland and meet the Sherwood Forest Ranger team.

Take part in free family activities at the D. H. Lawrence Festival of Culture

Highlights include the family fun fair and Roots acoustic music night.

Take Grandma and Grandad for a spin Gullivers Kingdom

Grandparents get free entry all weekend for Grandparents Day!


Find more ideas on our What’s On page or by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.


Posted on 05 September 2016
Featured author: Jessie

Nottingham native and fan of all things music, arts and animal related.

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