Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 28th – 30th July

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The summer holidays have begun so whatever the weather is saying, it’s officially summer. Entertain the kids and make the most of what Nottinghamshire has to offer with some of these great events coming up around the county.

Don’t forget to browse our What’s On page for more ideas on where to get out and about this weekend, and get in touch via TwitterFacebook or Instagram to share what you’ve been up to in Nottinghamshire!


Mother Grundy’s Festival of Folklore

festival (3)Creswell Crags
Saturday 29th July 2017, 10am – 5:30pm

If you haven’t taken a visit to Creswell Crags yet, you’re in for quite a treat. Along with having several beautiful serene spots for walks and picnics around the lake, this limestone gorge is estimated to be between 10,000 and 50,000 years old and packed with history.

This weekend at Mother Grundy’s Festival of Folklore you can really delve into the past with activities, entertainment and reams of history celebrating the roots of English folklore. Hear the legend of Mother Grundy (a witch who supposedly lived in the caves), watch re-enactors bring history to life, browse craft stalls and enjoy some traditional folk music. If you’re not exploring the museum (booking is advised for their regular Ice Age Tours!) you can get involved in various folk activities from basket weaving and flint knapping to jewellery making.


An Introduction to Nottingham’s Caves

https-cdn.evbuc.comimages329299501882433808591originalMuseum of Nottingham Life
Saturday 29th July, 12.10 – 12.55pm

A wealth of caves lie under our feet throughout Nottingham, but how much do we really know about them? Archaeologist and cave expert Scott Lomax has studied the cave system for over nine years, and is responsible for Nottingham Historic Environment Record which has records of all known caves in the city. In this talk, located in a cave not usually open to the public, he will discuss the history, uses and stories regarding the astonishing 800+ caves which have been found, and answer questions from the audience.

Please note – although the talk is free, admission to the museum must be paid for. Why not double up your cave experience with a trip to Nottingham Castle’s Cave Tour through Mortimer’s Hole?

To find out more about Nottingham’s caves – check out our blog here!


The Maize

mazebanner2Kelham Hall
28th July – 4th September, 10am to 6pm

Getting lost can be a pain, but throw a maze into the mix and it becomes an adventure! Each year at Kelham Hall one field is let grow wild and free before being carefully pruned into an elaborate labyrinth. Be met by riddles and challenges as you traverse the twists and turn to try and find the centre, then relax in the tea rooms with a refreshing drink… if you can escape The Maize!

Nottinghamshire Pride

Various Venues throughout Hockley
Saturday 29th July

The streets of Hockley often buzz with an independent, bohemian spirit, but most especially when they are host to some of our fabulous street parties. This Saturday Nottinghamshire Pride takes to the streets to celebrate diversity and acceptance of sexuality in an open and fun-loving environment. Marking the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality, this year the Pride team are celebrating families, in what ever way that means to you. The parade begins at Castle Gate at 11.30am with drums, marching bands and great bursts of colour and you can find the celebrations carrying on in Hockley, with the main stage located on Carlton Street.

Tree Climbing and Zip Wire Adventure

ziplineClumber Park
Saturday 29th Jul 2017, 10:00 – 15:45

Clumber Park is a sprawling country park in North Nottinghamshire which also holds a fantastically diverse selection of events throughout the year, from outdoor film and theatre to nature walks and bushcraft workshops. This weekend, experience the park from a different angle and feel extra exhilarated with a Tree-climbing & Zip Wire Adventure Day! Suitable for families, we suggest a good old bike ride around the lake too, with bicycle hire available on site.

Posted on 25 July 2017
Featured author: Sophie

Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

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