Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend – 1st to 3rd of April

Grand Tour banner-01-01

Is it the weekend already? After a shortened week, thanks to the bank holidays, we hope you’re feeling fresh and ready to get out and explore Nottinghamshire! Once again, you can enjoy fabulous sport, entertainment and outdoor action at venues across the county, so make the most of the sunny spring weather and try something new! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to find out more about what’s on, and check out our website for full event listings.

1. Embark on your own Grand Tour

Some of history’s most famous faces made the quick and easy journey up to Nottingham from St Pancras International Station last week, causing quite a stir along the way!


What was all the fuss about? It was for the launch of The Grand Tour, a special series of art exhibitions hosted at four of the region’s best galleries. Find out more, and plan your own cultural tour, on the official website here.

2. Catch up on The Bake Off – and see The Welbeck Estate in all its glory!

The stunning Welbeck Estate was perhaps the star of the BBC’s new Bake Off Creme de la Creme show – catch up here, sharpen your own cookery skills at the School of Artisan Food, or find out more about Welbeck here.

3. Get your skates on for the Elite League Playoff Finals

It’s Elite League Playoff Finals time – don’t miss your chance to cheer on one of Nottingham’s most successful sporting teams, fresh from their recent Challenge Cup success.

Find out more here, and buy tickets for the action at the Nottingham Tourism Centre – while you’re there, don’t forget to book your seat for the European Archery Championships, which will see some of the world’s top archers warming up for Rio in Old Market Square.

4. Rick Astley rolls into Nottingham

Whether you love his music, or simply want to see an internet icon in the flesh – Rick Astley comes to the Theatre Royal. 

Find out more, and get tickets here.

5. Cerebral Palsy Sport National Swimming Championships come to Nottingham

The sport’s top athletes will be making a splash in the fancy new facilities at Harvey Hadden – find out how you can get a seat for the action here.


Click here to see a full list of events, and enjoy your weekend in Notts!

Posted on 31 March 2016
Featured author: Alistair

Originally from Preston - but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

Comments (0)

Post a comment

Our monthly pick

Matilda, the European Eagle Owl

Birds, herds and beautiful scenery was the focus on my Wildlife Photography Course at Sherwood Hideaway

When I was asked to spend my weekend at Sherwood Hideaway to take part in wildlife activities available there, of course I was only too happy to oblige. It sounded like a wonderful experience and I could think of much worse ways to spend my weekend. Wildlife walks take place each Sunday at Sherwood Hideaway…

Your favourite places

Featured authors

  • Sarah Louise

    A very lucky marketeer in her dream job. Passionate about all things Nottinghamshire and firmly believes if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen!

  • Kinga

    Addicted to music and learning languages. Loves reading, gardening, travelling and everything new media related.

  • Alistair

    Originally from Preston – but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

  • Natalie

    Proud to represent the county I grew up in. Travel loving devoted mum of two who carries a torch for the city’s unsung hero, Captain Albert Ball VC.

  • 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.

Have a go...

madame parboiled nottingham

Madame Parboiled’s Historical Pub Tour

Nottingham is a city steeped in history and its pubs are a living proof of that, they’re a tangible representation of England’s past, and celebration of life before us. To learn how to grow our appreciation for Nottingham’s historic pubs we ventured into a world of Madame Parboiled – the executioner’s wife who knows Nottingham and…