May[pole dancing is traditionally associated with the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. Maybe not in Mansfield any longer, but there are still plenty of things to do and places to go.

It's another Bank Holiday! -- 10 May Day things to do in Mansfield area

Not many of us will be dancing round the maypole – but May Day will still be celebrated across the Mansfield and Ashfield area this weekend.

By Richard Silverwood
Wednesday, 27th April 2022, 1:00 pm

No sooner have we seen off one Bank Holiday weekend, at Easter, than another one greets us. And who’s complaining?

May Day has its origins as part of a Roman festival that celebrated the beginning of summer, and many European cultures traditionally mark it with dancing, singing and cake. In this country, it is associated more with May queens and Morris dancing.

Such traditions appear to be in decline, but we have still managed to find a host of things to do and places to go this weekend in our weekly guide.

From a vintage funfair to the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War. From Phil Collins to Peroni tasting, there’s a truly eclectic mix to suit most tastes.

Before setting off, please remember to check the individual website of the venue for opening times and admission prices.

Have a great weekend!

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