Weekend of fun at tourist attractions

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RESIDENTS can make the most of the late spring by getting out and about at a number of local attractions this weekend - including free entry to National Trust properties.

The National Trust is opening the doors to more than 200 of its houses and gardens for free for this Saturday and Sunday. This includes local Trust properties, Southwell’s Workhouse and Hardwick Hall.

With winter gone, the Free Weekend provides an opportunity to reconnect with the great outdoors and enjoy the charity’s picturesque gardens and houses across the UK.

To plan your free weekend visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/freeweekend and download a voucher for the location of your choice.

Meanwhile Bolsover Castle is offering everyone called George or Georgina free entry to its Medieval St George’s Day events on Saturday and Sunday.

Visitors can help St George take on his fearsome opponent – the Dragon Knight

The hot-headed Dragon Knight and his army are planning on storming Bolsover Castle and kidnapping the Princess of Bolsover so St George needs as much help as he can to fight him off.

There will be lots of family fun including kids squire training where they can learn how to use a foam sword, hobby horse jousting, and a St George’s Day kids’ quiz.

Purchase your tickets by calling the dedicated Ticket Sales Team on 0870 333 1183 (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30pm, Sat 9am – 5pm).

Tickets will also be available to purchase at the event site on the day. Simply produce a valid ID on the day to confirm your name is George or Georgina to get free entry.

Prices are: Adult £8.50, Child 5-15 years £5.10, Concessions £7.70, Family tickets £22.10.