THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE: Ten awesome things to do in Notts this May Bank Holiday weekend
Looking for a way to entertain the family this May Bank Holiday weekend?
Here are a few ideas for you...
1. Bluebells at Hodsock Priory 2017, near Worksop
On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, visitors to the priory will be stunned by the bluebell displays that adorn the woodland paths.
There are 12 acres to discover.
Entry costs £2.50 for adults and is free for children, wheelchair users and Friends of Hodsock.
2. Gilmore and Roberts, Letwell Village Hall
Three times finalists at the BBC Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts have won major accolades.
Since starting in out in 2008 the pair have played some of the UK’s biggest acoustic festivals, and toured with country with folk rock legends Fairport Convention.
They will be performing in Letwell on Saturday.
For tickets call 01909 731626 or 01909 540694.
3. BBC Radio Nottingham’s Big Day Out, throughout Nottinghamshire
This Sundaya whole host of museums and tourist attractions across Nottinghamshire will offer free entry to their exhibits as part of this celebration of the county’s history and heritage, organised by BBC Radio Nottingham.
Venues taking part include -
D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum
Mansfield Fire Museum
Newark Air Museum
Newstead Abbey & Park
Rufford Abbey Country Park
Southwell Minster and The Archbishop’s Palace
For a full list and further details, visit www.bbc.co.uk/radionottingham
4. Stormzy, Rock City, Nottingham
One of the rising stars of the music scene is touring to promote debut album Gang Signs and Prayer.
Stormzy will perform on Saturday. For more information and tickets, visit www.rock-city.co.uk
5. Family fun day, Shrewsbury Road Community Centre, Worksop
This Saturday between noon and 3pm activities will include a bouncy castle, slide, tombola, penalty shoot out, face painting, food and drink and music.
6. Matthew Siveter, The Crossing, Worksop
The Music at The Crossing series continues this Saturday with Matthew Siveter presenting Topsy Turvy, an evening of songs by the likes of Gilbert and Sullivan, Noel Coward, Tom Lehrer and Flanders and Swann followed by songs of musical theatre heroes and villains drawn from Les Miserables, Oklahoma, Little Shop of Horrors and more.
For tickets, call 01909 475421 or email [email protected]
7. Steaming Days at Papplewick Pumping Station, Ravenshead
The whole family enjoy a fascinating day out at Britain’s finest Victorian water works on one of its steaming days this Sunday or Monday.
Steaming days run from 11am to 5pm
Entry costs £8 for an adult, £6 for student or senior and £5 for a child (aged between five and 16). A family ticket (two adults and two children) costs £20.
8. Live Music, The Diamond, Sutton-in-Ashfield
Live music begins on Friday with tributes to Simple Minds and U2 with sets from Alive and Kicking and U2 +1. Entry is £6 and £7.50.
The sound of Madness takes centre stage on Saturday, as Mainly Madness present the best of the nutty boys. Entry is £7 and £8.50
Finally, on Sunday there is A Tribute To The Foo Fighters. Entry is £4 and £5.
For more see www.thediamonduk.com
9. Pikes and Plunder - Civil War Festival, National Civil War Centre, Newark
Hundreds of civil war re-enactors will descend upon Newark this weekend, taking spectators back to the turbulent Seventeenth Century.
The Pikes and Plunder Civil War Festival will take place on Sunday and Monday, with more than a dozen regiments taking part alongside two artillery companies, a baggage train and scores of living history exponents.
Admission to events at the castle and sconce is free. Events at National Civil War Centre are free with standard admission.
See www.nationalcivilwarcentre.com for more details.
10. Oasish, One Call Stadium, Mansfield
Come and see Europe’s leading tribute to Oasis, re-creating the looks, sound and attitude of the originals this Saturday.
They will be accurately re-creating all of the biggest hits from arguably the biggest British band since The Beatles. You can expect a performance featuring hits galore.