The world famous Glastonbury Festival returns this week, but there are plenty of places to go and things to do in the Mansfield, Ashfield and Nottinghamshire area too. (PHOTO BY: Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Your alternative to Glastonbury! - 10 things to do in Mansfield this weekend

From Royal Ascot last week to Glastonbury this week, and on to Wimbledon next week. It’s all happening across the country.

But the Mansfield and Ashfield area is hardly sleepwalking into summer either. It is alive and kicking with a variety of events, things to do and places to go.

So we have drawn up our usual guide to ideas on how to spend the upcoming weekend.

Whether you’re into music, dance, theatre, culture, local history, bike rides or world-class sporting action, there is something for everyone within the area or a bit further afield.

By popular request, we are also revisiting our series on Mansfield’s local nature reserves, with a special focus on one per week over the next couple of months.

Please remember to visit the individual websites of each venue before you set off to check opening times and admission prices.

Have a great weekend!

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