Whats on in Nottinghamshire August 2018

As ever, there’s lots of fabulous events coming up this weekend in Nottinghamshire! If you’re out with the family there is much fun to be had with the Hoodwinked Art Trail and at Nottingham Beach. Head over to our Twitter page where we're sharing summer inspiration everyday with #SummerInNotts, click here to find more!

We’re also tempted by getting dressed up for Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse, relaxing with coffee and live jazz at Stray’s in Newark, or learning about Food Photography at the School of Artisan Food. But 5 favourites have made the cut, so read on to find out our pick of the week. Don't forget to browse our What’s On pages and Things to Do section for lots more ideas!

Finally, we love to see and hear what you have been up to in Nottinghamshire so don’t forget you can use #lovenotts to share the love and connect with us via our TwitterFacebook or Instagram!

Outdoor Cinema

Outdoor Theatre | Visit Nottinghamshire
The evenings are drawing in and it’s the perfect time to indulge in a bit of outdoor cinema at one of Nottinghamshire’s most beautiful heritage sites. Make yourself a delicious picnic, grab a blanket and some friends, and get ready for a movie night under the stars.

Moana is being shown each morning at 11.30am over at Rufford Abbey, or you can see Beauty & The Beast on Sunday evening. Hardwick Hall has a screening of Dirty Dancing on Saturday evening. At Broadgate Park in Beeston you can watch Top Gun, while at Colliers Park theres a Greatest Showman Sing-a-long!

Please follow the individual links for more details of each showing. To check out all listings for outdoor cinema and theatre, please click here.

Waterfront Festival

Waterfront Festival | Visit Nottinghamshire
Saturday 18 August, 1pm | The Canal House | £7.70 per person

Calling all fans of live music and brilliant beer gardens! Waterfront Festival returns to The Canal House for 2018 and it's set to be an absolute smasher as ever, with thirteen hours of live music, performance and fun. A great opportunity to see what fantastic live music has been brewing in Nottingham over the past 12 months, highlights this year include Bru-C, Howlin’ Bones, Slumb Party, Daisy Godfrey and Chambers and lots more!

The theme this year is Old School Sci-Fi, so don your tin foil and Kurt Russell eyepatch if you so wish. As usual all profits go to a chosen charity, this year being Emmanuel House and Nottingham City Hospital Wolfson Cystic Fibrosis Centre, so you can party away knowing it’s for a worthy cause.

For more information, please click here.

Cricket – England Vs India Test Match

Trent Bridge Cricket Ground | Visit Nottinghamshire
Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 August | Trent Bridge Cricket Ground | £50 - £70 per person

A day of thrilling cricket awaits at the world’s third oldest test match ground, with some of the best cricket teams in the world competing. After a summer on the pitch, England goes head to head with India, with England currently 2-0 in the series, for the third Test Match.

For more information, please click here.

Bushcraft For Families

Bushcraft at Sherwood Pines | Visit Nottinghamshire

Friday 17 August | Sherwood Pines | £12.50 per person

If you’re in need of some time in nature and are looking for a family adventure, Sherwood Pines is always a great bet. This weekend, join one of their expert rangers as they take you and your family on a bushcraft adventure through the forest! Learn shelter building and fire lighting techniques and have a go at a forest craft, all whilst learning about this wonderful area of Nottinghamshire.

If this is up your street, why not extend your adventure with the Overnight Bushcraft for Families on 22 and 28 August?

For more information, please click here.

Gloworm Festival

Gloworm Festival | Visit Nottinghamshire
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 August | Thoresby Park | From £12.50 per person

The beautiful Thoresby Park is the venue for this year’s Gloworm Festival, which promises two days of creative festival fun for families. The variety of fun things to do across the site are almost too many to mention, so whether you are an adult or child, you’re bound to be impressed! Meet mermaids on the beach, animals from White Post Farm, Playmobil characters and Timmy Mallett. There’s also Superhero School, a Victorian fairground, circus acts, Clip n’ Climb, face painting and cool festival activities for over 10s. On the main stage you can find performances from ‘Peppa Pig’, Milkshake Live and ‘PJ Masks’, along with tribute acts from Little Mix, Amy Winehouse and Daft Punk, plus lots, lots more!

For more information, please click here.

This blog was written by Sophie Gargett, Marketing Assistant at Visit Nottinghamshire.


Waterfront Festival
Waterfront Festival at Canal House | Visit Nottinghamshire

It's back, bigger, better and wetter than ever! Brought to you every year by I'm Not From London & Audacious Face Music, The Waterfront Festival is Nottingham’s favourite live band benefit festival.

Bushcraft for Families at Sherwood Pines
Bushcraft for Families at Sherwood Pines

Join the rangers of Sherwood Pines as they take you and your family on a bushcraft adventure through the forest.

Gloworm Festival 2018
Family Fun
Gloworm Festival 2018

Gloworm Festival is a family festival that caters for children from the ages of 0-13 years, the festival encourages families to play and have fun in a safe environment. The festival is focused around creative experiences as well as music, entertainment, workshops and theatre production.

Cricket - England vs India Test Match
Cricket event
Cricket - England vs India Test Match

As the third oldest Test ground in the world, Notts County Cricket Ground know a thing or two about hosting the finest hospitality experience. With a selection of splendid rooms offering the best seats in the house, fine dining and complimentary bar options, there's no more delightful way to watch the world's best cricketers

Top Gun (12A) - Reel Outdoors Cinema
Cinema / Film
Top Gun (12A) - Reel Outdoors Cinema

As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.

Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival at Hardwick Hall
Cinema / Film
Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival at Hardwick Hall

Summer Nights is a festival of outdoor film screenings in beautiful heritage locations throughout the summer. Once again the festival will be visiting Hardwick Hall in August 2018.

Outdoor Cinema at Rufford Abbey: Beauty & The Beast
Cinema / Film
Rufford Abbey | Visit Nottinghamshire

Come along and enjoy an outdoor screening of Disney classic Beauty & The Beast at Rufford Abbey Country Park this summer!



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