What's on this weekend in Nottinghamshire bannerMarvellous May is in full swing, and there’s lots of events to get excited about coming this weekend to Nottinghamshire - from aquatic adventures to great gigs galore in the Magnificent Spiegeltent, and two days out at the races that are anything but ordinary…

Read on to see our top picks, browse our What’s On calendar or check out our Things To Do section for ideas of Nottingham's top attractions. 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!
 

More Than Your Average Race Day…

Nottingham Racecourse

Friday 10 & Saturday 11 May | Nottingham Racecourse

There’s a very exciting weekend instore at Nottingham Racecourse. On Friday, brilliant local brewery Castle Rock will be bringing along their tasty brews for the Beer’d Festival, a splendidly unique celebration of all things facial hair, complete with live music and the return of the Grand Tashional – a ½ furlong sprint for the chance to win a furkin (40 litres) of ale – on the tack before the races begin.

Saturday is the social highlight of Nottingham Racecourse's calendar – dust of your glad rags – it’s Ladies Day! There will be some fantastic prizes up for grabs in The Style Awards and a range of entertainment, with live music throughout the day.


The Magnificent Spiegeltent

The Magnificent Spiegelent

Saturday 4 to Saturday 18 May | Old Market Square | Ticket prices vary, please see individual listings

The beautiful, century-old travelling dance hall is still gracing us with its presence, with another fab line of events this weekend. Legendary Nottingham club night Detonate will be bringing the party on Friday night as they celebrate their 20th year with an epic birthday bash. Saturday night there’ll be a live jazz & soul spectacular in the evening, plus amazing family entertainment from Andy and the Odd Socks earlier in the day. Sunday starts off with the Black Peacock belly dancers performing to the Eastern folk inspired Balkan beats and ska stylings of Silk Roots, before Children's Workshops with Nottingham Playhouse, a masterclass in entertainment from the hilarious Dizzy O'Dare's Giant Balloon Show, capped off with brilliant band Stone Foundation.

For the full programme of events, please click here.


Open Weekend at Holme Pierrepont Country Park

Holme Pierrepont Country Park Sky Trail

Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May | Holme Pierrepont Country Park | Tickets: from £13.50

As the home of the National Water Sports Centre you’ll never be short of exciting, aqua-based adventures to enjoy at Holme Pierrepont Country Park, and this weekend is the perfect opportunity to try them out. Taster sessions of the park’s most popular activities are included in the ticket, from gliding along gentle waves River Tubing or getting active in a canoe, kayak or paddleboard. There’s also Mini Golf, Segways and more to enjoy for those who prefer to stay dry.  For a small additional fee, you can book a slot on the Lagoon Wipeout inflatable obstacle course or the Sky Trail high ropes climbing activity. 

For more information, please click here.


Murder Mystery River Cruise

The Trent Lady - Trent River Cruises
 

Saturday 11 May | Trent River Cruises | Tickets: £47pp

Calling all armchair detectives and amateur sleuths – jump aboard this evening cruise along the scenic River Trent for a fabulously entertaining, interactive murder mystery evening. Along the way you’ll enjoy a delicious 4 -course meal as you attempt to ascertain whodunnit, with prizes for the super sleuth and the totally bamboozled.

For more information, please click here.


Unlimited Wellbeing Festival

Unlimited Welbeing Festival

Sunday 12 May | Motorpoint Arena Nottingham | Tickets: from £8.10

If you’re interested in health and fitness, holistic health or hair and beauty there’s only one place to be this weekend. Along with getting expert advice from the hundreds of leading professionals who’ll be exhibiting, there’s a host of classes, workshops and demonstrations to enjoy all included in the ticket prices, from gong baths to laughter yoga and luxurious massage and spa treatments.

For more information, please click here.


This blog was written by Claire Jones, Marketing Assistant at Visit Notinghamshire. 

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