From gin festivals to glow worm walks and outdoor theatre to steampunk shenanigans, there are some brilliant events coming up in Nottinghamshire this weekend. We've rounded up some of our favourite events below, or you can browse on our What’s On pages and Things to Do section for lots more ideas.

Special mention goes to the Gallows & Gravestones Walking Tour through the historic streets of the Lace Market, and the Great Central Railway's superb annual model railway show. The Big Tennis Weekend Roadshow is back at Nottingham Tennis Centre with brand-new tennis games and fun, free activities for 3 – 10 year olds.

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The Gin Society Festival

The Gin Society Festival - Visit Nottinghamshire

St Mary's Church | Friday 28 June - Saturday 29 June 2019 | 6pm - 10.30pm and 12pm - 4.30pm

Fans of a good gin and tonic are in for a treat this weekend at the Gin Society Festival, held in the historic halls of the beautiful St Mary’s Church in Nottingham’s Lace Market. The extensive list of tasty tipples on offer features over 120 gins, from exotic finds sourced from across the world, to local heroes and fruit infusions. Live entertainment throughout the weekend will create a great atmosphere in which to enjoy a drink or two, whether you prefer a classic G&T or a more adventurous gin cocktail, and there’ll be tasters and masterclasses from distillers for those looking to expand their expertise. Tickets include one gin and tonic, plus your own Copa glass to take home.  

For more information, please click here.


Glow Worm Walks

Glow Worm Walk at Sherwood Forest - Visit Nottinghamshire

Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve | Friday 28 June | 9.30 – 11.30pm | Tickets:  £7.50 (£6.00 for RSPB Members)

Go roaming in the gloaming through the ancient Oaks of the majestic Sherwood Forest in search of their intriguing, luminescent inhabitants. The two-and-a-half-mile guided walk will take you in search of female glow worms, who emit an atmospheric green glow. While they can’t guarantee that you will catch a glimpse of the curious creatures, a wander through the forest as the sun sets is sure to delight.  

For more information, please click here.


Open Air Theatre


Open Air Theatre at Wollaton Hall - Visit Nottinghamshire

Wollaton Hall  | Friday 28 June | Gates: 5pm

Grab a picnic blanket and some tasty treats ready for an atmospheric evening of theatre set against the stunning backdrop of Wollaton Hall. Their impressive programme of outdoor theatre continues this weekend with a performance of the classic childhood tale of secrecy and curiosity, The Secret Garden. When young Mary Lennox is sent to her uncle’s house in the countryside, she begins a journey of discovery where mysteries lurk around every corner and new friendships are found in unexpected places. This heart-warming tale of redemption and the power of hope is enchanting to children and adults alike.  

For more information and to book tickets, please click here

Steampunkalia!


Steampunkalia! at Nottingham Industrial Museum - Visit Nottinghamshire
Nottingham Industrial Museum | Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 June | 11am – 4pm

Come all ye weird and wonderful to a splendid steampunk weekend. The museum provides the perfect backdrop for all things Steampunk inspired, with its exhilarating engines, innovative instruments, and gargantuan gadgets. An amazing array of performers will provide entertainment throughout the weekend, from hula hoop artists showing off their curious circus skills to fire breathers and a variety of musical acts to amaze onlookers. Peruse the stalls of the popular Steampunk Craft Fair for unique gifts, amazing costume pieces and artworks, or get stuck in with free steampunk-themed craft activities.

For more information, please click here.


Live Music


What's Love Got to do With It? at Theatre Royal Concert Hall - Visit Nottinghamshire
Various Venues | Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 June

What's Love Got To Do With It? is the joyous new show celebrating the music of Tina Turner. On Saturday evening audiences at the Theatre Royal Concert Hall can expect a night of high energy, feel-good rock-and-roll featuring Tina's greatest hits performed by the amazing vocal talent of Elesha Paul Moses (The Voice, X Factor) accompanied by a ten-piece live band. The following evening, empress of soul, Gladys Knight will be taking to stage to perform her magnificent Motown hits, including the absolute classic Midnight Train To Georgia.

Elsewhere on Sunday, the Carlton Brass Band will be playing in the Arboretum at 2pm as part of a series of free summer concerts in Nottingham parks. There are still some tickets available to see Jack Savoretti perform an atmospheric outdoor concert in Sherwood Forest, but be sure to snap up them soon if you don’t want to miss out.  



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

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