Another weekend passed and another on the horizon. There are some fantastic events happening in Nottingham this weekend and we've rounded up some of our favourites below so you can get planning some wonderful things to do. Don't forget, you can browse our What’s On pages and Things to Do section for lots more ideas.

If you’re looking for fun, free things to do, Nottingham Beach is in full swing bringing the sea side vibes to the city, there’s a performance by the Lincolnshire Hospital Band in the Arboretum and creative family activities at Nottingham Contemporary.

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Treasure Island at Newstead Abbey

Open Air Theatre at Newstead Abbey - Visit Nottinghamshire

Friday 19 July | 5pm | Newstead Abbey

Grab a picnic blanket and head to Byron’s backyard to hear tales of treasure, dark secrets aboard ships and epic pirate escapades. Nottingham’s fab season of open-air theatre continues this weekend with an energetic performance of everyone’s favourite swashbuckling adventure – Treasure Island.

For more information, please click here.


Avenue Q


Avenue Q at the Royal Concert Hall

Monday 15 - Saturday 20 June 2019 | Royal Concert Hall

The multi-award-winning Avenue Q is back in Nottingham for a run of hilarious, puppet-based musical comedy. Join the monsters and humans of the rundown Avenue Q district as they navigate the complex realities of adult life to side-splitting effect.

For more information, please click here.


Sherwood Forest Bus Tour


Sherwood Forest Bus Tour
Friday 19 July | 9.30am | Tour departs from Wellington Circus 

All aboard the Robin Hood Express for a fascinating tour, taking in all the highlights of Sherwood Forest, from a 1960’s Routemaster Bus. Learn all about the intriguing history and archaeological interest of the area as you visit Rufford Abbey, Newstead Abbey and, of course, Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve and the legendary Major Oak.

For more information, please click here.


Nottinghamshire History and Archaeology Festival


Nottinghamshire History and Archeological Festival
Saturday 20 July 2019 | 12noon - 4pm | University of Nottingham Museum

Local history enthusiasts and those with an interest in archaeology are in for a treat this weekend. Get hands on handling historic artefacts, delve deeper at one of the short talks by experts in the field, take part in craft activities and pursue the displays to discover the work of various archaeological societies and groups.   

For more information, please click here.


Improv ComicCon


Improv ComicCon
20 July 2019 | 7pm - 9.45pm | The Angel Microbrewery

Local improv heroes MissImp are back this weekend with a fantastic, fantasy themed show of stories, all created on the spot from audience suggestions. Four Far Away will concoct a tail of adventure and intrigue, mystery and magic - all with a sci-fi twist, while Mischief Managed Improv will create a story set in the wizarding world of spells and fantastical beasts. If you’re feeling inspired you can join the performers on stage for the last act of this three-part spectacular, for their Open Jam.

For more information, please click here.



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

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Entertaining families for over ten years, the Beach is back and better than ever as Nottingham City Council and Mellors Group bring this well-loved attraction back to Old Market Square. With sand, sea and a range of thrilling rides, as well as traditional sideshows and great food and drink options, visitors can once again enjoy a trip to the seaside without leaving the city!

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