As we reach the end of a rather long and sometimes dreary month, we’re excited to welcome the arrival of February and all the brilliant events coming to Nottinghamshire over the next couple of weeks, from the Festival of Science & Curiosity 2020 to the all the free delights in store for Light Night!

This weekend sees the start the stunning seasonal displays of snowdrops, heralding the imminent arrival of spring and brighter times on the horizon. We’ve picked out a few of our favourite events coming up this weekend, and there’s plenty more ideas of great things-to-do in our What's On guide.    

Don’t forget, if you are out and about having a great time in Nottinghamshire, you can use #lovenotts to share the love and connect with us via our TwitterFacebook or Instagram!

Snowdrops at Holme Pierrepont Hall - Visit Nottinghamshire
Snowdrops at Holme Pierrepont Hall

Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in February, 2 - 5pm | Gardens only: £4, House and Garden: £7, Children: free  

The grounds of the historic Holme Pierrepont Hall are beautiful in February, bedecked with a stunning display of dainty seasonal snow drops. Tiptoe through the two-acres of woodland and around the East Garden - one of the most dazzling displays of winter flowering gardens in Nottinghamshire. Believed to be the oldest brick-built house in Nottinghamshire, Holme Pierrepont Hall opens to visitors at set times of the year allowing exploration of the house and gardens.

For more information, please click here


Robin Hood Town Tour - Visit Nottinghamshire


Robin Hood Town Tour

Tour starts from The Cross Keys | Saturday 1 February | Tickets: Adults £14.50, Concessions £11,  Under 14s £8 

After a short break over the colder months Robin Hood returns to the city this Saturday to lead a merry band on a two-hour jaunt exploring Nottingham’s ancient legends and historical facts, Along with seeing the sights and discovering fascinating historical insights on this multi-award-winning tour, the charasmatic outlaw will let you in on the best places to eat, drink and make merry in his fair city, and after you've finished gallivanting, you're invited to join him for ales in the UK’s oldest pub Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem.  

For more information, please click here.


Josie Long at Nottingham Playhouse - Visit Nottinghamshire


Comedy

Various Venues 

If you didn't manage to get your hands on tickets to see Stewart Lee's sell-out shows at Nottingham Playhouse and are looking to enjoy some laughs this weekend there’s plenty of comedy events to tickle your funny bone. Limited tickets remain for Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible on Saturday evening at Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall, so snap them up quick if you want to see the Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo star’s unique blend of slightly-surreal wordplay, plentiful puns and offbeat, bewildered delivery style.

Geordie comic Carl Hutchinson will be taking to the stage early on Sunday evening at Canalhouse. This rising star was recognised by the comedy experts at Chortle on their 2019 "Ones to watch" list and is guaranteed to entertain with his amusing anecdotes and canny observations. 

A little later on in the evening over at Nottingham Playhouse, the wonderfully witty and endearing three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Josie Long, pictured, will be sharing stories of the mind-bending intensity of new motherhood in a show about kindness, gentleness, and joy that’s sure to provide an uplifting end to the weekend.


Big Tennis Weekend - Visit Nottinghamshire
The Big Tennis Weekend

Saturday 1 February  | 1-2.30pm and 3.30-5pm | Sunday 2 February 10-11.30am and 1-2.30pm | Nottingham Tennis Centre | Free

Is there a budding Johanna Konta or Andy Murray in your brood? Find out with the Big Tennis Weekend Roadshow, full of fun, free activities for children aged 3-10, including a new inflatable tennis darts game. The friendly coaching team have everything you need to test out your tennis skills with their taster sessions, with smaller equipment and lower bouncing balls to help children perfect their serves and volleys.

For more information, please click here.

Carnaval Transatlantico - Visit Nottinghamshire
Carnaval Transatlântico (Live Brazilian Music)

Saturday 1 February 2020 | 8pm | Albert's, 17 Goldsmith Road, Nottingham NG1 5JT | Tickets: £10 in advance ticket, £15 on the door

Roll up - the carnival is coming to town this weekend! Dance the night away to soundtrack of 30 percussionists for an evening of pulsating samba and other traditional Brazilian rhythms. Tickets include a free salsa dance workshop so you can get to grips with the moves before yiou strut your stuff on the dancefloor.

For more information, please click here.



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

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