What’s On This Weekend in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire: 28 February – 1 March

Coming up this weekend in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire there are some great free things to do, plus incredible theatre from the Royal Shakespeare Company and great sport to watch. Read on to find out our top picks of what’s on this weekend.  
There are many more events in our What’s On calendar, including a fascinating afternoon of talks and discussions on the relationship between art and science at Nottingham Contemporarylive music and some brilliant art exhibitions, so have a browse and you're sure to find something exciting to do.  
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Celebrating Shakespeare Festival

Celebrating Shakespeare Festival 

Monday 24 February - Saturday 7 March 2020 | Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall 
The Royal Shakespeare Company are bringing three performances to Nottingham’s historic The Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall this week, and to mark the occasion they’ve curated a festival of workshops, mini lectures, storytelling sessions and musical performances, all celebrating Shakespeare’s enduring legacy. Alongside performances of As You Like It , Measure for Measure, and The Taming of the Shrew, on Friday evening in the Theatre Royal Dress Circle bar you can check out the intriguingly eccentric Much Ado About Bingo -  a 1970’s themed musical bingo performance with a Shakespearean twist.

For more information, please click here. 

Leap Day Mayhem at Creswell Crags

Leap Day Mayhem at Creswell Crags

Saturday 29 February 2020 | 11am – 3pm | Creswell Crags | Free (parking charges apply) 
To mark a day which comes but once every four years Creswell Crags on the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border will be bidding farewell to winter and welcoming spring with a free day of fun. With performances from Black Pig Border Morris and their band of musicians throughout the day, roaming circus performers and the chance to try your hand at axe throwing, it’s set to be a brilliant day to explore this unique landscape and learn about the fascinating discoveries made in the caves which honeycomb the prehistoric limestone gorge. The museum will be free to enter, while their regular cave tours (advanced booking recommended) will also be running throughout the day, giving you the chance to feast your eyes on the only known Ice Age rock art or the largest known collection of protective ‘witches marks’ found in any UK cave.  
For more information, please click here

Free Raceday at Southwell Racecourse
Free Raceday at Southwell Racecourse

Saturday 29 February | Gates Open 3.30pm, Last Race 8pm | Southwell Racecourse | Book online for two free tickets 

Whether you are a seasoned racegoer or have never been racing before, this Saturday is a great time to visit Southwell Racecourse in the heart of rural Nottinghamshire. Book through their website using the promo code FREE20 for two free Grandstand tickets. Why not make a day of it by exploring the pretty market town of Newark or the picturesque Southwell with its resplendent Minster then hop on the shuttle bus for an exciting evening at the races, with live music to enjoy after the races.  

For more information, please click here.

Rufford Abbey Country Park
Woodland Walk with Andy at Rufford Abbey Country Park

Saturday 29 February | 11am & 2pm | Rufford Abbey Country Park  
Nurture your kid’s love of nature this weekend at the lovely Rufford Abbey Country park in north Nottinghamshire. Join their expert guide for a wander through the woodland on the hunt for the creepy crawlies that keep the ecosystem of the forest alive, with the option to build a bird box too. If you’d prefer to explore the scenic grounds at your own pace you can follow their Enchanted Fairy Trail to hunt down the enchanted miniature houses, find the king and queen of the fairies, walk through the wonky archways to find the resident dragon and tell your secrets to Rainbow Sunbeam wishing fairy. With an awesome adventure playground to enjoy and a choice of great places to eat, it's the perfect location for a day out to get some fresh air and blow the cobwebs away. 
For more information, please click here. 

FA Women’s Continental League Cup Final
FA Women’s Continental League Cup Final

Saturday 29 February 2020 | kick-off 5.30pm| Nottingham Forest Football Club | Tickets: £10 adults, £1 concessions 

Nottingham Forest's City Ground will host the FA Women’s Continental League Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea this weekend. As one of the showpiece fixtures in the women’s football calendar, it’s set to be an exciting match as Arenal, five-time winners of the Conti Cup and the most successful team in the history of the competition, having lifted the trophy five times in total, compete against first-time qualifiers Chelsea.  
For more information and to book tickets, please click here.  

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


Celebrating Shakespeare Festival
Theatre Royal | Visit Nottinghamshire

To tie-in with the Royal Shakespeare Company’s visit to Nottingham in 2020, Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall are delighted to present their very own Celebrating Shakespeare Festival, taking over the Theatre Royal for 10 days of activities and events.

Celebrating Shakespeare Festival: Much Ado About Bingo
Much Ado About Bingo

Prepare watch the sparks fly as Boogaloo Stu's crimplene-clad comedy character Derek Daniels and the polyester queen Lorraine Bowen join forces for this hilarious show.

Leap Day Mayhem
Creswell Crags, Leap Day Mayhem | Visit Nottinghamshire

Join Creswell Crags on the last day of February to bid farewell to winter and welcome spring, accompanied by circus performers and musicians.

Woodland Walk With Andy at Rufford Abbey Country Park
Rufford Abbey | Visit nottinghamshire

Blow off the cobwebs and come and have a woodland adventure at Rufford Abbey

Enchanted Fairy Trail at Rufford Abbey Country Park
Family Fun
Enchanted Fairy Trail Rufford Abbey | Visit Nottinghamshire

Rufford Abbey have asked the fairies and pixies if they would allow some of their special visitors to come over and play and they have said….YES!

Free Raceday at Southwell Racecourse
Participatory Event
Free Raceday at Southwell Racecourse

Join Southwell Racecourse for it's free raceday in the heart of rural Nottinghamshire, the perfect opportunity to get together with friends and family and enjoy an evening at the races.

FA Women’s Continental League Cup Final
Sporting Event
FA Women’s Continental League Cup Final

Nottingham Forest's City Ground will host this year's FA Women’s Continental League Cup Final



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