What's On This Weekend in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

From Friday 30 October Nottinghamshire enters the tier three “very high” category of the UK government’s three alert levels. There are various implications of the new restrictions and you can find full details of the new local restrictions in our Know Before You Go guide.

While people are advised to not travel to regions within tier three and likewise those in tier three should not travel to other regions, there are still plenty of events and things to do locals can enjoy this weekend in Nottinghamshire. We’ve updated this blog to include only outdoor and online events you can enjoy safely this weekend. We recommend checking with individual venues on their website / social media for updates and to check advance booking requirements before you travel. Please enjoy Nottingham and Nottinghamshire responsibly and take all precautions to keep yourself and others safe. 



It’s the season of the supernatural and there’s a host of hauntingly good events and fearsome festivities across Nottinghamshire as we get into the Halloween spirit. If that isn’t your bag of tricks, never fear, there are some great events to enjoy with members of your household this weekend without a pumpkin or horrifying Halloween play-on-words in sight.


 

Halloween Lanterns

Halloween Happenings

 

Wrap up warm and head to the atmospheric grounds of Wollaton Hall for an after-dark screening of a spooky film at the Halloween Outdoor Cinema, with the family-friendly favourites Ghostbusters and Hocus Pocus plus cult classics The Lost Boys and The Shining.   For a spinetingling treat to enjoy at home, gather round to hear the master of spooky tales Mark Gatiss read some of his favourite ghost stories streamed live over zoom as part of Nottingham Playhouse Unlocked festival. If you’ve got little monsters to entertain why not enjoy an autumnal wander around the atmospheric Thoresby Park on their Pumpkin Trail, or keep them happy at home with some online Halloween activities from Lakeside Arts, where they can listen to Ghostly Tales or Make a Halloween Cat Door Hanger


Spectacle of Light installation at Rufford Abbey Country Park
Spectacle of Light

Thursday 29 October - Sunday 15 November 2020 | Entry times from 5:30pm - 7pm | Rufford Abbey Country Park

A magical after-dark adventure awaits at Rufford Abbey Country Park, where stunning light installations will bring the romantic ruins and glorious gardens to life. Wrap up warm to explore the enchanting illuminated trail, discovering surprising sculptures and a kaleidoscope of colour as you uncover the secrets of this magical environment. The trail has been reimagined with one-way routes and timed entries in place to ensure there’s plenty of room for everyone to explore safely.

Find out more.


National Ice Centre
Half Term Fun for Families

 

Get your skates on for a fun family trip to the National Ice Centre to glide around the giant rainbow heart emblazoned on the ice in a tribute to the NHS. Be sure to book in advance as slots are limited to ensure a safe skate for all. If you’ve got a budding photographer in your brood why not get involved with Lakeside Arts’ Half Term Snap Shot project and inspire them to document their half term holiday and send their captures to be part of the online collage?

For more October half term events, please click here.


Ezekial Bone's Abaht Nott'num Tours
'Abaht Nott'num!' Interactive Family Tour

Tours available by appointment.
 

Nottingham tour guide extraordinaire Ezekial Bone, who has won countless awards for his fabulous Robin Hood Town Tour, is now offering bespoke COVID-secure tours to enjoy with your household. Whether you’re intrigued by the ancient legends of our outlaw hero, hungry to hear some horrid tales of the city’s horrible and haunting history, long to learn about our literary legends or are curious about the caves, Ezekiel will tailor a fascinating tour to your exact interests. Get in touch to book and choose your own adventure. 

Find out more.


Nottingham Wise Owl Walk
The Wise Owl Walk

 

Take a stroll around the city on the hunt for these colourful characters dotted around the town. Download your trail map here, or pick one up from participating venues in the city, then hunt down the 10 different wise owls to crack the code and reveal the secret sentence of Nottingham's Wise Owls.

Find out more. 



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

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