Coming up this weekend in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire there are some great things to do, including incredible outdoor cinema and theatre and a Robin Hood themed weekend. 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 taking on the Wild Challenge and explore Sherwood Forestlive music at the Victoria Embankment and a gorgeous Plant Hunters Fair at Southwell Minster, so have a browse and you're sure to find something exciting to do.  
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Robin Hood Weekend at Nottingham Castle

Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 August 2021 | Nottingham Castle | Tickets: Included in General Admission to the Castle

You didn’t think we could forget about our favourite local outlaw, did you? Robin Hood and his trusty Merry Men are back at Nottingham Castle this ‘Robin Hood Weekend’ and they’ll be taking on the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, his sidekick Guy of Gisburne and King John! Are you ready for some historical themed entertainment? From archery and combat to cookery, music and amazing storytelling – it’s the perfect medieval day out for all the family!

For more information, please click here.

Open Air Theatre at Wollaton Hall & Newstead Abbey

Sunday 8 August | 6pm – 9pm | Wollaton Hall | Adult – £16, Child – £11 (5 – 16 years), Family – £46 (2 adults & 2 children)
Friday 6 August | 5pm – 8pm | Newstead Abbey | Adult – £16, Child – £11 (5 – 16 years), Family – £46 (2 adults & 2 children)


If you’re looking to get transported into a different world, Open Air Theatre might just be for you! With the gorgeous backdrops of Wollaton Hall and Newstead Abbey, theatrical magic will truly come to life. Catch the renowned ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at Wollaton Hall for some Shakespearean comedy and a bit of romance or get ready for an evening of family fun and laughter with a performance of David Walliams’ Mr. Stink at Newstead Abbey.

Wollaton Hall: For more information, please click here.
Newstead Abbey: For more information, please click here.

Reel Outdoor Cinema

Wednesday 4 – Sunday 8 August 2021 | 2:30pm & 7:30pm | Various Locations | Tickets: £8 - £10

Reel Outdoor Cinema is bringing your favourite films to the big screen once again this August! Sing-along with the musical greatness of Grease and Rocketman, get ready for the good old classic, Dirty Dancing or get a bit sinister with Joker! Are you more into animation or family friendly fun? Then a Mini Reel afternoon showing is perfect for you and the kids. With screenings of the Disney classic Aladdin, everyone’s favourite blue hedgehog, Sonic, Dr. Dolittle and his furry friends and more – there’s plenty to choose from!

For more information, please click here.

Pizza Baking at Green’s Windmill

Thursday 5 and Saturday 7 August | 45 minute sessions from 10.15am – 2.30pm | Green’s Windmill | £5 per child

Green's Windmill is certainly an interesting place to visit, not only is it a stunning piece of architecture to see, there's also plenty going on at the popular museum and science centre! So, if you're in need of a fun activity for the kids this weekend, this is the perfect place for you! Get Italian with Green’s Windmill pizza baking workshop! The kids will be learning how to bake their very own delicious pizza - what’s better than having fun, making the pizza of your dreams and getting to eat the end product! 

For more information, please click here.

Nottingham Kilo

Saturday 7 August 2021 | 10am – 4pm | Nonsuch Studios | Tickets £2 - £3 + booking fee

Nottingham Kilo is back this Saturday 7 August, so get ready to shop 'til you drop for the best vintage finds and sweet deals! With TONNES of sustainable, vintage, retro & branded fashion for only £15 per kilo you best be making some space in your closet.

For more information, please click here.

This blog was written by Ananda Datema, Marketing Assistant at Visit Nottinghamshire.


Living History with Black Knight Historical
Living History with Black Knight Historical

Calling all history lovers! Join Black Knight Historical at Nottingham Castle from June for some fun, historical themed entertainment for all the family.

Mini Pizza Baking at Green's Windmill
Family Fun
Mini Pizza Baking at Green's Windmill

Bake your own delicious pizza in Green's Windmill's pizza baking workshop.

Reel Outdoor Cinema
Cinema / Film
Reel Outdoor Cinema
The Nottingham Kilo
The Nottingham Kilo

Hey, Nottingham! Come and shop TONNES of sustainable, vintage, retro & branded fashion for just £15 per kilo at Nonsuch Studios, 92 Lower Parliament St, NG1 1EH.

Open Air Theatre at Wollaton Hall
Open Air Theatre at Wollaton Hall

Wollaton Hall and Deer Park is a spectacular Elizabethan mansion and park in the heart of Nottingham. This summer, once again, there will be a fantastic programme of open air theatre performances in the splendid grounds surrounding the house.

Open Air Theatre at Newstead Abbey
Open Air Theatre at Newstead Abbey

Enjoy the manicured gardens and beautiful ruins of Newstead Abbey, the ancestral home of Romantic poet Lord Byron, before checking out the open air theatre lined up for the summer.

Nottingham Castle
Castle / Fort
Nottingham Castle - Visit Nottinghamshire.

Nottingham Castle promises the best day out for all, from history seekers to families wanting an action-packed adventure. Discover more and plan your perfect visit today.

Wollaton Hall and Park
Wollaton Hall - Visit Nottinghamshire

Spectacular Elizabethan Mansion and Deer Park set in the beautiful suburbs of Nottingham. Car parking £3 for up to 2 hours and £5 for the whole day.

Newstead Abbey
Historic Site
Newstead Abbey

A beautiful historic house set in a glorious landscape of gardens and parkland within the heart of Nottinghamshire.

Green's Windmill
Green's Windmill | Visit Nottinghamshire

Green's Windmill in Sneinton was built by the father of notable scientist and mathematician George Green in 1807. Today the working Mill is a popular museum and science centre.



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