Coming up this weekend in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire there are some great things to do, including medieval madness, Shakespearean theatre, circus acts, festival fun and more! 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 celebration of Nottinghamshire Pride with a colourful and peaceful protest march, outdoor cinema in the woods with Notts Maze and brilliant exhibitions, so have a browse and you're sure to find something exciting to do.  
 
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Festival of the Horse

Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 September | Belvoir Castle | Tickets: Adult £25 | Child (age 8 – 16) £10 | Under 8’s Free

Travel back to medieval times of jousting and pageantry where King Charles was our merry monarch and horses were the preferred mode of transport, be it in fight or flight. This two-day festival is set against the backdrop of the magnificent Belvoir Castle, and promises to be a fantastic day out for all ages! Wonder at a show-stopping cavalry parade, fast-paced races and ancient horseback sports, indulge in artisan food and explore a selection of high-end shopping stalls. The 17th century is brought back to life at Belvoir Castle this weekend!

For more information, please click here.


Nottingham Shakespeare Company

Friday 10 - Saturday 11 September | Victoria Embankment Bandstand | Free event

Shakespeare is coming to the streets of Nottingham! This weekend the Nottingham Shakespeare Company will be performing the fast paced comedy rollercoaster that is 'Twelfth Night' and it's all for free. With a fresh, contemporary and accessible interpretation of the well-known play, this open-air production is the perfect introduction to the world of Shakespeare. Whether you're an avid theatre fan or just find yourself passing by, you're in for a hilarious and thoroughly enjoyable performance!

For more information, please click here.


Gandeys Circus

Friday 10 - Monday 13 September | Forest Recreation Ground | Tickets from £9.99

Join Gandeys for a spectacular time at the circus this weekend at Nottingham's Forest Recreation Ground! Gandeys' Premiere of “The Double Acrobatic Swing”, where fearless acrobats are thrown up from one giant swing to another, somersaulting across the ring, will truly have you on the edge of your seat. Get blown away by amazing acrobatic stunts, marvel at death-defying acts and be exhilarated by the motorcycles in the Thunderdome and much more at Gandeys Circus. Don't miss it!

For more information, please click here.


Heritage Open Days

Friday 10 September - Sunday 19 September | Various venues in Nottinghamshire | Free entry

If you're looking for the perfect opportunity to take a peek at some of Nottinghamshire most popular attractions, this is it! England’s largest festival of history and culture is back this September, which means it's your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore. Take a tour of Bromley House Library, one of Nottingham's hidden gems, join Green’s Windmill and Science Centre​​​​ for a special exhibition, be present at the unveiling of the first blue plaque recognising LGBT+ history in Nottingham or wander through the grand Newstead Abbey. This and much more is all within reach this September in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire!

For more information, please click here.


Nottingham Green Festival

Sunday 12 September | The Arboretum | 12 noon - 6pm | Free entry

Whoever said sustainability can't be fun has never been to the Nottingham Green Festival and this year's 28th edition is set to be every bit as brilliant as the last. This Sunday, the Arboretum will be transformed into a Green festival ground, providing a place for everyone to learn, explore and try the latest in all things environmentally friendly and ethical, all while having lots of fun! There will be live music, outdoor entertainment, activities for both adults and children, workshops and plenty of stalls from small green businesses, craft workers, community groups, charities, campaigns, artisan food producers and vegan caterers. 

For more information, please click here.


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

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