There are tons of fun things to do in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire this weekend to make the most of the long bank holiday weekend.

Enjoy some Easter events and live music, get active at the National Ice Centre and enjoy a screening at Nottingham Contemporary. Keep reading to see our top 5 things to do including a free event and something for your little ones.

And while you’re out and about, don’t forget - if you are out having a great time in Nottingham or Nottinghamshire, you can use #LoveNotts to share the love, or tag us using @visitnotts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

There are many more things to do and explore on our full What’s On calendar such as interesting exhibitions, tours and fun outdoor activities. Have a browse today and find the perfect activity or experience to enjoy this weekend.


Nottingham Castle | Visit Nottinghamshire | Easter events | Things to do

Easter Weekender at Nottingham Castle

Friday 15th April - Monday 18th April | Nottingham Castle | 10am - 4pm | Tickets: £13 per adult, £9.50 per child

Join Nottingham Castle this Easter for four days of circus-themed Easter fun! They'll be hosting a programme jam-packed with activities for families and visitors of all ages during the bank holiday weekend. The Easter Weekender will feature a trail of bespoke eggs hidden throughout the grounds, where explorers will need to collect a letter from each egg to claim a chocolate treat from the Castle Visitor Centre.

You can also expect circus entertainers, a bubble-ologist, stilt walkers, circus workshops, a glitter face-painter and live music in the historic bandstand throughout the day. On your visit, make sure to get some pictures with the trail of beautifully decorated owls, which previously formed The Nottingham Wise Owl Walk. Each of the ten wise owls is completely unique and has Nottingham related names including The Sheriff of Nottinghoot, Lacey, Ey Up Duck! and Raleigh Apple.

Entrance to the festival will be included as part of the general admission. Timed entry to Robin Hood Adventures is also included in the price as well as access to the new exhibition entitled Laura Knight & Caroline Walker: A Female Gaze.

For more information, click here.


Biscuit Baking | Visit Nottinghamshire | Easter events | Things to do

Easter Holiday Fun - Easter Biscuit Baking

Saturday 16th April | Green's Windmill & Science Centre | 10.15am – 2.30pm | Tickets: £4 per child

Make some memories (and some biscuits) at Green’s Windmill this Easter! Suitable for ages 3 and over, your little ones can bake their own Easter biscuits in this Easter inspired biscuit baking workshop. You can expect themed cookie cutters and all ingredients to be supplied.

Booking is essential for this fun-filled activity, and you can choose from six 45-minute sessions, running from 10.15am - 2.30pm all day.

Green’s Windmill are also hosting an Eggciting Easter Egg Hunt from Wednesday 13th - Friday 15th April.

For more information, click here.


Jazz | Peggy's Skylight | Visit Nottinghamshire | Easter events | Things to do

Sambossa

Friday 15th April | Peggy's Skylight | 6pm - 7pm and 8.30pm - 10.30pm | Tickets: £10 - £15

Sambossa are a unique UK based Brazilian music quartet that presents all the sounds & rhythms of Brazil in a small band format. Compact but very powerful, with music ranging from sultry bossa nova and grooving Latin to blistering samba.

Paul, Carolina, Xavier and Marcelo have a myriad of talents and instruments which bring a full sound to this small lineup and enables them to present a very complete and totally unique sound.

This would make the perfect date night for any music lover or someone looking for new things to do in Nottingham.

For more information, click here.


National Ice Centre | Visit Nottinghamshire | Easter events | Things to do

Parent & Tots Skate

Monday 11th April - Friday 15th April | National Ice Centre | Various times | Various prices

You're never too young to learn how to skate! Designed especially for parents with pre-schoolers, little ones can take to the ice at the National Ice Centre and grow confidence at their own pace while they skate with the ice equipment. The entire ice rink is exclusively for little ones and parents/guardians only so there will be no older children on the ice.

This is the perfect way of getting your family active and trying something new this Easter Bank Holiday weekend and can help develop a range of skills such as balance, flexibility and dexterity. And don't forget, children aged 5 and under skate for free!

For more information, click here.


Nottingham Contemporary | Visit Nottinghamshire | Easter events | Things to do

Hustle Cinematic

Saturday 16 April | Nottingham Contemporary | 6.30pm | Free

Explore themes of fantasy, speculative fiction and afro-futurism in collaboration with The Screen at Nottingham Contemporary.

Samuel L Jackson's avenging black samurai kicks off Hustle Cinematic, a new platform for immersive screening events to bring people together to enjoy the transformative power of film.

Launching with Afro Samurai, the Emmy-nominated anime featuring a black samurai voiced by Samuel L Jackson avenging the wrongful death of his father with music scored by RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, the event will explore themes of fantasy, speculative fiction and afro-futurism.

You can also enjoy live music from Uncle Mo on the decks fusing afro-leaning funk, jazz and disco and Leeds based scratch DJ NikNak with a set inspired by Sun Ra and comic book fiction will round off the evening while artist Kim Thompson completes the immersive experience with a brand new collection of vivid illustrations inspired by her love of Afrofuturism, kitsch, sci-fi and retro visions of the future.

This event is free to register for but has limited capacity. Remember, you can always arrive early for a bite to eat in Lace Market, or enjoy some drinks in Hockley. Fancy dress and cosplay are highly encouraged!

For more information, click here.


This blog was written by Katherine Taylor, Marketing Executive at Visit Nottinghamshire.

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Circus entertainers, a bubble-ologist and stilt walkers, will roam the grounds with live music in the historic bandstand throughout the day. There'll also be daily circus workshops and a glitter face-painter.

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Compact but very powerful, with music ranging from sultry bossa nova & grooving Latin, to blistering samba.

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You're never too young to learn how to skate! Designed especially for parents with pre-schoolers, little ones can take to the ice and grow confidence at their own pace while they skate with the ice equipment.

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