There are tons of fun things to do in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire this weekend whether you’re looking to do something fun with the family or plan the perfect night out.

Join Castle Rock Brewery and join their Yard Party on Friday or Saturday to enjoy a variety of fun events including beer, ale and cider tasting before joining ZigZag tours for a cycle tour around Long Eaton on Sunday! Or maybe you want to catch a film, theatre show or get stuck in with one of Debbie Bryan’s famous SPEEDCraft events. Keep reading to see all our top picks, including times and prices.

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.

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Castle Rock Yard Party 2022

Friday 20 - Saturday 21 May | Castle Rock Brewery | 3pm - 10.30pm | Price: £11.00 - £13.20

Castle Rock Brewery's annual celebration of beer is back for 2022! Join them in the brewery yard for a weekend of live music, great food and good times, and most importantly, the best beer you can get your hands on. You an expect over 40 keg beers, over 20 cask ales, ciders and a gin bar to try as well as delicious street food. There will also be live music, free brewery tours and much more to do!

For more information, click here.

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Vienna in Long Eaton

Sunday 22nd May | Long Eaton | 11am - 4pm | £8

Zig Zag considers Long Eaton among the most underrated places in the UK for historic buildings; a big claim, but where else can you find Viennese secessionism, art-nouveau shopfronts, giant Edwardian mansions and some of the largest tenement Victorian factory buildings anywhere to be found, all in one small provincial town? Long Eaton will surprise you.

Join them from ZigZag HQ for a leisurely ride on a traffic free route along the river to Long Eaton or meet them at Long Eaton train Station at midday. Refreshments and lunch will be available from a great cafe next to the station.

For more information, click here.

AHA Documentary


Friday 20th May | Broadway Cinema | 8:45pm | From £5

A-ha's hit Take On Me is still one of the most played songs of the last millennium. This documentary follows the band over a period of four years, sharing the full story of how three young men followed their impossible dream of making it big. Almost 35 years after their breakthrough, a-ha still creates magic on stage with their melancholic and timeless music.

The film closely portrays the challenging creative and personal dynamics of a group of three strong individuals. This is a story of great music, big ambitions, broken friendship – and maybe forgiveness.

For more information, click here. To learn more about Broadway’s café bar offerings, click here.

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SPEEDCraft: 3 Crafts in 1 Day

Sunday 22nd May | Debbie Bryan, Ruddington | 2.30pm – 6pm | £46

SPEEDCraft makes it's Ruddington Village debut this weekend! Hosted at the spacious St. Peter's Rooms, which is a quaint Grade II listed old school house located in the heart of the village, this springtime event will get those creative juices following during a fun-filled afternoon of craft & cake.

Enjoy three mini-master classes of print-making, wirework and ceramics during this high energy day, with all materials provided!

For more information, click here.

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Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals

Sunday 22 May | Royal Concert Hall | 7.30pm |Tickets: £37.50 - £52

Directed by Strictly’s Creative Director of Choreography Jason Gilkison, this tour will feature an exciting line-up of 10 magnificent dancers and Strictly TV favourites including Dianne Buswell, Nadiya Bychkova, Graziano Di Prima, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Neil Jones and Cameron Lombard.

They will perform stunningly choreographed Ballroom and Latin routines in exquisite costumes, with all the glitz, glamour, sequins and sparkle of the smash hit BBC One TV show – live on stage!

For more information, click here.

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


Castle Rock Yard Party 2022
Fete / Fair
Yard Party

The Castle Rock Yard Party is back for 2022 – and this time they don’t have a reason aside from good ol’ fashioned fun.

Cinema / Film
A-HA The Movie (12A)
SPEEDCraft: 3 Crafts in 1 Day
SPEEDCraft: 3 Crafts in 1 Day | Visit Nottinghamshire

SPEEDCraft makes it's Ruddington Village debut! Hosted at the spacious St. Peter's Rooms, a quaint Grade 2 listed old school house located in the heart of the village.

Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals
Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals

Following the incredible success of Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals 2019 UK Tour, dance fans will be delighted to hear that some of their favourite Pros will be waltzing their way across the UK in a sparkling new tour.



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