We’ve rounded up our top 5 things to do in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire this weekend. 

Take your pick of unique events and activities including details on how you can celebrate the Chinese New Year, Valentine's Day and enjoy the start of February Half Term! Keep reading to see our top 5 with full info including times and prices. 

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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. 

A Valentine's Walk with Robin Hood and Maid Marian 

1. A Valentine's Walk with Robin Hood and Maid Marian 

Sunday 11th February | Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre | 1pm – 2.30pm | Tickets: £7.50 (£6 for RSPB members) 

From one classic love story to another, join Sherwood Forest’s legendary lovebirds Robin Hood and Maid Marion for this special Valentine’s day storytelling as you wander deep into the heart Sherwood Forest. 

Take heed of their tales of deed and of how the history of the greenwood is intertwined with their timeless romance. Their story is a true inspiration and is the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day with that special someone in your life. 

The walk is led by the brilliant Sherwood Outlaws Medieval performance group and will last around 90 minutes. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear for your jaunt through the forest. This event is appropriate for all ages but not for dogs. 

The Nottingham Shakespeare Company present Romeo and Juliet 

2. The Nottingham Shakespeare Company present Romeo and Juliet 

Friday 9th February | Newark Town Hall | 7pm | Tickets: From £19.12 

The Nottingham Shakespeare Company are proud to unveil their latest masterpiece, a riveting production of Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. This 90-minute rendition of the world’s most famous love story promises to be an unforgettable night at Newark’s Town Hall. 

The NSC successfully blend the classic tale of star-cross’d lovers with their trademark edge-of-your-seat action which has come to characterise so many of their memorable productions. The play explores themes such as gender roles in a fractured society, the dance between passion and obsession, love and sexuality, life, and death. This production takes to the stage with a contemporary flair under the direction of founding NSC member Cat Prescott.  

Chinese New Year at Lakeside 

3. Chinese New Year at Lakeside 

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th February | Lakeside Arts | Various Times | Tickets: Various 

Lakeside Arts is the place to be in Nottingham to enjoy the Chinese New Year festivities. Ever year this much loved Nottingham institution is a hotspot for Chinese New Year celebrations and this year is no different. With a range of workshops taking place over the weekend, including a fan painting, ribbon dancing, lucky bracelet making, brush painting and dragon puppet making, there’s sure to be something for all those who wish to celebrate. 

Be sure to save the date too for the 24th of February, as Lakeside have commissioned Xuefei Yang and University Philharmonia to perform at the Albert Hall.

To find out more about other ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year, head to our Chinese New Year page here

Enter Shikari 

4. Enter Shikari 

Saturday 10th February | Motorpoint Arena Nottingham | 7pm | Tickets: From £41 

​​Hot off the heals of claiming their first ever number one album in the UK last week with 'A Kiss For The Whole World', Enter Shikari bring their sound to the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham this weekend! With twenty years of experience, the band have seven groundbreaking albums under their belt, plus have performed over 3000 shows worldwide - guaranteeing an incredible live show presence. Celebrate Enter Shikari's recent epic achievement and hear their brand new album live! 

For those wanting to soak up some extra atmosphere, Saltbox are hosting a pre and post gig party right next to the arena! The pre party will host food, cocktails and Enter Shikari inspired tunes. The post party will feature an Enter Shikari inspired DJ set and have exclusive drink specials. Entry is free, simply book the time you’d like. 

Cocktails and Crime Dead to Writes

5. Cocktails and Crime: Dead to Writes

Saturday 10th February | National Justice Museum | 7pm | £23.99

Celebrated mystery writer Athene Olivier is launching her first novel in over a decade at Nottingham's Shire Hall. Drinks are flowing as the guests eagerly await a special reading from the author herself when a body is discovered. Key suspects include Mrs Olivier's special guests. Do you have the wits to take this 1950s' whodunnit from page to proven guilty?

Play detectives, interview the suspects and find the clues to catch the culprit.

Your ticket includes an arrival cocktail (or mocktail) and murder mystery event


A Valentine's Walk with Robin Hood and Maid Marian
Guided Walk
A Valentine's Walk with Robin Hood and Maid Marian

Join Sherwood's legendary lovebirds Robin Hood and Maid Marian for this special Valentine's Day storytelling walk deep into the heart of Sherwood Forest.

Chinese New Year at Lakeside
Lakeside Arts Centre | Visit Nottinghamshire

Lakeside Arts are very excited to be hosting events for Chinese New Year 2024!

Enter Shikari
Gig Venue
Enter Shikari

After claiming their first ever, number one album in the UK last week with 'A Kiss For The Whole World', the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham are excited to announce Enter Shikari to the Arena!

Enter Shikari Pre and After Parties at Saltbox
Live Music
Enter Shikari Pre and After Parties at Saltbox

Coming to see Enter Shikari next month at Motorpoint Arena? Saltbox are hosting both a pre and after party, less than a minute away from the arena!

Cocktails and Crime: Dead to Writes
Participatory Event
Cocktails and Crime

Do you have the wits to take this 1950s' whodunnit from page to proven guilty?



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