FREE entry to Nottingham Castle and Newstead Abbey on Sunday 17 April - Plan your BIG Day Out!
Nottingham City Council is giving everyone FREE entry to both Nottingham Castle and Newstead Abbey! Don't miss your chance to visit for free on Sunday 17 April.
Many other attractions around Nottinghamshire will also be opening their doors for free on the 17th, including the Galleries of Justice and Newark Air Museum. Full list.
You're invited! Learn about the 24m plans to transform Nottingham Castle
You'll be able to see our exciting plans, ask questions and share your thoughts.
- On Saturday 16 April, meet the Nottingham Castle project
team (including architects Lace Market-based Purcell UK), in the 'Archi-truck', Old Market
Square between 10am - 4pm.
- On Sunday 17 April, meet the project team in the stairwell near the Castle cafe between 10am - 4pm.
Easter school holidays on the horizon!
See what's on this week
Enjoy a fun-filled Easter holidays with kids, including dinosaur-themed fun at Wollaton Hall, Easter tours at the Galleries of Justice, and the chance to meet Spongebob Squarepants!
FREE St George's Day Celebration
Fun activities for everyone on Saturday 23 April
Nottingham is proud to host one of the biggest St George's celebrations in England, and this year it's even bigger and better!
Join us for a fun-packed day from 10.30am - 4.30pm in the Old Market Square, including:
- Combat displays from real knights, plus the chance to talk to them and see their weapons
- Meet St George and Robin Hood
- St George's craft activities for kids - make a dragon puppet or rose
- live music - traditional English folk and brass band
- Mortimer's Morris dancers
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Meet the Sheriff of Nottingham!
Meet Councillor Mohammed Saghir, the current Sheriff of Nottingham as he walks from the Council House to Nottingham Castle.
He'll set out from the Council House along with Nottingham Community Protection Officers at 11.30am, arriving at Nottingham Castle by around 11.45 / 12. Catch the Sheriff on the way for a chat, or to pose for a photo with him, or see him at Nottingham Castle, where he'll be until about 2pm.
Nottingham Fashion Week 22 - 30 April
Nottingham celebrates its first fashion week this April. Don't miss Style Show Live on 29 and 30 April, hosted by Radio 1 DJ Alice Levine and featuring all the latest trends straight from the catwalk.
Get tickets now (from 5)
Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm
Eat, meet and shop with the best, independent local makers and bakers around, every weekend. Plus, enjoy live music throughout the day!
Breakin' Convention Tour at Royal Concert Hall
17 - 18 May, tickets from 10
Breakin' Convention is Sadler's Wells' ground breaking festival of hip hop dance theatre featuring a line-up of jaw-dropping performances by companies from around the world and around the corner.
Hosted and curated by UK hip hop theatre legend Jonzi D, he brings some of the world's best poppers, lockers, b-boys and b-girls together to dance alongside local crews.
'Breakin' Convention never fails to deliver thrills, surprises and a stonking good time' - The Times
Now On: Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at New Art Exchange
out of Venice Biennale, an artist-designed miniature golf course lands on the
fairways of Hyson Green, Nottingham. New Art Exchange invites you to play a
round of this sculpturally brilliant course, full of obstacles and playful
encounters, which prompt us to think about the world we live in.
Find out more
Sutton Passeys Crescent Play Area
Opening Event Tuesday 12 April
Come along to the opening of the new play area, and enjoy a bouncy castle, circus skills displays, and have a go at badminton and archery.
See you there from 1 - 3pm!