Things to do in Nottinghamshire: 28 April – 5 May


As another bank holiday approaches we’ve found a few events we think you’ll enjoy, including a variety of FREE local museums and heritage attractions!

BBC Radio Nottingham’s Big Day Out at Various Locations

Sunday 30 April


A variety of museums and heritage tourist attractions across Nottinghamshire are offering FREE entry to their exhibits, celebrating the county’s history and heritage.

Thousands of people took part in last year’s event organised by BBC Radio Nottingham. Venues taking part in this year’s event are listed here or you can pick up a guide from the Nottingham Tourism Centre.

Bluebells at Hodsock Priory

Saturday 29 April – Monday 1 May

10am – 3pm

Adults £2.50

It’s bluebell season! Walk the woodland paths and see some of the most impressive bluebell displays. Discover over 12 acres with accessible routes straight into Horsepasture Wood. We recommend you have your cameras ready and a couple of hours spare to roam!

Dogs are regrettably not permitted in the Garden, Woodlands and Grounds, with the exception of Assistance Dogs. Dogs are welcome to take a stroll in the parkland outside the gardens.

Nottingham Poetry Festival at Various Locations

Friday 21 – Sunday 30 April

Various times

This weekend is your last chance to go to this year’s Poetry Festival! Building on the success of 2015 & 2016, this year sees a diverse programme of over 50 events that span until this Sunday.

Combining some of the most renowned poets in the country with our city’s voices, the festival will provide a showcase that represents Nottingham’s lyrical literary scene at its best.

Explore the remaining events on their website.

£1 Comedy Night Special at Canalhouse

Wednesday 3 May

8pm (doors open at 7.30pm)


Fancy laughing non-stop next Wednesday for just one pound? Two brilliant comedians will be gracing Canalhouse to provide you with a continuous stream of funny stories and jokes.

Lauren Pattison:

One of the brightest young talents on the comedy scene, Lauren has arrived with her hotly anticipated debut tour about embracing your flaws. After stellar performances at both Leeds and Latitude Festival and supporting Katherine Ryan on tour, this baby-faced comic has proven herself a force to be reckoned with.

Paul Savage:

Paul Savage gets himself into good places, then he blows it all up. Join him as he explores his capacity for self-sabotage and where his destructive tendencies come from.

Green Up Day at Sneinton Market Square

Friday 5 May


3.30pm – 9pm

Join the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and the Keeping It Wild team on Sneinton Market Square and celebrate the wonderful wildlife! Learn how to make a bird feeder and create homes for wildlife in your own garden.

This is a free event for all ages, with music, live art and crafts as well as various food and drink stalls.

Enjoy the week Notts!