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The Top Picks For Nottingham This Summer

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Wollaton Hall and Deer Park in the sun

Nottingham is probably one of the most underrated cities in the UK but it’s also one of the most fun. If you’re staying at Roomzzz Nottingham this summer, here are our top pick of things to do while the sun shines…

Splendour Festival

Saturday 21st July

Wollaton Hall and Park

Who knew there was a music festival in Nottingham? Well, Splendour Festival is now in its 10th year and it’s celebrating with a huge line up of stars including Paloma Faith, Embrace, The Charlatans, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and The Stranglers. Tickets for the day are still on sale and you can even get VIP tickets which get you into a private area where there are luxury toilets, 200 degrees coffee, a cocktail serving milk float and gourmet food and drink!

Hoodwinked

7th July to 30th September

City Wide

Art trails are a great way to discovers parts of a city you might not have seen before. And this year, Nottingham has its own art trail called hoodwinked. Cute Robin Hood sculptures, all sponsored by businesses in Nottingham and painted by a variety of artists, will be dotted around Nottingham’s streets and neighbourhoods. After the trail ends, all the sculptures will be auctioned off to raise money for the Nottinghamshire Hospice.

Nottingham Food and Drink Festival 2018

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August | 10am to 6pm

Wollaton Hall and Park

In its 5th year, the Nottingham Food and Drink Festival is a great day out for family and friends and is always a foodie adventure for those that visit. Celebrity chefs will be cooking up a storm on the main stage – Levi Roots and Jackie Kearney are making appearances this year! Alongside the food halls, real ale stands, wine tasting, fairground rides and the Piazza, there’s also a Fruit de Mer restaurant where you can feast on a fresh seafood platter! It’s making us hungry just thinking about it!

People selling bread at a market stall at a food fair

Summer Nights Outdoor Cinema

Thursday 23rd August to Monday 27th August

Wollaton Hall and Park

Set in the beautiful grounds of Wollaton Hall, Summer Nights’ outdoor cinema screenings are something quite special. Showcasing Wayne’s World, It, The Greatest Showman, The Dark Knight Rises, and Beauty And The Beast, you’re guaranteed a great night under the stars. Just bring your own chairs, some food and drink, and maybe a blanket in case it gets a bit cool!

Nottinghamshire Pride

Saturday 28th July

Nottingham City Centre

Nottinghamshire Pride, as usual, is promising to be a day full of fun for everyone to enjoy. There’ll be a march through the city centre, market stalls along Heathcoat Street and singers, comedians, and bands entertaining the crowds throughout the day. However you want to enjoy Nottinghamshire Pride, enjoy it with friends, family, and strangers as the town comes together to celebrate.

An Officer And A Gentleman

Monday 23rd July to Saturday 28th July

Theatre Royal And Royal Concert Hall Nottingham

Based on the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere, An Officer and a Gentleman comes to Nottingham in this gorgeous romantic musical. Expect classic 80s hits such as “Material Girl” and “Heart of Glass” as you watch the drama unfold on stage.

The Nottingham Beach

Saturday 14th July to Sunday 2nd September

Old Market Square

Why go to the beach when the beach comes to you? Wrinkle your toes into the 300 tonnes of sand that’s poured into Old Market Square, enjoy the sun on the decking, or get your thrills on one of the many rides that are here every summer! It’s totally free so this is certainly a good budget-friendly activity for family and friends!

Nottingham Beach and Old Market Square

Are you visiting Nottingham this summer? If you are, let us know! And don’t forget, if you stay at Roomzzz Aparthotels, use #Roomzzz on your social posts for the chance to win a free night at a Roomzzz Aparthotel location of your choice!

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This post was written by Emma Hart