The summer holidays are here! There are lots of events and activities happening, many of them free or cheap. We’ve done a round-up of what’s happening over the summer holidays.  

All Summer Long!

National Justice Museum

Nottingham Castle

Wollaton Hall

Newstead Abbey


  • Geoffrey & Mandy Show
  • Mandarin Club
  • Kev Payne Get Moving with poetry
  • Kev Sutherland Comic Masterclass

Active Nottingham

Parks and Open Spaces

Enjoy the award-winning Green Flag parks and open spaces across the city in the summer holidays. There are self-guided walks that can be completed at your own pace. The Nottingham Adventure Trail is great for all ages to discover the sites in the heart of Nottingham.

Here are some more events happening week by week.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

  • Oaty Bakes – Thursday 10 August & Saturday 12 August – 10:15am
  • Games Day – Friday 11 August – 10am-4pm

Week 4

Week 5

Places that kids eat for FREE (or just £1)

There are various restaurants, supermarkets and cafes that have offers this summer to keep the cost down over the holidays.

Find out more

Cheap Travel Options

There are a range of travel options that can help you travel for less this summer. If you are using the bus frequently throughout the day the NCT Grouprider, NET Group Ticket and ZigZag Group allow you to travel around the city for less. Under 5’s travel for free NET Trams, NCT and Trentbarton to find out more read here.

Christmas at Wollaton | Pre-sale waiting list

Join the Christmas at Wollaton pre-sale waiting list by Sunday 23 July to get 25% off ALL tickets and time slots. Sign up today to receive the link for the exclusive pre-sale for this year’s event at Wollaton Hall.

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