Everyone is invited to step back in time at the 1940s Knees Up day out at Nottingham Castle and Brewhouse Yard.

The popular annual event which relives the 1940s will be better than ever with entry for children (everyone aged 15 and under) now completely free. Visitors can enjoy a good old fashioned knees-up from 11am – 3:30pm, with activities including:

  • Watch the tea dance to popular wartime songs
  • 1940s style live music
  • Learn about rationing and growing your own fruit and veg
  • See displays of equipment and memorabilia from the 1940s
  • Craft activities for kids
  • Assault course for kids.

Tickets are available on the gate at Nottingham Castle or Brewhouse Yard, at £7 for adults and £5 for concessions, with one ticket covering both sites. All children aged 15 and under go completely free.

This event is officially Smokefree which means that we are asking smokers not to light up.

Smokefree Summer is part of a major drive to improve health, take smoking out of the sight of children, and offer support to those who want to quit. Further help is available from New Leaf on 0800 561 2121, text NEW to 80800 or visit www.newleafsmoking.co.uk

Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Nottingham City Council, said: “This popular May Bank Holiday event brings history to life for local people and visitors alike. It’s a real chance to get a fascinating insight into the period and experience what life was like during the war and the 1940s.

“I’m delighted that everyone aged 15 and under will get free entry for the first time this year, making the Knees Up an even more affordable family day out.”