Being located in the heart of Nottingham city centre, means that we are in-the-know when it comes to the city’s activities taking place this time of year.

As the nights are drawing in, we’ve hand selected some fantastic events from now up until the New Year, with a variety for all ages to enjoy.

Goose Fair

From fairground rides to food stalls, nothing says Nottingham tradition quite like Goose Fair.

The fair started on Friday 30th September and is on until Sunday 9th October. This fantastic event is free to enter and perfect for the whole family to enjoy.


In the mood for something spooky? Don’t forget to carve out some time for pumpkin picking. Why not head to Nottinghamshire ‘Pick your own pumpkins’ in Southwell which is free to enter and runs until 31st October?

Or get lost walking around the Labyrinth experience at Nottingham Maze in Arnold from 14th October until 30th October (Age restrictions and entry costs apply).

If you’re looking for something a little less active but still as fang-tastic, visit the Wollaton Hall adventure outdoor cinema on the 27th – 28th of October, where you can watch Hocus Pocus or The Rocky Horror Picture Show for under £20pp. (Age restrictions may apply)


Bonfire Night in Nottingham can be one of the most exciting nights of the year, so we’ve rounded up some of the best firework displays.

Starting with a bang on Sunday 29th November from 5pm, Nottingham Racecourse, Colwick Park, will host fireworks choreographed perfectly to music. (Prices vary)

If you don’t mind travelling outside of Nottingham City Centre, you can see not one, but two firework displays on Guy Fawkes night itself, on Butt Field, Bingham, NG13 8GG. The gates open at 5.30pm with the bonfire being lit at 6pm. (Tickets under £5)


For all the theatre lovers and families looking for a laugh and festive fun this Christmas, the Nottingham pantomimes are the perfect place for you.

The Theatre Royals performances of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs start from the 3rd December until the 8th January, but if you can’t wait that long, head round the corner to The Nottingham Playhouse to sing along to Dick Whittington which begins on the 25th November. (Panto prices vary)

New Year’s Eve

To end the year with a bang, look no further than the extravagant, Big Top Ball at Colwick Hall from 7pm on Friday 31st December. The Greatest Showman inspired event includes a three course sit down meal, fireworks and a DJ until 1am. (Tickets are £89pp)

If you’re thinking of something quieter this New Years, head over to Wollaton Hall and Deer Park for their Christmas Light Show, with last entry at 9pm. (Ticket prices vary.)

With all these events in mind, there is something for everyone to make special memories this festive season.

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