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What's On Guide for spring and summer in Notts

29 March 2012

We've just produced our latest What’s On Guide capturing some of the most exciting leisure opportunities this spring and summer.

What’s On in Nottinghamshire (from April to September) encourages people to celebrate a summer of sport and the Queen’s Jubilee, highlights the forthcoming Robin Hood Festival and the Summer Reading Challenge.

Every child at a Nottinghamshire primary school and special school will receive a guide as the county council looks to promote family fun.

The guide is also available at outlets including youth clubs, libraries, Children’s centres, country parks, tourism information offices and leisure centres.

Activities to keep everyone entertained

There are plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained including a range of events at Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve, Rufford Abbey Country Park and the National Water Sports Centre, as well as at county libraries, archives and other outlets.

The 32-page guide is separated into four easy to access sections: Family Fun, the Great Outdoors, Youth Arts and Events and Arts and Heritage. For the first time it also lists selected events in Nottingham City Council’s area.

Coun John Cottee, Cabinet Member for Culture and Community, at Nottinghamshire County Council said: "The spring and summer promises to be a great time in Nottinghamshire. In addition to the usual packed calendar of events, activities and exhibitions, there are major celebrations with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games.

'Nottinghamshire is a beautiful county'

"Nottinghamshire is a beautiful county, so it’s always good to get outdoors, whether it’s celebrating at a Jubilee street party, aspiring to be the next sporting champion at the National Water Sports Centre, or living the legend at the annual Robin Hood Festival in Sherwood Forest.

"Our country parks at Sherwood, Rufford and Bestwood have something on offer for all tastes. Return to bygone days at the magnificent Rufford Abbey Country Park in May at the Grand Historical Bazaar or in September at the 40’s weekend. For nature lovers there’s a variety of walks where you can see birds, bats or even glow worms in their natural habitats.

"At our libraries you will find not only a great selection of books, CDs and DVDs to borrow, but also a whole programme of events including live jazz and comedy. This guide will provide lots of suggestions to help people to plan their spare time.”

Get your guide and find out what's on

The guide is available to download from the What's On and Events page of our website, where you can also search the directory of latest information.

Updates and alerts are also available via Twitter: twitter.com/nottscc and Facebook: facebook.com/nottinghamshire

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