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August; a month of sun, BBQs and warm weather (if we’re lucky). But for many of us, it’s the bank holiday weekend which falls at the end of the month that we look forward to most. It’s a great time to catch up with friends and family and enjoy the last of the summer together – particularly if you’re heading off to university in September.

So, with an extra-long weekend ahead, what better place to spend it than in Nottingham? There’s plenty of things going on in and around Nottingham to keep you entertained, and all budgets are catered for. Below is a day-by-day guide of what you can do this Bank Holiday Weekend.

Friday 26th August: Theatre in the Castle
Start the weekend early and experience a theatrical performance with a twist; outside, at Nottingham Castle – not your usual theatre auditorium eh? Dust off the picnic blankets, dig out the camping chairs and enjoy a summer evening of magical adventure with a classic story about a boy who can fly and never grows up, all on the island of Neverland. Yes, you guessed it, it’s Peter Pan! Doors open at 5pm and the performance starts at 6pm. Get your tickets here for just £14.

Saturday 27th August: Robin Hood Town Tour
If one classic story wasn’t enough, then why not take a tour around Nottingham Town? You’ll not only learn about the legend that is Robin Hood, and the town’s history and culture, but there’s some beautiful sites and architecture to be seen as well. From Nottingham Castle and Saxon Caves, to the Lace Market and the Old Market Square, there’s plenty to be seen on this adventure around town. And the best part? At the end of the tour, Robin Hood invites you to drink ale with him! For just £12 per person, it’s a good 2.5 hours well spent.

Sunday 28th August: Great Food & Drink Festival
Indulge in food and drink in the beautiful grounds of Newstead Abbey this bank holiday Sunday at the Great Food & Drink Festival. With a fabulous selection of foods and drinks available – from local and national, to international produce, there’s plenty of choice for all taste buds. They’ll also be celebrity chefs and cookery demos – so why not take note and add to your list of meals for when you start back at university?

Monday 29th August: The Deliveroo Beach Nottingham
After all the food and drink you indulge in the day before, you’ll probably need a day to sit back and put your feet up. So, why not take a trip to the beach and enjoy the last of the August sunshine (hopefully). Nottingham’s Old Market Square has been transformed into a beach – fully equipped with sand, a pool to paddle in and even some classic beach-side stalls and games. But it’s only around until 4th September so dig out your bucket and spade before it’s too late!

Here at Lace Market Studios all of our rooms have a purpose built study area as standard and our students are able to take advantage of our clean and airy communal study areas. To find out how you can join our thriving student community please contact us today on 01158 240 590 to arrange a viewing.