If you want to get that summertime feeling in Nottingham City but don't know where to go look no further. Believe it or not we have a beach (kind of..), plenty of festivals and even outdoor cinemas.
Go down to Old Market Square between 13th July - 3rd September and you'll find Nottingham Beach... complete with a sandy beach, palm trees, a large paddling pool, rides, food and a 'beach bar' - you may even spot people snorkelling in the fountain!
Head to Victoria Embankment for Riverside Festival between 4th-6th August for a classic British travelling funfair experience, street theatre, global foods, live music until late, plenty of things for kids to do and an amazing fireworks display over the River Trent (10.30pm on Saturday 5th). We recommend getting a spot by the river to watch it. The annual Dragon Boat race takes place over this weekend too next to the festival, and the best bit is it's FREE ENTRY!
Or if something more relaxing is your thing, this year Wollaton Hall Park is being turned into an outdoor cinema on the lawn at the front of the house itself. Screenings include classics such as Moulin Rouge, Jurassic Park and Pretty Woman. They are also showing Batman: The Dark Knight Rises which was filmed at Wollaton Hall itself... aka Wayne Manor! For all information and tickets go to their website HERE. Take a blanket and a picnic. Splendour Festival also takes place at Wollaton Hall on 22nd July!