Five things to do this Bank Holiday

It's the last Bank Holiday of the summer this weekend so what better way to make the most of it than head out with friends and family to venues across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

NWGU scene shots Clumber Park Entrance
NWGU scene shots Clumber Park Entrance

Here’s our short list of five things to do:

1. Clumber Park

Now that the Olympics has finished why not try your hand at a number of sporting activities. Pop along to the front field at Clumber Park and challenge your friends to a shoot out on the archery range, a volleyball game or a game of football, tennis, badminton or table tennis. (Every day until September 4). For bookings, go to:

2. Bolsover Castle

If playing sport is not your forte, then watching magnificent knights on horseback clash at Bolsover Castle might take your fancy instead.

“Cheer on your favourite in this thundering battle of bravery and honour.” is how the event is described. Suitable for everyone. (Sun 28 & Mon 29 Aug). (10.30am-5pm). View prices at:

3. Southwell Music Festival

The popular annual classic music festival takes place every August Bank Holiday (Thursday to Monday).

The idea behind the event it to promote the town and inspire young musicians.

The full programme and booking details can be found at:

4. Matlock Farm Park

Head along to Matlock Farm Park on Saturday (August 27) to meet Mark Anglesea, a two-time Guiness World Record holder. Watch him in action as he uses all his strength to pull along a farm tractor. And if you’re feeling really brave, you may also get the chance to challenge him to a game of tug-of-war as well as photo opportunuities and a Q&A. Tractor pull at 11.30am and 2.30pm, with tug-of-war, Q&A and photo opportunities in between.

More information at:

5. Southwell Racecourse

The Field Dog Fairs event will include up to 150 stalls on the day, as well as an outside antiques market. Dogs are welcome. Food and beverages will be on offer to purchase throughout the day, including the Newfield Dairy mobile ice cream parlour. (August 27-29). Public admission: 9.30am-4pm.

Prices at: