Couple saying 'cheers' with drinks on date
If no one takes your fancy, your next speed dating event will be free of charge. Credit: Helena Lopes via Unsplash

Bored and not sure what to do? Here’s a list of some quirky events happening in Nottingham over the next few days from May 24 onwards.

Family Scavenger Hunt

4-6pm, May 24, 2023 at Highfields Park

Surprise your kids with a scavenger hunt after school on National Scavenger Hunt Day. Adult supervision is required but that means everyone can get in on the fun.

Nott Another Poetry Night at The Robin Hood

7pm, May 24, 2023 at Robin Hood Sherwood

If you’re into rhyming, get writing. Nottingham’s poetry open mic night starts at 7pm – put your public speaking hat on and share your deepest thoughts.

Royal Ballet Live: The Sleeping Beauty

7.15pm, May 24, 2023 at Showcase Cinema de Lux Redfield Way

If you’re feeling enchanted and you have 3 hours and 25 minutes spare, watch the production of Petipa’s ballet while listening to Tchaikovsky’s music. It’s a luxurious world full of princesses, fairy godmothers and magic.

Speed Dating in Nottingham for 30s & 40s

7.30-10.30pm, May 24, 2023 at The Hockley Arts Club

If you’re over 30 and searching for a partner, look no further. A new boyfriend or girlfriend is not guaranteed in the terms and conditions, but a four-minute chat can lead to a new potential romance.

Tour of Wollaton’s Secret Walled Garden

May 25, 2023 at Wollaton Hall

If you’re curious by nature, visit the Secret Walled Garden protected by 12-foot-high walls. A free tour to save some pennies while exploring a four-acre site and the Head Gardener’s Cottage that was built between 1783-1788.

Funky Tots

11.30am-12.15pm, May 26, 2023 at Stonebridge City Farm

If your two-to-four-year-old has more energy than you can handle, a 45-minute interactive street dance, movement and singing session is your best bet. Glitter microphones, a ‘Funky Tots Catwalk’ and learning kindness will keep them occupied. Enjoy the action at Stonebridge City Farm while they release a tonne of energy.