Whats On

World Exclusive ‘Dinosaurs of China’ Exhibition @ Wollaton Hall
Jul 1 – Oct 29 all-day

Join us at Wollaton Hall for the exciting ‘Dinosaurs of China’ exhibition! An exhibition never before seen outside of Asia, that tells a story of a dinosaur revolution.

Featuring 150million year-old fossils, and full-size dinosaur skeletons, the collection showcases the Mamenchisaurus; an awe-inspiring specimen standing at three double decker buses in height. This exclusive event brings to life the story of how dinosaurs evolved into birds that live alongside us today!

Be among the very first to witness this breath-taking event, and don’t forget to check out further fabulous dino-related exhibition pieces on display at Nottingham Lakeside Arts.


Outdoor Theatre – The Lost World @ Wollaton Hall
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm


By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Michael Crichton and Steven Spielberg borrowed this title for the sequel to the book/film Jurassic Park.  Thanks to them it now tells an audience exactly what they’re going to get: Dinosaurs!

Storytellers since before Homer have spun yarns about adventurers’ travels to strange lands and the monsters they meet there.  But Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s version of the story transcends all previous versions because his adventurers were the first to bring the monsters back!  He inspired the likes of King Kong, Godzilla, Alien and a host of other classic monster movies!

Four intrepid explorers, led by the redoubtable Professor Challenger, travel to an uncharted plateau in South America following a few scant directions scribbled in a sketch book.  They find flora and fauna beyond their wildest dreams, become involved in tribal warfare between apemen and indigenous humans, and encounter terrifying dinosaurs previously believed to be extinct.  But when their camera is destroyed in an accident what evidence can they produce to prove that these creatures actually exist? Unless, of course, they bring live specimens back to London in “unbreakable” crates to reveal to an astounded public.  What could possibly go wrong?

Illyria has an unmatched reputation for innovation in the open-air touring theatre sector, where they are the first company to tackle a show in this genre and of this scope. Prehistoric thrills, monster laughs and life-size dinosaurs abound in the must-see show of the summer!


Recommended for older children and their families.

Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes including 20 minute interval

8th July | 7.00pm start time | Open for picnics from 6.00pm

Outdoor Theatre – Jane Eyre @ Wollaton Hall
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Jane Eyre

Young governess Jane Eyre arrives at the mysterious Thornfield Hall deep in the Yorkshire moors and meets enigmatic Mr Rochester. So begins this most unforgettable of love stories. When a secret from the past returns to haunt them, can Jane and Rochester’s passion survive the forces that might tear them apart forever? Adapted from Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel, Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents one of the greatest romances of English literature. This beautiful story of undying love is brought alive under a summer sky at one of the most exquisite open-air venues in the UK.

9th July | 7.00pm start time | Open for picnics from 6.00pm

Outdoor Theatre – Wind in the Willows @ Wollaton Hall
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Wind in the Willows

Join Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad for a perfect summer of adventure. What starts as a search for the best picnic spot rapidly turns into the most hilarious of escapades. With the bumptious Toad’s heart set on a shiny new motorcar and his very liberty soon at stake, will his faithful friends come to his rescue – and will he let them? Alive with music and song, this magical family show is presented in beautiful traditional costume and features a woodland parade during the interval for everyone to join in with! Fun and frolics aplenty with this adaptation of the classic novel loved by children and adults alike, performed in the grounds of one of the UK’s most beautiful open-air venues.

14th July | 6.00pm start time | Open for picnics from 5.00pm


Splendour Festival @ Wollaton Park
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Nottingham’s favourite family festival returns to the beautiful setting of Wollaton Park!

Multiple Brit Award winning, indie-rock band, Kaiser Chiefs have been announced as headliners for this year’s award-winning Splendour Festival, Saturday 22 July 2017!

Previous Splendour Festivals have headlined Jess Glynne, The Specials, The Human League, madness, Pet Shop Boys, Blondie, Scissor Sisters and Jake Bugg! With three music stages, a comedy stage, funfair, children’s entertainment, stalls, bars and food outlets. Enjoy a full day of fantastic music and interactive events!

Tickets for 2016 sold out in record time, so early booking is recommended.

Visit ‘www.splendourfestival.com’ to purchase tickets, or to joining the mailing list for latest information on confirmed acts and performers.

Car Parking: £6.00 per car

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