What’s On

Leonardo through his drawings with Martin Clayton @ Nottingham Castle
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm

Leonardo through his drawings with Martin Clayton

Exhibition curator Martin Clayton, Head of Prints and Drawings , Royal Collection Trust, discusses the importance of drawing to Leonardo as artist and scientist throughout his career.

Places are strictly limited and booking is essential.  All talks are free, but normal entry charges apply. 


Robin Hood Pageant @ Nottingham Castle
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm

During the October half term weekend, Nottingham Castle will play host to the three-day Robin Hood Pageant, re-creating an atmosphere of a time long past.

Enjoy cheering your heroes in the amazing live jousting tournaments and enjoy combat displays in the arena. Children can try their hands at archery too!

Night Time Joust! Friday 28 and Saturday 29 October 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Join us for an exciting and spectacular night time joust for the second year. Robin Hood and his Merry Men will take on the Sheriff of Nottingham and his evil henchmen with lance, sword and fire in an amazing and breath-taking clash on and off of horseback.

Stroll around the illuminated medieval village and be entertained by minstrels and street performers. Follow our heroes up to the Castle Green during an atmospheric torchlit procession. Fire artists and jesters will perform for your enjoyment on the Castle Green before the evening draws to a close with the spectacular floodlight joust finale…. And one or two surprises!

Tickets are limited, so get yours before they sell out!

Adults £7.50 Children £6 Family (two adults and up to three children) £20

Daytime Fun! Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October 10.30am – 5pm

The grounds of Nottingham Castle will be transformed into a medieval village encampment complete with a range of colourful characters allowing you travel back in time to the 12th Century.

The crowds can meet Robin Hood and his Merry Men, King Richard I in his royal camp, and enjoy living history demonstrations, experience wandering minstrels and historical entertainers, and try their hand at turning lead into gold at the Alchemists laboratory.

Everyone can enjoy interacting with costume characters and try their hands at medieval crafts, watch falconry and practice wood carving, table weaving and fletching.

Adults can also enjoy drinks from the medieval ale house, selling a variety of heritage ales and meads, including Heather Ale, which has its origins in a recipe dating from 2000 BC. Plus, beer from local suppliers.

Adults £10 Children £8 Family (two adults and up to three children) £25

Halloween Cave Tour! @ Nottingham Castle
Oct 29 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

11.30AM, 1.30PM, 2.30PM

Join our ghostly guide into the spooky Castle caves to hear thrilling tales of the past. Get your tickets on the day at the Castle shop. Please note this tour includes lots of steps and some tight spaces.

Suitable for ages 8+.
£5 per person. Standard Castle admission also applies.

Please note that unless stated normal admission applies to all events and all children must be accompanied by an adult.