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Treating mum to a scrumptious afternoon tea at Tom Brown’s Brasserie

Ahead of the Mother's Day madness, I escaped with my mum to Tom Brown's Brasserie at Gunthorpe to treat her to afternoon tea and a good girly catch up. An…

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Snowdrops at Hodsock

Spotlight on . . . Snowdrops at Hodsock Priory

It was a crisp sunny day in February when we visited Hodsock Priory, a beautiful historic gem in Worksop, to see the launch of its perennially popular Snowsdrops at Hodsock event.  [caption…

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Get your skates on for our National Ice Centre Easter competition

Easter is almost here and to celebrate we've teamed up the National Ice Centre to give away and eggs-tra special treat. During the Easter period (30th March - 19th April)…

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The Major Oak needs your help to be crowned European Tree of the Year 2015

Photo credit- Phil Lockwood Photography

Could the Major Oak become European Tree of the Year?

Many of you will know that since my last blog, the Major Oak has successfully been awarded the accolade of England’s Tree of the Year. It is incredible news for our…...

  • Bus Posted on 30 March 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 3rd – 5th April 2015

    Whether you enjoy trying new beers, catching some live motorsport or you fancy taking a tour of the county to discover more about the legendary Sherwood Forest and the surrounding area, we have a real feast of events happening this coming weekend in Nottinghamshire. Read more below on our top five choices and for even more ideas, visit our what’s on page. And to find out more about what’s on this Easter, please visit our Easter Holidays page. You can also hear more from us on Twitter and Facebook.

    Springhead Brewery’s Spring Beer Festival 2015 at Springhead Brewery

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  • theatre Posted on 28 March 2015

    Theatre Royal’s 150th anniversary season is unveiled

    Two Nottingham chorus girls, who trod the boards together at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal in the 1940s and ’50s, were among those who celebrated the launch of the theatre’s 150th birthday celebrations.

    The two friends, Cherise Crewe (née Hutton) and Gillian Haywood (née Widdowson), joined local dignitaries, theatre representatives and actor Christopher Biggins, who plays Widow Twankey in this year’s pantomime Aladdin, to remember the theatre’s rich history – and to look forward to a new programme of shows.

    Cherise and Gillian, who are both 82, first performed together in 1948. As chorus girls they appeared alongside stars such as Julie Andrews, Tony Hancock, Dame Vera Lynn and Laurel and Hardy – and described all of them as

  • Capture_1024626838 Posted on 27 March 2015

    Win tickets to the All About Dogs Show and the Newark Garden Show

    Every year, Newark Showground opens its gates for two major events on the calendar at the same time. Both attract huge numbers and both are equally as important to those who attend. The subject matter might be different, but they’re both fantastic days out at one of the largest event spaces in the county.

    The All About Dogs Show arrives in Nottinghamshire on the 25th & 26th April and you would be ‘barking mad’ to miss it! It’s not just about taking dogs along to compete, it’s also a great day out for the family and you’re of course welcome to take your own canine companion along with

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Experience country living at Kelham House Country Manor Hotel

A former manor house dating back to 1903, nestled within the Nottinghamshire countryside in the small village of Kelham, Kelham House Country Manor Hotel is a hidden gem which does not try to be something it’s not. In fact, the loving restoration to this property, which finished around five years ago, has simply freshened the place…

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Introducing Yoga I Am . . .

I’ve recently been to meet the newest member of Experience Nottinghamshire, Shakti Shira Bassi, at her new wellness retreat centre called Yoga I Am in Nottingham’s Creative Quarter. Warmth surrounds you the minute you walk through a somewhat hidden door at Yoga I Am, a lovely surprise in a fairly commercial area of the city….