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‘Havana great time’ with Revolución de Cuba!

[caption id="attachment_17759" align="alignright" width="300"] Cuban rum - available at Revolucion De Cuba[/caption] When I think of Cuba I get that warm feeling of holidays past, beautiful Havana, rum and of…



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Celebrate the year of the English Garden in 2016 – spotlight on Hodsock Priory

As you may remember from one of our recent blogs, 2016 is being hailed as the year of the English Garden and VisitEngland are celebrating all that is great about…



Sporting & Cultural Inspiration

Light Night 2016

Things to do this weekend, 5th – 7th February 2016

The first weekend of February sees Nottinghamshire burst into life in more ways than one - whether that be through fantastical light displays and creative city centre events, or picture…



What legends are made of

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A Paul Smith-themed shopping weekend in Nottingham

With its lively Creative Quarter, historic Lace Market and more bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants per square mile than any other city in Europe, Nottingham has always been a discerning…...



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    A Winter Warmer at Kelham House Hotel

    There’s nothing quite like that quintessentially English tradition of afternoon tea is there? The notion to me always conjures up bone china cups and saucers, speciality teas and of course perfectly cut sandwiches and delicious sweet delights, an absolute treat and a little escapism from the real world, if only for an afternoon.

    So when the gorgeous boutique hotel Kelham House invited us to give their Winter Afternoon Tea a whirl I was excited to indulge in a little foodie heaven in the Nottinghamshire countryside myself!

    Crunching over the gravel driveway as we arrived on a cold misty afternoon, Kelham House looked so inviting and on entering was even more

  • The Textile Emporium at the Framework Knitters Museum Posted on 28 January 2016

    Find the perfect Valentine’s gift in an unusual place

    Looking for a unique and unusual gift for your loved one this Valentine’s Day? The Textile Emporium at the Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington specialises in handmade gift items, many of which are produced by local makers.

    Everything for sale is textile-themed and includes a wide range of items such as original jewellery, distinctive purses, quirky cards and extraordinary stationery.  Popular local makers featured include Rachel Ainley Designs, Modflowers, Knitted Swimsuit, Molly’s Mum, Hattie Startin Cards and Love Lottie Knits.

    Paul Baker, Museum Manager, said “We’re proud to offer something very different, and of such high quality, in our Textile Emporium. It’s a hidden gem for shoppers looking for the perfect gift

  • Industrial Museum Posted on 25 January 2016

    Things to do this weekend, 29th – 31st January 2016

    End the month on a high and enjoy what Nottingham and the wider county has to offer this weekend. Whether you’re in search of some light entertainment, or keen to experience a few cultural delights, January continues to deliver interest and intrigue for people of all ages. Read on for some of our highlights from 29th – 31st January, and make sure you’re in touch with us on Twitter and Facebook for even more great Nottinghamshire ideas this weekend.


    The Snowman at the Theatre Royal

    Based on the book by Raymond Briggs and the film directed by Dianne Jackson, the stage production of the children’s classic The

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2016 Nottinghamshire highlights

We thought 2015 was a year to remember, but 2016 is set to eclipse it with the plethora of great events and activities happening across Nottinghamshire. Whether you fancy staying the night in Byron’s back yard, watching international cricket or celebrating 200 years of Nottingham’s hidden gem, you’re bound to discover something exciting to do this…

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    Nottingham lad who’s a proud Notts County fan, cheese fiend, chocaholic and loves travelling and music.

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    Australian now calling Nottingham home. Piano playing, cake making, bicycle riding lady who loves travel.

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    A very lucky marketeer in her dream job. Passionate about all things Nottinghamshire and firmly believes if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen!

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    Originally from Preston – but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

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Find your competitive side at Langar Karting and Quad Centre

Myself and my colleague Alistair recently spent an afternoon at Langar Karting and Quad Centre to see what visitors can do, and test our own skills in a series of activities. Here’s what we both thought of it: Tom I was really excited to be visiting Langar Karting and Quad Centre to have a go…