• IMG_0918 Posted on 29 December 2014

    Take a relaxing break at Center Parcs in Sherwood Forest

    I recently visited Center Parcs in Nottinghamshire’s Sherwood Forest for a week-long relaxing break with my girlfriend. I had never stayed at Center Parcs before, however my girlfriend and a few friends have recommended it to me before as a fantastic place to spend time away from the hustle and bustle of life and unwind.

    Our Executive Lodge

    We arrived on a dry, crisp winter morning with the site decorated for Christmas. Our base for the week was an Executive Lodge, nestled right in the heart of Sherwood Forest’s towering pine trees. The lodge was cosy and beautifully appointed; perfect for two people to share. It had

  • Nottingham Ghost Walk - outside Ye Olde Salutation Inn Posted on 26 December 2014

    A fun evening of spooky tales with the Nottingham Ghost Walk

    You may remember Gwen, from Eat Travel Love, visited the Nottingham Winter Wonderland a few weeks ago and shared her love for the festive market. Next up, she joins one of Nottingham’s most popular walks on a chilly winter evening . . . here is her review on the Nottingham Ghost Walk

    ‘Twas a cold night in Nottingham. . . Wrapped up in our scarves and hats, we made our way to the Ye Olde Salutation Inn pub – one of the country’s oldest public houses and the perfect place to start an evening ghost walk.

    Gary, the tour guide, playing his flute

    Greeted by Gary, our guide for the

  • city Posted on 23 December 2014

    Take your date on an adventure at Lost City

    Every month it’s imperative that my better half and I escape family life and head out into the bright lights of Nottingham for our date night. Over the years all the usual haunts have been exhausted and, not really wanting to have a meal or go to the cinema, we decided on something a little less traditional so we headed to The Lost City Adventure Golf at The Cornerhouse.

    A bit of crazy golf was surely what we needed on this cold and blustery winter evening, plus if it involved sport I stood just a chance of holding his attention! I was slightly apprehensive that we might encounter lots of kids

  • Major Oak in the snow 2 - Low Res Posted on 22 December 2014

    Things to do this weekend, 26th – 28th December 2014

    It’s Christmas week, and I’m sure plenty of you have plans for the big day itself, whether that be staying indoors and enjoying your many presents, or visiting family and tucking into a festive lunch. But the best bit is, you can also extend the festivities into Boxing Day and the weekend by enjoying some of the great Nottinghamshire events taking place. Whether you want to walk off some of that turkey and stuffing, take in a show or catch some sporting action, there’s plenty to enjoy over the last weekend of 2014.

    Boxing Day Revival Walk at Sherwood Forest

    Christmas Day is all about relaxing and enjoying a hearty lunch with the

  • Rebecca Posted on 19 December 2014

    Have yourself a merry little Mamma White’s Christmas

    There are few things more tempting than a delicious pancake smothered in scrumptious toppings. In today’s guest blog Rebecca White, owner of Mamma White’s Pancake Parlour in Newark, writes about why it’s the perfect place to bring the family this Christmas . . . 

    If you’re stuck for things to do with the kids over the festive period and fancy ditching the Christmas pud for something a little different, Mamma White’s Pancake Parlour is the ultimate treat. The parlour, which is located near the Market Square in Newark’s town centre, is the perfect place to put your feet up and enjoy some delicious food with the family after a busy day Christmas

  • Colston Bassett - international awards Posted on 18 December 2014

    Colston Bassett share the secret to success in award winning year

    The festive season is here – and as an avid cheese fiend I thought there was no better time to find out what’s been happening at Colston Bassett Dairy, producer of the world-famous Stilton Cheese. The dairy, based in the Vale of Belvoir, has scooped a string of titles at this year’s World Cheese Awards building on last year’s success. We caught up with manager Billy Kevan to find out what makes Stilton so special…

    How long has Colston Bassett been producing its famous Stilton cheese?
    Established in 1913, Colston Bassett was the idea of the village doctor Dr William Windley. He suggested that local farmers

  • Corinthian Restaurant Posted on 17 December 2014

    Be in for a treat at the Corinthian Restaurant

    Only a stone’s throw from Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham and opposite Nottingham Trent University, Corinthian Restaurant is a superb restaurant which opened at the beginning of the year, offering its customers divine food from the a la carte, pre-theatre and afternoon tea menu. 

    How long has The Corinthian Restaurant been open? We have been open since the beginning of the year.

    Visit the Corinthian Restaurant, opposite Nottingham Trent University.

    Do customers have to make a reservation, or can they just turn up? Customers can just turn up or make a reservation. We regularly run offers on Go dine, Open Table and many more – so it is always worth

  • skate Posted on 16 December 2014

    WIN tickets to skate at the National Ice Centre this Christmas

    There are few things more festive than ice skating – and we this Christmas we have teamed up with Nottingham’s National Ice Centre to give you the chance to WIN a family pass.

    This Christmas you are invited to go Rockin’ Around the Christmas Rink with friends, family and colleagues as you enjoy a selection of festive tunes. Whether you are an accomplished skater like Nottingham’s Olympic champions Torvill and Dean or you are a complete novice, you can enjoy an exhilarating day on this fantastic indoor rink.

    Afterwards, you can enjoy seasonal treats such as Rudolph’s gingerbread latte to warm your senses.

    To be in with a chance of winning a skating pass

  • Thrumpton Hall external Posted on 15 December 2014

    Things to do this weekend, 19th – 21st December 2014

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . . we’re well and truly on the countdown to the big day now, with just over a week until the festivities begin. That means there’s not much time left to get out and about and experience some of the great festive events taking place around Nottinghamshire. But as ever, you’re very much spoilt for choice so keep reading to see what’s on. Remember to visit our Twitter and Facebook pages for more information and to share your stories with us using the hashtag #lovenotts.

    The Original Nottingham Ghost Walk

    Nottingham has many secrets to be uncovered, and there are few better ways to

  • Harkers-Far-Shop-Turkey2 Posted on 12 December 2014

    Harker’s Farm Shop has everything you need for your Christmas feast

    Christmas is a time for feasting but if you’re anything like me then you’ll dread the thought of battling your way around a crowded supermarket as you stock up for the big day. But at Harker’s Farm Shop, the experience couldn’t be more different. Located in the sleepy hamlet of Clipston-on-the-Wolds in south Nottinghamshire, the shop is surrounded by fields and country lanes and offers a relaxing alternative to the usual Christmas rush.

    My colleague and I visited the farm shop earlier this month to see what was in store for the festive season ahead. After stopping to admire the traditional wreaths and plump, healthy-looking Christmas trees we were met by

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As the temperature drops it seems our festive spirits get higher, so with the arrival of December we are now fully in the mood for spectacular seasonal soirees and cheery Christmas celebrations. There’s a great array of events on our What’s On calendar, so don’t forget to have a gander, but read on to check out our…