• October blog Posted on 31 July 2015

    Get set for festival fever in Nottingham this October

    Nottingham will be bursting with activity as the UK’s festival city this October. It’s a packed 31 days with plenty happening to cater to all tastes and interests; from avid gamers to film buffs, from canal celebrations to beer festivals – Nottingham quite literally has it all this October. Here’s a quick tour of what you can expect on your October visit to Nottingham!

    A seasoned performer in the calendar and an event that continues to build up a head of steam every year, The Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival returns to Nottingham Castle once more, delivering over 1,000 beers as well as real ciders, fresh food and entertainment throughout

  • aOkzPr0GWW7MAnFhqi-Wd_sj7A5S6uLhATgZsV5CwvA,ODSUVZI37P77Pyo42s6ni1xFXsg7lM0dkD0G-mqFm4Q,Q0DiA40CjitQezADy0pZgtzeTYWET0BzOWt0Ksbstxk,wmHIVWtU2mjVrcOh4dxW Posted on 30 July 2015

    WIN a ticket to visit Sculpture in the Sanctuary at Reg Taylor’s

    Reg Taylor’s Garden Centre is not just a garden centre, it’s a hidden gem that I would definitely recommend you visit when you have the time. It’s great for finding inspiration for your garden, but it’s so much more than that, especially in the month of August when Sculpture in the Sanctuary comes to its stunning grounds.

    From the 1st – 31st August, visitors can enjoy sculptures, large and small, all tucked into the grounds of Reg Taylor’s Garden Centre. Explore several sculptures that are on display from artists spanning the length and breadth of the country and if one takes your fancy, there’s always an option to purchase it so that it

  • Riverside Festival blog banner image Posted on 27 July 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 31st July – 2nd August 2015

    Another month is ticked off the calendar this weekend as we venture from July into August. The summer events just keep on coming, with festivals, open days and the chance to shop till you drop across the city and the county. Read on below for the top five events that we’ve picked out for this weekend, and our What’s On page as well as our Twitter and Facebook pages for a comprehensive Nottinghamshire guide of things to do.

    Nottingham Riverside Festival at Victoria Embankment

    Victoria Embankment is always a hive of activity around this time of year when the Nottingham Riverside Festival takes over the

  • interior Posted on 24 July 2015

    Curry delight at The Cumin restaurant

     

    Our beautiful city is famous for its very own curry lane – Maid Marian Way is the street where many of Nottingham’s Indian restaurants are located, and where any Indian curry lover would feel at home. You’ll know you’re in the right place after crossing the street from the Old Market Square towards the Nottingham Castle, because of the deliciously tempting smell of Indian spices that hangs in the air.

    We visited The Cumin restaurant last week on a warm summer evening. The weather was perfect for an evening meal out, and we decided to pay a visit to one of our favourite Indian restaurants in Nottingham. We

  • Attenborough blog image Posted on 22 July 2015

    Enjoy the luscious greenery of Attenborough Nature Reserve this summer

    It’s a haven tucked away in the charming village of Attenborough, a stone’s throw from Beeston and close enough to Nottingham that it’s within comfortable driving distance or a short bus ride away. Despite its close proximity to well populated areas, Attenborough Nature Reserve thrives as one of the best homes to flora, fauna and animals not only in Nottinghamshire but the country as a whole. It’s an eco-friendly site that is self sufficient and kind to the surrounding environment.

    Managed by the dedicated team at Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, Attenborough Nature Reserve is maintained all year round and attracts all sorts of wildlife from herons to pine martins.

  • deaftennis Posted on 20 July 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 25th – 26th July 2015

    We’ve got another action-packed week of events and entertainment for you right here in Nottinghamshire. Whether you want to dress up and experience the ‘wartime spirit,’ during the Victory Days celebration at Newark Air Museum, or raise money for charity by taking the plunge at an open water swimming event, there’s something for every taste. Nottingham will also break new ground this week as the first ever World Deaf Tennis Championships take place, while motor-heads will love the rip-roaring action of the British Truck Championships. Stay bang up to date with these events, and everything else happening in Nottinghamshire, by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

    World Deaf Tennis Championships – 20th –

  • IMG_1433 Posted on 17 July 2015

    Wheelchair Tennis Stars Light Up Nottingham

    Following hot on the heels of the Aegon Open Nottingham, the crème de la crème of wheelchair tennis took to Nottingham’s courts this week, as the British Open got into full swing.

    I went along to catch the quarter finals, which took place on a sunny Thursday afternoon at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.

    It quickly became apparent, as I flicked through my programme, and wandered around the humming courts, how high the stakes were – with committed gasps, grunts and cheers punctuating the air all around.

    I took a seat for one of the day’s headline matchups, which pitted Britain’s double Wimbledon Champion and world no. 6 – Jordanne Whiley MBE – against Germany’s former World

  • George's Blog image Posted on 15 July 2015

    Reinventing the British Classic

    The nation’s love for a good old British ‘Chippy’ is undeniable, spanning across generations and playing a part in many fond childhood memories. However, new Award Winning Restaurant: George’s Fish and Chip Kitchen, is striving to change the way we see this dinner time staple, putting a modern and stylish twist on the much loved dish. With the brand being founded in the 1980s, the restaurant owners’ 25 years of fish and chip tasting has led them open this unique offering in Nottingham, ensuring the restaurant is unlike anywhere else in the city and providing a fresh take on the British classic.

    Enjoy your traditional fish and chips in
  • Riviera blog image Posted on 13 July 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 17th – 19th July 2015

    Nottingham’s Old Market Square transforms into Riviera this week as the city in the most landlocked county invites you to pack the bucket and spade and enjoy the sights of the beach. If you fancy live music, then Wollaton Park has an awesome lineup of acts heading its way this weekend. Alternatively, for something more relaxed, you can enjoy art and culture at the New Art Exchange, watch live tennis at the Nottingham Tennis Centre or take part in activities on the water at the Holme Pierrepont Country Park. Keep reading to find out more about what’s on across the weekend. To keep up to date on these events and more across Nottinghamshire,

  • Orchard Hotel exterior small Posted on 10 July 2015

    Serving up an ace Tennis break in Nottingham for our guest blogger David

    This week we’re delighted to share a guest blog from one of the lucky prize-winners from our recent competition to win one of four fantastic Nottinghamshire breaks.

    David tells us about his VIP tennis break with his partner that included delicious food and adrenalin pumping live action from the Aegon Open Nottingham ATP men’s final!

    You get an email in your inbox which says you’ve won a prize.  I was unsure whether to open it or leave it in case it was a Spam email asking me to just ‘give them my bank details and they will credit my account with X millions’.  I’m so glad I didn’t hit delete this time though!  I had actually

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This blog is the second instalment of a two part blog. To read part one click here. Back in July I visited Nottingham Castle to find out more about the annual archaeological excavation ‘We Dig The Castle’. A partnership project between Trent & Peak Archaeology, Nottingham City Council and Historic England, this excellent scheme invites volunteers…

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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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Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 8th – 10th December

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…