• castle Posted on 27 December 2016

    Top 5 New Year’s Eve events in Nottinghamshire

    Are you still looking for plans to celebrate this New Year’s Eve? There’s plenty of events in Nottingham to choose from that will help you celebrate 2017 in style. Let us walk you through our top 5 things to do in Notts this New Year’s Eve.

    1. Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Nottingham Castle with your friends and family. This fantastic public event is completely FREE and takes place in the grounds of Nottingham Castle, which will open from 8pm.

    The Gatehouse area will feature Fire Jugglers/performers who will provide incidental activities from 8pm onwards, and The Rockery will be illuminated with coloured lights to add to the experience. For more information go here.

    2. If you’re

  • imageedit_1_7804633401 Posted on 23 December 2016

    Winter Walks in Nottinghamshire

    Our county is stunning at this time of year with parks, canals, the iconic Sherwood Forest and much more. There’s several places for relaxing winter walks with family and friends this season. So wrap up warm and take an afternoon stroll with a coffee stop on the way, we have plenty of inspiration for you.

    Rufford Abbey Country Park walks

    Escape the hustle and bustle of high street shopping and the last minute Christmas rush, and enjoy a gentle stroll with a ranger through the ancient glades of Sherwood, looking for winter wildlife and discovering this legendary forest. This Christmas Eve guided walk is perfect for you if you want to relax before the big

  • namexmassong03-01 Posted on 22 December 2016

    Robin’s Giveaway – Win One of Six Breaks in Nottinghamshire!

    It’s been a prize filled few weeks in the build up to Christmas – and the great news is, it’s not over yet!

    As a part of Robin’s Giveaway, he has SIX breaks in Nottinghamshire to give away.

    You can still enter each of the four competitions running below. All you have to do is watch each animation, and work out the Christmas song that it’s referring to. Just say what you see!

    All competitions are now closed.
    Competition Number One – Win a short winter break to Sherwood Hideaway

    Click here to enter

     
    Competition Number Two: Win an overnight shopping trip to Nottingham!

    Click here to enter

     
    Competition Number Three: Win a short

  • namexmassong03-01 Posted on 19 December 2016

    Win one of three city breaks to Nottingham!

    With an extraordinary history and unique culture, you’re spoilt for choice for amazing things to do and places to see in Nottingham. Home of Sport, City of Literature and boasting an unrivalled food, drink and shopping scene, there’s so much to pack into a trip to the city. We’ve got 3 fabulous breaks for you to win below!  

    This competition is now closed.

    The winners are: Sherry Mckendrick, Christine Abdy and Elaine Dunlop.

    Enjoy bed and breakfast in an executive room for two at the centrally located Crowne Plaza, as well as dinner in the hotel’s Lace Maker restaurant. While you’re out and about, get a taste of the mediterranean with an authentic tapas meal of the day at 

  • griddle2 Posted on 15 December 2016

    The #LoveNotts Team welcome Griddle & Shake to Nottingham

    Burger enthusiast and previous Michelin star chef, Ed Halls has opened the doors to his brand new venture Griddle & Shake on Fletcher Gate in the city centre this month. Griddle & Shake is a haven for burger lovers with an innovative menu of burgers, wings and shakes in a super cool new premises on the edge of Nottingham’s Lace Market. On behalf of all you NottingYummers out there the Love Notts team made it their priority to visit during opening week, please read our review to find out more.
    Sarah
    I enjoyed a Tempeh burger with halloumi on a pretzel bun with rosemary and garlic oil fries, washed down with

  • ncf-comedy Posted on 15 December 2016

    £1 Comedy Night – Award Winning Show

    Guest blog from NCF Comedy.

    In 2015 we at NCF Comedy were very flattered to pick up the Open Mic Comedy Award (East Midlands) at the Midlands Comedy Award show in Birmingham.
    This year on the back of that award we aimed to make our £1 Comedy Night, held at the Canalhouse Nottingham, better by attracting more established acts and going twice a month with the shows.

    On Sunday the 27th of November we did just that as Canalhouse was chosen to host the Midlands Comedy Awards and in our very own backyard we at NCF Comedy took the award for the entire Midlands for Best Open Mic Night. We were delighted and thankful

  • capture Posted on 13 December 2016

    Things to do this weekend, 16th – 18th December

    Kick start your weekend with our guide of top six things to do in Nottinghamshire. We’re sure you’ll find plenty to your liking in this handy guide, or on our What’s On pages. For more ideas and inspiration, get social with us on Twitter and FacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

    1.This Friday sees the start of the Weather Extremes: Making and Breaking Records in Nottinghamshire exhibition at Lakeside Arts. The exhibition will be on display until 26th March 2017. Visit the exhibition this Friday and explore the history of extreme weather events in Nottinghamshire and the surrounding areas.

    Francis Willughby has closed. We are now looking forward to Weather Extremes, opening

  • namexmassong03-01 Posted on 12 December 2016

    Win a short break in D H Lawrence County

    Retrace the footsteps of one of the UK’s most celebrated writers on a overnight stay to the hometown of D H Lawrence. Visit the former coal-mining mining community where the famous novelist grew up and the beautiful rolling countryside that inspired much of his work. After spending your day exploring, relax in luxury with a night in a 4-star Georgian country house, set within 26 acres of spectacular grounds. 
    This competition is now closed and the winner is Darren Sharp.

     
    The prize includes an overnight stay with dinner and breakfast at the stunning Eastwood Hall, as as well as a chance to glimpse the early life of the Lawrence with two tickets

  • wolly Posted on 09 December 2016

    ‘Definitely Not Respectable’ at The Malt Cross

    EN’s Linda joined the Woolly Tellers for old time story telling at the Malt Cross. Here’s what she thought. 

    Step back in time to a land before television, earlier than radio and definitely a world without wi-fi, websites and social media.

    Find it hard to imagine?  ‘Definitely not Respectable’ promised a unique evening of entertainment at The Malt Cross – Nottingham’s Victorian music hall – with The Woolly Tellers and the Malt Cross’s own Dr Rebekah Wood: with no 21st century amusements in sight!

     

    It was a night that certainly lived up to its promise, and one, which succeeded in transporting us to

  • cottage-photo Posted on 09 December 2016

    Framework Knitters Museum

    The Experience Nottinghamshire team visit the Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington.

    Jessie

    I’ve heard of the Luddites and I walk through Nottingham’s former Lace Market every day, but little did I know that the fabric of the UK’s textile industry was made just outside the city in Ruddington.  The quaint village was once deafened by the noise of hundreds of knitting machines at work, making some of the earliest machine knitted garments. In 1851, about 50% of Ruddington households were engaged in the industry in some way.

    The museum itself exists within the tiny cottages where the knitters ate, slept and worked hard for their meagre keep. We began our tour by watching the museum’s

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