• Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham Posted on 31 July 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 4th – 6th August

    Nottingham is festival crazy this weekend, with The Riverside Festival, The Robin Hood Festival and the UK’s largest Pagan Pride all cracking off across the county. Ongoing exhibitions include the Dinosaurs of China, Lara Favaretto and Wu Tsang at Nottingham Contemporary, Reportrait at Nottingham Castle and the final weekend of Juan Delgado: Altered Landscapes at New Art Exchange. We’ve also got Natwest T20 cricket, Nottingham Beach, and lots of outdoor film and theatre!

    Don’t forget to check out our What’s On page for more events, browse our website for inspiration, and visit our TwitterFacebook or Instagram to share what you’ve

  • ranger date Collage Posted on 28 July 2017

    Exploring Sherwood Forest with the Ranger

    Nottingham’s Sherwood Forest is without doubt one of the most famous woodlands in the world, and we think that the legend of Robin Hood had something to do with its world-wide popularity.

    Nowadays there’s much going on in this legendary forest. You can enjoy its green surroundings in several different ways. You can stay the night at the Forest Holidays in one of their luxurious cabins with Jacuzzi, you can enjoy a segway ride, let your inner adventure junkie self out at Go Ape, or you join one of the resident Rangers and explore the wild side of Sherwood Forest. We chose to do the latter, and were really excited

  • Summer Holidays Collage Posted on 27 July 2017

    Summer Holiday Activities in Nottinghamshire

    There’s a peculiar feeling about the summer holidays – they can feel like they last forever, then blink and it’s September again! Pry that iPad from your child’s jammy hands, quell those cries of boredom and make the most of Nottinghamshire! For more fantastic events, don’t forget you can browse our What’s On listings too.

    Click through the links for prices, dates, and more information!
    F A M I L Y  F E S T I V A L S

    The annual Robin Hood Festival

  • TTD Collage Posted on 25 July 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 28th – 30th July

    The summer holidays have begun so whatever the weather is saying, it’s officially summer. Entertain the kids and make the most of what Nottinghamshire has to offer with some of these great events coming up around the county.

    Don’t forget to browse our What’s On page for more ideas on where to get out and about this weekend, and get in touch via TwitterFacebook or Instagram to share what you’ve been up to in Nottinghamshire!

     

    Mother Grundy’s Festival of Folklore

    Creswell Crags
    Saturday 29th July 2017, 10am – 5:30pm

    If you haven’t taken a visit to Creswell Crags yet, you’re in for quite a treat. Along with having several beautiful serene spots for walks and

  • Sherwood Hideaway woodland lodge hidden among the trees Posted on 25 July 2017

    My luxury Hideaway retreat in the heart of Sherwood Forest

    When I was invited to spend the weekend at Sherwood Hideaway I was naturally excited about experiencing a break there. I had briefly visited the site a few years prior and I was looking forward to spending time with the family and truly experiencing it.

    The main purpose of the stay was to participate in a Wildlife Photography Course, a new event coming to the Hideaway in the autumn. I’ve written about the course separately here but I was so overwhelmed with our stay there that I wanted to share my thoughts.

    We arrived at Sherwood Hideaway around 6pm on the Friday night and was warmly greeted by Alan at reception. I

  • ijump nottingham Posted on 21 July 2017

    Sunday afternoon at the i-Jump Trampoline Park

    ~Blog written by our Events Manager – Rachel Stewart

    Sunday afternoons usually mean a day of rest with a roast dinner and time to catch up on last week’s TV.  However, having two children aged 9 and 11, this can sometimes mean a constant moan of “Mum, we’re bored”! Therefore, what better way for them to burn off some energy than spending an hour at i-Jump – the indoor trampoline centre in Mansfield.

    With two of their school friends joining them, we were booked into bounce at 1 pm.  All the relevant waivers were easily completed on-line and once we got there, the checking in procedure was simple. 

  • dig Posted on 20 July 2017

    We Dig The Castle: Unearthing Nottingham’s Archaeological Secrets

    For centuries, there has existed a castle on that craggy hill overlooking Nottingham. Throughout the past 1,000 years, different structures have come and gone, from robust medieval forts with familiar motte-and-bailey designs, to the smart ducal palace we know today, each reflecting their times and telling a dramatic story of its own.

    We are quite familiar with the astonishing network of caves beneath our city, but what of the more subtle secrets that lie beneath the earth? To discover more about Nottingham’s forgotten history, each year Trent Peak & Archaeology excavate an area of Nottingham Castle grounds to add some missing pieces to the story of the castle. Through

  • unesco city of literature nottingham Posted on 19 July 2017

    Speak In Nottingham To Me – A Beginner’s Guide To Nottingham’s Dialect

    Language is certainly one of our best creations. Without it, it would be difficult for us to coexist, establish communities and share feelings. Language makes it all easier and helps us work together and understand one another.

    Throughout history people always felt the need to find one universal language for all. Several attempts were made to popularise different languages and make them used globally, with Latin being one of the first languages widely-spread across Europe. Back then Latin was a language of science, literature, law, and administration. It was also used in churches, and most books were written in Latin as well. Then there was time for French and Spanish, during the colonisation period. French then took over and it became

  • TTD Collage Posted on 18 July 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 21st – 23rd July

    Splendour is of course the highlight of the coming weekend, but if you haven’t snapped yourself some tickets, never fear! There’s always something going on in Nottinghamshire to keep you entertained, and these events are just but a few!

    Don’t forget to browse our What’s On page for more ideas of where to get out and about this weekend, and get in touch via TwitterFacebook or Instagram to share what you’ve been up to in Nottinghamshire!

    Now, here’s our top picks of things to do this weekend…

    CELEBRATE #LOVEPARKS WEEK

    A park of your choice – Anytime!

    To celebrate #LoveParks week, why not get out and explore one of Nottingham’s amazing country

  • forest live nottingham Posted on 14 July 2017

    Review: The Spectacular Forest Live

    Last month saw the return of the hugely popular Forest Live to the spectacular setting of Sherwood Pines in Nottinghamshire, with artists such as Olly Murs, Tom Jones, Elbow, Louise Johnson and more performing live for their fans.

    Visit Nottinghamshire had to be represented at those great gigs and two of my colleagues – Elisia and Simon – got a chance to go and experience Forest Live for themselves. Elisia went to see Olly Murs, Simon on the other hand chose to see Elbow. Read on to find out what they thought of this celebration of music in the heart of Sherwood Forest.

    Simon –  Anyone who listens to Guy Garvey’s show on 6

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We Dig The Castle: Unearthing Nottingham’s Archaeological Secrets Part Two

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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Pride and Prejudice at Nottingham Playhouse

This brand new comic adaptation by a stand-up comedian Sara Pascoe with an original score from Emmy the Great and directed by Susannah Tresilian (Director of Posh in 2015) didn’t disappoint. We went to see it for ourselves this week so continue reading if you want to find out what we thought about it. Genevieve – Sara Pascoe isn’t a name that you would expect to…