• malt_cross_cave_tour Posted on 13 July 2017

    Going Underground: Explore Nottingham’s Top Ten Caves

    Sometimes the most captivating features of a place are not those which stand out immediately, and you have to delve a little deeper to discover the best secrets. Of any city in Britain, this is perhaps most true of Nottingham and its vast underground network of caves. Under our city streets lies a subterranean world full of stories, history and intrigue – but it is only in the past few decades that they have been given the spotlight for exploration.

    Owing to the sandstone foundations under our feet, from its emergence as a settlement in the 7th century, Nottingham earned the name Tigguo Cobauc, meaning Place of Caves in Old

  • The Beach Nottingham smaller Posted on 10 July 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 14th – 16th July

    The great British summer is in full swing, delivering its wavering weather of blazing sunshine and premature winter to confuse us all. That’s no reason to be put off from the great events happening around Nottingham however, indoors or out there are plenty of great things to see and do. 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…

    Patchings Festival of Art, Craft & Photography 2017

    Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th July 2017

  • Smooth-Cinema-FB-Event-Image-650x280 Posted on 10 July 2017

    Win tickets to Smooth Cinema – a drive-in movie festival

    Our friends at Smooth Radio and Robin Hood Energy are bringing you the Smooth Cinema, Nottingham’s biggest ever drive-in movie festival with 21 films to chose from. And you have the chance to win yourself a VIP experience.

    Across July and August, you can dance to films like Grease, Mamma Mia or Dirty Dancing, laugh to Four Weddings and a Funeral, Toy Story or Shrek and be mesmerized by the magic of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!

    There is something for everyone, so whether you’re a family of film lovers, or you’d like to treat someone to a special night out, you can find a film for you!

    We have 5 VIP tickets to give

  • Matilda, the European Eagle Owl Posted on 06 July 2017

    Birds, herds and beautiful scenery was the focus on my Wildlife Photography Course at Sherwood Hideaway

    When I was asked to spend my weekend at Sherwood Hideaway to take part in wildlife activities available there, of course I was only too happy to oblige. It sounded like a wonderful experience and I could think of much worse ways to spend my weekend.

    Wildlife walks take place each Sunday at Sherwood Hideaway where guests are guided through the Forest by falconry experts before being given the opportunity to fly Harris Hawks.

    As somewhat of a novice photographer who generally relies on iPhone filters to create mediocre shots I was a little apprehensive that main activity would be participating in a new wildlife photography course. I was of course

  • Capture Posted on 05 July 2017

    Summer Preserves and Pickling Course at The School of Artisan Food

    The School of Artisan Food is a deluxe culinary school hidden away in the depths of The Welbeck Estate in North Nottinghamshire. Since the school was founded in 2006 by two dedicated bakers, it has grown to cover a vast range of courses for all abilities, stretching from one day courses to ten month Advanced Diplomas, each under the tutelage of top national and international cooks.

    I was absolutely delighted to be given the chance to try a course recently and a truly fabulous day was had by all. Exploring the courses online is really simple, and the range on offer is quite spectacular, each covering something you probably wouldn’t learn yourself

  • ttd Collage Posted on 03 July 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham : 7th – 9th July

    An exciting run of events to indulge in this weekend in Nottingham, and with the forecast suggesting bright and sunny weather we advise you make the most of it! Outdoor theatre, music festivals and a steampunk jamboree are just a small taste of what’s on offer, but don’t forget to browse our What’s On page for more ideas on where to get out and about this weekend.

    Had an amazing experience in Nottingham? Get in touch via TwitterFacebook or Instagram to share with us and our followers!
    Steampunk Day


    Sunday 9th July
    Papplewick Pumping Station

    Papplewick Pumping Station is a Victorian water works nestled in the north Nottinghamshire countryside. Described as a ‘feat of Victorian

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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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It’s the most wonderful time of the year… And you’re sure to find something of interest in Nottinghamshire over the festive season, whether for a family, travelling solo, if you’re a foodie or just to find the perfect present. You can take a look at everything that’s taking place in the What’s On section but we’ve…