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    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 through the ancient glades of Sherwood, looking for winter wildlife and discovering this legendary forest. You can explore Rufford Abbey Country Park at your own leisure – the park is open everyday except Christmas

  • debbie bryan exterior Posted on 15 November 2017

    6 Reasons You Should Explore Nottinghamshire Shopping On Small Business Saturday

    Have you ever bought something from an independent trader and experienced a small buzz of happiness? The knowledge that you are supporting someone’s business and the local economy while you shop can be a gratifying feeling, but there are many more reasons why shopping at small businesses is a great experience when compared to buying at big brand chain shops.

    Saturday 2nd December sees Small Business Saturday take over the UK, and our independents are given the stage to shout a little louder than usual. Now in its fifth year, the campaign encourages small businesses to get involved, and for the public to put their money back into the hands of regular people.

    We’ve

  • Playhouse Panto launch Posted on 15 November 2017

    Nottingham Playhouse launches its Christmas Panto

    What’s your first sign of Christmas? Adverts on the telly? Music in the shops? This year for me it was a visit to Nottingham Playhouse for the unveiling of NCT’s Panto Bus.

    This year’s panto is Cinderella and, while not a pumpkin, the NCT’s bus was suitably decked out, with Cinderella and Buttons on hand to spread a little festive cheer.

    For anyone (like me) who hasn’t seen or read the story before it’s the story of a dashing prince hosting a ball, which Cinderella would give anything to go to, but her stepmother and sisters have other plans. Can Cinderella escape their clutches and, with the help of her Fairy Godmother

  • D37MKK Ice skaters at the Christmas outdoor ice skating rink in the Old Market Square  Nottingham city centre England UK GB EU Europe Posted on 13 November 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 17th – 19th November

    At this time of year it’s good to have another dose of seasonal fun to brighten the dark evenings, so we’re just going to go ahead and get festive in Nottingham. Time to start the Christmas shopping, gather your sparkly party outfits, and find your Christmas cheer at one of these fantastic events happening this weekend!

    Not tickled your fancy? There are even more events to discover on our What’s On page! Don’t forget, if you are out having a great time in Nottinghamshire, you can use #lovenotts to share the love and connect with us via our TwitterFacebook or Instagram.

    Winter Wonderland

    Old Market Square | Saturday 17th November – Sunday 31st

  • Nottingham Comedy Festival Posted on 07 November 2017

    Fall in laugh with the Nottingham Comedy Festival

    My first official outing for Visit Notts took me to the Glee Club on Friday night to witness the opening of this year’s Nottingham Comedy Festival. For those of you unaware of the festival it was established by Helen Stead in 2009, following a visit to the Comedy Store and other comedy venues in London.

    She and a friend looked at the comedy scene in Nottingham and found exciting and different forms that they thought should be brought together to highlight all the talent that Nottingham has to offer.

    Here we are eight years later and the festival is going from strength to strength, with over 80 acts performing over nine days. Not

  • whatson Posted on 06 November 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 10th – 12th November

    The clocks have changed, the chills have set in, and we need some motivation for the week ahead! As always, the weekend approaches, and with it you’ll find some excellent events and things to do across Nottinghamshire. In this collection we have chosen sound art, ballet, history and more as our favourite events, but don’t forget there is even more to discover on our What’s On page!

    If you are out having a great time in Nottinghamshire, don’t forget to share the love on our TwitterFacebook or Instagram and use #lovenotts to keep in touch!
    Sounds Like Her

    New Art Exchange | 14th Oct – 3rd Jan 2018 | Saturday 10am – 5pm & Sun 10am

  • christmas fair holme Posted on 02 November 2017

    A Festive Fair at Holme Pierrepont Hall

    Finding the ideal gift for family and friends can be quite difficult.  You want the present to be thoughtful… unique… which is not always easy when one shop sells similar, if not the same, gifts as the next. A Christmas fair with individual stall holders offering everything from hand crafted jewellery to creative kids’ toys, home-made treats to funky fashions and everything in between, can offer the inspiration and individuality sadly lacking on the high street.

    I went along to the Holme Pierrepoint Christmas Fair Preview night last year and loved every minute of it.  Parking was easy – right on the doorstep and I was greeted with

  • iLocked Nottingham escape game Posted on 02 November 2017

    Lucky escape at iLocked Nottingham

    Not known for my ability to extricate myself from tricky situations, I admit I was a bit apprehensive about being locked in a room for an hour. Five of us went to iLocked as a group booking for my daughter’s 21st birthday, I thought I should include something for the youngsters’.

    Marat met us and did a fabulous job of explaining the different options and what to expect. He was right with his advice on which room to choose – very helpful if you’ve not done anything like this before.

    Once ‘locked in’ the Mummy’s tomb we quickly set about trying to work out the clues and proceed to the next chambers.

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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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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…