• 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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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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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…