• newstead Posted on 19 July 2016

    Things to do this Weekend 22nd – 24th July

    We’re happy to see a lovely summer day again today, and with sun out we know that most of you are thinking to spend your time outside. With this in mind we’ve prepared a list of outdoor activities that you can enjoy with family and fiends this coming weekend.

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    1. Newstead Abbey and Nottingham Castle will once again host a programme of live theatre in their picturesque grounds. Starting with Macbeth on Friday 22nd, Much Ado About Nothing on Saturday 23rd – both at Nottingham Castle, and if you’ve can’t make it on neither

  • revolucion Posted on 08 July 2016

    Lunch at the Revolución de Cuba Nottingham

    We were invited by the Revolución de Cuba to sample their new lunch menu straight from the exotic island of Fidel and Che. With una gran fiesta on our minds our team went to explore Cuban foodie delights at this Havana-like setting. Here is what we thought of our lunch at the Revolución de Cuba.

    Rachel – I’ve been to Revolución de Cuba a few times – whether it’s with friends over a cocktail or a work lunch with a mocktail – it never disappoints.  The atmosphere has an authentic Cuban feel and the welcome is always friendly.  The Menu del Dia offers a perfect range for a work

  • lawrence Posted on 24 June 2016

    Tour of the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum

    On a sunny Friday morning I ventured into the town of Eastwood to find out more about the famous D.H. Lawrence. I’ve heard a lot about him and read some of his books but never actually knew much about his life and background. I was really looking forward to the day ahead.

    The small ex-mining town of Eastwood is where baby David Herbert Lawrence, also known as D.H. Lawrence, was born, and grew up, along with his two brothers and two sisters. Lawrence’s father, Arthur John Lawrence, was a coal miner, and his mother, Lydia Lawrence, worked in the lace-making industry to contribute into the family’s income. She

  • i Posted on 22 June 2016

    Q&A with Ben Orton – new GM at Forest Holidays

    We talk to Ben Orton – new General Manager at Forest Holidays in Sherwood Forest. See the venue through his eyes, learn about his favourite things about the job, and much more.

    You’re quite new to the role – what are your first impressions of Forest Holidays?

    The company is really progressive and great to work for. We have amazing plans for expansion, but are still very much focused in the here and now and supporting each location in it’s constant development. Our team, not just here at Sherwood Forest but across the UK, are so passionate about what we do, which has made my first few months in

  • splendour Posted on 14 June 2016

    Win a pair of tickets for Splendour feat. Jess Glynne, The Human League & Many More

    Grammy award winner Jess Glynne and legendary bands The Human League and UB40 headline Splendour in the picturesque setting of Wollaton Park, Nottingham on 23rd July and we’ve got one pair of adult tickets to giveaway.

    Flamboyant rockers The Darkness, chart topper Jamie Lawson, The Fratellis, The Rifles, Turin Brakes and local rising star Ady Suleiman and many more will be playing across three stages.

    With children 10 and under getting in free, Splendour promises a great family summer day out with plenty to enjoy including the free kids’ area with hands-on activities and entertainment taking place throughout the day. Across the park, local fringe talent and a full line up on the

  • run Posted on 07 June 2016

    5 fabulous things to do with kids at Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre

    Those of us who live in Nottinghamshire, are lucky enough to be able to brag about our county’s legendary association with the world famous Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest. No matter who you speak to, whether they’re from America, Australia or anywhere in between, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who’d never heard of Sherwood Forest. However, just when did you last pay our great forest a visit? Perhaps things have changed a bit since your last trip. Of course, the big old Major Oak will always stand proud at the centre of everything which is Sherwood Forest, but what else is there, especially for those visiting with

  • patchings Posted on 06 June 2016

    Things to do this weekend 11th-12th June

    The sun is out and we’re getting in the mood to go out and enjoy the beautiful weather. Make sure you don’t miss out on the great events happening around the county, and explore the great Nottinghamshire outdoors with our list of top things to do this weekend.

    Keep up to date with everything that’s happening by following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and see our What’s On guide for full listings.

     

    1. Patchings Festival of Art, Craft & Photography 2016

    Starting this Thursday 9th June up until Sunday 12th June over 250 artists, photographers, craft makers and designers will descend upon Patchings Art Centre. The event, which is set within 60 acres

  • st james Posted on 02 June 2016

    Guest blog from our competition winner, Natasha.

    Back in November and December, we ran a very exciting competition to win one of five breaks here in Nottinghamshire. The winner of the City Penthouse Suite Stay for two scooped an evening meal at the Hart’s Restaurant and, as the name of the prize suggests, a penthouse stay at St James Hotel. Today we’re excited to hear from the winner of this amazing stay – Natasha. Let’s see how she got on.

    I have just returned from a weekend away in Nottingham, thanks to winning Experience Nottinghamshire’s Christmas prize which included a night in the Penthouse Suite at St James’ Hotel and a dinner at Hart’s Restaurant.

    The Penthouse Suite at St James Hotel was amazing, and we felt

  • 3 Posted on 20 May 2016

    Trying out the great British menu at George’s

    Having eaten George’s delicious takeaway food before, I was told by friends that I needed to get myself booked into the restaurant as I would be overwhelmed by the choice available.

    Our delicious tapas

    I knew that George’s had recently re-branded to highlight their yummy great British menu, and that they’d introduced a British tapas option, so there seemed like no better time to go. Booking is really important – this place is sooo popular, and you’d hate to get to the door and be told that there’s a waiting time.

    Sipping a chilled Kir Royale at the bar, surrounded by stunning high ceilings, glistening chandeliers and seaside beach huts (you can

  • newark Posted on 04 May 2016

    Explore Newark and Sherwood this May

    Now that the weather is hopefully going to improve – it’s May after all – our thoughts turn to days out and places to visit, and you don’t have to travel far, as there are lots of exciting events taking place in Newark and the Sherwood Forest area.

    If it’s history that interests you, then look no further than Newark. This year is the 370th anniversary of the fall of Newark during the English Civil War, and on Sunday 8th May (the actual date of the surrender in 1646) Royalist troops will return to the castle. The final acts of a terrible six month siege will be played out as

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