• 8 Posted on 29 March 2016

    The spooktacular Nottingham Ghost Walk

    On the second Saturday of March, our team were invited to take part in the famous Nottingham Ghost Walk – so we promptly assembled some brave souls and ventured out into the unknown. We turned up early at the starting point to find a group of people already waiting. The Ghost Walk is a really popular event, booking is not essential, so you can just turn up on the day and pay then. The only time it’s important to book, for obvious reasons, is on Halloween, when all of the damned souls descend to join the walk too.

    During our recent walk we visited, among others, St Nicholas’ Churchyard, to listen to the story of the restless soul who

  • Grand Tour Posted on 17 March 2016

    Things to do this weekend, 18th – 20th March 2016

    Well, we’ve made it through the Winter, and this weekend Spring finally arrives! So celebrate by getting out and about, and making the most of everything Nottinghamshire has to offer! We’re sure you’ll find plenty to your liking in this handy guide, or on our What’s On pages. For more ideas and inspiration, get social with us on Twitter and Facebook.

    The Grand Tour

    Following a hugely successful first season in 2015, the Grand Tour returns for Season Two. The same four venues will be coming together once again, to offer visitors an engaging cultural journey across the East Midlands.

    Nottingham Contemporary and The Harley Gallery will be hosting special, free, exhibitions

  • Kelham Hall Posted on 01 March 2016

    Things to do this weekend, 5th – 6th March 2016

    There’s a lot going on in Notts during the weekends and, as always, we’re here with a list of top events for you to enjoy. Plan your weekend with us and make the most out of it while it lasts. For more ideas and inspiration, get social with us on Twitter and Facebook, or visit our what’s on pages.

    Kelham Hall’s Big Vintage Festival and Evening Show featuring Katrina From Katrina And The Waves

    Head to Newark on 5th March for the Big Vintage Festival and Evening Show featuring Katrina From Katrina And The Waves. The festival is set in the beautiful grounds of Kelham Hall and Country Park just five minutes off the A1 at

  • 88 Posted on 15 February 2016

    Things to do this weekend, 19th – 21st February 2016

    With half-term in full flow, it’s a good job there isn’t a shortage of engaging and exciting events to take the little ones to this coming weekend. With heritage attractions putting on a great lineup of fun things to do, as well as a few gigs for the adults thrown in to the mix if you need a break for an evening, Nottinghamshire throws up yet another feast of activity. For more ideas and inspiration, get social with us on Twitter and Facebook.

    Roundheads and Cavaliers at Bolsover Castle

    Re-live historic clashes from a time-gone-by, as Bolsover Castle steps back in time to when the

  • curry1 Posted on 23 December 2015

    Calcutta Club wins Best Restaurant in the UK award at the British Curry Awards!

    British Curry Awards is an annual event and this year it was held on 30th November. In its 11th year the awards have become the BAFTA’s of the curry world. The awards ceremony gives a chance for the industry as a whole, foodies, celebrities, MP’s and dignitaries to pay homage to the nation’s finest curry restaurants.

    The United Kingdom houses 10,000 Indian, Nepalese Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan restaurants (or Southern Asian) and these are filtered down to 100 of the best on the night. There are several different categories that you can be nominated for by the general public before a judging/screening process takes place to find the best of the best.

  • cornerh Posted on 22 December 2015

    WIN a family fun day out at The Cornerhouse, Nottingham.

    With such excitement and anticipation in the build up to Christmas, the grey days after can leave us all feeling a little bit deflated, especially the children. We’ve teamed up with our friends at The Cornerhouse to help put a smile on their faces with a fabulous day out at Nottingham’s premier entertainment and leisure complex.  Situated in the heart of the city centre and set over three floors, The Cornerhouse is filled to the brim with bars, restaurants and activities for all to enjoy.

    Your fun day prize for a family of four will include:

    – A meal at Chiquito restaurant

    – Passes for The Lost City Golf Adventure

  • 4 Posted on 21 November 2015

    Top 5 Christmas events in Nottinghamshire

    This year Christmas in Nottinghamshire comes with a host of events and festivities that you simply can’t miss.  Dress in the holiday style, feel the refreshing winter air in your lungs and don’t miss out on special events that are happening all over the county. Below you’ll find my top five events to enjoy this winter season.

    Garden of fire

    Celebrate Christmas with an exclusive event at Clumber Park’s walled garden. Experience stunning sights of this elemental force and make it a night to remember for you and your family. Follow the trail that will lead you on a path of discovery past dazzling fire sculptures, sparkling lanterns and much more.

    Join the fun

  • o Posted on 08 October 2015

    Oaks Restaurant – review

    Not afraid of a rainy Monday afternoon we decided to have lunch at the new Oaks Restaurant located in Nottingham’s city centre. Oaks serves locally-produced sausages and meats cooked over wood embers. The restaurant also offers locally brewed craft ales on tap, as well as carafes of wine and a pared down cocktail list.

    Here is what we thought about our recent visit.

    Anna: The smell of BBQ and the glorious aroma of wood fires met us as we ventured into Oaks restaurant on this cold and rainy afternoon. I felt instantly at home and relaxed in this woodland themed restaurant. The open kitchen was tantalising, watching the

  • comp Posted on 22 September 2015

    WIN one of 10 pairs of tickets to The Robin Hood Game and Country Show

    The Robin Hood Game and Country Show is coming to Newark Showground on 17 & 18 October offering something for everyone – from the serious game enthusiast to families looking for a fun day out – and we’ve got 10 pairs of tickets up for grabs.

    During the jam-packed weekend of interactive attractions, the Main Arena will feature Robin Hood and his Merry Men, along with thrilling, breath-taking displays of stunt riding and jousting by the leading Stampede Stunt Display Team – and it’ll also welcome back the newly-renamed Conquest K9 dog display team.

  • 77 Posted on 09 September 2015

    A special summer at Revolution in Hockley

    Revolution in Hockley is a popular lunch spot in the hip neighbourhood of Hockley in Nottingham, thanks to its delicious menu of burgers, pizzas, salads and wraps.

    This summer they’ve launched a Summer Specials menu on top of this, bringing Italian-inspired flavours to the heart of the city. We were lucky enough to sample the new menu, here’s what we thought…

    Erin…

    A pre-bank holiday Friday in August seemed like the perfect time to head out with the team for lunch, to sample new tastes at Revolution. The Summer Specials menu is very tempting, and I quickly decided on the Lobster Ravioli, as I have a love of

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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…