• 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

  • 5 Posted on 22 October 2015

    2015 Bonfire Night events in Nottinghamshire

    Up and down the country people will gather to commemorate Guy Fawkes’ failed plot to blow up Parliament and here in Nottinghamshire we like nothing more than celebrating Bonfire Night by crunching on a delicious toffee apple as fireworks crackle in the sky above. Across the city and the county, there are plenty of public fireworks and Bonfire Night events for you to choose from, whether you are looking for a large-scale display or a friendly community event.

    Here’s our round-up of some of the displays taking place around the area:

    People of all ages will be able to enjoy fun fair rides, a children’s fireworks display, roaring bonfire and

  • 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

  • 99 Posted on 19 August 2015

    The Conspiracy Season at Nottingham Playhouse

    This blog is not only for my fellow theatre buffs who are on the lookout for a new play to watch, if you’re one of them – you’re welcome, but it’s also for those of you who enjoy a good play once in a while when you’re in the right mood.

    Nottingham Playhouse won’t disappoint you this autumn with a new Conspiracy Season consisting of four strong titles that will make you hold on to your chair.

    Conspiracy Season starts in September with a celebrated production – 1984. This highly anticipated play returns to the stage of Nottingham Playhouse after its success two years ago. In fact, the Playhouse co-produced this play with

  • interior Posted on 24 July 2015

    Curry delight at The Cumin restaurant

     

    Our beautiful city is famous for its very own curry lane – Maid Marian Way is the street where many of Nottingham’s Indian restaurants are located, and where any Indian curry lover would feel at home. You’ll know you’re in the right place after crossing the street from the Old Market Square towards the Nottingham Castle, because of the deliciously tempting smell of Indian spices that hangs in the air.

    We visited The Cumin restaurant last week on a warm summer evening. The weather was perfect for an evening meal out, and we decided to pay a visit to one of our favourite Indian restaurants in Nottingham. We

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Another weekend is on the horizon, and there are plenty of brilliant events happening in Nottinghamshire to enjoy. We’ve got medieval jousting contests, traditional morris dancing, vintage WWII singalongs or tasty macabre banquets to choose from. However you like to spend your weekend, there is probably something happening in Nottinghamshire to tickle your fancy, so make…