• Posted on 27 June 2013

    Outdoor Theatre Season brings drama to Nottinghamshire

    Summer has arrived almost out of nowhere, and typically, the British weather has followed. But rain will not stop play, or plays in this case, as Outdoor Theatre Season takes hold across Nottinghamshire.

    Visit the county throughout the summer and be wowed by inspiring theatrical performances in the great outdoors. With castles, historic houses and country parks all getting involved, as well as more unusual venues including Creswell Crags, visitors will be spoilt for choice.

    Set amidst beautiful gardens, and against stunning backdrops which really set the scene, visitors will feel at the heart of the action, and can enjoy live performance without the restriction of rows of seats.

    From well-loved

  • Posted on 27 June 2013

    Onesie Skating Party at the National Ice Centre

    Who can say they’ve ice skated in their onesie before?

    The National Ice Centre’s Onesie Skating Party takes place this Friday (28 June).

    The party is a chance to do something different and enjoy a cosy skate with friends in your favourite onesie. An NIC photographer will be in attendance to get some pictures of customers in their onesies. Photos will be uploaded to the NIC’s official Facebook page.

    There’s also the chance to win a pair of tickets to see JLS Capital FM Arena Nottingham this December.

    Tickets for the Onesie Skating Party are priced at £6 per person (plus skate hire).  The party starts at 7:30pm and will

  • Skating Posted on 20 June 2013

    WIN! A pair of tickets to a Onesie Party at National Ice Centre!

     

    Following a recent Facebook poll where the National Ice Centre asked YOU what you would like to enjoy on the ice this summer, the centre invite you to a Onesie Party on Friday 28 June 2013.

    Wear your favourite onesie, take to the ice for some fun with your friends, and be sure to look out for the NIC photographer to  capture the moment! Doors open at 7:00pm and the party will come to a close at 10:30pm.

    To be in with a chance to win a pair of tickets, simply fill in the form below. T&Cs apply. This competition closes at 5pm on Sunday 23 June, so you need to get

  • Photo0140 Posted on 11 June 2013

    A walk in Byron country

    In the last bank holiday weekend in May, I was itching to get out for a good long walk. I’d recently posted a set of 6-8 mile walks to our website, and really fancied the route through Newstead Abbey.

    Famed for its association with Lord Byron, Newstead is a very picturesque country park and the walk went out into the nearby villages of Papplewick and Linby. The forecast was good so off we trotted for a planned 3 hour walk.

    Papplewick Church

    Whilst I’ve always thought Papplewick was an attractive village I didn’t fully

  • Creswell Crags gorge spring Posted on 16 May 2013

    Have a go at… being up with the larks at Creswell Crags

    Can you hear the difference between a chiffchaff and a chaffinch? Early risers and morning larks were recently called on by Verdant Wildlife and Creswell Crags to enjoy nature’s finest orchestra; the dawn chorus.

    With alarm clocks set for 5:30am, a group of bright-eyed birders joined nature enthusiast Andrew Whitelee of Verdant Wildlife down in the gorge at Creswell Crags for a dawn chorus walk on Sunday 12 May.

    A place of scientific interest and with conservation work firmly in place, Creswell Crags provides the perfect habitat for both migratory and native songbirds. With thriving woodland and craggy crevices in which to hide, the gorge has been home to many

  • GA_TTJ_MPW_2054 Posted on 01 May 2013

    Top Notts attractions feature in VisitEngland’s to-do list

    VisitEngland has compiled a unique list of 101 must-do activities across England, before going abroad. Locals and tourists alike were invited to submit their favourite experiences via Facebook, which were then put to a panel of expert judges who whittled the choices down to just 101. The complete list of  ‘101 things to do before you go abroad‘ was launched to coincide with St George’s Day on 23 April – and three of the activities can be found right here in Nottinghamshire.

    The chosen Notts experiences include;

    Go Ape in Sherwood Pines
    Have a pint in England’s Oldest Pub, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem
    Taste Colston Basset Dairy cheese

    This got us thinking,

  • Naturescape Posted on 23 April 2013

    Spotlight on… Naturescape

    As the weather warms up and the flowers start blooming, now is the perfect time to plan a visit to Naturescape Wild Flower Farm in Nottinghamshire.

    Located in Langar, just south of Nottingham, the wild flower farm and visitor centre is the only attraction of its kind in the UK.

    English Bluebell

    Since it opened in 1990, the centre has been focused on providing a site open for demonstration, information and personal advice on wild flowers, with wild flower seeds and plants also available for sale to the public.

    According to the team at Naturescape:

    “The objective of our centre is to provide a pleasant relaxing visit, where people can learn the benefits

  • forest live Posted on 18 April 2013

    Spotlight on… the Forest Live concerts at Sherwood Pines by Laura Freer

    What brings a 70s pop icon from the new wave underground of New York all the way to Sherwood Forest? The Forest Live outdoor concerts at Sherwood Pines, that’s what!

    On the  14th and 15th June, Sherwood Pines – the East Midlands’ largest public forest – is opening its gates for thousands of music lovers to come and enjoy live music from Brit nominee Paloma Faith and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members, Blondie.

    But most people will know Sherwood Pines as a great place to come for a thrash about on a mountain bike, a run around with the dog, a place for the kids to let off steam

  • The Workhouse Southwell Posted on 17 April 2013

    Things to do this weekend 19-21 April

    With the Easter holidays all but a memory, and back to school and work routines in full swing, look  forward to the weekend with a look at of some of the best things to do this weekend in Notts. 

    Newark Showground will be host to two not-to-be-missed annual shows this weekend. Starting on Friday 29 April and running until Sunday, the Newark & Notts Garden Show has a host of garden-themed demonstrations, stalls and exhibits to entice gardeners from novice to expert.

    On Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 April, the All About Dogs show will be treating dogs and their owners to dog showing classes, agility and pet accessories to get

  • Virtual Tour Posted on 12 April 2013

    New technology makes Nottingham’s past accessible for all

    A new interactive feature is now available at the Galleries of Justice Museum to allow physically disabled visitors to explore the museum’s undergrounds and discover its rich history.

    Nottingham’s former law court and county gaol, the Galleries of Justice offers a popular Crime and Punishment Tour exploring the history of the building. Until now, many physically disabled visitors have been unable to access the entire tour. The design and age of the building meant that a lift could not be incorporated for the lower levels, preventing full access.

    Funded by NHS Aim Higher, Deborah Tuck and Roma Patel, researchers at Nottingham Trent University, have created an alternative tour to provide

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