• Bramley Apple - websize Posted on 23 October 2013

    Things to do this weekend, 25th – 27th October

    Don’t let this week’s wet weather dampen your spirits and enthusiasm to get out there and enjoy all the events happening around Nottinghamshire! We have a wide variety of choice for you in this week’s Things to do blog so sit back, relax and take in some of the delights Nottinghamshire has to offer you between the 25th & 27th October 2013!

    The Bramley Apple Festival at Southwell

    Cor, blimey! We’re all looking forward to this year’s Southwell Bramley Apple Festival. The first Bramley Apple was grown in Southwell and on Saturday the historic market town will come alive with a host of events based on the world-famous apple. Visitors

  • Robin Hood Game and Country Show 1 Posted on 17 October 2013

    Things to do this weekend, 18th – 20th October

    It’s that time of the week again. Forget DIY and get out and about and enjoy the many delights Nottinghamshire has to offer! Let’s run through some of the top events this coming weekend as October delivers yet another feast of entertainment, interest and intrigue!

    The Robin Hood Game & Country Show at Newark Showground

    An annual event, The Robin Hood Game and Country Show is a big crowd-puller in the county with its vast array of entertainment and attractions. There are many country and leisure pursuits to be taken advantage of such as jousting displays and owl flights. Celebrate all things Robin Hood related and who knows, you might even

  • Newark Castle 7 - High Res Posted on 14 October 2013

    Delving into the History of Newark Castle

    The historic and picturesque town of Newark is located just off the A1 on the Eastside of Nottinghamshire and is frequented by tourists and locals alike due to its many heritage attractions and things to do. This friendly, welcoming town has ample hotels and bed and breakfasts for an overnight stay.

    Possibly the most popular of Newark’s attractions is Newark Castle, a now-ruin steeped in history.

    This ancient Castle has had many nicknames over the years, including ‘Guardian of the Trent’, ‘Gateway to the North’ or simply ‘The Old Grey Lady’. The Castle previously stood as a

    Saxon fortified manor but was replaced after 1073 when a motte and bailey earthworks Castle was

  • Major Oak, Sherwood Forest Posted on 20 September 2013

    Spotlight on… Sherwood Forest & Edwinstowe

    With autumn approaching, now is the time to explore Sherwood Forest and the nearby village of Edwinstowe, both rich in Robin Hood history. Read on to discover some fantastic suggestions to make the most of your visit to Robin Hood country!

    Sherwood Forest is a must visit at any time of year, and is as world famous as the home of Robin and his Merry Men. The forest is full of venerable ancient oak trees, over 500 years old, which look particularly splendid as the season starts to change.

    The forest also offers excellent walking, cycling and plenty of places to explore. Be sure to stop by the visitor centre to learn more

  • Copyright Paul Harris Posted on 05 August 2013

    Summer of Wildlife

    With the BBC Nottingham’s Summer of Wildlife launching this week, it’s the perfect time to get involved and visit the best places to see wildlife in Nottinghamshire. Attenborough Nature Reserve, Clumber Park and Sherwood Forest offer ideal habitats to a range of wildlife, and make for the perfect family day out.

    Managed by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, Attenborough Nature Reserve was listed in the top ten eco destinations in the world by BBC Wildlife Magazine. Families have been visiting this site for years to enjoy the views and walks, as well as spotting birds, a range of fish, damselflies, dragonflies, zebra and

  • Credit Itchy City Posted on 02 August 2013

    Itchy City’s search for Robin Hood

    On a recent visit to Nottingham, in search of Robin Hood, Itchy was delighted to instead find Blondie, segways, tapas, hot tubs, art galleries, caves, picnics and much more…

    On the first night of our adventure we stayed at the idyllic Sherwood Hideaway, located on Thoresby Estate in the legendary Sherwood Forest, a drive from Nottingham town centre. Here we found rows of perfect, secluded wooden cabins, filled with wood burning fires, luxury bedrooms and the best showers we’ve ever experienced. Itchy was also lucky enough to stay in one of the Rustic cabins, which meant that we could luxuriate in our own personal hot tub as soon

  • Static County Banner_728x282 Posted on 31 July 2013

    In Notts we love to make a splash!

    Looking to keep cool this summer? In Nottinghamshire, we’re making a splash with a huge range of water-related activities and events, perfect for a short break in the holiday season.

    Dates for your diary

    Whether you’re into contemporary art, adrenalin sports or family fun, we have an event to suit your aquatic style this summer.

    Aquatopia at the Nottingham Contemporary brings together over 150 contemporary and historic artworks exploring the imagining of the ocean, covering everything from sea monsters to giant squid, and shipwrecks to sirens – open now to 22 September.

    Experience the beach in the heart of the city, at the Nottingham Riviera in Old Market Square. Highlights include a giant

  • Kate's winning entry Posted on 29 July 2013

    A winning look at Nottingham’s underground offering!

    Did you see our posters on the London Underground? Kate Holderness did, and she sent us a fabulous picture of herself posing next to the Brian Clough Statue for a competition. 

    Kate’s winning entryIn return for this great snap, we sent her to experience Nottingham’s very own underground. Kate swapped the tube network of London to an underground network of over 400 sandstone caves deep beneath Nottingham City. Here is a quick review of her time in Notts.

    “It’s been over a week since I got back from Nottingham and I’m already planning my next visit! I was treated to a couple of days in Robin Hood’s Land courtesy of Experience

  • barry chuckle with lemur Posted on 11 July 2013

    Chuckle-tastic Grand Opening of Lemur Heights a Great Success

    Star of Chucklevision, Barry Elliott (better known as Barry Chuckle) officially opened Lemur Heights, a state of the art walk-through Lemur exhibit, at Sheffield’s Tropical Butterfly House on Saturday 6th July.

    Crowds of visitors, members of the press and staff at the zoo gathered to see the popular television and stage personality cut the red ribbon at the doors of the enclosure and unveil a commemorative plaque, before exploring the new attraction.

    The exhibit incorporates a spacious, glass-fronted, indoor courtyard, leading to an attractive outdoor area where the lemurs are free to wander amongst guests and leap around the trees. Zoo Curator and Manager, Andrew Reeve, is very proud

  • Skating Posted on 04 July 2013

    WIN! A pair of tickets to a Rock Themed Skating Party at National Ice Centre

    The National Ice Centre will be rockin’ and rollin’ on Friday 26 July in a Rock Night themed Skating Party! We’re giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets to the event by answering a simple question, and filling out a form below. You have until 5pm on 19 July to enter the competition to win. Terms and conditions apply.

    Keep a look out for  the National Ice Centre photographer on the night! He’ll be there to take some snaps of you rocking out, which we’ll upload to our official Facebook page.  Plus, there’s also the chance to win tickets to

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