• Tour of Britain cycling group Posted on 13 July 2012

    Things to do this weekend, 13-15 July 2012

    After the downpours of the last couple of weeks, the weather seems to be picking up again and the forecast for this weekend is much milder. There are plenty of things to do in Nottinghamshire this weekend and we’ll start with today, Friday 13 and some strange goings on…

    If you’re into the paranormal, you’ll find a ghost hunt in Sherwood Forest and at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem. Two quite spooky locations, Ye Olde Trip displays a cursed galleon whilst the gnarled, decaying oaks in Sherwood Forest create a haunting atmosphere. 

    The 2012 Mela Fest is a celebration of the Asian community in Nottinghamshire and this weekend it will

  • DH Lawrence Heritage Centre Posted on 11 July 2012

    Nottinghamshire STARS best visitor attraction – DH Lawrence Heritage

    Sally Nightingale from DH Lawrence Heritage gives an insight into what it’s like behind the scenes:

    We were absolutely delighted to have been awarded the title of ‘Best Visitor Attraction’ at the Nottinghamshire STARS awards recently. It is recognition of the dedication, passion and knowledge of our staff and the hard work that takes place front of house and behind the scenes.

    D.H. Lawrence Heritage is a twin visitor attraction, run by Broxtowe Borough Council, based in the Nottinghamshire writer D.H. Lawrence’s hometown of Eastwood. The attraction brings together the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum and the D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre along with a Bistro, art gallery, a self guided walk called The Blue

  • _MG_2961 Posted on 09 July 2012

    Ask Farmer Anthony at White Post Farm

    We recently asked our Facebook and Twitter following for some great questions for Farmer Anthony at White Post Farm.

    Here, read all about his role including how he counts the ducks, to how the farm keeps the animals cool during those hot summer days…

    The winning question (as chosen by Farmer Anthony) came from Amelia age five who wins a complimentary family ticket to the farm!

    Harrison, aged 5 asks: Why are ducks feet not cold when they get in the
    Ducks have very special feet. They can keep them warm even in really cold water. The warm blood circulates around their feet so they can enjoy swimming, even in winter.

  • notts_food_fest_5 Posted on 06 July 2012

    Things to do this weekend, 6-8 July 2012

    It might be wet outside but you can still bring some sunshine into your life this weekend with a whole range of things to do across Nottinghamshire. Here’s our selection of what’s on and you can visit our website to explore more events in Nottingham.

    If you’re going to get wet, well you might as well enjoy it, try Splash Dance at the National Water Sports Centre. It’s an event targeted at dancing for under 7’s.

    A super free indoor option is New Art Exchange where there is an exhibition about Haitian Vodoo rituals and Mardi Gras Festivals. Highly recommended is the café at the front of the gallery as a

  • IMG_9489 Posted on 29 June 2012

    Things to do this weekend, 29 June to 1 July 2012

    Phew, what another big week it’s been in Notts, with the Olympic torch travelling through the county yesterday and leaving Nottingham Castle this morning. We’ll start with more sporty things to do this weekend, seeing as we’re in an active spirit:

    Head to the National Water Sports Centre to watch the Outlaw Triathlon or maybe have a go at the Speedo Big Swim. The triathlon seems to be really gaining in popularity as a major sporting event and the big swim is a completely unique experience.

    If this year is all about celebrating Great Britain then the British Armed Forces should be celebrated too. Supporting years of service in Iraq, Afghanistan

  • Six weeks of summer with Experience Nottinghamshire Posted on 26 June 2012

    Win… a family ‘staycation’ in Nottinghamshire

    Looking forward to the six-week holidays?

    Six long weeks of keeping your little darlings occupied and happy, a little over 42 days to fill with things to do – and all on a budget tighter than a hug from great Aunt Ethel.
    If only there was a way to make six of those long summer days more exciting and fun. One day a week for six weeks where you were guaranteed a great time….

    Experience Nottinghamshire is searching for a family looking to ‘staycation*’ in Nottinghamshire this summer. We are offering one family the chance of six unique day visits across the county, one a week for the entire summer holidays (based on

  • Night of Festivals Key image OMS Posted on 22 June 2012

    Things to do this weekend, 22-24 June 2012

    The weather may still be a little wet but there are plenty of things to see and do this weekend if we put on a mac and go out and explore. There are some excellent opportunities to try something new as well as novel experiences to discover.

    Sherwood Forest is this month celebrating 10 years as a National Nature Reserve, with a series of guided walks. This weekend, the last of the walks takes you on a Glow Worm Hunt from 9.15pm on Saturday evening. You may well catch the odd bat too if you’re lucky.

    Over 100 potters from the UK and across mainland Europe gather for the Earth and

  • Eloise enjoying a segway tour Posted on 21 June 2012

    Have a go at.. touring the forest by segway

    Sherwood Pines Forest Park is the largest woodland open to the public in the East Midlands. The forest is a fantastic and inspiring place to experience the outdoor, with everything from watching wildlife to cycling, there is something for everyone all year round. Experience Nottinghamshire’s very own Eloise tried out the new segway tours of the forest offered by Go Ape!

    We certainly picked a beautiful afternoon to explore Sherwood Pines on two wheels. This time, however, it was not on a bicycle, but on a Segway!

    The segways used are self-balancing, electric, off-road machines which respond to the user putting pressure onto two footpads to move forwards and backwards. All you

  • Jane Posted on 18 June 2012

    Nottinghamshire – a dog walker’s guide

    A new guide is published this week written by Jane Broomhead from Retford Tourist Information Centre.

    Retford Tourist Information Centre’s Jane Broomhead has written a new book featuring 20 dog friendly walks in the beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside.

    Jane, a familiar face with visitors to Retford Tourist Information Centre, has long promoted Nottinghamshire as a wonderful county for walking and she has thoroughly researched the walks, three of which are in the Bassetlaw area, and included details of distance and terrain, dog-friendly refreshment stops and the nearest veterinary practices.

    ‘I have featured walks I have particularly enjoyed with my two black Labradors Macie and Jake’ she says, ‘and I have tried to include routes which

  • patchings_festival Posted on 15 June 2012

    Things to do this weekend, 15-17 June 2012

    In amongst an appalling weather forecast, the Euro 2012 championships and Fathers’ Day on Sunday there are lots of things to experience in Nottinghamshire this weekend:

    There are over 200 exhibitors from around the world at Patchings Art Festival. With David Bellamy appearing today and Ken Howard OBE appearing tomorrow, this top festival takes in painting, jewellery, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and more.

    Head to the Art Marquee at Woodthorpe Park on Saturday 16 June for the start of Sherwood Art Week for demonstrations and drop-in workshops.

    Women in the Workhouse is an exhibition at Southwell Workhouse looking at the lives of women in these institutions from archive records and oral history

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