• moon Posted on 14 November 2016

    See the Supermoon in Nottinghamshire

    Tonight all across the UK, we’ll be able to witness the the biggest, brightest full supermoon of the century, as the moon reaches it’s closest point to Earth since 1948.

    To make the most of the phenomenon, astronomers have advised to get out of the city and into areas with wide open spaces and minimal artificial light. Here are some of the county’s best viewpoints.

    Beeston

    Hop on a tram out of the city to Beeston and watch the moon from the skies above peaceful Attenborough Nature Reserve.

    Wollaton Hall

    The last supermoon was captured against the dramatic backdrop of Wollaton Hall in 2015.

    A "Supermoon" could be visible in

  • pp Posted on 22 September 2016

    Nottingham Lace Market Tour with Ezekial Bone – review

    Recently we joined Ezekial Bone on a walking tour of Nottingham’s famous Lace Market and surrounding areas. We were looking forward to growing our knowledge about the history of the textile industry in Nottingham, from the poverty of the Framework Knitters to the glories of the lace empire.

    The Nottingham Lace Walking Tour is an initiative started by the Creative Quarter to educate both visitors and residents, and to encourage them to broaden their knowledge about the industry that put Nottingham on the map of the lace manufacturing industry.

    The Lace Market area is undergoing massive regeneration. Home to a D.I.Y culture of independent shops, boutiques, bars, clubs and restaurants, it’s also becoming a centre for creative and digital industries. The Lace Market

  • pokepoke Posted on 19 August 2016

    Pokémon hunt in Nottinghamshire

    The world is in the midst of Pokémon fever and Nottinghamshire is proving to be a hot spot for Pokémon trainers, with the little creatures being spotted at several locations in both the city and county. And as we’ve got a few avid Pokémon trainers in our office we decided to share our Poké-knowledge and top hunting tips with everyone out there who wants to go catch them all.

    There have been confirmed reports of water Pokémon sightings at the Holme Pierrepont Country Park including Psyducks, Shellders, Staryus and plenty of Magikarps with high CP to evolve into your very own Gyarados, roaming around the stunning grounds of the Country Park. While

  • central helicopters Posted on 22 July 2016

    Up, up, and away with Central Helicopters

    My other half is a tad obsessed with cars, motorbikes, tanks; basically a fan of anything with an engine that either goes like the clappers or is a military vehicle. So, when I was looking around for an experience gift that he hadn’t tried, but wouldn’t break the bank, I was amazed to find a helicopter flying experience with Central Helicopters at a great affordable price.

    He’s always wanted to have a helicopter lesson having been a passenger many times over the years in various military varieties but never thought he would get the chance to fly one, until now. Cue me scoring major wife points

  • nottinghamshire-wildflower-fields_19421315681_o Posted on 22 July 2016

    Breathe in Nottinghamshire this National Countryside Week

    It’s the official Prince’s Countryside Fund #NationalCountrysideWeek from July 18th to Sunday 24th and people across the country are celebrating the beautiful British landscape. We’re joining in the love by sharing some of the best of rural Nottinghamshire in pictures.

    From manicured country estates to wildflower meadows and the mighty Sherwood Forest, our county is the perfect picture postcard, so grab your camera, pack a picnic, bring your dog and come and breathe in Nottinghamshire!

    Kelham Hall and Country Park

    Attenborough Nature Reserve 

    By Alan Metheringham

    Lime Tree Avenue at Clumber Park

    Thoresby Hall

    By Terry Smith

    Hodsock Priory

    Welbeck Estate

    Rufford Abbey

    Rushcliffe Country Park

    Holme

  • i Posted on 22 June 2016

    Q&A with Ben Orton – new GM at Forest Holidays

    We talk to Ben Orton – new General Manager at Forest Holidays in Sherwood Forest. See the venue through his eyes, learn about his favourite things about the job, and much more.

    You’re quite new to the role – what are your first impressions of Forest Holidays?

    The company is really progressive and great to work for. We have amazing plans for expansion, but are still very much focused in the here and now and supporting each location in it’s constant development. Our team, not just here at Sherwood Forest but across the UK, are so passionate about what we do, which has made my first few months in

  • run Posted on 07 June 2016

    5 fabulous things to do with kids at Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre

    Those of us who live in Nottinghamshire, are lucky enough to be able to brag about our county’s legendary association with the world famous Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest. No matter who you speak to, whether they’re from America, Australia or anywhere in between, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who’d never heard of Sherwood Forest. However, just when did you last pay our great forest a visit? Perhaps things have changed a bit since your last trip. Of course, the big old Major Oak will always stand proud at the centre of everything which is Sherwood Forest, but what else is there, especially for those visiting with

  • a DSC_5652 Posted on 03 June 2016

    Countdown is on for Cycle Live

    With just over three weeks to go until the annual cycling festival Cycle Live returns to Nottingham for another year, we spoke to Event Director Nik Emmonds about the event.

    What makes Cycle Live such a special/unique event?

    The fact that there is genuinely something for everyone, no matter your ability or preference for certain types of cycling. We get to see people of all ages, ranging from a few months old to over 90 years old taking part every year and having a great time and as an organiser of an event, that’s the part you get the most satisfaction from.

    Why did you introduce new routes to the Great Notts Bike Ride this

  • 11872086_951080781615903_5808503172268770318_o Posted on 29 April 2016

    Alternative Green Spaces in Nottinghamshire

    With sixteen different gardens in Lord Byron’s ancestral home, a well-manicured Arboretum in the city centre and the thousand acres of rolling countryside that make up Thoresby Park,  we certainly aren’t short of beautiful gardens and landscapes here in Nottinghamshire.

    To get into the spirit of Visit England’s celebration of the English Garden, we’ve been digging a little deeper and unearthing the green spaces hidden in Nottinghamshire locations where you might least expect to find them…

    St Ann’s Allotments

    St Ann’s Allotment’s is the oldest and largest area of detached Victorian gardens in the world and has been awarded Grade II listed status by English Heritage. Located in

  • Langar Hall Garden Room B Posted on 25 April 2016

    Dining With A View in Nottinghamshire

    In celebration of what would have been the 300th birthday of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown,  2016 has been named as the Year of the English Garden.

    The famous landscape architect changed the face of 18th century England with his picturesque designs and is still widely remembered as England’s greatest gardener.

    We can’t think of a better way to channel our green-fingered heritage than by enjoying some alfresco food, so here are a few of our favourite spots.

     Jamie’s Italian, Nottingham

    The decor in Jamie’s is so beautiful that anyone who has only ever eaten inside the old townhouse building would be forgiven for bypassing it’s outdoor seating area. Nevertheless, the outside is more

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