• c. Ash Bird Posted on 15 March 2017

    Fun and Games at The National Videogame Arcade

    Videogames are a pastime that easily splits opinion. Often hailed in the media as advocating negative behaviour, the focus on the beneficial aspects of gaming as a new way to learn, develop skills and have fun can be very much overlooked.

    Along with its annual festival Game City, The National Videogame Arcade in Hockley is here to change that. As the world’s first centre to celebrate and explore video game culture, since opening in March 2015 The NVA has firmly championed the role of gaming in society, aiming to bring gaming to a wider audience and offer an exciting space to play games, which is fun, educational and

  • FullSizeRender (15) Posted on 05 August 2016

    Ready, Set, Go: Team Sport Indoor Karting

    Team Sport, the biggest go kart track company in Europe, opened their spectacular multi-level 750m track in Nottingham in December 2015.  Since then, thrill seekers from the across the city and beyond having been suiting up at their Netherfield base to try out life in the fast lane – some of the Experience Nottinghamshire team included. Here’s how Elisia, Lydia and Jessie got on when they went for a spin.
    Elisia
    I couldn’t contain my excitement when we organised a trip to Team Sport Indoor Karting. As soon as I was suited up I was ready to release my inner Lewis Hamilton and could feel my competitive nature kicking in. We all

  • Karting 3 Posted on 25 November 2015

    Find your competitive side at Langar Karting and Quad Centre

    Myself and my colleague Alistair recently spent an afternoon at Langar Karting and Quad Centre to see what visitors can do, and test our own skills in a series of activities. Here’s what we both thought of it:

    Tom

    I was really excited to be visiting Langar Karting and Quad Centre to have a go at a few of the activities they offer. Go-karting and archery are two I’ve tried before, with differing success, while quad biking and power turns were completely new to me!

    I must confess I love any excuse to go go-karting – it’s great fun for a group of friends to do together. Upon arrival we were given

  • Citrus and Raspberry Coolers at Las Iguanas Posted on 14 October 2015

    Sunshine for lunch?

    Looking for somewhere warm and welcoming for lunch on a grey autumnal day?  We can highly recommend meeting your friends at the Left Lion, turn away from them and keep walking up Beastmarket Hill towards the oasis that is Las Iguanas Nottingham.   We joined Matt the Manager and his team to review the new lunch menu and sample some of the South American specials they’re known and loved for.

    Even though the restaurant was really busy, we were quickly welcomed and seated in a spacious private booth looking out across the restaurant.  We were attentively asked if we had any dietary requirements and talked through the drinks menu, with a large

  • IMAG0462_BURST002_COVER Posted on 15 April 2015

    Fun and Games at the National Videogame Arcade

    I’m the first to admit that my knowledge of gaming is limited to playing the BBC game Chuckie Egg and good old Pacman in the ‘80s as a child and more recently playing games on the Playstation (very badly) with my two boys. So I was a little worried that our recent visit to the brand new National Videogame Arcade might not be my cup of tea. However no sooner had we entered the building than my seven-year-old son had spotted a Teenage Mutant Ninja arcade game and I found myself fighting on behalf of Donatello and

  • IMG_7099-30 Posted on 09 December 2014

    Introducing Yoga I Am . . .

    I’ve recently been to meet the newest member of Experience Nottinghamshire, Shakti Shira Bassi, at her new wellness retreat centre called Yoga I Am in Nottingham’s Creative Quarter.

    Warmth surrounds you the minute you walk through a somewhat hidden door at Yoga I Am, a lovely surprise in a fairly commercial area of the city. The studio is the first room of the cottage where our yoga session is to take place, however the cottage is also home to three bedrooms where Shira and team run wellness retreat breaks. Guests will definitely feel comfortable at this ‘home from home’ sanctuary in the city.

    Mews Cottage in Nottingham.

    Although they offer many

  • anna Posted on 31 October 2014

    Turning up the heat at Carluccio’s cookery evening

    Cookery is a real passion of mine, and while I don’t profess to be any kind of masterchef, I do like to experiment and try out new things on my ever-willing family!  And as a particular favourite of mine is Italian food, I was the first to put my name down when Carluccio’s in West Bridgford let us know about their cookery school evenings.

    Normally when I announce I’m turning my hand to a brand new recipe, I’m met with a certain amount of trepidation and cold sweats from my other half, but as he rightly pointed out, Carluccio’s would be holding my hand every step of the way – so

  • SimSpot Posted on 02 October 2014

    Take to the skies: Your chance to WIN a flight experience with SimSpot

    SimSpot’s 737 Simulator is a fixed based training device based on the 737-800NG. It is located in the centre of Nottingham at The Cornerhouse, just a few miles from Nottingham East Midlands Airport.

    The simulator is a complete replica of the inside of the Boeing 737 cockpit and every dial, button, switch and instrument is fully functional, just like in a real aircraft. The Simulator is controlled from their instructor station where variations can be made to factors such as the weather, position, time of day, fuel loads, re-positioning, recording approaches, and simulating faults such as engine failures at all speeds, avionic and hydraulic failures.

    This competition has now closed.

  • School holidays fun time Posted on 17 September 2014

    Be a farmer for the day at White Post Farm

    Notts residents Ralph, Jackie and four-year-old Leo Thursfield paid a visit to White Post Farm. Find out what they thought in this guest blog written by Ralph . . . 

    Having received a personal recommendation and with a discerning, demanding four-year-old in our care, we set of for a day at White Post Farm.

    Situated north of the city of Nottingham, just off the A614 at Farnsfield, the journey was easy. There is ample free parking and the sign posting is really good, I wondered why we had never visited here before.

    Go-karting at White Post Farm.

    This truly was a great day out. From an enthusiastic welcome to the kind attitude of

  • Stunning Eden Hall Posted on 16 May 2014

    Spring time escape to the beautiful Eden Hall Day Spa

    Any fellow beauty fanatic will agree, a luxurious escape to a spa can turn any day, come rain or shine, from drab to fab and let’s just say my day got drastically more fabulous after a visit to Nottinghamshire’s very own slice of heaven – Eden Hall Day Spa. The spa is located in Elston Village, near historic Newark, on the A46 Newark-to-Leicester, seven miles from the A1 and 25 miles from the M1. Whether you are looking for the escapism of a day spa retreat whilst in Nottinghamshire, a special gift, hen do, or some alternative therapy restoration, look no further, Eden Hall has you covered.

    After passing by

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