• 10RKNKIeuntvGNsauGIzn1n6R3i954fds0iixGB28-c Posted on 16 July 2013

    Spotlight on… Reg Taylor’s Garden Centre, Southwell

    Located in Normanton, on the outskirts of Southwell, is a garden centre with a difference. Reg Taylor’s Garden Centre is truly a destination of its own, and for well over 60 years has been renowned as an incredible place to find beautiful things for your garden, no matter what the time of year. Not only this, onsite you can enjoy a visit to the very special Swan Sanctuary, and amazing homemade treats in the popular tea room on site.

    Reg Taylor’s is where family matters – a family business which has a focus on supplying quality to customers and making every visit to the centre special, no matter what the

  • Garden Party Posted on 12 July 2013

    Second Annual Family Garden Party at the Museum

    The Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington will be holding their second annual Garden Party and spectacular musical event on Bank Holiday Monday, 26th August 2013, 1.00 – 6.00. The event offers FREE entry to the museum and is suitable for all ages.

    Why not relax in the beautiful garden at the Framework Knitters Museum and enjoy a day of musical entertainment, tea & cake and textile crafts.  Chill out with the perfect soundtrack to a summer’s afternoon with live music performed by local artists including the return of King Ned Ludd and other singers and performers.  Of course the Garden Party would not be complete without a wide selection of

  • TEST37 Posted on 09 July 2013

    Have a sip of William Clarke ale at the Ashes.

    The biggest rivalry in cricket starts tomorrow and fans from all over the world will descend upon Trent Bridge. Visitors to the game this year will be able to sample a new beer commemorating the unique heritage of Nottinghamshire cricket.

    William Clarke AleTo celebrate the 175th anniversary of cricket at the Trent Bridge cricket ground, Tom Flynn, manager at The Bell Inn, has prepared a special beer for spectators. So if you’re at the game enjoying the match, look out for William Clarke Anniversary Ale.

    The idea for the new

  • 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

  • Posted on 04 July 2013

    Our new Nottinghamshire souvenir Pinterest board!

    In Notts we love little mementos of our time here so whether you’re a life-long Notts resident, a tourist roaming through Sherwood Forest or someone who’s moved away and wants a little something to remind them of home then why not check out the Tourism Centre’s new souvenir Pinterest board.

    Ey Up Mi Duck!

    We have everything from ‘Ey Up Mi Duck’ mugs and bags to local artwork by artists from around Nottinghamshire, all of which are available from the Nottingham Tourism Centre, Smithy Row. We also have a wide range of local produce from places such as Tuxford Windmill and Pitchfork’s Pickles and also sell beautiful examples of

  • Nottingham Riviera 2012 Beach Posted on 01 July 2013

    What’s hot in Notts: July

    What’s Hot in Notts: July
    July brings with it the promise of lazy summer holidays, family-fun time and plentiful ice cream. If you’re dreaming of a faraway paradise, stop and take a  look a little closer to home. You’ll be spoilt for choice in Nottinghamshire this July, from inspiring outdoor theatre, to sporting celebrations and even a pop-up beach!
    Read on to find inviting events and reasons to spend your summer with us. You’ll soon realise that one day in Notts is never enough.

    Amazing Art
    Be amazed by water-themed art as part of a brand new exhibition ‘Aquatopia‘ at Nottingham Contemporary which sets out to explore “the imaginary of the ocean

  • patrick-long-poster-copy Posted on 28 June 2013

    My Favourite Spots in Nottinghamshire by Patrick Monahan

    We are sharing Patrick Monahan’s favourite places in Nottinghamshire. Patrick is returning to Nottingham for an Edinburgh Festival preview in 2013

    If you would like to share your ‘favourites’ with us, email us at social@experiencenottinghamshire.com or use the comment section below. You may feature on our blog and our various social media platforms.


    Patrick is one of the UK’s top comedians. After winning ITV1’s Show Me The Funny in 2011 he has gone on to win the 2012 Loaded LAFTA’s Best Newcomer for stand-up and the 2011 Edinburgh’s Forth Radio Best Stand-Up People’s Choice Award! He has also appeared on ITV1’s Comedy Annual

  • 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

  • The Harley Gallery Posted on 25 June 2013

    My favourite spots in Nottinghamshire by Robyn Pond

    This week we are sharing Robyn Pond’s favourite places in Nottinghamshire. If you would like to share your ‘favourites’ with us, email us at social@experiencenottinghamshire.com or use the comment section below. You may feature on our blog and our various social media platforms.

    Robyn Pond is a local artist and wildlife enthusiast who has lived the majority of her life in Nottinghamshire. Robyn’s paintings are largely based on local Notts nature and beauty spots, and are available to purchase via  Verdant Wildlife.


    Clumber Park
    Credit: Brian Button

    Clumber Park
    I’ve spent many childhood days at Clumber Park, it’s got so much to it that it stayed one of my ‘go to’ places for

  • 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

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