• namexmassong03-01 Posted on 12 December 2016

    Win a short break in D H Lawrence County

    Retrace the footsteps of one of the UK’s most celebrated writers on a overnight stay to the hometown of D H Lawrence. Visit the former coal-mining mining community where the famous novelist grew up and the beautiful rolling countryside that inspired much of his work. After spending your day exploring, relax in luxury with a night in a 4-star Georgian country house, set within 26 acres of spectacular grounds. 
    This competition is now closed and the winner is Darren Sharp.

     
    The prize includes an overnight stay with dinner and breakfast at the stunning Eastwood Hall, as as well as a chance to glimpse the early life of the Lawrence with two tickets

  • wolly Posted on 09 December 2016

    ‘Definitely Not Respectable’ at The Malt Cross

    EN’s Linda joined the Woolly Tellers for old time story telling at the Malt Cross. Here’s what she thought. 

    Step back in time to a land before television, earlier than radio and definitely a world without wi-fi, websites and social media.

    Find it hard to imagine?  ‘Definitely not Respectable’ promised a unique evening of entertainment at The Malt Cross – Nottingham’s Victorian music hall – with The Woolly Tellers and the Malt Cross’s own Dr Rebekah Wood: with no 21st century amusements in sight!

     

    It was a night that certainly lived up to its promise, and one, which succeeded in transporting us to

  • namexmassong03-01 Posted on 05 December 2016

    Win an overnight shopping trip to Nottingham!

    Beat the post-Christmas blues and start the new year with some retail therapy! Hit the January sales hard with an overnight stay in Nottingham.

    One lucky winner will spend a night in executive room at the at the Best Western Westminster Hotel, including breakfast for two. You’ll also get £50 to spend in intu Victoria Centre to get your bargain hunting started and a £50 voucher for the Coast to Coast American Diner. Once you’ve shopped til you’ve dropped, you can relax over a meal for two and bottle of prosecco at the Malt Cross music hall. 

    This competition is now closed and the winner is David Pithie.

    All you have to do

  • competition-page-banner-01-01 Posted on 28 November 2016

    Daily Festive Nottinghamshire Giveaways – Share to WIN!

    This competition is now closed – a list of winners can be found below.

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year once again and Robin Hood has got a bag of swag to give-away every day in the run up to Christmas. From festive family days out to go-karting experiences to festival tickets, there’s plenty you’ll want to unwrap here in Nottinghamshire!

    All you have to do is keep an eye out for our daily announcements on Twitter and Facebook, then re-tweet or share our posts to be entered into

  • namexmassong03-01 Posted on 28 November 2016

    Win a family winter break at Sherwood Hideaway

    Get away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and escape to the heart of Sherwood Forest this January. Enjoy up to four nights in one of Sherwood Hideaway‘s luxury two bedroom, self-catering lodges and explore the magnificent woodland of Robin Hood county.
    This competition is now closed and the winner is Christine Gillespie.

    Spend your evenings cosied up around the aga woodburning stove and relax in the cedar lodge’s beautiful interior, including a state of the art kitchen and bathroom,  flat screen TV, Molton Brown toiletries and even an outside decking and hot tub area.
     
    The lucky winner will receive a stay for 4 people for either 3 nights Friday – Monday or

  • marcos_kegworth_bar_area1 Posted on 23 November 2016

    The Italian Job was the icing on the cake at Marco’s Italian

    It was Friday night, but not just any Friday night, it was the inaugural Funky Friday at Marco’s Italian, Kegworth. Unsure what to expect and a touch nervous of the word funky I invited my 19 year old daughter to join me.

    We drove to the restaurant, which is located in the Best Western Premier Yew Lodge Hotel in Kegworth. Kegworth is a pretty village just a few minutes’ drive from East Midlands Airport, yet seemingly situated a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of a busy

  • capture Posted on 22 November 2016

    Family fun at Gulliver’s Kingdom

    Experience Nottinghamshire’s Elisia takes the kids to the Spooky Spectacular at Gulliver’s Kingdom

    As I drove along the windy country roads on the way in to Matlock Bath the views were breathtaking. The quaint villages looked picturesque; the rich autumnal leaves dotted the countryside with their rustic colours and even the children happily gazed out of the window admiring the variety of animals we spotted on the way. I was pleasantly surprised that the journey from Nottingham took just under an hour which meant no need to stop at any expensive service stations on the way and it was a bearable journey time for the children.

    On arrival at Gulliver’s Kingdom it

  • 0049__wfp6933 Posted on 17 November 2016

    Christmas Shopping in Nottinghamshire

    Come back with a sleigh-loads of Christmas goodies after a shopping trip in Notts!

    Nottinghamshire Souvenirs

    No one says it quite like Notts does and you kind find our lingo stamped all over Dukki Design‘s merchandise and in the Nottingham Tourist Information Centre.

    Independent Retailers

    In Nottingham, you’re spoilt for choice for places to find one-of-a-kind gifts. Find beautiful clothing and accessories in the award-winning Stick and Ribbon boutique or head for Derby Road to browse the stylish shops full of bespoke homewares and gifts.

    Markets

    Nottinghamshire’s Christmas markets always come out ranked as some of the best in the country, with stalls of artists crafts at Patchings

  • Wollaton Hall after dark Posted on 10 November 2016

    The Woolly Tellers told no likely stories at The Haunted Cellar

    So, where is this haunted cellar? 

    Wollaton Hall & Deer Park is without a doubt my favourite place to visit in Nottingham. It’s where some of my fondest childhood memories have been made and where I still love to frequent with my family throughout the year.  I’ve often walked through the beautiful rooms inside the Elizabethan Hall, home to Nottingham’s Natural History Museum, and wondered what it must be like after dark. Despite visiting a vast amount of times,  I had only ever been during daylight and when I’d

  • veeno-nottingham-banner Posted on 09 November 2016

    Drinks and nibbles at Veeno

    Veeno Italian Wine Café is in the heart of Nottingham’s busy city centre. Set inside a listed building it’s a cosy and relaxing getaway. The award winning range of wines and authentic Italian spuntini (nibbles of cured meats & cheeses) make it a perfect place to meet with friends and family.

    Last month we decided to visit Veeno and have a few of their famous drinks. Read on to learn what we thought about our recent visit.

    Jessie – I can’t think of many occasions where a visit to Veeno could go amiss. Perched on the corner of Weekday Cross, just off Bridlesmith Gate, it’s the perfect pit-stop after some late night shopping

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