• 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

  • dav Posted on 25 October 2016

    Lunch at the Crafty Crow

    On a typical Sunday, the cobbled street that runs alongside the steep rise up to Nottingham Castle is always bustling with visitors posing for snaps with the Robin Hood Statue, or heading into the castle to admire the gardens, delve into the caves, or browse the art exhibitions contained inside.

    There’s a lot to do in this part of town, so it’s useful that there are plenty of spots to stop for a relaxing drink or a bite to eat. On this particular Sunday – which was particularly bustling as it was also a Heritage Open Day – we went along to sample the menu at the Crafty Crow.

    The first impressions are

  • lustre Posted on 17 October 2016

    Win one of two sets of two free entry tickets to Lustre 2016

    One of the best Christmas shopping opportunities of the year – Lustre returns with a special weekend at Nottingham Lakeside Arts from 12th – 13th November where you will find over 65 of the finest contemporary craft makers selling everything from jewellery, bags and hats to ceramics, glass and tableware.

    Each maker has been chosen for the quality and uniqueness of their craft and will be on hand all weekend to talk to you about the ideas and techniques behind their work.

    With something to suit every taste and budget and with Christmas just around the corner, this is the perfect opportunity to find a really special gift.

    To celebrate

  • fw Posted on 14 October 2016

    2016 Bonfire Night events in Nottinghamshire

    The 5th of November is always a special day in Nottinghamshire, as people from across the county come together to celebrate bonfire night, and the legend of Guy Fawkes.

    2016 is no exception, and there are plenty of sparkling events lined up for you to enjoy. So here’s our round-up of some of the best from across the county.

    Let us know if we’ve missed any, and we’ll keep this blog updated as the big day approaches.

    Center Parcs Sherwood Forest – 2nd/6th November

    Our Guy Fawkes Fireworks are at 6pm Wednesday 2 November and Sunday 6 November. Join us from 4.30pm for food and entertainment. pic.twitter.com/fha88KUl9N

    — Sherwood Forest (@CP_UK_Sherwood) October 19,

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