Christmas Opening Times 2012
Spend the Christmas holidays with a visit to one of Nottinghamshire’s many attractions. Walk off the Christmas dinner with a bracing woodland stroll or take the children for a family day out somewhere special. If you prefer to stay away from the January sales, there are havens to escape the hustle and bustle in the city and towns.
For those of you looking to meet up with friends and relatives, there are some useful places to catch up too.
Christmas Opening for Attractions
Newstead Abbey Gardens will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. For all other days, the gardens will be open from 9am until 4pm with the cafe open 10am to 4pm.
Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve and Rufford Abbey are open every day except Christmas Day and so too is Sherwood Pines. The grounds of Clumber Park and Wollaton Hall (9am to 4pm) are open throughout Christmas, including Christmas Day. These attractions are perfect for a relaxing walk on Boxing Day or New Year’s Day to break up the festivities.
Open every day except Christmas Day is the White Post Farm Centre. This is a lovely place for the little ones and is open from 10am. You’ll even find Santa there on Christmas Eve, just before he sets off on his sleigh.
Nottingham Castle will be closed from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The Galleries of Justice Museum and City of Caves will also be closed from Christmas Eve until Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Nottingham Contemporary is a free attraction in the city that is closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Together with the three attractions above it provides excellent indoor options in the city if the weather is bad.
For more information, scroll through the full attractions listing on our website with various opening times and links to the providers sites direct.
Restaurant and Cafe Opening Times
Iberico World Tapas will be open from 12 noon to 5pm on Christmas Eve and then re-open on Thursday 27 December.
Cantebury’s Deli in West Bridgford will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day and will be open from around 9am until 3.30pm on other days. The Keyworth Deli has similar opening times but will be closed on Sunday 30 December as well.
You can find out more about restaurants, cafes and bars via the Food and Drink pages on our website.
Last Minute Gifts and Shopping
High and Mighty will be open until 3pm on Christmas Eve and then re-open on Thursday 27 December. They will be closed on New Year’s Day.