Family Fun in Nottinghamshire with The Tinneys

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It was a summer of fun for one lucky family as our competition winners, The Tinneys enjoyed a host of family activities across some of Nottinghamshire’s greatest venues. From walking with meerkats, to dressing as Victorian paupers – there’s plenty to do for families in Nottinghamshire.

Here is a quick round up of the best venues and events which get the big thumbs up from the Tinneys. Perhaps you could visit some of these venues during Half term?

Best family friendly attraction
We found all the venues to be very family friendly and welcoming, it’s just too hard to choose one above all the others. 

Must-do activities in Nottinghamshire
“Enjoying exclusive backstage access at the Nottingham Playhouse, the animal & bird experiences at Wetlands Animal Park, Retford and a Workhouse Tour with Sarah Godson at The Workhouse, Southwell” [Photos L-R]



Favourite  Nottinghamshire eateries
“Our favourite places to eat included the Lime House Cafe (next to The Harley Gallery), Newfield Dairy Ice Cream Parlour & Cafe for delicious homemade local icecream, and Cafe Couture at Nottingham Contemporary”  [Photos L-R]



Best Sights in Nottinghamshire

“The inside of Southwell Minster, The view from the top at Wollaton Hall (a special tour treat) & the prehistoric surroundings of Creswell Crags”  [Photos L-R]

Best gift shops
The Workhouse, Nottingham Contemporary and The Visitor Centre at Sherwood Forest.

Top fact you discovered?
That Nottinghamshire has some amazing places to visit! ( – we couldn’t agree more)

Posted on 22 October 2012
Featured author: Lynzi E-Marketing Officer

Often found roaming the Notts countryside. Spaniel Lover. Stargazer. Sweet tooth.

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