MARKETING CAMPAIGN RAISES NOTTINGHAMSHIRE’S PROFILE WITH ITS BIGGEST EVER COMPETITION
MEDIA RELEASE: 29 April 2014
One Day In Notts Is Ever Enough – especially not this summer! If you want to be in the running to win one of four exclusive Nottinghamshire prizes, be sure to enter Experience Nottinghamshire’s competition.
Enter online at www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/win-one-of-four-great-prizes. Closing date for entries is Sunday 1 June 2014.
Sarah Thursfield, Marketing Manager, Experience Nottinghamshire, said: “This is one of the biggest competitions we have ever run and we have managed to secure some fabulous prizes this year. The prizes are in-line with our ‘In Notts we love’ marketing campaign, with an investment of over £700,000 and part of ‘Growing Tourism Locally’ – VisitEngland’s three-year investment project, funded in part by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF). This year the campaign focuses on dance events, ale tourism, cycling events and routes, and caves – as Nottingham is built on over 400 man-made underground caves alongside the natural cave attraction at Creswell Crags.
“2014 is the year for dance in Nottingham with our biggest ever programme of world class dance events – including the U.Dance Festival, featuring over 400 young performers, Big Dance, the UK’s largest festival of dance participation and performance and South Asian dancing in the Old Market Square, to connect with the world famous England vs India International Test Match at Trent Bridge.
“Cycling is also big business in Nottingham this year – with the cream of British elite cyclists competing in the Milk Race, and Cycle Live, a weekend incorporating three great cycling events – including the Nottingham Grand Prix for beginners and pros alike, as well as the Nottingham City Ride and the Great Notts Bike Ride. In addition, hundreds of organised bike rides/trials will be taking place around the county for cyclists to enjoy. Our bicycle heritage includes the world famous Raleigh brand which was founded here in 1887.
“Nottingham has a rich brewing heritage and is the ideal place to go for a traditional pint of real ale. It is home to England’s oldest inn, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, along with a barrel full of local breweries including Castle Rock, Navigation, Lincoln Green and Pheasantry. Over 25% of the beers on sale at the annual Robin Hood Beer Festival at Nottingham Castle are brewed within 20 miles.”
Prizes up for grabs are…
1. A Robin Hood themed family adventure break
Enjoy a summer holiday break for four with Forest Holidays in a luxurious cabin amongst some truly ancient areas of native woodland in Sherwood Forest. You’ll stay for three nights from Friday 8 August in a two bedroom Silver Birch cabin where you will have over 3,300 acres of forest to explore from your doorstep.
Your break will include a family day pass to the 30th Robin Hood Festival, including parking on the Saturday. You and your family will be treated to a private Robin Hood Town Tour on the Sunday morning where you’ll meet the legend himself and have lunch at the Red Hot World Buffet.
2. His and hers Raleigh mountain bikes
Cycling in Nottinghamshire is a ‘wheely’ great experience with numerous routes which take in some truly magnificent views. This year, there are many great cycling events with major crowd pullers such as The Milk Race in May and Cycle Live in June.
Nottingham is home to Britain’s most iconic cycle brand and we have teamed up with our friends at Raleigh to offer a pair of bikes. The 2014 TALUS 1.0 is possibly Raleigh’s best entry level MTB to date. Featuring a lightweight aluminium frame matched to a Shimano 18-speed gear set, it is ready to handle the daily commute or the weekend off road ride.
3. VIP Dance weekend in Nottingham
Foxtrot into Nottingham for a weekend of dance with a two night stay for two in the city on 27 & 28 June. You’ll stay in the beautiful Harts Hotel, with breakfast included, and your weekend of dance celebrations will begin with tickets to the VIP opening ceremony of U.Dance at the Nottingham Playhouse.
The following day, after a three course meal with wine at Sinatras, you’ll be treated to the Birmingham Royal Ballet performance of La Fille mal gardee at the Theatre Royal. To complete your stay we’re giving you an ice skating session for two at the National Ice Centre to really bring out the Torvill & Dean in you!
4. Robin Hood Beer Festival weekend in Nottingham
No other beer festival in the world gives you the opportunity to sample as many draught cask conditioned beers, ciders and perries than at the Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival. Enjoy a brew or two with a two night stay for two at the Park Plaza Hotel and tickets to the Festival on Saturday 11 October.
But don’t overindulge because the next day you will be taking a tour of the Navigation Brewery followed by a hearty meal at the brewery’s pub, Trent Navigation. Top tip – the Navigation Bangers are a must, made with pork and Navigation Stout!
Visit www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/win-one-of-four-great-prizes before Sunday 1 June 2014 to be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes on offer. Click here to download a copy of our terms and conditions.