My Favourite Spots in Nottinghamshire by Becky Morris Knight

Boating Lake at Highfields Park

This week we are sharing Becky Morris Knight’s favourite places in Nottinghamshire. Becky emailed us her picks. If you would like to share you ‘favourites’ with us, email us at social@experiencenottinghamshire.com or use the comment section below. You may feature on our blog and our various social media platforms.

 

“Favourite places/things to do in Nottingham on a day to day basis are eating out at one of the lovely restaurants we have, visiting Broadway Cinema, Nottingham Contemporary, One Thoresby Street or one of the city’s other cultural venues, seeing live music and pottering around the shops.

Here are some more specific activities for a great weekend:


1 – The Lakeside at the University of Nottingham – This is a great place to visit in the summer as you can have a wander round the gallery, get an ice cream, stroll through the beautiful grounds and then hire a boat to go rowing on the lake. This is pretty much my favourite way to spend a sunny summer afternoon. Also look out for the Lustre craft fair in winter – always great quality work from small scale designer makers.
2 – Visit the West End Arcade – This tiny arcade is a great place to find your favourite tunes on vinyl at The Music Exchange, seek out some vintage treasures in Recreation and finish off with an amazing crepe and Nottingham’s best hot chocolate (in my opinion anyway!) at Aubrey’s Creperie. Truly delicious!
3 – Go to the Nott Dance festival – This yearly festival is curated by Dance 4 and is based around contemporary dance and performance. Some of the best cultural experiences I’ve had (anywhere, not just in Nottingham) have been a part of Nott Dance. It’s always inventive and exciting and depending on the performance you choose can also be challenging, thoughtful, melancholic or laugh out loud funny.”

Becky Morris-Knight lives in Nottingham and runs www.prettydandy.co.uk where you can find vintage, handmade and new design homewares.

 

Posted on 06 March 2012
Featured author: melissa.gueneau

Comments (0)

Post a comment

Our monthly pick

Matilda, the European Eagle Owl

Birds, herds and beautiful scenery was the focus on my Wildlife Photography Course at Sherwood Hideaway

When I was asked to spend my weekend at Sherwood Hideaway to take part in wildlife activities available there, of course I was only too happy to oblige. It sounded like a wonderful experience and I could think of much worse ways to spend my weekend. Wildlife walks take place each Sunday at Sherwood Hideaway…

Your favourite places

Featured authors

  • Sarah Louise

    A very lucky marketeer in her dream job. Passionate about all things Nottinghamshire and firmly believes if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen!

  • Kinga

    Addicted to music and learning languages. Loves reading, gardening, travelling and everything new media related.

  • Alistair

    Originally from Preston – but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

  • Natalie

    Proud to represent the county I grew up in. Travel loving devoted mum of two who carries a torch for the city’s unsung hero, Captain Albert Ball VC.

  • Sophie

    Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

Have a go...

madame parboiled nottingham

Madame Parboiled’s Historical Pub Tour

Nottingham is a city steeped in history and its pubs are a living proof of that, they’re a tangible representation of England’s past, and celebration of life before us. To learn how to grow our appreciation for Nottingham’s historic pubs we ventured into a world of Madame Parboiled – the executioner’s wife who knows Nottingham and…