On the first day of Christmas in Notts we give to you…

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 A Robin in a Bramley Apple tree!

The legend most associated with Nottinghamshire is that of Robin Hood while the Bramley Apple tree was first grown in the beautiful town of Southwell in 19th Century. But there is only one legend on everybody’s mind at this time of year and that’s Santa Claus. So although your Christmas dinner may be accompanied by a Bramley Apple sauce the only tree that sparkles in December is the beloved Christmas tree.

On Day 1 of our 12 Days of Christmas we are giving you the opportunity to win one of FIVE festive days out to see either the great man himself or some of the beautifully decorated trees at our country parks and homes.

Enter by today (4th December) to be in with a chance of winning one of these great festive prizes. The winner will be notified by email. 

We have also teamed up with restaurants, hotels and attractions around the county to add that extra bit of sparkle to your Christmas. Visit our dedicated offers page for details.

Cresswell Crags

Meet Santa at Cresswell Crags.

1. See Santa in his Ice Grotto at Creswell Crags on 7th, 8th, 14th or 15th December.  The jolly man in red be calling in between 11am and 3pm and his elves will be on hand to help his visitors make Christmas crafts too.

Win three tickets to visit on any of these days!

2. Visit the Santa, Elves and Sleigh Bells event at the Tropical Butterfly House which is running on 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th and 21st–24th December.

Win an Explorer Pass for two adults and two children (valid until 31st December)

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3. Have breakfast with Santa at The Big Tops indoor play centre 21st-24th December.  Enjoy craft making and story time before meeting Santa in his grotto. Win a place for your little one on any of these days!

4. See the history and splendour of Newstead Abbey brought to life when its rooms will be decked out for the festive season along with carols from a local children’s choir Christmas at the Abbey on 7th and 8th December.

Newstead Abbey winter scene

Beautiful Newstead Abbey in winter.

Win a family pass for two adults and two children for a visit this weekend!

5. Aurora Christmas Illuminations at Rufford Abbey is a magical experience. The trees and sculptures in the formal grounds are lit. Aurora takes place 6th-8th, 13th-15th and 20th-22nd. If you are lucky you might even see Santa there too!

Win a family pass to see Aurora on 13th–15th December weekend (one vehicle up to eight)

Each prize comes with a Stick Man activity book from our friends at Sherwood Pines where you’ll find well managed home grown Christmas Trees of every shape, size and colour.  Follow the Stick Man family trail where you’ll hunt for clues, draw pictures and enjoy lots of woody activities. Open at Sherwood Pines 7-8th, 14-15th, 21st-22nd December and every day in January.

The entry date for these prizes has now passed.

Posted on 04 December 2013
Featured author: 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.

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