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Our 2018 Christmas highlights – part one

It's the most wonderful time of the year... And you're sure to find something of interest in Nottinghamshire over the festive season, whether for a family, travelling solo, if you're a…

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Winter Walks in Nottinghamshire

Our county is stunning at this time of year with parks, canals, the iconic Sherwood Forest and much more. There's several places for relaxing winter walks with family and friends this season.…

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Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 24th – 26th November

Now the lights are on and Winter Wonderland has come to town, we are getting full on festive this weekend in Nottinghamshire. For fans of the season there are oodles…

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Favourite Spooky Spots in Nottinghamshire

Back in 2012 we asked a few specialists of the odd and extraordinary, what were their weirdest encounters and where we might find the strangest and scariest places in Nottinghamshire.…...

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    Cinderella, Saturday 26 November 2011

    With the start of the Panto season definitely upon us (oh yes it is!), it’s the time of year for children of all ages to have a good old laugh at the theatre.

    Nottingham is host to many great venues, including the Theatre Royal who this year hosts Sleeping Beauty starring Joe Pasquale. Nottingham Arts Theatre will be performing Aladdin and his wonderful lamp, whilst at Nottingham Playhouse you’ll get the chance to see Cinderella.

    Cinderella is a classic fairy tale with some very memorable hooks  – the ugly sisters, the fairy godmother,  a touch of magic and a missing shoe.  This performance is written by the acclaimed Kenneth Alan Taylor and stars

  • disney on ice world of fantasy.jpeg Posted on 25 November 2011

    My family day out in Nottingham to see Disney on Ice

    Last Saturday, I was fortunate enough to see Disney on Ice at Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena. A lot of people I’ve met had been raving about the performances in recent years and having two young children (one age 4 and a half, and one just over 2 years old) we booked and decided to make a family day out of it.

    Firstly, I live in the far flung depths of the north of the county so popping into the city didn’t seem so easy with young children. We went for the mid afternoon show (around 2.30pm) and getting meals would be

  • Aurora - Tree shot Posted on 23 November 2011

    Experience Nottinghamshire’s Winter Wonderland

    Christmas is coming to Nottinghamshire. November invites the first signs of Christmas as magical wonderlands and festive grottos begin to sparkle across Nottinghamshire.

    Christmas in the City

    This year Nottingham will once again transform into a Winter Wonderland for all to enjoy. Festivities will include music, food, and the fantastic 60ft high North Star Swing Ride.
    This year’s celebrations will officially open with a Christmas light switch on event on Wednesday 23 November at 6.20pm.

    A Winter Wonderland at the NIC

    As an alternative to the chilly outdoor rink, this year you will be able to get your skates on inside the National Ice Centre. Glide along to your favourite festive Christmas songs, surrounded by

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We Dig The Castle: Unearthing Nottingham’s Archaeological Secrets Part Two

This blog is the second instalment of a two part blog. To read part one click here. Back in July I visited Nottingham Castle to find out more about the annual archaeological excavation ‘We Dig The Castle’. A partnership project between Trent & Peak Archaeology, Nottingham City Council and Historic England, this excellent scheme invites volunteers…

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    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!

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Speak In Nottingham To Me – A Beginner’s Guide To Nottingham’s Dialect

Language is certainly one of our best creations. Without it, it would be difficult for us to coexist, establish communities and share feelings. Language makes it all easier and helps us work together and understand one another. Throughout history people always felt the need to find one universal language for all. Several attempts were made to popularise different languages…