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Robin Hood – noble outlaw, altruistic rebel, man of the people... Cheese riots, luddite frame breakers, rebel writers, civil-war-mongerers – Nottinghamshire has been home to outlaws since its early days.…

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Farmyard Frolics with Harker’s Farm Shop

As a mum to a toddler I’m always on the lookout for things to do with my little one and something that will keep not only her entertained but me…

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Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 8th – 10th December

As the temperature drops it seems our festive spirits get higher, so with the arrival of December we are now fully in the mood for spectacular seasonal soirees and cheery…

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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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    Celebrate Christmases Past in Nottinghamshire

    Before we start looking ahead to 2017, Nottinghamshire heritage attractions are inviting us back in time to celebrate Christmas time the good old fashioned way!

    Victorian Christmas Extravaganza at the Framework Knitters Museum

    The cosy Victorian cottages will be brought to life with lanterns, Christmas carols, a traditional barrel organ and a roaring fire for toasting crumpets and chestnuts. Children can even visit Father Christmas in his grotto and and knit their own Christmas stocking using the hand-powered knitting machines and the help of the museum’s volunteers.

    12 Days of Christmas at Hardwick Hall

    Find two 20ft Christmas trees in the grand Entrance Hall of the incredible Elizabethan Manor and catch a glimpse of a

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    Daily Festive Nottinghamshire Giveaways – Share to WIN!

    This competition is now closed – a list of winners can be found below.

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year once again and Robin Hood has got a bag of swag to give-away every day in the run up to Christmas. From festive family days out to go-karting experiences to festival tickets, there’s plenty you’ll want to unwrap here in Nottinghamshire!

    All you have to do is keep an eye out for our daily announcements on Twitter and Facebook, then re-tweet or share our posts to be entered into

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    Win a family winter break at Sherwood Hideaway

    Get away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and escape to the heart of Sherwood Forest this January. Enjoy up to four nights in one of Sherwood Hideaway‘s luxury two bedroom, self-catering lodges and explore the magnificent woodland of Robin Hood county.
    This competition is now closed and the winner is Christine Gillespie.

    Spend your evenings cosied up around the aga woodburning stove and relax in the cedar lodge’s beautiful interior, including a state of the art kitchen and bathroom,  flat screen TV, Molton Brown toiletries and even an outside decking and hot tub area.
     
    The lucky winner will receive a stay for 4 people for either 3 nights Friday – Monday or

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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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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…