WIN one of FIVE breaks in Nottinghamshire!


The festive season is upon us, and we’re feeling generous this year, so we’ve teamed up with tourism partners across the county to offer you the chance to win a stay in Nottinghamshire in the New Year.

Just tell us which one of these fabulous prizes take your fancy, and you could be joining us here next year – as our Christmas gift to you.

As it’s the season for sharing we’re also giving away daily gifts via social media.  Find out how to WIN here.

1. A weekend city break for two

Enjoy a two night stay at the Crowne Plaza hotel located in the heart of Nottingham City Centre, complete with on-site fitness centre, spa, and indoor swimming pool.

You’ll also enjoy Sunday lunch with a bottle of wine at The Larder on Goosegate, a stunning restaurant housed in the Grade II listed Victorian building that was Jesse Boot’s first chemist store. Beautiful turn of the century interiors remain in this once small herbalist’s shop.


2. A city penthouse suite stay for two

The St James Hotel boasts a contemporary, luxury boutique feel, and is just moments away from Nottingham Castle. The Penthouse, where you’ll spend the night, is an exquisite room offering panoramic views over the city, a Jacuzzi and even a grand piano!

You’ll be treated to an evening of fine dining with wine at up-market Hart’s restaurant, where modern British cuisine is served using top quality ingredients in simple striking combinations.  This beautiful eatery has a stylish and comfortable interior.


3. A heritage stay in D.H Lawrence country for two

Take an overnight stay at the Eastwood Hall, set in 26 acres of spectacular grounds in the heart of D.H Lawrence country.  You’ll enjoy dinner here too, but not before spending time exploring the many places that influenced some of Lawrence’s most famous works.

Enjoy a tour of Green’s Windmill with the miller. Yes, Nottingham has its own working windmill! Green’s Windmill is a restored 19th Century tower mill, once home to mathematical physicist George Green. You’ll experience a working flour mill first hand, and even take home a bag of stone-ground organic flour.

Discover Nottingham’s haunting past, with a copy of the e-book, Ghosts of Nottingham and Lincoln – with compliments of The Original Nottingham Ghost Walk.


4. An eco-friendly city stay for two

Stay overnight at the award-winning De Vere Venues Orchard Hotel, an eco-friendly building featuring rooftop terraces, green roofs and maximum use of natural daylight. Surrounded by the extensively landscaped grounds of the University of Nottingham campus, it spans 330 acres.

Le Bistrot Pierre, in the heart of the city centre, is housed in a former bank where the old vaults are used as a dry store. You’ll be served a three course meal of French cuisine with wine to complement.


5. A family break for four in the heart of Sherwood Forest

The Sherwood Hideaway is a woodland retreat of luxury lodges nestled deep within Sherwood Forest. You and the family will indulge in a four-night break in a two-bedroom luxury lodge, where you’ll discover activities and fun aplenty.

Bring out the Tarzan and Jane in you all, as you go swinging through the trees at Go Ape, Sherwood Pines. A family pass is included for two gorillas and two baboons for you to enjoy.

After you’ve re-charged your batteries, enjoy a visit to Newark Air Museum, which is located on a former World War II airfield, and boasts an impressive display of more than 74 aircraft and cockpit sections.

The twister ride, mighty falling rapids, and fast drop flume are just some of the sun drenched activities you’ll enjoy in the sub-tropical atmosphere of Water Meadows, a splashtastic indoor water and fitness complex in Robin Hood Country.


To be in with a chance of winning one of these fabulous Nottinghamshire breaks, simply fill out the form below and choose which prize(s) you would like to win. Closing date for entries is Monday 4th January 2016. Terms and conditions apply.

This competition is now closed

Posted on 01 December 2015
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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  • Fantastic Prize. I would really love to win this as Nottingham is such a great place. to explore.

    Posted by Karen Nice
  • great prizes hope i win but good luck to everyone that enters

    Posted by DavidTwose
  • Lovely prizes

    Posted by sylvia
  • what lovly prizes as I sometimes treat the grandchildren and some times we have time on our own threr is something for everyone

    Posted by karen
  • Fabulous prizes. I’m entering just in case I can invite relatives to come to Nottingham and see what gems there are on offer here. Would be a special treat for them, but also for anyone who’s lucky enough to win.

    Posted by Jo

  • Love the city and the people. Go there couple of times every year and will continue to do so.

    Posted by Owen Byrne
  • I would love number 2. A city penthouse suite stay for two for me and my boyfriend to have a lovely break on our own without the kids 🙂

    Posted by Jenny Jones
  • Wow – what a fantastic prize
    To win it would be a huge surprise!

    Thank you so much in anticipation –
    Would give us an excuse for celebration …

    Posted by Linda
  • Very very well-thought out choice of top quality breaks. Something there for everyone. These five options show Nottinghamshire in the best possible light.

    Posted by David Bell
  • Awesome give away! It would be a wonderful honeymoon treat if we’re the lucky winners!

    Posted by Laura-Jade Klee
  • great prize

    Posted by mrs linda gill
  • I can honestly say ‘heart to Hart’ this would be the best prize ever.

    Posted by Linda Duggan
  • This would be a wonderful prize to win, a family of four in Sherwood Forest, before my beautiful daughter leaves home for uni next year.

    Posted by Sarah Price
  • Lovely prizes, would love to treat my godson who is at Nottingham University.

    Posted by Alison Thackray
  • fantastic prizes , would love to win a break to nottingham

    Posted by allan baldwick
  • It would make my grandchildren`s stay if they spotted Robin Hood in the Forest

    Posted by Heather
  • We have been invited to a party in Nottingham so of we won a weekend city break we would be able to stay late .

    Posted by JayS
  • Would love to win one of these prizes
    Excellent choice

    Posted by Carolyn
  • I am registered to receive experience Nottingham which I always look forward to receiving, because it lets me know if I can afford to visit places etc it is a great way to know as I don’t get out much, because of costs
    so thank you for the information supplied

    Posted by Terry Freeman
  • Would love this prize! Love Nottingham!

    Posted by Bernie
  • Great ibitiative

    Posted by Damian Worden
  • Great prize,would love to win this.Merry Christmas to all.

    Posted by Val Lound
  • stayed at thursby hall couple of years ago nottingham is a great place to stay with plenty of nice places to visit

    Posted by paul padgett
  • For Classic Breaks Second to none,
    All of the five are my number one.

    Posted by Vic Hatherly
  • last went over 40 years ago when i was at a ta camp,would love to revisit.

    Posted by barbara le-vahn
  • Classic place to take my maid Marion to show the Sheriff what a good time is beyond the forest.

    Posted by Andy MacGregor
  • very nice prizes in a great city keeping my fingers crossed

    Posted by harold kelsey
  • I have not been to nottingham before love to visit that city and see sherwood forest

    Posted by Doreen edgar
  • Had two lovely weekend breaks in Nottingham this year and it would be fab to go there again!

    Posted by Rachael Black
  • Loved Nottingham in the sixties,had everything that London had, at halve the price.i would like to think that it’s still the same great city.

    Posted by John mc clafferty
  • Had a really bad year this year, it would be wonderful to win a city break next year. What better place than the lovely Nottingham to enjoy the city. 🙂

    Posted by Val
  • Have stayed in Nottingham (Crowne Plaza) and also enjoyed a forest break in the past, both thoroughly enjoyable, would love to return and explore more.

    Posted by ANGELA FENSOM
  • My home town till 1971 visit regular we always tell people we are going home. lovely place so friendly, and to win would give us chance to come again

    Posted by jeannette smedley
  • We got the hots for Notts with all the lovely jubbly prizes you gots!

    Posted by Kit
  • I love Nottingham. I have very fond memories of visiting when my best friend went to university there. I would love to take my kids for a visit. I think they would love it too, especially running around the forest pretending to be Robin Hood and Maid Marion!

    Posted by Janet Roskell

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