Away from the woodlands, walks and wildlife, there’s lots of other things to see and do in Nottinghamshire. From our park you’re just a stone’s throw from some of the county’s most popular visitor attractions. Take a look at our guide to some of the top things to do in Nottinghamshire…
Nottingham Castle is a spectacular building from the 17th century, which is set in the grounds of the original medieval castle built by William the Conqueror. There is a labyrinth of caves beneath its magnificent walls.
The castle grounds hold a variety of events throughout the year, including an outdoor theatre season. There is also a museum charting the history of the Sherwood Forest Regiment and an art gallery boasting an extensive collection of silver, glass, paintings and decorative items.
For opening times call: 0115 948 4279
Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. Stone tools and remains of animals found in the caves by archaeologists provide evidence for a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago. Further evidence came to light in 2003 with the discovery of Britain’s only known Ice Age rock art.
Please be aware that children under 5 years may not be permitted on cave tours for health and safety reasons. For more information on prices or on bringing younger children, please telephone 01909 720378.
A visit to Wollaton Hall has to be on your list of things to do in Nottinghamshire. It is one of Britain’s most stunning Edwardian mansions and is set within 500 acres of breathtaking gardens and parkland. Within the grounds you can visit Nottingham’s Natural History Museum and the Industrial Museum.
April to October 11am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)
November to March 11am – 4pm (last entry 3.30pm)
The Harley Gallery
Situated less than 10 miles from Sherwood Forest, the Harley Gallery holds a variety of frequently changing exhibitions, while the permanent Treasury Gallery is home to fine and decorative arts from the Portland collection.
Don’t miss the craft shop, which is filled with hand-made products such as silverware, delicate porcelain vases, exquisitely veneered wooden boxes and hand-stitched leather books – a diverse collection from both new and established artisans from all over the country.
Open Daily and Bank Holidays (closed first two weeks of January and Easter Sunday) from 10am – 5pm. Tel: 01909 501 700
National Justice Museum
The National Justice Museum in Nottingham uses original Courtrooms, dungeons and prison cells, along with a number of more contemporary galleries to exhibit collections relating to justice, the law, crime and punishment in a fun and interactive way. When visiting the museum you may also meet a variety of colourful historical characters with different stories of justice to tell.
We recommend booking in advance wherever possible. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0115 952 0555 to find out more
Newark Castle has stood proudly on the banks of the River Trent for nearly 900 years – with now only one and a half sides of the castle remaining which includes the oldest part of the castle, a large gatehouse. The castle was built in 1133 by Alexander, Bishop of Lincoln, and it remained a seat of the Bishops of Lincoln until 1547 when King Henry VIII took it for the Crown. Open from 8:30AM – dusk. Entry to the castle grounds is free of charge.
White Post Farm
White Post Farm is set in 25 acres of land, with more than 3,000 animals including cows, pigs, sheep and hens as more unusual animals such as llamas, chinchillas, bats, reptiles and spiders.
There are plenty of opportunities to get ‘hands on’ you can enjoy baby animal holding with mice, guinea pigs, chicks and ducklings. You can bottle-feed the goat kids and meet a reptile such as Annie the tarantula or Bob the leopard gecko.