Possibly the most central point of the United Kingdom, Nottingham is an exciting city packed to the brim with things to do. Whether you fancy a family-friendly day of frolics and fun or want some quiet time to spend together as a couple, the county of Nottinghamshire has an attraction for you.
With excellent transport links, it’s easy to travel to the city of Nottingham by train or coach, and plenty of places to park if you choose to take the roads. While car parks in the city centre can quickly fill up, there are multiple options available for park and ride, which provides a great opportunity to see more of the city and the surrounding areas.
Family-Friendly Days Out in Nottingham
Staying in the city or visiting for the day? There’s no need to venture outside the city limits to enjoy yourself. If the many shopping centres and boutique shopping rows don’t make your heart skip a beat with anticipation. You and the family will love to get involved with these fantastic activities;
City of Caves
Beneath the city of Nottingham and accessible via Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, the city of caves is an underground network of caves that have existed since the Dark Ages. There are over 500 original sandstone caves to explore, which have housed over the years; a medieval tannery, an Anderson air raid shelter and even Victorian inhabitants!
The Lost City
This adventure-themed mini golf course is filled with plenty of lost treasures and exciting animatronics that add lots of thrill to the game as you make your way around. There’s two courses to choose from and the centre is open late into the evening, making it the perfect place for a family night out!
Planet Bounce Inflatable Park
Get up and get active! The Planet Bounce Inflatable Park is a fantastic place to let the kids blow off some steam and wear themselves out, while keeping fit at the same time! Kids as young as 4 can use the main inflatable park while there is a dedicated Planet Tots area for the littles to get their bounce on.
Family-Friendly Activities Outside of Nottingham
Staying outside the city or don’t fancy venturing all the way in? There’s plenty of nature-based excursions you can explore in the countryside too!
The Adrenaline Jungle
Nestled away in the heart of Sherwood Forest, the Adrenaline Jungle is an outdoor enthusiast’s delight with a barrel of activities from paintballing to off-roading. Archery and assault courses await you on your next visit to the Adrenaline Jungle, in addition to go-karting, segways and clay pigeon shooting.
Green’s Windmill and Science Centre
This 19th century windmill has been fully restored and opened to visitors to view the entire process of making flour from grain and there is also an excellent touch-friendly science centre onsite. Youngster’s love the science centre which provides them the opportunity to be scientists for the day experimenting with electricity, magnetism and light.
Something for Mum and Dad
Lucky enough to head to Nottingham by yourselves for a peaceful break? The city isn’t just for families and there are plenty of adult-orientated activities and places to go for a Nottingham night out.
The Glee Comedy Club
In the heart of the city, you’ll find The Glee Comedy Club. Hosting a selection of live music events and live comedy full of laughs. Bar food is available, and a fully stocked bar will ensure the drinks keep flowing. The club is on busy Canal Street, surrounded by bars, restaurants and active nightlife, if you fancy something different before or after the show.
Veeno Wine Tasting
A cosy slice of Italy located in the city centre, Veeno offers a vast selection of delicious wines and delightful Italian cuisine and three different wine tasting packages to choose from. Each wine tasting experience is accompanied by a professional sommelier to guide you through the process. As you taste your way through a series of classic white, rose and red wines sourced from the beautiful vinyards of Italy. A sharing platter is supplied as part of the basic experience but the option to upgrade for a larger tipple tasting selection and accompanying foods is available.
Feeling inspired to visit Nottinghamshire? It’s a fantastic place to be and explore and that’s without touching on the great places of Leicester, Loughborough and Derby in the surrounding area. Whatever your plans and whether you stay in the city or outside it, you are sure to enjoy yourself in the city of Nottingham.
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