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Active Outdoors

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From our Canals and Waterways to the Dukeries and then to the depths of Sherwood Forest, a wonderful array of nature and wildlife awaits. The County has a number of Country ParksNature Reserves, Farm Parks, Theme Parks and even a Zoo where you can get close to nature for relaxing walks, fun activities and close encounters with friendly animals.

Visit the woodland home of our famous outlaw at Sherwood Forest Country Park.  An impressive reserve of ancient oak and birch trees.  You can trace the legend from the 800 year old Major Oak, the rumoured meeting place of the Merry Men, all the way to Robin Hood’s cave at Creswell Crags

Nottinghamshire is also a haven for those of you who are adrenaline junkies and like to keep active.  See our Get Active section for further details.

    • Adventure Sports

      Adventure Sports

      The landscape of Sherwood Forest is a great setting for many adventure sports - quad biking, paintball, karting and much, much more.

    • Country Parks

      Country Parks

      For many people this is their way of experiencing the great outdoors in Nottinghamshire. You can find activities such as cycling here too.

    • Cycling


      An excellent option for an outdoor activity in Sherwood Forest, there's plenty of off road cycling tracks to explore and discover.

    • Walking


      Stretch your legs on a walk through Sherwood Forest or across many of the rolling fields in beautiful areas such as the Vale of Belvoir.

    • Canals & Waterways

      Canals & Waterways

      If you like messing about on the water then there's plenty of opportunity not just via the river Trent but also on the canal.

    • Equestrian


      Nottinghamshire's bridleways are great for horse riding enthusiasts as they give you the opportunity to hack without worrying about roads.

    • Nature Reserves

      Nature Reserves

      Places like Attenborough and Sherwood Forest are a haven for wildlife and atyou'll find a wonderful environment to visit.

    • Archery




Special offers

  1. Cricket special offers

    Cricket special offers

    As part of the England V South Africa Test Match coming to Trent Bridge this summer, some of our local pubs, bars, attractions and restaurants have provided some fantastic special offers that will simply knock you for six and bowl you over!

    Take a look at what's on offer so that you can make a great day of it at Trent Bridge as you sit back and cheer our boys on to victory. Offers vary depending on the venue, see individual listings for details.

    From: Thursday, 25th May 2017

    To: Wednesday, 19th July 2017

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