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Explore Outdoors

Step outside and breathe the fresh air, in a county rich in green spaces and historic estates. Explore outdoors, from ancient woodland wanderings, to heart-thumping mountain biking and tree top adventures.

Explore our Ducal Estates in the beautiful north of Nottinghamshire, home to grand historic houses, tree-lined avenues, picturesque lakes and special art collections. Discover secret gardens, from the walled kitchen garden at Clumber Park, to the hidden Japanese Garden at Newstead Abbey, as you take time out to smell the roses.

Whether by foot, bike or segway, our forests and woodlands are full of miles of trails for exploring at your own pace. Visit ancient oaks in Sherwood Forest and the world-famous Major Oak, take a segway tour of Sherwood Pines Forest, or walk around the huge grounds parks and nature reserves, enjoying the seasonal changes.

Try your hand at archery, following in the footsteps of Robin Hood, get muddy in the forest on a quad bike or playing paintball, or swing from the tree tops, Tarzan-style, at the Go Ape! in Sherwood Pines.

Get close to nature at our award-winning nature reserves. Spot rare birds at Attenborough Nature Reserve, or join Verdant Wildlife Tours to explore Nottinghamshire’s hidden wilderness gems, spotting badgers, foxes, deer and toadstools. Take a course in bird watching or wildlife photography.

 Alternatively visit one of our animal parks, where you can meet the meerkates at Wetlands Animal Park, or say hello to your favourite farmyard animals at White Post Farm, Ferry Farm Park, Wheelgate Adventure Park, Manor Farm Donkey Sanctuary and Floralands. 

That’s why in Nottinghamshire we love our outdoor spaces and green reserves, and we know you’ll love losing yourself in our beautiful countryside. 



Special offers

  1. Food and Drink

    Food and Drink

    We have a host of special offers at restaurants, bars and cafes throughout Nottinghamshire to make your money go further during your visit.

    From: Friday, 1st January 2016

    To: Sunday, 31st December 2017

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