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Family Days Out
The home of Robin Hood has so many things to see and do that it’s full of family days out of all kinds. Whether it’s a fun packed day at a children’s theme park, taking a gentle stroll through one of our many country parks and woodland areas, or experiencing our intriguing history at a castle or historic house, there’s inspiring experiences waiting for you at every turn.
Many families come to Nottinghamshire every year to spend days out enjoying our attractions and countryside. For young children we have great attractions like The White Post Farm Centre and Sundown Adventure Park. School age children will love interactive venues like the Galleries of Justice Museum and Making It! Discovery Centre. And for mature families, head to The National Water Sports Centre for thrills or taking part in a tree top adventure course at Go Ape!
Alternatively, head to one of our many country parks and enjoy a refreshing walk in Sherwood Forest. With many places free to enter or only a small car parking charge required, these are superb value for money options. Take along some classic outdoor games like football, cricket, rounder’s or a Frisbee, and together with the available children’s pay areas there’ll be plenty to do.
A cycling trip through Sherwood Forest comes highly recommended too and remains a popular experience for many committed family enthusiasts. There are a number of set routes you can follow, depending of your level of cycling experience.
Not every day out with the kids needs to be so active though. Our galleries around the county make for truly relaxing day out and a unique experience. Try Nottingham Contemporary for interactive and challenging art or the Harley Gallery on the Ducal Estate of Welbeck in the very north of the county, both attractions are free to enter.
The heritage offer in Nottinghamshire is full of enthralling places to visit. We have two literary giants in DH Lawrence and Lord Byron, and you can visit their former homes in Eastwood and Newstead Abbey respectively.
Make your way to caves dating back to the Ice Age at Creswell Crags or see Victorian England at its best and worst at Papplewick Pumping Station and then the National Trust owned The Workhouse. You can uncover the Civil War at Newark Castle and Nottingham Castle or visit a house frozen in time in 1930’s England at Mr Straws House.
And of course there’s a man called Robin Hood which gives Nottinghamshire an enviable heritage dating back to Medieval England. This enduring icon together with his Merry Men and his true love Marian remain heroes for many.
Robin’s appeal together with the many places to visit around the county make Nottingham and Sherwood Forest one of the best destinations for family days out in the UK.
Are you breaking up for summer? Are you ready to celebrate? Group organisers of 10 or more get their meal free (this can be traded in for a bottle of wine or equivalent bar tab instead). Just quote 'Schools out offer' when making a booking. Offer valid 1-20 July.