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Free Days Out

Nottingham was ranked number one for the ‘best value city break’ in August 2017 by TripAdvisor.

Across the city and the county you can benefit from a wide range of FREE things to do to make a visit to Robin Hood country more memorable and it won’t cost you a single penny. From Nottingham Contemporary, New Art Exchange, and Sherwood Forest to The Harley Gallery and Wollaton Hall, Nottinghamshire is ideal if you are after an affordable UK break.

Please note: Some attractions may charge for parking, so it is advisable that you research into this before any visit. Almost all information can be found on the attraction listing on our website.

Regardless of the weather, there are numerous things to do within Notts making it a great day out! Start your journey below to discover what Notts has to offer.

    • Country Parks

      Country Parks

      Get outdoors and discover some of the country parks that make up what was once Sherwood Forest. Some excellent options that won't cost you at all.

    • Cycling


      If you have your own bikes, then the bridleways around the county make up for an exciting and enthralling day out.

    • Art Galleries

      Art Galleries

      Nottinghamshire is lucky enough to have some outstanding art galleries, making an excellent option for a free afternoon out on a rainy day.

    • Nature Reserves

      Nature Reserves

      Places like Attenborough Nature Reserve are the perfect place for a refreshing stroll and give you the chance to experience English wildlife.

    • Walking Trails

      Walking Trails

      Take a novel slant on a day out and follow a trail to maybe search out Robin Hood or look out for beautiful buildings. There are lots of options to see.

    • Walking


      The best way to blow the cobwebs away and experience Sherwood Forest is to go for a leisurely walk in the fresh air.

    • Free Attractions

      Free Attractions

      Browse through our list of available attractions that won't cost you a bean to visit. Whether it's museums, galleries or parkland, there's plenty to do.



Special offers

  1. Beauty


    Spoil yourself with our selection of beauty special offers.

    From: Thursday, 23rd February 2017

    To: Sunday, 31st December 2017

Things to Do Highlights...

Green's Windmill

Green's Windmill

Green's Windmill in Sneinton was built by the father of notable scientist and mathematician George...

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust / Attenborough Nature Centre

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust / Attenborough Nature Centre

Attenborough Nature Centre is an eco-friendly visitor attraction surrounded by the tranquil waters...

Creswell Crags

Creswell Crags

Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. Stone tools and...

Wollaton Hall and Park

Wollaton Hall and Park

Admission to the Hall and park is FREE. Car parking is £3 for up to 3 hours and £5 for the day. ...