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Free Days Out

Nottingham was ranked number one for the ‘Best Value City Break’ in August 2017 by TripAdvisor!

Throughout Nottinghamshire you can enjoy a wide range of things to do without actually spending a single penny.

Art galleries such as Nottingham Contemporary, New Art Exchange, and The Harley Gallery are all completely free, as are many of our country parks and legendary heritage attractions such as Sherwood Forest, Wollaton Hall and Creswell Crags. Whether you are looking for an affordable UK break, a cheap day out with the family, or travelling on a shoestring budget, the county is yours to explore!

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.

    • 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. 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

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...

Creswell Crags

Creswell Crags

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

Bestwood Winding Engine House

Bestwood Winding Engine House

Today Bestwood Country Park is a peaceful green oasis, but once this area was a sprawling...

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...