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Parents Welcome

In Notts we love to welcome you!

Welcome to Nottingham at what is hopefully an excting time for you and children as they embark upon the next phase of their education.  We are confident that they will grow to love the city and hope that in time they are able to explore all that is on offer throughout the entire county of Nottinghamshire.

We want you to leave them knowing what a warm and welcoming destination Nottinghamshire is and least of all ensure that you, the parents, make the most of your time here as your children  settle in and make new friends.

Things to do for visiting parents!

Experience Nottinghamshire is working with tourism partners to provide parents with a host of events and activities during the universities’ welcome weeks. 

We will be continually updating these pages with information on regular and dedicated events, as well as special offers just for you. You'll find many events and activities taking place during welcome weeks by clicking the boxes below. However, if there is something in particular that you are interested, want to explore or require more information on, please drop us a line at:

We will be happy to discuss options with you, liaise with tourism business on your behalf, help with itineraries and hopefully put you in touch with other visiting parents.



Special offers

  1. Accommodation


    From cosy log cabins in the heart of Sherwood Forest to luxurious hotels with spa facilities, Nottinghamshire has a great selection of accommodation. Take advantage of these special offers to make your stay even more enjoyable.

    From: Thursday, 1st January 2015

    To: Sunday, 31st December 2017

Things to Do Highlights...

St Mary Magdalene Newark

St Mary Magdalene Newark

Open:  Monday – Saturday 8.30am – 12.00 &, 1.30pm - 4.00pm, Sunday 12.00 – 4.00pm Newark's...

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club

Trent Bridge, the home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, is a world famous cricketing...

Maun River Cottage B&B

Maun River Cottage B&B

MAUN RIVER COTTAGE B&B & 2 STUDIO COTTAGES Maun River Cottage is a family run B&B situated in...

The Big Tops Children’s Indoor Play and Party Centre

The Big Tops Children’s Indoor Play and Party Centre

The Big Tops children’s  play and party centre is an indoor soft play area with a difference -...