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Summer Breaks

This summer, take a break in Nottingham and enjoy one of the greenest cities in England, or just relax in the stunning countryside of Sherwood Forest and the Vale of Belvoir.

A truly spectacular range of exciting cultural summer events will be taking place across the region and with special offers available, now is a truly fantastic time to visit.

Throughout July and August we have some outstanding summer outdoor theatre in atmospheric attractions like Nottingham Castle and Newstead Abbey. The Splendour Festival at Wollaton Hall returns on 21 July, with Dizzee Rascal, The Levellers, Razorlight and many more acts performing.

Together with these top performances in unique settings, we have excellent family events taking place. The week-long Robin Hood Festival will be at Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve during 13-19 August, and throughout the summer school holidays, the city centre beach in Old Market Square, Nottingham Riviera, will be back to create a child-friendly welcome.

You don’t have to take in an event to do something new on a short break either. Discover charming scenery with a gentle stroll around beautiful towns and villages such as Southwell or Papplewick, or learn more about the writer DH Lawrence in Eastwood.

If you like cycling, escape to the trees for totally enthralling routes at Sherwood Pines and Clumber Park. Once you’ve tried it you’ll be quickly hooked and it’s a hugely memorable day out. For a less active experience, take a day trip on a through the picturesque Trent Valley with Gunthorpe Leisure Boats, or treat yourself to a spa at Church Spa in East Markham.

Yet with all the inspirational events and activities to do on summer breaks, Nottingham still remains one of the best cities to just hang out. With totally unique places to eat and drink such as Malt Cross, Iberico and Ye Olde Salutation Inn, there is always a rich and varied flavour through the city.

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Nottingham Contemporary is one of the best contemporary art galleries outside of London and this free attraction is always engaging. This summer the gallery features artists Alfred Kubin and Francis Upritchard, on show from 21 July to 30 September.

And of course there is always one of the best shopping destinations in the UK. Nottingham is home to the fashion designer Paul Smith who has his flagship store just off Bridlesmith Gate. You’ll also find a buzzing array of independent stores and boutiques around places like Hockley and Derby Road.

So take a short summer break to experience Nottingham and Sherwood Forest and discover new activities, stunning countryside and relax with your family and friends.

    • Nottingham Hotels

      Nottingham Hotels

      Choose from budget hotels, luxury hotels, Sherwood Forest hotels and more for your short break.

    • Bed and Breakfasts

      Bed and Breakfasts

      A super option for people looking to stay somewhere different and with up to 5 star standard, the quality and range is excellent.

    • Self Catering

      Self Catering

      There are still some options for self catering cottages and apartments this summer with short breaks at some venues.

    • Camping and Caravanning

      Camping and Caravanning

      Stay outdoors in Nottinghamshire's beautiful countryside and explore Robin Hood country.

    • Summer Events

      Summer Events

      Browse through the list of exciting summer events taking place in July and August.

    • Sherwood Forest

      Sherwood Forest

      Explore famous Sherwood Forest with its network of country parks, woodland areas and attractions.

    • Cultural Nottingham

      Cultural Nottingham

      Discover a wide range of free galleries, intriguing history and heritage and excellent museums as part of the cultural offer.



Price Range: (£) 10 - 1000

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

Stay Highlights...



Cross over the ford in the driveway and stay somewhere secluded. The Award Winning Browns,...

16 Pilcher Gate

16 Pilcher Gate

Provides luxurious, serviced accommodation, privacy and the freedom to come and go as you please...

Forest Lodge

Forest Lodge

This is a charming 18 century coaching inn, family owned and run. It is located in the heart of...

Cranbrook House

Cranbrook House

Cranbrook luxury serviced apartments within Nottingham city centre all with good views giving you...