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Get Active

Nottinghamshire - the county to keep you busy!

For the active, there's horse riding, tennis and ice skating to name but a few.

You can explore the County on foot, cycle or horseback with self guided route packs. Places to visit include Sherwood Forest, the historic towns of Newark and Southwell, as well as many other towns and villages to explore.  Many of these places are full of local history and Nottinghamshire’s most famous sights – you’ll certainly not be short of things to do.

For the even more adventurous among you, visit the National Watersports Centre. Here you can canoe, row, sail, water ski and even risk white water rafting. Or if you’re a bit of a adrenaline junkie then make sure you check out our ‘Adventure Sports’ section where you’ll find lots of exciting activities on offer.  Alternatively, for a more leisurely day, take a waterside stroll, go fishing, play golf or hire a bicycle.

Nottinghamshire is also a haven for those of you who like to discover the countryside and get outdoors amongst nature. See our ‘Outdoors’ section for further details. 

    • Adventure Sports

      Adventure Sports

      The landscape of Sherwood Forest is a great setting for many adventure sports - quad biking, paintball, karting and much, much more.

    • Archery


    • Cycling


      An excellent option for an outdoor activity in Sherwood Forest, there's plenty of off road cycling tracks to explore and discover.

    • Equestrian


      Nottinghamshire's bridleways are great for horse riding enthusiasts as they give you the opportunity to hack without worrying about roads.

    • Golf


      The landscape of Nottinghamshire makes for a true golfers paradise and course for all abilities - whether it's hackers or those with handicap certificates.

    • On the Ice

      On the Ice

      Recent shows such has Dancing On Ice has done a lot to promote ice skating - a great sport for all abilities.

    • Running


    • Walking


      Stretch your legs on a walk through Sherwood Forest or across many of the rolling fields in beautiful areas such as the Vale of Belvoir.

    • Water Sports

      Water Sports

      Make a splash with fun water activities, including white water rafting, canoeing and kayaking, wakeboarding, and more.



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...

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 -...

Adrenalin Jungle

Adrenalin Jungle

Set in 150 acres of Sherwood Forest the Adrenalin Jungle is hard to beat, we caters for all event...

Sherwood Forest Country Park & Visitor Centre

Sherwood Forest Country Park & Visitor Centre

Once part of a royal hunting forest, Sherwood Forest Country Park covers 450 acres and incorporates...

National Ice Centre

National Ice Centre

Home of ice skating legends Torvill & Dean, the NIC is the coolest place to skate in Nottingham!