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Family Days Out

With a great variety of attractions and days out to choose from, families will find oodles of fun in Nottinghamshire. Fill your days with adventures, exploring vast country parks, visiting the county’s great entertainment attractions or discovering the legendary history of Robin Hood country.  Don't forget to browse our What's On for events, festivals and more ideas!

Theme Parks

Delight little ones at Sundown Adventure Land, Gulliver’s Kingdom, Twinlakes Family Theme Park, and Robin Hood's Wheelgate Park, where they can explore magical rides, meet friendly characters, and get up to mischief with lots of fun activities. There are also trampoline parks like i-Jump and activity centres such as Clip ‘n Climb throughout the county if you want to ensure an early night for the kids!

Animal Encounters

There are some fantastic places to enjoy animal encounters in Nottinghamshire. White Post Farm and the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre, both in north Nottinghamshire, are each home to a variety of furry friends and remarkable reptiles. Meanwhile, just a stone’s throw from the city centre, Stonebridge City Farm is a lovely spot for a cup of tea and a wander, with regular events to get stuck into.

Learning

Want to slyly slip in a little learning with your day of family fun? Plenty of Nottingham’s heritage attractions and museums are both exciting and educational. The National Justice Museum, The Workhouse, Bolsover Castle, and The National Videogame Arcade are all great options for interactive days of exciting and interesting fun!

Caves

Delve deep into the underground and see why Nottinghamshire is famed for its cave network. At Creswell Crags you can see the Ice Age cave drawings left by our ancestors, while at the City of Caves in Nottingham you can go on an archaeological journey through the sandstone caves. Visitors can go on a tour with Annie and Archie the Archaeologists and find out more about this fascinating attraction. For more information on Nottingham's caves, click here.


Sherwood Forest

And of course, we also have plenty of Robin Hood attractions plus events which take place throughout the year, including the Robin Hood Festival held in the outlaw's famous hideout, Sherwood Forest. Learn the art of archery, visit The Major Oak and or hop on a bike and explore the woods. At Sherwood Pines there are plenty of off-road trails for cyclists of all abilities and you can also hire bikes (or segways!) if you don't want to bring your own. For more details on cycling, including accommodation, trails, hire and events, visit our dedicated page.

Country Parks

Nottinghamshire is also full of great country parks, including Rushcliffe Country Park and Attenborough Nature Reserve which are perfect for nature spotting. Spend some quality time with the family playing outdoor games such as football, cricket or rounders or follow a scenic trail around the park by bike or foot. Enjoy the great outdoors at Conkers, the award-winning attraction in the heart of the National Forest that hosts a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences to keep you and your family engaged for hours. For more infomation on Nottinghamshire's country parks, click here.

Teens

Teenagers are notoriously hard to please but we have plenty of activities for them to enjoy in Nottinghamshire, including Go Ape! at Sherwood Pines, go-kart driving at ELK Motorsport, and ice skating at the National Ice Centre. There are also a variety of escape rooms in the city, such as iLocked and Escapologic, which offer themed heart-pumping experiences that are great for parties and groups.

Highlights

The Lost City Adventure Golf

The Lost City Adventure Golf

Start your epic adventure at The Lost City Adventure Golf in The...

Rufford Abbey Country Park

Rufford Abbey Country Park

Step back in time as Rufford Abbey comes to life with costumed...

Conkers

Conkers

CONKERS, the award winning attraction at the Heart of the National...

Sundown Adventureland

Sundown Adventureland

Numerous themed areas including five family rides, the sleigh ride,...

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