The summer break is fast approaching, and you might be trying to plan ways to keep the kids busy. There are plenty of activities around the UK and Nottingham in particular has a whole host of days out, perfect from the littlest kids to the more mature.
Most recognised for its ties to the legendary Robin Hood, Nottingham is a central UK location, easily reached by road or rail. Whether you go for a day or choose to stay overnight in accommodation, there are plenty of activities to fill up your time and help the kids sleep better at night. Go to this site if you need accommodation within the centre of Nottingham.
For the Tots
If you’ve got young kids, it’s all about keeping them busy. Whether you entertain their minds at a children’s farm or get them active in a soft play centre. Nottingham has plenty of options to keep your little ones happy.
White Post Farm Centre
Located in Farnsfield, White Post Farm Centre is a farm designed just for the kids. Meet a host of common farm animals including cows, llamas, chicks and sheep. Participate in the sheep races and even catch an animal panto in the Show Barn. Join in a game of mini-golf or delight in the walk-in aviary.
Kids love a good theme park, but often they are designed for the bigger ones. Enter Sundown Adventureland, aimed solely at kids under 10, there’s plenty of rides for the kids to enjoy here. Jump on the Rocky Mountain Railroad Ride or let them run wild in the outdoor Angry Birds play area.
Once you get past the toddler stage, kids start to get more inquisitive – we all know the unending “Why?” question stage. Keep them happy with some hands-on learning experiences and make some fond memories at the same time.
Greens Windmill and Science Centre
Previously owned by incredible mathematical physicist George Green, the Greens Windmill and Science Centre is perfect for keeping curious minds happy. Check out the Science Centre which has plenty of (safe!) interactive science experiments to try. If you stop by on a windy day, you’ll get to see the windmill in action and even get souvenir bag of their award-winning Organic flour. Perfect for budding bakers!
Nottingham Treasure Hunt Trail
Do your kids love getting out and about? What about a treasure hunt? If the answer to both of these is a resounding yes (even if it’s between a sigh of “put that down!”). You’ll sure to enjoy the Nottingham Treasure Hunt Trail. Approximately 2 miles long, the trail can be done at your own pace and even has the chance to win you some real treasure!
Big Kids and Beyond
Looking to get out and about with your older children? Not a problem, Nottingham isn’t done yet. There’s a host of culture and history to explore in the city, go underground to the City of Caves. Or explore the tree-tops with a day out to Go Ape Sherwood Pines.
The spectacular 17th Century ducal mansion sited on the original location of the Medieval Castle, Nottingham Castle makes for an interesting day-out. Explore the galleries, museums and labyrinth of caves beneath the castle including King David’s dungeon and the Duke of Newcastle’s Wine Cellar.
City of Caves
There’s an entire network of original sandstone caves beneath the city of Nottingham and you can explore them! Go on a journey through the ages and discover the only medieval underground tannery in the UK, the Drury Hill Victorian slums and a WWII Anderson shelter.
Don’t get stuck at home this summer, delight the kids and indulge yourself with some fantastic family friendly activities in Nottingham!
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