10 Things to Do in Nottingham That You Shouldn't Miss

March 28, 2018 Oliva Fomby

This town in the very center of England is perhaps best known for its association with the legend of Robin Hood. The men in tights are long gone, though—today, you’ll find a modern city with a fantastic playhouse, ice hockey arena, and many, many shops and clubs.
Restaurants in Nottingham

1. The Adrenalin Jungle

Off A 614 Deerdale Lane, Nottingham NG22 8SY, England +44 1623 883831
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5 based on 178 reviews

The Adrenalin Jungle

The best in outdoor activities in Nottingham! The Adrenalin Jungle offers the very best in outdoor entertainment including paintballing, quad biking, 4x4 off road, archery, assault course, blindfold driving and off road Karting activities available to the general public in the Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Doncaster and Lincoln area. The Nottingham paintball site of the Adrenalin Jungle is set in the heart of Sherwood Forest Nottinghamshire, spread over 150 acres of woodlands and clearings; the largest paintballing and outdoor activity centre in the East Midlands. Also visit our special Nottingham Paintball Jungle site for full details of our paintball activities. Whether you need to blow off steam or simply want to try something a little out of the ordinary, The Adrenalin Jungle is sure to have something to suit with its outdoor activities Nottingham that can range from paintballing to quad biking to archery. The Nottingham Adrenalin Jungle offers a diverse range of outdoor activities including paintball, off-road go Karting, 4x4 driving, segway, and archery all from the same location. We are sure you will find something you wish to have a go at. Most of the events are delivered at our own site in Nottinghamshire, using our own equipment, supervised by Adrenalin Jungle staff. Bespoke Event Itinerary: We are always happy to discuss your individual events needs and offer expert advice if required. Choose from paintball, quad bikes, off road karts, archery, an assault course, tarmac karts, clay pigeon shooting and 4x4 off road driving.

Reviewed By AnnieM452 - Birmingham, United Kingdom

Lots of reviews on here about 4x4 and the paint balling that they do but they also offer Segway which we did as part of a small group. Good fun, well organised, good instructions from Shane and lovely tracks through the forest. Free tea and coffee and ample parking.

2. Nottingham Industrial Museum

Wollaton Hall | The Courtyard, Wollaton Hall and Deer Park, Wollaton, Nottingham NG8 2AE, England +44 115 915 3936
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4.5 based on 151 reviews

Nottingham Industrial Museum

Open on Good Friday and Easter Monday - see our website for special events and steaming days. Discover the people, companies and industries that made Nottingham famous around the world. Nottingham Industrial Museum has five galleries each relating to a key Nottinghamshire industry: textiles, transport, communication, mining and power. We have many wonderful artefacts and exhibits including a working Basford Beam engine and an original Thomas Humber Bicycle. And we are working to get more artefacts into working condition, so you can admire the local ingenuity and skills that went into Nottingham Lace and other exports. Through our collection, we encourage our visitors to investigate Nottinghamshire’s rich industrial heritage. We are entirely run by volunteers who are on hand to show you around and answer your questions. Our events draw visitors from around the country and we hope to see you at one soon. And we welcome children with regular activities and family oriented tours.

Reviewed By Loughtonian1 - Loughton, United Kingdom

The museum is situated in the old stables/coach houses to Wollaton Hall. Restricted open hours while they sort out various issues of ownership, etc; the big stationary engine is not working at present. Fascinating, nevertheless..

3. Wollaton Hall and Park

Wollaton Hall, Nottingham NG8 2AE, England +44 115 876 3100
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Wollaton Hall and Park

Wollaton Hall is one of the country's finest Grade One listed Elizabethan mansions, set within 500 acres of beautiful parkland. Experience stunning architecture, Exhibitions, a packed events program and an array of wildlife. Go behind the scenes on a variety of guided tours available throughout the year and on demand for groups. Other special events include costumed tours, puppet shows, craft fairs, Segway tours and our popular spooky Ghost Nights (not for the faint hearted!). Visit the Cafe in the Courtyard for light refreshments including freshly ground coffee, specialty teas and home made cakes.

Reviewed By Ed R

Visited while staying at the Holme Pierrepont site in Nottingham and was very pleased and glad we visited.
There is a deer park with very tame and easily photographed animals lounging around the park.
There is a lovely Hall and immense Gardens and ground to wander aimlessly.
There may be a cafe but we didn't spot it as we had no need for it.
Would recommend a visit here on a nice day.

4. The Arboretum

Waverley Street, Nottingham NG7 4HF, England +44 115 941 7065
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4.5 based on 213 reviews

The Arboretum

Reviewed By Neil G - Nottingham, United Kingdom

Walking around this park which is near Nottingham Trent University, the choice of shaded woody walk or open air near the lawns is lovely. Lots of interesting historical memorials to see, don't miss the aviary area and pond, which have interesting stuff to see. Try the new cafe if you have time

5. Green's Windmill

Windmill Lane | Sneinton, Nottingham NG2 4QB, England +44 115 915 6878
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4.5 based on 239 reviews

Green's Windmill

Green's Windmill is a restored 19th Century tower mill, once home to mathematical physicist George Green. Turning again since 1986, climb to the top of our windmill and see how our sails turn grain into flour. In our interactive Science Centre discover the remarkable story of George Green, and experiment with light, electricity and magnetism. There's something for all the family!

Reviewed By JOHN C - Nottingham, United Kingdom

This is great place to spend a couple of hours you get to see are a mill works and you can pay some flour to take home it is Close to the city and in easy reach by bus

6. Nottingham trams

Nottingham, England +44 115 942 7777
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4.5 based on 746 reviews

Nottingham trams

Reviewed By Loughtonian1 - Loughton, United Kingdom

Tramway system for commuters and shoppers, but worthwhile also as a tourist excursion, particularly to Hucknall (Byron's place of burial).
Not particularly scenic, but really rather good when running on street, especially near the Arboretum.
NB, ENCTS passes not valid (unless Notts ones) but for £2.50 you can get a day return valid between any two stops.

7. Nottingham Playhouse

Wellington Circus, Nottingham NG1 5AL, England +44 115 941 9419
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4.5 based on 271 reviews

Nottingham Playhouse

Reviewed By BarryHaynes - Leicester, United Kingdom

A very atmospheric and moving production of 'The Cherry Orchard', especially the first half which was done to perfection. Both the tragic and the comic elements of the play were enacted well without jarring. The acting was convincing and at times incredibly moving. A couple of things didn't work well, however. The dismantling of the stage set to signify the selling off of the house and land including the orchard was weak and the dramatic impact of the event quite lost; there was no sight or sound of the chopping down of the orchard. The ball scene was also quite pathetic. It was done off centre stage so that the audience on the left-facing side of the theatre did not see the event at all. The director obviously didn't see much point in the episode yet it holds quite an important place in the tragic theme of the play: people trying to forget the tragic events that are about to unfold yet clearly failing to do so. Some of the acting and direction in the closing scenes of the play was quite rushed and again the dramatic impact lost. The pace and mood needed slowing down and more use made of lighting and sound so as to enhance the tragic texture of the finale. The end came despite itself! Nevertheless it was a very good effort on the whole with some very delicate, moving moments tinged with irony and humour.
On another note, I found the programme for the show very dull and overpriced. It was typical of those old-fashioned programmes, filled mainly with adverts and saying very little about the play you're about to watch. Programmes have moved on a lot. The Playhouse should take a leaf out of the Leicester Curve's approach, and have fewer adverts but more content about the play, discussing its themes, other productions and so on.

8. Framework Knitters' Museum

Chapel Street | Ruddington, Nottingham NG11 6HE, England +44 115 984 6914
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4.5 based on 113 reviews

Framework Knitters' Museum

A Living MuseumNottinghamshire folk have been Framework Knitting for over 400 years.Isn’t it time you joined us?Discover how the Knitters lived and workedVisit the workshops and see a Framework Knitter in actionCreate your own souvenir on a circular knitting machineExplore the garden, the wash house and other period buildingsView our historic collection of hosiery including Queen Victoria’s stockingsSee the poor living and working conditions, which gave rise to the Luddite revoltDiscover the craft, which gave birth to the Nottingham Lace IndustryVisit our Textile Emporium shop and support contemporary crafts.Relax in the museum tea-room or enjoy refreshments on the lawn.

Reviewed By B M - Glasgow, United Kingdom

This museum is tucked away in the village of Ruddington. It has original framework knitting machines, and a wonderful team of dedicated volunteers. Kids can have a go on a circular knitting machine and make a scarf. Worth a visit.

9. Highfields

University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, England +44 115 915 2733
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4.5 based on 180 reviews

Highfields

Reviewed By CharleyNottinghamUK - Nottingham, United Kingdom

This is a place to bring the family. There is a good play park for kids, with plenty to go at for them. A boating lake when it's fair weather to go on, along with nice walks around the lake. There's a café to buy drinks/ice creams etc. There are toilets if you need them. A fun place to be when you've got some spare time. At certain times of the year, there is a fun fair here to enjoy. There is good transport to get here, a Tram stops outside the park, ideal if you don't have transport.

10. Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall

Theatre Square, Nottingham NG1 5ND, England +44 115 989 5555
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4.5 based on 725 reviews

Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall

The Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall are 2 first class entertainment venues in Nottingham. Come and see top West End musicals and plays, opera and ballet, pop, rock and classical music, children's shows and side-splitting comedy.

Reviewed By stevedeb2016 - Derbyshire, United Kingdom

We went to see War Horse at the Theatre and the show was unbelievably fantastic, we both agreed that it is the best show that we have seen.
The effort that goes in to the show is incredible and a fantastic experience, we went to a matinee show but would gladly have stayed and watched again the same evening.
The Theatre itself has fantastic facilities and is a great experience, for us the access is also great as we park and ride on the tram and so are virtually dropped off at the door.
If yo enjoy the Theatre and watching shows then a trip to this place is a must.

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