The e.on Nottingham Riviera, Old Market Square – All the fun of the seaside without leaving the city centre. Build sandcastles on the beach, splash around with our Gem Stars and enjoy a ride at the fun fair. There’s also live broadcasts from Gem 106 through the summer.
Arboretum Park, Nottingham – A hidden gem offering something for everyone. There’s an aviary with different types of birds, a hidden rose garden, a statute park, a formal area, flowerbed displays and a small lakeside walk.
Arnot Hill Park, Arnold – The design of this is play area was chosen by local children and their parents and has a water theme which links with the park’s lake.
Attenborough Nature Reserve, Attenborough – Lots of birds, ducks, geese and swans to see and feed, also no entrance fee!
Bestwood Country Park, Bestwood Village – There’s a playground geared for older children and a thick forest to explore.
Bramcote Hills Park and Stapleford Hills, Broxtowe – An extensive children’s playground with a family atmosphere.
Colwick Country Park, Colwick – This park is a haven for wildlife with grassland and water course which offer fishing, water sports and many other leisure activities. There is also a playground shaded by trees.
Creswell Crags, Worksop – A limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. There are many exciting and interesting things to do at Creswell Crags.
Forest Fields Park, Nottingham – Two playgrounds suitable for younger and older children, playing field – good for kites, parking at park and ride.
Langold Country Park Langold, Worksop – Four hundred acres of park with country walks, playgrounds and watersports. Also features outdoor concerts and children’s activity days during the summer months.
Rushcliffe Country Park, Ruddington – Featuring a children’s playground and the park is alongside the Nottinghamshire Heritage Centre, with its collection of steam trains and classic buses, some of which can be seen on show outside the museum.
Sherwood Forest Country Park and Fun Park, Edwinstowe near Mansfield – Robin Hood themed visitor’s centre, forest walks, The Major Oak and children’s playground.
Wollaton Hall and Park, Nottingham – A great day out for both adults and children. Take a walk around the lake, feed the ducks and enjoy a picnic in the spacious grounds. There’s also the Hall’s museum and the Industrial Heritage Museum to explore.
Galleries of Justice Museum, Nottingham – The Galleries of Justice Museum is home to the Villainous Sheriff of Nottingham. See Nottingham’s horrible history and crime and punishment through the ages in a fun and interactive way.
City of Caves, Nottingham – Discover a hidden world underneath the streets of Nottingham. Explore original sandstone caves with actor led tours and meet friendly characters Archie and Annie the Archaeologists or wander through at your own pace with an audio tour.
Greens Mill & Science Museum, Sneinton – This small museum is ideal for young children with its under 5′s discovery zone and play area. There’s also a picnic and grassy area outside the museum.
Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard, Nottingham – See how life in Nottingham used to be including an old school room, shops, house interiors and an air raid shelter in the caves.
Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Nottingham – a magnificent 17th century ducal mansion built on the site of the original Medieval Castle, with spectacular views across the city. A vibrant museum and art gallery housing collections of silver, glass, armour and paintings, plus fifteen centuries of Nottingham history. There’s also the new Robin Hood Town Tours.
Ferry Farm, Hoveringham – Farmyard animals, activity playground, young toddler playground and tractor area, trampolines and picnic area.
Floralands Farm Park, Lambley – Featuring a children’s play area, mini railway and plenty of animals to feed and hold.
Stonebridge City Farm, Nottingham – A hidden gem in the centre of Nottingham with lots of animals to see.
White Post Farm Centre, Farnsfield – A great day out for all of the family! Make friends with over 3000 animals from the instantly recognisable to the more unusual.
Water Meadows, Mansfield – Featuring a Leisure Lagoon, wave machine, 50m Twister Flume, Fast Drop Flume, Falling Rapids ride, tipping buckets, toddler slides a pirates ship, spray showers and interactive water play boards and a 25m competition pool.
Beechdale Swimming Centre, Nottingham – With pool activities to cater for all ages and abilities from parents and toddlers sessions to club sessions and major galas.
Castle Donington College Pool – Looking for something to do on a hot summer’s day? Have a swim at Castle Donington Community College’s heated outdoor swimming pool.
National Ice Centre, Nottingham – Enjoy a day on the ice at one of the beginner/family sessions or take an intensive skating course and learn to skate like a pro.
Sundown Adventure Land Theme Park, near Retford – A park uniquely designed for under 10′s. Feature’s a Storybook village, Lollippopet House, Captain Sandy’s Play Cove, and much more.
Wheelgate Adventure Park, Mansfield – Offering family fun, rides, animals, indoor play and the new Alien Galaxy Zone.