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Things To Do & Days Out in Nottinghamshire

Sundown Adventureland The Theme Park especially designed for the under 10’s. We have Adventure play areas, Cafes, Shops, plus lots lots more including the NEW Angry Birds zone!
Wheelgate Adventure Park A land of thrilling rides, amazing attractions and exhilarating activities and the terrific new Robin Hood’s Waterpark and Splash Land! From the Runaway Mine Train roller coaster and challenging Mini Diggers, to the indoor soft play Pirate Ship and Tropical House the fun is endless!
White Post Farm Centre As well as meeting the animals and enjoying the walk in aviary, you can zoom around on go-karts, catch a seasonal show, do a little shopping or even pick up a new pet!
Floralands Farm Park There is play equipment, a picnic area and a wide variety of animals to see and feed. As well as the Animal Farm Park, there is a Maize Maze, open from the end of July to October.
Stonebridge City Farm is an urban farm in the middle of Nottingham! Free to visit and open every day, with a number of animals both big and small; which you can feed, pet and handle; play park and picnic area; plus amenities such as cafe, shop and toilets.
Ferry Farm Country Park A farm with plenty of animals to meet and handle, such as piglets, lambs, pygmy goats and more. Adventure playground, go karts and tractors, indoor soft play, and pony rides. Under 2s visit free.
Wollaton Hall and Park Set in over 500 acres of historic deer park, Wollaton Hall is a spectacular Tudor building home to the city's Natural History Museum. Also see the Industrial Museum, Steam Engine House, Wollaton Visitor Centre and the Yard Gallery, plus exhibitions exploring art and the environment.
Nottingham Industrial Museum A museum covering the industrial history of Nottingham from lacemaking to motorcycle manufacture. Steam day on the last Sunday of every month, plus a calendar of changing events during the year.
Water Meadows Leisure Lagoon features include Wave Machine; 50m Twister Flume; Geysers and Water Cannons; Falling Rapids Ride and Fast Drop Flume! Plus Pirate Galleon for kiddlywinks.
Tumble Town Indoor Playcentre 3000 sq ft of indoor play area including climbing frames, a helter-skelter, slides, bouncing castle, soft play ball pools and supervised play. For under 7s.
Run Riot The Rushcliffe Arena is now closed but a new Leisure Centre is being built with planned opening January 2017!
Denz Indoor Playcentre Massive adventure climbing maze plus cool sky glide feature overhead, great toddler zone and optional kids' classes like musical play and kiddie art. Loads of fun!
Lanky Bill's Fun Shack Bill might be Lanky but this is hardly a shack: there's a long multi level play frame, enclosed toddler zone plus a mini play frame, kitchen role play area and awesome mirrored disco room!
Playmania Indoor Playcentre A great location for an indoor adventure with 3 massive floors of play equipment and fun features, plus a spacious toddler zone and parent toddler sessions offered with bonus activities. Grown ups welcome to play too, so don't forget your socks!
Little Drivers Soft Play is a family orientated modern colourful soft play centre with a modern play frame. It is family run and offers bespoke party packages tailored to your needs. Now with laser tag too!
Captain Jacks Adventure Play Retford's fantastic soft play centre is an ideal place to relax while the kids burn off energy. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness, excellent customer service and our good food. With a separate area for toddlers and juniors and regular bouncy castles and games we aim to provide a fun and safe place to...
Oceans of Fun Indoor Play Centre Children's indoor soft play centre with a separate area for babies and under 4s. The main play frame accommodates up to 11 year olds. We have a modern cafe serving delicious lunches and snacks. The play frame has a large wavy slide. It is open and can be seen from all the seats in the cafe area.
Escape Play Well equipped play areas for different age groups, go karts and sports area. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Nottingham with kids.
Jungletastic An exciting children's indoor soft play centre providing fun and safe entertainment for children aged up to 11 years. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Nottingham with kids.
Jimmy Beans Offering a vast array of bespoke, modern and professionally designed adventure play equipment, there is something for every child aged from newborn to ten years old!
Pirates Play Centre Fantastic three level play area with giant slides, rope bridges, sky glide, rollers etc. Separate toddler and baby soft play area, free wifi in the parents' lounge.
Wacky Warehouse - Ferry Boat Inn Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant situated in a lovely spot on the Rive Trent.
King and Miller Playzone Soft play in the King and Miller, part of the Eating Inn group and offers a three level play frame plus family friendly dining and a garden area.
The Goose Playzone the Goose offers a three level soft play adventure play frame plus family friendly dining and a garden area.
Eden Softplay - is a large indoor play centre for under 10s situated in the building of Saviourâs Church, Nottingham. Our huge 4 tier play area will provide hours of fun while parents relax in the comfortable cafe area.
Kids Zone Indoor Children’s Play Centre with a separate toddler area. Large play frame with 4 lane slide, tunnels and netting. Military style fitness exercise on offer. Mum and Toddler sessions during term time. A number of birthday party packages available.
City of Caves Discover a hidden world beneath your feet underneath the streets of Nottingham. Explore original sandstone caves with our actor led tours and meet our friendly characters Archie and Annie the Archaeologists or wander through at your own pace with our fantastic audio tour. You will be taken on an...
Nottingham Castle Caves Beneath the Castle a labyrinth of manmade caves and tunnels continue to tell the turbulent story of this historic site. Come along for a memorable tour and discover the secret passageways, King David's legendary dungeon, the Duke of Newcastle's Wine Cellar or Mortimer's Hole.
Nottingham Castle is 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.
Galleries of Justice is home to the Villainous Sheriff of Nottingham and is the only Museum of its kind in Europe. Based at Nottingham's old county gaol the Museum portrays Nottingham's horrible history and crime and punishment through the ages in a fun and interactive environment. Many tours are actor led making the...
Southwell Minster with its majestic Norman nave and glorious 13th century chapter house, this is a great little stop to get the kids' imaginations going. An excellent audio tour is available too!
Greens Windmill and Science Centre Fascinating displays and a few hands on experiments inspired by local mathematical physicist George Green, housed in his families' working windmill. Really interesting stuff plus lots of community and family events like seasonal crafts and cooking classes.
The Holocaust Centre A centre that allows people from all backgrounds to explore the history and implications of the Holocaust. The small but significant collection is designed to tell the stories of those affected and ensure their experiences are not lost.
Newstead Abbey A beautiful and historic house, surrounded by a number of stunning gardens and parkland. Water features, Tree Trail to follow, plus ducks, swans and peacocks to befriend. Once home to Lord Byron. Dogs on leads welcome in the grounds.
Papplewick Pumping Station A surprisingly beautiful and fascinating Victorian Pumping Station, that is still operational on ‘steam days’. Learn how it supplied Nottingham with water during the early 1880s and visit the underground reservoir. Surrounded by landscaped grounds and ornamental Cooling Pond.
National Ice Centre There are a range of ice skating sessions on offer to suit all ages and abilities, from the loudest disco to quieter sessions for beginners and families, plus seals and penguins to hang on to!
Lammas Leisure Centre Family friendly ice skating rink with loads of other sporting opportunities besides within the leisure centre. Great fun for all ages and good for bonding while you watch mum and dad fall over.
Nottingham Climbing Centre 800 square metres of climbing wall! The centre offers Bouldering, Top Roping and Leading Facilities; as well as running courses for beginners or improvers, starting from age 7.
The Adrenalin Jungle The largest outdoor activity centre in Nottingham, offering Junior Archery, Assault course, Laser Tag, Sumo, and Jungle Challenge. Woodland Quad Trek, Indoor and Outdoor Karting for older kids. Children’s parties available, plus special activities during school holidays.
Holme Pierrepont Country Park An Activity Centre that offers water sports such as White Water Rafting, Canoeing, Kayaking and Sailing. Other activities include Laser Tag, Sky Trail, Activity Course, Segways, and more! School holiday activities such as Treasure Hunts and Raft building also available.
Go Ape Sherwood Pines The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
The Asylum Skatepark is a clean, family friendly indoor skate park (14,000sq ft) catering for all sports, ages and abilities. Cafe available on site providing fresh home cooked meals.
Go Ape Tree Top Junior A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You'll take on crossings over trails and finish with one awesome zip wire.
Si5 Spymissions Nottingham is the exciting spy themed action adventure centre in Nottingham for ages 6 and above. Your Mission: to infiltrate the ship and stop the missile being launched! The mission ends with an adrenalin pumping escape: you and your friends will feel like real spies!
Planet Bounce Next generation trampolining with dodgeball and aeroball courts, stunt jump airbag, slam dunk run and 50 end to end tramps in the main park. Cadets sessions for small ones, After Dark party nights for old ones, fun for all!
Tenpin Nottingham is a bowling centre located in Clifton Boulevard. We have 26 modern fully computerised lanes, American and English Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids and Sector 7 Quasar. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options.
Mansfield Superbowl Classic family friendly tenpin bowling with kiddie assists like gutter guards, lighter balls and bowling ramps. It's not just bowling: It's Superbowling.
MFA Bowl Nottingham with an amazing 48 lanes spread over 2 floors this is the UK's biggest alley and it's also backed up by 2 bars, a separate family diner and huge amusement and arcade area! Bring your pocket money!
The Kurburgring A unique venue offering a definitively outdoor karting experience indoors. They run junior sessions for kids over 8, adults karts for over 14s.
Amen Corner Karting Two small fun tracks providing arrive and drive for all ages.They also have a new 550m pro-kart circuit for over 17s. Drivers from 8, passengers from 4.
Elk Motorsports Suitable for over 8s, an all weather floodlit track with a top quality, high grip tarmac surface.
Langar Go Karting and Quad Biking Centre A Go Karting and Quad Biking Centre, offering Junior options for kids aged 6 and up. A fun and exhilarating day out, supervised by experienced staff. Birthday parties available, plus Junior Race Academy.
Nottingham Raceway Karting An outdoor Karting track that is great for both beginners and seasoned karters. Specialised Cadet karts for kids aged 8 years and older. All safety equipment provided. Birthday party package available.
The Nottingham Ghost Walk A story-telling walking tour all about ghosts! Where they haunt, why they haunt, a bit of gore, some heritage and history - and you might even spot the real ghost who haunts our tours!
Robin Hoods Major Oak Treasure Trail Excite and inspire the kids with this self guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail. Learn about Robin Hood Country whilst following a scenic Trail route and hunting out the answers to the clues to solve the location of the treasure!
Curious About Nottingham is a unique way to find out things you didn’t know about Nottingham. Two treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the kids intrigued answering clues, matching pictures, and reading stories. Buy or instantly download and explore in your own time.
The Newark Treasure Trail Aaron Hutchens There’ll be no time for the kids to get bored on this treasure hunt themed Trail - you’ll explore the town, the castle and the riverside on your quest to solve the clues and complete the mystery!
Newark Air Museum The UKâs largest volunteer managed aviation museum with 75 aircraft and cockpit sections from across the history of aviation. 2 large Display Hangars housing more than 50 airframes; engine / artefacts displays; caf;© and large shop. Regular special events and education programmes available for...
Sherwood Forest Railway Take a ride on this fun narrow gauge railway that trundles through the heart of Sherwood Forest, running for 1 mile through the area’s farm land, with 2 crossings, a tunnel, and a couple of cute 5 8ths scale locomotives the kids will love, pulling open carriages behind them.
Great Central Railway Nottingham offers 10 miles of heritage railway running through the beautiful scenery of South Nottinghamshire and North-West Leicestershire. We are also home to static displays, a large Miniature Railway, Model Railways, Road Transport Collection and Play Area, with a Cafe and Gift Shop as well.
Sherwood Forest Country Park Take a walk to the mighty Major Oak, pick up a fun family nature trail, try the playground or just stand and admire the weird and wonderful shapes of the ancient oak trees, twisted by age and weathered into living sculptures.
Attenborough Nature Reserve An award winning eco friendly visitor attraction surrounded by the Attenborough Nature Reserve, with touch table and puzzles, interactive screen activities and sensory nature trails as well as kids' clubs and special events.
Riverside Park This park's vast open spaces are perfect for family fun, picnics and games as well as their regular events. Gorgeous sensory park nearby if you have younger children, too!
Clumber Park With 3,800 acres of parkland, gardens, woodlands and a lake, 20 miles of cycle routes and bike hire, plus a Discovery Centre, and a Woodland Play Park. Visit the Discovery Centre to see what childrens activities they are offering during the holidays. This National Trust managed Estate offers lots to do.
Idle Valley Adventure playground, nature trails, accessible paths, sculpture trail and nature viewing platform. Plus excellent Discovery Packs for hire from the friendly visitor centre including a pond dipping kit and binoculars!
Kelham Hall and Country Park is a huge stately home open to the public, surrounded by 44 acres of parkland and woods. We have both indoor and outdoor play areas, riverside walks and places to eat and drink.
Pot N Kettle Ceramic Cafe Great fun for all the family, find out how much fun painting ceramics can be. Ideal children's parties -no stress and we clear up the mess. Hand and Foot imprints in clay, Perfect for unique personalised gifts for Christmas, Birthdays and Christenings. Visit us today and be creative.
Razzle Dazzle Pots Ltd A fun family venue where you and your family can come and discover your creative side. We have a spacious studio downstairs where whilst painting your pottery you can relax and have delicious cake and coffee.
Arty Pots is a paint your own pottery studio in the heart of historic Newark. You can paint your own pottery pieces, have a party, make hand and footprint gifts or order a celebration gift to be painted for you.
Sherwood Forest Fun Park A family operated children's fair located in Sherwood Country Park with plenty for the small and mid range kids to play on from the caterpillar roller coaster and the ghost train to the classic tea cup ride and big slide.
Go Ape Forest Segway You can enjoy our forest Segway experience in the beautiful Sherwood Pines. From two legs to two wheels: for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
The Maize Get lost this summer in ‘The Maize’ a huge 4 acre maze set against the stunning backdrop of Kelham Hall and Country Park. With tricky challenges throughout the maize and a game for children it is perfect for all the family.
Sherwood Riding School is a Horse Riding School in Nottinghamshire. There are lots of activities for children at weekends and in the holidays such as own a pony mornings and birthday parties. You can learn in a group or on your own.
Derbyshire Pony Trekking is a complete off road Pony Trekking Centre. All Weather riding all year round, even in the snow! Disabled customers catered for, Treks suitable for all levels of rider available, We cater for ages 4 upwards.
Quasar Nottingham Painless bruiseless laser tag, the gentler way to get the thrills of shoot 'em ups in a live action role play setting.
Laser Labyrinth A brilliant laser tag venue, with a number of exciting zones to play in, plus a variety of game modes, from skillful Escape! to frantic solo tag matches. Friendly staff. Birthday parties available.
Sector 7 Laser How's your aim? Good? Good. How about when you're surrounded by smoke, darkness, aliens, laser pyrotechnics and all manner of 4D special effects in an immersive combat arena? Come and find out!
The Lost City Adventure Golf The first indoor course of its kind in the East Midlands, The Lost City will give intrepid pioneers of all ages the opportunity to test their skills at the state-of-the-art adventure golf complex. The Lost City features two 18-hole courses with dramatic interactive features such as talking Inca statues
At Day Out With The Kids, we've tried to put together as many great things to do with kids in Nottinghamshire as possible, especially those that are affordable for everyone. Popular towns and places to go include Nottingham, Newark and Mansfield, and we'd also recommend you check out the nearby counties of Derbyshire and Leicestershire. If you've been on a fun day out in the area you'd like to share, please contact us so other families visiting Nottinghamshire can enjoy it too!

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