20 Best Things To Do In Nottinghamshire Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

COVID-19 Update

Many attractions are still closed, while others may have opened with social distancing in place. Please always check directly with the venue first before visiting.

See our list of attractions that have re-opened

Best Things To Do & Days Out In Nottinghamshire

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 751 fun things to do in Nottinghamshire for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Newark, Nottingham, Worksop and Sutton in Ashfield. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 544 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Nottinghamshire day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Nottinghamshire with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

Find your perfect day out

Robin Hoods Wheelgate Park

Robin Hoods Wheelgate Park

  • Farnsfield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Get ready for non-stop rides, thrills and waterpark fun, right at the edge of Sherwood forest at Robin Hood’s Wheelgate Park! Explore a 30-acre theme...

Mr Mulligan's Pirate Golf Nottingham

Mr Mulligan's Pirate Golf Nottingham

  • Calverton
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Love mini golf? You’ve got to try Mr Mulligan's Pirate Golf Nottingham! This 18-hole crazy golf will take you and the kids on a wild swashbuckling ad...

A little girl at Go Ape Black Park

Go Ape Sherwood Pines

  • Edwinstowe
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Hidden deep in Robin Hood country, Go Ape Sherwood Pines is a high ropes experience for the whole tribe. So, stash your bow and arrows for the day an...

Sheep racing at White Post Farm Centre in Farnsfield

White Post Farm Centre

  • Farnsfield
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

From cute chicks to sheep racing there’s lots for animal lovers to enjoy at the White Post Farm Centre, Entertaining families for twenty years, this...

People horse riding at Sherwood Riding School in Kneesall

Sherwood Riding School

  • Kneesall
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Sherwood Riding School Horse Riding Fun for Kids Horse riding lessons at Sherwood Riding school are great activities for kids. It's a Nottinghamshire...

Outside view of Southwell Minster in Southwell

Southwell Minster

  • Southwell
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Southwell Minster with its majestic Norman nave and glorious 13th century chapter house is one of the under-discovered jewels in the crown of Notting...

Man walking dog at Rufford Abbey Country Park in New Ollerton

Rufford Abbey Country Park

  • New Ollerton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Rufford Abbey Country Park has 150 acres of beautiful country park to explore and enjoy. Visitors love spotting swans, ducks and those typically chee...

Someone taking a photo of a girl at Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail

Sherwood Pines Forest Park

  • Mansfield
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Take the kids on an outdoor adventure at Sherwood Pines Forest Park and find out what hides deep in the heart of the legendary Sherwood Forest. Follo...

Aerial view of circuit at Amen Corner Karting at Newark

Amen Corner Karting

  • Newark
  • Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

The 300m junior track was opened in 1990 and was laid out to provide an easy fun course for novice drivers. It is all tarmac, originally 7.0m wide, w...

Kids looking for clues on Robin Hoods Major Oak Treasure Trail in Edwinstowe

Robin Hoods Major Oak Treasure Trail

  • Edwinstowe
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Robin Hood's Major Oak self guided themed Treasure Trail is a walking treasure hunt through the town of Edwinstowe and the heart of Sherwood Fore...

Outside view of Papplewick Pumping Station in Nottingham

Papplewick Pumping Station

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Papplewick Pumping Station is one of the best preserved water Pumping Stations in the British Isles and is protected as a Scheduled Ancient Monument....

Game stand at Sherwood Forest Fun Park in Edwinstowe

Sherwood Forest Fun Park

  • Edwinstowe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Sherwood Forest Fun Park is a family operated children's fair located in Sherwood Country Park, offering a great little range of kids' fairground tre...

Carriage train at Sherwood Forest Railway in Edwinstowe

Sherwood Forest Railway4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Edwinstowe
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Sherwood Forest Railway is home to the only Narrow Gauge Steam Railway in Nottinghamshire, and it's in miniature! A real steam railway, reduced to 5...

Photo exhibit at The Holocaust Centre in Laxton

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum

  • Laxton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Holocaust Centre provides a moving experience that gives kids the chance to learn about the Holocaust and other genocide in the 20th century. Thi...

Walking path at Sherwood Forest Country Park in Edwinstowe

Sherwood Forest Country Park

  • Edwinstowe
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

At Sherwood Forest Country Park one can browse around the Visitor Centre shops or relax after a stroll in the Forest Table Restaurant. Take a walk to...

Indoor soft play frame at Water Meadows in Mansfield

Water Meadows

  • Mansfield
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

They say the harder you work, the more you should play, which is exactly what you can do at Water Meadows. The swimming and fitness complex offers so...

Outside view of Newstead Abbey in Nottingham

Newstead Abbey

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Newstead Abbey is an ideal place for a family day out, especially during good weather, as the gardens are a great spot for a picnic. The Abbey is onl...

Kids jumping on trampolines at i-Jump Trampoline Park in Mansfield Woodhouse

i-Jump Trampoline Park

  • Mansfield Woodhouse
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Aspiring acrobats, Olympians and even ninjas are welcome to master their moves at i-Jump Trampoline Park. With over 55 interconnected trampolines and...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Mansfield

  • Mansfield
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

From the farthest reaches of outer space to the depths of the Amazon jungle, film can take you anywhere. Explore the world and beyond at ODEON Mansfi...

Families playing laser tag at Laser Days in Nottingham

Laser Days

  • Nottingham
  • Outdoor
  • Laser Tag

It’s time to be tactical, feel active and get running! Laser Days is a combat experience bringing the drama to family days out.   Tucked away in the...

things-to-do redesign