Best Things To Do & Days Out In Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Get your bow and arrow ready to aim for the most exciting things to do in Nottingham, home to the legend that is Robin Hood.

Start your day just outside of the city at the Sherwood Forest Country Park. Imagine running around the 450 acre woods with your band of Merry Men as you take money from the rich to give to the poor and fall asleep under the stars listening to the whisper of the wind in the trees around you.

See if you can find the Sheriff in Nottingham Castle, which holds treasures and artifacts from the 17th century. There’s also an amazing view of the city from the battlements. All heroes need to find a decent escape route, so join the tour of the castle caves. This labyrinth of secret passageways was manmade and leads to Kind David’s legendary dungeon!

You may have escaped capture at the castle on this Nottingham family day out, however the city caves reveal a hidden world, brought to life by an engaging audio tour and Archie and Annie the Archeologists.

The bright light of the sun will make you blink at first, so take the time to adjust before you jump head first into the fun at The Adrenalin Jungle. This open space is rammed full of activities offers quad biking, assault course, laser tag and much more.

You can even get your bow and arrow out again for archery practice. A hero’s work is never done after all.

Want to check when the next school holiday is so you can plan your family days out? We've got a handy breakdown of the UK school holidays to help.

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RedKangaroo Nottingham

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

At RedKangaroo they firmly believe that everyone is born to bounce! That's why their sessions and facilities are made for all ages and abilities, you...

Cineworld Nottingham

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Discover the latest hit films from around the globe at Cineworld Nottingham. Share the magic of the big screen with your whole family at this modern...

The Lost City Adventure Golf

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Bring your little budding golf star for an 18 hole crazy golf adventure at the Lost City, you even get to choose from two different full courses! Wil...

MeetspaceVR

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Time to enjoy gaming as a family! Take your young game lovers to meetspaceVR at Nottingham's intu Victoria Centre and discover the newest PC games an...

Si5 Spy Missions Nottingham

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

Si5 Spymissions is the exciting spy themed action adventure centre in Nottingham for ages 6 and above. The Mission: to infiltrate the ship and stop t...

Nottingham Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Nottingham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

If you can’t get enough of country walks, and your kids love tracking down treasure, this is the day out for you! Have a crack at the Nottingham Trea...

Planet Bounce

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Launch yourself into the heights of fun at Planet Bounce inflatable park in Nottingham! Anyone from 4–65 years is welcome to enjoy a jump session, so...

The Original Nottingham Ghost Walk

  • Nottingham
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Welcome ghost hunters and join a dark and ancient mission, seeking out the ghoulish residents of this historic city. The Original Nottingham Ghost Wa...

iLocked

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Got a sharp mind, a keen eye for detail and a taste for adventure? Take on an escape room experience at iLocked Nottingham and feel the excitement of...

Quasar Nottingham

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Nottingham's original Laser Tag venue, Quasar Nottingham is still going strong, welcoming kids over 7 to enjoy some pain-less, bruise-less combat gam...

The Adrenalin Jungle

  • Nottingham
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Make sure you bring plenty of energy with you to The Adrenalin Jungle. This 150 acres of woodlands contains fun, action and excitement for all ages....

City of Caves5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

At City of Caves discover a hidden world beneath your feet underneath the streets of Nottingham. Explore original sandstone caves with the actor-led...

Nottingham Bowl

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

With an epic 48 lanes spread over 2 floors it's also backed up by 2 bars, a separate family diner and huge amusement and arcade area! So come one, co...

National Justice Museum

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Explore the fascinating history of the justice system at the National Justice Museum in Nottingham. Discover original courtrooms, dungeons and prison...

Curious About Nottingham

  • Nottingham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Nottingham gives an enlightening view into what makes this legendary city, home to Robin Hood and Maid Marian, what it is. Take both wa...

Nottingham Castle

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The Nottingham Castle is a magnificent 17th Century ducal mansion built on the site of the original Medieval Castle, with spectacular views across th...

Nottingham Castle Caves

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

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 to...

National Ice Centre

  • Nottingham
  • Outdoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

You can skate every day at The National Ice Centre, the UK's centre for ice sports excellence, with a varying range of sessions designed to suit all...

Stonebridge City Farm3.4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(5)

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Just outside Nottingham city centre is Stonebridge City Farm. This community project is free to visit and a perfect antidote to city living with its...

Green's Mill and Science Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At Greens Windmill and Science Centre experiment with light, electricity and magnetism in the footsteps of mathematical physicist George Green (1793...

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