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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Nottingham

Get your bow and arrow ready to aim for the most exciting things to do in Nottingham, home to the legendary 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. Then, 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!

Speaking of caves, Nottingham is home to the mysterious City of Caves, so put on your helmets and go deep down to explore what’s hiding in the passages.

Above ground, enjoy some good old-fashioned farmyard fun at Floralands Farm Park, go for a bounce at RedKangaroo Nottingham, or go for a round of crazy golf at The Lost City Adventure Golf. There are so many cool family attractions in Nottingham! 


Want to venture a little further? Our trusted explorer Penny Alexander, has listed her family's favourite outdoor family days out in Nottinghamshire. If that’s got your interest, then you might need this list of the Nottinghamshire school holiday dates to help you plan your next adventure.

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Tenpin Doncaster

Tenpin Doncaster

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

When you’re a parent, timing is everything; that’s why one-stop-shops are a blessing! Enter Tenpin Doncaster which combines bowling, arcade games and...

Family on trail at Cannock Chase Visitor Centre in Stafford

Cannock Chase Visitor Centre

  • Cannock
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Cannock Chase is home to beautiful green land and winding trails. Making it the perfect destination for a day of exploring. The Visitor Centre is a g...

A little girl looking at a monkey at Trentham Monkey Forest in Staffordshire

Trentham Monkey Forest5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(5)

  • Trentham
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

If you go down to the woods today you won’t see a bear, but you will see a lot of monkeys at Trentham Monkey Forest! Set in 60 acres of ancient Staff...

Families in swimming pool at Doncaster Dome

The Dome Doncaster3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The Dome provides an excellent range of sports, leisure and fitness facilities to cater for all interests and abilities, from the beginner and recrea...

Seating area at The Cheswold in Doncaster

The Cheswold

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Want a great day out for the kids and a yummy family meal? Head to the Cheswold for pub grub and a multi-storey soft play area for the kids! Let the...

Toad at Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park in Lincoln

Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Lincoln
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park is hoping to inspire conservationists of the future by giving them hands-on access to some exciting animals! A sm...

Girl on soft play frame at Playmania in Barnsley

Playmania

  • Barnsley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Playmania is a multi-level adventure play area with a huge selection of slides, plus tunnels, ball pits and other classic play features, plus 3 party...

Family at Elsecar Heritage Centre in Barnsley

Elsecar Heritage Centre

  • Barnsley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Elsecar Heritage Centre is built on the site of industrial workshops dating to the 1800s and the charmingly restored historical buildings now house a...

Sunset at Wakelake in Walsall

Wakelake

  • Walsall
  • Outdoor
  • Water Sports

Wakelake was the Midland's first cable tow centre and is mainly dedicated to the exciting activity known as wakeboarding! This is the sport of balanc...

Train at The Chasewater Railway in Burntwood

The Chasewater Railway

  • Burntwood
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Chasewater Railway operates standard gauge heritage steam and diesel trains on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays throughout the year, most Saturda...

Lake at Chasewater Country Park in Brownhills

Chasewater Country Park

  • Brownhills
  • Outdoor
  • Lakes

Chasewater Country Park is an excellent place to take the kids to play, as there is a lot of space, plus a number of activities for everyone to enjoy...

Outside view of Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery is a family friendly museum with games, colouring sheets, and trails that tells the story of the Doncaster area from...

Ball pit at Playtime Cannock in Hednesford

The Fun House

  • Hednesford
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Make yourself at home at The Fun House, Cannock. Let your kids storm into a soft play centre with slides, tunnels and a ball pit! With separate areas...

Wacky Warehouse The Barley Mow

Wacky Warehouse The Barley Mow5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Stafford
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Finding a place to eat out with the kids isn’t easy. Keeping the little ones entertained is important, so Wacky Warehouse is the perfect addition to...

Autumn at Coombe Country Park in Coventry

Coombe Country Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Coventry
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Coombe Country Park offers 500 acres of beautiful woodlands, grasslands, gardens and lake. It is the perfect location for a fun filled family day out...

Soft play area at Little Green Bookworm Cafe in Sutton Coldfield

Little Green Bookworm Cafe

  • Sutton Coldfield
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Fancy relaxing time with the kids out of the house? Pay little Green Bookworm Cafe a visit. This local play cafe in Sutton Coldfield is the perfect p...

Kids on Murder Mystery Treasure Tail

Doncaster Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Doncaster
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Get ready for a thrilling family day out in Doncaster! Channel you inner sleuth and prepare to face the Doncaster Mystery Treasure Trail - a murder m...

A family taking part in a Hunt Fun trail

Hunt Fun Doncaster

  • Doncaster
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Grab your thinking caps, peel those peepers and join the hunt; Hunt Fun Doncaster is a code cracking way to see the sights. The best and only way to...

Ball pit and slide at Fuzzy Ed's Hare & Hounds

Fuzzy Ed's at Hare & Hounds

  • Minworth
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Your kids love soft play? Then head over to Fuzzy Ed’s Hare and Hound in Minworth, where you’ll find  heaps of soft play fun for under-12s. You’ll be...

Ruin at Caludon Castle Park in Coventry

Caludon Castle Park

  • Coventry
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Caludon Castle Park The park is a special place as it houses Coventry's only castle remains, that of Caludon Castle set admist 24 acres of beautiful...

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