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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People looking at tractors at Coventry Transport Museum

Coventry Transport Museum5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Coventry
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Coventry Transport Museum is largest collection of British Road Transport in the world with over 230 cars and commercial vehicles, 250 cycles and 100...

Outside view of Escape Live Coventry

Escape Live Coventry

  • Coventry
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

One room, one hour and tonnes of dastardly problems to solve. You’d better have your wits about you as Escape Live Coventry is here to test them. Rea...

Outdoor play area at Tattershall Farm Park

Tattershall Farm Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Tattershall
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Tattershall Farm Park is a great mix of indoor and outdoor farmyard fun. Children and adults will love meeting the animals. Take a walk down the outd...

Horses at Cannock Chase Horse Trekking in Stafford

Cannock Chase Horse Trekking

  • Stafford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Kids can get in touch with nature by trotting, cantering and galloping around the Staffordshire countryside with Cannock Chase Horse Trekking. It doe...

Families swimming in pool at Coventry Sports and Leisure Centre

Coventry Sports and Leisure Centre

  • Coventry
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Coventry Sports and Leisure Centre is a unique facility which is sited in the city centre. It offers an almost inexhaustible choice of opportunities...

Jumping arena at Go Bounce Extreme Trampoline Park in Doncaster

Go Bounce Extreme Trampoline Park

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Go Bounce Extreme Trampoline Park offers an energetic day out, suitable for all the family. You can bounce to your hearts' content, flip and somersau...

Soft play foam pit at Yum Yum World in Rugby

Yum Yum World5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Rugby
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Soft play and lots of colourful candy. Sounds like a kid’s dream, doesn’t it? It’s exactly what you get at Yum Yum World soft play centre in Rugby. I...

Abbey on Curious About Coventry walk

Curious About Coventry

  • Coventry
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Coventry gives an exciting glimpse into what makes this full of surprises city what it is. Expand your knowledge, be entertained and ch...

Soft play area at Astrabound Play Centre in Doncaster

Astrabound Play Centre

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Astrabound Play Centre Come and discover the spooky spiral slide, four lane Astra slide and much, much more. For the sporty types, an interactive spo...

Artefact at Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral

  • Coventry
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Visitors are always welcome at Coventry Cathedral and they have a trained team of Welcomers, Guides and Chaplains to help you feel comfortable in you...

Gallery at World Rugby Hall of Fame

World Rugby Hall of Fame

  • Rugby
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Share a love for rugby with the kids? Make memories and inspire dreams with a family visit to the World Rugby Hall of Fame! Take your little ones on...

Kids bouldering at The Ballroom Climbing Wall in Coventry

The Ballroom Climbing Wall

  • Coventry
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

See how high you dare to climb at The Ballroom Climbing Wall. It’s a great way to keep fit with a fair few thrills as well! As Coventry’s first dedic...

Kids on Spy Mission Treasure Trail

Coventry Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Coventry
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The time has come to prove yourself on the Coventry Spy Mission Treasure Trail, where code busting and clue cracking is everything. If you’re not use...

Girls play mini golf at Rand Farm Park in Market Rasen

Rand Farm Park

  • Market Rasen
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Rand Farm Park offers a high quality “hands on” fun and learning experience both for day and residential visitors of all ages and abilities. Rand Far...

Kids looking at drawings at Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry

Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

  • Coventry
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Located in the historic centre of Coventry, next to the Cathedral ruins, the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum is the cultural hub of the city. Visit us...

Escape Reality Coventry

Escape Reality Coventry

  • Coventry
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Experience the thrill of escape at Escape Reality Coventry - the biggest escape room games venue in the Midlands, located right at the heart of Coven...

Inside the escape room Escape Time Sutton Coldfield

Escape Time - Sutton Coldfield

  • Sutton Coldfield
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Feel the thrill of a live escape room game at Escape Time - Sutton Coldfield. It’s the perfect activity to get the family together, no matter the wea...

The Adventure Zone Soft Play and Party5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Rugby
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Adventure Zone Soft Play and Party Centre has two specially constructed play areas; a large area open to children aged from 5 to 12 years old and...

People playing laser tag at Laser Quest Coventry

Laser Quest Coventry

  • Coventry
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Laser Quest Coventry is the ultimate action packed sci fi adventure for all ages in this real life video game. Stalk your doomed opponents through th...

People on segways at Madrenaline in Macclesfield

Madrenaline

  • Macclesfield
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Mad-Renaline Activity Centre: Combo Kidz fun activity day out with the kids! It's the school holidays and your little darlings are complaining about...

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