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Free things to do in Nottingham 2023

Written by Annabel Middleton

Looking for a fun day out in Nottingham that doesn’t cost a lot?
Here’s our handy guide with some super lovely spots!
From parks, museums and lots more to do and see,
The best part is these activities are all completely free!

Wollaton Hall and Park

Discover a Grade One listed Elizabethan Mansion located within 500 acres of amazing parkland! After your little ones have run around the park and play areas, visit the cafe for some great coffee and homemade cakes! Or go on a Wollaton Hall Hidden History Tour to see the Hall like never before, kids go free! Find out more here!

Robin Hood Festival

Various dates in August 2023

The much-loved Robin Hood festival is back, for its 37th year. Set within their Sherwood Forest home, this free event has a plethora of action inspired attractions. In their outdoor arena you’ll find an outdoor cinema, entertainers, re-enactment, comedy, magic and more! What will you get up to at the Robin Hood Festival? 

Nottinghamshire Day Festival

27th August 2023

Nottingham boasts the best talents within Nottinghamshire! Musical talent from across the county will be playing, in this mixed genre festival. Situated within Sherwood Forest, this is going to be a wonderful day out. This year the festival has one of the first world’s holographic movies, using multi-media headsets, this will be an immersive experience to try out. Learn more here.

The Arboretum

Visit Nottingham’s oldest public park near the city centre! With over 800 trees and a beautiful landscape, it’s the perfect place for a family walk! So come and join the green network of the city and spend some time outdoors with the kids! Find out more here!

Stonebridge City Farm

Head to Stonebridge City Farm for an action-packed day! See some seasonal plants, produce and herbs grown by the farm and get a feel for the countryside from a city! Say hello to cows, sheep, ponies, goats, pigs, barn animals and many more! You can even meet the 17 year old tortoise! Find out more here!

Green’s Windmill and Science Centre

See how flour is made at Green’s Windmill! You’ll learn how the windmill works and  if you go when the wind is blowing you may even be able to see the windmill sails turning! Plus, you can climb to the top of the mill tower and see over the whole of Nottingham! There’s also an incredible interactive Science Centre where you can learn about the story of George Green whose work led to the invention of MRI scanning machines! Find out more here!

Arnot Hill Park

Spend some time in a beautiful park set in the suburbs of Arnold! With a bowling green, pavilion, ball courts, rose garden, skate park, and a cafe there’s so much to do! There’s also an amazing arts trail with murals, ceramic pieces, wood carvings, and mosaics! Find out more here!

William Booth Birthplace Museum

This Musuem tells the story of William Booth, his family and the role they played in the formation of The Salvation army! From the 9-11th September there will be Heritage Open Days where you’ll be able to visit at the weekend! Discover thousands of documents and books in the library and learn the story of The Salvation Army from the 1860s up until today! Find out more here!

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