As winter sets in and it’s no longer acceptable to sit in a pub garden all weekend drinking cider and cocktails, we’re all looking for something else to do.
As winter sets in and it’s no longer acceptable to sit in a pub garden all weekend drinking cider and cocktails, we’re all looking for something else to do. But fear not, even though it might not seem appealing to leave your cosy bed to go out into the cold, grab your coats and put your boots on; there is always something to do in Nottingham.
The tale of Robin Hood
Firstly, you have the City’s most famous statue, Robin Hood. As you’ve probably noticed, he tends to dominate Nottingham’s attractions. The best ones to visit are the Castle and the Tales of Robin Hood. Nottingham Castle is only a short walk away from the city centre as well so don’t worry, you won’t aimlessly be ambling around looking for a man made out of stone. Another positive is that when you’ve made it to the top, you’ll be glad to know that there’s a café. Admission is free during the week.
The Cornerhouse is one of the latest venues to hit the city, and claims to “have it all under one roof”. There is a huge Cineworld and food places include The Harvester (mmm salad cart), pizza hut, nandos, TGI Fridays and the all new Turtle Bay. Recently built is an all-world food buffet – just imagine pizza for starter, Chinese and Indian for main and carvery for pudding. The word heaven comes to mind. The Slug and Lettuce is also a must visit with two for one cocktails (try the long island ice tea) and two for one puddings (try the cookie crumble ice cream). They have also recently added a new crazy golf section which is great post-dinner fun!
Score a strike or slip on some skates
If you love bowling (secretly or publicly) then you’re in luck, as 1st Bowl Nottingham is the UK’s largest bowling alley! Bowling is always great fun, well, until that really competitive friend cheats or is a sore loser and everyone goes home in silence. Or, if you’re feeling brave, try Ice skating. The Ice Centre is available for discos, lessons and a general skate (or should I say a general fall over, look like an idiot and bruise your knees night).
Take a gamble
Go to the greyhounds and release your inner gambler (obviously in moderation though). Grab a group of friends, have a few drinks and head down to the stadium to place a few bets. Do be prepared for when the dogs fall over as it can be quite distressing.
Go ghost hunting
In the Galleries of Justice, discover some of the city’s most haunted locations. If you think you can handle all the ghoulish tales and spine-tingling stories then check it out. But remember, you may have to sleep with the light on!
Why not try one of these and have a weekend that you won’t forget? I am always up for trying something different and will certainly be heading to the new crazy golf.