Nottingham’s Finest Places To Visit.


Nottingham is a busy city, especially during the working week, which means that sometimes you just need to find something to do during the day. This blog looks at some of the places you can go to if you are looking for something to do around Nottingham.


Great Central Railway – Nottingham

The Great Central Railway offers trains which take their guests on an experience of a lifetime, the beautiful scenery of the Midland counties and north-east Leicestershire area. They can get to taste food that was eaten in times gone by and purchase gifts and souvenirs from over 10 miles worth of railway tracks. If you like travelling back to a time when travel was something everyone did to get from one point to another, this is the place for you. Entirely made up of volunteers, all income goes towards preserving railway and transport history so that it can be enjoyed by future generations. The GCRN is a wonderful day out that the whole family will love. So come and enjoy a fun-filled day there! Entrance to the railway is completely free of charge (Other than special event days) although there are charges for trains and miniature railways which you can find out more about on their website. They’re open most Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays from the beginning of April to the end of October so please see their website if you would like to find out more.


Rushcliffe Country Park

Another day in the office means another responsibility to take care of. Sometimes you might feel that you are constantly under the gun. Whenever there is a lull in your schedule, it’s best if you spend your time wisely by getting some much needed additional rest in order to recharge your imagination! If you need a break, make sure it’s something constructive, like taking along some others who are reliable with whom you can trust when not around over lunch or hanging over work matters – they are very important people! If you find respite at the park, spend some time running loose through acres of grasslands, playing frisbee with your dog, or just lounging around with the family. The park has up to 20 pieces of equipment that can serve children aged 12 and under so everyone can have fun during their leisure hours. The playground has something for everyone! It features a fully accessible swing, perfect for the littlest kids in your party. The swing set is designed to provide safety while ensuring maximum fun! However just because you’re big doesn’t mean you don’t get any fun – at the park there’s also a smaller teenage-appropriate skatepark with half pipes, bowls, bikes built especially for stunts, fun boxes and rails found exclusively at the park! Alternatively, there are other outside things to do like walking around the park exploring the wildlife. The park also has a visitor’s carpark where it’s very affordable to stay parked for an entire day (maximum cost is only £1) – that’s less than charged at most theme parks!


Attenborough Nature Centre and Reserve

Attenborough has been unaffected so far by the COVID-19 pandemic, providing tourists and locals alike with a relaxing escape from the mayhem just a short distance away from Nottingham’s city center. In order to continue to remain open for business, they need you to keep supporting them by visiting throughout this difficult time to enjoy beverages and snacks as well as making purchases from their farm shop.


Framework Knitters’ Museum

A Historical Museum Nottinghamshire folk have been working with textiles for over 400 years. Isn’t it time that you join? Come visit to see how the Knitters lived and worked. Take a walk through history at The Framework Knitters Living Museum. Discover how people used to make their living – visit their workshops and see a framework knitter in action, create your own souvenir on a circular knitting machine, explore the garden, the wash house and other period buildings. See how it all worked then experience modern craftsmanship today with contemporary crafts that are based on that heritage. Shop in their Textile Emporium – don’t miss out on some great buys! Enjoy refreshments on the lawn or take a seat in their museum tea-room. After this trip to yesteryear why not come back for another look at history?


Here’s a map that leads you from the South area of Framework Knitters’ Museum in Ruddington to our unit at Blinds Nottingham, Vernon House, Friar Ln, Nottingham NG1 6DQ, UK