As you know we have our pregnancy – pre-school directory where we display local businesses that may interest you and your growing family. To find out what is classes and businesses we have on in Nottingham please click here.
We are thrilled to share a guest post from the lovely Lydia who blogs over at Eyes of a Mum. Lydia shares a list of fun things for families to do in Nottingham.
There’s no doubt about it, Nottingham is a great place for families! No matter what day of the week, time of year or weather forecast, there’s plenty to do!
Some of the best classes include letting the little ones get messy (whilst keeping the house clean!) at Splat Messy Play, having a good old boogie and sing song at Wiggle and Giggle Music and Movement Classes and learning how to communicate through the skill of British Sign Language at the baby sign classes Little Signers Club. Even better, all of these classes run all over the city so you’re never too far away from a good time!
Soft Play in Nottingham| Fun for Families in Nottingham
If classes aren’t your thing and you enjoy the freedom of soft play, there are a vast array of centres to choose from. From the magic of Hocus Pocus Soft Play to the wild times at Jungletastic, you’re truly spoilt for choice. If you’re also wanting a bit of adult time whilst the little one has a rest in the pram, Nottingham also has some amazing garden centres that also have soft play. East Bridgford Garden Centre (just outside of Nottingham) is huge! They have a large soft play centre for babies, toddlers and children and the most luxurious garden centre with a wide variety of food, gifts and goodies. Cherry Lane Garden Centre is also a great spot. It’s much smaller but still has an onsite soft play. They also have lovely stock (with some bargains to be had) and delicious food and drinks in their café.
Fun parks and Playgrounds| For Families in Nottingham
Nottingham also has some spectacular parks which offer fantastic children’s playgrounds. Wollaton Hall and Deer Park is simply stunning. I think the whole of Nottingham could go for a picnic here and there would still be space for a kick about! Wild deer roam free, which are an impressive sight to see. They have two on site cafés with one connected to a vast wooden playground.
Another great spot is Rushcliffe Country Park. Full of hidden gems including beautiful wildlife, Natural Heritage trials, skateboard ramps, a large playground as well as the track from the Great Central Railway running through the park where, if you’re lucky you’ll see a historic steam train pass through
Attractions | Families in Nottingham
If you’re looking for more of a destination attraction, then Stonebridge City Farm is definitely worth a visit! It’s a hidden piece of the country in the middle of the city. Best of all it’s free (they are a charity, so they do welcome donations). With opportunities to feed the animals on the farm, view and buy plants and produce from the gardens and veg patch, let the little ones play on the play area and enjoy some lunch in the café, it really is a great community project!
At the other end of the spectrum and on a much larger scale, is Robin Hoods Wheelgate Park. This theme park is a great day out for the whole family. With loads of indoor and outdoor rides and activities for children of all ages. It’s a great attraction whatever the weather! They also host lots of seasonal events throughout the year including spectacular firework displays and visits from Father Christmas!
All in all Nottingham (and it’s surrounding area’s) offers a great range of activities for families with children of all ages to create memories that will last a lifetime!
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