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Crich Tramway Village, Derbys. Museum, Tram Rides, Events, Indoor & Outdoor play areas ~ 01773 854 321
http://www.tramway.co.uk

Holme Pierrepont Country Park, Water Sports/Country Park & Camping/Family Activities, ~ 0115 982 1212

Alton Towers Resort & Theme Park, www.altontowers.com,

Attenborough Nature Centre, Nature Reserve & Visitor Centre, ~ 0115 972 1777

Belvoir Castle, Grantham, ~ 01476 871 001

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre & Country Park, Sutton Cheney, ~ 01455 290 429

Brewhouse Yard, Nottingham, Museum of Nottingham Life, ~ 0115 876 1400

City of Caves, Broadmarsh, Discover a Hidden World Beneath your Feet, ~ 0115 988 1955

Clumber Park, Worksop, Woods/Parkland/Gardens/Cycle Hire/Cafe, ~ 01909 544917

Conkers, Nr Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Woods/Adventure/Play,Families ~ 01283 216633

Creswell Crags, Welbeck, Nr Worksop, Museum/Visitor Centre/Gorge & Caves ~ 01909 720378
http://www.creswell-crags.org.uk

Cromford Mills, Mill Lane, Derbys, ~ 01629 823 256

DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum & Courtyard Workshops, Eastwood. Museum/Cafe/Art/Crafts ~ 0115 917 3824

Doddington Halll & Estate, Lincs, ~ 01522 694 308

Donington Park ~ 01332 810048

Easton Walled Gardens, Grantham, Lincs, ~ 01476 530063

Elvaston Castle, Borrowash Rd, Derby, ~ 01629 533 870

Eyam Museum, Derbyshire, ~ 01433 631371

Ferry Farm Country Park, Hoveringham, Open Tues-Sun term time & daily during school hols, ~ 0115 966 4512
http://www.ferryfarm.co.uk

Floralands Farm Park, Catfoot Lane, Lambley, Farm Park, Play Area & Animals ~ 0115 926 8137

Go Ape! Sherwood Pines.Tree Top Junior Min Height 3‘, Adventure & Segway, 10yrs+ ~ 0333 331 7990

Gordon Boswell Romany Museum, Spalding, Lincs, ~ (0) 1775 710599

Great Central Railway Heritage Centre, Ruddington, ~ 0115 940 5705

Greens Windmill & Science Centre, Sneinton, Working Mill, Museum & Activities, Wed-Sun, 10-4pm ~ 0115 915 6878

Hardwick Hall, Chesterfield, Derbys, ~ 01246 850430

High Peak Junction Visitor Centre, Cromford, Derbys, ~ 01629 823 204

Idle Valley Nature Reserve & Rural Learning Centre, North Rd, Retford, ~ 01777 713 940

Kelham Hall & Country Park, Newark, ~ 01636 980 000

King Richard 111 Visitor Centre, St. Martins, Leicester, ~ 0300 300 0900

Laxton, Notts. Open Fields, Visitor Centre & Heritage Working Farm, ~ 01777 871 586

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Loughborough Rd, ~ 0116 268 1426

Lincoln Castle, ~ 01522 782040

Lincoln Cathedral, ~ 01522 561600

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, Spilsby, Lincs, ~ 01790 763207

Mansfield Museum, Leeming St, Mansfield, ~ 01623 463088

Middleton Top Countryside Centre, Middleton by Wirksworth, Derbys, ~ 01629 823 204

Midland Railway, Butterley, Ripley, Steam Trains/Museum/Country Park, ~ 01773 570140

Mr Mulligan‘s Pirate Golf, Ramsdale Park Golf Centre, Calverton, 18 Holes of Swashbuckling Fun! ~ 0115 9655 600

National Civil War Centre, Newark, Open Daily April-Sept 10am-5pm ~ 01636 655765

National Justice Museum, High Pavement, fun & engaging activities & exhibitions ~ 0115 952 0555

National Space Centre, Leicester - History, Romance & Exploration of Space, ~ 0116 261 0261

National Stone Centre, Wirkworth, Derbys, ~ 01629 824833

Naturescape, Langar, Wildflower Farm/Wildlife Trail, Cafe ~ 01949 860592

New Art Exchange, The Forest tram stop. Family Friendly Events/Exhibitions/Cafe. Free Entry ~ 0115 924 8630

Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe, Nr Newark, Immerse yourself in the history of Aviation ~ 01636 707 170

Newark Castle, ~ 01636 655 765

Newark Showground, Winthorpe, ~ 01636 705 796

Newstead Abbey, Ravenshead, Historic Hse/Parkland/Gdns/Cafe, ~ 01623 455900

Nottingham Castle, Friar Lane, Nottingham, ~ 0115 876 1400

Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham, International Art Free for Everyone, ~ 0115 948 9750

Nottingham Industrial Museum, Wollaton Hall Stable Block, Open Sat/Sun & Bank Hols

Papplewick Pumping Station, Nr Ravenshead, Steamings/Play Area/Cafe & Underground Reservoir, ~ 0115 963 2938
http://www.papplewickpumpingstation.co.uk

Poole‘s Cavern & Buxton Country Park, Park Green Ln, Buxton, ~ 01298 26978

Robin Hoods Wheelgate Family Theme Park, White Post, Farnsfield, ~ 01623 882773

Rockingham Castle, Rockingham Village, Leics, ~ 01536 770 240

Rufford Country Park,Ollerton, Gallery/Sculptures/Gdns/Cafe, ~ 01623 821 338

Rutland Water Park, Oakham, ~ 01780 686800

Sconce & Devon Park, Boundary Rd, Newark, ~ 01636 650 000

Sherwood Forest Art & Craft Centre, Edwinstowe, Studios and Cafe, Open all Year, ~ 01636 650 000

Sherwood Forest Country Park, Major Oak/Visitors Centre, Edwinstowe, ~ 01623 823202

Sherwood Forest Fun Park, In The Country Park, Edwinstowe, ~ 01623 823536

Sherwood Forest Railway, Gorethorpe Ln, Nr Edwinstowe, ~ 01623 515339

Sherwood Pines Forest Park, Edwinstowe, Cycle Hire/Walks/Events & Family Activities, ~ 07825 055 241

Shipley Country Park, Nr Heanor, Derbys, ~ 01773 719961

Southwell Minster, Church St, ~ 01636 812 649
http://www.southwellminster.org.uk

Southwell Racecourse, Rolleston, Nr Newark, ~ 01636 814 481
http://www.southwell-racecourse.co.uk

Spheremania, Westwood, Bubble Football, Zorbing & Combat Archery 9yrs+ ~ 07772 451623

Stonebridge City Farm, St Anns, Free Admission, Open Daily, ~ 0115 950 5113

Stonehurst Family Farm & Museum, Mountsorrel, Leics, ~ 01509 413 216

Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood, Sudbury, Derbys, ~ 01283 358 5337

Sundown Adventureland, Nr Retford, Theme Park for Under 10‘s, ~ 01777 248274
http://www.sundownadventureland.co.uk

Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, Chesterfield, Derbys, ~ 01629 533 020

The Archbishop‘s Palace, Southwell, Church St, ~ 01636 812 649

The Holocaust Centre, Laxton, Notts, ~ 01623 836 627

The Lost City Adventure Golf, The Cornerhouse, for Budding Explorers & Advenurers of All Ages! ~ 0115 985 9455
http://www.lostcityadventuregolf.com

The Nottingham Ghost Walk & Heroes & Villains of Nottm Tours, ~ 07968 648950

The Workhouse, Southwell, Life of 19th Century Paupers, ~ 01636 817260

Town Hall Museum & Art Gallery, Newark. Mon-Sat, 10.30-3.30, Free Entry + Children‘s Activities ~ 01636 680333
http://www.newarktownhallmuseum.co.uk/schools

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Twinlakes Park, Melton Mowbray, Animals/Play Zones/Rides, ~ 01664 567777

Twycross Zoo, Atherstone, Play Areas/Rides/Picnic/Cafe, ~ 0844 474 1777

West Midlands Safari Park, ~ 01299 402114

White Post Farm Centre, Farnsfield, Free Range Fun For all the Family! ~ 01623 882977
http://www.whitepostfarm.co.uk

Willow Tree Family Farm, Shirebrook, Community Farm, Woodland Walk, Cafe, ~ 01623 748808

WISTOW MAZE - Leics. Giant Maize Maze with a fun Quiz Trail hidden in 3 miles of paths ~ 07884 403889

Wollaton Hall, Wollaton, Elizabethan Mansion, Industrial Museum & Deer Park, ~ 0115 876 3100

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, The UK‘s Number 1 Walkthrough Wildlife Adventure! ~ 01302 535057

Family Entertainment Centres

Escape Family Entertainment Centre, Giltbrook Ind/Retail Park, ~ 0115 938 6206

Fun Station at The Corner House, Nottingham. Fun-packed Interactive Games, All ages ~ 0115 871 5878

i-jump Trampoline Park, Old Mill Lane, Mansfield. 10-7.30 Daily ~ 01623 705 909

Planet Bounce, Huntingdon St, Nottm, Tampoline Park, Food, Games & Challenges, 4-65yrs! ~ 01159 881745

Family Friendly Eating Out

Cafe Sobar, Friar Lane, alcohol-free bar, restaurant and venue, family activities ~ 0115 824 0366
http://www.sobar-nottingham.co.uk

Old Moor Lodge, Mornington Cres, Nuthall, ~ 0115 976 2200

The Beekeeper, Beeston, Play Areas/Baby Changing, ~ 0115 943 6184

The Nuseryman, Derby Rd, Beeston, O/Side Dining & Play Area ~ 0115 917 0021

Parks and Outdoor Play Areas

Balloon Wood Adventure Playground, After School/Hols, 5-13yr ~ 0115 876 3888;

Bestwood Country Park, Bestwood Village, Walks/Wildlife/Activities & Events, ~ 0115 927 3674

Bramcote Hills Park, 80 acres, Play Area, Picnic, Trim Trail ~ 0115 917 7777

Brierley Forest Park, Sutton, Walks/Sculpture/Play Area/Cntr ~ 01623 550 172

Colliers Wood, Moorgreen, Walks/Open Air Theatre,

Kingsway Park, Kirkby, Small Wood/Football/Cafe, ~ 01623 450 000;

Mill Lakes, Off Wigwam Lane, Hucknall, Walks/Wildlife, ~ 0115 927 3674

Portland Country Park, Kirkby, Walks/Areas of SSI/Visit Cntr, ~ 01623 450 000..

Sutton Lawn, Ashfield, Walks/Fishing/Sports/Play Area/Cafe, ~ 01623 450 000;,

Titchfield Park, Hucknall, Sport/Sk8/Youth & Play Areas/Cafe, ~ 01623 450 000:

Vicar Water Country Park, Off Mansfield Rd, Clipston, Footpaths, Cycleways, Visitor Centre & Cafe ~ 01623 650 000

Theatres

Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham, ~ 0115 846 7777

Mansfield Palace Theatre, Leeming St, Mansfield ~ 01623 633133

Nottingham Arts Theatre, George St, Nottingham, ~ 0115 947 6096

Nottingham Theatre Royal, Theatre Square, ~ 0115 989 5555

Nottm Playhouse, Wellington Circus, Nottingham, ~ 0115 941 9419

Palace Theatre Newark, Appletongate, ~ 01636 655755

Tourist Information Centres

The Minster Centre, Church St, Southwell, ~ 01636 819 038