Archive by category Parks and open spaces

HRH the Duke of Kent to unveil Great War Memorial

HRH the Duke of Kent to unveil Great War Memorial

HRH Duke of Kent will officially unveil the Great War Memorial to Nottinghamshire’s fallen on 28h June 2019. The memorial on the Victoria Embankment will feature the names of all 13,482 from Nottinghamshire who lost their lives in the 1914 – 18 War, as well as civilian casualties, including nurses, two people killed in a […]

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New events added and handy guides available as city prepares for first Lightest Night on Friday

New events added and handy guides available as city prepares for first Lightest Night on Friday

To celebrate the summer solstice, Nottingham will host its first-ever Lightest Night this Friday – 21 June. The city will come to life from 5pm; offering all kinds of free, family-friendly entertainment as well as special, later opening times at some of the city’s favourite venues. From the Arboretum to Green’s Windmill; performances, music, dance, […]

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Cash boost for parks as successful Nottingham bid lands share of £11m

Cash boost for parks as successful Nottingham bid lands share of £11m

Nottingham has been successful in securing a share of £11m to safeguard the future of the city’s parks and open spaces. The National Trust has teamed up with The National Lottery Heritage Fund to launch ‘Future Parks’ and eight areas around the country have now been chosen to take part in the pioneering scheme. Each […]

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New playing space at Torvill Drive officially opens on Monday

New playing space at Torvill Drive officially opens on Monday

The new play area will open at Torvill Drive Park in Wollaton on Monday 15 April between 2-4pm.  To celebrate, Nottingham’s Parks and Open Spaces team is staging a family fun day with face painting, bouncy castle, arts and crafts, drumming workshops and street games. All the activity is free and everybody is invited. The […]

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Nottingham Building Society supports growth of StoryParks

Nottingham Building Society supports growth of StoryParks

Nottingham City Council is partnering with Nottingham Building Society, also known as The Nottingham, on an innovative new project aimed to get more young families developing their reading and mathematical skills in the beautiful settings of the city’s parks. The StoryParks project is a seven week interactive outdoor pop-up reading and numeracy camp of stories, […]

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Time to go back underground as Cave City returns

Time to go back underground as Cave City returns

The Cave City – Underground Festival will return to the city between 5-10 April as Nottingham continues to celebrate and showcase a selection of the 800+ caves that exist below the very feet of its residents. With a wide range of events from Friday to Wednesday, organisers plan to build upon the huge interest from […]

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Fresh blooms to add a splash of Old Market Square colour

Fresh blooms to add a splash of Old Market Square colour

Work has started to brighten up Nottingham’s Old Market Square with new flowers and shrubs. The £15,000 Nottingham City Council project will refresh and update the planters around the outside of the square. These are the original ones from when the area was developed in 2005. The aim is to add more colour and introduce […]

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Funding bid could help city’s parks and open spaces to continue to bloom

Funding bid could help city’s parks and open spaces to continue to bloom

Nottingham City Council will find out by the end of May whether a bid for over £1m to develop the city’s parks has been successful. The potential funding will come through the Future Parks Accelerator (FPA) which is a new national initiative to enable up to eight places to develop, secure, and enhance the future […]

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Festive Family Fun Weekends at Woodthorpe Park Plant Shop

Festive Family Fun Weekends at Woodthorpe Park Plant Shop

The Christmas season is set to get underway at Woodthorpe Park Plant Shop tomorrow (Saturday 24 November) with a programme of shopping and entertainment over each weekend until the middle of December. Situated just off the A60 with plenty of car parking, the plant shop offers great gardening gifts and general plant stock all year […]

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New cake making base is cherry on top for local café

New cake making base is cherry on top for local café

Popular local café business Homemade has found the sweet spot for its new cake-making base at The Forest Recreation Ground. Homemade already runs a café at The Forest Pavilion, which is popular among locals and park visitors alike – and now Homemade is moving all of its operations to the beautiful Forest Lodge building on […]

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