Archive by category Parks and open spaces

Festive Family Fun Weekends start at Woodthorpe Park Plant Shop

Festive Family Fun Weekends start at Woodthorpe Park Plant Shop

The Christmas season is set to get underway at Woodthorpe Park Plant Shop this weekend with a varied programme of shopping and entertainment until the middle of December. Passers-by will have seen the iconic reindeer lit up in Woodthorpe Park, this year with a jaunty red nose. This signals the beginning of the Christmas season. […]

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Open space requirements for new developments in Nottingham set for green light

Open space requirements for new developments in Nottingham set for green light

Nottingham City Council is due to take an important step towards increasing and improving the open spaces linked to new developments today (Tuesday 19 November 2019). The city’s Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for Open Space in New Residential and Commercial Developments will go to the council’s Executive Board for adoption. The SPD, which went to […]

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Works get underway to improve Highfield Park’s river

Works get underway to improve Highfield Park’s river

Work started this week on improvements to Tottle Brook in Highfields Park that will create new wildlife habitats. Funded by a £50,000 grant from the European Regional Development Fund and Nottingham City Council, the work involves re-naturalising the river channel that runs through the park. This will create an enhanced environment for wildlife, improved biodiversity […]

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New Youth Wing added to play centre

New Youth Wing added to play centre

A new Youth Wing has been added to the play centre at The Ridge Adventure Playground to provide a creative space for teenagers. Music, dance, table games and a meeting space will be available in the new extension to the playground and play centre in Bestwood. Funding for the £253,000 multi-use Youth Wing has come […]

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Do plants ‘sing’?

Do plants ‘sing’?

Musician Jason Singh gives camellia plants a voice in a new sound art installation at Wollaton Hall. Plant Blindness is a unique and immersive sound installation in the Camellia House at Wollaton Hall by Jason Singh, which uses naturally occurring ‘biodata’ from plants to create a musical composition. Plant Blindness: Jason Singh21 September 2019 to […]

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Four Nottingham sites are among the UK’s top 500, says Lonely Planet

Four Nottingham sites are among the UK’s top 500, says Lonely Planet

Nottingham is proud to have four sites in a new Lonely Planet guide listing the top 500 experiences in the UK. Lonely Planet – the world’s number one travel guidebook brand – has created the ultimate United Kingdom travel list. The Lonely Planet list of top 500 UK experiences has included four Nottingham attractions (Pictured […]

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Riverside Festival returns… Don’t miss the East Midlands’ biggest family festival this weekend

Riverside Festival returns… Don’t miss the East Midlands’ biggest family festival this weekend

The East Midlands’ biggest free summer festival will be back on Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment this weekend (2- 4 August) where over 150,000 visitors are expected as the annual Riverside Festival takes place alongside the River Trent. The festival lasts until Sunday evening, offering a wide range of family fun and entertainment with something for every […]

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Nottingham flies the most flags for premier parks

Nottingham flies the most flags for premier parks

Three more Nottingham parks have gained Green Flag Awards this year, bringing the total in the city with the nationally-recognised standard to 68 – the most for any council area in the country. This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental […]

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StoryParks helps celebrate the legacy of our own fantastic Mr Fox

StoryParks helps celebrate the legacy of our own fantastic Mr Fox

The StoryParks project is less than a month from launch. July and August will see a five-week interactive outdoor pop-up reading and numeracy camp of stories, activities and games take place in five of Nottingham city’s Green Flag parks. The city council is partnering with Nottingham Building Society – known as The Nottingham – for […]

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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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