Archive by category Parks and open spaces

Park set to unveil new children’s playground

Park set to unveil new children’s playground

A new £80,000 children’s playground in Basford is ready to be officially opened this week. The facility at Stockhill Park, which has a theme in keeping with the nearby fire station, has come about after a partnership between Nottingham City Council and the local residents’ group, Saltar. It includes climbing frames, two sets of swings, […]

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Jam packed family fun day comes to Nottingham this summer

Jam packed family fun day comes to Nottingham this summer

Children and parents in Nottingham are invited to try their hand at a whole host of free, fun activities as ParkLives hosts its biggest event in the city yet this summer. The Family Fun Day will take place on Wednesday 12th August, 10am – 4pm at Forest Recreation Ground. Families will have the chance to […]

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Builders open the batting at cricket community project

Builders open the batting at cricket community project

Groundwork has started at the Meadows Recreation Ground in Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment – the site of a new cricket pavilion benefiting local communities. The project will see the development of a brand new dedicated cricket clubhouse on the recreation ground – and is being delivered by nearly 50 local partners who are giving time, services […]

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Parklives brings summer of free fun to Nottingham

Parklives brings summer of free fun to Nottingham

Nottingham parents and their purses will be spared this summer as Nottingham ParkLives launches hundreds of new free summer activity sessions in local parks, with families encouraged to try their hand at everything from Zumba to Tai Chi. With different activity types to try entirely free of charge, this is one summer outing that won’t […]

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Nottingham Parks named as some of the best in Britain

Nottingham Parks named as some of the best in Britain

Embargoed until: July 23, 2015, 00:01am More of Nottingham’s parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year. 22 parks in Nottingham have now been assessed by Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag award scheme as amongst the very best in the UK,. This year two additional Nottingham parks have […]

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Gardener’s Cottage at Newstead Abbey to be restored for holiday lets

Gardener’s Cottage at Newstead Abbey to be restored for holiday lets

The old Gardener’s Cottage, situated in the heart of the gardens surrounding Newstead Abbey, once the home of the Romantic poet Lord Byron, is to be restored so that it can be hired by holiday makers visiting Nottinghamshire. Built in the 1860s by the Webb family and positioned just a few minutes’ walk from the […]

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Seeking volunteers to spin a tale at Wollaton Hall

Seeking volunteers to spin a tale at Wollaton Hall

Do you enjoy a good yarn? Can you make stories come alive for children and families? Then the perfect role is waiting for you at Wollaton Hall. Volunteers are being sought to train and work as storytellers from this summer onwards. Inspired by the galleries, the natural history museum, and the hall’s own intriguing history, […]

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