Archive by category Parks and open spaces

Lots of fun and free activities at Broxtowe Park Fun Day!

Lots of fun and free activities at Broxtowe Park Fun Day!

Nottingham City Council is proud to host the Broxtowe Park Fun Day on Thursday 25 August from 12 until 4pm. There will be lots of free activities for the whole family to enjoy such as: • Bug Hunts • Den Building • Mud Sculptures • Arts and Crafts • Football • Archery • Basketball • […]

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Spectacular summer of ping pong served up with Datto Ping!

Spectacular summer of ping pong served up with Datto Ping!

On Wednesday 3 August, table tennis returns to the city as the 2016 Ping! Festival gets underway at Smithy Row between 11am and 3pm. The festival will last until 4 September. This year’s festival is sponsored by Datto, an innovative technology company and global brand* The Datto Ping! Festival places tables complete with bats and […]

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Record Numbers at Biggest Ever Splendour

Record Numbers at Biggest Ever Splendour

2017 Tickets Now On Sale The music, the weather and the fantastic atmosphere made for a memorable Splendour enjoyed by the festival’s biggest ever 21,000 strong crowd in Wollaton Park on Saturday (23 July). A day of musical highlights across the three stages was brought to a close with a dazzling set from Jess Glynne, […]

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Council announces winners of Smokefree Summer poster competition

Council announces winners of Smokefree Summer poster competition

The winning designs have been chosen in Nottingham City Council’s poster competition to promote its Smokefree Summer. Six winners have been selected from four city schools and their designs will now be turned into large, eye-catching posters to advertise family events over the coming days and weeks where smokers will be asked not to light […]

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New parking restrictions open up Victoria Embankment

New parking restrictions open up Victoria Embankment

New parking restrictions are being introduced along Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment to help more people use the park and riverside walks. Day-long commuter parking along the Embankment has become an increasing problem, leaving people visiting the area for recreation with fewer parking options. It is also hoped that the new parking restrictions will help reduce some […]

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Popular nurseries continue to help the city to bloom

Popular nurseries continue to help the city to bloom

Nottingham City Council’s nurseries continue to go from strength to strength, providing beautiful blooms, not only to the city’s parks and open spaces but to local gardeners and businesses. With customers as far away as Royal Lytham St Annes/Fylde Borough Council in the North West – a region with its own high standards in horticultural […]

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Local players encouraged to get into tennis at Vernon Park hit

Local players encouraged to get into tennis at Vernon Park hit

Nottingham has clearly got the tennis bug as the city hosts the Aegon Open – with budding players of all ages getting the chance to play alongside Davis Cup winner Dan Evans and Australian star John Millman. The enjoyable session took place on refurbished courts at Basford’s Vernon Park on Saturday with players getting involved […]

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Free Family Adventure Week on offer in Nottingham this half-term

Free Family Adventure Week on offer in Nottingham this half-term

Nottingham’s busy mums and dads can keep the family entertained for free this half-term as ParkLives launches its Family Adventure Week, taking place in local parks until Friday 3rd June. ParkLives Family Adventure Week will offer different types of activities, including archery and a scavenger hunt in the park. Activity sessions will take place in […]

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