Things to do in Nottinghamshire for under £ 20 during the summer holidays


With the summer holidays approaching, parents and children will be looking for different ways to be entertained until September.

Holidays abroad will be kept on the sidelines for many, so day trips will likely be more important than ever when it comes to creating magical memories.

Fortunately, Nottinghamshire has a lot of great value options to offer in this regard.

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So here is a rundown of some of the places you can visit for under £ 20. We’ve also included reviews from Tripadvisor so you know what other families thought when they visited the attractions.

Go Ape

Or: Sherwood Pine Forest, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9JL

Price: From £ 19.00 per person

Go Ape has become a staple of the great British day.

Swing among the trees, test your balance on the branches, and descend back to Earth on an exhilarating zipline.

A sure shot for the whole family.

What was said:

JHalmer, July 2021: “Absolutely loved it! Great day and a lot of fun, despite my initial nerves. Kudos to Phil, our instructor, who was encouraging and had a very nice manner. ”

MattF, June 2021: “Me and three friends visited and had a great time! The staff were very friendly and helpful and encouraging in helping people along the way. The activities were fun and stimulating and made everyone laugh.

Red kangaroo

RedKangaroo Trampoline Park near Bulwell

Or: 2 Dabell Avenue, Blenheim Industrial Estate, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG6 8WA.

Price: Starts at £ 6.95

Red Kangaroo caters to all ages and abilities, with its wall-to-wall trampoline arena providing fun days every time you go.

You can even sit back and watch your family take the wipeout class from the comfort of the on-site cafe.

What was said:

Dani S, July 2021: “Kids and adults alike had a blast! The hour goes by so quickly! Efficient and effortless table service!

Taylor A, December 2019: “This place is great if you want to get out of the house and go somewhere fun. I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to go. ”

MeetSpace VR

Or: intu Victoria Center, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 3QN,

Price: From £ 10.00 per hour

Want your kids to give up those damn video games? Then this might not be the place for you.

Based at the Victoria Center, MeetSpace gives you the chance to play some of the best video games on some of the most revolutionary technologies, including an innovative self-service virtual reality experience.

What was said:

Tallie4, July 2021: “The first time I did a VR escape room and the experience was so real there were four of us and two had already played which helped at first as they were used to what you have to do. search. Very pleasant. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

Milly C, July 2021: “So much fun and the staff are wonderful. Will definitely come back soon. Well worth the money. I wish I could go there every day.

Si5 spy missions

Or: 20 Rick Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 3LS

Price: Starts at £ 7.29

Have you always imagined yourself to be the next James Bond or even just a Jonny English? Well, now you can put your skills to the test.

Si5 offers you the chance to put yourself in the shoes of a spy embarking on a top secret mission, even with an exhilarating escape at the end.

What was said:

Liz B, November 2019: “I went on a spy mission for my party and my friends and I wanted to give them some advice. It was awesome! We all loved it and the mission was really good. The people who work there are all very nice.

Janina H, February 2019: “The place was well laid out. The village hall was spacious. The staff were brilliant with adults and children. The kids loved the experience! A beautiful celebration that we will talk about for a long time to come. I would definitely recommend it without hesitation. ”


Or: Unit 1, Marco Island, Huntingdon Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 1AQ

Price: From £ 19.00 per person

Want to be a great problem solver? So why not put your mind to the test in one of the iLocked escape rooms?

You have 60 minutes to solve a series of puzzles and escape. A real test of your teamwork.

What was said:

Sonia L, September 2020: “I loved everything! We did Deep Blue, it was amazing and very different! And we went out !! Jamie was awesome and we got to see the backstage! I will definitely book again! ”

Patricia J, September 2020: “What a fabulous afternoon in this escape room with a huge difference. Thanks Jamie, we had a blast and will be back very soon. ”

City of Caves

Jess Sims, pictured at the entrance to the Cité des Grottes.
The entrance to the City of the Caves

Or: Garner’s Hill, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 1HF

Price: Starts at £ 6.95

An immersive experience under the ground of Nottingham.

Qualified actors will inform and entertain you throughout your journey, teaching you about the archaeological constitution as well as the life of the inhabitants of the local caves.

What was said:

Stephen C, May 2021: “I didn’t really know what to expect, but it was a very interesting feedback on how people were adapting in the past by using sandstone to dig up areas for work, storage. objects and even live in. “

Lou B, May 2021: “I visited today with my nephew and we both really enjoyed it. It was great to have the downloadable audio tour which was very informative about life through the ages, in the caves. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

National Ice Center

Ice skater Phongsakon Hanyu Wongplang
Professional skater training at the National Ice Center

Or: Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 1LA

Price: Starts at £ 3.50

Home of the Nottingham Panthers and Team GB speed skating team, why not spend a day on the same ice, one of the best in the country?

There are sessions for all ages on the two skating rinks in the center. You can even skate to tunes during a disco session.

What was said:

Ady J, January 2020: “The Nottingham Ice Stadium offers great value … Saturday skating from 11am to 5pm, all for £ 11 for me and my grandson. The staff are amazing and professional.

Nick H, April 2019: “We came to the session because my daughter suffers from anxiety and loves to skate. The other sessions tend to be too busy and loud with music etc. This session was by design much improved for those who need a milder environment to enjoy skating.

Stonebridge Town Farm

Or: Stonebridge Road, St Anns, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG3 2FR

Price: Free (donations welcome)

Outside of the city center, Stonebridge is the perfect place to reconnect with nature.

There is plenty of room for a picnic, a cafe for coffee and plenty of animals to pet, feed and learn.

What was said:

Radford R, May 2021: “Morning visit for a 15 month old granddaughter with Nan & Granda. It is a short walk from the city center and Ez loved to feed the happy and well cared for animals. We ended up in the park with a coffee and a cake. It is managed by volunteers and donations. Well done, we loved it.

Lucy B, August 2020: “Lovely and friendly staff. Good hand sanitizer and washing facilities throughout. One way system in place too. You can see that they enforce covid guidelines for security very well. “

Mr. Mulligan’s pirate golf course

Or: Ramsdale Park Golf Center, Oxton Road, Calverton, Nottinghamshire, NG14 6NU

Price: Starts at £ 4.50

Nothing brings out a competitive side like mini-golf.

Mr. Mulligan’s will also add a real thrill to this competition, taking you through sunken ships, crocodiles and pirate gangs.

What was said:

Brett, April 2021: “Superb level of service. First time taking my little one and he loved it! The staff were welcoming and polite. 5 * service. Thanks guys!”

Hannah H, July 2020: “A fantastic day, great for all ages. Clean and fun atmosphere. My partner and I will go back and recommend it to my friends and family. ”

Indoor karting TeamSport

Or: Unit 1 and 2, Pintail Close, Victoria Business Park, Netherfield, Nottinghamshire, NG4 2PE

Price: Starts at £ 15.00

A real adrenaline rush awaits you on the 750-meter track of the TeamSports indoor karting.

Challenge your friends and family to a race and decide once and for all who has the best chance of beating Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone.

What was said:

Andrew P, July 2021: “Just a thank you to everyone on the Nottingham site for today (July 4th). 50 endurance laps for me, my three brothers and my father. The staff were great and we really appreciated it. Will definitely be back. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd trophies were also a good idea, didn’t know it was included!

Russ I, June 2021: “Absolutely brilliant fun, my son and I had the best morning again at TeamSport Nottingham. I look forward to next time.


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