The effects of Covid-19 are having a huge impact on everyone, including a massive effect to events and businesses.

We will continue to promote things to do across Nottinghamshire for the foreseeable future but would also like to use this page to keep you informed about updates, ideas for outdoor places to visit etc.

We'll try our best to keep our information up-to-date but please contact venues before you set off, just in case their circumstances change.

We'll be updating this page whenever information comes in, so if you have any suggestions for us, or would like to be included within this free guide, please get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via Twitter or Facebook.

Thanks everyone, stay safe and keep smiling.



Restaurants offering delivery:

The Little Brickhouse 
1 Winchester Street

Tel:  07834 697421

Serving delicious German-inspired dishes, including vegetarian and vegan options.  Takeout menu will change frequently but will include such delights as Bratwurst and latke, Farina (gf), salads, Turkish bread and cinammon buns.  Orders taken from 10.30am and deliveries from 12noon (ish).

The Bakehouse

631-633 Mansfield Road

Tel:  0115 9569430

Award-winning artisan bakery and cafe in Sherwood.  Offering the majority of their breakfast and lunch menu to take away, as well as cakes and coffees.  Open 8.30am to 5.00pm.  Dog friendly.

Mr and Mrs Fine Wine - The Wine Bank
Church Street
NG23 0HD

Tel:  01636 918182

Independent wine merchant and bar.  Offering free local deliveries, online shop and collection point outside the shop.  Open 10am to 7pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

12-14 Maid Marian Way

Tel:  0115 9570009

Memsaab offers traditional, perfectly spiced curries through to modern Indian cooking.  Now offering free delivery to City Centre and surrounding areas.  Some places further out will have a minimum order requirement.

Tim Carr Catering

If you are worried about going out to a restaurant to celebrate an occasion because of coronavirus, let a private chef come to you.

Stay at home, put your feet up and relax. Let Tim and a member of his front of house staff member help you celebrate that special occasion with some friends.

More information at

The Tailors Arms
Wilford Lane
NG11 7AX

Offering takeaway on their entire menu with 20% discount, including Gastropub favourites and Sunday Lunches.  Full menu online.  Call 0115 9144487 to order.

Things to do:  

Coloured Cob Equestrian Centre,
S80 4AA

Tel:  01909 725251

Fantastic riding and trekking on beautiful coloured cobs, through local forest and beauty spots.  Coloured Cob also offers pony parties, horse and carriage rides and activity days.


Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve
NG21 9RN

You’ll find plenty to experience at Sherwood Forest, whether you’re there for the day or a shorter stay. Start at the Visitor Centre with its cafe, then pop into the Sherwood shop and pick up your Robin Hood mementoes.  Then head out into the historic forest, follow the trails and take a peek at the world-famous Major Oak and find out about Robin Hood and his Merry Men.

The team at Sherwood Forest advise that you should enjoy nature where you are able, as it has a hugely positive affect on mood and wellbeing. Even if the visitor centre is forced to close, there will still be opportunities to walk in Sherwood Forest, following Government guidelines about self-distancing, of course.  Dog Friendly.

Visitor Centre open 10am to 5pm.

Lost City Adventure Golf
The Cornerhouse

Tel:  0115 9859455

Indoor adventure golf, with two 18 hole courses, offering fun for all ages. Perfect for budding explorers and adventurers of all ages.

Open 10am to 10pm.

Rufford Abbey

Set in beautiful parkland, Rufford Abbey offers over 70 years of history, from its origins as a 12th century cistercian monastary, to its period as a Jacobean era family home. 
There is plenty to explore; with walks through the native woodlands, a lake and gardens plus a range of attractions, activities and places to relax and eat. There is also a free adventure playground and adventure golf.  Dog friendly.

Carparks open 8.30 am to 5.30 pm


The National Trust has announced that it will be aiming to open many of its gardens and parks for free, so that the nation can use open spaces to relax and refresh.  Please visit their website for further details at:

Things to do Indoors:

The theatres may have closed but you can watch The Wind in the Willows The Musical for free, if you pop online to  It was filmed live at The London Palladium in 2017 and you can even make a small donation, which will be given to theatre workers.

The School of Spread the Happiness has put together a list of 100 things to do indoors, which include creating a comedy show, having a themed party and doing coin rubbing with paper and crayons . You can download and print it out for free at

____________ have come up with some great ideas for virtual trips to take with your kids, including aquariums, art museums, zoos and even the chance to travel the world ... all from the comfort of your own home.

Do you love reading? has tons of interesting books for you to read online, including classical fiction, biographies, early reading, science and nature ... and more!

They are all free, so pull up a comfy chair and pick a subject.

Now that the schools have closed, here are 5 tips for teaching your child from home from Primary Times

The Cosmic Shambles Network will be live streaming every day some of their top podcasts like Book Shambles and Science Shambles, as well as presenting mixed bill comedy nights and conversations.  Show will be (for now) live and free to watch but there are payment buttons if you'd like to make a donation.  Find out more here.


Nottingham's Theatre Royal and Concert Hall:  closed until 12th April 2020
Squire Performing Arts Centre: closed until 12th April 2020
Nottingham Contemporary:  closed until further notice
New Art Exchange:  closed until further notice
ClipnClimb Nottingham:  closed until further notice
Albert Hall Nottingham:  closed until further notice
National Ice Centre:  closed until further notice
National Justice Museum:  closed until futher notice
City of Caves:  closed until further notice
Nottingham Climbing Centre:  All classes, group and instructor led sessions postponed until further notice.  From 19th March, over 18s only.
Wollaton Hall, the Camellia House, the Formal Gardens and the Nottingham Industrial Museum:  closed until further notice.  Wollaton Park will remain open.
Creswell Crags:  closed until further notice.



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