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Alternative Things to do in Nottingham

With the February half term fast approaching why not try something different for the whole family in Nottingham?

Feb 11, 2016

The January blues are always hard to shake off due to the lack of money, the never-ending cold weather and friends opting to stay indoors. Well with February half-term just around the corner why not check something new out in the city? Nottingham is home to many well-known tourist attractions but if you look closer you will find a whole new world of alternative activities and places to visit! With plenty of places for cheap city parking, get in the car and check out some of these places you never even know existed!

Planet Bounce

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Do you remember the trampolines in P.E lessons? How you always thought that jumping as high as possible, whilst trying to do a backwards flip was more fun than exercise? And how you never broke any bones is nothing less than a miracle. Well re-live your childhood memories with Planet Bounce; an indoor area full of connected trampolines! But it’s better than that as you can play dodgeball, basketball and even volleyball whilst bouncing your way around. An activity for the whole family to enjoy and it even helps with keeping fit!

Children’s parties are also available and After Dark sessions on Friday nights are especially designed for teenagers! Prices start from £10 per adult and £6 per child for an hour, prices vary for parties and After Dark sessions.

Escapalogic

 

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Are you stuck with what to do for your Birthday? Tired of birthday meals/drinks and want to gather all your mates to do something more fun? Escapalogic is perfect for any adult that dreamt of being a contestant on the Crystal Maze or Fort Boyard.

Locked in a room full of riddles, puzzles and clues you must beat the clock and find your way out! With four different themed rooms to choose from, find out if you and your friends have what it takes to escape. Escapalogic is open Tuesday – Saturday and opening times vary. Prices start from £40 for a group of two people and up to £80 for a group of five.

The National Videogame Arcade

 

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GameCity Festival started back in 2006 held across Nottingham, the festival has gone on to break records and introduce the world of gaming to many visitors. The National Videogame Arcade was launched last year housing three floors of exhibitions and a bar. With interactive activities, workshops, courses and events the arcade has something to offer for everyone.

Perfect for taking the kids along and tricking them into learning whilst playing! As well as indulging in old arcade classics such as Donkey Kong & Tetris! Prices are £8.50 for an adult, £6.50 for concessions and children under five go free!

Skirmish Paintball

 

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Skirmish Paintball is another fun way to rally the troops and navigate your way around the course against the opposing team. With eight different zones you work with your teammates to ensure you dodge others and take that winning shot for your team.

Set in the backdrop of Sherwood Forest, Skirmish Paintball is the perfect adrenaline rush! Stag/hen parties as well as children’s parties are all available! Prices start from as little as £10 for a pay as you play session!

The Adrenalin Jungle

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Looking for outdoor activities for the whole family? The weather may not be quite up to scratch just yet but the Adrenalin Jungle is full of outdoor entertainment. The Sherwood Forest venue is home to assault courses, archery, 4x4 driving, quads, laser tag, segways, boot camp and more!

The perfect place for team-building exercises, parties and a stag or hen do! Prices vary depending on your chosen activity.

The Lost City Crazy Golf

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A highlight of the British seaside; crazy golf and now you can practice your swing at The Lost City in Nottingham city centre. The indoor golf features two 18 hole courses for you to test your skill, could you defeat all of the obstacles and win a piece of Inca Gold to exchange for a free game?

The great thing about the Lost City is it’s indoors! Enjoy the course without the British weather ruining your game! A family ticket costs £24.00, alternatively adults are priced at £7.50 and students are just £6.00 mon-thurs!

Stonebridge City Farm

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If you are looking for a cheap and alternative way to entertain the little ones then Stonebridge City Farm is ideal! Located in St.Anns, open every day and free to visit, the farm brings a bit of nature to the city! Full of animals both big and small as well as lots of fresh produce from fresh eggs to jams and even honey!

Deliveroo

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Not exactly a place to visit, but more of an eating experience…in your own home! Deliveroo is the handy alternative to the traditional takeaway. Really fancy going to your favourite restaurant but there’s a long list preventing it? Well then have your favourite restaurant deliver your food to your front door!

You select the restaurant from a list of ones near-by and the food will be with you within an average of 32 minutes! Dine out by staying in!

The Kitty Café

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 The Kitty Café takes in cats and kittens from rescue cats, strays and cats with medical issues. Providing a safe haven whilst the residents of Nottingham get the chance to give them lots of fuss and enjoy a cuppa. Puuurrfect for any cat lover…. Booking is essential. 

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