It’s coming up to Easter – that means you’ll get a couple of glorious weeks free from study. You may have a spot of revision to do or some coursework to write, but it’s important you give yourself a break too. Many of you will be traveling back home to see friends and family but for those of you who choose to stay, Nottingham has a feast of events for you to enjoy:
Spirits of the Caves Tour (City of Caves)
Led by professional Medium, Maria Davey you will be led through snaking sandstone passage ways in the hope that you will encounter the spirits of the caverns. These include a young boy who climbs up the well and the residents of Nottingham’s oldest Victorian slum, Drury Hill. Why wait until Halloween for a night of fright?
Weds April 10 – Sun April 14
£6.50 per person
Galleries of Justice (City Centre)
There is a selection of things to dive into this Easter here, many of them costing nothing. There’s Medieval Madness, held in the Robin Hood: The Rise of a Rebel exhibition where there will be different interactive activities to partake in. On the April 3, 5, 10 and 12 there are special exhibits where you can get hands on with the objects in the exhibits to bring history to life.
March 23 – April 14
Prices vary (mostly free though)
Go Ape! (Sherwood Pines)
Let go of adulthood for a day and relive the tree climbing and daredevil days of your youth. Choose between a Tree Top Adventure or an Epic Segway Adventure for a fantastic day set in 3000 acres of stunning woodland. For the thrill seekers, the former will see you swinging your way from tree to tree on 909m of zip lines at a total of 41 crossings. If your more into scenery, then the latter will suit you down to a tee. The rugged terrain built segways will allow you to explore the forest at your own pace while experiencing one of the technological revolutions of this century.
Tree Top Adventure – £30
Epic Segway Adventure – £30
Highfields Boating Park and Lake (Nottingham)
When the weather warms up a bit, this is the place that has ‘day out with a picnic’ written all over it. 121 acre park is right next to University Park and boasts an impressive range of facilities. It has a boating lake for those of you with nautical aspirations, croquet if you feel like re-enacting the famous scene from Alice in Wonderland and exotic plants are trees if you fancy nothing more than lounging around taking in the atmosphere. There’s also a mini putt course for those of you who don’t take your sport too seriously yet fancy a round of golf minus the walking and strict technique of the real game.
Open – 8am weekdays, 9am weekends
Free (except boating – £6 for 2 people/hour)
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