Attractions in East Midlands
Zoos & Wildlife Parks
DUKES WOOD NATURE RESERVE
20-acre woodland, a haven for wildlife with a fascinating industrial heritage. Location of the UK's first onshore oilfield, producing 280,000 tons of oil between 1939 and 1966. Some of the "nodding donkeys" have been restored and are sited around ...
Hawkhill Road, Eyam, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S32 5QP
Our central theme is the terrible outbreak of Bubonic Plague in 1665-6, when the villagers quarantined themselves and halted the spread of the disease. The world wide spread of plague is covered, and also the recovery, with the development of loca...
Steam Rally • Camping
ELVASTON CASTLE STEAM RALLY AND CAMPING
Elvaston Castle Country Park, Derby, DE72 3EP
Pre-paid weekend £40.00, Rally weekend £50.00
Elvaston Steam Rally (Supporting Local Charities) Elvaston Steam Rally is an annual event held on the first full weekend of July. Proceeds from the event are donated to local charities. There’s something for all the family. Steam Engines...
JAPANESE GARDEN & MEDITATION CENTRE
North Clifton, nr Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 7AT
Award winning meditation centre and Japanese garden. Regarded as one of the best Japanese gardens and featured in "Inspirational Garden of the World" by the AA and the "Best of British Garden" by ITV. This enchanting garden reflects the natural la...
Tourist Attraction / Motorsports
SANTA POD RACEWAY
Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough, Northants, NN29 7XA
Vehicles of a different kind can be found at The Santa Pod Raceway, on the North Bedfordshire border where the car is certainly the star. Santa Pod is the home of Drag Racing, and regularly hosts the FIA European Drag Racing Championships, where y...
WHITE POST FARM CENTRE
Mansfield Road, Farnsfield, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 8HL
Down on The White Post Farm we have lots of new attractions and special events as well as all our regular favourites. MEERKAT enclosure, NEW in 2012 farm themed crazy golf, NEW farm and gift shop! A working farm with over 3000 animals including
Zoos & Wildlife Parks
BESTHORPE NATURE RESERVE
One of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's newest and largest nature reserves, with areas of open water, reed bed and important grassland. Ideal habitat for a wide range of birds including sedge warbler, whitethroat and willow warbler, wild plant...
SUNDOWN KIDDIES ADVENTURELAND
Treswell Road, Rampton, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 0HX
This attraction is aimed at children up to the age of ten. Based on storybook characters with indoor and outdoor activities, Angry Birds activity play area, it includes fairy castles, a witches cave and Father Christmas. Tractor, Tra
Museums & Galleries
GAINSBOROUGH OLD HALL
Parnell Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 2NB
One of the hidden gems of Lincolnshire. Over 500 years old it is one of the best preserved medieval manor houses in the country. Room settings provide impressions of life past and free audio guides give a fascinating insight into the hall an...
Steam & Miniature Railways
NOTTINGHAM EAST MIDLANDS MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION
Harvey Hadden Sports Complex, Bilborough Park, Nottingham, NG8 4PB
One of the premier and largest model railway events in the UK, staged each year, over the third weekend in March, by the Nottingham (Bulwell) Model Railway Society, at Nottingham's Harvey Hadden Sports Complex. The exhibition has earned a reput