Easter is the perfect time for a long weekend away. The weather is warming up, the spring flowers are in bloom and let’s not forget those extra two days we get off work!
We’ve put together our top tips and recommendations of things to do for anyone heading to Nottingham for a short break over the Bank Holiday weekend. Even if you’ve visited the city before, we’ll bet there are still some new things for you to try in this list!
A bit more than an Easter egg
Easter wouldn’t be Easter without chocolate. The vast majority of us have probably been guilty of overindulging over the Bank Holiday weekend at one time or another. It’s there – it’s too hard to stop! But, instead of just eating it this year why not have a go at making your own chocolate too?
Studio Chocolate is an independent business that sells some of the finest, most delicious chocolates around. They offer a variety of classes and workshops where you can have a go at making some mouth-watering treats too.
Even if you don’t have time to do a class during your stay, make sure you visit the Studio Chocolate shop in Cobden Chambers to pick something up.
Take to the water
When the sun is out, Highfields Park is the perfect place to spend the afternoon. You can spend hours lounging around on the grass or strolling along the pathways, but what we really like to do is take a rowing boat out on to the lake. Surely it’s the epitome of what to do on an English Bank Holiday!
The park also has a play area, crazy golf course, and a fantastic café, so there’s no chance of anyone getting bored.
Meet Robin Hood
The name Robin Hood is almost synonymous with Nottinghamshire. So when you come to the home of the famous outlaw, it makes sense to spend your Saturday evening with him!
The Robin Hood Town Tour is a walking tour of the city centre led by Robin Hood himself. You’ll learn about the legend, alongside the fascinating history of the city – and how the two are intertwined. It’s highly entertaining, yet informative, and you get to access some of the caves underneath the city centre as part of the experience.
Eat your spring greens
Although many restaurants use seasonal produce nowadays, there is one in Nottingham that truly stands out. The Larder on Goosegate is an independent, multi-award winning restaurant that thrives on creating menus with seasonal produce and delighting diners every time.
The restaurant is located in Jesse Boot’s first shop, whose brand grew into the Boots chain of stores we know today. The décor pays homage to this and many of the original architectural features remain throughout.
OK, we all know that the English weather can’t exactly be relied on and we don’t want you to end up bored and disappointed if those April showers do materialise. That’s why we provide Netflix and WiFi in all of our properties. You’re supposed to be taking a break after all, so put your feet up, get something to nibble on and settle in.
If you’ve not found somewhere to stay during your visit to Nottingham yet, get in touch. Why stay in a generic hotel room, when you could add an element of luxury to your holiday with one of our serviced apartments or houses?