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days out around sherwood.give me some ideas!!!

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buffythenappyslayer Mon 15-May-06 12:37:10

we are going on holiday to sherwood forest on july 1st.what places can we take my 5 kids to?we are planning on going to alton towers,but i dont know that area at all so any ideas would be gratefully accepted!!!!

buffythenappyslayer Mon 15-May-06 12:55:43


Honeymum Mon 15-May-06 12:57:43

Try Rufford Abbey - very close indeed to Centerparcs. There's the Abbey itself, a georgian orangery, sculpture garden, lake, two or three cafes, some craft shops. It would fill an afternoon. Or Clumber Park (National Trust), great for bike riding. At the village of Ollerton there's a lovely Cafe at Ollerton Mill (quite small though, and not so toddler friendly but ok for babies and older kids. There's a few ideas!!

buffythenappyslayer Mon 15-May-06 12:59:16

thanks honeymum,rufford abbey sounds lovely!

fairydust Mon 15-May-06 13:05:06

white post farm 6mins drive away

hulababy Mon 15-May-06 13:07:09

How old are your children?

For little ones Sundown is nice.
Gulliver's Kingdom at Matlock isn't that far away either.

fairydust Mon 15-May-06 13:07:37

twycross zoo an hrs drive away

buffythenappyslayer Mon 15-May-06 13:11:57

my bunch are 14,12,10,6 and 21 months.they love animals so teh zoo and farm would be great

hulababy Mon 15-May-06 13:13:25

I would avoid the Sherwood Forest farm, and try White Post or Chatsworth Farm instead. We were very disapoointed with the Sherwood one when we went.

buffythenappyslayer Mon 15-May-06 13:23:26

im making notes of all these!!we are going for a week,so we'll need plenty to do.the kids get bored easily so i think if i write down all these places,they can all pick one each to do!

penpal Mon 15-May-06 13:36:06

Try Conkers, only a few miles before you get to Twycross Zoo. They have a website if you want to check it out, good for your age range.

laughalot Mon 15-May-06 19:24:50

Try pets corner to thats not to far away

hulababy Mon 15-May-06 19:28:53

Pets Corner is now called Sundown.

laughalot Mon 15-May-06 19:32:37

Im loosing it thats pg brains for you

Orinoco Fri 19-May-06 21:31:26

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hotmama Fri 19-May-06 21:35:55

Def recommend Rufford. Chatsworth is better than White Post farm - but White post is nearer. Could venture into Nottingham - depends what you fancy.

TBH you probably will have so much fun at CP you won't want to venture out much. Def hire bikes when you get there.

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