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Christmas in Notts

Christmas in Nottinghamshire

Get into the festive spirit with fantastic events for the whole family this Christmas across the County. You can visit Santa at Sherwood Forest and Rufford Abbey Country Parks, enjoy Christmas meals and take part in craft activities.


Sparkling Sherwood

On 5-7 December see Sherwood’s ancient oak trees in a whole new light, literally, as we invite you to take a walk through the illuminated forest – a truly magical start to winter and a memorable experience to treasure. See Sherwood sparkle.

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Santa's Grottos

Take your young ones to meet the man himself at either his traditional Victorian style grotto at Rufford Mill cottages (from 15 November) or in his medieval grotto in the heart oSherwood Forest (from 21 November). Visits to the grottos cost £5 per visit including a small gift.

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Christmas Menus available

Sherwood Forest Country Park - Forest Table Restaurant some fine festive merriment in the home of Robin Hood.

Rufford Abbey Country Park the hugely popular festival meals have returned to the Savile restaurant. Book yours now.

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Nottinghamshire's beautiful country parks

Enjoy healthy walks this Christmas in Nottinghamshire's beautiful country parks.

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Snowy Christmas tree
Bank holiday dates
Santa Claus
Santa's Christmas Trail
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Upcoming Christmas events

Santa’s Grotto
15 November - 21 December 
Rufford Abbey Country Park

Christmas Paint A Pot
15 November - 16 November
Rufford Craft Centre

Christmas Reindeer Making Workshop 
23 November
Sherwood Forest Country Park

Winter Light
8 December 
Southwell Minster

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  • School holiday dates are available on our website up to and including the 2015/16 school year

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