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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.


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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Christmas Eve Walk

Escape the hustle and bustle of high street shopping and the last minute Christmas rush, and enjoy a gentle stroll with a ranger through the ancient glades of Sherwood, looking for winter wildlife and discovering more about this legendary forest.

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Snowy Christmas tree
Christmas waste and recycling
Santa Claus
Festive Opening Hours
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Upcoming Christmas events

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

Santa's Christmas Trail
15 November - 24 December
Rufford Abbey Country Park

St Nicholas' Yuletide Grotto
29 November - 21 December
Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve

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