Previous guests of Sherwood Castle Holiday Forest have recommended the following activities and attractions as being an enjoyable day out particularly for teenagers! Each is within easy driving distance.
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(1 hour – 55 miles drive)
Address : Alton Towers, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST10 4DB
Tel: 08705 20 40 60
Web : www.altontowers.com
Something for the whole family, with tons of terrific roller coasters, rides, amazing live shows, fabulous, fun-packed activities for all ages.
(26 min – 12 miles drive)
Address : Crags Rd, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3LH
Tel : 01909 720378
Web : www.creswell-crags.org.uk
World famous archaeological site, a limestone gorge with caves and lake. Story telling, cave tours, hands on activities
Galleries of Justice
(35 min – 18 miles drive)
Address : Shire Hall, High Pavement, Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1HN
Tel : 0115 9520555
Web : www.galleriesofjustice.org.uk
Relive the lives, trials and executions of Nottingham’s most infamous criminals. Experience a real trial in the authentic Victorian courtroom.
(14 min – 5 miles drive)
Address : Sherwood Pines Forest Park, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Notts NG21 9JL
Tel : 0870 444 5562
Web : www.goape.co.uk Booking is essential.
Discover the thrill of Aerial Trekking high above the forest. 2+ hours of adrenalin-fuelled fun. Swing through the trees & across rope bridges.
Lockwell Hill Activity Centre
(10 min – 4 miles drive)
Address : Lockwell House, Lockwell Hill, Farnsfiel, Newark, Notts NG22 8JG
Tel : 01623 883067
Web : www.lockwellactivitycentre.co.uk
Offers a wide range of exciting activities and events. Try your hand at Quad Biking, Archery, 4x4s, Adventure Buggies and other activities.
Skirmish Paintball Games
(11 min – 5 miles drive)
Address : Kitchener Plantation, Ollerton Road Budby NG22 9FG
Tel : 0115 945 24 27
Web : www.skirmishpaintballgames.co.uk
Exciting activity suitable from the age of 12 upwards. Latest Paintball guns, biodegradable paintballs, padded headgear and goggles.
Sherwood Pines Forest Park
(14 min – 5 miles drive)
Address : Forestry Commission, nr Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Notts NG21 9JL
Tel : 01623 822447
Web : www.forestry.gov.uk/sherwoodpines
Large network of paths and tracks. Visitor Centre with café, children’s adventure play trail. Cycle trail and mountain biking area. Bike hire.
The Heights of Abraham
(1 hours – 33 miles drive)
Address : The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath, Derbs, DE4 3NT.
Tel : 01629 582365 (24hrs)
Web : www.heightsofabraham.com
A spectacular cable car ride. Explore the amazing caverns, wander the woodland trails or take in the stunning views from the cliff top.
The Caves of Nottingham
(34 min – 18 miles drive)
Address : Upper Level, Drury Walk, Broad Marsh Centre, Nottingham, NG1 7LF.
Tel : 0115 988 1955
Web : www.cityofcaves.com
Explore this fascinating subterranean attraction. Take cover in the WWII air raid shelter. See the appalling living conditions in the Victorian slum