things to do & places to go...

historic towns & country houses

Belvoir Castle - - Belvoir Castle is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Rutland. The family have lived at Belvoir in an unbroken line for almost a thousand years. Crowning a hill in Leicestershire, its turrets and towers rise over the Vale of Belvoir like an illustration in a romantic fairy-tale.

Engine Yard Belvoir - - Belvoir Castle’s unique retail village, restored from old estate buildings, now a centre of excellence for local food, drink and artisan shopping

Newark (historic town) - Newark-on-Trent or Newark is a market town and civil parish in the Newark and Sherwood district of Nottinghamshire, England. It stands on the River Trent, the A1 – the ancient Great North Road – and the East Coast Main Line railway. Its origins may be Roman, as it lies on a major Roman road, the Fosse Way


Belton House - - Belton House is a Grade I listed country house in the parish of Belton near Grantham in Lincolnshire, England, built between 1685 and 1688 by Sir John Brownlow, 3rd Baronet. It is surrounded by formal gardens and a series of avenues leading to follies within a larger wooded park

Lincoln Town (historic town) - - Lincoln is a city in the English East Midlands. It’s known for the medieval Lincoln Cathedral, with early printed books in a Wren-designed library. Lincoln Castle houses a Victorian prison and a copy of the Magna Carta. The Museum of Lincolnshire Life has social history exhibits in Victorian barracks. The Collection is a museum displaying local archaeology. Nearby, the Usher Gallery has works by Turner and Lowry.

Relaxation & Family Fun

Eden Hall Day Spa - - An award-winning day spa retreat located in the heart of Nottinghamshire. Experience luxury treatments, state-of-the-art facilities and most importantly, total relaxation.

White Post Farm Park  - - There’s always so much to do here at the farm, rain or shine; from holding chicks, to stroking reptiles, to feeding some of our cheeky llamas – there’s something for everyone. As well as meeting the animals, you can zoom around on go-karts, explore our indoor and outdoor play areas, grab a bite to eat, catch a seasonal show, or even pick up a new pet – free range fun for the whole family! The farm is open all year round from 10am, and is perfect for family days out.

Wheelgate Family Theme - Robin Hoods Wheelgate Park is a 30-acre family theme park and water park in Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire, England. The Park includes two large indoor play centres, a farm and a water park, all included with admission.

Orston Shooting Ground - - One of the UK’s Finest. 52-acre, family-run shooting centre with 7 outdoor clay pigeon target areas and expert instruction.

Diamond Garden Centre, East - This ground-breaking flagship garden and home centre is now open at East Bridgford, with over 81,000ft2 undercover shopping to discover. The new Blue Diamond centre also boasts two beautiful restaurants - Cafe Home & Garden and The Greenhouse Kitchen, where all our food is always homemade.

The Chequers in Elston.  01636 525965  -Staunton Arms in Staunton. 01400 281218  -  The Boot and Shoe in Flintham  01636 525120  - The Riverside in Farndon  -  Farndon Ferry in Farndon -  Whittaker in Long Bennington  -  The Royal Oak in Car Colston  - The Durham Ox Inn in Orston

Chinese to eat in or take away -  New King Wah 01636 703114  KaHo 01636 611011 

Indian to eat in or take away - Ashiana. 

local shops, Walking & Cycling

SHOPPING - Just three miles away, Hardy's Farm Shop & Butchery has been run by the Hardy farmily for over 45 years and offers quality fresh produce and locally reared meats. If it's a supermarket you need, you have plenty to choose from with a Waitrose, Morrisons, Asda and Aldi all available in Newark.

WALKING & CYCLING - There are plenty of walks on our doorstep and slightly further afield. Details may be found on Get Outside Ordnance Survey website