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Days Out

Dickman’s Cottage is ideally placed, not only for the immediate locality, but also for the wide range of attractions and days out available to you, within an hour’s drive.

We have compiled just a sample of the things to do around Lambley and Nottingham, whoever you are and whatever your taste.

For The Adults

Kedleston Hall

Kedleston Hall

Take a trip back in time to the 1760s at this spectacular Neo-classical mansion framed by historic parkland.

Kedleston Hall is filled with an extensive collection of paintings, sculpture and original furnishings.

The Curzon family have lived here since the 12th-century and continue to live at the Hall.

Lord Curzon's Eastern Museum is a treasure trove of fascinating objects acquired on his travels in Asia and while Viceroy of India (1899 to 1905).

The Hall was used as a key location for 'The Duchess', the recent Hollywood blockbuster.

Nottingham Contemporary

Nottingham Contemporary

Nottingham Contemporary is one of the largest contemporary arts centres in the UK, with a total floor area of 3,000sq metres.

It is in a great position for public transport and frequently hold a range of different exhibitions.

The gallery is a must for modern art lovers.

For The Family

Galleries of Justice Museum

Galleries of Justice

Based at Nottingham’s old courthouse and gaol, the Galleries of Justice has much to offer, with free exhibitions, audio and performance-led tours plus a themed café.

There is an engaging Robin Hood exhibition perfectly suitable for children of all ages.

The legend of Robin Hood has a particular importance and connection to the Galleries of Justice Museum, as for centuries, this historic building was the base of the Sheriff of Nottingham.

The Galleries of Justice Museum has been voted ‘the most haunted building in the UK’ by paranormal investigators Fright Nights! Join them on the Ghost Tours and Terror Tours where visitors will hear tales of the Shire Hall’s dark and sinister past and be led around the haunted corridors, cells and dungeons, some of which are not usually open to the public.

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth is the home of The Duke of Devonshire and is set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire.

There is always something new to see and do in the house, garden, farmyard and adventure playground.

It was also used as Pemberley in the recent film, Pride and Prejudice.

Nottingham City of Caves

Nottingham City of Caves

At the City of Caves, explore original sandstone caves with our actor led tours and meet our friendly characters Archie and Annie the Archaeologists or wander through at your own pace with our fantastic audio tour.

You will be taken on an archaeological journey under the cobbles of some of Nottingham’s most famous streets and up through Drury Hill.

Drury Hill was the main street where the poorest residents of Nottingham once lived in Nottingham’s smelliest slum, Narrow Marsh.

See the caves as they have never been seen before, stripped back to their original historic setting and discover the logic that went into building, shaping and maintaining these fascinating dwellings.

Sudbury Hall

Sudbury Hall

Sudbury Hall in Derbyshire combines a late 17th century house with the National Trust’s Museum of Childhood, which is fun for all ages.

The hall is the country home of Lord Vernon and a delight of 17th-century craftsmanship, featuring exquisite plasterwork, wood carvings and classical story-based murals.

The Museum of Childhood is a fully interactive museum with toys, games and displays.

Clumber Park

Clumber Park

Clumber Park is a beautiful expanse of parkland, heath and woods covering more than 3,800 acres.

There is vast area to explore, such as the Gothic-style chapel and the Walled Kitchen Garden, but it also has plenty of outdoor activities for the family.

Facilities include 20 miles of cycle track, with bike hire on site, camping, fishing and provisions for dogs.

For The Kids

White Post Farm

White Post Farm

White Post Farm has been entertaining both kids and adults for 20 years, giving them the chance to get up close to thousands of friendly animals like chicks, llamas, rabbits, ponies, wallabies and pigs.

The farm is open every day of the year (except Christmas) and has plenty to do, rain or shine including go-karts, seasonal shows and shopping.

Wheelgate Theme Park

Wheelgate Theme Park

Wheelgate Theme Park is an amazing family focused All-Weather park near Mansfield, set in 30 acres of beautiful countryside near Sherwood Forest and packed full of thrilling attractions and massive indoor action!

From tots to teens, there’s something for all ages here from action packed rides to the Tropical Zone and pony rides.

Sundown Adventureland

Sundown Adventureland

Sundown Adventureland is a theme park specifically designed for under 10s, although many adults have enjoyed the day just as much and all rides can be used by all the family.

The park is filled with rides such as the Barrel water ride and the go-karts, as well as the Rocky Mountain Railroad and the Sunnydown Farm.