Activities and Family Activities in Nottingham
Nottingham is home to several high-profile sports clubs. These include two notable Football League clubs in the shape of Nottingham Forest which, along with Liverpool, is one of only two clubs in England to have won consecutive European Cups and Notts County which is the oldest professional football club in the world. Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club is a top level county cricket club, whilst both the National Ice Centre and the National Watersports Centre are also located in the city. No matter what your level of fitness, sports classes offer something for everyone. You won't need any special kit or equipment to take part, just comfortable clothes and a pair of sports shoes.
Visit Nottingham and you will discover plenty of things to do every day of the year. Go into the great outdoors and discover our fascinating network of caves and the enchanting Sherwood Forest. Or why not immerse yourself in our county's history and culture, from Robin Hood and Nottingham Castle to literary heroes such as and DH Lawrence.
The National Water Sports Centre is based at Holme Pierrepont, with a 2000-metre regatta lake for rowing, canoeing and sailing, and a white water slalom canoe course fed from the river. A number of other sailing, rowing and canoeing clubs are also based along the River Trent, as is the boat builder Raymond Sims.
Nottingham Leander Swimming Club is the largest swimming and water polo club in Nottingham. Their goal is to promote and take part in competitive swimming and water polo. All Club teaching/coaching processes are devised with this aim in mind and all swimmers are taught the correct techniques to achieve maximum potential.
No matter what the weather, Nottinghamshire offers visitors and residents alike the opportunity to explore outdoors and take in some of the fantastic outdoor landscapes and attractions we have to offer. Experience cycling trails through Sherwood Forest as the leaves turn in autumn, or in spring, take the family and your picnic blanket to Clumber Park.