Places for young children to visit

Twycross Zoo
Rufford Country Park (5 min - 2 miles)
May Lodge Drive Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 9DF

Take the children for a day out hire bicycles, explore the old buildings and enjoy wildlife activities with the Park Ranger

Sherwood Forest Park Visitor Centre
Sherwood Forest Park and Visitor Centre (8 min - 2.5 miles drive)
Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Notts NG21 9HN
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Over 400 acres of the famous ancient woodland including the Major Oak. Annual Robin Hood Festival in summer. Exhibitions and craft centre.
White Post farm Park
White Post Farm Centre (15 min - 8 miles drive)
Mansfield Road, Farnsfield, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 8HL
Modern working farm with over 4000 animals including chicks, lambs, deer, llamas, reptiles and piglets. Pet shop, Large indoor play area -great fun.
Wheelgate Park
Wheelgate Park (15 min - 8 miles drive)
Formerly Wonderland Pleasure Park
White Post Island (A614), Farnsfield, Notts NG22 8HX
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Large indoor play centre, maze, bouncy castles, trampolines, huge adventure playground, slidemania, golf, 30 acre park, tropical butterfly.
Making It! Discovery Centre
Making It! Discovery Centre (23 min - 12 miles drive)
Mansfield, Notts. NG18 1AH
Open during school holidays only. Fun and excitement "Making It!" .Fully "hands-on" galleries where everyone gets busy!
Sundwon Kiddies Adventureland
Sundown Kiddies Adventureland (30 min - 17 miles drive)
Treswell Rd, Rampton, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 0HX
Aimed at younger children. Based on storybook characters, includes fairy castles, a witches cave, Train and Water Boat rides

Contact: Sherwood Forest Cottages ltd, 46 Nottingham Road, Mansfield, NOTTS. NG18 1BL. tel: 01623 624784 fax: 01623 622621