We have found the best staycation destinations in the region that are now welcoming guests back or taking online bookings.
Guests are advised to check online to find out restrictions still in place in some facilities before making a booking.
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1. Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest
Center Parcs in Sherwood Forest is now open with some restrictions in place. A range of indoor and outdoor activities are open and you can get food delivered to your lodge or order it to take away from> you can also enjoy acres of forest to explore on cycles. As lockdown measures continue to ease on May 17 the Subtropical Swimming Paradise and indoor dining will reopen. To find out more visit www.centerparcs.co.uk/
2. Nottinghamshire Gunthorpe Camping, Gunthorpe
Gunthorpe Camping is a small family-friendly site set on a level grassy paddock next to the River Trent, making it most handy for riverside walks and bike rides direct from the grounds. There is canoeing, kayaking, fishing and boat trips all nearby. There's also the National Watersports Centre and Sundown Adventureland within 40 minutes' drive. After an exciting day, once guests are back at base several good bars and restaurants are within a short stroll, or simply cosy up and enjoy a barbeque onsite instead. Visit https://www.pitchup.com/campsites/England/Central/Nottinghamshire/Gunthorpe/gunthorpe_camping/
3. Clumber Park
Clumber Park Lodges is an exciting new holiday park that opened in July 2019. It is nestled peacefully amidst the rolling countryside and scenic woodland.
Far from the hustle and bustle of modern day living, picturesque countryside and scenic walks unfold from your doorstep. Clumber Park is part of the National Trust and is a beautiful expanse of parkland, heath and woods which cover more than 3,800 acres. There is so much to explore and discover, from the mosaic of habitats to the fantastic array of wildlife. Clumber Park Lodges reopened on April 12 and are now taking bookings visit www.clumberparklodges.co.uk/
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4. Langar Hall, Langar.
A champion of locally-sourced produce long before it became the trend, this 18th century former home offers fine dining, exciting taster menus and delicious afternoon teas. Located in the little village of Langar, just 12 miles outside of Nottingham, Langar Hall is a place that brings calm and joy to the demanding traveler. Giving you the opportunity to really enjoy our country setting, surrounded by lush parkland and gently sloping hills, this is the best place to escape for any occasion. The hotel is now taking online bookings. For more information visit www.langarhall.com/