Love Your Home Town with Experience Nottinghamshire

How often do you visit and explore your home town?

A bit of a different post for me today as I was recently invited to spend the day with Experience Nottinghamshire and check out local events going on just 15 minutes from my home. A great opportunity to get away from my desk for the day, meet other local bloggers and see what’s going on in my own city.

I love living in my city. It’s vibrant and happening with loads of great facilities right on our doorstep. From theatre, to ice skating to a castle, to great shopping and restaurants. There’s something for everyone. And there’s even an airport for when you want to leave!

Aegon Tennis NottinghamHappening right now is the Men’s Aegon Tennis Open via the LTA at the Nottingham Tennis Centre. I remember visiting this pre-Wimbledon tournament many years ago when the Tennis Centre was very new so it was amazing to go back last week and see some of the women in action. I’ve played here myself too (very early in the mornings sometimes on my way to work) and the children have enjoyed free British Tennis events here too, sampling all that sport for kids has to offer. In fact, my youngest daughter is visiting the tournament with her school this very week.

The Tennis Centre is just one of the amazing facilities that we have on our doorstep, that we probably take for granted and don’t appreciate as much as we should.

tennis centre nottinghamWorking from home I often find myself staring at the same four walls. At the weekends, when the family are home they love to spend time here having been ‘out’ all week, so we’re often at odds about the weekend’s activities and we don’t always get out as much as we should.

Food is an integral part of our lives though, and now the girls are older and enjoy trying restaurants and new foods, they’re keen to discover new places with us. They had great fun at George’s Fish and Chip restaurant recently, which is a definite experience, and one I would recommend to anyone visiting Nottingham with a family (or without!). You can see more fun eateries to experience in Nottingham over on my travel blog HERE.

afternoon teaOn my trip to the Tennis last week, Experience Nottingham also treated Kate (my We Blog Travel blogging buddy, and WitWitWoo blogger) to a meal at the Crafty Crow. Not a place I’d tried before, but in a great spot in town, and ideal for an interesting, locally sourced drink, and a tasty burger. A casual yet contemporary spot and one I may try out again with the Husband in tow.

KateSo, a different feel of a post from me today, normal service will be resumed tomorrow but for now I urge you to think more about your local town or city and all that it can offer you. And if you fancy a trip to Nottingham at some point, I would highly recommend it!

Thanks to Experience Nottinghamshire for hosting me on my day out, and to you for supporting the organisations that make this blog possible. 

Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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  1. Amanda
    June 20, 2016 / 10:31 am

    Sounds like an amazing day out, and yes Nottingham make for a great trip away!

    • Jen Stanbrook
      June 20, 2016 / 12:25 pm

      Indeed it does!

  2. Vivian
    June 21, 2016 / 2:03 am

    A nice day out! I always love to meet local bloggers. Keep in touch with untold news!

  3. Molly
    June 23, 2016 / 10:54 am

    I had a lovely time on my recent (first) visit to Nottingham, so totally recommend it. I want to come back now and have a burger at the Crafty Cow!

  4. becky
    June 24, 2016 / 1:47 pm

    Ah yes Nottignham rocka sin deed!

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