Nottingham is a city rich in culture, history, and exciting activities. Tired of the warm pubs, charming coffee shops, and hip music venues? Take a day excursion from Nottingham. Here’s what prominent travelers say about the finest day excursions from Nottingham.

These destinations are all within a 2-hour drive of Nottingham. Provide much to do on weekends or midweek days.


the beautiful West Midland Safari Park at Spring Grove.

The beautiful West Midland Safari Park at Spring Grove.



West Midlands Safari Park is a fun family day out. It’s around 77 miles from Nottingham and takes an hour and 40 minutes to travel there. There is a 4-mile self-drive safari where you may view lions, tigers, elephants, giraffes, and zebras. Don’t forget to feed the giraffes, gazelles, and zebras as you enter the park.

After your self-drive safari, go to the adventure theme park for some thrilling rides. You may also see the penguins eat and hear informative speeches about the park’s wildlife and conservation activities. Visit the twilight zone to view the bats flying above. Then visit the African village to witness the wallowing hippos in the lake. Participate in animal encounters, feed and engage with various species, and end the day with keepsakes from the buried city.

From Nottingham, take the M42, then the M5 to Bewdley. Satnav users may use DY12 1LF. Adult tickets are £25; children and concessions are cheaper.


 Dovedale Peak District National Trust.

Dovedale Peak District National Trust.



Dovedale is a great area to visit if you want to get away from Nottingham quickly. It’s a terrific place for lone travelers, particularly hikers, but also for families, kids, and pets.

Strike Dovedale for a change of scenery and contemplative and meditative hikes. From Ilam Park, a short stroll takes you to the Dovedale Stepping Stones and over the River Dove. The 1.6-mile walk is ideal for a relaxed stroll. Perfect time to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.

If you want to avoid the crowds at the stepping stones, go early in the morning. Lunchtime is bustling. Also, if it rains, the water level may increase, causing the stepping stones to vanish. Check the weather before going.

After crossing the river, continue along the trail to see spectacular limestone structures including Lover’s Leap and Tissington Spires.

Location of Dovedale is situated from south of the Peak District National Park, which is about an hour away by car. Alternatively, take the direct train from Nottingham to Belper. Which takes around 45 minutes. Take a 25-minute cab to the park.


The South transept and gardens of the medieval Haddon Hall in Derbyshire.

The South transept and gardens of the medieval Haddon Hall in Derbyshire.


Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall is a fantastic day excursion from Nottingham. One amazing medieval manor home going back to the 11th century is situated outside of Bakewell, an hour northwest by vehicle. Explore 900 years of history and uncover unseen tales. Tudor Hall has some of the finest surviving English furniture and tapestries and is now one of the UK’s most significant cultural sites! Each room is well designed.

For a few pounds extra, you may join a guided tour and hear about the weird and fascinating tales. Monday visits are free and last around 90 minutes. Including the mansion and Elizabethan walled gardens. The property is surrounded by trees, bright flowers, topiaries, and water features. Like a fairy tale, it will take you to another planet.

There is also a café on site where you may relax and reflect on life at Haddon Hall throughout the centuries. The entry fee for adults is £18.50, and parking is £3.50 per vehicle. Notably, Haddon Hall is not open to the public until Spring 2021.

After a long day if you want to stay and relax. You can stay in our luxury serviced apartment located at Mill Street, Parliament Street and Derby Centre.


Primrose Hill at sunset, with the financial center in London, UK

Primrose Hill at sunset, with the financial center in London, UK



London is a nice day excursion from Nottingham. Even though the city is large and requires days to really explore. A day can give you a taste of the numerous activities to do.

The quickest method to go to London from Nottingham is through St. Pancras. Trains arrive every 30 minutes and depart every 2 hours. A super off-peak return adult ticket costs £67.50. However, tickets purchased in advance cost less.

Begin your day by visiting one of the city’s numerous museums. The British Museum and the Wellcome Collection are both within walking distance of St. Pancras station.

Lunch may be had at one of the numerous nearby cafés and eateries. Caravan Fitzrovia has wonderful baked products, nutritious bowls, and sourdough pizza. Instead, try Busaba Bloomsbury for something with Asian elements.

Afternoon stroll across Regent’s Park to Primrose Hill for spectacular views of London. If the weather isn’t cooperating, you may go to Madame Tussauds. Tickets on the door are £36 per person, however, earlier booking saves money.

Visit London Hyde Park Luxury Apartment if you want to stay in short or long-term at London.


Victoria Square in Birmingham.

Victoria Square in Birmingham.



Birmingham offers something for everyone, making it ideal for a day trip from Nottingham. Enjoy the city’s natural beauty and history! Birmingham, in the West Midlands, is around an hour distant from Nottingham. There are also hourly direct trains from Nottingham, with fares ranging from £13 to £35.

Visit the Cadbury’s plant in Birmingham to witness how the world renowned chocolate is manufactured and receive some free samples! Adults pay £18 and children pay £13.50 for this attraction in Bournville, Birmingham.

Staffordshire Hoard, the biggest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold ever unearthed, at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. At the Bear Grylls Adventure at the National Exhibition Centre, you may rock climb, skydive, and swim with sharks, among other activities.

Library of Birmingham is one of the country’s most magnificent libraries. Follow the Tolkien Trail, which covers the life and influences of J.R.R. Tolkien. The Bullring retail mall and the world’s biggest Primark store are just a few of Birmingham’s shopping attractions.


York, North Yorkshire, England, UK - York Minster and Gray's Court Hotel, from the city walls.

York, North Yorkshire, England, UK – York Minster and Gray’s Court Hotel, from the city walls.



York is an easy day excursion from Nottingham, taking around two hours by car and about two and a half hours by rail. Parking is provided in the city center for a fee, or tourists may take one of the Park and Ride buses just outside the city. York’s Victorian railway station is within a ten-minute walk from the city center.

In a day, the most significant sights in York may be reached by foot. Start the day visiting York Minster, Northern Europe’s biggest Gothic cathedral (£11.50). Observe York from the Minster’s central tower. Visit one of the city’s historic mansions like the Georgian Fairfax House or the ancient Barley Hall.

Admire the Georgian and Victorian architecture of the pedestrianized city core, and explore the Roman bath remains under the same-named bar! Escape the city’s bustle by strolling the city’s 2 mile long medieval walls.

Enjoy a Fat Rascal and a cup of Yorkshire tea at Betty’s Tea Rooms or a pint of craft brew at The House of Trembling Madness.

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