7 Top Dog Friendly Days Out in Nottinghamshire

Home to Robin Hood country, Nottinghamshire is a fantastic destination for families with canines as there are so many walks and cycling routes on your doorstep. The wide range of dog friendly days out in Nottinghamshire so you’ll never be bored!

The Best Places To Take Dogs in Nottinghamshire

Your doggy will love Nottinghamshire just as much as you because there are endless amounts of trails for them to explore hidden deep in the forests.

With so many dog friendly activities in Nottinghamshire, it is becoming increasingly popular year on year.

Have a look at some of the best attractions you could be visiting if you decide to holiday in Nottinghamshire.

Activities & Things to Do

Find below 7 of the best days out in Nottinghamshire for dogs

1. Sherwood Pines Forest Park

Sherwood Pines Forest Park in the East Midlands’ largest public forest. It is situated in the great Sherwood Forest. This is the outdoor adventurer’s dream. Spend the day cycling or mountain biking. There are fantastic walks available for you and your pooch. The whole family can enjoy the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure and Forest Segway.

2. Sherwood Forest

Who doesn’t know Sherwood Forest? A visit to Nottinghamshire is the perfect opportunity to visit the home of Robin Hood. Sherwood Forest Country Parks 450 acres is located in the wider Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve. There is a visitor centre which includes a café, two shops, toilets and a short film show about the history of Sherwood Forest. There is also a popular Robin Hood exhibition. Explore the oak trees which are several hundreds of years old.

3. Clumber Park

Clumber Park boasts almost 4000 acres for you and your dog to explore; there are water bowls throughout the extensive grounds and even an indoor space with dog beds and blankets where you can have a rest and enjoy refreshments from the cafe. There are some areas with livestock where Fido needs to be on a lead, but the 6-mile Thorseby Border Walk is livestock free.

4. Attenborough Nature Reserve

Attenborough Nature Reserve is an award-winning attraction which is run by the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and situated in the Nottinghamshire countryside. Nature lovers will fall in love with the serenity and breath-taking landscape. You can’t Attenborough Nature Reserve without taking your camera and binoculars with you. There are 4 bird hides where you can watch flocks of migrating birds in the winter. The kiddies will enjoy the interactive displays and the peaceful surroundings.

5. H Lawrence Birthplace Museum

H Lawrence Birthplace Museum is the well-known author who penned Lady Chatterley’s Lover, The Rainbow and Sons, and Lovers. He was born in Eastwood near Nottingham. His birthplace, a miner’s cottage, is now a museum. H Lawrence lived in 4 homes in the area his birthplace is the smallest. It gives the visitor a glimpse into what life was like in this small mining community. Dogs aren’t allowed inside but will love the extensive grounds.

6. Wollaton Hall

Wollaton Hall is located in 500 acres of magnificent parkland and gardens. This amazing Elizabethan country house dates to the 1580s. It is situated in the west of Nottingham and home to Nottingham’s Industrial Museum, the city’s Natural History Museum, and the Yard Gallery.
Experience the splendour of the upper house. Take a tour of the kitchens and servant’s quarters. You will be amazed by the stunning architecture. Look out for the deer that roam freely around the park. There is also the beautiful botanical garden and the pristine formal gardens.

Nottingham Riviera is the last attraction you would expect to see in the UK midlands. It is possible and well worth a visit when in Nottingham. Every year during the summer months the Old Market Square gets filled with over 300 tons of sand. It is transformed into a stunning beach. Sit back and relax in a vintage beach chair while the kiddies build sandcastles. That’s not all that’s a great attraction. You can enjoy a traditional funfair, a pool, a bar, and food stalls.

Looking at Visiting the Area

If you found our list of dog friendly walks in Nottinghamshire helpful you might want to take a look at our recommendations for holiday lets in the area that are pet-friendly if you are looking to book a break in Robin Hood’s country. 

Holiday Cottages 

Spending quality time together as a family is something everyone appreciates these days, with properties bursting with character our picks make Nottinghamshire dog friendly cottages a cinch. You can also try our Nottinghamshire hot tub cottages for pets for something a little different.

Log Cabins 

From forest hideaways to top-quality holiday parks we have searched the county for lodges in Nottinghamshire, so you don’t have to.