Wollaton Hall and Deer Park

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Wollaton Hall and Deer Park Nottingham Reviews

MrsJ MrsJ
18 reviews
Lovely green outdoor space for the whole family just a couple of miles from the city May 26, 2015
Wollaton Park is about a 15 minute drive from where I live and I come here frequently. The new park is very good and the house is free to look round and marvel at the taxidermy. There are a few ice-cream vans dotted about in the car parks and you can also buy ice-cream from the two shops in one of the courtyards. There is a shop that does a lovely cup of coffee with plenty of tables outside to sit on, and within both courtyards there are bowls and tubs always filled for your canine friends to drink from. The walk around the lake is very pleasant. Keep your eyes out for herons, coots and other waterfowl that grace the lake here. Partway round is a little sandy spot where my son enjoyed a paddle and fooling around with the dog, and there are many bushes and trees to be climbed and explored - ample "den" opportunities! There are usually deer to be spotted on the fields that surround the hall which can make for some great photographs! You do have to pay for parking, but really, if you pay £4 for the whole day, bring a picnic and a flask of hot coffee and keep a couple of pounds back for an ice-cream, then really the day is as cheap as chips as you could spend quite literally all day here between football/sports on the front gardens, time spent on the play park, a wander around the house, a walk around the lake and then lazily lolling licking ice-creams before going home again... Don't be put off by the car parking charge as it is worth every penny.
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matthew matthew
41 reviews
Wollaton Hall And Deer Park Sep 22, 2013
You can walk the grounds and around the lake for free. Bring your bike or pick-nick, and sit on the grass, and enjoy the sun (assuming he has come out to play).

Given the proximity to the city, and the frequent buses going towards the park (it's just a short walk from Wollaton Village if you are on the buses), it's a very enjoyable and easy half-day or day out for anyone to enjoy.

There is a museum onsite, but I think that is a paid for extra, and entrance to the house itself is free (or at least was, the last time I went in), but was a little bit low on artifacts. Of far more attractive appeal is the building itself. It is such a perfect example of English Heritage, and of outstanding beauty, that it was just in the Batman films as Bruce Wayne Mansion. That brought a little bit more of Hollywood to the city that gave the world the legend of Robin Hood. There certainly is a lot to see and do in and around Nottingham, and this is a fine example of one of those day trips. Enjoy

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