Cotgrave has a number of things to do and is within easy travel distance of a wide range of attractions, some of which we’ve set out below:

  • Start your visit by exploring Cotgrave Country Park, a haven for nature lovers. This 200-acre park is home to beautiful woodland areas, picnic spots, and tranquil lakes. Take a leisurely stroll along the walking trails and keep an eye out for the diverse wildlife that calls this park home. It’s the perfect place to unwind and connect with nature.
  • Go for a swim at Cotgrave Leisure Centre, with its 25m pool and a water slide for the kids to enjoy. The leisure centre also has a gym with plenty of equipment across 35 exercise stations.
  • Have a round of golf at the Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club, which has 36 holes over two different courses that include water features that will challenge players of every level.
  • Just a short drive from Cotgrave, you’ll find the breathtaking Skylarks Nature Reserve. This peaceful haven is a paradise for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts. With its diverse range of habitats, including wetlands and meadows, you’ll have the opportunity to spot a wide variety of bird species. Grab your binoculars, pack a picnic, and spend a day surrounded by the beauty of nature.
  • For those seeking a more adventurous experience, head to Holme Pierrepont Country Park, located near Cotgrave. This fantastic facility offers a range of water sports activities, such as canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced watersports enthusiast, you’re guaranteed to have a splashing good time!
  • Go shopping in West Bridgford – The nearby town of West Bridgford has a nice high street with shops, cafes and restaurants to explore. It’s around a 10 minute drive from Cotgrave.
  • Visit Nottingham Castle – This historic castle has exhibits chronicling Nottingham’s past along with art galleries and extensive grounds. It’s located 12 miles from Cotgrave in the heart of Nottingham.
  • Check out Wollaton Hall and Deer Park – Just west of Nottingham is this stately home with an adjoining deer park that makes for a pleasant stroll. The hall has museum exhibits and tours as well.
  • Go on a wine tour at the Wolds Wine Estate near Keyworth. A vineyard tour and tasting can be booked, covering the vineyard, orchard and winery, with tasting of local wines and cider.
  • Have a day at the races at Nottingham Racecourse, only 15 minutes from Primrose House. There are regular race meets and plenty of other events taking place at the racecourse, so be sure to keep an eye out for what’s on.


  Our favourite local places to eat

Name Location Tel:
Langar Hall Langar village
6 miles
01949 860 559
Perkins Restaurant Keyworth
3 miles
0115 937 3695


West Bridgford
4 miles
0115 981 7010
The Plough Normanton
3 miles
0115 937 2401


Cote – French


West Bridgford
4 miles
0115 981 3558
The Unicorn’s Head


6 Miles
01949 861604


The Martin’s Arms


Colston Bassett
5 miles
01949 81361
The Griffin Plumtree
3 Miles
0115 697 5700


The Air Hostess


3 miles
0115 648 0439

Please tell us if you find other good ones.


Attractions In The Surrounding Area

Belvoir Castle
The ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland for one thousand years. Currently the family home of the 11th Duke, Duchess and their young family.
Tel: 01476 871002
Belvoir – 8 miles away


Chatsworth House
The home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire in Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park, and is seen in the recently released film of ‘Pride and Prejudice’.
Tel: 01246 565300
Derbyshire – 40 miles away


Belton House
Built in 1685-88 for ‘Young’ Sir John Brownlow, Belton is undoubtedly one of the finest examples of Restoration country house architecture. The stunning interiors contain exceptionally fine plasterwork and wood-carving, as well as important collections of paintings, furniture, tapestries and silver.Also explore Belton Woods adventure area for kids.
Tel: 01476 566116
Grantham – 15 miles away


Mr Straw’s House
Fascinating 1920s tradesman’s home with collection of household items, costume and memorabilia.
01909 482380
Worksop – 35 miles


Hardwick Hall
One of Britain’s greatest and most complete Elizabethan houses Spectacular Tudor treasure house.
Tel: 01246 850430
Chesterfield – 25 miles


Tattershal Castle
This vast tower was built for Ralph Cromwell from 1433 to 1443. The building was restored by Lord Curzon between 1911 and 1914.
01526 342543
Lincoln – 30 miles


Stainsby Mill
Impressive fully-functioning water-powered flour mill in working order. Massive 17 foot waterwheel Weigh yourself on the flour scales
01246 850430
Chesterfield – 20 miles


The Workshouse
It is easy to imagine how the Victorian poor might have felt as they sought refuge here. This austere building was built in 1824 as a place of last resort for the destitute.
Southwell – 15 miles


Magna Science Adventure Centre
An amazing science centre.
Tel: 01709 720002
Rotherham – 45 miles away


Go Ape! (For Kids & Adults)
Children must be at least 10 years old and over 4ft 7in
Go Ape! is all about encouraging and challenging people to seek up to 60 feet above the forest floor!
Tel: 0870 444 5562
Sherwood Forrest – 20 miles

Cotgrave sign

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