Nottinghamshire tourist attractions thrive as good weather brings out the visitors

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With Nottinghamshire basking in the warm weather this weekend, Nottinghamshire County Council’s country parks were again popular with visitors.

Rufford Abbey Country Park managers estimate welcoming around 2,000 visitors on Sunday alone with families flocking to the park and in particular enjoying picnics and playing football on the lawns.

Site manager John Clegg said: “It felt around 20 degrees C in the office - with official estimates outside being recorded at about 17 degrees C. We were delighted to welcome lots of people to make the most of the warm weather.”

Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve and Bestwood Country Park were also popular destinations. Steve Hulme, site manager at Bestwood Country Park, said that the Winding Engine House and the adventure playground were particular draws.

He said: “For a Sunday in mid-March it was unseasonally warm but we certainly welcomed a lot of families who were keen to enjoy the weather here at the park.”