Rufford Country Park to host tourism fair

Local tourism leaders have highlighted the benefits of what is on offer on the doorstep of Nottinghamshire in the week a new ‘Stay-cation’ campaign is launched nationally.

This week, a new TV advertising campaign starring celebrities such as Stephen Fry and Julie Walters encourages viewers to forget the Mediterranean and think about taking local breaks, as part of the Great Campaign, managed by Visit Britain.

Nottinghamshire County Council hosts the second annual ‘All About Tourism’ Fair at Rufford Abbey Country Park this summer organised by Nottinghamshire company All About Tourism.

The event is designed to offer inspiration on what is on offer on the tourist trail in the county and will take place at the country park on 2nd and 3rd June, 9.30am to 5.30pm.

There will be stalls at the event run by representatives from local tourist attractions and staff will be able to promote some of the treasures on the county’s doorstep.

Linda Hardy, Parks Development Officer, at Nottinghamshire County Council said: “This national campaign will raise the profile of ‘stay-cations’ if nothing else.

“The ‘stay-cation’ effect may encourage county residents to save money, air-miles and petrol at the same time as pumping money into our local tourism businesses rather than spending it elsewhere.

“Families who opt to stay local are re-discovering the wealth of fun places to visit available right here in Nottinghamshire - on their own doorstep. You don’t have to travel far to have a good time!

Rufford Abbey and Sherwood Forest are just two attractions managed by Nottinghamshire County Council which offer a low cost family day out. It costs £3 to park daily, with season tickets available at £20.

The county council also manages a range of exciting leisure pursuits at the National Water Sports Centre. For more details about leisure events and what is on visit the website: www.nottscc.gov.uk/whatson or pick up a What’s On Guide.

For more details about All About Tourism visit the website at: www.allaboutnottinghamshire.co.uk

Visit www.great2012offers.com for more details about the Great Campaign.