As usual, we have drawn up a list of ten things to do, ten places to go in and around the Mansfield and Ashfield area.
For some, you’ll have to wrap up warm and brave the elements. But for others, the events take place in the cosiness of the indoors.
From the laughs of ‘Only Fools And Horses’ and the sounds of Bruce Springsteen to the delights of the Meden Trail and the charms of Southwell, there’s something for everyone.
Check out our gallery, but please don’t forget to visit the websites of the individual venues for opening times and prices etc.
Some of the venues might also have Covid restrictions in place too.
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1. Go for an action adventure
Go Ape at Sherwood Pines packs a punch with four brilliant outdoor adventures to get stuck into. Dare to tackle the Treetop Challenge, where the zip-wire speedometer can reach 20mph, while Nets Kingdom features jumbo trampolines, bridges, walkways and tree houses. Hurry up with your booking, though, because places for this weekend are going fast
2. Learn about Mansfield's history
Mansfield is full of interesting buildings and monuments , so why not learn a bit more about them on the town''s highly-acclaimed heritage trail? The tour, which can be followed by booklet or audio download, includes a series of plaques at 25 places of historical interest. Check out more on the Mansfield District Council website.
Photo: Brian Eyre
3. Admire British modern art
The genre of outsider art - or work by self-taught artists who identify as 'outsiders' - is the theme of an exhibition at The Harley Gallery, Welbeck. It is the third exhibition in The Jerwood Collection's year-long residency at the gallery, and reveals the impact the genre has had on British modern art.
4. Make a splash
Fun in the pool is not confined to holidays abroad in the sun. Right on your doorstep at Mansfield's Water Meadows Swimming and Fitness Complex, you can make a splash. Three pools feature a range of water-based activities, including the Pirate Pool, where you can ride the flume and jump the waves.