17 Great Outdoor Attractions To Visit Within 90 Minutes Drive Of Rufford Abbey

It’s been a long time coming but from Monday, April 12, outdoor attractions opened their gates to the public again.

Welcome back zoos, farm parks, theme parks, and drive-in cinemas.

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Film and Food Festival coming to Nottingham this July

A Film & Food Fest will be visiting Nottingham this summer with four days of open-air cinema, local street food and live comedy.

Taking place on July 15th to 18th, the location for this year’s event will be Victoria Embankment, organised by AdventureCinema which is bringing staycation entertainment to 15 major cities across the UK in 2021.

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The Mortal Engines Of Papplewick Pumping Station

Magnificent James Watt Beam Engines

The Victorians knew a thing or two about steam power, and delivering water to the growing population and industries in the Nottinghamshire area required a big solution. Preserved in all its original majesty is the pumping station at Papplewick, home to steam powered beam engines designed by James Watt, and the finest examples in Britain.

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Boris Johnson must end ban on outdoor sports now, top scientist urges

Boris Johnson must end ban on outdoor sports now, top scientist urges, as Covid hospitalisations, cases and deaths ‘plunge’ and vaccinations soar

  • Professor Mark Woolhouse calls for accelerated ease of lockdown restrictions 
  • Says small numbers of adults and kids should be allowed to play sports outside 
  • Added the data is so promising that outdoor sports should return ‘straight away’ 
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Captain Sir Tom Moores funeral will be held on Saturday

The funeral of Captain Sir Tom Moore will be held on Saturday in what his family said would be a ‘small’ private service as they urged the public to stay at home.

The NHS fundraising hero’s daughters Lucy Teixeira and Hannah Ingram-Moore said today that they had ‘no choice’ but to hold a ceremony for family only. The location has not yet been revealed but it is likely to be in his home county of Bedfordshire.

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Optimism as 1,000 people vaccinated against Covid every minute on Saturday

Britain can vaccinate almost 1,000 people a minute and ministers say they are “confident” that more than 30 million of the most vulnerable will be vaccinated within three months.

The pace reached on Saturday morning gives Britain a theoretical capacity of more than a million doses a day but supplies remain the constraint on moving this fast. On Friday 494,163 people received a first dose.

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