Things to do around Nottingham by car

Famous for being the home of Robin Hood, Nottingham has loads to offer when it comes to a day trip or weekend away by car. To make things easier, we’ve come up with a quick list of some of the great things you can do in and around the city.

Wollaton Hall

Just a 15-minute drive from the city centre, Wollaton Hall is a must-visit if you want to soak up a bit of culture on your Nottingham road trip.  
The Elizabethan country house is over 400 years old and sits within 500 acres of natural parkland. Whether you want to learn about some of the history of the house or just wander through its beautiful surroundings, a trip to Wollaton is sure not to disappoint. 


Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery

Sticking on the cultural theme, Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery is another great option even closer to the city centre. Offering free entry and located just 10 minutes drive from the centre, Nottingham Contemporary is one of the largest contemporary art galleries in the UK. 

The gallery even hosts its own film screenings and events for kids so there really is something for everyone. 


Attenborough Nature Centre and Reserve

If you don’t mind venturing a little further out from the city centre, about a half an hour drive, then you can head to this award-winning natural reserve. Opened by Sir David Attenborough himself, in 1966, the centre is a great place to explore some of the best wildlife in the local area. 

The centre has its own shop and cafe that looks out upon the reserve and there are lots of classes and educational talks for youngsters too. 


City of Caves

As its name suggests, the City of Caves is a whole network of over 500 underground caves that are steeped in Nottinghamshire history. You can take guided tours through the caves where you’ll learn about their history, including their role in WW2 and the events that have occurred inside of them. Even better, it’s only a 10-minute drive away from the city centre. 


How can Jaunt help?

If you’re reading all this thinking “sounds great, but I don’t have a car…” then don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. With a Jaunt policy, you can just borrow a friend or family member’s motor for your trips in and around Nottingham. 

There are loads of great advantages to a Jaunt policy too. The cover is fully comprehensive and flexible too. So, you can get insured for any period between one hour, up to 30 days. Even better, if you were to have an accident, the Jaunt policy won’t even affect the no claims discount of the person whose car you borrow. Although, while the vehicle owner’s NCB won’t be affected, claims will need to be made in the name of the driver on the Jaunt policy and so this could affect your future premiums. 

If you’re interested, you could check out our  short-term car insurance guide for more info or even get a quote right now  by answering a few simple questions.