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Highfields

Address: University Blvd, Lenton, Nottingham NG7 2RD , England
Phone Number: 0115 915 2733
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Ranked #15 of 47 Attractions in Nottingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Nottingham
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Highfields Park (University Park) is a large park in which the main site for Nottingham University. Free access, open throughout the year, car parking but it us chargeable. Hills, downs, walled garden, millennium garden, lake, ducks, icecream van, two cafes, Djanogly gallery, Lakeside Arts venue, children's play area, biating on lake in summer (charge), members only croquet grounds (but anyone... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Love going round the lake ,suitable for wheelchairs and buggies , children love the park ,what I don't like is the park for children not having fence round ,dogs can use it ,if owners don't care .other good thing excellent cafe ,lovely cakes ,scones ,meals .and in summer we can go putting or in a boat on lake

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Love this place always loads to do and loads of events to partake in, including the boating lake and arts centre. Great playground for the kids and easy access parking directly off the University Boulevard. Fairs throughout the year so keep a look out for the action x

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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We love summer in Highfields:) Our children love the park and they love climbing the trees here. Everybody is happy because we also enjoy walking round the lake . Lovely atmosphere.

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ashby de la zouch
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Revisiting a childhood attraction we took the grandchildren(11yrs and 13 yrs) to the boating lake at Highfields. Lengthy traffic diversion took us through the beautiful University grounds but was well signposted. We had such a brilliant time, lots of laughter as we manoeuvred the rowing boat around the lake and the grandchildren paddled their canoe around in circles. We all... More 

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a small but perfectly formed park. There is a moderate size play park by the FREE car park and a decent patch of grass to play a bit of football on. There is also a cafe that serves cake, coffee and ice-creams with clean and well-kept toilets to use. The walk around the lake will take no longer... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great fun, but the lake is really really dirty. The staff refused to give me my deposit back, despite having come back on time and not having damaged the boat, just because I had dropped my receipt in the lake. Basically stole 6 quid off me.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Nothing like a good walk around Highfields. Scenery is beautiful and then in the Summer hire a row boat or canoe or a trip on the Maid Marian (I think they were renovating her). Lovely café and park for the children - been visiting this place for years

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We hired a rowing boat for 3adults 1child £10 plus £3 deposit for 1 hour. First problem was the lake is about a good 13 inch lower than normal.so you have to risk serious injury. Just to get in the boat .it is even more difficult to get out again.then to my surprise I discover the boat I was given... More 

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Long Eaton, United Kingdom
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52 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great play area, lovely walk round lake and very pushcahir and wheelchair friendly. University building is a great site to see

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