Other watery spaces, The University Boating Lake, Holme Pierrepont Watersports Centre, The River Trent at Hoveringham and Carsington Water…which pic is which??
and don’t forget Attenborough Nature Reserve too….and remember to come back to the park after any exploring!! There are usually annual car park tickets available in the shop near the Cafe!
There is of course the ‘City Centre Riviera’ if you are in town…or Skeggy on the East Coast (the weather there can be colder or misty even when the sun is shining here…theres a sunshine report each day on Wollaton_nottm twitter (on the sidebar) and excursion trains from the station! Kids rollercoaster and mini funfair and fish n chips supper, make traditional Nottingham summers.
Rutland Water is a super place for a picnic and a wander even after work.
At Matlock Bath, theres Gullivers Kingdom for small and junior kids, and the entrance price always included free rides all day…and Drayton Manor and Alton Towers aren’t far away (scary scary rides…)
Nearest seaside with cliffs and waves…North Yorkshire or Pembrokeshire in Wales (see the Facebook at the end of the sidebar..) but they need a weekend at least. Similarly (traveling wise) is the very best Adventure playground in the land which is at the end of the M5 at the River Dart Country Park where its possible to camp.