Great days Out: Local places to go close to our Sun Club.   

Newstead Abbey

A short walk from our club as we are in the grounds of the Abbey itself.  Experience the romance and mystery of Newstead Abbey, once home to the notorious poet, Lord Byron. A beautiful historic house set in a glorious landscape of gardens and parkland within the heart of Nottinghamshire.

Nottingham Castle

Welcome to Nottingham Castle - a magnificent 17th century ducal mansion built on the site of the original Medieval Castle. The Castle has a turbulent past, linked to kings and conquerors and still has a maze of original caves hidden beneath its imposing walls.

Nottingham City of Caves

Discover a hidden world beneath your feet underneath the streets of Nottingham. Explore original sandstone caves with our actor led tours and meet our friendly characters Archie and Annie the Archaeologists or wander through at your own pace with our fantastic audio tour

Nottingham Galleries of Justice

Based at Nottingham's old courthouse and gaol, there are many ways to explore our museum of Crime and Punishment, with free exhibitions, audio and performance-led tours plus a themed café.  There is an engaging Robin Hood exhibition perfectly suitable for children of all ages. The legend of Robin Hood has a particular importance and connection to the Galleries of Justice Museum, as for centuries, this historic building was the base of the Sheriff of Nottingham

Southwell Minster

Welcome to this website and the glimpses it offers of our wonderful Cathedral and Minster. Said by many to be the best kept secret among the forty-two English cathedrals, it is a gem.

Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre

Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve contains some of the oldest trees in Europe, veteran oaks five centuries old and the world-famous Major Oak, still producing acorns after standing at the heart of the forest for an estimated 800 years!

Mansfield Designer Outlet

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet East Midlands is the leading designer outlet in the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire region, where you can find your favourite brands at up to 70% off, all year round. Our beautiful setting, cafes, free parking and more than 70 boutiques, we offer something for everyone. We have a wide range of stores, ranging from iconic fashion brands like Barbour, Jeff Banks, Aquascutum, and Superdry to athletic labels, like Nike and Adidas, and high-street favourites, like Clarks, and M&S Outlet.

Papplewick Pumping Station

This is Britain's finest Victorian Water Works and the only one in the  Midlands to be preserved as a complete working water pumping station.  Papplewick Pumping Station was built between 1882 - 1884 to supplement  the water supply for the growing city of Nottingham.
In the main building there are two massive beam pumping engines, thought to  be the last built by the famous firm of James Watt & Co. of Soho Works, Birmingham and London