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A quiet town with links to Nottingham

Just four miles from central Nottingham, Carlton is the perfect base to explore its many attractions. The city centre has plenty to keep you busy. Old Market Square is the second-largest public space in the UK after Trafalgar Square, and it's the perfect spot to relax after a long day of shopping. The Nearby Theatre Royal and fun-packed National Ice Centre are also worth a visit.

Fun at Ferry Farm Park

Kids will love this adventure-packed park, just 20 minutes away from Carlton. The farm is home to an adorable assortment of animals, from guinea pigs to tiny piglets. Learn how to handle and feed the animals, then let your kids loose on the adventure playground, where they can have a go on the assault course and zip wire. Looking for something for all the family? Try your hand at racing on the go-kart track.

Colwick Woods - Nottingham's hidden gem

Pack a picnic and head to Colwick Woods for a great day out in the countryside. With 50 hectares of park and ancient woodland, it's the perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon. Hire a bike and cycle one of the park trails, or take a map and hike up to the summit, where you'll be rewarded with fantastic panoramic views of the Nottinghamshire countryside. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Carlton? Our Travelodge Nottingham Central hotel is the perfect central location to explore the area. Or try Travelodge Nottingham Riverside, with stunning views across the River Trent.