Hello blobby 33,
Just a couple of small additions...logistics to Sherwood forest are very difficult from the University. Without a car it is quite challenging!
The campus is big and getting around it should not be underestimated. If they are coming for an open day the University usually has buses that run people around the campus...and possibly even into town.
few of the buses actually go to the Market Square from the west side of the city going in. Depending on which one they catch and from which gate of the University ( there are three!) they will probably end up either at the Victoria Centre, or on Maid Marion Way where they can walk to the shops or at the Broadmarsh Bus Station.....the Indigo, previously mentioned goes into the Broadmarsh...however the Indigo is a service with multi destinations so going back to the airport the girls need to make sure they get on the right one or catch the Skylink bus, which is much quicker.
There are plenty of shops in all the locations mentioned including the Broadmarsh but the interior part of that is currently undergoing some refurbishment, but the area just outside is full of major stores.
Hope they have a good day.
Edited: 25 March 2012, 14:10