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Bonfire Night 2018

Bonfire Night is held at Forest Rec and both this year and last I throughly enjoyed the fireworks... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
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Spacious delight

This is the site for the famous Goose fair, which is held here every October. I used to play on... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Arthur G
London, England, United Kingdom
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The Forest Recreation Ground Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 6LD, England
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Bonfire Night is held at Forest Rec and both this year and last I throughly enjoyed the fireworks. A lot of effort went into putting up fairground rides and food stalls which adds a nice buzz to the atmosphere. This year there was additionally some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zoehs93
Reviewed 1 November 2018

This place used to be fun for all the family but now it is just full of children (yes, real children under 16) who have decided it is acceptable to smoke hard drugs in the park! I am saddened and offended. It is only a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

What a disappointing experience this year: Hook a Duck £3.50 a go - same price as last year - but this year we had to wait a VERY LONG TIME to collect our 'prize'. Why? The reason was that staff ignored us so they could...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank justonevoice2018
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This is the site for the famous Goose fair, which is held here every October. I used to play on here when I was a small child and with my Primary school. Lovely open space as well as plenty of trees .Lovely place for picnics...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Arthur G
Reviewed 5 September 2018

The site of the Forest has always been used for recreation and became protected in 1845 when the Mayor of Nottingham planted the "Inclosure Oak" which can still be seen at the Mansfield Road entrance to the Forest. For over 300 years the Forest has...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alan D
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I walk my dog at this park most days, the park itself is always busy, with football teams playing, boot camps training and dog walkers such as myself. The small cafe is a great addition especially on the colder days to get a drink, however...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank joehargreaves
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Normally go to the pirate ship park but don’t find this a great play area but like to go there so we can combine a visit with Homemade. However, went to the park on the Gregory Boulevard side and found the play equipment much better....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 25 August 2018

There is so much to see and do at the Forest Recreation Ground. Watch and play football and cricket, run around the park, use the outdoor gym equipment, walk the dog, have a coffee in the cafe, picnic, park and ride a tram ... What...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DrSimmsProCEEd
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Nice park, generally clean, nice swings, kids playing football etc. The cafe there is good too. Great park to go do park things.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MeanOldUncleBen
Reviewed 4 June 2018

I have only ever visited in October when the Goose fair is on, so we decided to take a look and a walk out of season, its a wonderful area just outside the city centre and well maintained, plenty of area to walk in a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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