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“A symbol of Nottingham ”
Review of Old Market Square

Old Market Square
Ranked #6 of 120 things to do in Nottingham
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

Nice historic place to chill during the summer right in the heart of all the shops and city attractions. Always something going off and regular fairs across the year.

Thank Olly791
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Good summer attraction in the Old Market Square in the centre of Nottingham.
The sand is very good and paddling pool quite big with buckets filling up and tipping over the kids(great fun).
Entry is free as are the deck chairs which are a bit scarce.
There are bars,cafés and outlets for sweets and beach stuff.
There are some good funfair attractions but a little expensive.
Easy to get to by tram from the Railway Station ,the tram stops right at the beach.
No toilet facilities but there is a Weatherspoons pub very close which is useful for a drink or meal.
Great milk shake bar also close by.

1  Thank davehitchin
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

There's almost always something happening in the Market Square whether it's stalls dedicated to some theme, or the beach in the summer or the lovely Christmas market in the winter.
Be warned though, whatever is happening there will NOT be cheap! The rides and attractions for when it is turned into a beach, cost 6-8 tokens each, with each token having a value of 50p. I have only one child and limit him to just 2 attractions. However, if you have more than one child it can very quickly and easily become extremely expensive and you should seriously consider using the money for petrol for your car to take a trip to a real beach.
The Christmas market on the other hand, whilst expensive, doesn't seem to be quite as expensive as the beach. Hook and Duck games will set you back £2.50 a pop which in comparison to the same stall in the summer saves 50p-£1 which soon adds up. The atmosphere at Christmas time in Nottingham is lovely though and you should certainly take a walk through to see the twinkling lights, listen to the songs and smell the delicious waves of hot food that with tempt you to buy it.

4  Thank MarieJanes
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Went to the beach in the council house Square today with the grandkids, to be fair I used to think it was naff, and hated the way every time there was a school holiday, a fair went up in the square, but it has grown on me, and apart from the prices being extortionate, the beach, and the paddling pool are free and great fun , so are the fountains, not sure if the kids are supposed to go in them but if you have water and kids!!‘but the rides, and everything else is really expensive, I needed 8 tokens at 50p per token per child for the 'hamster' water thing and can you beleave 6 tokens at 50p per token for 'hook a duck' so I spent a fortune by the time we Had purchased ice creams, drinks, 2p machines ect. So considering this beach started out by being a treat for disadvantaged kids who never go to the beach, it would prob be cheaper to go to the sea-side by bus.

Thank deedeeMidlands
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Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Visiting the old market square seaside that is on way too expensive cheaper to drive down to Skegness and visit the seaside for real and get the proper experience

5  Thank leeodams
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