Quingo Christmas Market Series: Nottingham

Your Quingo means going out is much more pleasurable and safe during the winter months so we thought we would find you some great ways you can use your scooter to keep active and enjoy the wintertime!

We’re carrying on with our festive travels and this week we’ve found ourselves in Nottingham’s Winter Wonderland!

This “Old England” themed event features a stunning ice rink, Christmas market cabins, two themed winter bars, a bandstand, rides, timber decked walkways, nativity scene, 100’s of real Christmas trees, snow dressing and much more.

The Christmas Gift and Craft Market

Voted one of the UK’S favourite festive markets, Nottingham’s Victorian-themed gift and craft market is full of festive delights! Enjoy some roasted chestnuts, cider and mulled wine and then embark on some carol singing!

Here you will find over 50 attractive Victorian style cabins selling a wide range of quality crafts, gifts and food. With both unique and handmade gifts on offer, there is plenty of choice for the eagle-eyed shopper.

This is the place to go if you want a gift that’s truly original and like no other, all the independent retailers have been hand selected in order to give the shoppers a vast selection of fun, handmade and festive items to choose from.

The entire ice rink and cabin area in the Market Square will feature a decked boardwalk with giving great views of the ice rink and add a truly romantic touch, as well as making it as easy as possible to get about on your Quingo.

The gift and craft market is on until Christmas Eve, and is spread over Smithy Row, Albert Street and Lister Gate. It is open 10am-6pm every day, except on Wednesdays when it is open until 8pm in line with Nottingham’s late night shopping.


Two Festive Bars

Nottingham’s Winter Wonderland has two bars to choose from.

On Long Row, the world’s only helter skelter bar will sell mulled wine, spiced cider and other hot toddies to keep you warm as you take a break from your Christmas shopping. There are also covered areas here if you want to get out of the cold for a while!

The Victorian winter bar has great views of the ice rink, as well as the bandstand where fantastic seasonal music will be performed – all with the comfort of covered seats. There’s a great range of ales and wines on offer to be enjoyed in the warm and cosy covered seating area. This year, Wetherspoons will also be serving real ale and soups from an area adjacent to the Winter Bar too!

The Grand Christmas Tree

The traditional Grand Christmas tree will be the fantastic centrepiece of the ice rink – It’s a traditional staple in Nottingham!

To keep the little ones happy there are also children’s rides including Santa’s Toy ride, a Helter Skelter and traditional carousel.


A 5m bandstand will feature in the Market Square this year and would extend an open invitation to local bands to come and participate in adding to the festive atmosphere.



If you’re fancying travelling to Nottingham Winter Wonderland by car – good news! It’s only 50p to park all evening from 4pm-8pm if you want to peruse around the market in quieter times.  Experience Nottinghamshire advise that to take advantage of this offer you can use the RingGo app and the code 18906 when you’re parking in Zones 1, 2 and 3. Visit the website for more information.

Nottingham’s tram system is great for getting about too. This Christmas, groups of two adults and up to three children can travel together for £5 return before 4pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday – a great excuse to leave the car at home and enjoy a few mulled wines!

A similar offer runs on the buses in Nottingham this Christmas – groups of two adults and up to three children can travel together for £4.50 return on NCT buses. Park and Ride from the Queen’s Drive Park and Ride and Race course for just £3 per carload all day with last bus from the city at 7:10pm. A great idea if the whole family are going!


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