Things to do in Mansfield
A town built upon rich Tudor and Roman history, Mansfield hasn’t lost its charm, nor forgotten its 700-year market tradition. Whether shopping and eating out are your bag, or you prefer museum trips, historical adventures or woodland walks, Mansfield is sure to have something to keep you entertained.
Enjoy the great outdoors
Sherwood Pines is one of the most beautiful forests in the Midlands and, located 6.5 miles from Mansfield city centre, is the perfect spot for a family day out or a picnic in the summer months, and visitors can even grab a coffee or a bite to eat in the forest’s café. If you fancy getting the adrenaline pumping, you can also try your hand at Sherwood Pine’s Go Ape facility or have a go at a bushcraft experience.
Visit the Mansfield Museum
Great fun for all the family, the Mansfield Museum is an award-winning museum that introduces visitors to the town’s industrial heritage with a combination of permanent displays and temporary exhibitions. Located in Mansfield town centre, the museum houses collections by local artists, and boasts a children’s environment gallery and hands-on activities that everyone can enjoy.
Visit history at the Pleasley Colliery
No trip to Mansfield would be complete without a visit to Pleasley Pit and Colliery, which sits in a country park and nature reserve teeming with wildlife and bursting with walking trails. The perfect place to learn about Mansfield’s industrial and mining heritage, the Peasley Pit and Colliery offers visitors access to a café, the south shaft pit top, two winding engines and an engine house, all in a beautiful setting.
Watch a show at Mansfield Palace Theatre
Located on Leeming Street in the centre of Mansfield, the Mansfield Palace Theatre is a spectacular building dating back to 1910. Whether you enjoy a pantomime with the kids at Christmas, or a night out with friends to watch a musical, a cover band or a spot of comedy, or you just fancy grabbing a drink at Groucho’s Bar, the Mansfield Palace Theatre is sure to provide a good night out.
Relax at Water Meadows Leisure Centre
While the kids enjoy water rides, a wave machine and riding the flumes, adults can take a dip in the pool at Water Meadows Leisure Centre or work out using the facility’s gym, and parents with babies and toddlers can make use of special fun pools and water features.