Keeping everyone safe

As per the latest government regulations, see our facilities available and extra measures we’re taking so you can enjoy your visit.

Live in Nottingham? We encourage everyone to walk or cycle to the park rather than by car, where possible, as this not only helps the environment, though keeps roads clear for the emergency services & keyworkers. All ways we can keep each other & the park safe.

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What is the Nottingham Festival of Science & Curiosity?

‘It’s a festival that takes Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths out of the lab and into our everyday lives. The festival is about inviting the people of Nottingham to share not only what they know, but also what they would like to know; it’s about celebrating curiosity, asking questions and taking a leading role in finding out the answers’ – Notts FOSAC

This year, as part of the Nottingham Festival of Science & Curiosity, Wollaton Hall & Deer Park, Newstead Abbey & Gardens and locations around Nottingham have been working with Ignite and Notts TV to bring you the festival online, in the comfort of your own home, with the help of ‘Wollaton Watch’.

Daily entertainment about wildlife and the environment across Nottinghamshire, ideal for kids at home being homeschooled, or for anyone interested in a look around the newly refurbished bird and fish room galleries of Wollaton Hall.

Simply tune in to @NottsFOSAC Facebook Live or Twitch, every day Monday 8th – Friday 12th February at 4 – 5pm.


Check out the series of free hour-long programmes delivered to you live each evening between Monday 8th – Friday 12th February.

The streams will showcase footage from nature around Nottinghamshire as well as contributions from young people, schools and wildlife volunteers celebrating and protecting the environment in our county. They will include live demonstrations and activities for you to take part in at home, and the opportunity to send in your photos and videos of nature near you.

You can get involved by sending in your photos and videos to or use #WollatonWatch on social media.

Find out more at the Nottingham Festival of Science & Curiosity website and check out their range of events delivered across the city!


The livestreams


Episode 1: Wildlife in Nottinghamshire

Episode 2: Taxidermy, planting & birds

Episode 3: Stargazing on the roof & Sherwood observatory

Episode 4: Newstead Abbey and reflections & nature across Nottinghamshire

Episode 5: Nottingham’s Industrial Museum & birds

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