Nottingham is home to thousands of students, whether they are studying at one of the city’s two universities, or one of the numerous colleges or sixth forms. No matter what the time of year may be, there is always plenty of things for students to do.

1. Cineworld

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Everyone loves the cinema, and Nottingham’s Cineworld has 14 screens and is based in the Cornerhouse, so is close to restaurant, bars, and cafes. For a standard adult ticket, it’s £11.20, but with student ID It’s £8.70. Or if you wanted to watch a film in IMAX, it’s £15.90 for an adult or £13.40 with student ID.

2. Nottingham Bowl

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Whether you are a regular bowler or have never picked up a bowling ball before, you should definitely have a game of bowling at Nottingham Bowl. A standard adult game costs £7.50 but for students its just £5 for one game. Or 2 games for £10 or 3 games for £12.50. There is also a variety of drinks and food available at the alley, including pizzas, hotdogs, desserts, and even a dessert pizza!

3. The Lost City Adventure Golf

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This 18-hole indoor golf course is perfect for students and is open every day of the week until 11 pm, or 10 pm on Sundays. The golf course also has its own Tiki Bar, so you can enjoy tropical cocktails and bars whilst you play, or afterwards, you can even order from their Caribbean takeaway menu. Adult tickets are £8.50 each, but if you bring student ID it’s just £6.50 each, plus if you book in advance you get 10% off.

4. Motorpoint Arena

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The Motorpoint arena is a great venue in Nottingham, with 10,000 seats available. Where you can go to watch some of the worlds top musicians perform. In 2021 the arena will host big names, such as Dua Lipa, Gary Barlow, and Stormzy.

5. National Ice Arena

Why not spend your evening skating at the National Ice Centre, as it’s just £9 for an adult or £5.50 for a student. The centre even does foam parties and club nights for those who want to add to the excitement of skating. After you skate there is also the Sub Zero Café which has a range of meals and drinks for you to try in order to warm up. Including the ultimate stacked hot chocolate for just £3.

6. Nottingham Castle

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Although the castle is currently closed due to its renovations, it will soon be reopening in early 2021 after closing in 2018 for its £30million redevelopment. The castle will be open from 10 am to 4 pm each day, and you can buy tickets to see the castle online.

7. City of Caves

Nottingham is famous for its caves, there are over 500 original sandstone caves below the city ground.  It is definitely worth experiencing one of the city of cave tours whilst you are in the city, with adult tickets costing £8.75 and student and under 18’s tickets costing £7.65.

8. Planet Bounce Inflatable Park

Anyone from 4 years old to 65 years old can jump right into the fun at Planet Bounce with one of their jump sessions, and there is even a Planet Tots for kids under 4. Each jump session lasts 60 minutes, but when you book online there is an option to purchase extra time. On Sunday nights there is an ‘Inflatology session’ for those aged 18 and over when the music gets turned up and the lights get turned down.

9. Trent Bridge

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Established nearly 200 years ago, Trent Bridge is home to Nottinghamshire’s cricket club. If you love cricket you should definitely visit Trent Bridge, whether you are going to go and watch a match take place, or if you are going to have a tour of the stadium and its facilities.

10. Football Stadiums

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Nottingham is home to two football clubs, Nottingham Forest and Notts County. If you are a football fan you must visit both stadiums, whether for a tour or to watch a match, which happen throughout the year. Whether you are a season cardholder or not can affect the price of these stadium tours, which last 90 minutes long at Nottingham Forest ground and 30 minutes at Notts County.

11. Karaoke bars

If you’re a student in Nottingham, then you MUST sing at a karaoke bar at least once. It’s not something everyone loves to do by any means, but you’ve just gotta get out there. So book a booth, grab a few mates and head to a karaoke bar (maybe get pissed first too if you’re a bad singer so you won’t remember).