Mansfield local area guide

North of Nottingham, Mansfield lies in the Maun Valley. In 1227, Mansfield gained the Royal Charter of a market town and is now the largest market town in the Mansfield Urban Area.



The bustling market town has a vast selection of local amenities, from recognisable national branded shops to big supermarket brands. Choose to do your food shops from a variety of supermarkets including Sainsbury’s, Iceland Foods or Asda, all are conveniently located around the town. 

For indoor shopping, the Mansfield Four Seasons shopping centre has over 50 units of occupied national chains with the likes of Boots, JD Sports and Primark. Outside the shopping centre, St Peter’s Retail Park has plenty of parking available and large stores including TK Maxx.

Around Mansfield, there are several banks, gyms and health clubs, hair salons and barbers as well as the Mansfield Community Hospital and medical practice. This is located close to the town centre, you can reach it by car in under 5 minutes. 

For those looking to move with children, Mansfield benefits from having a large selection of schools. From nursery to primary to secondary schools, they are available around the town.



Mansfield is not short of activities and things to do. The town has plenty of places to visit and fun pursuits suitable for every age. Mansfield is local to Sherwood Forest and Sherwood Pines, the largest forest open to the public in the East Midlands. For an adventurous activity, while visiting, there is a Go Ape allowing you to explore the forest canopy via treetop rope course. 

The town has more exciting fun-filled activities available including the Mansfield Superbowl, a tenpin bowling alley that opens late. The Water Meadows is Mansfield’s own leisure centre that has a swimming pool, gym and soft play. 

Visit the Mansfield Museum or Mansfield Palace Theatre for a cultural day out. Located in the town centre, the museum opened in 1904 and explores the social and industrial history of the area.



Mansfield has fantastic transport links with accessible roads including Junction 28 and Junction 29 of the M1. The town also has its own train station which connects the area to Nottingham and other local rail stations. Furthermore, to reach nearby local towns the bus station is in the town centre and open till midnight.

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