Ranskill Village Park
The village park is a well-equipped play and leisure facility situated on the Mattersey Road near the centre of the village. It is owned by the village and is funded and maintained by Ranskill Parish Council who have an ongoing scheme of refurbishment of existing equipment and re-development of the park area to make it more appealing and accessible to residents of all ages.
Blue Bell Public House
The Blue Bell is at the centre of the village on the Great North Road. It is a thriving village pub with excellent beers and wines and superb home-cooked food. Live musical entertainment and quizzes are popular features and Sherry and Steve offer a warm welcome to both locals and travellers so come and visit!
Once a month, usually towards the end, a mobile library operated by Nottinghamshire County Council visits Ranskill and stops in the following places: Southfall Close 10.40; Arundel Drive 1 11.00; Arundel Drive 2 11.45; Blyth Road (West End House) 12.10; Station Road 12.25; Station Avenue 1 13.40; Station Avenue 2 (No. 57) 14.00. Further details can be obtained on the Nottinghamshire County Council website or by looking in The Star newsletter each month.
Post Office & General Store
The Post Office & General Store, called the Top Shop, can be found at the junction of the Great North Road and Station Road in the centre of the village. It provides a handy range of food, drink, stationery and postal facilities. Please ensure that you park responsibly and do not block the approaches to the busy five-way junction.
Fish & Chip Shop
Ranskill boasts one of the best fish and chip shops in the area. The ‘chippy’ is situated next door to the Post Office & General Store at the top of Station Road so why not drop in for a taste of the sea? If you do, please park responsibly and have consideration for other road users.
Flowers by Kay
Ranskill has its own florist in Flowers by Kay, who specialises in wedding flowers, funeral flowers and individual flower requests. Long established in the village, Kay is based at 80 Arundel Drive, Ranskill DN22 8PQ and can be contacted on 01777 818284 or by email at email@example.com, website www.flowersbykay.co.uk.
The STAR Millennium Pathway is a common link between the villages of Scrooby, Torworth and Ranskill. It was developed in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council and funded with a grant from the Heritage National Lottery Fund. It offers accessibility in places for wheelchair users and is a lovely walk along which much wildlife can be seen.
National Trust – Clumber Park
Only a short drive from Ranskill is Clumber Park, owned by the National Trust, which is a former home to the Dukes of Newcastle-under-Lyme and provides 3800 acres of beautiful parkland, which can be used for walking, cycling or as a lovely venue for picnics and barbecues.
Idle Valley Nature Reserve
A spectacular wetland site that covers an area of 450 hectares following the River Idle northwards, it is one of the largest sites for nature conservation in the East Midlands. It is supported by a grant from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and is well worth a visit.