Home > Uncategorized > A day out at Game City, Nottingham

A day out at Game City, Nottingham

As a child of the 80s, many happy hours were spent playing computer games in the comfort of my bedroom.

At a time when computers were just coming out, it was great to play all these new games and beat your own personal score.

Games may have become more sophisticated now, but there’s still a thrill at playing all the old ones – nostalgia alert!

Which is why Game City in Nottingham is so brilliant.

game city signSituated in the city centre of Nottingham, Game City has all the computer games of yesteryear, as well as more recent ones that children today will recognise and love.

Once inside the centre, you are given a wristband so that you can come and go from the game centre all day, enabling you to play all the games to your  heart’s content.

That way you can come and go as you please and spend as much time as you like in there.

A whole day can easily be spent in there once you get playing the games!






I was jumping and down with glee when I saw that my favourite ever game when growing up was there. Space Invaders!

I used to love playing Space Invaders and blasting all the aliens. The original arcade game can be played, and it was great showing the 8 and 12 year old how to play via the old fashioned way with buttons.

game city space invaders

There was also old favourites such as Pacman to play, and Ghostbusters.

Who ya gonna call?!

The two smalls were pleased to see their favourite character, Mario there and played Mario Kart on the Wii as there were computers from more recent times as well, so there’s something instantly recognisable for gamers of all ages.

Now THIS I remember from childhood Mario playing…. The Nintendo SNES!

game city super mario nes

If after a while you fancy a break from the screens, if you’re feeling brave enough there’s a Bucking Bronco that you can sit astride and try not to get thrown off.

I sat this one out, but the children loved it.

Hold on as long as you can and try not to get thrown off!

game city bronco

There’s also a great café on site to refresh yourselves after all that playing.

If you or your children (or both!) love playing computer games, you’ll absolutely love it at Game City as there’s just so many games to play and things to see.

Adults get the extra bonus of a trip down memory lane and a sense of nostalgia at the old games, and the younger children get to play all the games they know and love too whilst seeing Mum and Dad relive their youth and play computer games too!

A brilliant day out, and well  worth visiting.

For more info, you can visit the website here


I received a pass in order to do this review, but all thoughts and opinions are strictly our own.











Categories: Uncategorized
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: