What's on inRetford

Welcome to Retford

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Retford - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Retford to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Retford

03
JAN
The Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic
Newark Showground

Guest of Honour: John ReynoldsA kick‐start to the new classic motorcycling year the Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic takes place in early January at Newark Showground. It offers a welcome respite from the hectic holiday season and a chance to…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01507 529430
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06
JAN
Haxey Hood Game
Haxey Parish Church

Without doubt one of the oldest local traditions in England probably dating back to the fourteenth century the Haxey Hood takes place on January 6th each year at Haxey on the Southern border of the Isle of Axholme in North Lincolnshire.At…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Bizarre

12
JAN
FREE taster session at the Doncaster Rock Choir
St Francis Church Hall

The local Doncaster choir is run by singing teacher Kate Threlfall. The Doncaster branch is part of the unique national singing family that is Rock Choir. Whilst retaining our focus on Doncaster community causes and events the local branches of Rock Choir…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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12
JAN
FREE taster session at the Mansfield Rock Choir
William Kaye Function Hall

The local Mansfield choir is run by singing teacher Jennie Harwood. Our No.1 Album gave ordinary people the chance to become chart‐topping singers and Rock Choir is continually giving our members bigger and better opportunities to achieve things they never thought they…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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20
JAN
Omid Djalili Iranalamadingdong
Doncaster Dome

Omid Djalili Iranalamadingdong at Doncaster Dome live Comedy on Tuesday 20 January 2015 in Doncaster Yorkshire. To compare ticket prices for the Omid Djalili Iranalamadingdong event at Doncaster Dome see the list of ticket companies.…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

14
FEB
BSSK Mind, Body & Spirit Event
Cedric Ford Pavilion

Newark Cedric Ford Pavilion Newark ShowgroundThe 26th BSSK Newark Mind Body & Spirit Weekend14 FREE talks and workshops during the weekendA wide range of therapists readers and trade standsCaf marquee with snacks and drinks and hot food within the showHeaps of…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01724 849886
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14
MAR
Kelham Hall Vintage Festival
Kelham Hall

Join us for a day long celebration of all things vintage at Kelham Hall on the 14th of March. This wonderful Victorian venue will be stuffed with nostalgic delights. Our handpicked vintage traders provide the very best quality and variety; from…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07824 559272
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21
MAR
UK Spring Motorhome & Caravan Show
Newark Showground

Annual event featuring indoor and outdoor trade stands from motorhome and caravan dealers and a huge range of accessories campsites with large pitches excellent facilities club rally areas. Weekend camping pitches from £45. Trade stands from £140 VAT…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01775 723723
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16
MAY
Jimmy Carr
Doncaster Dome

Funny man Jimmy Carr has become known and loved for his deadpan delivery and observational comedy. His humour is often dark yet hugely appealing as his success on TV and the live stand‐up stage keeps…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

16
MAY
Jimmy Carr Funny Business
Doncaster Dome

Jimmy Carr Funny Business appears live in Doncaster Yorkshire at Doncaster Dome on Saturday 16 May 2015. For ticket prices to watch Jimmy Carr Funny Business at Doncaster Dome see the list of tickets available for Jimmy Carr Funny Business.…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

04
JUN
Gate to Southwell Festival
Festival Site

Gate to Southwell Festival Thursday June 4th to Sunday June 7th 2015 Festival Site Workhouse Lane Off Upton Road Southwell Nottinghamshire NG25 0PT. Roots and Acoustic music at its best comes to Nottinghamshire in June each year for the Gate to…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01636 816678
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26
JUN
Tom Odell
Sherwood Pines

Tom Odell at Sherwood Pines in Nottingham on Friday 26 June 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us do the…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
JUL
Mystical Earth Fayre
The Elms

After serving as an affluent private residence for over 200 years Elms House was used as an army barracks during the Second World War. Built in 1792 and a Grade II listed Georgian building it became an elegant hotel post‐war with additional…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01724 849886
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05
SEP
UK AUTUMN MOTORHOME & CARAVAN SHOW
Newark Showground

Annual event featuring indoor and outdoor trade stands from motorhome and caravan dealers and a huge range of accessories campsites with large pitches excellent facilities club rally areas. Weekend camping pitches from £45. Trade stands from £140 VAT…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01775 723723
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Tourist Attractions


Clumber Park

The park comprises over 3800 acres of peaceful woods, open heath and rolling farmland, with a superb serpentine lake at its heart and the longest avenue of lime trees in Europe. Part of Nottinghamshire's famed 'Dukeries', Clumber was formerly home to the Dukes of Newcastle. The…

Sherwood Forest Country Park

Browse around the Visitor Centre shops or relax after a stroll in the Forest Table Restaurant. Take a walk to the mighty Major Oak, pick up one of our fun family nature trails, or just stand and admire the weird and wonderful shapes of the ancient oak…

Wetlands Waterfowl Reserve

Wetlands Waterfowl reserve and Exotic Bird Park ‐ 32 acres of tranquil lakes and woodland. Wetlands primary objective is to enable people of all ages to view and get close to animals they wouldn't normally have the chance to see. Our 23‐acre parkland also provides a…

Avenue Discotheque

Avenue Discotheque Nightclub in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Contact venue on telephone number 01909 531350 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Bawtry

Bawtry ‐ golf course in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01302 710841 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Bawtry golf courseclub.…

Bawtry Paintball Fields

Bawtry Paintball Fields ‐ Paintball in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Contact the venue on telephone number 01302 534688 for location, prices, equipment supplied, and availability for paintball games at Bawtry Paintball Fields.…

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