What's on in Retford, Nottinghamshire
Welcome to Retford in the beautiful county of Nottinghamshire. 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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Handy Local Guide
Taxis in Retford
If you're out on the tiles in Retford then please don't drink and drive - our list of taxis in Retford will help you get from A to B quickly and safely so you can fully enjoy the delights of Retford.
Tourist Information Centres
If you're stuck and don't know what to do, then pop in to your local Tourist Information Centre in Retford (TIC) for friendly help and advice for tourists and locals alike.
Enjoy some of the wide choice of restaurants in Retford for a gourmet feast of fresh local produce. You're sure of a warm welcome from budget diners to highly acclaimed restaurants.
Local Hotel Accommodation
Whether you're staying in Retford for the night or you're staying for a few days or more, you'll love the choice of hotel accommodation available in the area.
West Retford HotelRetford
Rooms from £97.00
Ye Olde Bell HotelBlyth
Rooms from £65.00
Clumber Park Hotel and SpaClumber Park
Rooms from £61.00
Best Western Charnwood HotelBlyth
Rooms from £45.00
Acorn Lodge Guest HouseWorksop
Rooms from £55.00
Forthcoming Events Diary
|Friday Night for a £5 Featuring Fake ThackrayThe late, great Jake Thackray was no stranger to the Rock's audiences. His untimely death was a great blow to fans of this unique performer. That is why we are delighted to play our small part in keeping his music alive,…||24 May 2013The Wesley CentreRotherhamMusic/Gigs/Concerts|
|Adele Tribute'Adele Tribute Hometown Glory' is the ultimate tribute to the world famous and much loved soul singer Adele And is fast becoming recognized as the UK's leading Adele Act. 'Adele Tribute Hometown Glory' is the ultimate…||25 May 2013The RubiconWorksopMusic/Gigs/Concerts|
|Soul and Motown NightSummary: Playing all the best in Quality Dj - TonyB Soul & Motown on Original Vinyl 45's ! Description: Come along and listen to all the old favourites : The Four Tops - The Supremes - Marvin Gaye - Temptatio…||26 - 27 May 2013The RubiconWorksopNightclubs|
|Jez LoweJez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music, and as a musical ambassador for his native North East England, with more than a dozen albums and countless live perf…||31 May 2013The Wesley CentreRotherhamMusic/Gigs/Concerts|
|Pro Comedy NightJoseph Wilson started his diverse career at the age of 18 with aplomb. A stand up comedian, actor, voice over artist, television warm up, writer and radio presenter. Joseph Wilson started his diverse career at the age…||1 - 2 Jun 2013The RubiconWorksopTheatre & Performing Arts|
|The Comedy Club NottinghamshireThe Comedy Club Nottinghamshire at the Clumber Park Hotel on Friday 7th June.3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV. Host Comedian - Joe Rowntree An ace performer and writer composing put-downs for Anne Robinson on the Weakes…||7 Jun 2013Clumber Park HotelWorksopTheatre & Performing Arts|
|BlondieBlondie performs live at Sherwood Pines in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire on Friday, 14 June 2013. Buy and compare your tickets for Blondie at Sherwood Pines now.…||14 Jun 2013Sherwood PinesNottinghamMiscellaneous|
|Music of the Hollies Performed By the Hollywood BeesAn evening featuring all The Hollies' greatest hits. The members of The Hollywood Bees have learned their craft playing alongside artists such as The Hollies, The Moody Blues, The Searchers and many other leading showbiz…||15 Jun 2013Warners Thorsby HallNr OllertonMusic/Gigs/Concerts|
|Paloma FaithPaloma Faith at Sherwood Pines Forest Park live on Saturday, 15 June 2013 in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. For tickets to see Paloma Faith at Sherwood Pines Forest Park, see the list of ticket prices.…||15 Jun 2013Sherwood Pines Forest ParkMansfieldMiscellaneous|
|Into the MistStories about the mystical and magical aspects of our ancestor's lives. Join storyteller, Mark James, for an evening of storytelling in Robin Hood Cave. Friday 21st June, 6.30 and 7.30pm. Tickets cost £7 a…||21 Jun 2013Creswell Crags Museum And Visitor CentreWorksopHistoric/Heritage|
|Sponsored Jail BraekHow far can you get within the British Isles in 24 hours with only your wit, imagination, powers of persuasion and survival skills and of course your special Village Hall passport to help you? You'll escape from the V…||22 - 23 Jun 2013Walkeringham Village HallWalkeringhamMiscellaneous|
|Archaeology of Creswell CragsA talk on the Victorian input at Creswell Crags. Join Dr. Leucha Veneer from Manchester University for a fascinating talk on William Boyd Dawkins and the Victorian archaeology of Creswell Crags. Saturday 13th July, 2pm…||13 Jul 2013Creswell Crags Museum And Visitor CentreWorksopHistoric/Heritage|
|Doncaster Dragon Boat ChallengeCrews made up of companies and organisations from Doncaster and the surrounding area are expected to battle it out in 30ft brightly painted Chinese dragon boats over the 200m course, eagerly watched by several hundred sp…||13 Jul 2013Lakeside DoncasterDoncasterMiscellaneous|
|Sherlock HolmesChapterhouse Theatre Company will be bringing Arthur Conan Doyle's classic detective, Sherlock Holmes, to Creswell Crags. Tickets cost £14 for adults and £9 for concessions and children and are available by …||19 Jul 2013Creswell Crags Museum And Visitor CentreWorksopExhibitions|
|From Fact to FictionMythological tales, with an archaeological twist. Join storyteller, Mark James, for an evening of storytelling in Robin Hood Cave. Friday 26th July, 6.30 and 7.30pm. Tickets cost £7 and £5 for children and…||26 Jul 2013Creswell Crags Museum And Visitor CentreWorksopHistoric/Heritage|
|A for Appointments Dragon Boat ChallengeCrews made up of companies and organisations from Sheffield and the surrounding area are expected to battle it out in 30ft brightly painted Chinese dragon boats over the 200m course, eagerly watched by several hundred sp…||14 Sep 2013Rother Valley Country ParkSheffieldSports|
|Evans Cycles RideitEvans Cycles has unveiled its RideIt! cycle programme. On Saturday, November 16th join Evans for a mountain bike ride at Sherwood Forest to enjoy some easier trails with a few sections on singletrack. Evans will also be …||16 - 17 Nov 2013The OaklandsMansfieldSports|
Wedding fairs in Retford
Get married in style by visiting wedding fairs in Retford. From the bride's dress, to the wedding cake, venues and photographers, plan your special day with our list of local wedding exhibitions.