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

01
AUG
Beer Festival at the Butchers!
Butchers Arms (Woodsetts)

oin staff and friends at the Butchers Arms Woodsetts between 1st‐3rd August to celebrate the first anniversary of the pubs re‐opening The festival will feature over 25 different real ales six real ales hog roast barbeque live music and entertainment throughout the…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01909 567700
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08
AUG
Zombie Infection Survival Experience
Sherwood Forest

You will be fighting through free roaming Zombies with missions and objectives set to test the nerve and endurance of all Zombie Infection survivors. The Location ‐ Sherwood Forest You will be required to descend deep into the Forest a place…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 08448 082469
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09
AUG
Retford War Weekend
Kings Park

Fun Family Day Out ‐ Park and Ride from Retford Oaks School and Idle Valley Nature Reserve. Set in the award‐winning Kings Park market square town hall and town centre lots to see and do ‐ dancing on the beach donkey…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07763 111694
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09
AUG
Retford War Weekend 2014
Kings Park

Retfords own War Weekend celebrating the Spirit of the 1940s and local heritage. Vintage Park and Ride from Retford Oaks School and Idle Valley Nature Reserve. Join us for Dancing on the Beach Donkey Rides Vintage Fire Rescue Re‐enactment Yesteryear…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07763 111694
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16
AUG
James Blunt
Doncaster Racecourse

James Blunt returns following his sell out 2008 visit performing songs and new material from his forthcoming album Some Kind of Trouble released on the 8 November 2010. …

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
AUG
Ghost Hunt at South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

South Yorkshire air museum is the largest air museum in Britain and is also home to the The Allied Air Forces Memorial. Situated in a 20 acre parkland site on the former World War II RAF Bomber Command Station at Elvington near…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 01158 499396
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13
SEP
Bssk Mind Body and Spirit Event
Cedric Ford Pavilion

Our second visit to Newark for 201485 standsIn this our twelfth year of the Newark show I looked back on some of the photos of past exhibitors and had a real trip down memory lane as I remembered the hundreds that have…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01724 849886
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15
SEP
FREE taster session at the Doncaster Rock Choir
Hall Cross Lower School

The Doncaster Rock Choir is led by choir leader Kate Threlfall. We have a great year lined up and we would like to invite you to join our choir and take part in the local Doncaster and wider South Yorkshire area. We…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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15
SEP
FREE taster session at the Mansfield Rock Choir
Ladybrook Community Centre

The local Mansfield choir is run by vocal teacher Jennie Harwood. A local community choir first and foremost we are also part of the national Rock Choir network which provides some unequalled performances for choir members. Members of Rock Choir have had…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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20
SEP
FESTIVAL OF FOOD AND DRINK 2014
CLUMBER PARK

Set in the stunning backdrop of the National Trust's Clumber Park the Festival of Food and Drink is a delicious celebration of mouthwatering delights. From Artisan produce to craft beers and specialist wines specialist foods and award winning producers there's a delicious…

Location: 5.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: +44(0)7812 010765
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04
OCT
Jim Davidson No Further Action
Doncaster Dome

Jim Davidson No Further Action will be performing live Comedy at Doncaster Dome on the Saturday 04 October 2014 in Doncaster Yorkshire. Buy tickets for Jim Davidson No Further Action online.…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

31
OCT
Sixties Gold
Doncaster Dome

Sixties Gold performs live at Doncaster Dome in Doncaster Yorkshire on Friday 31 October 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Sixties Gold at Doncaster Dome now.…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

01
NOV
10cc
Doncaster Dome

Join 10cc as they perform hit after hit with over 10 top ten hits including Im Not In Love Dreadlock Holiday Good Morning Judge The Things We Do For Love The Dean And I The…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
NOV
10CC Plus Support
Doncaster Dome

10CC Plus Support performs live at Doncaster Dome in Doncaster Yorkshire on Saturday 01 November 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for 10CC Plus Support at Doncaster Dome now.…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

07
NOV
Tom Stade Decisions Decisions
Doncaster Dome

Tom Stade Decisions Decisions at Doncaster Dome live Comedy on Friday 07 November 2014 in Doncaster Yorkshire. To compare ticket prices for the Tom Stade Decisions Decisions event at Doncaster Dome see the list of ticket companies.…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

21
NOV
Frank Skinner Man In A Suit
Doncaster Dome

Frank Skinner Man In A Suit at Doncaster Dome in Doncaster on Friday 21 November 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Frank Skinner Man In A Suit tickets so weve done the legwork…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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

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

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

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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