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

29
MAY
Blue Rock
The Flying Scotsman Tap

Classic Rock band from Rotherham South Yorkshire perform live.Band from 9pmFree entry 18…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 556596
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30
MAY
Sneakin' Stupidity
The Flying Scotsman Tap

Old Style RnB band perform live at The Flying Scotsman TapBand from 9pmFree entry 18…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 556596
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04
JUN
Gate to Southwell Festival
Festival Site

Gate to Southwell FestivalThursday June 4th to Sunday June 7th 2015 Roots and Acoustic music at its best comes to Nottinghamshire in June each year for the Gate to Southwell Festival. A superb rural site situated at the edge of the picturesque…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01636 816678
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05
JUN
Forever Mod
The Flying Scotsman Tap

Mod classics cover band from Yorkshire perform live covering songs from The Jam The Who and The Small Faces.Band from 9pmFree entry 18…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 556596
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06
JUN
Smoking Beagles
The Flying Scotsman Tap

Blues and rock band from Doncaster perform live at The Flying Scotsman TapBand from 9pmFree entry 18…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 556596
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06
JUN
UB40
Doncaster Racecourse

UB40 is an English reggae band from Birmingham. They are a hugely successful group with record sales topping 70 million albums world wide. Famed for hit singles such as 'Can't help falling in Love with…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
JUN
Swansong
The Flying Scotsman Tap

Rock Blues and Soul cover band from Rotherham and Sheffield perform live. Band from 9pmFree entry 18…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 556596
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13
JUN
Mudfest
Newark Showground

Come and chill in the sun with us: Toploader RPJ Heavyball The Rogues and BBC Introducing East Midlands artists ‐ The Newark Showground is the perfect venue featuring free camping and parking on our runwayHeadliners in the Hangar:The legendary Toploader play Dancing…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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13
JUN
Zuel Rock
The Flying Scotsman Tap

Zuel Rock a classic rock band from South Yorkshire perform live at the Flying Scotsman Tap.Band from 9pmFree entry 18…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 556596
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19
JUN
The Secret Garden
Kelham Hall

Join young Mary Lennox on her journey of discovery as she travels to her uncle's house deep in the Yorkshire countryside where unexpected friends and very magical creatures help her unlock the mystery of the secret garden. This most enchanting story loved…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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19
JUN
The Thurmanators
The Flying Scotsman Tap

Rock Punk and Alternative three piece cover band from Rotherham The Thurmanators perform live at the Flying Scotsman Tap.Band from 9pmFree entry 18…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 556596
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20
JUN
One Night Stand
The Flying Scotsman Tap

After performing live at the Scotsman Tap in May British Rock and Indie band from Doncaster One Night Stand are back. Band from 9pmFree entry 18…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 556596
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26
JUN
Parka
The Flying Scotsman Tap

Four piece Indie Pop band from Chesterfield Parka perform live at The Flying Scotsman Tap.Band from 9pmFree entry 19…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 556596
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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

27
JUN
John Merricks Remains
The Flying Scotsman Tap

Goth band from Doncaster John Merricks Remains perform live at The Flying Scotsman Tap.Band from 9pmFree entry 18…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 556596
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27
JUN
Madness
Doncaster Racecourse

British popska band Madness saw their major success and popularity in the mid 1980s. Members include Graham Suggs McPherson Mike Barson Lee Thompson Chris Foreman Mark Bedford Daniel Woodgate and Carl Smyth. They were famed…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
JUN
The Vamps
Sherwood Pines

The Vamps are without a doubt the new band on everyone's lips.They have been causing a stir everywhere they go with legions of fans following and pandemonium at every turn. Now they announce their first…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
JUN
Paloma Faith
Sherwood Pines

British singersong writer and actress Paloma Faith released her successful debut single in 2009 Stone Cold Sober and her album Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful Was certified platinum with a spot in…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
JUL
Jane Eyre
Kelham Hall

Young governess Jane Eyre arrives at the mysterious Thornfield Hall deep in the Yorkshire moors and meets enigmatic Mr Rochester. So begins this most unforgettable of love stories. When a secret from the past returns to haunt them can Jane and Rochesters…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01636 980000
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11
JUL
Ghost Hunt at The Old Nick Theatre
The Old Nick Theatre

The Old Nick started its life far back in Victorian times as Gainsboroughs police station and courthouse and the originalfeatures are still very much in evidence. The courtroom is now the auditorium capable of seating 55. This grade 2 listed building has…

Location: 9.5 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 08444 143982
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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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15
AUG
Spandau Ballet
Doncaster Racecourse

Spandau Ballet at Doncaster Racecourse in Doncaster on Saturday 15 August 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster GetMeIn…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
SEP
Mansfield Town FC Business Academy
One Call Stadium

Monthly Business networking event at the famous One Call Stadium.Business Academies is a ground breaking and innovative means of bringing businesses and consumers together. Through our unique partnerships with professional sports clubs and the businesses surrounding those clubs we have the means…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01623 884900
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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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12
SEP
BSSK Mind, Body & Spirit Event
Cedric Ford Pavilion

Newark Cedric Ford Pavilion Newark ShowgroundThe 27th 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
OCT
The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Beauties and the Beats
Majestic Theatre

The hottest funniest production this side of Bangkok is back with their brand new show Beauties and the Beats taking the UK to the highest levels of frantic fun lively laughter and unabated euphoria that only the Lady Boys know howThis years…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01777 706866
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15
OCT
Doncaster Rovers FC Business Academy
Keepmoat Stadium

Monthly Business networking event at the famous Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster.Business Academies is a ground breaking and innovative means of bringing businesses and consumers together.Through our unique partnerships with professional sports clubs and the businesses surrounding those clubs we have the means…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01623 884900
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08
NOV
Steve Harley Cockney Rebel
Doncaster Dome

Steve Harley Cockney Rebel at Doncaster Dome in Doncaster on Sunday 08 November 2015. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
NOV
The Doppel Gang
Cast In

A new comedy play inspired by the legendary Marx Brothers embarks on a nationwide tour this autumn. Just Some Theatre Company are the talented young bunch behind The Doppel Gang a new comedy by Dominic Hedges which will tour 12 venues.The…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 085158
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03
DEC
The Levellers
Doncaster Dome

The Levellers best known for their debut in 1989 with the hits England My Home and Carry Me. Founded in 88 89 was also the same year their first EP was released Carry Me. The…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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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