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
APR
Extreme Stunt Show
Show ground

Awesome Monster Trucks High Flying Motorbikes & BMX teams battle it out as BIG AIR is the name of the game this summer as our boys hit the air flying Youll be keeping your feet firmly on level ground as the…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08444 771000
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01
MAY
The Strypes
Doncaster Dome

The Strypes at Doncaster Dome in Doncaster on Friday 01 May 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets for…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

02
MAY
Ghost Hunting with Ghost Hunt Live
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

Join Ghost Hunt Live for:GHOST HUNT AT THE SOUTH YORKSHIRE AIRCRAFT MUSEUM DONCASTEROn The 2nd May 2015The site was used during the Second World War by the R.A.F and the atmospheric hangers hold many reportsGhost hunters have even said that they have…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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10
MAY
Danger, Laughter and Flying Objects!
Create Theatre

It started as a hobby and then it got out of handChris Marley first learnt to juggle after a visit to a circus in his hometown. Now hes an Official World Record Breaker.In between Chriss career has taken him across the UK…

Location: 16.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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14
MAY
Counterfeit Sixties Show
Mansfield Palace Theatre

Re‐live the sounds of the swinging sixties as Britains No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period from the clothes that…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01623 633133
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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

16
MAY
The Human League
Doncaster Racecourse

Puff up those shoulder pads and feather that mullet The classic 1980s New Wave electronic band The Human League are back and are set to embark on a major tour of the UK this summer.The…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
MAY
Madame Butterfly with Perpetuum Mobile
Doncaster Cast

Experience Northern Ballet at its dynamic best ‐ through the achingly emotional storytelling of Madame Butterfly and the awe‐inspiring strength and skill of Perpetuum Mobile.Northern Ballets uniquely expressive dancers will perform two spectacular ballets in one evening.Be transported to Japan as the…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01132 208008
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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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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

19
JUN
The Secret Garden
Kelham Hall

Join young Mary Lennox on her journey of discovery as she travels to her uncles 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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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
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

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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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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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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