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

27
MAY
Sweeney Entertainments Presents The Little Mix Exp
The Retford Majestic Theatre

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS THE LITTLE MIX EXPERIENCEFour hugely talented girls pay tribute to one of the UKs finest girl bands with breathtaking dance moves replica costumes and some of the finest vocals in the UK. Bursting with personality this is a high‐energy…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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28
MAY
The Land That Slime Forgot
Creswell Crags Museum and Heritage Centre

Primordial Ooze in the Land That Slime ForgotCome and join in with the latest gooey craze of slime makingMake your own slime add your additional extras such as glitter food colouring and sequins and take it away in your own slime tubOnly…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01909 720378
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03
JUN
Anston Stones Wood Nature and Archaeology Walk
Creswell Crags Museum and Heritage Centre

Join Senior Ranger Jim Anderson on this archaeology themed walk of Anston Stones.He will regale you with fascinating facts and information about the archaeology and history of the site whilst walking and enjoying the sunshineDogs on leads welcome.…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01909 720378
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06
JUN
Talk: Stories of the Skeleton
Creswell Crags Museum and Heritage Centre

The tales you tell dont end with death ‐ your body can tell us a fascinating amount of information too. Join Jennifer Horseman as she talks about what can be learned from looking at bones. …

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01909 720378
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09
JUN
The Floyd Effect
Majestic Theatre

Pink Floyds recording career spanned almost three decades and for its 10th Anniversary The Floyd Effect has chosen two of the bands most remarkable albums to create The Bell And The Moon tour 2018. Spotlighting the music of The Division Bell 1994…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01777 706866
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14
JUN
Funhouse Comedy Club - Comedy Night in Southwell
The Saracens Head Hotel & Restaurant

STAR OF ITVS CHASE COMES TO SOUTHWELLFunhouse Comedy Club is back at the Saracens Head Southwell for another night of fun and laughter.Headlining is International stand‐up comedian Paul Sinha who has appeared on ITVs Tonight at The London Palladium and is currently…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01159 525050
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23
JUN
Mum2mum Market Mansfield
The Mansfield Baptist Church Centre

NEED TO DECLUTTERBook your stall at the award winning Mum2mum Market as seen on Dragons Den. Sell your outgrown baby and childrens clothes toys equipment and maternity wear and keep ALL of the profits Tables cost £15 are 6ft long and include…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

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23
JUN
Traditional Textiles Workshop
Creswell Crags Museum and Heritage Centre

Try your hand at making traditional textile crafts by using methods that have been practiced for centuries …

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01909 720378
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02
JUL
Plants as Food and Medicine Course
Creswell Crags Museum and Heritage Centre

Join Patrick Harding in foraging for wild plants to use in food drink and medicine What will you discover…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01909 720378
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04
JUL
The Creswell Hyenas
Creswell Crags Museum and Heritage Centre

Join Jane Ford from the University of Sheffield as she talks about her main area of research ‐ Hyenas of the Ice Age and how ongoing research on the finds from Creswell Crags is giving us a fascinating insight into their lives.…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01909 720378
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04
JUL
Robin Hood and his Merry Men
Southwell Minster

Robin Hood and his band of merry men are feared by the richest of the land as they travel through Sherwood Forest stealing from the rich to give to the poor. When the evil Sheriff of Nottingham schemes to stop the outlaws…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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14
JUL
Truckfest Original 2018
Newark Showground

Truckfest is the must see show for enthusiasts families and the road haulage industry. Proud of its heritage in presenting trucks from all over the world Truckfest is Europes Premier trucking event showcasing a huge variety of trucks from giant American rigs…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01775 768661
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21
JUL
Wildflower and Butterfly Walk
Creswell Crags Museum and Heritage Centre

Join senior ranger Jim Anderson on a leisurely wander around the Crags to enjoy the summer colours of our butterflies and plants.Families and dogs on leads welcome. …

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01909 720378
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10
AUG
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Creswell Crags Museum & Visitor Centre

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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08
SEP
PJ 5k Obstacle Course Run
Newark Showground

Get ready to have the most fun in your PJs allowed in public NEW obstacles fresh for 2018 will make our PJ 5K the most fun and extreme inflatable obstacle course ever created. After your run join us for beer great food…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02033 717156
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08
SEP
Inflatable 5k Obstacle Course Run
Newark Showground

Newark we are coming back in 2018 Get ready to experience the ultimate 5k inflatable obstacle run in the UK. The course is packed with the some of the largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever created.Pit your wits against ten giant…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02033 717156
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02
NOV
Sweeney Entertainments Presents The Best of Wham!
Majestic Theatre

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS THE BEST OF WHAMStarring CRAIG WEBB Sweeney Entertainments brings a fantastic new show to venues across the UK featuring the very best of George Andrew Pepsi and Shirlie ‐ The Best of WhamCan it really be 37 years since…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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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…

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…

Bliss

Bliss Nightclub in Retford, Nottinghamshire. Contact venue on telephone number 01777 704981 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.…

D N 21

D N 21 Nightclub in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. Contact venue on telephone number 01427 677612 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Teddys

Teddys ‐ Amusement Park in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. Contact venue on telephone number 01427610836 for opening times, entrance costs, and attractionsrides available at this park.…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Retford? See our list of attractions in Retford, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.