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

The Wind in the Willows
Creswell Crags Museum & Visitor Centre

This Christmas travel with us down the riverbank on an exhilarating journey with Wind in the Willows favourites Ratty Mole Badger and Todd.…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

Counterfeit Sixties Show
Majestic 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: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01777 706866
Inflatable 5k - Newark
Newark Showground

10 Gigantic Inflatable ObstaclesPit your wits against ten giant inflatable obstacles that will let you flip bounce & boing your way around an incredibly fun 5k courseVenue: Newark Showground Lincoln Rd Winthorpe Newark NG24 2NYPrice16 Weeks Before: GBP 258 Weeks Before: GBP…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07709 471891
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Chapel Farm

Family friendly day event featuring the UKs leading live tribute bands to the best of British Music. This is an outdoor event set on the owners farm in a field surrounded by woodland on two sides and fields on the others.…

Location: 8.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07488 238123
Absolute Bowie
One Call Stadium, Mansfield Town Football Club

There will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman with a spectacular show uniting Bowie…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01623 482482
Haydn's Creation
Southwell Minster

Under the baton of Ellie Martin Mansfield and Bingham Choral Societies are looking forward to performing the whole of Haydns masterpiece The Creation in the majestic setting of Southwell Cathedral with the Lincoln Chamber Orchestra.…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07786 801088
Mansfield Choral Society - Christmas Carols
Queen Elizabeth Academy

Bring a picnic and enjoy us singing some carols and then join in and sing some yourself Ellie Martin will lead us and you in some new carols as well as some firm favourites.…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07786 801088

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 ‐ 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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