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

05
MAR
Photo Workshops
The Photo Den at Courtyard Galleries

Friendly relaxed and productive photography workshops for all cameras specially suited for adults who want to delve a little deeper into the heart and soul of photography. This is a time and place where YOUR needs and interests are the priority. …

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07763 111694
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14
MAR
Kelham Hall Vintage Festival
Kelham Hall

Join us for a day long celebration of all things vintage at Kelham Hall on the 14th of March. This wonderful Victorian venue will be stuffed with nostalgic delights. Our handpicked vintage traders provide the very best quality and variety; from…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07824 559272
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21
MAR
UK Spring 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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22
MAR
Swansea City Opera present Faust
Mansfield Palace Theatre

Swansea City Opera present Faust by Charles Gounod National Tour 2015This Spring Swansea City Opera return in a celebration of their 10th anniversary with a 20 date strong UK Wide Tour in a rare production of Charles Gounods acclaimed and beloved opera…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01623 633133
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26
MAR
U2 2
The Woolpack

U2 2 are the worlds longest running and leading tribute to U2. Hailing from South Yorkshire the band last appeared in Doncaster to help launch Sine FM radio. Now in their 23rd year on the road the band have performed over 1000…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: +44(0)1924 320091
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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

TEL:
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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

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

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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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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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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