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
Northern Ballet | Goldilocks & the Tree Bears
Cast Doncaster

One day her curiosity leads her to a house full of many surprises. With a family of friendly bears a beautiful blue bird and bowls of delicious porridge this ballet is just rightBringing this classic childrens story to life Goldilocks & the…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01132 208000
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27
MAY
Vintage Craft Fair
Gainsborough Old Hall

Sat 27th to Mon 29th May 11.00am 5pm Over 60 craft stalls from all over the country selling homewares gifts confectionery clothing jewellery cards and novelties where you can find the perfect gift for your loved one. Staying with the…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01522 782040
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07
JUN
Declaration
Cast

Declaration examines the faces we wear to fit in and what happens when we are forced to declare our differences. Developed in consultation with medical professionals ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and mental health support groups Declaration challenges stereotypes with a…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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24
JUN
Mansfield Choral sings Songs for a Summer Evening
Queen Elizabeth Academy

Following the success of our concert last summer were again inviting you to bring your own picnic and favourite tipple sit in a more relaxed cabaret style and enjoy an evening of family favourites including Danny Boy and Bridge over troubled water…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07786 801088
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15
JUL
Doncaster Dragon Boat Challenge
Lakeside Doncaster

Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today‐ as well as the most fun Up to 10 people paddle each 30 boat with a drummer at the front beating in time and our…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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18
JUL
The Wind in the Willows
Southwell Minster

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

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

09
SEP
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
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09
SEP
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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25
NOV
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
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25
NOV
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
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14
DEC
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
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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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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.