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 Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic
Newark Showground

A kick‐start to the new classic motorcycling year the Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic takes place on January 7‐8 at Newark Showground. It offers a welcome respite from the hectic holiday season and a chance to get lost in exploring…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01507 529429
Calling 1000 adults - 18-30's
Create Theatre, Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Are you 18‐30yrs or know someone who isDo you believe in the God of the Bible or are you searching for answers Youve come to the right place We are coming to flagship venue in Mansfield to launch TrustUK the 18‐30s arm…

Location: 16.5 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07971 737542
Vampires Rock - Ghost Train
Mansfield Palace Theatre

All aboard the Ghost TrainSteve Steinman has ramped up the vamp inthis spectacular sequel to the phenomenallysuccessful Vampires Rock. This rock‐tastichilarious musical concert lives up to its rockingreputation. A tongue in cheek story spellbindingcast fang‐tastic fire routines guitar gods andsexy vampettes take…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01623 633133
Faure's Requiem
St Mark's Church,

Come and join Mansfield Choral Societys performance of Faures Requiem. Conducted by their Artistic Director Dr Peter Siepmann and accompanied by Stephen Wall and John Ogdon award winner Isaac Savage.…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts


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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