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We can't offer you organised events outside the house to enjoy for now, so we’re bringing you some different entertainment, with:

  • Online events you can join from your sofa
  • Ideas to keep everyone in the family occupied and entertained at home
  • Details of which outdoor open spaces are still open to the public to enjoy, and 
  • Links to the latest information about staying safe in these extraordinary times.

Events In Retford

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29 March 2020 - 29 March 2023
29 March 2020 - 29 March 2023

Latest Information about Council Services during the Coronavirus

Monday, 23 March 2020 - Thursday, 31 December 2020

VENUE: North NottinghamshireRetford

Find out which Council Services are affected by the Coronavirus and which are continuing as normal.

Latest Information about Council Services during the Coronavirus

Monday, 23 March 2020 - Thursday, 31 December 2020

VENUE: North NottinghamshireRetford

Find out which Council Services are affected by the Coronavirus and which are continuing as normal.

Nottinghamshire Recycling Centres Closed

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 - Thursday, 30 April 2020

VENUE: Bassetlaw, North NottinghamshireRetford

All 12 Household Waste and Recycling Centres in Nottinghamshire have been closed until the Coronavirus lockdown period is lifted.

Nottinghamshire Recycling Centres Closed

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 - Thursday, 30 April 2020

VENUE: Bassetlaw, North NottinghamshireRetford

All 12 Household Waste and Recycling Centres in Nottinghamshire have been closed until the Coronavirus lockdown period is lifted.

Read Books, Magazines & Newspapers Online

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 - Sunday, 31 May 2020

VENUE: North NottinghamshireRetford

Our libraries and book shops might be closed for the moment but that doesn't stop us from reading or listening to our beloved books and magazines... and most are free!

Read Books, Magazines & Newspapers Online

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 - Sunday, 31 May 2020

VENUE: North NottinghamshireRetford

Our libraries and book shops might be closed for the moment but that doesn't stop us from reading or listening to our beloved books and magazines... and most are free!

Fun Crafts & Activities for Children to Do at Home

Friday, 27 March 2020 - Sunday, 31 May 2020

VENUE: North NottinghamshireRetford

Are the kids getting bored stuck at home? Then why not give our list of Activities and Things to Do a go? There's sure to be something new and exciting for them to discover!

Fun Crafts & Activities for Children to Do at Home

Friday, 27 March 2020 - Sunday, 31 May 2020

VENUE: North NottinghamshireRetford

Are the kids getting bored stuck at home? Then why not give our list of Activities and Things to Do a go? There's sure to be something new and exciting for them to discover!

Help for Young People in North Notts

Friday, 27 March 2020 - Sunday, 31 May 2020

VENUE: North NottinghamshireRetford

Online resources to help young people who are worried about coronavirus and want to know how to cope with changes to their lives.

Help for Young People in North Notts

Friday, 27 March 2020 - Sunday, 31 May 2020

VENUE: North NottinghamshireRetford

Online resources to help young people who are worried about coronavirus and want to know how to cope with changes to their lives.

Clocks go Forward

Sunday, 29 March 2020

VENUE: NationwideRetford

Don't forget to put your clocks forward 1 hour before you go to bed tonight!

Clocks go Forward

Sunday, 29 March 2020

VENUE: NationwideRetford

Don't forget to put your clocks forward 1 hour before you go to bed tonight!

Optics Demonstration

Sunday, 26 April 2020

VENUE: Idle Valley Nature ReserveRetford

Optics Demonstration with Opticron

Optics Demonstration

Sunday, 26 April 2020

VENUE: Idle Valley Nature ReserveRetford

Optics Demonstration with Opticron

May Night Market

Friday, 01 May 2020

VENUE: The Old Police StationRetford

Retford's very own Night Market!

May Night Market

Friday, 01 May 2020

VENUE: The Old Police StationRetford

Retford's very own Night Market!

Book Launch & Signing at Misterton Library

Saturday, 02 May 2020

VENUE: Misterton LibraryMisterton

Book launch for the publication of 2 books on Misterton & West Stockwith in the 1930s and in WW2.

Book Launch & Signing at Misterton Library

Saturday, 02 May 2020

VENUE: Misterton LibraryMisterton

Book launch for the publication of 2 books on Misterton & West Stockwith in the 1930s and in WW2.

Dawn Chorus Walk At Idle Valley Nature Reserve, Retford

Sunday, 03 May 2020

VENUE: Idle Valley Nature ReserveRetford

Dawn Chorus Walk

Dawn Chorus Walk At Idle Valley Nature Reserve, Retford

Sunday, 03 May 2020

VENUE: Idle Valley Nature ReserveRetford

Dawn Chorus Walk

Retford VE Day

Friday, 08 May 2020

VENUE: Retford Town CentreRetford

Celebrations in Retford Town Centre to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Retford VE Day

Friday, 08 May 2020

VENUE: Retford Town CentreRetford

Celebrations in Retford Town Centre to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Retford VE Day Celebration Dinner at Retford Town Hall - CANCELLED

Friday, 08 May 2020

VENUE: Retford Town HallRetford

The Mayor of Retford presents a 1940's Celebration Dinner to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. EVENT CANCELLED.

Retford VE Day Celebration Dinner at Retford Town Hall - CANCELLED

Friday, 08 May 2020

VENUE: Retford Town HallRetford

The Mayor of Retford presents a 1940's Celebration Dinner to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. EVENT CANCELLED.

Learn to Ride at Clumber Park

Sunday, 10 May 2020

VENUE: Cycle Hub, Clumber ParkClumber Park

An introduction to cycling for all ages. Build confidence and ditch those stabilizers or move from a balance bike to pedals. For children & adult sessions too.

Learn to Ride at Clumber Park

Sunday, 10 May 2020

VENUE: Cycle Hub, Clumber ParkClumber Park

An introduction to cycling for all ages. Build confidence and ditch those stabilizers or move from a balance bike to pedals. For children & adult sessions too.

Antiques & Collectables Valuation Day in Retford

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

VENUE: The Well Retford Baptist ChurchRetford

Bring your precious items for valuation by Mellors & Kirk at this regular event.

Antiques & Collectables Valuation Day in Retford

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

VENUE: The Well Retford Baptist ChurchRetford

Bring your precious items for valuation by Mellors & Kirk at this regular event.

Pushabout in Clumber Park

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

A walk through beautiful Clumber Park for carers with small people in pushchairs.

Pushabout in Clumber Park

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

A walk through beautiful Clumber Park for carers with small people in pushchairs.

The Teddy Bear's Picnic at Ranby House, Retford

Friday, 15 May 2020

VENUE: Ranby House SchoolRanby

Come and bring your U4s to enjoy Free forest fun at The Teddy Bear's Picnic.

The Teddy Bear's Picnic at Ranby House, Retford

Friday, 15 May 2020

VENUE: Ranby House SchoolRanby

Come and bring your U4s to enjoy Free forest fun at The Teddy Bear's Picnic.

Learn to Ride at Clumber Park

Sunday, 17 May 2020

VENUE: Cycle Hub, Clumber ParkClumber Park

An introduction to cycling for all ages. Build confidence and ditch those stabilizers or move from a balance bike to pedals. For children & adult sessions too.

Learn to Ride at Clumber Park

Sunday, 17 May 2020

VENUE: Cycle Hub, Clumber ParkClumber Park

An introduction to cycling for all ages. Build confidence and ditch those stabilizers or move from a balance bike to pedals. For children & adult sessions too.

Idle Valley Bird Walk at Idle Valley Nature Reserve, Retford

Sunday, 17 May 2020

VENUE: Idle Valley Nature ReserveRetford

Idle Valley Bird Walk

Idle Valley Bird Walk at Idle Valley Nature Reserve, Retford

Sunday, 17 May 2020

VENUE: Idle Valley Nature ReserveRetford

Idle Valley Bird Walk

Optics Demonstration with Opticron at Idle Valley Nature Reserve

Sunday, 17 May 2020

VENUE: Idle Valley Nature ReserveRetford

Optics Demonstration with Opticron

Optics Demonstration with Opticron at Idle Valley Nature Reserve

Sunday, 17 May 2020

VENUE: Idle Valley Nature ReserveRetford

Optics Demonstration with Opticron

Discovering Bats at Idle Valley Nature Reserve, Retford

Friday, 22 May 2020

VENUE: Idle Valley Nature ReserveRetford

Discovering Bats

Discovering Bats at Idle Valley Nature Reserve, Retford

Friday, 22 May 2020

VENUE: Idle Valley Nature ReserveRetford

Discovering Bats

Retford Charter Day 2020 - CANCELLED

Monday, 25 May 2020

VENUE: Retford Town CentreRetford

New date! This year's Retford Charter Day will be held on the LAST May Bank Holiday on Monday 25 May.

Retford Charter Day 2020 - CANCELLED

Monday, 25 May 2020

VENUE: Retford Town CentreRetford

New date! This year's Retford Charter Day will be held on the LAST May Bank Holiday on Monday 25 May.

Pushabout in Clumber Park

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

A walk through beautiful Clumber Park for carers with small people in pushchairs.

Pushabout in Clumber Park

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

A walk through beautiful Clumber Park for carers with small people in pushchairs.

Idle Valley Holiday Club: Pond Life

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

VENUE: Idle Valley Nature ReserveRetford

Idle Valley Holiday Club: Pond Life

Idle Valley Holiday Club: Pond Life

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

VENUE: Idle Valley Nature ReserveRetford

Idle Valley Holiday Club: Pond Life

13th Ranskill and Torworth Village Festival

Sunday, 07 June 2020

VENUE: Torworth Village ParkTorworth

This popular village festival returns again.

13th Ranskill and Torworth Village Festival

Sunday, 07 June 2020

VENUE: Torworth Village ParkTorworth

This popular village festival returns again.

13th Ranskill and Torworth Village Festival Fun Dog Show

Sunday, 07 June 2020

VENUE: Torworth Village ParkTorworth

Annual Village Festival including a Fun Dog Show and dog-related activities.

13th Ranskill and Torworth Village Festival Fun Dog Show

Sunday, 07 June 2020

VENUE: Torworth Village ParkTorworth

Annual Village Festival including a Fun Dog Show and dog-related activities.


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