Have you seen the amazing line-up of big events that are happening in Retford this year? There’s something for everyone – for families and children, young people, for seniors, for music lovers, car enthusiasts, veterans, walkers, book lovers, history & heritage devotees and, of course, for all of us who love Christmas events!
Most of the events are free to attend and, if you enjoy a great day out, you certainly won’t want to miss them!
Take a look at the list - there are events from May until December.
It's that magical time of year when we begin to get into the festive spirit and start to look forward to Christmas, thanks to all the fabulous events that abound in December.
Just like the Christmas elves, we've been working our socks off to bring you the best Christmas 2018 events happening across the North Notts region.
The website currently lists more than 200 festive events during December and new events are being added every day, so make yourself a cuppa, sit down and enjoy discovering all your favourite events coming up this Christmas!
The regions of North Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire all come together during November to commemorate the Mayflower Pilgrims, a number of whom originated from Bassetlaw.
The Mayflower Pilgrims’ Festival starts on Thursday 15th November with a Thanksgiving Dinner in Retford, followed by commemorative events in Worksop, Retford, Babworth, Scrooby, Austerfield, Bawtry and Gainsborough and ends on Sunday 25th with a Pilgrims Fun Run!
This Halloween prepare to be afraid, very afraid, of all the ghostly goings-on, hair-raising horrors and eerie events that you’ll find across the whole of North Notts!
From ghostly ghoulish workshops, terrifying trails and haunted Halloween parties to creepy crafts, a frightful family fun day and scary Halloween spooftacular pantos, to name but a few of the shockingly spooky events, happening this October!
Just to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the horrifying Halloween happenings here’s a round-up of the best Halloween events you can enjoy in North Nottinghamshire this month.
We hope you’re loving this amazing weather as much as we are – just the job for getting out and about and enjoying all the brilliant summer events going on across the North Notts region.
It’s not just the weather that’s hot - Summer Events too are hotting up now! This weekend take your pick from local Festivals & Parades and Fetes, Fairs, Galas & Fundays. There are different Exhibitions to enjoy, including Open Churches Weekend in north Nottinghamshire, as well as a number of History and Heritage events. If you’d rather venture out when it’s a bit cooler, then the Outdoor Cinema should appeal – especially as The Greatest Showman is being shown at Rufford Abbey Country Park this weekend!
It’s hard to believe it, but Retford Charter Day is 25 years old this year (2018)!
It all started in 1990 with a meeting between 3 far-sighted local gentlemen, Mr. Richard Sutton who was there on behalf of the Scouts and the Retford Lions Club, Mr. Gordon Hamilton-Clark and Mr. Gerry Archer. The first event they ever organised was the Easter Extravaganza which was held on the Market Square with just 6 stalls and a gentleman pushing a children’s roundabout!
Easter wouldn’t be complete without the thrill of an Easter Egg Hunt for the little ones and there are loads of egg-cellent Easter Egg hunts and trails to choose from this Easter holiday across Nottinghamshire.
Check out all the best Easter Egg Hunts in Nottinghamshire in our egg-stremely useful Easter Egg Hunt guide for 2018.
On the 29th June 1938 Retford gained, what we now fondly describe as "the jewel in the heart of the town", the beautiful Kings' Park.
Now, some 8 decades later, there are exciting plans afoot to mark Kings' Park's 80th Birthday.
Bassetlaw District Council, in partnership with EES Showhire and supported by Retford Business Forum, Retford Civic Society and other bodies, are inviting everyone to join them in celebrating the 80th Anniversary of this outstanding, national accredited, Green Flag site.
As every Christmas, there will be some changes to the dustbin collection services by our local Councils over the Christmas holiday.
Here's a handy guide to the changes in Christmas Bin Collection Dates for Bassetlaw, Newark & Sherwood and Mansfield in North Nottinghamshire which affect bin collections normally made from Monday 25th of December onwards.
For many of us it’s a bit early to be celebrating Christmas, so if you’re like me and need something to get you into the Christmas spirit or, perhaps you might just love Christmas and can’t wait to get stuck into the festive fun – here's a list of local Christmas Lights Switch On events.
There are over 10 big Lights Switch On events happening across the North Notts region during November and December, each with it's own unique flavour and accompanying activities and entertainment.
There is one person that unites them all - Santa!
So if your little ones would love to meet Santa, their wish just might come true at one of these events.
If you’re up for having some hair-raising fun this Halloween there are loads of Halloween events to keep everyone in the family happy with scary outdoor cinema screenings, spooky craft activities, terrifying trails, and general ghostly goings on.
Check out our In North Notts round-up of the spookiest Halloween events happening in Retford, Worksop, Southwell, Newark and across North Nottinghamshire this October.