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Apr29

Enjoy your Favourite Food from Local Eateries during Lockdown

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Enjoy your Favourite Food from Local Eateries during Lockdown

Missing your favourite pub meals or favourite restaurant food?  You may no longer be able to go for a lunch or night out, but how about enjoying a delicious takeaway meal, or even having the food delivered to your door!

Many of our fabulous North Notts eateries have diversified into offering temporary delivery or takeaway services.  You can enjoy fish and chips, Indian takeaways, Pizzas (complete with bottled beer!), kebabs, bistro-style food, vegan dishes, Sunday Roast Lunches, Pub Dining, Fine Dining, yummy cakes and desserts and much more,  in the comfort of your own home.

Feb13

What's on in North Nottinghamshire this February Half Term

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What's on in North Nottinghamshire this February Half Term

There’s no time to be bored this February Half Term wherever you are in North Notts!

From Steam Train rides, tales with Robin Hood, Nest Box Building and an Archaeology day, to Superhero time, Fun Swims, Magic Show, Fishy February activities and cupcake baking. Plus trails galore - Woodland trails, Fairy trails, Hundred Hearts trail, horticulture-themed trail and more!

Check out all these wonderful activities and things to do for children of all ages.

Nov30

Free Christmas Parking for Retford & Worksop

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Free Christmas Parking for Retford & Worksop

Great news for shoppers in Retford and Worksop in the run-up to Christmas & over the Christmas to New Year period!

They will be able to take advantage of free parking in both towns in Bassetlaw District Council car parks this December.

Parking will be free from 2pm onwards every day from Monday 2nd December until Wednesday 1st January 2020. 

Nov08

More Than a Makeover for Retford Library

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More Than a Makeover for Retford Library

Retford Library closes its doors at 4pm on Saturday 7 December until Spring 2020 for an exciting and extensive refurbishment project which will improve its facilities and layout and make the library more visible and accessible to everyone.

The refurbishment will create a high quality and sustainable library building whilst still reflecting the building’s heritage.

Oct31

Brilliant Bonfires & Fireworks Displays across North Notts 2019

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Brilliant Bonfires & Fireworks Displays across North Notts 2019

November 2019 gets off to a banging start with more Bonfires and Firework Displays than ever to enjoy across North Notts, commencing on Thursday 31st October and continuing until Saturday 9th November. 

Once again, we’ve made it easy for you to find the best Bonfires and Fireworks Displays in our round-up of large and smaller bonfire events across the region including Newark, Southwell, Mansfield, Ashfield, Worksop, Retford and everywhere in between!

You'll find all the info you need for a great night out - bonfire lighting & fireworks display times, entertainment, food and drink, entry charges (some are even free!), locations and maps.

Oct17

NORTH NOTTS HALLOWEEN EVENTS GUIDE 2019

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NORTH NOTTS HALLOWEEN EVENTS GUIDE 2019

Are you ready for chills and thrills this Halloween across North Nottinghamshire?

There are all sorts of ghoulish goings on this Halloween, from horrifying hauntings in Mansfield to terrifying tales and spooky trails in all our country parks, creepy crafts and other Halloween activities in museums and libraries across the region. Ghost walks in Retford, fright night film in Newark, Halloween Pantos in Worksop & Retford, and even a paranormal investigation at Creswell Crags to experience - come along if you're brave enough...

These are just for starters – check out the full list of hair-raising Halloween events in our In North Notts Halloween Events Guide 2019.

Dec01

Christmas all Wrapped Up in North Notts!

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Christmas all Wrapped Up in North Notts!

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!

Nov20

Mayflower Pilgrims Festival 2018 in and around Retford

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Mayflower Pilgrims Festival 2018 in and around Retford

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!

Nov01

The Best Bonfire Night Firework Displays in North Notts

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The Best Bonfire Night Firework Displays in North Notts

Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, Gunpowder treason and plot… 

Yes, Bonfire Night 2018 is nearly here and this year there are more Bonfire and Firework Displays than ever to enjoy across the whole of North Notts! 

We’ve made it easy for you to find the best Bonfires and Fireworks Displays in our round-up of large and smaller bonfire events across the region - we're currently listing 26 and there's still time to add a few more!!

You'll find all the info you need for a great night out - bonfire lighting & fireworks display times, entertainment, food and drink, entry charges (a good number are free!), locations and maps.

Oct22

Haunted Happenings, Eerie Events & Alarming Activities this Halloween

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Haunted Happenings, Eerie Events & Alarming Activities this Halloween

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.

Aug24

The Bridge at Clumber Park

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The Bridge at Clumber Park

I, along with many others, was shocked and appalled earlier this year when the Grade II listed, 250 year old bridge at Clumber Park was very badly damaged by a car.

As I live not too far away and am a frequent visitor to the park near Worksop in north Nottinghamshire, I am often asked how the bridge looks now.

Feb02

Wow! We’re Business Award Finalists!

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Wow! We’re Business Award Finalists!

We’re very proud and thrilled to reach the finals of the North Notts Ambassador of the Year Award at the North Notts Business Awards 2018.  Woohoo!

Dec04

Christmas Holiday 2017 Bin Collections in North Notts

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Christmas Holiday 2017 Bin Collections in North Notts

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.

Nov15

Find out where the Christmas Lights Switch on Events are in North Notts

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Find out where the Christmas Lights Switch on Events are in North Notts

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.

Nov01

The Top Bonfire & Firework Display Events in North Notts

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The Top Bonfire & Firework Display Events in North Notts

Bonfire Night is always the most popular family night of the year and each year it gets bigger and better.

November 5th this year falls on a Sunday and, happily, our local bonfires and fireworks displays are spread out over 6 days so there’s something to enjoy from Thursday 2nd all the way through to Tuesday 7th November.

We’ve made it easy for you to find the best Bonfires and Fireworks Displays in our round-up of large and smaller bonfire events across the region.  We list bonfire lighting & fireworks display times, whether food and drink is available, locations, maps and more.

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