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Jun12

IN NORTH NOTTS ANNUAL EVENTS CALENDAR

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IN NORTH NOTTS ANNUAL EVENTS CALENDAR

Do you sometimes wish to plan your diary ahead but hate the idea of missing a particular local festival or special event?

Now you can plan around your favourite major annual events because they're all here!

In North Notts have put together the 'In North Notts Annual Events Calendar' listing all the main events that take place across our region throughout the whole year.

It's a handy and helpful condensed list of events which will be updated on an ongoing basis and available to everyone to use.

May01

Look out for these Exciting Events in Retford!

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Look out for these Exciting Events in Retford!

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.

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!

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.

Oct11

What is this ‘Halloween’ business really all about?

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What is this ‘Halloween’ business really all about?

I bet, like me, you thought Halloween was a great, big, American import didn’t you?

Well, let’s have look...

Aug31

September’s What’s On in North Notts Events Newsletter

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September’s What’s On in North Notts Events Newsletter

Every month we email out our free What’s On Events Newsletter to our newsletter subscribers, bringing them the best upcoming events happening across North Nottinghamshire during the following month.

It’s a quick and easy way to discover lots of brilliant events that you might otherwise not have known about.

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.

Jul06

What's on this weekend in North Notts: 6th to 8th July

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What's on this weekend in North Notts: 6th to 8th July

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!

Apr12

25 Years Young - The Story behind Retford Charter Day

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25 Years Young - The Story behind Retford Charter Day

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!

Find out what's happening at Retford Charter Day, Monday 6 May 2019 here!

Mar23

Kings' Park's 80th Birthday Celebrations

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Kings' Park's 80th Birthday Celebrations

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.

Feb14

Well I never did!

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Well I never did!

Have you ever seen that local ‘brown road sign’ and thought ‘the what murals?’  Yes, me too.

Firstly, how is it pronounced?  Well, through sneaky research I have it on good authority that it is pronounced ‘Trakwair’ and secondly what are they?

Here is everything you ever wanted to know about the hidden gem that is the ‘Traquair Murals’.

Oct13

Halloween Events & Activities in North Notts

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Halloween Events & Activities in North Notts

Are you ready for the scariest night of the year?

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.

Aug01

Summer Holiday Fun in North Notts

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Summer Holiday Fun in North Notts

The summer holidays have arrived and August is packed with exciting things to do for children and families across North Nottinghamshire!

There are plenty of events and activities indoors and out so, even if we don’t get wall to wall sunshine, there’ll always be something to do to keep your little ones entertained.

Jul06

July is just one long festival!

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July is just one long festival!

Do you view the word Festival in horror, picturing mud, crowds and portaloos?  Or do your thoughts turn to more pleasant things like good times spent with friends and family, hot and sunny weather, incredible live music, amazing new foods and exciting new experiences?

Hopefully your summer this year will be all about fun, laughter, enjoyment and good times and, to help you have the best summer yet, we’ve compiled a list of the many festivals being held this summer across North Nottinghamshire.

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