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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.

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!

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!

Mar27

Nottinghamshire’s Best Easter Egg Hunts

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Nottinghamshire’s Best Easter Egg Hunts

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.

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.

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.

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.

May17

The Best News for Bassetlaw & North Notts - ever!

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The Best News for Bassetlaw & North Notts - ever!

North Notts BID results are in - and it's a YES!

The North Notts Business Improvement District (BID) team have just learnt that the North Notts BID has been voted to go ahead by Bassetlaw businesses.   This will mean a huge investment to improve Bassetlaw over the next 5 years of over £3 million pounds.

May04

Pilgrim Visitor Centre Opening in Retford

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Pilgrim Visitor Centre Opening in Retford

The new ‘Mayflower Pilgrims Visitor Centre’ opens its doors to the public for the very first time during the Retford Arts Festival on Saturday 27th May 2017.

Located at The Hub (North Notts Artisan & Tourist Information Centre) in Churchgate, Retford, the centre will feature the stories of the Mayflower Pilgrims and the Separatists – many of whom came from Retford and the Bassetlaw area in North Nottinghamshire - and who changed the world.

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