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  • 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 
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Sunday, 22 December 2019
Sunday, 22 December 2019
21Dec

Santa Special Canal Cruises along the Chesterfield Canal - Retford

Saturday, 21 December 2019 - Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: The Hop Pole, RetfordRetford

A fun, festive cruise along the beautiful Chesterfield Canal near Retford on the Seth Ellis canal boat. Every Saturday & Sunday from 23rd November to 24th December.

Santa Special Canal Cruises along the Chesterfield Canal - Retford

Saturday, 21 December 2019 - Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: The Hop Pole, RetfordRetford

A fun, festive cruise along the beautiful Chesterfield Canal near Retford on the Seth Ellis canal boat. Every Saturday & Sunday from 23rd November to 24th December.

21Dec

Santa Special Canal Cruises along the Chesterfield Canal - Shireoaks

Saturday, 21 December 2019 - Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Chesterfield Canal, ShireoaksShireoaks

A fun, festive cruise along the beautiful Chesterfield Canal at Shireoaks on the Hugh Henshall canal boat.

Santa Special Canal Cruises along the Chesterfield Canal - Shireoaks

Saturday, 21 December 2019 - Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Chesterfield Canal, ShireoaksShireoaks

A fun, festive cruise along the beautiful Chesterfield Canal at Shireoaks on the Hugh Henshall canal boat.

10Dec

Sleeping Beauty Pantomime at the Palace Theatre, Newark

Tuesday, 10 December 2019 - Saturday, 04 January 2020

VENUE: Palace Theatre, NewarkNewark

The Palace Theatre's 2019 pantomime is the enchanting fairytale classic Sleeping Beauty, starring Coronation Street's Nick Cochrane as King Hugo.

Sleeping Beauty Pantomime at the Palace Theatre, Newark

Tuesday, 10 December 2019 - Saturday, 04 January 2020

VENUE: Palace Theatre, NewarkNewark

The Palace Theatre's 2019 pantomime is the enchanting fairytale classic Sleeping Beauty, starring Coronation Street's Nick Cochrane as King Hugo.

22Dec

Meet Santa Paws! - at Clumber Park

Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

Let your dog meet Santa Paws and his elf helper at our special grotto in Central Bark.

Meet Santa Paws! - at Clumber Park

Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

Let your dog meet Santa Paws and his elf helper at our special grotto in Central Bark.

26Nov

Look out for Santa & the North Notts Lions!

Tuesday, 26 November 2019 - Monday, 23 December 2019

VENUE: Bassetlaw, North NottinghamshireRetford,Worksop

A Christmas highlight in many North Nottinghamshire villages is a visit from Santa and his sleigh, helped by the North Notts Lions. Look out for them between 25 November & 23 December.

Look out for Santa & the North Notts Lions!

Tuesday, 26 November 2019 - Monday, 23 December 2019

VENUE: Bassetlaw, North NottinghamshireRetford,Worksop

A Christmas highlight in many North Nottinghamshire villages is a visit from Santa and his sleigh, helped by the North Notts Lions. Look out for them between 25 November & 23 December.

01Dec

Santa Christmas Visits with the Retford Lions Club

Sunday, 01 December 2019 - Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: RetfordRetford

It's tradition that Santa and the Retford Lions Club visit Retford and area during December & this year is no different! Look out for them between 1st & 22nd December.

Santa Christmas Visits with the Retford Lions Club

Sunday, 01 December 2019 - Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: RetfordRetford

It's tradition that Santa and the Retford Lions Club visit Retford and area during December & this year is no different! Look out for them between 1st & 22nd December.

03Dec

Festive Dining at Spencer's on the Square, Retford

Tuesday, 03 December 2019 - Wednesday, 01 January 2020

VENUE: Spencer's on the Square, RetfordRetford

Spencer’s on the Square invite you to join them in December for festive dining with friends, family or office party.

Festive Dining at Spencer's on the Square, Retford

Tuesday, 03 December 2019 - Wednesday, 01 January 2020

VENUE: Spencer's on the Square, RetfordRetford

Spencer’s on the Square invite you to join them in December for festive dining with friends, family or office party.

9.00am 

Breakfast with Elves at Clumber Park

Saturday, 21 December 2019 - Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

Enjoy breakfast with our elves at Clumber Park Garden Teahouse and get involved with our Christmas activities!

Breakfast with Elves at Clumber Park

Saturday, 21 December 2019 - Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

Enjoy breakfast with our elves at Clumber Park Garden Teahouse and get involved with our Christmas activities!

9.30am 

Children's Christmas Crafts in The Cafe at Clumber Park

Saturday, 21 December 2019 - Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

Join us for Christmas craft activities.

Children's Christmas Crafts in The Cafe at Clumber Park

Saturday, 21 December 2019 - Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

Join us for Christmas craft activities.

10.00am 

Abominable Snowman at Creswell Crags

Saturday, 21 December 2019 - Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Creswell Crags Museum & Country ParkWelbeck

Come and visit the lovable ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN in his real cave with real gemstones at the Crags!

Abominable Snowman at Creswell Crags

Saturday, 21 December 2019 - Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Creswell Crags Museum & Country ParkWelbeck

Come and visit the lovable ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN in his real cave with real gemstones at the Crags!

10.00am 

Christmas Fancy Dress Dog Walk at Clumber Park

Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

Come and join our dog walking session for a walk around the park with your four legged friend and get in the spirit of Christmas with fancy dress attire (fancy dress optional!)

Christmas Fancy Dress Dog Walk at Clumber Park

Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

Come and join our dog walking session for a walk around the park with your four legged friend and get in the spirit of Christmas with fancy dress attire (fancy dress optional!)

10.00am 

Christmas Grotto at Rufford Abbey Country Park

Saturday, 21 December 2019 - Monday, 23 December 2019

VENUE: Rufford Abbey Country ParkRufford

Come and visit the main man this festive season at the annual Rufford Christmas Grotto.

Christmas Grotto at Rufford Abbey Country Park

Saturday, 21 December 2019 - Monday, 23 December 2019

VENUE: Rufford Abbey Country ParkRufford

Come and visit the main man this festive season at the annual Rufford Christmas Grotto.

10.00am 

Story Time with Father Christmas at Clumber Park

Saturday, 21 December 2019 - Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

Experience a magical Christmas at Clumber Park in our beautiful Parsonage.

Story Time with Father Christmas at Clumber Park

Saturday, 21 December 2019 - Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

Experience a magical Christmas at Clumber Park in our beautiful Parsonage.

10.30am 

Woodland Winter Wander at Clumber Park

Saturday, 21 December 2019 - Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

A crisp winter walk through the park, celebrating the festive season by spotting traditional Christmas elements in nature and collecting materials to make your own Christmas decorations.

Woodland Winter Wander at Clumber Park

Saturday, 21 December 2019 - Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

A crisp winter walk through the park, celebrating the festive season by spotting traditional Christmas elements in nature and collecting materials to make your own Christmas decorations.

11.00am 

Winter Solstice Parade at Sherwood Forest

Saturday, 21 December 2019 - Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Sherwood Forest Visitor CentreEdwinstowe

Join us to celebrate the Winter Solstice with a parade to the Major Oak.

Winter Solstice Parade at Sherwood Forest

Saturday, 21 December 2019 - Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Sherwood Forest Visitor CentreEdwinstowe

Join us to celebrate the Winter Solstice with a parade to the Major Oak.

12.00pm 

Christmas Lunch at the Garden Teahouse in Clumber Park

Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

Enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch in the beautiful surroundings of the Garden Teahouse in Clumber Park.

Christmas Lunch at the Garden Teahouse in Clumber Park

Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

Enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch in the beautiful surroundings of the Garden Teahouse in Clumber Park.

12.30pm 

Discover: Christmas Crafts at Clumber Park

Friday, 20 December 2019 - Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber Park Discovery CentreClumber Park

Get festive in the Discovery Centre with a range of Christmas crafts.

Discover: Christmas Crafts at Clumber Park

Friday, 20 December 2019 - Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber Park Discovery CentreClumber Park

Get festive in the Discovery Centre with a range of Christmas crafts.

2.00pm 

Free Afternoon Parking for your Christmas Shopping in Retford

Monday, 02 December 2019 - Wednesday, 01 January 2020

VENUE: Retford Town CentreRetford

Free parking every afternoon during December in Bassetlaw District Council car parks in Retford and Worksop.

Free Afternoon Parking for your Christmas Shopping in Retford

Monday, 02 December 2019 - Wednesday, 01 January 2020

VENUE: Retford Town CentreRetford

Free parking every afternoon during December in Bassetlaw District Council car parks in Retford and Worksop.

2.00pm 

Free Afternoon Parking for your Christmas Shopping in Worksop

Monday, 02 December 2019 - Wednesday, 01 January 2020

VENUE: Worksop Town CentreWorksop

Free parking every afternoon during December in Bassetlaw District Council car parks in Worksop and Retford.

Free Afternoon Parking for your Christmas Shopping in Worksop

Monday, 02 December 2019 - Wednesday, 01 January 2020

VENUE: Worksop Town CentreWorksop

Free parking every afternoon during December in Bassetlaw District Council car parks in Worksop and Retford.

2.00pm 

Traditional Carol Service in the Clumber Park Chapel

Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

It's Clumber Park's annual traditional carol service and everyone is invited!

Traditional Carol Service in the Clumber Park Chapel

Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

It's Clumber Park's annual traditional carol service and everyone is invited!

3.00pm 

Aladdin Pantomime at Thoresby Park

Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Thoresby ParkOllerton

Join us this Christmas for the pantomime you wished for! Help Aladdin with the help of his Mum, Widow Twankey, beat the evil Abazanzar to the magic lamp and win the hand of Princess Jasmine. ‘Aladdin’ promises to be our funniest and most spectacular pantomime ever!

Aladdin Pantomime at Thoresby Park

Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Thoresby ParkOllerton

Join us this Christmas for the pantomime you wished for! Help Aladdin with the help of his Mum, Widow Twankey, beat the evil Abazanzar to the magic lamp and win the hand of Princess Jasmine. ‘Aladdin’ promises to be our funniest and most spectacular pantomime ever!

6.30pm 

Carol Service in Worksop

Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Christ Church WorksopWorksop,Gateford

A wonderful evening of carols and readings supported by the friends of Christ Church Orchestra.

Carol Service in Worksop

Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: Christ Church WorksopWorksop,Gateford

A wonderful evening of carols and readings supported by the friends of Christ Church Orchestra.


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