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Explore North Notts Weekend
From: Saturday, 14 September 2019
To: Sunday, 15 September 2019
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Location

North Nottinghamshire
Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Mansfield, Newark & Sherwood,

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Amanda Batham

Explore North Notts Weekend

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2019

A variety of local venues, attractions and things to do across North Nottinghamshire are opening their doors to the public and inviting them to visit, explore and enjoy them, for free, during the great Explore North Notts Weekend on 14th & 15th September.  Some venues are providing free events and experiences during the weekend.

North Nottinghamshire has a wealth of historic houses and buildings, country parks, open spaces and places of interest, and this brand new Explore North Notts Weekend initiative is a welcome addition to this year's Heritage Open Days Festival.

Details of the weekend's events and attractions will be announced during the year, but here are some of the venues and organisations taking part in the Explore North Notts Weekend:

SPECIAL OFFERS DURING EXPLORE NORTH NOTTS WEEKEND 14 & 15 SEPTEMBER

 Idle Valley Nature Reserve - 10% discount in the Cafe and in the Shop

Receive a 10% discount on everything you purchase in the Shop and Cafe at the Idle Valley Nature Reserve, during the Explore North Notts Weekend.  The Idle Valley near Retford is a Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve.

More information here.

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National Trust Mr Straw's House

Mr. Straw's House in Worksop are offering Free Opening and Guided Tour to all visitors on Friday 13th September between 10am - 5pm (last tour at 4pm).
Entrance is by pre-booked timed tours only. Call booking line on 01909 482380.

More information here.

 ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

The Harley Gallery - Re-opening of the renowned Portland Collection

Be one of the very first people to visit the re-opened and acclaimed Portland Collection and see the brand new display 'Men, Women and Things: A World of Worlds' at The Harley Gallery featuring treasures from the Portland Collection, when it re-opens to the public on Saturday 14 September 2019.

Free entry and free parking.

More information here.

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The School of Artisan Food at The Food & Drink Festival at The Food & Drink Festival

The School of Artisan Food returns for the sixth year at The Food & Drink Festival at Clumber Park with a first-class programme of popular classes for both adults and children, offering probably the best selection of classes at any festival!

More information here

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Best Western West Retford Hotel -  Special overnight stay offer

Best Western West Retford Hotel is offering an overnight stay at the special price of £80 per night for two people, including breakfast, during the Explore North Notts Weekend. Applies to 1 night or 2 night stays.

More information here.

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 Ye Old Bell Hotel & Spa

Sunday afternoon Spa 3-6pm, overnight accommodation and full breakfast from £95 per person based on two sharing a classic double or twin room.
Contact the hotel HERE to book & mention 'Explore North Notts Weekend Spa & Break offer'

 ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Clumber Park National Trust - Free Entry to Clumber on the Open Top Bus Tour

National Trust Clumber Park are offering free entry to the Park to passengers on the Explore North Notts Weekend Open Top Bus Tours.

More information here.

 ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Thoresby Hall Hotel & Spa - Free Guided Walk of the Grounds

A free guided tour of this historic venue's beautiful grounds on Saturday 14th September at 11am. For over 18's only.

More information here.

........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

BPL- Barnsley Premier Leisure - Try Fitness Flex Facilities for free at Bircotes, Retford & Worksop

Enjoy FREE access to state-of-the-art exercise facilities, over 30 group exercise and virtual classes and unlimited access to programmed swim sessions at Bircotes, Retford & Worksop Leisure Centres.

More information here.

........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

10% off purchases over £40 at Elizabeth and Stevens Interiors & Home Furnishings

Receive a 10% discount on your purchases over £40 at Elizabeth and Stevens Interiors & Home Furnishings on the Saturday of Explore North Notts Weekend!

More information here.

 ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Creswell Crags - Free Heritage Day Behind-the-Scenes Tour

A free behind-the-scenes tour of the museum's collections store followed by a fascinating short talk about the prehistoric hyenas who lived in the Creswell Crags gorge.

More information here.

........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Worksop Priory and Gatehouse Community Trust

A free tour of the historic Worksop Priory Gatehouse.

More information here

........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Stagecoach Buses

Take an open top Bus Tour between Clumber Park, Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre & Rufford Abbey Country Park.

More information here

........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

This is a wonderful opportunity to discover more about our beautiful North Nottinghamshire and the amazing places within, so why not pop the date - 14th & 15th September - into your diary now and come back to this page during the year for the latest news about all the events and attractions happening over the Explore North Notts weekend.

If you are a local organisation or business that would like to take part in the Explore North Notts Weekend please contact Amanda Batham, North Nottinghamshire Place Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Amanda on 07939 508636.

Explore North Notts Weekend is a brand new event initiated by the North Notts Envoys, a proactive group of North Nottinghamshire businesses who are working together to improve our region and make North Nottinghamshire a great place to work, live and visit.

To learn more about the North Notts Envoys, to come along to a bi-monthly Envoys meeting or to find out how to become a North Notts Envoy contact Amanda Batham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Tel: 07939 508636.

Explore North Notts Weekend

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2019

A variety of local venues, attractions and things to do across North Nottinghamshire are opening their doors to the public and inviting them to visit, explore and enjoy them, for free, during the great Explore North Notts Weekend on 14th & 15th September.  Some venues are providing free events and experiences during the weekend.

North Nottinghamshire has a wealth of historic houses and buildings, country parks, open spaces and places of interest, and this brand new Explore North Notts Weekend initiative is a welcome addition to this year's Heritage Open Days Festival.

Details of the weekend's events and attractions will be announced during the year, but here are some of the venues and organisations taking part in the Explore North Notts Weekend:

SPECIAL OFFERS DURING EXPLORE NORTH NOTTS WEEKEND 14 & 15 SEPTEMBER

 Idle Valley Nature Reserve - 10% discount in the Cafe and in the Shop

Receive a 10% discount on everything you purchase in the Shop and Cafe at the Idle Valley Nature Reserve, during the Explore North Notts Weekend.  The Idle Valley near Retford is a Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve.

More information here.

........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

National Trust Mr Straw's House

Mr. Straw's House in Worksop are offering Free Opening and Guided Tour to all visitors on Friday 13th September between 10am - 5pm (last tour at 4pm).
Entrance is by pre-booked timed tours only. Call booking line on 01909 482380.

More information here.

 ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

The Harley Gallery - Re-opening of the renowned Portland Collection

Be one of the very first people to visit the re-opened and acclaimed Portland Collection and see the brand new display 'Men, Women and Things: A World of Worlds' at The Harley Gallery featuring treasures from the Portland Collection, when it re-opens to the public on Saturday 14 September 2019.

Free entry and free parking.

More information here.

..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

The School of Artisan Food at The Food & Drink Festival at The Food & Drink Festival

The School of Artisan Food returns for the sixth year at The Food & Drink Festival at Clumber Park with a first-class programme of popular classes for both adults and children, offering probably the best selection of classes at any festival!

More information here

..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Best Western West Retford Hotel -  Special overnight stay offer

Best Western West Retford Hotel is offering an overnight stay at the special price of £80 per night for two people, including breakfast, during the Explore North Notts Weekend. Applies to 1 night or 2 night stays.

More information here.

.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

 Ye Old Bell Hotel & Spa

Sunday afternoon Spa 3-6pm, overnight accommodation and full breakfast from £95 per person based on two sharing a classic double or twin room.
Contact the hotel HERE to book & mention 'Explore North Notts Weekend Spa & Break offer'

 ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Clumber Park National Trust - Free Entry to Clumber on the Open Top Bus Tour

National Trust Clumber Park are offering free entry to the Park to passengers on the Explore North Notts Weekend Open Top Bus Tours.

More information here.

 ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Thoresby Hall Hotel & Spa - Free Guided Walk of the Grounds

A free guided tour of this historic venue's beautiful grounds on Saturday 14th September at 11am. For over 18's only.

More information here.

........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

BPL- Barnsley Premier Leisure - Try Fitness Flex Facilities for free at Bircotes, Retford & Worksop

Enjoy FREE access to state-of-the-art exercise facilities, over 30 group exercise and virtual classes and unlimited access to programmed swim sessions at Bircotes, Retford & Worksop Leisure Centres.

More information here.

........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

10% off purchases over £40 at Elizabeth and Stevens Interiors & Home Furnishings

Receive a 10% discount on your purchases over £40 at Elizabeth and Stevens Interiors & Home Furnishings on the Saturday of Explore North Notts Weekend!

More information here.

 ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Creswell Crags - Free Heritage Day Behind-the-Scenes Tour

A free behind-the-scenes tour of the museum's collections store followed by a fascinating short talk about the prehistoric hyenas who lived in the Creswell Crags gorge.

More information here.

........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Worksop Priory and Gatehouse Community Trust

A free tour of the historic Worksop Priory Gatehouse.

More information here

........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Stagecoach Buses

Take an open top Bus Tour between Clumber Park, Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre & Rufford Abbey Country Park.

More information here

........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

This is a wonderful opportunity to discover more about our beautiful North Nottinghamshire and the amazing places within, so why not pop the date - 14th & 15th September - into your diary now and come back to this page during the year for the latest news about all the events and attractions happening over the Explore North Notts weekend.

If you are a local organisation or business that would like to take part in the Explore North Notts Weekend please contact Amanda Batham, North Nottinghamshire Place Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Amanda on 07939 508636.

Explore North Notts Weekend is a brand new event initiated by the North Notts Envoys, a proactive group of North Nottinghamshire businesses who are working together to improve our region and make North Nottinghamshire a great place to work, live and visit.

To learn more about the North Notts Envoys, to come along to a bi-monthly Envoys meeting or to find out how to become a North Notts Envoy contact Amanda Batham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Tel: 07939 508636.


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Location

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Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Mansfield, Newark & Sherwood,






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