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Forthcoming Events

Featured events

Quick guide to our 'not to be missed' events!

Summer in Southwell 2016

Summer in Southwell leaflet graphic showing the MinsterThere is a fun packed programme for both local residents and visitors this summer including Gate to Southwell, Southwell Fun Day, a Plant Hunter's Fair at Southwell Minster, events at the Workhouse, Southwell Poetry Festival in the library and Southwell Music Festival.

Vicar Water Country Park Fun Days

Play in the Park on Thursday 28 July

1pm to 3pm

Free entry

Supervised play for children aged 5-14yrs, including inflatable, drumming, crafts.

All staff are DBS checked. No need to book just turn up. (Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult)

Tel 01636647121 if you need further details

Pond dipping on Thursday 28 July

10am to 12 lunch

Join the ranger for this activity so please pre-book a place by calling 07980 610308

Circus skills fun on Saturday 30 July

11am to 2pm

Join Lynn our Arts Officer for a free circus skills workshop outside Rumbles cafe. Have fun learning how to hoop, spin a diabolo, spin poi, or learn spin sticks. Can you walk on stilts? Can you balance whilst juggling? Now’s your chance to have a go!

Newark Half Marathon

‌14 August 2016, Starting at 10am

Newark Half MarathonThe Newark Half Marathon is back as a new, faster and more scenic summer race. It is limited to 1,000 entrants with a fun run and entertainment for all the family.  

The 13.1 mile race starts at Sconce and Devon Park, passes the Ice Age Journey dig, skirts East Stoke, through Elston and then back to Sconce and Devon Park. 

£23 (UKAA affiliated) £25 (non-affiliated) plus registration fee

To sign up visit

Southwell Burgage Through the Ages

Saturday 10 September, 12pm until 5pm

Southwell Community Arachaeology Group invites you to experience the rich heritage of the life and times of the Burgage through the ages. Experience living history and combat on the Burgage greens as well as:

  • Sword fighting
  • Falconry displays
  • Medieval musicians
  • Hands on crafts
  • Witch trial and storytelling
  • Steam engine
  • Community and archaeology displays
  • Refreshments

Sherwood Forest Art and Craft Centre

Children's craft days

During school holidays the centre comes alive with special craft events and activities for children. There is a small charge for each activity. Join us for some Wednesday fun 11am to 3pm.

  • Wednesday 27 July
  • Wednesdays 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 August
  • Wednesday 26 Oct

Rio Roadshow Sports Days

Join us for our free sports days with activities including football, track and field athletics, golf challenges, tennis, voleyball, TAG rugby and flag making.

5 Sports Days in 5 locations, from 10am to 2pm daily: 

  • Monday 1 August - Dukeries Leisure Centre
  • Tuesday 2 August - Vicar Water Country Park
  • Wednesday 3 August - Southwell Cricket Club
  • Thursday 4 August - Blidworth Cricket Club
  • Friday 5 August - Sconce and Devon Park

Suitable for ages 8 to 16 (inclusive). Bring a packed lunch, enough drinks for the day and clothes suitable for physical activity.

For more information call 01636 655701 or email

Ceramics in Southwell

Ceramic Teapot‌A ceramics fair with over 30 leading regional and national artists.

Sunday 28 August 10am to 4.30pm

Market Square, Southwell, NG25 0FS

The event will take place in the market square of the lovely minster town of Southwell and will include workshops and demonstrations in the nearby public library.

All year round attractions

There is something for everyone in Newark and Sherwood:

Local towns

Newark and Southwell are both vibrant attractive towns with regular regular market days and special events.

Tourist Information Centres

For friendly specialist information on all local attractions and up and coming events visit one of our tourist information centres which are located in Newark, Rufford and Southwell.

Local weather

If you're unsure due to weather conditions or other circumstances, please check with the tourist information centre before attending an event that it has not been cancelled. We try and keep our events lists as up to date as possible but events can be cancelled at the last minute.

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Are you organising a large event within the district? 

You need to tell us about the event as it may require consideration by the district's Safety Advisory Group (SAG)

  • 01636 650000

    Mon to Thurs 8.30am to 5.15pm
    Friday 8.30am to 4.45pm

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  • Get in touch:

    Newark and Sherwood District Council
    Kelham Hall
    NG23 5QX

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