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There is something for everyone in Newark and Sherwood:
We have many award winning parks and open spaces within the district, many of which host regular family events. Find out more about Sconce and Devon Park, Vicar Water Country park and our many play areas on our Parks, gardens and play section. Many of our parks and open spaces include interesting Public Art.
The Canal and River Trust have produced free family activity and exploring guides which provide information on our waterside destinations including Newark and Gunthorpe.
Newark and Southwell are both vibrant market towns and well worth a visit on their regular market days - Markets and shopping.
These are just a few of our suggestions.
We have some breath-taking music venues throughout the district including Southwell Minster, Newark Castle and Thoresby Courtyard and our regular music festivals include Newark Jazz Festival, Newark Blues Festival, Southwell Music Festival and Southwell Folk Festival. The Palace Theatre also regularly plays host to both national and local performers.
For friendly specialist information on all local attractions, you may wish to visit one of our tourist information centres which are located in Newark, Ollerton (Rufford Country Park) and Southwell.
There are so many things going on in Newark and Sherwood, whether you are interested in sport, history, music, family events, traditional village celebrations or participating in the Southwell Folk Festival!
Regular events also take place at:
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.
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)
Tourist Information Centre
Rufford Country Park
Southwell Tourist Information Centre
The Minster Centre