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Quick guide to our 'not to be missed' events!
Summer in Southwell 2017
Find out what's happening this summer at Southwell Minster, The Workhouse, Southwell Archbishop's Palace, Southwell Music Festival, the BHI Museum and Southwell Racecourse.
Brass Bands at the Castle
2.30pm to 4.30pm
- July 30 - Ibstock Brick Band
- August 6 - Lincs Fire and Rescue Concert Band
- August 13 - Pleasley Colliery Welfare Band
- August 20 - City of Lincoln Band
Free admission bring a chair!
Ice cream available to purchase.
The Nottingham Beach – 13th July – 3rd September
The seaside will once again arrive in the city as the Nottingham Beach lands in the Old Market Square once more. Enjoy a trip to the seaside in the Old Market Square. Lounge on the sandy beach, paddle in the pool or go on a ride. Plus, try delicious food and drink at the Beach bar. With a padding pool, funfair rides, the ever popular beach bar and special events planned throughout the summer, this year's beach is set to be bigger than ever.
Glow worm festival, Clumber Park – 19th -20th August, 10am – 7pm
The Gloworm festival is aimed at families with children of all ages. It’s a festival that will inspire your imaginations and invite you to play in a warm, friendly and creative environment. There are a host of activities, games and workshops along with a miniature petting farm. There are a host of activities, games and workshops along with a miniature petting farm.
1940’s weekend, Newark Air Museum, 12th – 13th August
Throughout the two days there will be a host of World War II related activities and entertainment taking place around the museum. Activites include:
- 1940s food & cake tasting sessions
- -Wartime sweet rations
- Spiv ‘selling’ sweet ration books
- Gas mask box decorating for the children
- Shove 'a penny board & 1940s games
- Period aircraft model displays
- Jules & Jim’s bacon butties
Clumber Festival for food and drink, 16th -17th September
Offers great food, the fabulous producers behind the brands, award winners, special guests, exciting traders, delicious dishes to try from fantastic Street Food, Pop Up’s, cafés, bars, cocktails and much more!
Our Clumber Park Festival attracts mouthwatering fayre from amazing food hubs from around the UK and Europe.
Larks in the Park– coming to local parks in August
Join us for a fun-packed programme of outside activities whilst enjoying some park life.
Local hula hoop teacher Emma Petkovic will be running a learn-to-hoop / hula-fit workshop.
Lynn and Max will be messing around with our circus skills toys and Dave from Active4Today will be doing fun sports challenges.
It’s free – open to all ages and abilities and definitely not just for children!
Also look out for the Tour of Britain mascot who will joining in with all the fun.
- Fri 4 Aug at Sconce and Devon Park, Newark 1pm to 3pm
- Sat 5 Aug at Southwell Memorial Park 1pm to 3pm
- Sun 6 Aug at Vicar Water Country Park, Clipstone 1pm to 3pm
We hope lots of you will decide to join us to help celebrate our local parks
*All weather permitting
Palace Theatre Summer 2017
- Summer Camp 2017 - Wicked, July 30 to August 4, 10am - 4pm - A great opportunity for young performers aged between 6 and 14 years to work towards a mini-production in 5 days.
- Milkshake! Live, September 16, 12pm and 4pm - Starring Milkshake! favourites Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer and Shine and Pip from Pip Ahoy!
Newark Half Marathon
It's time to get your running shoes on for the Newark Half Marathon.
Sunday 13 August 2017 at Scone and Devon Park
Raising money for Beaumond House Community Hospice
Newark and Sherwood Festival of Cycling
We are so excited that the OVO Energy Tour of Britain is coming to the district on Wednesday 6 September. In support of the tour we are hosting a festival of cycling at the end of the summer which includes a packed programme of events across the district.
OVO Energy Tour of Britain
Nottinghamshire is hosting Stage Four of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2017.
This is the UK’s premier road cycling race that takes place in September.
Wednesday 6 September will see 120 of the world’s top cyclists racing a 175-kilometre stage from Mansfield to Newark.
The tour of our district includes Blidworth, Farnsfield, Edingley, Halam, Southwell, Kirklington, Bilsthorpe, Edwinstowe, Budby, North and South Clifton, Girton, Collingham, Coddington and Newark.
Southwell Events 2017
The Southwell tourism team have been extra busy this year planning a programme of big community events for the town including Southwell Music Festival and fringe, Southwell Yarn bomb, the Bramley festival and the traditional Christmas lantern walk. Take a look at the Southwell events list to save some dates in your diary.
Vicar Water Fun Day
Sunday 3 September from lunchtime
Our annual fun day in the park with music, stalls, refreshments and free activities for children.
Join Newark and Sherwood Play Support team for children's play and craft activities and have fun with Lynn and Max for circus skills. Not forgetting Rumbles Cafe for the best scones in the district!
All year round attractions
There is something for everyone in Newark and Sherwood:
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.
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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