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Quick guide to our 'not to be missed' events!
There 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.
Play in the Park on Thursday 28 July
1pm to 3pm
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!
14 August 2016, Starting at 10am
The 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 www.newarkhalfmarathon.co.uk
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:
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
A 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.
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.
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.
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)
Rufford Country Park
Southwell Tourist Information Centre
The Minster Centre