What's on this Christmas!

Find a local light switch on, Christmas markets and fairs, Christmas crafts and of course visit Santa!

Sleeping Beauty at Newark Palace Theatre

10 December 2019 to 4 January 2020

Starring Coronation Street's Nick Cochrane as King Hugo, this spectacular show is full of stunning scenery, sparkling costumes, hilarious slapstick and bags of panto magic. This Christmas, you won't want to miss this beauty of a tale that's anything but sleepy!

Premium Performances: Stalls £21, £20 concessions; Circle £20, £19 concessions; Family £74

Standard Performances: Stalls £19, £18.50 concessions; Circle £18.50, £17.50 concessions; Family £68

Special Offer Performances: £17 Members Special Price Offer Saturday 14 December. £14.00 Available from Box Office Relaxed performance on Friday 3rd January 2.30pm.

Contact box office on 01636 655755 for more details.

Autumn at the National Civil War Centre!

Toddler Takeover Day
Friday 29 November, 10am to 4pm

Join us as the National Civil War Centre is taken over by toddlers! Drop in with your little ones anytime between 10am and 4pm for a free day of fun as we offer them the chance to join our team!

Get stuck in as an archaeologist digging for treasure in our sandpit, guard our galleries as a member of security, make big decisions as a curator, join our marketing team making posters, become a member of café staff in our play kitchen and more!

Free family activity.

Newark and Sherwood Forest School

Join our friendly park rangers for forest school at Sconce and Devon Park and Vicar Water Country Park in Clipstone.

Let's get Active!

Our leisure centres are running lots of activities over the school holidays.

Get out and about in the fresh air!

If you are in need of a breath of fresh air and an energising walk in the countryside during the school holidays take a stroll around one of our local country parks.

Other country parks and gardens to visit locally include:

Sherwood Forest

Visit the brand new Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and find out about the legend of Robin Hood and the ecology and wildlife of Sherwood Forest. Call in the nearby Sherwood Forest Arts and Craft Centre to browse the studio's and watch crafters and painters in action. The arts and craft centre offers children's activities each Wednesday during school holidays.

Newark junior parkrun

Newark junior parkrun is for juniors (4-14 year olds). How about trying one of the weekly junior 2k parkrun events?

It is held every Sunday at 9am at Sconce and Devon Park and it is FREE to join in and take part.

The aim is to have fun. Please come along and join in whatever your pace! It's very friendly!

Every week parkrunners grab a post parkrun drink in Rumbles Café - please come and join us.

Dukeries junior parkrun

The Dukeries junior parkrun in Ollerton is for juniors (4-14 year olds). How about trying one of the weekly junior 2k parkrun events?

It is held every Sunday at 9am at the Dukeries Leisure Centre, Ollerton and it is FREE to join in and take part.

The aim is to have fun. Please come along and join in whatever your pace! It's very friendly!

Please register before your first visit and bring a printed copy of your barcode.

Family and friends can get involved by becoming a parkrun volunteer!

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