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.
The best place to find excellent food is at a farmer’s market. This is where growers, bakers and all kinds of food and drink makers sell their produce direct to you.
And the good news is the NEW Newark Farmer’s Market is coming to the market place on the first Saturday of each month.
Visit the avenues outside the Town Hall between 9.30am and 3.30pm for the best seasonal produce that the region has to offer.
Products on offer will include locally sourced meats, sausages and bacons, award winning pastries and pies, renowned cheeses from Cropwell Bishop Creamery and Lincolnshire Poacher, delicious brownies and confectionary, international food, specialist coffees and chillies from Chilli Bob.
The launch market on Saturday 6th April will include a welcome from a town crier and musical entertainment from local artists including the Newark Community Band and Andy Ackers, Moonshiners and Kieran Owen
Saturday 25 May at Newark Palace Theatre
Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to ABBA's heyday. Thank ABBA For The Music is a two-hour theatre spectacular that captures the magic and excitement of one of pop history's most successful and entertaining bands
A Question of Sports Pub Quiz Wednesay 15 May from 9pm at The Hearty Goodfellow So you think you’re a sports knowledge whiz? Get a team together and we’ll put you to the test. Teams, 6 people max, £1 per person entry, winning team takes the pot. Complimentary chip cobs for entrants
Southwell Stories Friday 31 May from 7:30pm at the Saracen’s Head Come along and hear some folktales and bring us your stories, old photographs and memorabilia of Southwell to share. Everyone welcome at this informal evening.
Twilight Market Family Activities Friday 7 June, 5pm to 8pm in the Market Square
The latest Village Ventures programme is now out and includes top class drama, comedy and music events in rural locations around the district including Coddington, Collingham, Rolleston, Southwell, North Muskham, Caunton, Norwell, Mapplebeck, South Scarle and South Clifton.
You are invited to the world’s biggest juggling event!
EJC Newark! 3 to 11 August 2019
The team at the European Juggling Convention (EJC) 2019 are proud to be bringing the world's largest juggling event to the UK in August 2019. The EJC will be in its 42nd year and it hasn't been to the UK for many years but this year is coming to Newark Showground.
It’s a fun and chilled out week of juggling, circus skills, aerial workshops, western skills workshops, extreme unicycling, balloon modelling, world-class performances and shows... the list goes on.
All of the activities and camping is included in the ticket price. Visit the EJC website to find out prices and more information. All areas are accessible.
Save the date for the BIG DAY OUT on Sunday 4 August as we welcome the jugglers into Newark town centre for the opening parade and fire show.
Along with Newark Town Council we are sponsoring and helping to plan an extraordinary day of activities for the town.
Saturday 22 June, 2.30pm Children's fancy dress, sports, raffle, tombola and much more For more information contact Jenny Bladon on 01636 636692
Southwell Fun Day
Saturday 22nd June 2019, 12pm to 4pm on The Burgage
Have fun in the sun with family and friends. Enjoy live music, circus skills, community stalls and local refreshments.
Newark Book Festival
Friday 12 to Sunday 14 July 2019
Celebrating and showcasing the world of books through an exciting and engaging programme. From author talks, to readings, stories, theatre, film and crafts. Crime fiction, contemporary writing, debuts, Science Fiction and fantasy, Cream Tea's, Classic crime and literary fiction, to a whole host of free family fun. There is something for everyone to enjoy.
Taking place in beautiful venues across the town, this year the festival will be exploring the theme of Home and Away. From travelling around the world and through your imagination, to a celebration of all things home and Nottinghamshire.
This year’s guests include Joanne Harris, Alison Weir, Michelle Harrison, Mark Billingham, Martin Edwards, Diana Evans, Elly Griffiths and many more.
Tickets will be on sale from the Palace Theatre Box Office from Wednesday 15 May.
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.