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Packed with fascinating history, thrilling outdoor adventure and stunning architecture, Newark and Sherwood has something for every visitor. Make memories with family, friends and loved ones as you hang out at Robin Hood’s hideout in Sherwood Forest, shop for antiques, learn about Newark’s role in the Civil War, enjoy world-class music festivals or simply enjoy the incredible landscapes of this district that sits right in the centre of the country.

Consider this your invitation to come and explore everything on offer in this unique and vibrant region and discover #newarkandsherwood for yourself.
You’ll wonder what took you so long!



Whether you’re looking to fill a day or plan a fortnight’s stay, we’ve got all the information you need to make the most out of your visit, and our fantastic Visitor Information Centre, based in the heart of Newark, is always on hand to help with any specific queries.


Experience life in a Victorian Workhouse, see one of the country’s only permanent maypoles, bring the 17th century to life at the National Civil War Centre and much, much more.

Food & Drink

There’s a delicious range of food and drink on offer across Newark and Sherwood where you can enjoy a pint in a 15th century pub and dinner on the banks of the River Trent.


Whether you’re looking for a self-catering cottage, a luxury bed and breakfast, a family-friendly campsite or something else entirely, we have the right accommodation for you.


Packed with local farm shops, incredible antiques outlets and myriad independent retailers, you won’t be disappointed by the fantastic shopping on offer.

Can’t find what you need? Contact our Visitor Information Centre who’ll be happy to help you.

Can’t find what you need? Contact our Visitor Information Centre who’ll be happy to help you.


Music lovers, real ale drinkers, living history enthusiasts and adventure seekers will find all sorts of events to whet the appetite across Newark and Sherwood, all year round. Check out everything that’s happening here.
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Fri 30 Mar – Sun 15 Apr

Woeful Weapons Half Term Fun

National Civil War Centre

Hear Civil War swordsmith superstar Andrea Ferrara tell all about his mysterious life and the odious knock-off merchants who tried to steal his name. Plus join in our fantastic craft activities to get armed to the hilt making your own (cardboard) sword, create a crafty cannon ready for battle and get gory finding out about battlefield injuries and making your own wound to wear home.

Tel: 01636 655765
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Sunday 1st April

RAF 100th Open Cockpits Day

Newark Air Museum

This special open day will allow access to a host of museum aircraft. Newark Air Museum’s way of celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the Royal Air Force and its connections to the counties of Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, this is a unique chance for aviation enthusiasts and their families to explore fantastic, rare aircraft specimens.

Tel: 01636 707170
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Thurs 5th – Fri 6th April

International Antiques Fair

Newark Showground

A world renowned treasure hunting ground, this event is the largest of its kind in Europe. Up to 2500 stands attract thousands of dealers and buyers with every item you could imagine from chandeliers to rugs, sports memorabilia and paintings, not to mention the finest antique furniture and so much more! With free parking and refreshments available on site.

Tel: 01636 702326
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