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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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch Trail

12 – 27 January

Big Garden Birdwatch Trail

RSPB Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre

Join in with this family friendly trail to celebrate 40 years of Big Garden Birdwatch! Follow a trail around the forest to help you learn about the feathered residents you might have in your garden. Come along any day between January 12 and January 27, between 10.00am and 3.00pm.

Big Garden Birdwatch is the biggest citizen science wildlife survey in the world with up to 1/2 million participants. Count the wildlife that counts on you in your garden 26-28 January 2019.

£2 per trail, or £1.60 for RSPB Members. No need to book!


Tel: 01623 677321
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Child Soldiers, witnesses and victims of the civil war

19 January

Child Soldiers, Witnesses and Victims of the Civil War

National Civil War Centre

During the Civil War, child soldiers were commonly found in both combat and army support roles and many who were not were still first-hand witnesses to the horrors of the war. This talk from Dr Ismini Pells of the University of Leciester will investigate their experiences and attitudes towards children in the 17th century England more generally.

*This continues the National Civil War Centre’s programme of monthly talks free with general admission. All talks are included with an annual pass.

Tel: 01636 655765
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Chronicles of Kelham: The Habit of Murder at Kelham Hall

26th January

Chronicles of Kelham: The Habit of Murder

LetsXcape Kelham Hall

Twas this very hour, but just one night ago, that Kelham’s very foundations were rocked by a terrible murder that took place within its stone walls and now a member of the clergy lies slain in the mortuary. Father Foxwell has placed a call out asking for those who can, to come and help solve the mystery now holding sway over Kelham.

Will you answer his call?

LetsXcape are hosting a murder mystery live action event held in the older parts of Kelham Hall. Prices are £20 per player – ideal for groups of 3, 4 or 5

Tel: 01636 555 500
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