VISIT NEWARK & SHERWOOD
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!
PLAN YOUR VISIT
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.
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.
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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9 – 24 February
Enchanted Fairy Trail
Rufford Abbey Country Park
Rufford Abbey’s favourite magical creatures are back again with a few more surprises for you.
Put on your fairy wings and follow the trail around Rufford Abbey’s Enchanted Forest to discover a world of mystery. Hunt down the enchanted miniature houses, find the king and queen of the faires, walk through our wonky archways to find our resident dragon and tell your sectors to Rainbow Sunbeam wishing fairy.
Trail sheets cost £2 and can be purchased on the day at Visitors Reception
Tel: 01623 821338
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16 – 24 Feburary
Fake News Feb
National Civil War Centre
Extra! Extra! Read all about it this half term with the National Civil War Centre’s fantastic family activities! The 17th century shared more in common with today than you might think and one of those things was ‘fake news’. Propaganda was everything during the Civil War, from caricatures of commanders to hugely overblown reports of victories and even allegations of witchcraft! Discover more about these sensational stories and bogus bulletins in the National Civil War Centre’s programme of hilarious performances and craft sessions.
Tel: 01636 655765
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Nest Box Building
RSPB Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre
Drop into Sherwood Forest during National Nest Box week and make a nest box for the feathered friends in your garden.
Come along on Tuesday 19 February, any time between 11am and 2pm and the RSPB’s friendly team will help you build your own nest box to take home. You’ll also have the chance to join our free guided bird walks at 12 and 1 o’clock, to learn about the residents your new bird box could soon have.
£8 per nest box, or £6.40 for RSPB Members. Suitable for children, however they must be accompanied by an adult.
Tel: 01623 677321
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