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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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Sat 10th – Sun 25th Feb

Valentine Calamity

National Civil War Centre

Fantastic family activities for half term with fun crafts and performances! Most 17th century soldiers were men but a few courageous women risked it all, donned men’s clothes and took to the battlefield. Meet a gallant she-soldier and hear why she went to war for love. You can also plant a potted love potion to help friendship grow and create a love token inspired by our collection.

Tel: 01636 655765
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Sat 17th – Sun 25th Feb

Enchanted Fairy Trail

Rufford Country Park

Follow the Fairy Trail around Rufford’s Enchanted Forest to doscover beautiful miniature houses, the homes of fairies, pixies and sprites! Read the story behind who inhabits each dwelling and fill in clues along the way for the chance to win a prize. This self-guided trail will take you through the grounds of Rufford Abbey and the surrounding park. £1 per sheet.

Tel: 01623 821338
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Sat 24th – Sun 25th Feb

Guess How Much I Love You

Palace Theatre

Join Little & Big Nutbrown Hare, from the bestselling Guess How Much I Love You collection, as they leap off the page and onto the stage in this magical journey through the seasons! Explore this playful story of love and nature as it unfolds on stage, discovering the delights and colours of each season through puppets, live music and interactive play. For children age 3 and up.

Tel: 01636 655755
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