EXPLORE THE GREAT OUTDOORS IN NEWARK & SHERWOOD

With beautiful parks, to exciting family fun activities, you are sure to enjoy a day in Newark & Sherwood.

If its legends and myths you love to explore then Sherwood Forest is the place to be, discover Robin Hood’s old hideout the Major Oak and follow the trails and he and his Merry Men would have travelled on.

If you are an adrenalin junky then check out Go Ape in Sherwood Pines, ELK Motorsport, Adrenalin Jungle, Lockwell Activity Centre and Amen Karting for fast cars and massive heights.

Or if it’s a leisurely stroll you enjoy then feast your eyes on the beautiful surrounds of Kelham Hall and Country Park, the spectacular views at Vicar Water Country Park as well as the beautiful Rufford Abbey Country Park.

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Southwell Golf Club

Southwell Golf Club

A full eighteen hole course testing many a golfer. The front nine is located within the racecourse circuit itself. A well-stocked pro shop and warm, refurbished clubhouse.
Tel: 01636 813706Visit Website
Kelham Hall and Country Park

Kelham Hall and Country Park

Kelham Hall and Country Park is a beautiful Victorian stately home located in the Trent Valley and provides a stunning background for weddings, events and family days out. Tel: 01636 980000Visit Website
Adrenalin Jungle

Adrenalin Jungle

Set in 150 acres of Sherwood Forest Adrenalin Jungle offer a wide range of adrenaline fuelled activities.
Tel: 01623 883980Visit Website
Go Ape Sherwood Pines

Go Ape Sherwood Pines

Set in over 3000 acres of stunning woodland, Go-Ape and Sherwood pines is a fantastic and inspiring place to experience the outdoors.
Tel: 0845 094 9698Visit Website
Rufford Abbey Country Park

Rufford Abbey Country Park

Enjoy a relaxing and fun day out at our beautiful 150 acre park, set around the ruins of a 12th Century Abbey.
Tel: 01623 821338Visit Website
Sherwood Pines Forest Park

Sherwood Pines Forest Park

There's regular activity trails and bikes to hire for people who want to explore the forest, or wild running trails and our red-graded Kitchener's mountain bike trail for people who really want to push themselves.
Tel: 0300 067 4340Visit Website
Back2Basics

Back2Basics

Back2Basics is a unique Bush Craft experience for all ages. Back2Basics value time spent outdoors and want to offer all young people the chance to gain survival skills. Tel: 07515 359203Visit Website
Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey

Formerly an Augustinian priory, Newstead Abbey was converted to a domestic home following the Dissolution of the Monasteries and is now best knwon as the ancestral home of Lord Byron.
Tel: 0115 876 3100Visit Website
Walesby Forest Outdoor Adventure Activities Centre

Walesby Forest Outdoor Adventure Activities Centre

An outdoor educational activity centre with over 40 adventure activities and accommodation in its extensive forest woodlands and 250 acres of natural forest.
Tel: 01623 860202Visit Website
Duke's Wood Nature Reserve

Duke's Wood Nature Reserve

Duke's Wood and the area around it was the location of the UK's first onshore oilfield. Some of the pumps - the 'nodding donkeys' - have been restored and are sited around the wood adjacent to the trail.
Tel: 0115 958 8242Visit Website
Besthorpe Nature Reserve

Besthorpe Nature Reserve

Part of a major gravel extraction site; home to a variety of birds. A great example of how former industrial sites can have a new lease of life as havens for wildlife.
Tel: 0115 958 8242Visit Website
Smeatons Lakes

Smeatons Lakes

A family owned, touring caravan and camping site set in 90 acres of parkland with numerous fishing lakes. Close to Newark town centre and other local attractions.
Tel: 01636 605088Visit Website
Riverside Park

Riverside Park

Riverside Park is the venue for a wide range of events, from music concerts to food fairs, funfairs to duck races and also contains a number of pieces of public art including a gnomon sundial.
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Lockwell Activity Centre

Lockwell Activity Centre

4x4 off road driving, archery, assault course, crossbows, It's a Knockout, dirt buggies, rifles, quad biking and more for both adults and juniors.
Tel: 01623 883067Visit Website
Belton House

Belton House

Sitting elegantly in formal gardens with views across pleasure grounds and an ancient deer-park, Belton is often cited as being the perfect example of an English country-house estate.
Tel: 01476 566116 Visit Website
Vicar Water

Vicar Water

78 hectares of former colliery spoil, Vicar Water Country Park is a fantastic place to visit with something to offer to everyone including walking, cycling, wildlife watching and fishing.
Tel: 079806 10308Visit Website
Eakring Meadow Nature Reserve

Eakring Meadow Nature Reserve

This site is one of the best remaining neutral grasslands in the county. The dominant grasses are sweet vernal grass, red fescue and Yorkshire fog with patches of greater pond sedge.
Tel: 0115 958 8242Visit Website
Southwell Racecourse

Southwell Racecourse

One of the busiest racecourses in the country with over 50 race meetings each year on both Flat and Jumps courses. Also hosts antiques fairs, food festivals and much more.
Tel: 01636 814481Visit Website
Amen Karting

Amen Karting

Premier outdoor tarmac karting circuit. Two separate floodlit tracks with four types of kart covering all ages and abilities.
Tel: 01623 822205Visit Website
Leo's Playcentre

Leo's Playcentre

A family run, soft play centre and party venue offering value for money whist still keeping its standards high.
Tel: 01636 611122Visit Website
White Post Farm

White Post Farm

Free range fun for all the family at White Post Farm! The farm's open all year round - perfect for family days out, school trips and birthday parties. Meet the animals, zoom around on go-karts, catch a seasonal show, do a little shopping or even pick up a new pet! Tel: 01623 882977Visit Website
Hawks of Steele

Hawks of Steele

Family owned and run business with over 30 years experience working with birds of prey. Offering falconry courses, educational visits and wedding packages.
Tel: 01623 824440Visit Website
Sherwood Forest Off-Piste

Sherwood Forest Off-Piste

The true Sherwood experience, guided walks through the heart of the forest. Walks take place Thursdays to Sundays, starting at 11am from outside the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre. Evening walks available on Wednesdays from 6.30pm, June to August. Walks are 3-4 miles. £5 per adult, £2.50 per child. Booking is essential. Tel: 07506 594531Visit Website
The Courtyard at Welbeck

The Courtyard at Welbeck

Visit the Courtyard at Welbeck for great food, great art and great shopping. Enjoy artisan food from the award-winning Welbeck Farm Shop, contemporary exhibitions at The Harley Gallery and Welbeck’s historic Portland Collection.
Tel: 01909 500211Visit Website
Elk Motorsport

Elk Motorsport

Elk offers one of the largest go kart tracks in the Midlands. With the latest Biz Twin Engine 400c kart it can offer the fastest karts available to the rental kart market.
Tel: 01636 673322Visit Website
Thoresby Park

Thoresby Park

Set in the heart of Nottinghamshire's Sherwood Forest and farmland, Thoresby Park offers a wealth of entertainment, from leisurely walks, great food and shopping to paintball, falconry experiences and Segway tours, there really is something for everyone. Tel: 01623 822009Visit Website
Wheelgate Park

Wheelgate Park

A 40-acre family theme park and water park in Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire, England. The park includes two large indoor play centres, a farm and a water park.
Tel: 01623 882773Visit Website
Sherwood Forest & RSPB Visitor Centre

Sherwood Forest & RSPB Visitor Centre

A landmark thousands of years in the making, alive with nature, history and folklore and its all yours to explore, from its ancient oaks and legendary characters, to the work of the RSPB, protecting the forest today. Play, discover and leave with tales of your own, inspired by 420 hectares of beautiful, precious, unique woodland.
Tel: 01623 824643Visit Website
Southwell Potwell Dykes Grasslands

Southwell Potwell Dykes Grasslands

The grasslands are a series of small wetland meadows owned by Southwell Minster which are now being managed as traditional hay meadows.
Tel: 01636 817285View PDF
Reg Taylor's Garden Centre

Reg Taylor's Garden Centre

Set out over a 25 acre site, a place with the widest choice and most incredible beautiful things for your garden and home.
Tel: 01636 813184Visit Website
Sherwood Avenue Park

Sherwood Avenue Park

This popular town centre Green Flag awarded site on either side of Sherwood Avenue in Newark has a wide range of sports and play facilities including a children’s play area, floodlit multi-use games area, skate park, tennis courts and a bowling green.
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Center Parcs Sherwood Forest

Center Parcs Sherwood Forest

Set deep in the historic Nottinghamshire countryside, Sherwood Forest is a magnificent pine forest famous for being home to the infamous Robin Hood.
Tel: 0344 826 6266Visit Website
Ferry Farm Park

Ferry Farm Park

Indoor and outdoor activities, lots of animals to handle, piglets, goats, rabbits etc. ready for you to meet. Delicious home cooked food in our restaurant. Plan your visit now!
Tel: 011596 64512Visit Website
Sconce and Devon Park

Sconce and Devon Park

Home to the historic 17th century earthwork, the Queen’s Sconce, this 14 Hectare site has a wide range of habitats to explore. Children's playground, café and events held throughout the year.
Tel: 01636 655314Visit Website

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