Things to do


Places to Visit
Places to Eat

There is plenty do to for all in the nearby area! Please see below a selection for some inspiration.

Places to Visit

Local walking/cycling routes

Clumber Park

Rufford Abbey

Sherwood Forest


North Leverton Windmill



A unique windmill that has never stopped milling.

It grinds flour and animal feeds regularly.

Built in 1813 by a group of local farmers, North Leverton Windmill is 200 years old this year.

A focal point for the local community hosting events and  family fun days.

Tel : 01427 880254  or  07968 969424


Idle Valley Nature Reserve



This reserve consists of a beautiful 450ha network of lakes, wetland, grassland and scrub. It is home to a diverse range of wildlife and is recognised as one of the richest birding sites in the region. Look out for birds such as gadwall and little grebe in winter and breeding wading birds including little ringed plover and redshank in spring and summer. The Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre is a high-quality educational facility based at the south end of the site and is a venue for a range of training courses and events.


Hodsock Priory

Hodsock Priory is a historic country house wedding venue set in 800 acres of countryside on the border of Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire. We’ve restored our family home to become a luxury, award-winning, wedding and event venue. Call us on 01909 591204.

Doddington Hall

Explore over 400 years of unbroken family history resulting in a fascinating collection of furniture, weaponry, paintings, ceramics, textiles, household objects, porcelain and a wealth of amusing stories all to be found in and around Doddington Hall.

Open Sundays, Bank Holiday Monday & Wednesdays 12-4pm until 27 September. Entry in by timed ticket only – please pre-book tickets online.


For information on upcoming events in the area:

Visit Lincoln 

Visit Nottinghamshire 

Visit Bawtry



Hayton Castle Clay Shoot


Ye Olde Bell Spa


Bransby Horses Rescue and Welfare


Founded in 1968 by Mr Peter Hunt, Bransby Horses is one of the UK’s largest equine welfare charities. Dedicated to improving the lives of horses, ponies, donkeys and mules.

Bransby Horses is 52 years young, and still thriving thanks to amazing public support and the wonderful people who have remembered us in their Will. We rely solely on support from the general public to help us continue our mission to improve the lives of horses, ponies, donkeys and mules through our key charity principles: rescue, rehabilitate, rehome and educate.

We now have two sites: Bransby which is home to over 300 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, and our Barlings site which homes over 40 horses and ponies.


Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Built on a former riding school and farm, Yorkshire Wildlife Park has come along way since it opened in April 2009. A dynamic centre for conservation and welfare, the park has over 400 animals and over 70 different species of animal.


Escape Room in Retford

0333 3661002


Gainsborough Golf Club (Thonock Park)

Thonock Park


Hayton Lakes

Hayton Lakes

Fox Covert Fisheries

Fox Covert Fisheries

Sundown Adventureland


 Open 10am-4:30pm

Places to Eat

Places to eat


The Red Hart, Misterton
The Waterfront, West Stockwith
Kings Arms, Clarborough
Blue Bell, Gringley-on-the-Hill
Blue Bell Inn, Lound
Brewers Arms, Clayworth
The Reindeer, Sturton le Steeple


Hop Pole, Retford
Spencer’s on the Square, Retford
Dantes, Retford
Prezzo, Gainsborough


Crown Hotel, Bawtry
The Herbalist, Retford
Feast, Bawtry
The Pantry, Misterton
The Imperial, Retford
Honey and Fig, Retford
Torworth Grange, Torworth
The Townhouse, Bawtry

We Have Vacancy!

07375 554749
Clarborough Grange Farm, Clarborough, Retford, Notts, DN22 9DZ