Things to do in & around East Markham

There are a varied range of local leisure amenities including Sherwood Forest & Lincoln Cathedral as well as local sports and fitness facilities to suit all tastes. Please contact Church Spa for further information or assistance for reservations

Places to visit
Theatre / Cinema

Places to Visit

Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve

NG21 9HN (10.7 Miles)
Tel: 01623 823202

Once part of of a royal hunting forest the reserve covers 450 acres. Including ancient areas of native woodland. Hosting the famous Major Oak linked to Sherwood's legendary hero Robin Hood. There is a visitor centre with an exhibition on Robin Hood.

Tuxford Windmill

NG22 0NW
(1.5 Miles )
Tel: 01777 871202

A privately owned fully working traditional windmill.

Adrenalin Jungle

Sherwood Forest
off Deardale Lane
NG22 8SY
(4.2 Miles)
Tel: 01623 883980

Nottinghamshire's largest outdoor activity centre based in 150 acres of Sherwood Forest. Activities include paintball, quads,, archery, assault course, 4x4 offroad, karting and more.

Gamston Aerodrome

Retford (Gamston) Airport
DN22 0QL
(3.4 Miles)
Tel: 01777 838521/ 01777 839311

Flight experience 20mins. Learn how to fly.

The Holocaust Centre

NG22 0PA (6.7 Miles )
Tel: 01623 836627

Museum and education centre. An understanding of the holocaust.

Pure Land Meditation Centre & Japanese Garden

North Clifton
NG23 7AT (7.8 Miles)
Tel: 01777 228567

Japanese Garden, Meditation, Poetry Songs

Sherwood Forest Art & Craft Centre

Forest Corner
NG21 9RN (8 Miles)
Tel: 01623 822182

Situated in a converted coach house set in the heart of Sherwood Forest. 12 studios & workshops where a varity of artists and cratspeople demonstrate their work.Including paintings, prints, textiles, blown glass, fossils, gemstones and much more.

Thorsby Courtyard

Thorsby Park
NG22 9EP (8.4 Miles)
Tel: 01623 822365

A retail and multi arts venue. Working artist studio's, theatre and exhibitions. Extensive area of wood and parkland that you can explore via a series of waymarked walks.

Clumber Park

S80 3AZ
(10.5 Miles)
Tel: 01909 544917

3,800 acres of park to explore. Walled kitchen garden and a glasshouse full of grapes and peaches.There are two indoor exhibitions including wartime Clumber and the history of the local landscape.

Rufford Abbey Country Park

NG22 9DF(10.5 Miles)
Tel: 01623 821338

Set in the heart of Robin Hood Country formal gardens and large areas of woodland and parkland with footpaths throughout. At the heart of the park are the remains of a 12th century Cistercian Abbey. Former stable block hosts a craft centre and gallery with changing exhibitions.

Wetlands Animal Park

Low Road
Sutton cum Lound
DN22 8SB (11 Miles)
Tel: 01777 818099

Set in over 32 acres with more than 25 different species. Interact with exotic and domestic animals including deer, lemurs and monkeys. Walks by the lake.

Dolls Museum

The Old Rectory
Great North Road
NG23 6JE (11 Miles)
Tel: 01636 821364

The Vina Cooke museum houses a large collection of dolls dating from the 18th century to the present day. The collection is brought together in a late 17th century.

Daneshill Lakes and Nature Reserve

Daneshill Road
(Off Great North Road)
DN228RB (11.2 Miles)
Tel:01777 818673

Angling and boating facilities. 50 Hectare nature reserve with a range of habitats including, woodland scrub, wet grassland and open water. Three lakes one is used for sailing. Large population of birds are attracted.

Go Ape Tree Top Adventure

Sherwood Pines Forest Park
Old Clipstone
NG219JL (11.7 miles)
Tel: 01623 822855

Tree top adventure, climb the 30ft rope ladder, Tarzen swing, zip wire through trees

Doddington Hall & Gardens

LN6 4RU (12 Miles)
Tel: 01522 694308

An Elizabethan family home with fabulous gardens.

Mr Staws House

5 – 7 Blyth Grove
S81 0JG (12.2 Miles)
Tel: 01909 482380
(Advanced Bookings Only)

Semi detached house where nothing has been thrown out for more than 60 years. Family letters, photo's, clothing, Victorian furniture and household objects can be seen where the owner left them.

Sherwood Pines Forest Park

Sherwood Forest
NG21 9JL (12.4 Miles)
Tel: 01623 822447

The largest forest open to the public in the East Midlands. This is a centre for a wide variety of outdoor activities.Cycle hire, waymarked woodland walks, cycle trail and mountain biking.

Sherwood Forest Farm Park

Lamb Pens Farm
NG21 9HL (12.9 Miles)
Tel: 01623 823558

Farm Park is home to many rare and interseting breeds of farm animals. Water gardens, waterfowl lakes, bird garden and miniture steam railway.

Vicker Water Country Park

Mansfield Road (B6030)
NG219AA (13.8 Miles)
Tel: 01623 466340

An award winning 80 hecture country park. At the centre of the park lies vicar pond, a victorian fishing lake. A wealth of wildlife, grassland, heathland and woodland. Stimulating walks and cycle routes.

Hodsock Snowdrops

Hodsock Priory
S81 0TY (14.6 Miles)

Tel: 01909 591578

Enjoy millions of snowdrops of many varieties and Victorian beehives.

Cresswell Crags

Crags Road
S80 3LH (16 miles)
Tel: 01909 720378

A world famous archaeological site, set in a limestone gorge with caves and lake. The only Ice age rock art in Britain. Engraving's carved into the the walls 13,000 years ago. Explore Creswell Crags through guided cave tours, events and exhibitions.

The Harley Gallery

A60 Mansfield Road
S80 3LW (16.2 Miles)
Tel: 01909 501700

Award winning gallery which, has a reputation for excellence and innovation. A collection of fine, decorative arts and contemporary and historical art exhibitions. Admission free.

The School of Artisan Food

Lower Motor Yard
S80 3LR (16.2 Miles)
Tel: 01909 532171

Award winning team of prcatitioners guide you through the facinating world of artisan food as you master the ancient skills of baking, brewing, butchery, cheese making, preserves and much more. Provides courses for all skill levels.

Lincoln Castle

Castle Hill
LN1 3AA (16.2 Miles)
Tel: 01522 511068

Over 900 years of history ans magnificent views over Lincoln.

The Museum of Lincolnshire Life

Burton Road
LN1 3LY (16.2 Miles)
Tel: 01522 528448

A nostalgic glimpse of country life.

Newark Air Museum

The Airfield
NG24 2NY (16.3 miles)
Tel:01636 707170

Aircraft & cockpits. Four covered display areas.

Lincoln Cathedral

LN21PX (16.8 Miles)
Tel: 01522 561600

The cathedral is a spiritual centre of the city, a place of national heritage & a centre of international pilgrimage. Guided tours.

Gainsborough Old Hall

Parnell Street
DN21 2NB (17 Miles)
Tel:01427 612669

Medieval Manor House over 500 years old and is one of the best preserved timber framed manor houses in the uk.

Tropical Butterfly House Wildlife & Falconry Centre

Woodsetts Road
North Anston
S. Yorks
S25 4EQ (18.4 Miles )

Tel: 01909 564025

Home to animals from South America, Australia, Africa, The Philippines & South Yorkshire.

The Workhouse

Upton Road
NG25 0PT (20 Miles)

Tel: 01636 817260

19th century workhouse. Explore thesegregated work yards, dayrooms, dormatories, master's quarters, and cellers. Audio guide based on archive records.

Southwell Minster

Church Street
NG25 0HD (20.9 Miles)
Tel: 01636 812649
Admission free.

Southwell Minster is a superb Cathedral and Minster church with a Norman Nave which is one of the finest in Europe. Stone carvings and magnificent Angel window.

Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abby Park
NG15 8NA (23.6 miles)
Tel: 0115 9153692

A beautiful historic house set in 300 acres of glorious landscape gardens, and parkland with paths that meander past lakes, ponds and waterfalls. Was home to the poet Lord Byron between 1808 and 1814. Inside the Abbey explore the Victorian room setting's.



East Markham Village Hall
Lincoln Road
NG220SH (0.2 Miles)

Badminton Club meets Mondays & Thursdays 8.00pm – 10.00pm


Playing Field
Quake Field
East Markham
NG220SA (0.4 Miles)

Open 7 days a week

BMX Track

Playing Field
Quake Field
East Markham
NG220SA (0.4 Miles)

Open 7 days a week


Bennets Farm
Church Street
East Markham
NG220SA (0.4 Miles)

2 Ponds, Carp, Roach, Chub, Briem & Tynch (Biggest caught 30lb)

Dukeries Liesure Centre

Dukeries Complex
Main Road
NG229JJ (7 Miles)
Tel: 01623 862469

Opening Hours:
Mon–Fri 7.00am – 10.00pm
Saturday 8.00am – 6.00pm
Sunday 9.00am – 8.00pm

Retford Liesure Centre

Old Hall Drive
DN227EA (7 Miles)
Tel: 01777 706500

Opening Hours:
Mon–Fri 6.00am – 10.00pm
Saturday 8.00am – 6.00pm
Sunday 8.00am – 10.00pm

Horse Riding

Wellow Park Stables & Saddlery
Rufford Lane
NG22 0EQ (8.2 Miles)
Tel: 01623 861040

20 x 40 indoor floodlit school with viewing gallery, 100 acres of off road hacking & cross country course. Open 8.00am – 8.00pm Daily. Private & group lessons.

Rufford Park Golf and Country Club

Rufford Lane
NG22 9DG (9.3 Miles)
Tel: 01623 825253

A 6,368 yard par 70 golf course set in over 200 acres of beautiful parkland and woodland. Spectacular views of Rufford lakes . Challenging to players of all levels. The 17th the most daunting downhill shot over a meandering river to a wide green.

College Pines Golf Club

Sparkin Hill, Worksop
S803AL (9.4 Miles)
Tel: 01909 501431

Golf clubs, Courses and Professionals.

Go Karting

Amen Corner Karting
NG22 9DB (10 Miles)
Tel: 01623 822205

550m Pro kart circuit.

The Paintball Jungle

Sherwood Forest
Deerlane Lane
NG22 8SY(12.2 Miles)
Tel: 01623 883 831

Bawtry Paintball & Laser Fields (Predator)

Forest View
Great North Road
DN10 6NF (18.3 Miles)
Tel: 0808 1443777

(Leaflets available upon request)

Theatre / Cinema

Savoy Cinema

Bridge Street
S80 1HP (11 Miles)
Tel: 01909 481900

Majestic Theatre

Coronation Street
DN22 9DX (11 Miles)
Tel: 01777 706866

Pantomine, comedy, concerts, ballet, opera, big bands, dance shows and psychic events.

Regal Arts Centre

Carlton Road
S80 1PD (11.9 Miles)
Tel:01909 474458

Comedy, music, light operatics and amateur dramatics.

Odeon Cinema

Brayford Wharf
North Lincoln
LN1 1YS (16.2 Miles)
Tel: 08712244007

Theatre Royal

LN2 1JJ (16.4 Miles)
Tel: 01522 519999

Pantomine, comedy, concerts, ballet, opera, big bands, dance shows and psychic events.

Palace Theatre

Leeming Street
NG18 1NG (17.2 Miles)
Tel: 01623 633133

Pantomine, comedy, concerts, ballet, opera, big bands, dance shows and psychic events.

Palace Theatre

NG24 1JY (17.5 Miles)
Tel:01636 655755

The theatre is a 602 seater venue offering drama, dance, music, film and comedy.

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