20 Best Things To Do In Retford Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Retford

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 808 fun things to do in Retford for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, tourist attractions and museums and art galleries. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 596 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Retford day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Retford with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Slides at Captain Jacks Adventure Play in Retford

Captain Jacks Adventure Play

  • Retford
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Captain Jack's Adventure is a new exciting addition to Retford. With separate play frames for toddlers and juniors they aim to provide a safe fun pla...

The Rural Learning Centre at Idle Valley in Retford

Idle Valley

  • Retford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Idle Valley offers an outdoor play space with adventure play facilities plus you can hire great kids' discovery packs from the centre (very reasonabl...

Sundown Adventureland

Sundown Adventureland

  • Retford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Sometimes taking younger kids to the bigger theme parks can feel like a waste of time and money, as you walk past yet another thrill ride they aren’t...

Girl on zipwire at Clumber Park

Clumber Park4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Worksop
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

If you’re looking to create some wonderful memories and spend some quality family time outdoors, then look no further than Clumber Park. Autumn, wint...

Boy shooting at Blyth Activity Centre

The Tournament Ground

  • Worksop
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Get ready for an exciting, action-packed day at The Tournament Ground ! Located in Robin Hood Country, the centre is a great place for your little on...

Laser tag equipment at Laser Labyrinth in Worksop

Laser Labyrinth

  • Worksop
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Laser Labyrinth is an exciting place to take kids (and ‘big kids') who are full of energy and want some fun! There are a number of really cool...

Indoor soft play frame and slide at Kids Zone in Worksop

Kids Zone

  • Worksop
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Kids Zone is a great place to take the little monkeys to burn off some energy and have loads of fun doing it. They will love the large main play fram...

Courtyard at Thoresby Park in Newark

Thoresby Park

  • Newark
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Fancy a day out in the park? Take the kids to Thoresby Park - explore acres of beautiful parklands, have a picnic in the sun and play outside. Enjoy...

A little girl at Go Ape Black Park

Go Ape Sherwood Pines

  • Edwinstowe
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Hidden deep in Robin Hood country, Go Ape Sherwood Pines is a high ropes experience for the whole tribe. So, stash your bow and arrows for the day an...

Picasso Pottery Cafe

Picasso Pottery Cafe

  • Gainsborough
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Picasso Pottery Cafe in Gainsborough is the perfect place for you to get in touch with your creative side. Choose from a wonderful selection of bisqu...

Photo exhibit at The Holocaust Centre in Laxton

The Holocaust Centre

  • Laxton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Holocaust Centre provides a moving experience that gives kids the chance to learn about the Holocaust and other genocide in the 20th century. Thi...

Indoor soft play frame and seating area at Playhouse Gainsborough

Playhouse Gainsborough

  • Gainsborough
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Playhouse Gainsborough offers a great 3 storey junior area for over 4s and under 12s boasting nigh endless exciting features including a giant racing...

People paintballing at Bawtry Paintball Fields in Doncaster

Bawtry Paintball Fields

  • Doncaster
  • Outdoor
  • Paintballing

Inject some action into the weekend at Bawtry Paintball Fields. To simply call this paintball would do a disservice to the state-of-the-art activitie...

Game stand at Sherwood Forest Fun Park in Edwinstowe

Sherwood Forest Fun Park

  • Edwinstowe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Sherwood Forest Fun Park is a family operated children's fair located in Sherwood Country Park, offering a great little range of kids' fairground tre...

Walking path at Sherwood Forest Country Park in Edwinstowe

Sherwood Forest Country Park

  • Edwinstowe
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

At Sherwood Forest Country Park one can browse around the Visitor Centre shops or relax after a stroll in the Forest Table Restaurant. Take a walk to...

Colours Pottery Painting Studio

Colours Pottery Painting Studio

  • Tickhill
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Grab a paint brush and get in touch with your creative side at Colours Pottery Painting Studio in Tickhill, Doncaster! Beginner or pro, you’re welcom...

Robin Hoods Wheelgate Park

Robin Hoods Wheelgate Park

  • Farnsfield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Get ready for non-stop rides, thrills and waterpark fun, right at the edge of Sherwood forest at Robin Hood’s Wheelgate Park! Explore a 30-acre theme...

Aerial view of circuit at Amen Corner Karting at Newark

Amen Corner Karting

  • Newark
  • Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

The 300m junior track was opened in 1990 and was laid out to provide an easy fun course for novice drivers. It is all tarmac, originally 7.0m wide, w...

Man walking dog at Rufford Abbey Country Park in New Ollerton

Rufford Abbey Country Park

  • New Ollerton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Rufford Abbey Country Park has 150 acres of beautiful country park to explore and enjoy. Visitors love spotting swans, ducks and those typically chee...

People horse riding at Sherwood Riding School in Kneesall

Sherwood Riding School

  • Kneesall
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Sherwood Riding School Horse Riding Fun for Kids Horse riding lessons at Sherwood Riding school are great activities for kids. It's a Nottinghamshire...

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