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Thoresby Park

Thoresby Park, Nr Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9EP
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Thoresby Park


Thoresby Park, within the heart of Nottinghamshire, is a lovely place to visit all year round with a range of attractions for all of the family no matter how young or old. The extensive grounds cover over 1000 acres of rich unspoilt English countryside, with a range of facilities and attractions open to the public all year round.

Admission is free, plenty of also free car parking and there is disabled access. Whether you are visiting to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, interested in the Art and Crafts Gallery, planning a wedding or special occasion, staging an outdoor event, there is something for everyone. Visit the Victorian Courtyard and you'll find working crafts people, shops, licensed cafe, military museum and the acclaimed Gallery featuring regional, national and international artists.


.......................................Courtyard Shops and Experiences.............................................

Shopping at Thoresby Courtyard is a unique experience with precious jewellery from David Fowkes, hot glass blowing by Ingrid Pears, materials to make your own crafts at Craft Corner, homewares from Barton Dawes, exquisite fashions from Hazel Walker, bespoke furnishings in ElleBee or relax over lunch at The Bay Tree Cafe. You'll even find the military Queens Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomany Museum, bird of prey and meerkat experiences with Hawks of Steele and off-roading treks through with estate with Segway Events. 



.....................................Thoresby Weddings...........................................

One of the largest wedding venues in North Nottinghamshire. Set in acres of beautiful county side at the Thoresby Park in Sherwood Forest. Imposing Grade ll listing Riding Hall with soaring arched ceiling and superb wooden floor. Photographs in the courtyard or the Lawns with imposing Thoresby Hall as backdrop. Licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships. 


......................................Thoresby's Pierrepont Gallery...............................................

Thoresby Gallery was originally established in 1992 as a space in which to show the Pierrepont Collection. Over the years it has evolved into a busy gallery with an eclectic calendar of exhibitions. Thoresby Courtyard welcomes 80,000 visitors a year. Open six days a week 10.30 – 4.00 the gallery always has something interesting to engage a wide audience. Thoresby Gallery’s Open Exhibitions have been encouraging local artists and providing a beautiful space in which to exhibit since the early days and now Thoresby are seeking to include all artists, both professional and amateur working in the area with regular opportunities to get involved.

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  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Dogs Accepted - Park Only.
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Family Fun
  • Groups Accepted - Groups welcome
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • On-Site café/restaurant - Bay Tree cafe - 10.00am to 5pm - Monday - Sunday. Refreshments available
  • Parking (free)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Picnic Site - Picnic in the park. Way marked walks
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Free parking

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Thoresby Park Visitor Centre (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:00
Thoresby's Pierrepont Gallery (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Tuesday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday11:00 - 16:00

* Please check out Thoresby Park's website for opening times as these can vary for courtyard shops and cafe.

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Monday, 27 August 2018 - Monday, 27 August 2018

Classic Car & Motorcycle Show at Thoresby ParkClassic Car & Motorcycle Show at Thoresby ParkThe Classic Car Show will see 600+ privately owned and club vehicles on display, with lots of fun for all the family at Thoresby Park.
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Sunday, 22 July 2018 - Monday, 27 August 2018

Opening of Thoresby's Walled Garden
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Saturday, 1 September 2018 - Sunday, 30 September 2018

Open ExhibitionAn event that provides local artists the opportunity to display their own original works in a public gallery
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Saturday, 24 November 2018 - Sunday, 25 November 2018

Winterfest - Arts & Crafts FairA fabulous winter fair offering all things handmade and good grub!
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Sunday, 21 October 2018 - Sunday, 21 October 2018

Thoresby Weddings FairThoresby Weddings Fair in the Riding Hall
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Sunday, 21 October 2018 - Sunday, 21 October 2018

Thoresby10Choose from a race over 5k, 10k or 10miles, running along old military roads, cleared tracks through ancient woodland and grassed paths around the country estate.
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Sunday, 9 September 2018 - Sunday, 9 September 2018

Heritage Open Day at Thoresby ParkYour chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are free to explore!
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Sunday, 22 July 2018 - Sunday, 2 September 2018

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