Retford Charter Day 2024

by | 8 December 2023 | Community Event, Retford

As we move into December, plans for Retford Charter Day 2024 swing into action to arrange the event for Bank Holiday Monday 6th May.

It’s always amazing how much is achieved by a handful of volunteers. The testament is seen each May, with probably the largest one-day event in Bassetlaw which is repeatedly successful and popular.

The origins go back over 30 years when two or three people had the idea of celebrating Retford’s Royal Charter back in 1246. It’s now firmly placed on the agenda of local residents and many visitors from the region. It provides free family-orientated entertainment in Retford for all ages.

If you are interested in helping or supporting in any way, email

Watch out for more news and updates to come in the New Year.