Dog Treat Hunt

Title: Dog Treat Hunt
Location: Outside the cafe
Description: Let your dog explore the park and sniff out the hidden treats.

Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2018-04-02
End Time: 14:00

Easter Egg Trail

Title: Easter Egg Trail
Location: Outside the Cafe
Description: Pick up an answer sheet from outside the café and follow the trail around the park to find the clues and solve the puzzle.

Donations Welcome to the Friends of Sconce and Devon Park
Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2018-04-01
End Time: 16:00

Spring Crafts

Title: Spring Crafts
Location: Outside the cafe
Description: Free children’s arts and crafts workshop – create a beautiful
flower covered in birds and wildlife inspired by the park.
All ages and abilities welcome
Meet outside Rumbles Café in the art marquee
Start Time: 13:00
Date: 2018-02-19
End Time: 15:00

Midlands Kite Fliers

Title: Midlands Kite Fliers
Location: Sconce Park
Link out: Click here
Description: Watch many different kites on display small, medium and large! You can also learn how to fly a kite by one of the team.
Start Time: 11:00
Date: 18/03/2018
End Time: 16:00

Friends Group Awarded £1000


The Friends of Sconce and Devon Park have received a check for £1000 from Newark and Sherwood homes following a successful application. The money will go towards paying for a new interactive nature trail around the park.

The aim of the project is to encourage children and adults from local communities to look, engage and understand the wildlife contained within the largest park in Newark.The park consists of varied habitats which are home to many species of native british wildlife and migratory birds. The trail will follow these diverse habitats and have an interpretation point at each area. The interpretation board will contain small snippets of information about the varied species in each location along with pictures encouraging the children to see if they can spot some of the wildlife. A brass rubbing plaque will be attached to each board so people can take a rubbing and collect these as they follow the trail.



Tour of Britain

The Tour of Britain stage 4 presentations will be taking place tomorrow after 3.30pm inside the park. Activities will be open throughout the day from 11am and you can watch the race live on the giant screen. Please note that the only public parking onsite will be paid parking at the Devon Park entrance managed by Newark Town FC which is assessable via Valley Prospect.

Sealed Knot Civil War Battle 22nd & 23rd July 2017


The Sealed Knot are returning to give you a tremendous weekend filling the air with the sound of Cannon and Muskets firing, the shouts of Officers, the cries of Pikemen and the thunder of Cavalry as they give you the Life and Times of the English Civil War.
With a Living History Camp and a spectacular Battle each day this is something not to be missed. Children can take part is specially organised Pike Drills on the Living History Camp, where there will be an assortment of trades and crafts of the period.

11am Living history camp opens
11.30am Exchange of Arms
2.30pm Battle
4pm Close

OVO Tour of Britain



Park to host OVO Tour of Britain

Nottinghamshire will host an entire stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, the UK’s premier road cycling race, this September as the event visits Mansfield and Newark-on-Trent for the first time. It is the only county in the Midlands to host one of the eight stages.

Wednesday 6 September will see 120 of the world’s top cyclists racing a 175-kilometre stage from Mansfield to Newark-on-Trent. The route will take in Eastwood, Hucknall, Gedling and the grounds of Newstead Abbey and the centre of Southwell.

After heading through Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park the stage will loop the north of the county and the towns of Worksop and Retford. The OVO Energy Tour of Britain will also pass through Harworth and Bircotes, passing the museum and memorial to 1965 World Champion Tommy Simpson in the latter.

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You can watch the race live on the big screen inside the park all day. The race will finish on Farndon Road with the presentation taking place on the park shortly after.

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