2012 UK, Mansfield, England Event

In May 2000, Mansfield, England hosted a visit by people from other Mansfield’s around the world. More than one hundred “Mansfielders” came from as far away as Australia and the USA for a unique Millennium celebration that proved to be a huge success. So much so that in 2004 Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA hosted a return visit. This was followed by a smaller gathering in Mansfield, Michigan, USA in 2006.

In June 2008, Mansfield, Ohio, USA invited “Mansfielders” to take part in their Bi-Centennial celebrations and once again people from all around the world had the opportunity of uniting together just because they had a common bond in living in a town or city named Mansfield. In May 2010 Mansfield, Michigan reprised their 2006 invitation, again with great success.

In May 2012, Mansfield, England again hosted people from other Mansfield’s during a week long celebration that united once more all those with the common bond that has become so special to all those who have taken part in the Mansfield Experience.

Details of the weeks activities that were enjoyed by visitors from six other Mansfield’s are shown below.

Staying in mansfield

Participants in the Sister City exchange in May 2012 were hosted, free of charge, by families in Mansfield, England.

Should you be thinking of visiting our Mansfield in the future you will find excellent  accommodation at 281 Restaurant & Rooms 

Maybe of interest

5th May – 2nd June   – The East Midlands Region of Embroiders Guild Exhibitionmore details
11th – 13th May        – Chatsworth House Horse Trialsmore details
16th or 18th May      – Wonderful Town Musicalmore details


12 May
ArrivalHostsRestWelcome Party at
Queen Elizabeth’s School
13 May

Church or Host Option
Sunday Lunch at
The Hostess Restaurant
Carr Bank Park –
Opening of New Band Stand
14 May
Civic Welcome &
Heritage Trail Walk & Mansfield Museum
Hosted by
Mansfield District Council at Groucho’s
Host options:
Clumber Park
or Hardwick Hall
or Newstead Abbey
or The Holocaust Centre
15 May

Lea Gardens  or
Arkwright Mill & Village Tour
The Greyhound Hotel, CromfordChatsworth House
and Gardens
Welcome Dinner Hosted by
Mansfield Rotary Club
16 May
Newark Market Town &
Newark Castle
Lunch at
Romano’s Italianissimo
Boat Trip on the River TrentHosts
17 May
Rufford Abbey Country Park
or Sherwood Forest Golf Club – Mansfield Trophy Competition
Oak Room at Sherwood Forest Visitors CentreSherwood Forest
or Edwinstowe Village
Celebration Dinner at
the Civic Banqueting Suite
18 May
The Mayflower Pilgrim TourThe Pilgrim Fathers InnGainsborough Old HallHosts
19 May
Southwell Minster &
Southwell High Street
The Saracens Head HotelThe WorkhouseFarewell Party, Hog Roast
20 May