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 


Morning Lunch Afternoon Evening
Saturday 12 May Arrival Hosts Rest  

Welcome Party at
Queen Elizabeth’s School


Sunday 13 May Church or Host Option Sunday Lunch at
The Hostess Restaurant

Carr Bank Park –
Opening of New Band Stand


Monday 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


Tuesday 15 May Lea Gardens  or
Arkwright Mill & Village Tour
The Greyhound Hotel, Cromford  

Chatsworth House
and Gardens


Welcome Dinner Hosted by
Mansfield Rotary Club
Wednesday 16 May Newark Market Town &
Newark Castle

Lunch at
Romano’s Italianissimo


Boat Trip on the River Trent


Thursday 17 May  

Rufford Abbey Country Park
or Sherwood Forest Golf Club – Mansfield Trophy Competition


Oak Room at Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre Sherwood Forest
or Edwinstowe Village
Celebration Dinner at
the Civic Banqueting Suite
Friday 18 May  

The Mayflower Pilgrim Tour


The Pilgrim Fathers Inn

Gainsborough Old Hall Hosts
Saturday 19 May  

Southwell Minster &
Southwell High Street


The Saracens Head Hotel The Workhouse Farewell Party, Hog Roast
Sunday 20 May  




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