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The Annual Langold Gala continues to run successfully to this present day under the management of the Friends of the park.

Delays in the construction of the £375,000 water park initially forced the annual Langold Gala to be cancelled when contractors encountered technical problems.

This set-back caused the project to be put back by three weeks.

There were rowing boats at the Lake for a number of years. One custom was the annual Christmas day swim when a number of ‘hardy’ villagers would take the plunge, even if they had to break the ice.

The first Langold Gala was held in 1929 with accounts claiming that 10,000 visited the Park.

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Individuals or groups interesting in using the park for an event or activity can submit a request to the Parks and Open Spaces Team by completing the 'Host an Event' form which can be found on this web-page.

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For a full list of activities planned for 2016 please see the Council's Events Diary.

Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Coun Julie Leigh, said:“I was thrilled by the amount of people who turned out to be part of this event and be some of the first people to use this magnificent new facility.”

The official opening of a sparkling new wet play facility caused a splash on Wednesday – proving it was certainly worth the wait.

Sir Archibald Wollaston White sold the Langold estate to Thomas Place of Northallerton in early 1927, once coal had been found, and Place sold it to the Firbeck Colliery Company in July 1927.

This long established 15-acre fishing Lake is a popular venue for those seeking well stocked waters containing perch, roach, pike, carp, bream, tench and eels.

The play park has a nautical theme with a pirate ship as a focal point. It also feature a 45m splash pool, wet play zones, boulders, a splash slide and a water table.

Residents and youngsters were then dealt another blow when cruel thieves ransacked the site and stole equipment and tools costing in excess of £10,000 on Thursday 10th July.

The recently upgraded skate park, located to the Sidings area of the site, has proved an instant attraction with youngsters wanting to demonstrate their jumps and twists on the ramps.  

“It was fantastic to see so many people come out and enjoy the opening of the new Splash Pool and Play Park, especially the many children who were extremely eager and excited to put the equipment through its paces,” Coun Freeman said.

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Access to the colliery site was provided by around 5 miles (8.0 km) of temporary railway track, laid to connect to the main railway network which served Harworth Colliery. This opened on 7 April 1924, and was upgraded to permanent track, with the new system opening on 1 October 1927.[5] The colliery was called Firbeck colliery, although the village of the same name is located more than 2 miles (3.2 km) to the north west of the village of Langold.

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Construction of housing began to the west of the main road in 1924, with 128 houses completed and occupied by April 1925.[3] In less than five years, a village consisting of 850 houses, six shops and a school had been built to the north of the pit to house the workers, many of whom were brought from the coal mining areas of the North East of England.[4]

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The Park has become a popular venue to host many events, activities and fund-raising initiatives throughout the year. The park will also feature prominently in the 10th Anniversary celebrations of national Love Parks Week (15th-24th July 2016).

The junior and toddler play areas adjacent to the splash pool provide more stimulating and challenging integrated play in the form of a zip wire, basket swings, climbing frame and much more.

The park has a number of designated walks and footpaths, which will take you around the park and to the surrounding open spaces linking to public rights of way and bridleways.

After the Segrave's it belonged to the De Langholts, De Terringtons, Cressys, the ancient lords of Hodsock, and Burtons. It was purchased by Sir Ralph Knight in about 1663.

All aboard the super soaking Sea Scoundrel at Langold Country Park!

Langold is in Nottinghamshire. Langold Park, with it's great lake, belonged to the Segrave family, deriving its name from the Langholt or Long Wood.

The Splash Pool operates on a seasonal basis and will be open for daily use between 10:00am and 6:00pm from the May Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 30th April 2016) through to Sunday 11th September. Please note that the operating times may be subject to change at short-notice due to maintenance or adverse weather conditions.

The traditional-styled bandstand/performance area is always a popular location to a wide variety of events and activities throughout the year. From brass bands to rock and pop it's a firm favourite for all.


“The anticipation for this play facility in Langold has been high, and while we’ve had to overcome a few obstacles along the way, I’m delighted that both Langold and Bassetlaw residents will be able to enjoy the play-park for the rest of the summer and the foreseeable future.”

The following extract from the Leeds Mercury details Langold as it was in 1900.

“There have been a number of people who have worked extremely hard to make the Splash Pool and Play Park a reality and both Coun Freeman and myself would like to thank them for providing what I’m sure will be a well-used and extremely popular new feature of Langold Country Park.”

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By 1911, mining in the area suggested that there may be a workable seam of coal at Langold. The Wallingwells Boring Company was created, and German engineers carried out some test drilling in a field which was part of Costhorpe Farm. Although the initial tests were good, the First World War brought a stop to the work. The Firbeck Light Railway was authorised in 1916, but no further development took place until 1923.[5]

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