Where legends grow

Welcome to Sherwood Forest

A landmark thousands of years in the making, alive with nature, history and folklore, and its all yours to explore, from its ancient oaks and legendary characters, to the work of the RSPB, protecting the forest today. Play, discover and leave with tales of your own, inspired by 420 hectares of beautiful, precious, unique woodland.

Plan your visit to Sherwood

About Sherwood Forest

A legend in the making for over 1000 years, Sherwood Forest is a unique habitat for wildlife and a magical destination for over 350,000 visitors.

Discover this legendary forest

About Robin Hood

Fact and folklore might be difficult to separate, but Sherwood still brings these enduring legendary tales to life. Discover the man, the myth, the annual festival…

Meet Sherwood’s most famous resident

RSPB and Partners

Discover what we’re doing to give nature a home here, and how our partnerships and funders are all part of making Sherwood as magical as it is.

What the RSPB is doing at Sherwood

At the Visitor Centre

Start your visit here, with information, inspiration, retail therapy, and some delicious food and drink to fuel your journey.

Here’s where the adventure begins…

Volunteering

They make the Sherwood experience what it is – sharing their expertise and leading guided walks, getting their hands dirty and helping us out in the forest, even dressing-up in medieval costume! What could you do to help?

Want to be part of Sherwood’s legend?

RSPB Membership

From just £4 each month you can be part of the RSPB, with free parking and access to Sherwood Forest and over 170 other reserves nationwide, and your support will help keep nature and its habitats thriving.

Join the RSPB

What’s new at Sherwood

Want to catch up with all our latest news, happenings and events here at Sherwood? Let us fill you in…

Latest news from Sherwood

Education

Our education team welcomes schools and other learning groups year round with a range of supports to make their visit as inspirational, educational and engaging as possible.

An amazing place to learn

Contact us

Want to get in touch, or download directions? Here’s all the information you’ll need.

Contact information