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
Things to do
Walks and Trails
Our walks and trails cover all fitness levels, interests and durations, from a short and sweet nature trail to a whole day amongst the giant ancient oaks.
Robin Hood festival
Sherwood Forest plays host to the annual Robin Hood Festival each August for a week – join us for some magical live re-enactments, thrilling skirmishes and archery lessons!
There’s loads of stuff to do for families with children of all ages and interests, from bug hunts to wood crafts – and of course, one of our favourite pastimes – Robin Hood spotting! Just bring your spirit of adventure…
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
Nature at Sherwood
Welcome to Europe’s largest and finest collection of ancient oaks. The ancients have been thriving here for more than 500 years, and the Major Oak for an entire millennium.
From native species to our summer time visitors, Sherwood is a special home to birdlife.
Wildlife at Sherwood
Sherwood is alive with creatures, from the mini-beasts that wriggle below the undergrowth, to the, butterflies and birds living high up in the canopies above your head.
At the Visitor Centre
Start your visit here, with information, inspiration, retail therapy, and some delicious food and drink to fuel your journey.
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?
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.
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…
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.
Want to get in touch, or download directions? Here’s all the information you’ll need.