Event details

What: Christmas Weekends at Sherwood
Dates: 23rd November, 2019
– 15th January, 2020
Times: 11am - 3pm
Price: Free - A small charge for some crafts applies.

Christmas Weekends at Sherwood

Celebrate the Christmas period with a medieval twist…

Join us every weekend for a different traditional celebration of Christmas between 11am and 3pm. The Sheriff of Nottingham, Robin Hood and of course Saint Nicholas will be here to celebrate advent and look back on medieval Christmas traditions.

All events are free, although a small charge will apply for some activities.

  

What's on?

Leave your brandy and suet at home, we’ll be making ‘Christmas Robin’ Puddings. Make a festive wish when you stir our fatty, seedy mix or make a feeder to take home for the garden. The traditional day to mix your Christmas Pudding – with a twist!

Join us in crafting a decoration, making a pledge to the forest and adding it to our bare silver birch tree.

Sunday will also be the first of our Advent Sunday celebrations. Join us and the Sheriff of Nottingham at 12pm to light the first candle.

St Nicholas will be visiting Sherwood this weekend to meet children and check if they have been naughty or nice. Decorate a Christmas coin to take home in your shoe and meet the man himself!

Sunday will also be the second of our Advent Sunday celebrations. Join us and Robin Hood at 12pm to light the second candle.

Help the Sheriff of Nottingham decorate our Yule Log ready to gift back to the forest. Craft your own ‘Bug Log’ to gift to creepy crawlies in your garden!

Sunday will also be the third of our Advent Sunday celebrations. Join us and the Sheriff of Nottingham at 12pm to light the third candle.

Gather with us in a medieval rough band at the Visitor Centre from 2:30pm on Sunday 22nd December. The aim of the rough band is to make as much noise as possible! You are welcome to bring your own pots, pans, sticks and shakers to make a truly memorable din.

Join us for 12th night parade to the Major Oak from 1pm on Sunday 5th January. Bring your pots and pans to join in with our rough band once more.

The Holly Queen, Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham will lead us from the Visitor Centre to the Major Oak. Can we make enough noise to scare off the evil forest spirits?