Robin Hood Festival Schedule 2018

We’re really excited about hosting our first Robin Hood Festival this year at Sherwood Forest.

It’s the 34th annual event, but the first which will be run from the new visitor centre at Forest Corner. It runs from Monday, August 27 to September 2.

Old Robin Hood Festival favourites like Medieval Maniax, musicians, storytellers and medieval magician Nathaniel Bagshot will be back along with some brand new entertainment.

Throughout the week there will be archery and nature connections daily, with pony rides Tuesday to Sunday, along with daily music, magic, stalls and performers.

Here’s the daily schedule:

Monday 27 August

Festival opening event is at 11am in the amphitheatre at the new visitor centre – but will the Sheriff spoil the fun..?! Throughout the day skirmishing at the Major Oak will feature festival favourites Legends, Have a Go archery (small charge applies) and Storytellers, Alan a Dale and Rosie Bottom.

Tuesday 28 August

A full programme of activities from 11am to 4pm with performances around the visitor centre and Major Oak path. Pony rides for children close to the new visitor centre begin from today and continue for the rest of the festival (small charge and weight limit of under 8 stone applies). See Robin and the Sheriff battle it out under the shadow of the Major Oak.

Wednesday 29 August

Why not find the trail ‘Robin Hood is moving house’? Find wandering characters Simple Tom, Robert of Wentbridge, Blast from the Past and Crazy Dutch Regulars. Don’t miss skirmishing between Legends!

Thursday 30 August

Festival folk and performances will happen throughout the day, along with battling between the Legends. The pre-bookable evening event is Twilight Tales – booking details will be released soon.

Friday 31 August

Hunt the outlaw and nature connections are main features today along with all the usual stories, music and fun!

Saturday 1 September

No Strings Puppet Theatre will keep the whole family entertained, as well as storyteller Alan a Dale. Don’t miss skirmishing between Legends – who will be victorious?

Sunday 2 September

Festival finale!

*Performances are subject to change. Certain activities are subject to weather conditions. If you are travelling any distance, contact us to check ahead: 01623 824643.