Things to do

A visit to Sherwood is an experience that will bring magic to all – daily dog walkers, morning joggers, epic adventurers young and old, nature lovers and Robin Hood fans will all find plenty to do and to love.

Woman birdwatching and exploring woodland

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.

The best walks in Sherwood
Two boys looking at fungi

Seasonal Events

Throughout the year we host informative, inspirational guided walks, led by experts. From bat walks to history and heritage trails, take your pick and book in advance!

Expert guides to Sherwood
Family investigating under a log

For Families

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…

Get together and explore
Girl practicing archery

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!

Celebrate Robin Hood's legend
Man and woman cycling along woodland trail

Cycling at Sherwood

Another great way to take in this landscape, Sherwood has a variety of terrains for you to enjoy along our bridleways.

Cycle routes to explore

Daily Activities

Ever wondered what we’re doing to manage and sustain the forest, and how we’re doing it? Our Have-A-Go sessions are led by experts and we’d love you to take part.

See how we protect the forest
Girl participating in the Wild Challenge

Wild Challenge

The Wild Challenge is the perfect excuse to get your hands dirty! The RSPB wants you to connect in brave new ways to the wonderful natural world we strive to support.

Start your Wild Challenge

Sparkling Sherwood

Sparkling Sherwood will return to the forest in winter 2019.

Sparkling Sherwood 2019