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
The Major Oak

The Major Oak

The most famous resident of Sherwood Forest (after Robin Hood of course) - a visit to the Major Oak is a must!

Meet the Major Oak
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

Group Bookings

If you're visiting as part of a coach tour or group, we have guided walk and afternoon tea packages available for advance bookings.

More Information
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

Whilst a simple walk beneath the trees makes for a fantastic day out, our guided walks, talks and costumed guides can help bring Sherwood's stories alive.

Discover our daily activities

Robin Hood Festival 2020

Jousting! Archery! Sword fights! Live action with Robin Hood and his Merry Men! Join us in the forest August 3-9 for a fantastic medieval feast of family fun, entertainment, music, awesome horse-back stunts and more, under the magical canopy of Sherwood. Come celebrate this legendary outlaw in a festival like no other!

Celebrate Robin Hood's legend
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