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.
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 Major Oak
The most famous resident of Sherwood Forest (after Robin Hood of course) - a visit to the Major Oak is a must!
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!
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…
If you're visiting as part of a coach tour or group, we have guided walk and afternoon tea packages available for advance bookings.
Cycling at Sherwood
Another great way to take in this landscape, Sherwood has a variety of terrains for you to enjoy along our bridleways.
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.
Robin Hood Festival 2019
Jousting! Archery! Sword fights! Live action with Robin Hood and his Merry Men! Join us in the forest August 5-11 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!
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.