Robin Hood festival

Each year the forest plays host to a week of fun and festivities in August, celebrating the life and legend of our most famous resident – Robin Hood.

Join in, dress-up, take part and enjoy seven days of re-enactment, song, dance, storytelling, skirmishing and adventures with the outlaws. You might even meet the legend himself, if you can follow the clues along our forest trail…

You’ll find food and drink stalls, craft stands, demonstrations, medieval music, archery lessons and plenty of activities that will immerse yourself in the legends of Sherwood. A great way to make the most of the summer holidays, the Robin Hood Festival has been loved by families and Robin fans since 1984.

There’s no need to book and entry is free – there’s just a £5 parking fee for a full day. Just look out for the daily programme of events here, a little closer to the time, or pick up your printed copy when you arrive on site.

Please be aware that the festival is very popular and can become very busy, especially over the weekend.

This year’s festival takes place Monday, August 27 to Sunday, September 2.

See the full festival schedule