Robin Hood Festival, Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, Edwinstowe.

Information courtesy of Nottinghamshire County Council Tourism.

Sherwood Forest page | Major Oak

The evil Sheriff of Nottingham. Picture Tony StocksAs is the custom each year the Sheriff of Nottingham's coffers are ransacked and the rich have been relieved of their purses to provide a programme of fun-packed festive entertainment for the people of Nottinghamshire and visitors from further afield.

We offer plays and puppets, jugglers, jesters and jousters plus, of course, archers. Test your skill with the longbow, cheer on brave knights, or join in one of the shows in the Open Air Theatre.

You will meet many characters during your visit musicians, minstrels, jokers and jousters. However, be wary of the wiles of quack physicians, rascally rat-catchers and plague victims many of whom flock to the forest specially for these revels!

Robin Hood and the Outlaws of Sherwood bid you all welcome and hope you enjoy this week of Festive Fun for all the family.


Sherwood Forest Country Park is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) with outstanding wildlife importance. Please help us protect this ancient woodland for future generations by following the Forest Code.

  • Guard again risk of fire no BBQs please
  • Protect trees, plants and wildlife
  • Leave no litter bin it or take it home
  • Keep dogs under proper control & clean up after them
  • Remember that climbing a tree or even poking a rotten log can destroy the home of hundreds of tiny creatures.

Sherwood Forest page | Major Oak | Home