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SHERWOOD PINES FOREST PARK AND VISITOR CENTRE

Explore 3,300 acres of forest


Discover stacks of information about the magnificent surrounding forest at the Forestry Commission Sherwood Pines visitor centre. Here there's a welcoming café, Go Ape and off-road Segway trails, bike hire, children's play areas, as well as numerous cycling and walking routes.


The visitor centre is about 700 metres - just short stroll - from your cabin through the trees.

SHERWOOD FOREST AND VISITOR CENTRE

Tread in the footsteps of Robin Hood


Located approximately three miles from Sherwood Pines Forest Park you will find Sherwood Forest; home to the legend of Robin Hood and the magnificent, world famous Major Oak. Here you can find out all about the Robin Hood legend, and pick up a guide to take your own merry gang for a woodland adventure.


Sherwood Forest's visitor centre is only 4 miles from from your cabin; a 10 minute drive.

The Royal Sherwood Visitor Centre. Photo by: Jon Worth

GO APE

Have fun in the forest


While you’re in Sherwood Pines Forest Park, prepare to Go Ape.  Go Ape promise a day out you’ll never forget. They brief you for safety before you fly down zip-wires, leap off Tarzan Swings, and tackle crossings whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery in Nottinghamshire.  You can also get off-road and explore the great outdoors on the latest all-terrain Segways; it's a totally unique way to tackle the trails in the forest. Go as a group, family, or friends to enjoy a great adventure. And take advantage of an exclusive 10% discount on ticket prices as a Forest Holidays customer.


Go Ape is right on your cabin's doorstep - just a few minute's stroll - so there's no excuses! Please check the Go Ape website for seasonal opening times.

EDWINSTOWE VILLAGE

Discover Robin Hood’s local village


Edwinstowe, home to all things Robin Hood, is a charming village with a history stretching back nearly 1500 years. Today it has a thriving community with individual and unique local shops for browsing. Proud of its links to the Robin Hood legend, there’s even a story that Robin Hood and Maid Marian were married in the village!


The vibrant village of Edwinstowe is a 10 minute drive away, at just under 3 miles, from our Sherwood Forest location.

Edwinstowe High Street, Sherwood

RUFFORD ABBEY COUNTRY PARK AND CRAFT CENTRE

Take the family for a rewarding day out


The romantic ruins of this 12th century abbey sit in 150 acres of glorious parkland, woodland, and gardens. Enjoy the woodland and lakeside walks, follow the sculpture trail, and spend a rewarding hour in the gardens. Meanwhile, the children’s garden and play village will keep the kids happy. At the craft centre catch one of the ever changing exhibitions and look out for the permanent ceramics collection – perhaps one to keep the children away from!


Set aside 10 minutes to get to Rufford in the car as it's only 3 miles away.

Rufford Abbey, Sherwood

CLUMBER PARK

Stretch out in acres of open parkland


If you fancy a change from the 3,300 acres of Sherwood Forest, you can stretch out in the 3,800 acre Clumber Park. Belonging to the National Trust, it is a wonderful place of picturesque parkland and gardens, dappled woodland, and a magnificent lake. There’s also a walled kitchen garden, a climbing forest, play park, and now a brand new Discovery Centre.


Clumber Park is close enough for a spontaneous picnic and enjoyable family day as it's only 10 miles away; a 20 minute drive.

Clumber Park. Photo by: Carl Mickleburgh

SHERWOOD FOREST ART AND CRAFT CENTRE

Watch local craftspeople at work


There are so many gems hiding within Sherwood Forest, but the Art and Craft Centre is one of the most precious. Deep in the forest, close to the famous Major Oak, it’s a magical place where you can see artists and craftspeople at work and purchase beautiful and unique pieces. Housed in the carefully restored coach house and stables of the former Edwinstowe Hall, there are eleven craft studios creating paintings, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, and more.


The perfect souvenir is waiting 10 minutes or 3 miles away.

CRESWELL CRAGS

Witness Britain’s oldest art gallery


Creswell Crags is a honeycomb of caves in the soft limestone of the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border. Host to Britain’s only known Ice Age rock art; it gives a fascinating insight into the lives of our most ancient ancestors. It’s no idle boast for Creswell that the crags have been welcoming visitors for over 50,000 years. It’s just that some of those visitors were ice age hyenas, woolly rhinoceros, and mammoths.


This historic site is only a 20 minute drive; 10 miles from your cabin.

Photo by: Creswell Crags

WHITE POST FARM

Introduce the children to friendly farmyard animals


friendly farm where the children can get up close and personal with baby chicks, llamas, rabbits, Shetland ponies, and a host of other farm animals. You’ll find plenty to do including a pet shop, seasonal events, a play area, and even go-karts. It’s a lovely day out, particularly if you have young children, who never fail to be enthralled by life on the farm.


White Post Farm is nearby at 8 miles away; a 15 minute drive.

WHEELGATE THEMEPARK

Plan an action-packed day


A trip to Wheelgate Theme park is an action-packed day out - whatever the weather you’ll be able to enjoy rides, slides, thrills, and spills! There’s a huge range of activities including theme park rides, the Animal Zone, and a great assault course. Don’t miss the Falconry Centre where you can see powerful birds of prey wheeling and diving around you in amazing displays.


Wheelgate is definitely worth the 8 mile trip; the kids will be lined up ready for their first ride within 15 minutes.

Fun for the children, Wheel Gate Themepark

D H LAWRENCE HERITAGE

Uncover the secrets of Nottingham’s famous writer


If you couldn’t put down Sons & Lovers and were enthralled by Lady Chatterley’s Lover, the D.H. Lawrence Heritage is a must. Visiting the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum and separate Heritage Centre, you’ll start to understand the life and times of the man behind the books. This captivating day out has won countless awards, including the Best Visitor Attraction 2012 in the Nottingham Stars Awards.


The heritage centre and birthplace museum are well worth the 40 minute trip.

DH Lawrence Heritage Centre, Sherwood

MANSFIELD MUSEUM

Explore the UK's most family-friendly small museum


An award-winning, welcoming museum, Mansfield Museum has lots of activities for children. The new Made In Mansfield exhibition gives an enjoyable insight into the lives of local working people and the beautiful items manufactured in the town and traded worldwide. With lovely displays of watercolours, pottery and a rolling programme of temporary exhibitions, Mansfield Museum is a great family destination.


Make the 20 minute trip and see for yourself!

The city of Lincoln

Discover more than 1,000 years of history


A popular university city and well known for it's history, Lincoln is a must-see destination if you're staying at Sherwood Forest. Set aside a day to tour the historic sites and explore the city.

 

Top of your list should be the cathedral which is one of Europe's finest Gothic buildings and once the tallest in the world. You'll find stunning views from the roof tower and breathtaking design inside it. Follow this with a visit to the castle which dates back to 1068 and is home to one of only four surviving copies for the the 1215 Magna Carta.

 

The city, and it's sights, are certainly worth the 55 minute journey.