Things to do at Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire
Forest Holidays

Things to do at Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

Choose from our selection of extras and activities to create your perfect holiday

Explore Nottinghamshire with a range of extras and activities

Choose from our range of extras and activities and carve out some proper time together in nature. Whether you want to spend a couple of days exploring or enjoy your entire break surrounded by secluded woodland, make the most of your staycation in the Sherwood Forest.

Join us in the Forest Retreat for our Forest Quiz

Are forests your forte? Sports your special subject? Fancy yourself as a wildlife wizard… or pop master? Then come along to our Forest Quiz! Grab a drink, choose your team name and put your knowledge to the test for a chance to win. Join us every Wednesday and Saturday in the Forest Retreat from 5.30pm. It’s free and everyone’s welcome - with special rounds for kids!  

Fancy a little pre-quiz treat?

Get the brains in gear with our Forest Quiz Night specials in the Forest Retreat – yummy hot chocolates, posh dogs, fries, hot waffles and ice cream. Pre-book, secure your quiz seat and save up to 15% on your feast. Available from 4 December. 

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Recommended extras this Christmas

Festive Bundle
Festive Bundle

Pre-Christmas breaks

Festive Christmas Bundle
Festive Christmas Bundle

Christmas Tree Decoration Pack
Christmas Tree Decoration Pack

Merry Little Christmas Party
Merry Little Christmas Party

The Snowman™️ and the Snowdog Bundle For Kids
From £20.90
The Snowman™️ and the Snowdog Bundle For Kids

Forest Ranger activities in Sherwood Forest

Spend some time with our resident Forest Ranger John and Sam and learn the secrets of the forest. You can also add a Forest School Den Kit to your booking and build a secret hiding place deep within Sherwood Forest. 

Activities on offer:

Forest Survival | Wednesday and Saturday
Mini Forest Rangers | Wednesday and Saturday
Nature Tots | Wednesday and Saturday
Wildlife Wonders | Wednesday and Saturday
Nocturnal Adventure | Sept - May | Wednesday and Saturday PM

Log in to your account to pre-book ranger activities before your stay.

Foam Clay and Pottery Painting

Indoor activity for the whole family

Head to the Forest Retreat and discover your creative side. Choose from a selection of our favourite woodland animals and experiment with spongy foam clay or paint a masterpiece to take away that same day.

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Small Bisque - Foam or Paint | £6.95
Medium Bisque - Foam or Paint | £10.95
Large Bisque - Foam or Paint | £13.95

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Save 10% on your Go Ape experience when you stay with us.

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Activities at Sherwood Forest

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Things to do at Sherwood Forest

  • Pre-book and personalise your stay

    Pre-book and personalise your stay

    Create your own perfect holiday with our extras and activities, whether it’s Fizz and Chocolates in your cabin or a Brewery Tour with lunch included. Simply book the extras that make it special for you and we do the rest.

  • Explore the Nottinghamshire countryside on two wheels

    Explore the Nottinghamshire countryside on two wheels

    Hire your bikes at Sherwood Pines Cycles at the Visitor Centre and head off to explore the forest on a cycling holiday. There are routes for all abilities, from gentle family trails to mountain biking courses that will test your skills. 


  • Discover Nottinghamshire on-foot

    Discover Nottinghamshire on-foot

    With 3,300 acres surrounding your cabin you need never leave the Sherwood Pines Forest Park for all the walks you could ever want. However, there are plenty more walks nearby for you to enjoy on your walking holiday, from long distance pathways to country park trails.



Nottinghamshire holidays at Sherwoood Forest

Sherwood Forest is your gateway to spectacular views of the Nottinghamshire countryside. In this beautiful setting, rediscover your sense of calm, rekindle your love of adventure and learn about the natural world. Book your forest break today and escape to the great outdoors.

How to add extras to your booking

Don’t miss out. Log in to your account to browse extras and activities and pre-book before your stay. The best way to kickstart your holiday countdown (and get that Forest Feeling before you even arrive).

What is our Premium Wi-Fi & In-Cabin Entertainment Package?

Our In-Cabin Entertainment package is an optional upgrade, bringing premium features to the connected TV in your cabin. With In-Cabin Entertainment you'll have access to high speed Wi-Fi internet, unlimited movies, HD streaming and much more.

You can add In-Cabin Entertainment when booking your cabin, if you have an existing booking call us on 03330 110 495 or Login to My Account.