Take easy strolls straight from your cabin in the Sherwood Pines Forest Park or explore the legend of Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest Country Park. Set out for a day’s hike along the Robin Hood Way or enjoy the country views in Clumber Park.
After a walk through the woods to hire your cycles, Sherwood Pines Country Park awaits. With a selection of trails of varying difficulty, you could spend your entire cycling holiday here. But it’s worth venturing further afield for some longer cycle routes in Nottinghamshire and some great off-road mountain biking for the fearless.
Just a short drive from our cabins, all the family will enjoy a day at White Post Farm, a friendly farm where the children can feed the animals, play in the park and take a spin on the go karts. For a more high-adrenaline adventure, head to Wheelgate Theme Park for thrilling rides, an assault course and a birds of prey experience. A great family day out is also promised at Rufford Abbey Country Park where you can enjoy the abbey ruins, acres of parkland, a children’s play village and a shop and café
Explore Nottinghamshire’s history and heritage, from the Bronze Age artwork at Cresswell Crags to the focus on local lives at Mansfield Museum. For book-lovers, don’t miss the D H Lawrence Birthplace Museum, where you can capture a glimpse of the life that is central to his novels. And take a trip to Newark a market town with possibly the finest Georgian square in the UK, a castle and two museums, the National Civil War Centre and the Newark Air Museum.
No trip to Sherwood Forest is complete without following in the footsteps of Robin Hood. Edwinstowe is the closest village to our cabins and is at the heart of the legend. This charming village has a history stretching back nearly 1500 years and there’s even a story that Robin Hood and Maid Marian were married here. Another great town to visit is Newark, where you can explore the history of the Civil War, take tea in one of the finest Georgian squares in the country and sit in the cockpits of wartime planes. And the city of Nottingham is a 45-minute drive away for culture, underground caves and a fine castle.
Take the short walk through the forest from your cabin to Sherwood Pines Visitor Centre. Here you can hire cycles to explore the forest, wear the kids out in the children’s play area, and enjoy refreshments in the café. Go Ape is also close by, where you can enjoy some treetop challenges. For Robin Hood adventures, head four miles up the road to Sherwood Forest Country Park, where you will also find the world famous Major Oak and a further 900 veteran oak trees.
When the rain comes down, there are still lots of places you can visit in Nottinghamshire. Put Cresswell Crags at the top of your list. Book a cave tour to see the oldest artwork in Britain, dating back to the Bronze Age, then visit the museum to learn all about how our ancestors lived. Or spend a rainy afternoon at the Sherwood Forest Art and Craft Centre, where you can watch craftspeople at work in 11 studios, and pick up some souvenirs. Over at Wheelgate Theme Park, the action doesn’t stop just because it’s raining, so pay a visit whatever the weather.
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