What's on location

What's on location

Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire
Forest Holidays

What you'll find on location at Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

Things to do on location

Our location at Sherwood Forest is situated within 3,300 acres of magnificent pine forest, comprising of 82 forest cabins. The accommodation includes Silver Birch, Golden Oak, our famous Golden Oak Treehouse, and our romantic Golden Oak Hideaway. At the heart of Sherwood Forest is the Forest Retreat, where you can shop, eat, drink, meet the team, and book activities, including the Forest Ranger adventures. There is also a children’s outdoor play area here too.

Forest Retreat

At the Forest Retreat you will meet our friendly team who are on hand to offer help and advice to ensure you make the most of your break. Housed in a cabin style building, the Forest Retreat offers an inviting seating area, serving food and drink, along with a well organised shop.

  • Restaurant, bar and café

    Restaurant, bar and café

    Open from 9am – 8pm daily (Mon & Fri 8am - 9pm)

    Our restaurant at Sherwood Forest serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Enjoy freshly cooked meals made to order and snacks in the cosy café or relax in the comfortable bar with a drink or two. We also have takeaway and cabin delivery available.

    Browse our menu

    Browse our takeaway menu

  • Shop


    Open from 9am – 8pm daily (Mon & Fri 8am - 9pm)

    In the shop at Sherwood Forest, you will find all the essentials you need during your stay, from essential groceries to souvenirs to take home. We sell a range of groceries, toiletries, beverages and of course souvenirs to remind you of your forest adventure.

Paw-fect treats to get tails wagging

Pick up the ulti-mutt in doggy dining with Sir Woofchester’s dog menu

Paw star dog 'martini'

Fish & chips dog bowl

Treat pots

Roast dinner dog bowl

Bark brew dog 'beer'

Your spring refresh…

Your spring refresh…

Experience a spa day with a difference. The whole forest at your feet and an amazing choice of in-cabin spa treatments – from pampering packages for mums to be, to some soothing time for just the two of you. Release the tension and start the season the right way…


Vehicle Charging Point

Our electric vehicle charging points at the Sherwood Forest Retreat are temporarily unavailable. Please check for your nearest alternative via Zap Map.


Pre-bookable on-site activities 

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Forest Survival  from £12pp
Mini Forest Rangers  from £10*
Nature Tots: 2-4 years  from £6*
Wildlife Wonders  from £10*
Nocturnal Adventure  from £10pp (Sept - May)
Foam clay and pottery painting  from £6.95
Archery  from £22pp
Pedals and puzzles bike trail  from £10 (bike hire is seperate)
In-cabin spa treatments  from £125 (1-5 hours available)
Air rifle shooting  from £22pp
Axe throwing  from £22pp
Check Point outdoor escape game  from £25pp

Participating adult required for Forest Ranger*

Bike hire

Bike hire

Hire your bikes from Sherwood Pines Cycles at the Visitor Centre, a short walk through the forest from your cabin and discover the forest on two wheels!


Outdoor activities

Walking trails

Drop into the Forest Retreat at Sherwood Forest to find out about our self-led trails, the team will be on hand to offer advice and recommendations. Your first walk might be the 700m stroll through the woods to the Sherwood Pines Visitor Centre, where you can hire bikes or book a Go Ape Treetop Adventure. You will find details of all the trails in the forest, including the one-mile Dragonfly Trail, an easily accessible trail, suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Pass some of the oldest trees in the forest before resting at the Dragonfly Pond. This walk also takes in play areas for the children.  For a longer, three-mile walk, take the Nightjar Trail, which veers off from the Dragonfly trail.

  • Children's play area

    Children's play area

    There is a children’s play area available at Sherwood Forest, but please bear in mind that children must always be supervised by an adult.

  • Bug hotel and wildlife

    Bug hotel and wildlife

    At Sherwood Forest there is a bug hotel, attracting lots of bugs and insects. This means they can pollinate our flowers and keep unwanted pests to a minimum like aphids and slugs.


Looking to book a self-catering UK staycation?

With so much to see and do in Nottinghamshire, our cabins at Sherwood Forest offer a welcome retreat for families, groups and couples. Unwind from day-to-day life and make wonderful memories with your loved ones. Give yourself something to look forward to with a self-catering break at Sherwood Forest. 

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