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Sherwood Forest
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Visit the legendary home of Robin Hood at Sherwood Forest Country Park which is a 450 acre site within the wider Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve. The visitor centre includes a café, two shops, toilets and a short film show about the history of Sherwood Forest and the Nottinghamshire Dukeries, plus a small but interesting Robin Hood exhibition. Woodland walk to the Major Oak. Many of the oak trees here are veterans several hundreds of years old. Waymarked paths enable visitors to explore the native oak and birch woodland, interspersed by heathland and grassland. A car park charge of £3 applies every day through the main season (£5 during the Robin Hood Festival 31st July - 6th August 2017)
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Sherwood Forest Country Park Swinecote Road Sherwood Forest Country Park, NG21 9HN England
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Martin G
Leamington Spa, UK73 contributions
On the hunt for Robin and his Merry men
Nov 2021 • Solo
Being able to sit in Sherwood Forest, at the major oak reading about Robin Hood was incredible.

It is so peaceful and quiet, you can really imagine what it could have been like and the vantage points they would have gotten there.

Definitely one for any history buff and lover of Robin Hood folklore myth and legend
Written November 8, 2021
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Stephen Broughton
2 contributions
A let down
Nov 2021 • Family
A return trip to Sherwood Forest , the original car park, experience centre , cafe and guided trials have been ripped down ‘reclaimed by nature’ and replaced with an overpriced , guardianista visitor centre bolted onto the youth hostel association and craft shops, it’s now an excessively long walk for young families to major oak which no longer takes centre stage but is surrounded by overgrowth and a few picnic tables , shan’t be returning, a money-grabbing aesthetic only improving lifting step backwards !
Written November 7, 2021
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Trace_frisby
Baginton, UK41 contributions
Yes but......
Sep 2021 • Family
The cabin is everything we expected after we stayed only a couple of years ago. Cabin 65 is a three bed (one double bed, two rooms with 2 single beds) large cabin with a large hot tub, large 4 corner sofa and a two seater too. Lovely wratten outside furniture with a dishwasher, coffee machine and large fridge but please be aware the freezer department is one tray only. The cabin gets really hot so please dont put all the floor heating elements on because it will soon get very hot. I would take advantage of the log burner because the heat from this heats the cabin. Showers: honestly, it is not the best but we had no issues with the shower in the main bedroom.
Decor: no concerns at all, the cabin is fresh with only slight wear and tear, nothing you would really notice. Very expensive good solid tables to use with a rather nice table lamp.
Crockery, pots and glasses are plentiful. With allot of kitchen space.
Downfall: The service provider only give you one set of towels pp. 3 toiletries and 3 toilet rolls to see you over your stay.
When we arrived the cabin was not exactly clean. Oven still had the previous payers food stains along with dirty cutlery and the floor was not exactly clean. We had to vac, mop and wipe down the kitchen area before we started our stay.
We went to use the gas bbq and soon realized this was empty which was rather annoying as we did pay for the cabin with the understanding the gas would be readily available for us to use.
No sky sports red button option despite the payment for sky sports entertainment purchased.
Games should be provided such as scrabble etc. But none were here to use.
I would recommend bringing your own bedding as they are not exactly brilliant.
A shelter over a hot tub - I know this is something people can decide is not exactly a huge issue but the option to have one would be good.
Written September 30, 2021
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CocoaBerkshire
Crowthorne, UK404 contributions
Take cash (£4) for the car park.
Sep 2021 • Couples
We didn't get further than the car park. Wouldn't accept cashless payment and although I downloaded the app to pay, that wouldn't work either. No cash between us, so we left.
Written September 20, 2021
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mamandladontour
Derbyshire, UK15 contributions
Merry men! :-)
Sep 2021
Spent a few hours here on a Sunday afternoon - upon arrival some were having difficulty with the car park machines and the different ways of making payment. We followed the trail to the Major Oak, there were plenty of seats and picnic benches, and an ice cream van :-) the trail had great interpretation boards and signage along the way, and was just enough for little legs. Very clean too. Lovely play area at the end, we didn't use the cafe but the little shop was nice.
Written September 19, 2021
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Annabellacottonsocks
Redhill, UK171 contributions
Peace and quiet in the forest.
Sep 2021
We spent several hours in Sherwood Forest. We firstly walked the short trail which leads to the Major Oak - incredible to think this tree has stood there for so long.
We then returned to the cafe where we bought sandwiches and cold drinks then followed one of the longer trails which led deep into the forest. It was a very hot day and we were glad of the shade but despite being in the middle of the forest it wasn't dark and gloomy; the paths are wide and sunlight filters through the trees making it really pleasant. What really struck us was the silence; it's unusual nowadays to not hear any form of human behaviour, when we stopped and stood still it was completely silent except for birdsong - a lovely experience! There were no benches here ( though there are nearer the cafe) but we found a fallen tree trunk to sit on to eat our picnic.
We had a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable time.
Written September 14, 2021
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RachieShillito
Doncaster, UK280 contributions
Great Afternoon seeing the Major Oak
Sep 2021 • Couples
Car parking opposite was £4.20 for all day if you pay online via the PayByPhone App or £4 if you have cash for the machines. There are a few fairground rides next to the car park too for the little ones! It’s free to enter Sherwood Forest but there is a cafe, gift shop and toilets onsite. There are lots of lovely walks to do depending on how far/long you want to be there. There’s a park for the kids too. The major oak is god and love the signs all over giving out extra info on Robin Hood. Worth checking to see what’s on as sometimes they have themed days etc…We took a picnic and spent 4 hours walking round with our pooch who loved it!
Written September 6, 2021
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conker12
Sheffield, UK7 contributions
Fabulous
Aug 2021 • Friends
Went to the aqua spa which was amazing lots of rooms and plenty of relaxation. A lady named Karen was brilliant in showing us how to do a mini facial while using all the elemis products which were amazing
Definitely going back again.
Written August 30, 2021
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Sharon jw
Southport, UK5 contributions
First visit
Aug 2021 • Family
I have wanted to visit Sherwood Forest since I was a child. It certainly didn’t disappoint and I loved seeing the major oak .
Written August 27, 2021
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Nicolajane1112
Derbyshire, UK444 contributions
A fun filled afternoon
Aug 2021 • Family
I visited this afternoon with my children and my brother. We had a lovely afternoon. There was plenty of different trails to walk and lots of things to see and do. We loved all of the free activities such as the clay animal making, mud painting, doll making, den building etc. The children really enjoyed themselves and have all said they'd love to come back. It was rather busy as its the school holidays, but not overly busy and no real queues for anything other than the ice cream van. I did think the cafe was rather expensive though, I think if we do return we'll take a picnic. All in all we had a very nice time.
Written August 24, 2021
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