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Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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It really is quite an impressive sight. Modern, and pleasant to see. The cafe has a good range of... read more

Reviewed today
Morton J
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Ideal for children

En route from Manchester to Cambridge my wife spotted the brown sign for the visitor centre and we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
143GordonB
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London, United Kingdom
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Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre is your gateway into a stunning historical forest; home to the legendary outlaw Robin Hood and some incredible ancient giants, including Major Oak. In August this year, the doors opened on the brand-new centre in its...more
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Reviewed today

It really is quite an impressive sight. Modern, and pleasant to see. The cafe has a good range of hot and cold food - the cakes are delicious. It’s really good to see that there is provision for dogs at two of the tables inside...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Morton J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an absolute waste of money.they have killed everything that was good about our forest,just a rip off money making racket now and how they can say this cost 5 million I'll never know.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank buster-7
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not been there for 25-30 years so interesting to see how the place has changed. Firstly, the site runs with the RSPB so if you're a member the car park is free. New visitor centre has a very good cafe attached. Staff very attentive, ensuring...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hoppy709
Helen M, Public Relations Manager at Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Hoppy709, Thanks so much for taking the time to respond - we're delighted you enjoyed your visit so much. We hope you won't wait quite so long before a return visit now you know we're here! We are still developing our new centre and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited a couple of months ago to see the new centre and wow, what a place. An incredible structure with a beautifully open and peaceful cafe. The shopping area is wonderfully spacious, it doesn’t feel like you’re going to be pressured into buying anything,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MattEdge123
Helen M, Public Relations Manager at Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi MattEdge123, We're thrilled you got so much out of your visit! Thanks so much for taking the time to come here, and then share your feedback about our new centre and the forest. Indeed we do have a really dedicated team of staff and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally agree with the previous review. Car park in the wrong place, have to cross a main road to get to the centre, cafe inadequate, only one hand drier in toilets, not much to interest children and hardly any mention of Robin Hood. Will not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Helen M, Public Relations Manager at Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Touristpensioner, Thank you for your feedback. You may have seen in our previous responses that the location of the car park was chosen following planning consultation, and this was selected as the preferred option from that process. We're taking on board your feedback about...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been visiting Sherwood Forest and the major oak all my life, even during the days you could actually climb it (it’s protected now) and the visitors centre and little Robin Hood museum was a little antiquated but very endearing and welcoming. I’m very sorry...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Helen M, Public Relations Manager at Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello newshoes2018, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and thoughts on the new centre. We understand how much many of you loved the old centre; much of our team used to work there and it's a place full of many...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

En route from Manchester to Cambridge my wife spotted the brown sign for the visitor centre and we decided to have a look. The centre is clearly signposted from the A1 and it cost £4 to park in the car park. There is then a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 143GordonB
Helen M, Public Relations Manager at Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello 143GordonB, Thanks very much for giving us your feedback on your recent visit. It's great to hear you had a good time and liked the new centre! We understand how much lots of people loved the old centre, but you're right in saying our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitors centre at Sherwood Forest offered a wonderful chance to learn all about the wildlife at this brilliant RSPB managed reserve. Robin Hood has a home but so does the amazing nature and it's set up brilliantly for young people to learn. All of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Emma L
Helen M, Public Relations Manager at Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Emma, Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your feedback on your recent visit; it's great to hear you enjoyed it. We'll be sure to pass along your kind comments to our team, who'll be glad to hear them! We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

£4 to park opposite centre which offers very little about Robin and his merry band of men!! The area does not shout enough about the famous Robin Hood!!More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andcotts
Helen M, Public Relations Manager at Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Andcotts, We're sorry to see you were disappointed in your recent visit. You might have read that Sherwood Forest is now cared for by the RSPB, and as a wildlife charity we rely on the support of our visitors to help care for this...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t understand where £6m on a building that houses a cafe that isn’t any better than the one it replaced? Prices have been hiked up to pay for the up the supposed improvements. Thankfully the walks along the well kept paths and trails around the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank n55ffc
Helen M, Public Relations Manager at Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello n55ffc, Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. The new centre was actually paid for by Nottinghamshire County Council, as well as the RSPB, our partners and the D2N2 LEP. This means that the income brought in from our visitors parking,...More

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Susan W
July 27, 2018|
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Response from davidharrylarder | Reviewed this property |
hello- you certainly will not be disappointed if you love trees. The visitors centre which leads to the Major Oak is a little rundown now because they are in the middle of building a huge new Robin Hood centre. However if... More
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Janice L
March 20, 2018|
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Response from n55ffc | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does. You used to be able to buy trees from its acorns but not sure if you still can.
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Sharon W
November 4, 2017|
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Response from Footprints523120 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed in the restaurant, well they have like an outside bit with tables and also have like an entrance part where the dogs are allowed, other than that I'm not sure, not as far as I'm aware xx
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