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“Beautiful walk”
Review of Sherwood Forest

Sherwood Forest
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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)
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We visited simply because of the legend of Robin Hood. Very friendly and helpful information, in fact all of the staff were lovely. It was raining but we decided to do the Green Walk, but somehow ended up completing the longer Red Walk, maybe because we wandered off the track to photograph the Long Horned cattle. The heavy rain, and did it rain, didn't deter us, although it got pretty muddy and wet in places. The Major Oak, a ten minute walk from the information centre is estimatd to be between 800 to a thousand years old, and while the supports might take away from the appearance a little, it is just a magnificent tree. Make what you will of the legend of Robin Hood, but we felt it was a lovely walk and well worth the visit. Perhaps the less favorable reviewers expect to be entertained and don't like exercise, but the information was interesting enough, although perhaps a little dated. No men in green tights though!

Thank Kay B
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We went on one of the hottest days of June as part of my birthday treat. There were loads of people there all making their way to the great oak which is one of the main attractions of this place - lovely walk in the forest with our Labrador but just a pity that not everyone else's dogs were so well behaved and that they hadn't been kept on a lead. Walked a little off the beaten track and found a wealth of butterflies and other insects all enjoying the warm, sunny weather; it was just a pity that, at this point, there weren't many seating areas because when we did find a vacant bench it was a pleasure to sit and listen to the birds singing. On the way back we stopped off at the cafe and was pleased to find clean water out for our dog. The cafe had quite a bit of seating area and had a good range of reasonably priced goods so we were well suited. There were a couple of shops there but we didn't go in as we didn't want to take our dog in nor leave him out in the heat but this didn't detract from what was a great day out and we will be back.

Thank Lynne N
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

I went to the Visitors' centre at Sherwood Forrest with my husband and daughter on a boiling hot day. We watched the video about the history of the forest then went on a woodland walk to see the Major Oak and other parts of the forest. The 2 shops there were good as was the walk through display about Robin Hood. Prices for hats bows etc in the shop were very good and there seemed to be a lot of local families visiting. We had lunch in the restaurant where the staff were lovely and the food was very well priced. Lots to see and do in the little village less than a mile away with a craft centre, funfair and some nice little shops. Well worth a visit.

Thank DoonhamerScotland
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Our boys, 11, 9 and 7 thoroughly enjoyed walking through the musty and dark exhibits about Robin Hood. They also enjoyed walking through the forest. They were not impressed with the playground, but maybe it's because they were too busy shooting their new bow and arrows. The staff was friendly and it was clean and surprisingly free. Overall, a fun way to spend and afternoon.

Thank Aana B
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Have been here several times great for the kids and adults if you love to bike. Good selection of playgrounds for the kids and lovely areas to sit and have picnics. Staff were helpful with any problems and had a good little shop to get an icecream from to relax after a long journey. Really enjoyed the day out here.

Thank Rachael F
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