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Sherwood Forest Country Park & Visitor Centre

Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9HN
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Sherwood Forest Country Park & Visitor Centre

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Admission is FREE, and the normal charge for the car park is £3.

Legendary home of Robin Hood and an awe inspiring nature reserve of ancient oak trees

Once part of a royal hunting forest, Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve covers 450 acres and incorporates some truly ancient areas of native woodland where slender birch trees grow alongside more than one thousand veteran oaks, most of which are over 500 years old.

The largest and most famous of these is the Major Oak - linked throughout the world to Sherwoods legendary hero Robin Hood.

At the entrance to the country park is Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre with an exhibition on Robyn Hodes Sherwode, two shops and the Forest Table Restaurant. A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Nottinghamshires first National Nature Reserve (NNR), the forest is also home to a wide variety of flora and fauna that live on the dead wood and among the fallen leaves.

Truly a site of contrasts, Sherwood has something for everyone.
 

Click here to see the access statement

Free loan of wheelchairs is available. An electric mobility scooter is available for loan at £2 per hour. Please book in advance on tel: 01623 823202 choosing option 1 (Visitor information). Information provided June 2015.

Read Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre's blog here!

Guide Prices

Entry to the park is free although there is a car parking charge of £3 per car applied for most of the year. A special event car parking charge of £5 is applied during the Robin Hood Festival.

Map & Directions

Facilities

Other

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Max group size - 50
  • Min group size - 0
  • On-Site café/restaurant - Refreshments available. Restaurant (over 50 covers)
  • Picnic Site
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Venue Facilities

  • Shop

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Seasonal charge. Charge for parking at certain times of the year. £3 charge for most of year, £5 during Robin Hood Festival.

Opening Times

Opening (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* Open every day, 10am - 4pm (weekdays) and 5pm (weekends and Bank Holidays),
car parks open 10am – 4.30pm.
Visitor Centre and facilities:
The Visitor Information Centre is open weekends only.

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