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Robin Hood Festival 2024

Sherwood Forest Country Park, Swinecote Road, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9HN
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3rd - 26th August | 2024 (weekends only)
Sherwood Forest
Free Entry | Parking charges apply
Please note that some activities such as archery are chargeable

Join Sherwood Forest this summer for four weekends of entertainment from 3rd to 26th August, celebrating the legend that makes Sherwood famous across the globe.

The Robin Hood Festival is a celebration of the world’s favourite outlaw and the legends which have been inspired by the landscape of Sherwood Forest.

2024 will be the 38th Robin Hood Festival, with each attracting thousands of visitors every year from across the UK and overseas.

They come to see spectacular displays of jousting on horseback and medieval hand-to-hand combat, archery, historical re-enactment, music, comedy, children’s entertainment and much, much more.

KNIGHTS RIDE BACK INTO SHERWOOD
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August | £15 daily parking charge (includes RSPB members)

The Knights of Nottingham return to the Robin Hood Festival for the third year in a row with their spectacular horseback jousting display.

Their retelling of the legend of Robin Hood and his battles with the Sheriff of Nottingham is action-packed, with dazzlng horsemanship and brilliant hand-to-hand combat displays in our arena.

They will perform twice daily, and you won’t want to miss either show because the tale is told in two thrilling parts!

FANTASY IN THE GREENWOOD
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August | £15 daily parking charge (includes RSPB members)

Be transported to the world of orcs and ents. It’s the kind of place that Bilbo Baggins would have recognised.

The Ancient Oak Trees of Sherwood Forest could almost be the Ents of Tolkein’s imagination, but what if there were mighty trees here that could walk and talk?

And what other mystical beings could have found their way to this woodland?

There is only one way to find out… by venturing out into the wild, just like the Hobbits of the Shire.

INSPIRING WILDLIFE
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August

It’s 70 years since Sherwood was declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Today, it is a vital remnant of the UK’s last ancient woodlands.

Here you will find a woodland which has one of Europe’s largest assemblages of Ancient Oak Trees.

Hundreds of species depend on every ancient tree here and this weekend we’ll be celebrating our special species.

There will be wildlife-focused activities and displays, with a range of organisations here to talk about the work they do to protect the amazing species of the British Isles.

THE OUTLAWS’ RETURN AND NOTTINGHAMSHIRE DAY FESTIVAL
Saturday 24th – Monday 26th August | £15 daily parking charge (includes RSPB members)

Catching the Festival Finale is always worth your while.

The Sherwood Outlaws headline the weekend’s events by taking to the arena to present their all-action (and often humorous) take on the legend of Robin Hood.

Let battle commence as the wily Sheriff attempts yet again to subdue the outlaws and capture their heroic leader.

We’ll also be hosting the annual celebration of the great county of Nottinghamshire and in particular its cultural and natural heritage.

And, finally, we’ll welcome back those Marvellous Masters of Mirth, the Medieval Maniax! Altogether now: “One spoon…!!”

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Robin Hood Festival 2024 (3 Aug 2024 - 26 Aug 2024)

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  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

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