What’s on in Sherwood

Here you’ll find what’s on in Sherwood, with events, activities and things to do.

2016

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Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December 2016
Time:   6pm to 8pm

 

Come see Sherwood Forest in a different light – a truly magical start to Christmas.

The true Spirit of the Forest comes alive this winter, as ‘Sparkling Sherwood’ illuminates the forest with the Major Oak as it’s centrepiece. Take an evening stroll with family and friends and soak up the natural atmosphere of this magical winter season. An inspiring and moving experience awaits you, and the Major Oak, with its haunting soundtrack, will make you stop to behold its majestic beauty!

A torch might be useful for the darker sections, but remember that the dark and light compliment each other.

Suitable for all ages.

Tickets go on sale from 1 October 2016.
Timed entry at: 6pm, 6.15pm, 6.30pm, 6.45pm and 7pm daily.

Advance booking is essential.
Tickets £3 per person.

Book your tickets with Nottinghamshire County Council today.
Call 01623 823 202      between 10am – 3.30pm.
There is a small booking fee.

 

The Major Oak Woodland Festival
10th & 11th September 2016

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The Major Oak Woodland Festival has become a firm a favourite on the Sherwood events calendar.

At this family friendly event, visitors will be able to see the traditional skills that a woodland can host, plus more modern methods used and plenty of activities for the kids. Organised as a partnership between SFT and the Ranger service of Nottinghamshire County Council, the craftspeople, exhibitors and demonstrators are ‘locally sourced’, and many offer hands on activities and advice to those interested.

As Patrick Candler of SFT says, “The Major Oak Woodland Festival offers a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the beauty and the wonder of the Sherwood Forest, but also to appreciate how it has supported livelihoods throughout the ages. There will be a fantastic array of traditional and modern woodland crafts and skills displayed, together with stalls and activities to attract and interest all visitors.”

Meet bodgers, Windsor chair makers, charcoal producers, wood turners, knife smiths, wooden toy and furniture makers, archaeologists, conservation organisations, Friends of Groups and charities.

This event is family, pushchair and wheelchair friendly.

Spread the word so the people may flock to this celebration of the finest ancient woodland, its people and its heritage.

We need sponsors for this event.

Get in touch with Patrick at Sherwood Forest Trust on 01623 821 490 for more details.

Get more info as its released by searching for ‘Sherwood Forest’ at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

2015

Sparkling Sherwood

December 11th, 12th, 13th December 2015

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See Sherwood’s ancient trees come to life in a whole new way as you walk through the illuminated forest. It conjures feelings of ancient times, of Robin Hood and his outlaws and of magical sprites of Winter. Get ready to behold the majesty of the Major Oak as you’ve never seen it before. BEWARE it can be an emotional experience, tissues not included!

You’ll enjoy an evening stroll on the path to and from the Major Oak, the paths are easy for everyone to get around even with a pushchair or wheelchair and there are a limited number of mobility scooters that you can hire at the centre (book yours when booking your tickets). Supported by The Sherwood Forest Trust, Newark & Sherwood District Council & Awards for All.

Where:     Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve

When:      11th, 12th and 13th December 2015

The events are timed and available as follows: 6pm, 6.15pm, 6.30pm, 6.45pm and 7pm

Cost:         Price is £3 per person

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are subject to availability, call 01623 823 202 (from 1 October).

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 The Major Oak Woodland Festival
12th & 13th September 2015

Hear ye Hear ye, Oyez. Good People of The Shire and far beyond, we announce the mind-blowing, majestical, magnificence of the “Major Oak Woodland Festival”.

Spread the word so the people may flock to this celebration of the finest ancient woodland, its people and its heritage.

We have joined with Nottinghamshire County Council for the second year to put on the “Major Oak Woodland Festival”, a weekend of entertainment and education, a two day event where you can even try your hand at some of these traditional country crafts.

Meet bodgers, Windsor chair makers, charcoal producers, wood turners, knife smiths, wooden toy and furniture makers, archaeologists, conservation organisations, Friends of Groups, charities and of course the Wild Man of the Woods.

If you’re an enthusiast, appreciate skills or loves wood the there’ll be the opportunity to get involved after the event.   This event is family, pushchair and wheelchair friendly.

More details to follow.

 

31st Annual Robin Hood Festival

Monday 3rd August – Sunday 9th August

Programme details to be published shortly.

Please also see: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/robinhoodfestival