Sherwood Pines Forest Park is a fantastic and inspiring place to experience the outdoors. There is something for everyone all year round, from walking and family cycling to mountain biking, Go Ape and adventure play.
From 23rd-25th June 2016 head to Sherwood Pines to see Jake Bugg, Guy Garvey and Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott. For tickets and more info click here.
Come along and try the Gruffalo orienteering course at Sherwood Pines! Use a simple map to find 12 Gruffalo markers in the woods. Check the link for more info.
It's time for another Spring Thing and the Vikings are coming back to Sherwood Pines to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of King Canute on the 14th and 15th May 2016.
Check out car parking, opening times and more before you set off.
The forest provides a great venue for many activities. The cycling facilities provide something for every one, from family cyclists to experienced off road riders.
The way marked walking trails meander through some of the oldest parts of the forest.
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure
Enjoy two to three hours of adventure high above the forest floor! Fly down zip-wires, leap off tarzan swings and tackle a variety of obstacles whilst enjoying breathtaking scenery. Min age 10yrs and min height 1.4m. Go Ape.
Enjoy two to three hours of adventure high above the forest floor, taking on zip-wires, tarzan swings and a variety of obstacles! Mini-Tarzans can also get in on the action with Go Ape’s Tree Top Junior course (min age 4yrs and min height 1m). For more information and to book visit Go Ape.
Get off the beaten track on board an all-terrain forest segway – Go Ape’s epic forest adventure with a down-to-earth twist. It’s a totally unique way to tackle our trails. Min age 10yrs and min weight 7 Stone. For more information and to book visit Go Ape Forest Segway.
From fungi walks to willow basket making there is loads to join in with this year in Sherwood Pines.If you are thinking about holding any kind of organised group event on Forestry Commission Land you need to contact us so we can ensure you have a safe and successful event...
Toddle around the Mushroom Village, climb on the Insect and the Spider or hideout at Robin Hood’s Retreat. There’s something for every age and ability.
Not forgetting of course, the huge natural playground created by the trees and landscape for den building and exploration!
Love to ride your horse in the woods? Well come along to Sherwood Pines and make the most of largest forest open to the public in the East Midlands.
Bushcraft, traditional woodland skills and team building activities in Sherwood Pines.
Sherwood Pines offers fantastic opportunities for learners of all ages and abilities. Follow the link if you are looking for fun activities to do with your children or an organised group looking for a educational visit.
The cafe is open throughout the week serving tasty treats to delicious dinners.
Interested in how we manage Sherwood Pines? Have a look for more details.
What do other visitors say?
4 StarsPaula White , 10/Apr/2016
Why has the. Adventure play area not there any more my family loved it are you going. To put it somewhere else. Hope to hear from you
Forestry Commission Response
Hi Paula Thanks for your enquiry about our boardwalk, Let me take this opportunity to assure you that any decisions based on play and recreation are carefully thought through. The Boardwalk was independently assessed and surveyed in March as all our play equipment is following Winter and ahead of a busy Spring and Summer. Unfortunately, the assessment recommended it’s immediate removal due to its age (it had been in place for 23 years) and due to successive wet winters that had taken their toll on not only the woodwork above ground, but that below ground. Obviously, we take public safety, particularly where children are concerned very seriously, the assessor made it clear that the boardwalk would not stand up to busy periods such as the Easter holidays or even a typical weekend, so even though the decision was forced on us to a certain extent, given the potential risk to the public, we had to act quickly, but we believe for the right reasons. We are well aware how popular the Boardwalk was, many of us here have children who also loved to play on it and for many the boardwalk was one of the highlights to their visit to Sherwood Pines. That is why the replacement has to be right and capture the imagination of children in the same way the boardwalk did. What we also need to consider is that as a Government Organisation, the cost of any replacement will be met by the tax payer, so we must ensure that we get the best value for money. Work on the new structure will begin in Autumn, this allows us to source the best design, but it also allows designers and architects to survey the site, its size, dimensions and foundations in order for us to provide you the visitor with best possible design. It also means that, the area around the Mushroom Village and Den Building area isn’t a building site during the summer. In the meantime, we will be adding play equipment and structures to the area, which will be used elsewhere once the new structure is in place. I hope this helps answer your question and you continue to visit us through the year ahead.
5 StarsMark, Vera & Zak, 7/Apr/2016
blue cycle trail....ace
Cafe food ....ace
5 StarsKevin Hartshorn, 12/Mar/2016
Just like to say a massive thank you to the ranger and the two other bikers who helped me out today after falling on the red route this morning at about 11:15am and breaking my collar bone. Currently in hospital waiting for surgery. If anyone knows the names of the bikers, please would they get in touch. Thanks.