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.
Come and choose your tree from our great selection of sustainably grown trees.
A day out in a bag! Fun, forest activities for your family. Available to hire at the Ranger Information Point, these bags contain enough resources and activities to keep your family or a small group entertained all day.
Get lots of ideas for things to try out on your ride, with activities for your mind, body and soul
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. There are also many other tracks and trails to be explored including the Gruffalo's Child trail.
Enjoy the classic Go Ape experience in the trees or explore the forest on an epic all-terrain segway. Take a look and book at our Go Ape page.
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, zoom along the Boardwalk, 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.
Orienteering is a sport in which participants navigate their way around a course using a specially drawn map to find particular posts or control points, collecting clues as they go orienteering is a sport in which participants navigate their way around a course using a specially drawn map to find particular posts or control points, collecting clues as they go.
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?
5 StarsMichelle, 29/Oct/2015
Hi there. I came to Sherwood Pines on Monday 26th October to ride the trails and have a picnic with some friends. I must compliment you on what a wonderful place you have, this is my first visit here and luckily the weather was nice. Can I also say how clean I found the forest, I do go to different places to ride and there is usually a lot of litter about especially during the kids holidays, but I hardly saw any litter at Sherwood, so please pass on my thanks to the ranger who we saw today doing several litter picks and also emptying the wheelie bins..! We did pop into the info centre as well for some trail maps (which there wasn't any) but the on duty ranger was very informative and explained the most suitable trail for us and where they were etc, he also gave me some advice on my bike, my seat was to low apparently and he kindly adjusted my seat and to be honest its now perfect and feels a lot better so again many thanks to the ranger...! All in all we had a fantastic time and will definitely return and recommend.
Are you having a gruffalo trail this year? We are visiting 22nd November
Forestry Commission Response
Hello Sarah, unfortunately there will be no new trail this Christmas. The Gruffalo sculpture is still there and the walking trails and play areas will all be open to use. I hope you have a good visit.
Dawn bottoms, 26/Sep/2015
Is it safe to bring dogs at the moment or have you got the Seasonal canine disease there?
Forestry Commission Response
Hi Dawn, we work closely with local vets (and the Animal Health Trust) to try and find out where cases of SCI are confirmed on the Public Forest Estate. If there is clear cluster of cases in any year we will put up information signs at the woodland. So far we have not had any confirmed cases at Sherwood Pines.