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.
Stick Man Games
Enjoy a summer of sport with the Stick Man Games! Race Stick Man at one of our sports day events, have fun in our activity arenas, or host your own games with an activity pack.
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.
Sometimes you need that extra motivation to pull on your trainers and get some exercise in the forest. Find out more about Bounts.
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?
Please can you let me know if a day / guest pass is available for horse riders, and would it be possible to send me a map of the permissible bridleways at Sherwood Pines. Kindest Regards.
Forestry Commission Response
Hi, we don't do day or guest passes you would need to get a standard horse riding pass, which you can buy online here http://fcnotes/website/forestry.nsf/byunique/INFD-83TKJP You can however ride anywhere in Sherwood Pines except on the cycle trails!
5 Starslesley lodge, 18/May/2016
came on sunday to see the vikings had a fab time
5 StarsHelen, 8/May/2016
Our family discovered Sherwood Pines early this year and have been back already, with another trip planned with friends shortly! We love the blue route, parking has been easy so far and the rocky road at the cafe is brilliant. The only thing that might improve it further for first time visitors is an arrow sign saying 'Start of green and blue trail this way' - whilst it added to the overall fun (as we're fairly relaxed) we did get lost on the first visit! ☺