The park is open all year round (apart from Christmas Day) from 8:00am till dusk.
- Winter Opening Times 8:00am-6:00pm October-March
- Summer Opening Times 8:00am-10pm April-Sept
- Please note the barriers will be locked and there is a release fee.
How to find us
Sherwood Pines Forest Park is located in the Heart of Sherwood Forest on the B6030 east of Kings Clipstone.
If coming via the bus take the number 14 or 15 to Kirton or Walesby from Mansfield bus station. They run every 1/2 hour Monday - Saturday and every hour on Sundays. Please check details with Stagecoach.
We have a large landscaped car park with good access to the visitor centre area. This is supplemented with larger surrounding car parks that are used for events and weekends.
Easy access parking spaces are located within the main car park next to the main access paths.
Coach Parking is also available for groups and schools. Please ensure that you contact the Visitor Centre on 07825 055 241 before visiting as group charge of £50 applies and space is limited at peak periods. A coach permit is also required when dropping off.
Parking Charges apply all year round.
- Cars £1 for the 1st hour (short stay) or £4 per day
- Minibuses £6 per day
- Coaches (please contact us for a permit on 07825 055 241)
- Motorcycles Free
A Discovery Pass can be purchased for year round parking for details visit.
Please note that you will need to bring cash or a debit/credit card to pay for parking as we are unable to give change.
Thank you for supporting this forest. Your parking payment is essential. It helps us manage and improve the forest, now and for future generations.
A group visit charge of £50 applies for groups of twenty or more people. This charge is to cover the costs of large group visits. Please ensure that you contact the Visitor Centre on 07825 055 241 before visiting.
Our toilet block is located between Go Ape and the Café and is open year round. Each toilet has baby changing facilities.
Places to eat
The cafe is open every day, serving a range of snacks and lunches. Alternatively, bring a picnic and use our picnic tables or venture further into the forest to enjoy a quieter spot.
Cycling on site
Cyclists should be aware that we might be unable to gain access to the Forest or the trails and therefore we cannot guarantee emergency assistance. Please check at Sherwood Pines Information Centre before setting out - 078 250 55241.
Clearly the conditions are likely to be slippery and there is a significant risk of falling from your bike. As always, we advise customers to ride in accordance to their skill level, the conditions and the suitability of their equipment.
Our aim is to keep Sherwood Pines open for customers to enjoy as normal. However if we close the Forest it is for the following reasons
1: Significant risk of injury to visitors
2: Significant risk of being trapped in the Forest
3: We are unable to provide adequate cover for the facilities and services.
Severe Weather Advice
When visiting Sherwood Pines during severe weather please:
1: Follow guidance regarding travelling www.highways.gov.uk
2: Wear suitable footwear and clothing
3: Consult local weather forecast before travelling
4: Follow directions and signs on site e.g. ice warning.
5: Be aware that weather conditions may change resulting in the forest being closed earlier than normal.
We have limited resources to remove snow and ice. We do not treat any of the surfaces around the centre or in the forest and therefore you should expect surfaces to be slippery.
You should expect to be driving on slippery surfaces.
- Drive according to the conditions on the forest drive and in the car parks.
- Max speed 10 mph.
- Slow acceleration, use low revs and a higher gear.
- Only brake if you cannot steer out of trouble.
- If you do not have ABS and you are skidding pump the brakes.
Please take extra care during wintry weather on our play equipment as a lot of our equipment is wood based and can become slippery.
Sherwood Pines Forest Park
Visitor Centre 07825 055 241
Office 01623 822447
Sherwood Pines Cycles 01623 822855
Sherwood Pines Café 01623 822500
Go Ape 0845 643 9142