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 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.
Want to escape the streets and run somewhere a little more free? Download the route maps, and check out the new Wild Running routes.
Sometimes you need that extra motivation to pull on your trainers and get some exercise in the forest. Find out more about Bounts.
Friend or Foe?
The Forestry Commission is celebrating the forest and its incredible insects with the Friend or Foe trail. Some insects sting or bite, many are essential for pollinating plants and as a food for other animals. Follow the trail, which is on the Nightjar (pink) Trail, to find out all about insects – the good stuff and the bad. Friend or foe? ...You decide! Suitable for families.
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.
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 a visit.
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 a visit.
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?
5 StarsChristopher , 7/Jul/2016
Hi brilliant day yesterday 6th July 2016, did multiple loops of the Kitchener Trail including several off piste sections, later found a School Group walking a section of trail with small children, none of the Teachers Or Leaders took any notice of my polite advice, but one on a phone was obviously told to turn them around and go back the way they had come, seems they wanted the Visitor Centre.
4 StarsAnonymous, 19/Jun/2016
Where has the large park gone??? My boys were really upset that this was no longer there!!!!! Is it being rebuilt????
Forestry Commission Response
Hi Joanne A new structure is in development. the boardwalk had been a popular feature for visitors, but after 23 years of almost constant use was found during an inspection earlier this year to be potentially unsafe. We therefore took the decision to remove and replace it. The current situation is that we are inviting architects who specialise in play equipment, to submit their designs after surveying the area they have to work in. When we find something that has the potential to be as popular as the boardwalk, work will begin in the Autumn to avoid the play area resembling a building site in the summer. invited to submit
5 StarsKim, 15/Jun/2016
I stated here on 3rd June till 6th 2016 with a group of friends. I loved every minute of it. There are plenty of outdoor activities to do which I was unable to do so whilst my friends went for their walks I had a nice drive into the nearest village. The cabin itself was lovely and clean with beautiful surroundings. Would highly recommend.