Menu

Discovery Pass

Discover the
freedom of
the forest…
every day of the year…

Get free parking, discounts on events and much more with an annual Discovery Pass

ForestXplorer

The ultimate free guide to our forests

Forest Xplorer running on iPhone and Android devices

Explore Sherwood Pines Forest Park
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.4/5)

Latest News (24/03/2015 15:13)

Due to a British Cycling National Point Series mountain bike event our Superworm Trail will be closed on Friday 27th March for the weekend.  It will be open again on Monday 30th March.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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. 

Superworm fairSuperworm Trail

Join Superworm on his Forest adventure! Take part in our self-led Superworm activity trail. The trail launches on the 13th March and runs until October 2015.

Tom Odell – Forest Live 2015Forest Live 2015

Sherwood Pines will play host to Paloma Faith, Tom Odell and The Vamps this June as part Forest Live 2015.

Forest Activity BagForest Activity Bags 

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.

Planning your visit

Check out car parking, opening times and more before you set off.

Awesome bike trails

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.

Forest walking trails

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.

Go Ape. UK’s No.1 Forest Adventure

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.

Brilliant events & activities

From fungi walks to willow basket making there is loads to join in with this year in Sherwood Pines.

Play in the forest

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!

Horse riding

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.

Sherwood Bushcraft

Bushcraft, traditional woodland skills and team building activities in Sherwood Pines.

Learning in the forest

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

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.

Food & drink

The cafe is open throughout the week serving tasty treats to delicious dinners.

Managing the forest

Interested in how we manage Sherwood Pines? Have a look for more details.

 


 

 

Go Ape. UK’s No.1 Forest Adventure 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.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

I just wanted to make you aware that yesterday 8.3.2015 at about 12.30-13.00 whilst on the family route my little boy was bitten by a dog. There was a big group of people walking spaniels when one bit his leg. It was not a bad bite but nether the less its still not acceptable! None of the dogs were on leads either and they were running all over, causing caos to some bikers who were travelling at speed on the red route! We didnt recieve an apology or any sort of explanation. I know you cant do anything but i felt you neededto be aware incase this large group attend regularly.

Julie towey, 9/Mar/2015

Hi Julie, thanks for letting us know. I am sorry you had to deal with this in one of our woods. We do encourage people to keep their dogs under control at all times. Hopefully you and your family are all OK and will continue to enjoy using our woods.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

Stunning rides, informative staff in the cycle shop who cannot do enough for you. Cafe staff are very hard working people who provide a wide range of beautiful food. Forestry staff are very helpful and polite. The only down side is a small number of dog walkers who show little or no consideration to riders on the cycle tracks and who fail to clean up after their dogs.

tandem team, 7/Mar/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars

omg Sherwood pines is amazing I think everyone should go!! I had sooo much fun!

jeff the dog, 5/Mar/2015
More user comments

Please tell us about your visit

Please email us at enquiries.sherwood@forestry.gsi.gov.uk if you have an enquiry or would like a reply to your comments.

Email addresses will not be shown
Please help us reduce the amount of spam we receive by entering the following characters in upper or lower case without the quotes into the box below: "PFP"
 

Be a forest hero

Get the latest news, information & offers

Sign up for our emails

What's Here?

  • Cafe
  • Mountain biking
  • Easy Access
  • Educational
  • Orienteering
  • Segway
  • Cycling
  • The forest caters for all on a bicycle. Please find more information on the dedicated page.
  • Cycle wash
  • Is located near the cycle shop.
  • Horse riding
  • Horse riding is allowed throughout the wood though there are no designated horse trails.
  • Information
  • The information centre is located near the cafe and toilets. It is manned whenever possible.
  • Litter bin
  • Litter bins are situated around the car park and visitor centre.
  • Parking (easy access)
  • Disabled bays are available.
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Please note the closing time when you arrive as we now operate contract closing in the forest park. A release fee will be chargeable for vehicles left beyond this time.
  • Picnic
  • Picnic benches are situated near the visitor centre and on the Dragonfly Trail.
  • Play area
  • Sherwood Pines caters for all with Mushroom Village near the visitor centre for little ones progressing to Robin Hood's Hideout hidden in the woods.
  • Walking
  • There are two walking trails. Please find more information on the dedicated page.
  • Visitor centre
  • The visitor centre provides info and leaflets for the forest trails and events
  • Toliets
  • Are situated near the information centre.
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: SK612637
Postcode: NG21 9JL

Get directions

Contact

Sherwood Pines

07825 055 241
enquiries.sherwood@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
The Forest Park is open from 8am until 10pm over the light summer months and 8am until 6pm during the darker winter months.
Parking
Please note the closing time when you arrive as we now operate contract closing in the forest park. A release fee will be chargeable for vehicles left beyond this time.
Discovery Pass
Discovery Pass is available at this site. Please see the District Office during opening hours Mon-Fri 8-4pm or the Ranger Information Point.

PDF Downloads

Useful sites

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification certifiedenjoy England quality assured visitor attractionForest Stewardship Council certified