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.
Due to phenomenal demand for tickets Olly Murs has added an extra date as part of Forest Live. Olly Murs + special guest Louisa Johnson play Sherwood Pines on Friday 23rd June.
Tom Jones has announced dates as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission. See him at Sherwood Pines Forest on Saturday 24 June.
Elbow’s rise over the past two decades has seen them become one of the most important bands in contemporary British music. Check them out at Sherwood Pines Forest on Sunday 25th June.
Follow clues and collect evidence as you search for the Gruffalo along the Gruffalo Spotters trail! Bring the characters to life before your eyes with The Gruffalo Spotter free app, or gather clues with an Evidence Kit.
Want to escape the streets and run somewhere a little more free? Download the route maps, and check out the new Wild Running routes.
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
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.
Orienteering is an exciting and challenging outdoor sport that exercises both mind and body.
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.
Bike hire, sales and repair. Sherwood Pines Cycles is based at the visitor centre. There is a large selection of adult and childrens bikes for hire with the option of child seats, buggies and tag a-longs.
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.
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.
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.
If you are planning an event or activity, commercial or non commercial on Forestry Commission land you will need our permission and in many instances a formal permit.
What do other visitors say?
Helen coupe, 12/Mar/2017
Is the gruffalo trail just on weekends? Thanks
Forestry Commission Response
No it is there all the time. I hope you enjoy it.
5 StarsLuke Whitham, 7/Mar/2017
excellent day out on the Gruffalo spotters trail.
Please check out our Gruffalo adventure video here... https://youtu.be/8CDMI47FWUY Would highly recommend
Kerry copley, 17/Feb/2017
Hi I have seen you have the Grufallo trail from the 6th match. How long will it be there for please?
Forestry Commission Response
Hi Kerry the trail will be in place through to October so there's plenty of time to spot the Grufallo!