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Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve


Mansfield, NG21 9HN
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Sherwood is not only the home of Robin Hood it is also home to the largest concentration of ancient oak trees in Europe. The forest has received the highest level of European designation as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), is as ecologically important as the tropical rainforests and it's on our doorstep.

As well as descendents of the same deer that Robin Hood is reputed to have 'poached' from the royal forest, Sherwood's unique mosaic of habitats support some of the rarest species of native bird, bats, bugs and beetles and is home to equally ancient bee colonies that make natural hives in hollow cavities in the trunks of the ancient oaks.


Opening hours

8:00am to 5:00pm daily

Car parking charges apply at Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre every day during Nottinghamshire's school holidays. Charges also apply at weekends and Bank Holidays.

The normal charge is £3, and applies to all cars (including blue badge holders) and motorcycles. Coach parking is free.

A special event car parking charge of £5 applies during the Robin Hood Festival.

As Leisure For Kids we always try to keep our website up-to-date. Although we strongly advise you to contact the advertiser about prices, opening times or facilities before setting out.

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