Robin Hood Festival 2018

27 August to 2 September 2018

The Robin Hood Festival returns for its 34th year in 2018 at Sherwood Forest. 

For the first time, this year's event is being organised by the RSPB; expect a fun filled week long festival that has something for everyone!

The Festival is free to enter, however there is a parking charge of £5 per car.

Daily Schedule

This year, old festival favourites like Medieval Maniax, musicians, storytellers and medieval magician Nathaniel Bagshot will be back along with brand new entertainment for 2018! The festival will be more interactive than ever before and will also include lots more nature based activities and crafts thanks to being run by the RSPB for the first time.

Throughout the week there will be archery (daily), nature connections (daily), pony rides (Tuesday-Sunday), along with daily music, magic, stalls, performers.

Find out the full daily schedule.

Vie a map of the festival site [PDF].

Performances are subject to change. Certain activities are subject to weather conditions. 

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Visitor Information

What should I wear?

This is an outdoor event, so come ready for our unpredictable English climate! Consider bringing with you:

  • umbrella
  • waterproof coat
  • pair of wellies
  • suncream and sunhats

Comfortable shoes are advisable as paths are uneven in places and much of the action takes place in woodland and grassy areas.

Mobility Scooters

The Robin Hood Festival has teamed up with Professional Mobility for the hire of mobility scooters at the 2018 festival. Pre-booking secures a scooter and visitors can benefit from delivery of a scooter to the car park by Professional Mobility.

There is a charge of £25 per day and proof of ID is required on collection. To book, please call Freephone: 0800 633 5711, or mobile: 07989 680034.

Getting here

By bus

Sherwood Arrow (Nottingham to Worksop or Retford via New Ollerton) stops near to the end of the main drive.

Buses do not call at the Visitor Centre during the festival week because of a road closure. Passengers will be dropped in Edwinstowe Village, which is approximately a 10 minute walk from the Visitor Centre.

Plan a journey.

Coaches and tours

Coach parking is limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.

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