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Welcome to Sherwood Forest Education Centre. As part of Nottinghamshire County Council's Outdoor and Environmental Education Service, the centre is a well regarded educational facility set in the history-laden north Nottinghamshire countryside.

We work closely with schools and groups from Nottinghamshire and further a field to provide individually tailored days for young people and adults to experience quality outdoor learning experiences. Programmes aim to enrich the curriculum and help learners reach their potential through positive engagement with the education process, increasing confidence, group awareness, healthy activity and fun. The centre is also available for self led groups throughout the year.

Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve is an internationally recognised location that provides an ideal place for school visits. Pupils will be able to immerse themselves in the Legend of Robin Hood and discover the woodland habitat in fun and exciting ways.

Activities

There are many fun activities at Sherwood including:

  • Orienteering
  • Shelter building
  • Animal homes

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Contact us

Head of centre
Gary Richards

Address
c/o Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre
Perlethorpe
Newark
Nottinghamshire
NG22 9EQ

tel: 01623 822218
fax: 01623 825005
email: perlethorpe@nottscc.gov.uk

Testimonials

A quote from a teacher:

"Our classes had an awesome time today at Sherwood Forest! Thanks so much for all of your support and quick responses when we organised this trip. We came back to school with 51 very happy children and lots of bows and arrows!"

Latest News

Orienteering - Come and learn the art of map reading in the Majestic Forest at Sherwood. Art - During the Spring term Sherwood Forest is a magical place for the children to come and use their imaginations, fuelled by the use of chalk, pastel, charcoal and clay. Flyer [PDF]

Mirror walk at Sherwood Forest
Shelter building at Sherwood
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