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Robin Hood Festival

Monday 27 August - Sunday 2 September 2018 11am to 4pm Sherwood Forest Country Park Free

Visit the home of Robin Hood at Sherwood Forest for the 34th annual Robin Hood Festival! 

This year, 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 and the following daily schedule of events for Robin Hood Festival 2018:

Monday 27 August
Festival opening event is at 11am in the amphitheatre at the new visitor centre – but will the Sheriff spoil the fun..?! Throughout the day skirmishing at the Major Oak will feature festival favourites Legends, Have a Go archery (small charge applies) and Storytellers, Alan a Dale and Rosie Bottom.

Tuesday 28 August
A full programme of activities from 11am to 4pm with performances around the visitor centre and Major Oak path. Pony rides for children close to the new visitor centre begin from today and continue for the rest of the festival (small charge and weight limit of under 8 stone applies). See Robin and the Sheriff battle it out under the shadow of the Major Oak.

Wednesday 29 August 
Why not find the trail ‘Robin Hood is moving house’? Find wandering characters Simple Tom, Robert of Wentbridge, Blast from the Past and Crazy Dutch Regulars. Don't miss skirmishing between Legends!

Thursday 30 August 
Festival folk and performances will happen throughout the day, along with battling between the Legends.
The pre-bookable evening event is Twilight Tales: Past Imagined will lead you on a gentle storywalk through the forest telling spellbinding tales accompanied by enchanting melodies from minstrel Trevor James. The performance will begin at 7.30pm from the new Visitor Centre. £4 per person, prebooking is essential by going to - (please be aware there will be an online booking fee) or you can book in our new visitor centre, in advance or on the day. Distance of the walk is approx. 1 mile. This performance is not suitable for under 7s.

Friday 31 August 
Hunt the outlaw and nature connections are main features today along with all the usual stories, music and fun!

Saturday 1 September 
No Strings Puppet Theatre will keep the whole family entertained, as well as storyteller Alan a Dale. Don't miss skirmishing between Legends - who will be victorious?

Sunday 2 September 
Festival finale!

*As always, performances are subject to change


The festival is free to enter, however there is a car parking charge of £5 per car. Refreshments will be available to purchase from the exciting new Visitor Centre.

Want to stay up to date and follow the build up to the festival? Follow the Robin Hood Festival Facebook page for regular updates!

Organised by: RSPB, Nottinghamshire County Council and consortium of partners

Suitable for

Suitable for all ages.

Time guidance

Daily 11am-4pm

Booking details

No need to book.

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

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