Robin Hood will resume his battle with arch-enemy the Sheriff of Nottingham at historic Sherwood Forest this summer!
Nottinghamshire County Council is preparing to host the 31st annual Robin Hood Festival which will take place at Sherwood Forest Country Park, near Edwinstowe, from August 3 to 9.
The annual festival is a week-long celebration of medieval mayhem and merriment with jousting and falconry displays on selected days and street entertainers transporting people back to medieval times. Other activities including the open air theatre performances and archery sessions.
A celebration of all things Robin Hood, this year’s will again feature a full cast of medieval characters who are known as the Festival Folk and include characters such as the Medieval Maniax and pig farmer Simple Tom, with the whole event and its activities celebrating Nottinghamshire’s famous outlaw.
Councillor John Knight, Committee Chairman for Culture, at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “We are proud to be hosting the 31st annual Robin Hood Festival in Sherwood Forest. The festival is a favourite with families in the summer holidays and once again there will be a week of free entertainment and a daily programme packed with education and entertainment for all ages.”
Visitors can also explore the outlaw’s famous hide out The Major Oak, in the heart of Sherwood Forest which is the current holder of the Woodland Trust’s England Tree of the Year title following a public vote.
The event is free but there is a charge of £5 for car parking. Read more about this year’s festival:
For more details on some of the other leisure activities and opportunities, please visit Nottinghamshire County Council’s website: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/whatson