Major fun in the forest

by | 28 May 2023 | Community Event, Sherwood

The popular Major Oak Woodland Festival – a celebration of woodlands, nature and traditional crafts – returns to Sherwood Forest’s leafy glades on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June.

Green woodworkers, nature-inspired garments and prints, blacksmiths, local charities, historical games and re-enactors are amongst the many woody wonders to see, and – in some cases – try yourself! From children’s storytellers to The Wild Man of the Woods, you never know who you might meet in Robin Hood’s traditional haunts.

The Festival takes place outdoors in the woodland adjoining the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, including around the famous Major Oak. It has been organised by Sherwood Forest Trust, a Nottinghamshire charity focussed on nature conservation and local heritage, by permission of the RSPB, who look after the site.

Patrick Candler, Chief Executive of the Sherwood Forest Trust said: “This is an event for the whole family, outdoors in the wonderful setting of Sherwood Forest, so we hope as many people as possible will come and enjoy a midsummer weekend in the greenwood.”

Admission to the Major Oak Woodland Festival is free. Car parking costs £5.00 all day. Refreshments are available at the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre.