The popular Major Oak Woodland Festival – a celebration of woodlands and woodland crafts – returns to Sherwood Forest’s leafy glades on the weekend of 25th and 26th June.
Green woodworkers, makers of wooden toys and gifts, woodland-inspired garments and prints, woodturning and spoon carvers are amongst the many woody wonders to see and, in some cases, try for 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. There will even be a chance to try out a coracle – a traditional, round, one-person boat made from wood and canvas.
The festival takes place outdoors in the woodland adjoining Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre at Forest Corner, Edwinstowe, and around the famous Major Oak. It has been organised by the Sherwood Forest Trust, a Nottinghamshire charity focused on nature conservation and local heritage, by permission of the RSPB, who look after the site.
Admission to the event is free. Car parking costs £5.00 all day. Refreshments are available at the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre.