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Tourist Information

Sherwood Forest Holiday Park is based in an ancient forest said to be the home of Robin Hood. Located in picturesque rural Nottinghamshire, there are plenty of activities to do and sights to see in the area. Read on below to find out more about places in the area that we think are worth a visit.

The Major Oak

4.2 miles from Sherwood Forest Holiday Park

This forest veteran is a huge oak tree thought to be around 800 years old. According to local lore, its hollow trunk was used as a hideout by Robin Hood’s men, though if Robin was, as legend suggests, active in the 12th or 13th century, this tree could only have been a sapling then. So it must have been another, much older oak that hid the outlaw. Today, the world famous tree weighs an estimated 23 tonnes, its trunk circumference is 33 feet (10m) and its branches spread to over 92 feet (28m).

It is located 10-15 minutes walk from the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre. There is a good, signed footpath from the Visitor Centre to the famous tree.

White Post Farm

8.7 miles from Sherwood Forest Holiday Park

White Post Farm is one of the East Midlands’ most popular visitor attractions. The farm is open every day of the year (apart from Christmas Day & Boxing Day) and with lots to do, rain or shine, it’s perfect for family days out, school trips and birthday parties. As well as meeting the animals, you can zoom around on go-karts, catch a seasonal show, do a little shopping or even pick up a new pet!

Bolsover Castle

11.5 miles from Sherwood Forest Holiday Park

Be transported back to the golden age of chivalry and romance. Set on a hilltop overlooking the Vale of Scarsdale, Bolsover Castle enjoys panoramic views over the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. Children will love the fairytale Little Castle, designed as a fantasy entertainment house with magnificent wall paintings. Wander round the beautiful Venus Garden, with its secluded love seats, 23 statues and fountain which plays again for the first time in centuries.

Amen Corner Karting

3.4 miles from Sherwood Forest Holiday Park

Amen Corner Karting is an outdoor kart circuit located longside scenic Rufford country park with lots of trees and grass ideal for picnicking.

They provide ample free parking and toilets for male, female and disabled vistitors. Prices start at just £10 for a Junior arrive and drive session.

Sherwood Forest Steam Railway

0 miles from Sherwood Forest Holiday Park

Sherwood Forest Steam Railway is a 5/8th scale, 15" gauge railway running through cuttings, tunnels and across level crossings. The 1 mile ride through traditional farmland is a must whilst on your stay at Sherwood Forest.

Rediscover the charm of shining brass, the smell of steam and hear the whistle blow as you ride behind in one of the comfortable coaches.

The railway site also has an adventure play park, under 5's play area and picnic areas so you can make the most of your visit. Hot and cold food is also available.

Clumber Park

9.2 miles from Sherwood Forest Holiday Park

Clumber Park spans over 3,800 acres, with peaceful woods and forest, open heath and rolling farmland. It has serpentine lake at its center and the longest avenue of lime trees in Europe. There are also hundreds of other beautiful trees, including some very large Lebanese Cedar trees and a coniferous forest. The park is also home to a large and varied collection of rhododendrons which bloom in the spring and early summer.

The lake always has lots of water fowl on it - Mallards, Swans, Geese and Coots etc. There's a long flat path all the way around - a very long walk! You could always rent a bike from near the cafe, many people do.

Sherwood Pines

2.5 miles from Sherwood Forest Holiday Park

Sherwood Pines Forest Park is 3300 acres and the largest single tract of forest open to the public in the East Midlands. The forestry is a great place for activities, the biking facilities provides something for everyone such as families and experienced bikers. There is also play areas, the visitors centre has a café and bike hire.

Creswell Crags

7.3 miles from Sherwood Forest Holiday Park

Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. Stone tools and remains of animals found in the caves provide evidence for a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago. Further evidence came to light in 2003 with the discovery of Britain's only known Ice Age rock art.