Robin Hood Festival returns for 2018

The Robin Hood Festival is set to return in a weeks time to Sherwood Forest for it’s 34th year!

This free event (some of the attractions do charge however) is set to take place over the course of the week (starting Monday the 27th of August) with various events taking place in and around the forest and new visitors centre. As the RSPB are running this years Robin Hood Festival for the first time, you can expect it to include many more nature based activities in addition to many of the festival favourites will return such as musicians, storytellers, and medieval magician Nathaniel Bagshot in addition to some brand new entertainment. A lot of the events etc will be weather permitting so please check the forecast before going.

Brecks Cottage is situated a short drive away from Sherwood Forest (approximately half an hour), making it ideally situated for your visit.

Itinerary for the Robin Hood Festival 2018

Monday the 27th

The Robin Hood Festival is set to take start at 11am in the amphitheatre at the new visitors centre (which has recently been constructed by RSPB, Nottinghamshire County Council, and a consortium of partners) with it’s opening event. There will also be skirmishing taking part at various times throughout the day at the Major Oak.

Tuesday 28th August

See Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham battle it out near the Major Oak in addition to a full programme of activities and performances throughout the day. There will also be pony rides available for children (weight limit of under 8 stone applies and a small charge applies) near the visitors centre during the day.

Wednesday 29th August

You will be able to find wandering characters around Sherwood Forest throughout the day and skirmishing between some legendary characters.

Thursday 30th August

There is a pre-bookable evening event taking place in the forest (details about booking can be found here). In addition there will be various performances taking part across the site during the day.

Friday 31st August

In addition to the usual daily events, there will be nature connections run by RSPB and Hunt the outlaw taking place.

Saturday 1st September

There will be performances by the No Strings Puppet Theatre during the day to keep the whole family entertained, as well as skirmishes and storyteller Alan a Dale.

Sunday 2nd September

The festival finale will be taking place!