Sherwood Pines Forest Park is a fantastic and inspiring place to experience the outdoors. There is something for everyone all year round, from walking and family cycling to mountain biking, Go Ape and adventure play.
Elbow’s rise over the past two decades has seen them become one of the most important bands in contemporary British music. Check them out at Sherwood Pines Forest on Sunday 25th June.
Come along and try the Gruffalo orienteering course at Sherwood Pines! Use a simple map to find 12 Gruffalo markers in the woods. Check the link for more info.
Experience stars in the night sky like never before when visiting Sherwood Pines this winter. Bring the night sky to life along our family-friendly Why stars matter trail, which you can find by following signs for the Nightjar Trail.
Want to escape the streets and run somewhere a little more free? Download the route maps, and check out the new Wild Running routes.
Sometimes you need that extra motivation to pull on your trainers and get some exercise in the forest. Find out more about Bounts.
Hire one of our bags to go on your own woodland adventure and explore the forest. Each bag includes binoculars, wildlife spotting guides, magnifying glass, games and freebies to take home.
Check out car parking, opening times and more before you set off.
The forest provides a great venue for many activities. The cycling facilities provide something for every one, from family cyclists to experienced off road riders.
Bike Hire, Sales and Repair. Sherwood Pines Cycles is based at the visitor centre. There is a large selection of Adult and childrens bikes for hire with the option of child seats, buggies and tag a-longs. Inside, Sherwood Pines Cycles has a comprehensive range of cycle spares and accessories and a range of bikes from world renowned brands. A shop full of bikes, clothes, helmets and accessories for sale. The workshop is the ideal place for everything from a puncture to a full bike service.
The way marked walking trails meander through some of the oldest parts of the forest.
Enjoy two to three hours of adventure high above the forest floor, taking on zip-wires, tarzan swings and a variety of obstacles! Mini-Tarzans can also get in on the action with Go Ape’s Tree Top Junior course (min age 4yrs and min height 1m). For more information and to book a visit.
Get off the beaten track on board an all-terrain forest segway – Go Ape’s epic forest adventure with a down-to-earth twist. It’s a totally unique way to tackle our trails. Min age 10yrs and min weight 7 Stone. For more information and to book a visit.
From fungi walks to willow basket making there is loads to join in with this year in Sherwood Pines.
If you are thinking about holding any kind of organised group event on Forestry Commission Land you need to contact us so we can ensure you have a safe and successful event...
Toddle around the Mushroom Village, climb on the Insect and the Spider or hideout at Robin Hood’s Retreat. There’s something for every age and ability.
Not forgetting of course, the huge natural playground created by the trees and landscape for den building and exploration!
Love to ride your horse in the woods? Well come along to Sherwood Pines and make the most of largest forest open to the public in the East Midlands.
Bushcraft, traditional woodland skills and team building activities in Sherwood Pines.
Sherwood Pines offers fantastic opportunities for learners of all ages and abilities. Follow the link if you are looking for fun activities to do with your children or an organised group looking for a educational visit.
The cafe is open throughout the week serving tasty treats to delicious dinners.
Interested in how we manage Sherwood Pines? Have a look for more details.
What do other visitors say?
5 StarsKevin Stokes , 27/Dec/2016
How will the Discovery Pass work with the pay on exit gates when they are up and running?
Forestry Commission Response
The new parking system will have the details of existing Discovery Pass holders uploaded onto it. On exit the system will recognise your vehicle details, meaning that you will be exit through the barrier without any delay.
5 StarsPaul, 10/Nov/2016
As a frequent user of the pines and in particular the red route I am coming across more and more walkers on the red route which is quite dangerous.I am speaking to more and more people who are encountering this on the other bike routes, walkers with there dogs which are not on leads, strewn across the pathways with there children running riot.
It is quite annoying when they have to reign in there children and dogs and make a loud tutting noise as you pass. It is a bike route after all.
I was talking to a cyclist on my last visit who had actually had an accident trying to avoid these people.
There should be dedicated routes for cyclists and walkers.
It is my view that a child or dog is going to get hurt one day and nobody wants that to happen.
It may be an idea to have signage to warn walkers that they are actually entering a bike route although I think common sense should prevail.
The pines are there for all to enjoy lets do it sensibly and safely.
5 StarsAnonymous, 3/Nov/2016
Love it here! Great outdoors day for the kids,mum and dad and the dog! Always go home tired but totally relaxed....unlike when you go to places such as wheelgate etc
Thanx so much!!!!!!!!!!!!