Edwinstowe, RobinHood Festival

The Robin Hood Festival
Edwinstowe village, Mansfield (Nottinghamshire county)

The Event

Sherwood Country Park lies just north of Edwinstowe, about 3 km from Ollerton and 27 km from Nottingham. The park lies within an area of the Sherwood Forest, famous through its historical association with the legend of Robin Hood. The wooded forest of today is a remnant of a much larger royal hunting forest, named as the "shire wood" of Nottinghamshire.

The Robin Hood Festival is held each year at the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre just outside Edwinstowe village. In 2014 the Festival celebrated 30 years. A week-long celebration of the legend of Robin Hood, it features activities and entertainment for all the family. The visitors have the beautiful chance to meet all the historical characters from the days of Robin Hood, from jugglers and jesters to medieval doctors and rat catchers. In the area of market stalls the public can watch medieval craftsmen at work and learn about their techniques, and take part in a wide range of hands-on activities. In the exciting displays Robin and his outlaws skirmish with the Sheriff's men. The Children's Theatre offers various performances held in the forest during the Festival. The rich programme packed with education and entertainment for all ages includes as well jousting tournaments, story tellers, comedy acts and of course, Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham as they clash once more in the home of our outlaw!.

The Programme

Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.

Info & Contact

Association/organization name: Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, Nottinghamshire County Council
Address: Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, Edwinstowe village, county of Nottinghamshire, NG21 9HN, England
Tel.: +44 8449808080, +44 1623823202
Web: http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/robinhood
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/robinhoodfestival

Sherwood Forest Country Park
Web: http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/planning-and-environment/country-parks/sherwood-forest

Image: http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk


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