Opened in Summer 2018
Sherwood Forest Country Park
In 2015, the RSPB was selected by Nottinghamshire County Council to manage the Sherwood Forest site to conserve and enhance the ecology of the forest, promote this magical place to a national and international audience, and enrich the experience of visitors, who will continue to be able to enjoy the forest for free.
With over 1,000 acres of ancient woodland that is home to thousands of species of bird, insect, mammal, fungi, tree and plant. Wooded for centuries, and once part of a vast royal hunting ground, Sherwood’s a unique place to visit, boasting hundreds of ancient oaks thriving here for over 600 years, including the legendary Major Oak, estimated to be around 1,000 years old.
Due to open in 2018, the new visitor centre will provide more space to host events and engage visitors of all ages in the story of Sherwood and its legends, as well as being a new home to the shop and café. The relocation of the centre will allow the rejuvenation of the current site, which is close to ancient trees of special scientific interest. Its new position will also effectively connect the village of Edwinstowe to the forest too, giving visitors more to do and engaging local businesses in the success of this attraction.
Just a 10 minute drive from Sherwood Castle Holiday Forest!