Previous guests of Sherwood Castle Holiday Forest have recommended the following castles and historical venues as being an enjoyable day out. Each is within easy driving distance.

Alton Towers
(1 hour – 55 miles drive)

Address : Alton Towers, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST10 4DB
08712 223 330
Web : www.altontowers.com
Something for the whole family, with tons of terrific roller coasters, rides, amazing live shows, fabulous, fun-packed activities for all ages.

Creswell Crags
(26 min – 12 miles drive)

Address : Crags Rd, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3LH
Tel : 01909 720 378
Web : www.creswell-crags.org.uk

World famous archaeological site, a limestone gorge with caves and lake. Story telling, cave tours, hands on activities

Galleries of Justice
(35 min – 18 miles drive)

Address : Shire Hall, High Pavement, Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1HN
Tel : 0115 952 0555
Web : www.galleriesofjustice.org.uk

Relive the lives, trials and executions of Nottingham’s most infamous criminals. Experience a real trial in the authentic Victorian courtroom.

(14 min – 5 miles drive)

Address : Sherwood Pines Forest Park, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Notts NG21 9JL
Tel : 0333 331 4996
Web : www.goape.co.uk   Booking is essential.

Discover the thrill of Aerial Trekking high above the forest. 2+ hours of adrenalin-fuelled fun. Swing through the trees & across rope bridges.

Lockwell Hill Activity Centre
(10 min – 4 miles drive)

Address : Lockwell House, Lockwell Hill, Farnsfiel, Newark, Notts NG22 8JG
Tel : 01623 883 067
Web : www.lockwellactivitycentre.co.uk

Offers a wide range of exciting activities and events. Try your hand at Quad Biking, Archery, 4x4s, Adventure Buggies and other activities.

Skirmish Paintball Games
(11 min – 5 miles drive)

Address : B6034, Ollerton Road, Budby NG22 9FG
Tel : 01159 452 427
Web : www.skirmishpaintballgames.co.uk

Exciting activity suitable from the age of 12 upwards. Latest Paintball guns, biodegradable paintballs, padded headgear and goggles.

Sherwood Pines Forest Park
(14 min – 5 miles drive)

Address : Forestry Commission, nr Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Notts NG21 9JL
Tel : 01623 822 535 
Web : www.forestry.gov.uk/sherwoodpines

Large network of paths and tracks. Visitor Centre with café, children’s adventure play trail. Cycle trail and mountain biking area. Bike hire.

The Heights of Abraham
(1 hours – 33 miles drive)

Address : The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath, Derbs, DE4 3NT.
Tel : 01629 582 365 (24hrs)
Web : www.heightsofabraham.com

A spectacular cable car ride. Explore the amazing caverns, wander the woodland trails or take in the stunning views from the cliff top.

The Caves of Nottingham
(34 min – 18 miles drive)

Address : Upper Level, Drury Walk, Broad Marsh Shopping Centre, Nottingham, NG1 7LS.
Tel : 0115 952 0555
Web : www.cityofcaves.com

Explore this fascinating subterranean attraction. Take cover in the WWII air raid shelter. See the appalling living conditions in the Victorian slum


Amen Corner Karting
(2 min – 1 miles drive)

Address : Amen Corner, Rufford, Newark, Notts NG22 9DB
Tel : 01623 822 205
Web : www.amencornerkarting.co.uk

Premier outdoor tarmac karting circuit located at Rufford. Two separate floodlit tracks, Junior & Pro, with four types of kart covering all abilities & ages. 


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