Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Open every day except Christmas Day. 

Winter opening hours are 8:00am until 5:00pm.

Spring/Summer opening hours are 8:00am until 10:00pm.

In 2021 we will revert to Spring/Summer when the clocks go forward, and revert back to Winter when the clocks go back during October half term.

 

 

How to find us

How to find us
Kings Clipstone, Nottingham
Sat Nav Postcode: NG21 9JL
By Car

Sherwood Pines is located in the Heart of Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, on the B6030 east of Kings Clipstone.

By Public Transport

If coming via the bus take the number 14 or 15 to Kirton or Walesby from Mansfield bus station. They run every half hour Monday-Saturday and every hour on Sundays. Please check details with Stagecoach.

OS Grid Ref
SK612637

53.1565299, -1.0911843

Parking and prices

We have a large landscaped car park with good access to the Visitor Centre. There are also larger surrounding car parks that are used for events and weekends.

We are unable to give change for the car parking machines.  Payment can be made by card or cash but please bear in mind our machines don't accept notes. Motorcycles are free.

Why not pay for your parking using the Glide app? Search on Google Play or the Apple App Store to download.

Members park for free with their annual pass.

Parking Charges

The money you pay for parking helps us to look after the forests. Read how
Up to 1 hour £3.00
Up to 2 hours £5.00
All day £8.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Minibuses - £10

Coaches - £20, please let us know if you plan on bringing a large group on site 

Thank you for paying to park. We use the money you spend on parking to look after the nation’s forests. We don’t make a profit and rely on the support of our visitors and members, so every penny you spend is invested by Forestry England back into the management of our woodlands and is needed to make Sherwood Pines a great place for a day out.

Additional information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Number of accessible parking spaces: 7
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Disabled parking available

Facilities and access

  • We look forward to welcoming visitors back to Sherwood Pines without legal restrictions. Please remember to take personal responsibility for your health and hygiene and respect others if they wish to continue with some safety measures, such as wearing a mask or social distancing.
  • Be kind and patient to our staff, volunteers and onsite business partners. They are working hard to help you to get the best out of your visit.

A group visit charge of £50 applies to groups or 20 people or more. Please contact the Visitor Centre on 01623 825411 before you arrive. 

For more help on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Cafe
Cycle hire
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Information point
Picnic area
Play Area
Toilets
Visitor Centre

Contact details

Have an adventurous day out in the great outdoors, at any time of the year

Come and explore one of the Midland’s most well-known forests! With activity trails, play areas, bike hire, wild running and mountain biking trails, Sherwood Pines will set the scene for a great day out for all.

Get back to basics on one of our bushcraft experiences or soar through the trees on Go Ape’s famous zip wires. If you are feeling a bit peckish after adventuring around the forest, drop in to the Sherwood Pines Café for a range of locally sourced snacks.

Top off your trip with an overnight stay! Forest Holidays have a selection of stunning cabins located in the heart of the forest, perfect if you are looking to escape the everyday. Camping in the Forest also provide the perfect spot to pitch your tent and stay in the great outdoors, now open.

Food & drink

tea and coffee enjoyed at a forest cafe

Sherwood Pines cafe

Relax with a coffee or try one of the legendary sausage rolls, made with locally sourced ingredients.

Whether you've just bought your first bike, or you're searching for your next challenge in the bike park,  Sherwood Pines offers a fantastic opportunity for natural cycling.

If you venture into the deep dark wood, you may bump in to Gruffalo and his friends from Julia Donaldson's classic story. 

His friends have only recently joined us here at Sherwood Pines and we are really excited to have them. Head to the Dragonfly trail to find them all today.

Post your Gruffalo photos on our Facebook page  - we'd love to see them.

Discover the small but mighty creatures in the much-loved story and learn about the everyday heroic feats of minibeasts in the forest.

The new self-led trail features brightly illustrated panels and a trail pack full of fun activities, including your very own mask.

Set off with Superworm and become a forest superhero!

Superworm lasso a trail activity pack!

What superhero antics will you pull off in your forest superhero mask?

Inside the Superworm trail pack you’ll find:

Kraft bag to colour in Forest superhero mask 7 creature facts cards Activity sheet to complete at home Stickers Pencil and crayon Trail leaflet

To keep visitors and our staff safe we are asking that people make contactless payments when buying their trail activity packs and wear a face covering during the purchase.

Follow the trail

The trail should keep the young ones entertained for around an hour leaving plenty of time to find more fun and explore the forest. 

It is important that visitors follow social distancing guidelines along the trail and keep 2m apart from other groups where possible.  

Trail activity packs are available to purchase from the Visitor Centre during opening times and cost just £3.50.

Share your experiences and photos with #SuperwormTrail

© 2012 & TM Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler. Licensed by Magic Light Pictures Ltd.

We've got three great walking trails to help you and all the family discover Sherwood Pines including our brand new Ranger's trail which explores the outer areas and some of the historic features of this fascinating forest.

Nearby forests

Woodland path running through trees

With an extensive path network, varied history and special wildlife its a fantastic place to explore. Why not get out and walk the Thynghowe Trail and investigate some local history along the way?

Leaves turning orange at the start of autumn

Located near the villages of Blidworth and Rainworth, Boundary Wood is a young woodland with newly planted broad-leaved areas as well as conifers that tower above a beautiful wild-flower meadow. 

Wander the range of surfaced paths that criss-cross through the wood, or explore the SUSTRANS national cycle route that passes through connecting you to Sherwood Pines in the north or Haywood Oaks in the south. 

Field of purple orchids in the sun

Enjoy the mixture of woodland, wetland and grassland at Oxclose Wood. Banks of orchids, the song of the skylark and the hovering kestrel are all here for you to discover.

The surfaced trails make it a lovely place to walk, reflect, be creative and simply enjoy the beauty around you.

Steep climbs are rewarded with spectacular views and you may even catch a glimpse of a buzzard.

Views from Ollerton Pit Woods, Nottinghamshire

Once a former colliery site, Ollerton Pit Wood now boasts a wild strawberry walk, nesting water birds and a whole host of thriving wildlife and different plant species. Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding area and depending on the time of year you visit, you may see butterflies and dragonflies while flower lovers can expect to enjoy bee orchids and birds foot trefoil.

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