The nation's forests and essential facilities are open, but please follow government coronavirus guidelines when planning your visit - read our coronavirus guidance.
Harvesting operations are underway at Sherwood Pines. Please follow all diversion and safety signage. - Harvesting map.
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 6:00pm.

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. Card payments can be taken. 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
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Disabled parking available

Facilities and access

Visiting Sherwood Pines 

From March 29, Outdoor gatherings of either 6 people (the rule of 6) or 2 households will be allowed. Many other restrictions will remain in place, so please follow government guidance and check our guide for what to expect if you are planning to visit.

You must stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms or are self-isolating.

Keeping you safe

  • We are managing our car parks and cleaning toilets and touchpoints in line with government guidelines.
  • We are continuing to manage our play areas and trails to our high safety standards.
  • In many forests you can pay to park without cash, including membership which you can also buy online before you come.
  • Where open, our cafes and food outlets are offering a takeaway service only. 

Planningyour visit

Consider these important points before you visit:

  • Please keep yourself, our staff, volunteers and other visitors safe by following the government’s guidance on what you can and cannot do.
  • Have a plan b: we may have to close car parks if they are too busy.We know this is frustrating, but please be prepared to return home and come another time. Do not park on the roadside and verges outside the car park as this endangers other road users and is problematic for local traffic. 
  • Some facilities remain closed. Find a detailed list below.
  • We are sorry but you cannot bring your own BBQ at this time. This is to help support social distancing.
  • Putting your litter in a bin or taking it home with you, so the forest remains litter-free for everyone - including wildlife.
  • Being kind and patient – any changes are here to help keep you and others safe.

Currently we have limited services available, please keep checking this page for updates. Please support us as we are doing our best for you, be kind to our staff and your fellow visitors.  

ToiletsLimited number
Play Area (s)Open
CafeTakeaway only
Bike ShopOpen
Bike HireOpen
Information CentreOpen
Walking TrailsOpen
Cycling TrailsOpen
Car ParkLimited availability
Go ApeOpen
Disc GolfOpen

The children’s play area is open. Help to keep everyone safe by following these rules:

  • Take personal responsibility for yourself and those in your care.
  • Everybody - maintain a 2m distance, whether using equipment or waiting.
  • Be kind and patient - if the equipment is busy please wait or come back later.
  • Sanitise your hands before and after touching equipment and everybody wash your hands thoroughly as soon as you can.
  • Do not eat or drink while using equipment, and please take your litter away with you.

Visit England We're Good to Go green tick

When you  visit the nation’s forests, remember it is your responsibility to follow the guidance on  staying safe outside your home. We are cleaning our car parking machines throughout the day but for your own safety please bring hand sanitiser with you to use after touching the machines.  

If you are uncomfortable with the idea of touching the car park payment machines, you may want to consider becoming a member. As well as supporting the forest you will receive a 12 month car park pass. Find out more.

Protect the NHS by avoiding high risk activities. Ride within your abilities and play it safe. We have adapted our first aid response to take account of Covid-19 and we may not be able to provide our usual level of help.

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, opening spring 2021.

At a glance

  • 2 walking trails
  • 3 cycling trails
  • Bushcraft activities
  • Bike park and skills loop
  • Go Ape
  • Forest Segway
  • Nordic Walking
  • Play areas
  • Orienteering
  • Bike hire
  • Café
  • Barbecue and picnic areas
  • Dogs welcome
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