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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 2020 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 £2.00
Up to 2 hours £4.00
All day £6.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Minibuses - £8

Coaches - £10, please let us know if you plan on bringing a large group on site 

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 

We have reopened our car park. We are sure many people will be  keen to get out and about,  so to  avoid crowds,  please be  aware you may need to  be  prepared to  make the  necessary  decision  to  turn around  if the car park looks busy and come another time.  Please don't park on the roadside and verges outside the car park as this endangers other road users. 

Currently we have limited services available as we have only opened the ones where we are happy that it is safe for our visitors and staff alike and that the social distancing advice of staying 2 metres apart from other people is possible. Please support us as we are doing  our  best  for  you :  be kind to  our  staff  and your fellow visitors.  

Please read the guidance: Covid-19 Information for everyone visiting a forest 

ToiletsLimited number
Play Area (s)Open
Cafe

Takeaway and limited

seating (in and outside)

Bike Shop and Bike HireOpen
Information CentreClosed
Walking TrailsOpen
Cycling TrailsOpen
Car ParkOpen
Go ApeOpen

The children’s play area is now 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 new 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.

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

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.

Check out our event schedule for a range of exciting things to do, taking place all year round including our annual Forest Live concerts for those who want to experience live music in a unique way.

At a glance

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