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

Activities at Sherwood Pines

family cycling
Cycling and mountain biking trails at Sherwood Pines
Gruffalo's friend, Owl sculpture in the forest
Gruffalo Sculptures at Sherwood Pines
Girl in winter coat crouched down next to a Superworm pannel with a bee on
Superworm trail at Sherwood Pines
walking generic
Walking trails at Sherwood Pines
Man running
5km running route at Sherwood Pines
Running in the forest
10k running route at Sherwood Pines
Sherwood Bushcraft Yurt
Bushcraft at Sherwood Pines
Camper vans in the forest
Camping in the Forest at Sherwood Pines
Robin Hood Play Area Sherwood Pines
Children's play areas at Sherwood Pines
Disc golf player
Disc Golf at Sherwood Pines
Easy access paths through the wood with man on tramper
Dragonfly trail at Sherwood Pines
A Forest Holidays cabin at Sherwood Pines
Forest Holidays at Sherwood Pines
Segway users on a forest trail
Go Ape Forest Segway at Sherwood Pines
Go Ape's bouncy nets and trampolines in the trees
Go Ape Nets Adventure at Sherwood Pines
Child flying through the woods on a zip wire
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure at Sherwood Pines
Family on Go Ape tree top adventure
Go Ape Tree Top Challenge at Sherwood Pines
Two children looking at a gruffalo orienteering marker post
Gruffalo Orienteering at Sherwood Pines
Three horse riders in high vis in the forest
Horse Riding at Sherwood Pines
Children exploring nature
My Forest Activity Bag at Sherwood Pines
Group of three people walking past a tree
Orienteering at Sherwood Pines
Parkrun Volunteers Sherwood Pines
parkrun at Sherwood Pines
Picnic in the forest
Picnics and barbecues at Sherwood Pines
Children in trenches exhibition
Trenches at Sherwood Pines

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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