Posted 23rd May 2018 by Peter Byrne
Sherwood Forest will be coming alive with the spirit of Robin Hood this summer, with thousands of visitors arriving in Nottinghamshire to celebrate the legendary outlaw
The festival, now in its 34th year, celebrates everything medieval and associated with Robin. Running between 27 August - 2 September it will see Sherwood Forest transform into a medieval feast of entertainment, displays, character appearances and food and drink.
Visitors to this year's event will get to enjoy storytelling, street theatre and medieval combat displays, while also getting to wander through the stalls, sample local food and drink, participate in traditional crafts and even try their hand at archery.
Gemma Howarth, RSPB Senior Site Manager for Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve, said: "We're really excited about hosting our first Robin Hood Festival. We know how well-loved the event is, and we want to ensure we maintain all the things people enjoy so much about the festival, whilst also adding in a few new attractions. Robin himself will be battling with the Sheriff of Nottingham, so be sure to watch out for them skirmishing near the Major Oak!"
"There will be lots of activities for children and families including storytelling, medieval music and performances happening at different times throughout the day, and daily programme sheets will be available to help families plan their day. It's a great stage on which to show off our new visitor centre to the public for the first time, and a fantastic celebration of Sherwood's most famous son."
There will also be a chance for visitors to see a new Sherwood Forest visitor centre prior to taking a break, grabbing some lunch and visiting the shows and entertainment that occurs during the day.
You can find out more here: www.visitsherwood.co.uk
Images courtesy of Colin Wilkinson / Michael Harvey