• RobinHoodRussia1 Posted on 15 October 2013

    Russian youngsters return to Nottinghamshire to find out about the legend of Robin Hood

    We all know the legend of Robin Hood inspires people from around the world so it was wonderful to welcome youngsters from the Robin Hood Camp in Russia to Nottinghamshire. This is the third consecutive year the team has visited and group leader Xenia Bejenar described this summer’s trip as ‘the best camp ever’. Here she writes about the highlights.

    The Robin Hood legend is highly popular in Russia. Every kid knows a brave, fair and witty Robin and wants to be like him. We have been running the Robin Hood residential camp in the Moscow area since 2006 and this summer almost 1,500 kids discovered what life was like in Medieval times.

    Thirteen children

  • 1008844_559040257492450_1576117560_o Posted on 06 August 2013

    Robin Hood Festival 2013 has heroic start!

    Here is an impressive fact for those among you who love your pub quiz trivia: This year is the 29th Robin Hood Festival at Sherwood Forest. I made my first ever visit to Sherwood Forest and indeed the Robin Hood Festival on its opening day this year at the age of 22, and it was clear to see from the offset that Nottinghamshire’s celebration of its local hero is one of the finest festivals you will find in the UK.

    The appeal is aimed at families and the delivery is seamless. I spent hours watching street performers wow the crowds with tricks and humour; children engrossed in the

  • TESTER. Posted on 19 July 2013

    Fletching course at Sherwood Pines

    Have you ever wondered how Robin Hood would have made his own arrows or the techniques he learned in order to put his bow and arrows to good use?

    Look no further. Trevor Lilley, a local fletcher, possesses all the skills and know-how on how to craft arrows and how to fire them. We are fortunate enough to be able to share with you some words from the man himself as well as information on an up-and-coming one day course he is offering to pass on his skills. Take it away Trevor!

    My name is Trevor Lilley and I am running a Fletching day course with Karina Thornton at

  • Joe and Debbie Tencza - new image Posted on 24 June 2013

    Robin Hood possesses Cupid’s arrow of love for one US couple

    Have you ever thought about renewing your wedding vows? Some people aim to recapture that special day in the same location used all those years ago. Some dig out the wedding dress used on the very same day and recreate the occasion to the letter in order to re-kindle the flames of youth. Well a couple from the US have a very different vision for the renewal of their vows, choosing for it to take place right here in Nottinghamshire!

    Joe and Debbie Tencza from New Jersey in the US, are making a 3,400 mile trip in order to create the perfect scene for their renewal. The couple adore our local hero

  • Retford Town Hall - Low Res Posted on 12 June 2013

    Things to do this weekend, 14-16 June 2013

    It’s Fathers’ Day on Sunday, so here’s a special round up of things to do this weekend that Dad’s everywhere will enjoy:

    Treat Dad to a beer or two at the Retford Beer Festival which starts on Thursday and goes through until Saturday with 100 local beers to enjoy. Head to Retford Town Hall to sample some fine ales from around 12 local breweries.

    There’s outdoor music at Sherwood Pines this weekend with Forest Live on Friday and Saturday. Tickets for Paloma Faith on Saturday have sold out but you can still catch Blondie and the Lightning Seeds on Friday night.

    At Nottingham Racecourse, there’s more live entertainment from the Rat

  • Robin Hood half marathon 1 Posted on 05 June 2013

    Win! Ikano Robin Hood Half Marathon

    Fancy a challenge? We’ve partnered with the lovely folk at Sweatshop and the Ikano Robin Hood Half Marathon to offer a prize for two people to compete in this year’s event. Prize includes VIP race entry to the half marathon for two people, Robin Hood outfits to run the race in, accommodation in the stylish Park Plaza hotel in the heart of the city, and a pre-race meal at one of Nottingham’s top eateries.

    The Ikano Robin Hood Half Marathon is one of the fastest, flattest courses in the UK; the winning time in 2012 was 61:39. The perfect race for first time competitors or seasoned runners looking to

  • tenancy Posted on 30 May 2013

    Horsing around at Southwell Racecourse

    With race season in full swing, we asked Southwell Racecourse for an interview with one of their racing stars. Read on for some thoroughbred answers from Tenancy the horse.

    Where are your favorite places to horse around in Nottinghamshire?

    As you know I live next door to Clumber Park, therefore after I have finished my morning training I like nothing better than to visit the local country parks and to have a gallop around Sherwood Forest.

    Sherwood Pines is brilliant with over 3300 acres and has a wide range of activities and includes a cafe, cycle trail, cycle hire and children’s adventure playground. I am partial to a bit of music and

  • Wheee! Lakeside International Children's Festival Posted on 22 May 2013

    Things to do this bank holiday weekend, 24-27 May 2013

    It only seems a short while since the last bank holiday, last time the sky was clear and the weather was warm so let’s hope the pattern continues. If you’re looking to get out and about over the extended weekend, then here’s our round-up of the main events, a full listing can be found on our website.

    Only in Notts…

    After a 20 year absence The Milk Race returns as a major city centre race and family festival of cycling. Including an elite men’s and women’s race offering world and Olympic champions, with London 2012 Team Pursuit champion Steven Burke. The schedule starts at 10am in Old Market Square and events

  • peter-pansmall Posted on 04 May 2013

    WIN a family ticket to see Peter Pan at Capital FM Arena!


    WIN a family ticket to see Peter Pan – The Never Ending Story at the Capital FM Arena Nottingham in September!

    This ground-breaking theatrical production, visiting Capital FM Arena Nottingham 13 -15 September, will transport audiences to a world full of fantasy as they witness for the first time, a theatrical spectacular of cinematic quality. A feast of dance and music, the show will capture the hearts and imaginations of every generation of the family!

    Peter Pan will fly! He’ll be elevated into the air without harnesses by an incredible wind turbine, allowing him to realistically fly on the stage. A breath-taking experience, this technology will be

  • Sherwood through the Ages Posted on 02 May 2013

    Things to do this bank holiday weekend, 3-6 May 2013

    With an extra day to get out and about this weekend, here’s our round up of things to do this bank holiday. There’s plenty going on and something for everyone.

    Get the Party Started

    On Friday evening, start the May Bank Holiday with a party and head to the Riverbank where it will rock you with 100% guitar based anthems.  Alternatively, if you go on Sunday you can enjoy a Pop Up Party with guest DJ’s and more.

    Live Music is available at the Sanctuary on Sunday 5 May with folk and brass mixed original tunes from Aistaguca. Farndon Boathouse also offer live music at their Sunday Sessions event as Beatles

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