Experience Nottinghamshire SurveyClose

Give us feedback on our website and be entered into a free prize draw to win a Nottinghamshire themed hamper full of foodie delights. Our short survey should take no more than a couple of minutes. Complete Survey.

Only one email address per entry for the Nottinghamshire themed hamper prize draw, the winner will be selected at random. Terms and conditions apply and can be obtained via email from enquiries@experiencenottingham.com.

Gearing up for the 32nd annual Robin Hood Festival

battle

Robin Hood and his Merry Men are preparing for another week of medieval merriment with the 32nd annual Robin Hood Festival taking place between August 1 and 7.

Nottinghamshire County Council will host the annual festival at historic Sherwood Forest which is always a popular draw with thousands of visitors each year to enjoy a packed programme of family entertainment.

But rumours abound that the Sheriff of Nottingham might try to spoil the fun! Expect entertaining scuffles between the arch rivals, colourful displays with costumed characters and medieval music, craft stalls, storytelling, comedy and have a go archery – there’s plenty for everyone. There are also falconry displays and live jousting tournaments on the Wednesday, Saturday and the Sunday.

Councillor John Knight, Committee Chairman for Culture, at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “We are looking forward to another fantastic Robin Hood Festival which always entertains and excites everyone who attends and is a great day out for the whole family. We attract visitors from across the UK and from abroad to visit iconic Sherwood Forest and celebrate the world’s favourite medieval outlaw.”

Festival Folk characters always provide a key focal point during the week with many much loved characters set to return this year including jesters What a Palaver!, the Medieval Maniax, medieval pig farmer Simple Tom, open air theatre favourites Alan a Dale and Rosie and the Crazy Dutch Regulars to name a few, who entertain and interact with the crowds with their unique acts.

Around 40,000 visitors attended the festival last year and it is now into its 32nd year. Activities and events are spread across Sherwood Forest Country Park near Edwinstowe from 11am to 4pm each day. There is also an evening programme of entertainment during the week.

The festival is free entry but with £5 parking and provides a great day out for the family.

Find out more about this year’s festival by visiting Facebook: www.facebook.com/robinhoodfestival  and Twitter: @NottsCC #robinhoodfestival

Posted on 20 June 2016

Comments (0)

Post a comment

Our monthly pick

Nottingham We Dig The Castle

We Dig The Castle: Unearthing Nottingham’s Archaeological Secrets Part Two

This blog is the second instalment of a two part blog. To read part one click here. Back in July I visited Nottingham Castle to find out more about the annual archaeological excavation ‘We Dig The Castle’. A partnership project between Trent & Peak Archaeology, Nottingham City Council and Historic England, this excellent scheme invites volunteers…

Your favourite places

Featured authors

  • Sarah Louise

    A very lucky marketeer in her dream job. Passionate about all things Nottinghamshire and firmly believes if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen!

  • Kinga

    Addicted to music and learning languages. Loves reading, gardening, travelling and everything new media related.

  • Alistair

    Originally from Preston – but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

  • Natalie

    Proud to represent the county I grew up in. Travel loving devoted mum of two who carries a torch for the city’s unsung hero, Captain Albert Ball VC.

  • Sophie

    Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

Have a go...

unesco city of literature nottingham

Speak In Nottingham To Me – A Beginner’s Guide To Nottingham’s Dialect

Language is certainly one of our best creations. Without it, it would be difficult for us to coexist, establish communities and share feelings. Language makes it all easier and helps us work together and understand one another. Throughout history people always felt the need to find one universal language for all. Several attempts were made to popularise different languages…