Head to Sherwood Forest this August for the Robin Hood Festival – an action-packed, fun-filled week celebrating Nottingham’s famed “noble robber”! The Festival runs from Monday 5th to Sunday 11th August: now in its 35th year, and with entrance completely free, there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy.
True to the story, the event is based around the Sheriff of Nottingham trying to catch Robin Hood – so don your medieval attire and travel back in time to a medieval village, populated by street artists and travelling minstrels! Don’t be surprised to encounter jugglers, clowns and street performers; and even experience live re-enactments of medieval battles. There are all sorts of novel activities to get involved with: join a falconry walk or visit the excellent falconry exhibition; be entertained by one of several theatre and puppetry shows, or the beautiful Music in the Forest; let your imagination fly listening to Twilight Tales; or, if you take after Robin Hood, try your hand at the archery competition near Major Oak – England’s 2014 Tree of the Year!
Set against the stunning backdrop of Sherwood Forest, with its 450 acres and over 900 veteran oak trees, this is a festival like no other: with real ale, tasty snacks, live music and that buzzing festival atmosphere, the Robin Hood Festival is guaranteed fun for all the family!
Make the most of this festival by booking to stay with us at the Mercure Nottingham, an easy drive from Robin Hood’s legendary stomping-ground, Sherwood Forest.