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Take advantage of Sherwood Pines Forest Park
If you’re searching for an excellent family adventure this summer, head to Sherwood Pines Forest Park. Located in the heart of Sherwood Forest, this stunning, verdant forest is the perfect place to spend a summer’s day; and, of course, you’ll be following in the footsteps of Nottingham’s most famous resident, Robin Hood!
With adventure parks, picnic and barbeque spots, and a wealth of activities for all ages, Sherwood Pines has plenty to keep you occupied all day. Take a leisurely stroll around the beautiful walking trails; hire a bike and enjoy the family cycle and adventure trail – or, if you’d prefer a challenge, test your technique on the skills loop or red-graded Kitchener mountain bike trail; or simply enjoy a picnic beneath a beautiful, leafy canopy.
It’s an excellent place for young children: pick up a Gruffalo orienteering map; discover the stunning Gruffalo sculptures around the park; or follow the brand new Zog activity trail, which comes complete with a secret lens to see hidden pictures along the way and a Zog mask! There’s plenty for older adventurers, too: brave Go Ape’s terrifying high ropes course and tree top challenge – perfect for adrenaline-junkies; see the forest in a brand new way by travelling along its rough tracks on a Forest Segway; or become a soldier in the Great War by exploring the life-size recreations of World War One trenches, where you can investigate the machine gun nests, fox-hole and read true stories of local soldiers.
Why not take advantage of one of the special summer events, too? Book onto a Bushcraft course and learn the secrets of surviving in the forest – everything from building simple shelters and fires to an overnight stay in the outdoors; or, for music-lovers, enjoy Forest Live’s spectacular outdoor gigs from 28th to 30th June, with acts including Jess Glynne, Paul Weller and Jack Savoretti.
Located an easy drive away, the Mercure Nottingham provides the perfect, relaxing place to return to after an exhilarating day exploring Sherwood Pines Forest Park!