Guest blog post from Helen Moffat
Communications Project Manager at Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre
We are most definitely on countdown to the opening of the new visitor centre at Sherwood Forest and are hoping the current beautiful weather decides to stay for the summer and give us a warm welcome!
Our contractors are busy working away both inside and out, and the transformation over recent weeks has been amazing. Externally, the beautiful cedar cladding is now complete, helping the building blend into its glorious setting with even more ease.
Inside, the different areas are starting to take shape, and with just a bit of imagination, you can picture yourself sat in front of our full-height windows in the café area, enjoying a cuppa and drinking in the wonderful view of the forest.
Opening in time for the Robin Hood Festival
We plan to be open mid-August, in time to make the final preparations for this year’s Robin Hood Festival – the 34th annual event, but our first as a consortium. We’ve pushed the date of the festival back slightly to August 27, because of the new visitor centre, but hope it will be more than worth the wait!
The programme will include previous favourites such as skirmishing at the Major Oak, with music, food, stalls and entertainment throughout the forest, plus a few new attractions – as well as a new venue!
For more details about the new visitor centre, and the festival, please see www.visitsherwood.co.uk
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