The Major Oak is part of the famous folklore of Sherwood Forest, alongside the legendary Robin Hood. So famous is this ancient tree that it has its very own festival during which people from all over the world gather for a woodland celebration.

Now in its fourth year, The Major Oak Woodland Festival 2017 takes place on 16 and 17 September at the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve.

Woodland fun for all agesThe Major Oak Woodland Festival features woodland crafts

The festival is a celebration of all things woodland and includes entertainment for all ages. Among the activities will be heritage crafts, traditional toys, tree surgeons, outdoor learning, environmental play, conservation organisations, and learning about bugs and critters.

Visitors can meet friendly bodgers, charcoal burners and wood turners and experience traditional and modern woodland crafts. There is also a chance to join the quiz master and pit your wits against the ancient Major Oak.

Of course, it is also an opportunity to get back to nature and enjoy the surrounding ancient woodland and diverse wildlife.

Visitor facts at a glance

  • The festival is free.
  • There are parking charges – £3 for cars and £1 for motorbikes.
  • The festival runs from 11am to 4pm each day, 16 & 17 September.
  • The Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre can be located at NG21 9HN.

For more information

For further details, contact festival organiser The Sherwood Forest Trust on 01623 821490 or email at info@sherwoodforesttrust.org.uk.

To contact The Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, please ring 01623 823202.

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