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Robin Hood Activities In Nottingham

by BecSorby (follow)
There aren’t that many places in the world with a local legend quite so ingrained into the city’s history, landscape and culture. Robin Hood (for those who live under a rock or haven’t seen Robin Hood: Men In Tights) was an archer, swordsman and outlaw said to rob from the rich to give to the poor along with his band of ‘Merry Men’. Robin and his followers, who included Will Scarlett, Little John and Friar Tuck, battled the evil Sheriff of Nottingham while Robin romanced Maid Marian.

Whether you believe the tales or not, the Robin Hood legend was borne out of Nottingham folklore, and today the city remains dedicated to preserving the historical and cultural significance of Robin Hood. Here’s where you can learn more about Robin Hood.

Image: The Robin Hood Experience Facebook page


Activities At Sherwood Forest
Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9HN

Sherwood Forest is an integral part of Robin Hood folklore, being the alleged home of Robin Hood and his followers. There’s lots to discover at Sherwood Forest, with activities including:

Sherwood Forest Adventurer’s Map – this rustic map was created by the Jurys Inn in partnership with the Sherwood Forest Trust. Simply download here and print the map and set off for an exploration adventure!
Visit Major Oak – this famous tree is said to form part of Robin Hood’s hideaway!
Take part in the Robin Hood Festival – during late July and early August, Sherwood Forest will come alive with Robin Hood Fever!
Sherwood Pines – at Sherwood Pines, you can learn archery, pick up some handy survival skills and make things from using bush materials – all things Robin Hood would have done!

Image: The Robin Hood Festival Facebook page


Visit the Robin Hood Statue

Take a selfie with the iconic Robin Hood statue, located outside Nottingham Castle.

The Robin Hood Statue (Image: Wikipedia Commons)


Robin Hood Themed Events

The Robin Hood Festival is actually not the only Robin Hood themed event to take place during the year, with even more events listed below:

Robin Hood Pageant at Nottingham Castle in March 2018
Annual Robin Hood Beer Festival at Nottingham Castle held in October
Robin Hood Half Marathon in September 2018, for the sporty among us

Stop in at St Mary’s Church
Church Street, Edwinstowe NG21 9QA

In the town of Edwinstowe, you’ll find the medieval St Mary’s Church, which is said to be the place that Robin Hood and Maid Marian were married.

Take the Robin Hood Town Tour

One of the most impressive activities is the Robin Hood Town Tour, which is hosted by the legend himself. Ok, so it’s not actually Robin Hood, but rather Nottingham history expert Ezekial Bone, who will take you on a Robin Hood adventure like no other. Explore the city while hearing about how the story of Robin Hood started and grew into the famous tale it is today.

Image: Ezekial Bone Facebook page


The Robin Hood Experience
94 Friar Lane, Nottingham, NG1 6EB

Visit The Robin Hood Experience, where you can hear tales from medieval characters and learn more about the era of Robin Hood. For more information, see the website or the Facebook page.

The Robin Hood Treasure Trail
Website: https://www.treasuretrails.co.uk

Robin Hood’s Haunts is a murder mystery treasure trail run by the popular Treasure Trails, a fun way for families to explore and learn about their city. Starting in Southwell and onto Papplewick, you’ll explore some of Robin Hood’s haunts, including Rufford Abbey, before finishing at Sherwood Forest, all while following the clues and solving the intriguing murder mystery.

Image: The Robin Hood Experience Facebook page


Robin Hood Zone at Wheelgate Park
White Post, Farnsfield, Newark, NG22 8HX
Website: https://wheelgatepark.com

Even the local theme park has a dedicated Robin Hood area. Located in the Wild Wood at Wheelgate Park, you can find all the action below:

Outlaws Commando Course – take on the 15 challenges located over a quarter of a mile that will test your fitness and stamina! There’s Big Bars, the Man Trap and the Vault Nets. Come on, Robin would have beaten them all!

Mini Pedal Karts – ok, so Robin Hood probably didn’t have a pedal kart, but this is easily the best way to escape the evil Sheriff!

Bumper Boats – we’re not sure what boats have to do with Robin Hood, but they’re a heap of fun regardless! Bump mum and dad out of the way as you splash around the pond.

Image: Experience Nottinghamshire


Robin Hood Activity Centre
Located within Sherwood Forest
Website: http://www.robinhoodactivitycentre.co.uk

The Robin Hood Activity Centre provides a heap of activities for schools and other groups, including the below:
Archery
Camp fires
Crate Stacking
Bouldering
Camp fires
Nerf guns
Robin Hood’s themed treasure trail
Shelter building
Slack lining

Within Sherwood Forest, you can take part in activities including:
walking
cycling
geocaching

The centre is also located close to the following attractions:
Nottingham Castle
Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre
Newstead Abbey
Clumber Park
Galleries of Justice
Wollaton Park
Water Meadows Swimming Centre
The Mill Adventure Base

There are Robin Hood activities happening all over Nottingham, so get to know your local legendary outlaw a little better!



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