Sherwood Pines Forest Park
Average time spent – 2+ hours.
Things to do at Sherwood Pines Forest Park review
It is free to visit Sherwood Pines forest park but do be aware that if you are visiting by car you do have to pay to park. Sherwood Pines is a vast and very pretty forest with 2 walking trails and 3 cycling trails. It’s the perfect place to get some fresh air!
In amongst the main walking trail, you will find adventure playgrounds for the kids. There’s imaginative play with wooden houses and big wooden chairs. Near the visitor centre, the playground has wooden walkways, turrets and sand play with buckets on pullies. If you head further into the woods you will find a big net to climb on, more imaginative play and a big climbing area more suited to older children. Or just some great big puddles to jump in!
Also on the main walking trail, you will come across a replica of the trenches from WWII. “It’s a life-size recreation of a trenches system that visitors can explore. Climb down into the system and investigate the machine gun nests, fox-hole and wealth of information on display.” My son always enjoys exploring this.
You can also enjoy bushcraft activities and orienteering. More often than not Sherwood Pines has a trail for children on. Currently, it is the Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon glow trail. For extra activities that you would have to pay for there is a Go-Ape course, forest segway,
Eating – There is a cafe at the main visitor centre which sells hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic outside.
Facilities in brief – Walking and cycling trails, adventure playgrounds, WWII bunker, Go Ape, Segway, orienteering, children’s trails, bushcraft activities. There are toilets and a cafe.
Entry price – *FREE
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Free. It is free to visit Sherwood Pines Forest Park. It costs £6 a day to park. Additional activities such as some trails, Go Ape, Segway are at an additional cost.
Opening: Sherwood Pines Forest Park is open every day except Christmas day. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Address: Edwinstowe, Mansfield NG21 9JL, Nottinghamshire, England. Phone: 0300 067 4340
Category – Great Outdoors – Suitable for all ages.
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