The Robin Hood Festival
Edwinstowe village, Mansfield (Nottinghamshire county)
a brand-new and interactive festival to celebrate one of the best-beloved Medieval characters while time-travelling back to the Middle Ages thanks to living history displays, crafts workshops and a wealth of nature based activities for young and old in the unique atmosphere of the Sherwood Forest...
Geographical, cultural and historical context
Sherwood Country Park lies just north of Edwinstowe, about 3 km from Ollerton and 27 km from Nottingham. The park lies within an area of the Sherwood Forest, famous through its historical association with the legend of Robin Hood. The wooded forest of today is a remnant of a much larger royal hunting forest, named as the "shire wood" of Nottinghamshire.
Event description and programme
The Robin Hood Festival is held each year at the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre just outside Edwinstowe village. In 2014 the Festival celebrated 30 years. A week-long celebration of the legend of Robin Hood, it features activities and entertainment for all the family. The visitors have the beautiful chance to meet all the historical characters from the days of Robin Hood, from jugglers and jesters to medieval doctors and rat catchers. In the area of market stalls the public can watch medieval craftsmen at work and learn about their techniques, and take part in a wide range of hands-on activities. In the exciting displays Robin and his outlaws skirmish with the Sheriff's men. The Children's Theatre offers various performances held in the forest during the Festival. The rich programme packed with education and entertainment for all ages includes as well jousting tournaments, story tellers, comedy acts and of course, Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham as they clash once more in the home of our outlaw!.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Event official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/robinhoodfestival
Nottinghamshire County Council
Tel.: +44 8449808080, +44 1623823202
Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre
Address: Edwinstowe village, Nottinghamshire county, NG21 9HN, England
Sherwood Forest Country Park
Image: Nottinghamshire County Council
Text sources: Nottinghamshire County Council
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