Sherwood Forest Activities

If you love the great outdoors then you’ll love all the fantastic activities in Sherwood Forest! Prepare to be wowed by woodland wildlife, enchanted by legendary figures and fascinated by English history… there’s so many great things to see and do during your stay at The Sherwood Hideaway.

Of course, if you are looking to simply relax and unwind, enjoy a luxurious spa treatment, fine dining and browse the local boutiques and craft markets, we cater for you too!
There is quite simply something for all requirements at our quiet, rural retreat…

Sherwood Forest activities: see, do and explore!

You can enjoy a range of great activities without even having to leave the confines of our park. We’ve teamed up with the experts at Go Active to bring you some fascinating holiday activities.

Guests on the forest adventure can have the opportunity to fly Harris Hawks through the pine and birch trees of Sherwood Forest and learn how to call the birds back.

And if you love getting up close to nature, and birds of prey in particular, then you’ll love our Photography Walks. Here you can learn the art of taking the perfect wildlife picture as our experts pass on their hints and tips.

Birds of prey will follow your group on your walk though ancient Sherwood Forest, with Harris hawks, falcons and an array of owls will swoop between trees, giving you the amazing opportunity to capture images of these birds in this beautiful woodland setting.

There’s so many fantastic Sherwood Forest activities to enjoy during your stay. Bring your bikes and see even more of Thoresby Park and Sherwood Forest as you explore the many marked trails and tracks that criss-cross in the surrounding area.

And relax…

Just a five minute cycle ride from The Sherwood Hideaway is the grand Thoresby Hall Hotel. Here you can make use the of the first class facilities for only a small cost. Indulge with a therapeutic spa treatment, dive in to the luxury swimming pool or melt away in the invigorating bubble pool. There’s even a gym and fitness studio so you can keep in shape during your stay!

Tuck in to tasty food

Enjoy fantastic food in a magnificent setting at the Blue Grill Restaurant at Thoresby Hall. Just a short distance from The Sherwood Hideaway, The Blue Grill prides itself on using the very best produce from either quality brands or local farms.

Enjoy a little retail therapy…

So you’ve experienced some of the many Sherwood Forest activities, you’ve indulged in the spa and so, logically, the next step is to hit the shops, right? Head over to the delightful Thoresby Courtyard where you can wander around the many craft shops, glass studio and art gallery. Thoresby Courtyard is five-minute car journey or short bike ride from The Sherwood Hideaway and has free entry and free parking.