Shops and Galleries at Sherwood Forest
The grade ll listed Thoresby Courtyard is a delightful location to visit. There are craft shops, a plant centre and glass blowing studio, plus the respected Thoresby Gallery and the estate’s new Military Museum.
Thoresby Courtyard is five-minute car journey or short bike ride from The Sherwood Hideaway and has free entry and free parking.
Shopping at Thoresby Courtyard is a fascinating experience with small shops selling handmade jewellery, children’s gifts, art and glassware.
Rest and refresh at the fully licensed Bay Tree Café for delicious light lunches and cream teas in a relaxed atmosphere. The Sherwood Hideaway guests get a 10% discount when showing their lodge key.
Thoresby Gallery has a permanent display of artworks from Marie-Louise Roosevelt Pierrepont, many of which bring to life Thoresby Park during its time as a base for serviceman during the Second World War. There are also frequent displays of works from local artists.
Thoresby’s new Military Museum provides an enjoyable insight into the proud history of the Queen’s Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry regiments, nicknamed the Death or Glory Boys.
The Roundhouse Garden Nursery (opposite the courtyard) is the perfect place to find locally sourced plants – as well as some more unusual varieties.