See & Do

Wild Deer, Sherwood Pines

Whatever you wish to do on your holiday, you can be sure that this is the perfect location! With so many local attractions to visit (right here in Sherwood Pines!) or just a few miles away – whether on foot, cycle or by car you certainly are spoiled for choice!

Sherwood Pines – (0.5mi)

The perfect destination for an adventurous day out in the forest.  There’s something for everyone all year round including cycle trails, walking trails, play areas, a café and much more.  Dogs welcome.

Vicars Water Country (2.4 mi)

Vicar Water Country Park has had a fascinating and varied history before becoming a 78 hectare, Green Flag award winning green space.  It provides a host of recreational activities including fishing, cycling, dog walking, wildlife watching, model boat sailing, and horse riding.  There are 3 way marked trails available free of charge from the visitor centre where there is also toilets and Rumbles café.  Dogs welcome.

Major Oak, Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre

Sherwood Visitors Centre (3mi)

A legend in the making for over 1000 years.  Today, the forest is a magical destination for everyone who wants to enjoy this beautiful ancient woodland and the diverse flora and fauna that lives here. It is also, of course, home to the enduring legend of Robin Hood. For the 350,000 people who come to Sherwood Forest each year, we seek to make every one of those visits just a little bit magical.  Dogs welcome.

Rufford Abbey, Nottinghamshire

Rufford Abbey (3 mi)

Set in beautiful parkland, Rufford Abbey offers over 870 years of history, from its origins as a 12th century Cistercian monastery to its period as a Jacobean era family home.  There is plenty to explore; with walks through the native woodlands, a lake and gardens plus a range of attractions, activities and places to relax and eat.  Dogs welcome.

Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

Clumber Park (8mi)

Clumber Park is a beautiful expanse of parkland covering heath and woods over 3,800 acres. There’s so much to do at Clumber Park throughout the year, whether you like walking or cycling, eating in the restaurant or joining in with one of their many events. Dogs welcome.

White Post Farm (8 mi)

There’s always so much to do here at the farm, rain or shine; from holding chicks, to stroking reptiles, to feeding some of our cheeky llamas – there’s something for everyone. As well as meeting the animals, you can zoom around on go-karts, explore our indoor and outdoor play areas, grab a bite to eat, catch a seasonal show, or even pick up a new pet – free range fun for the whole family! The farm is open all year round from 10am, and is perfect for family days out.

Wheelgate (8 mi)

Visit Robin Hood’s Wheelgate Family Theme Park! The family focused all weather park near Mansfield, with endless adventures of family fun providing great days out, where the fun never stops. Plenty to do indoors and outdoors, packed with rides, falconry displays, a family farm and now with a fantastic water park!

Hardwick Hall (14 mi)

Welcome to Hardwick, whose stunning houses and beautiful landscape have been created by a cast of thousands. The Hardwick estate is open every day, for countryside walks with picturesque views, woodland family play trails, and locally sourced gifts in the shops and delicious seasonal menus in the restaurant. Dogs welcome.

South Forest Leisure Complex (1.8 mi)

South Forest is a local Leisure Complex offering such diverse facilities as swimming, four places to eat, indoor bowls, banqueting, gym and much more.

Edwinstowe (2.2 mi)

Edwinstowe is an historic village in the heart of Sherwood Forest, the home of Robin Hood. Legend has it that it was here, at the beautiful medieval church of St Mary, that Robin married Maid Marian. The High Street is home to a statue in their honour.

Southwell (14 mi)

Southwell is arguably one of the prettiest towns in Nottinghamshire. The stunning Southwell Minster is a splendid cathedral with one of the finest Norman naves in Europe and only a stone’s throw from the narrow high street and beautiful pubs.

Cockett Farm – Clay Pigeon Shooting Ground (5 mi)

Every fancied having a go at clay pigeon shooting? Already a shooter? Then why not try this local shooting ground located just a 10 minute drive away. If you’d like to have a go it’s just £40 pp – includes 25 cartridges, clays tuition and equipment – not available on Thursdays, Sundays or bank holidays). Call 01623 882244 to book or visit their website for more details.