Facilities and Changing Places

We aim to make everyone’s visit to Sherwood Forest as accessible as we can.

***Unfortunately, our Visitor Centre lift is currently not working. We apologise for any inconvenience. Our staff will be happy to advise if you have any questions about this.***

Toilets with baby change facilities are situated within the Visitor Centre, but please note there are no others out on the reserves.

As well as two accessible toilets, we also have a Changing Places facility which provides greater space and access for people with disabilities – and importantly, their carers too. Most standard disabled toilets are not big enough to cater for people who may need their carer’s assistance.

We want everyone to be able to access and enjoy our new visitor centre – which is why we felt it was vital to provide this facility. It provides:

The right equipment

  • A height adjustable adult-sized changing bench
  • A tracking hoist system


  • Adequate space in the changing area for the disabled person and up to two personal assistants
  • A toilet with room either side

A safe and clean environment

  • Wide tear off paper roll to cover the bench
  • A large waste bin for disposable pads
  • A non-slip floor

Due to hygiene considerations, we ask that users provide their own sling to use on our hoist system. The key is available from a member of our catering team – please ask in the cafe and return it afterwards.

A mobility scooter is available to hire for £3 per hour.

It can be reserved by emailing us at sherwoodforest@rspb.org.uk or calling 01623 677321. Please book the scooter in advance of your visit. We cannot make same-day bookings at this time.

We are also a breastfeeding friendly venue and have pledged to support breastfeeding in all public areas of the Visitor Centre.

Our accessibility guide is available here (external website).

If you have any concerns or requests, please call us on 01623 677321 or email sherwoodforest@rspb.org.uk