Competition: Give our oak tree a colourful makeover

We’re inviting children to get creative with their colouring and drawing skills in a new competition this autumn.

Download our template picture of an oak tree and let your child’s imagination run wild.

They can simply colour it or maybe add animals or characters to their picture. Whatever they decide to do, we want to be ‘wowed’ by their work!

Download tree template


We are offering prizes of books or craft activities from our Visitor Centre shop (examples pictured below) to the winners in three different age categories:

  • Under fives
  • 6-12 year olds
  • 13-17 year old

We also want to use one of the entries as the header image for our Visit Sherwood Facebook and Twitter pages throughout the Nottinghamshire half-term holiday (15th -30th October). That overall winning design will be seen by thousands of people each week.

Once your child’s picture is ready, you can scan it and and email it to

Please ensure you include your child’s first name, age, and a contact phone number for a parent or carer (we’ll already have an email address if you use this method!)

Or, you can bring in your child’s picture in person to our Visitor Centre at Sherwood Forest and Budby South Forest.

We’re open seven days a week from 10am-5pm at Forest Corner at Edwinstowe. Our postcode is NG21 9RN.

Please check our Plan Your Visit page if you do decide to come along.

The closing date is 5pm on Friday 14th October.