Event details

What: Twelfth Night and the Fools’ Parade
Date: 6th January, 2024
Times: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Price: Free (parking charge applies)

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Twelfth Night and the Fools’ Parade

You don’t have to be a fool to join in the Fools’ Parade at Sherwood Forest – but it helps!

After being stripped of his powers over Christmas, the Sheriff of Nottingham will again take control of the ancient greenwood at this traditional ceremony, repealing the amnesty he granted to the Outlaws.

Will Robin Hood and his merry band make good their escape before the Sheriff is able to set his forces on the hunt for the outlaws once again?

It’ll all be starting on the Visitor Centre amphitheatre at 1.30pm, followed by a parade to the Major Oak led by the Sheriff!

Once you reach the oak, the Sheriff will formally revoke the Sherwood Outlaws’ forest freedom for another year, sending them scattering into the depths of Sherwood.

We need plenty of noise along the parade, so bring a pot or pan, or something else you can clang!

We always welcome a silly hat for this event as well, so don a bonkers bonnet too.

This is a free event, although there may be a small charge for some activities.

Parking costs just £5 per vehicle per day at Sherwood for non-RSPB members, and helps the RSPB to carry out its vital conservation work, but there is no admission charge to enter the reserve.

Please check our Plan Your Visit page for more information about coming to Sherwood Forest and Budby South Forest.