Have a Big Picnic with the RSPB this Jubilee Bank Holiday

This Jubilee Bank Holiday, the RSPB at Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve in Nottinghamshire is holding a Big Picnic event and everyone is invited!

Sherwood Forest is one of over 20 RSPB nature reserves across England, Scotland and Wales taking part through half term and the extended Bank Holiday weekend on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June.

As part of the celebrations, families can get involved in having a Big Picnic on the site – whether bringing their own or purchasing from Sherwood Forest’s café, the RSPB wants to encourage sustainable picnic options for the whole family – to have fun outdoors together and help the environment. Other fun activities will also be available such as a unique Wild Detective trail taking children on a mystery adventure with the characters Detective Hoot, an owl, and Constable Crumbs, a mouse. There will be trails to follow, picnic clues to solve and selfie stations to help families remember their day out!

There’ll be lots of games, activities, including archery of course, and a fun family trail over the two days. Visitors can hire a picnic hamper from the café too.

June is a brilliant time of year to get your wildlife-detective hat on at Sherwood Forest. The ancient oaks that Robin Hood would have known so well as young trees are in full leaf, bees and beetles are buzzing around, while birds are busy feeding their chicks and darting back and forth from their nests.

Jess Dumoulin, Visitor Experience Manager at Sherwood Forest, said: “We can’t wait to welcome families and people of all ages to our amazing nature reserve! The RSPB Big Picnic is designed to encourage families to spend quality time in nature together this bank holiday weekend and half term, with a focus on how to make a day out fun but also good for the planet. We’ve got tons of ideas to help you make your picnic sustainable and delicious. Plus we’re bursting with activities to take part in too – whether it’s Robin Hood themed games and fun and our trail, we’ve got a variety of activities for everyone.”

For full information and prices for the events at Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve and other Big Picnic events taking place around the UK, visit events.rspb.org.uk/bigpicnic

Find out more about visiting Sherwood Forest on our Plan Your Visit page of this website.