Outlaws swoop on Sherwood for Festival Finale

Sherwood Forest is bracing itself for the return of its Outlaws for the final weekend of this year’s Robin Hood Festival.

Thousands of visitors have already enjoyed a summer at the forest which has been packed with outdoor cinema, jousting, Medieval re-enactment and so much more.

The Bank Holiday weekend at Robin Hood’s forest includes the Nottinghamshire Day Celebrations on Saturday (26th August).

Featuring on that day will be the team from Notts Outdoors and the Sherwood Outlaws taking on the Sheriff of Nottingham in their eternal Battle for the Greenwood in the arena at 11am and 3pm.

The Sherwood Outlaws are heading back to their haunt this weekend

The hilarious Medieval Maniax will be tickling ribs down at the Major Oak at 12.15pm and 2pm, with magical storytelling from Past Imagined at 1.15pm and 3.15pm. The Past Imagined group will also lead a Twilight Tales walk among Sherwood’s incredible ancient oak trees at 7pm on Sunday 26th August (Booking essential. Go to our Events page to buy tickets).

The Medieval Maniax, performing at the Major Oak earlier this month, are back for the Bank Holiday Weekend

The College of Chivalry will provide a living history experience to transport visitors back to the Middle Ages.

Children’s entertainer Bill Brookman returns to bring smiles to lots of faces with some musical mayhem. Sir Robert of Wentbridge will tell tales of Robin’s deeds and there will be music from the Medieval era from Sloe Gin and More the Merrier.

Bill Brookman at the Festival earlier this summer.

There’s a slight change to timings on Bank Holiday Monday (28th August) with the arena shows at 11am and 2pm. Other times will vary, but all the details can be found here.

There will also be a very special event for two of the festival’s longest-serving performers to close the event at the Major Oak.

There will be traders’ stalls and archery and axe-throwing down by the Major Oak for what promises to be a wonderful way to bring the curtain down on the 37th Robin Hood Festival.

Admission to the reserve and to watch the main events is free. There is a special event parking charge of £10 per vehicle per day. There is also a charge for some activities, including archery and axe throwing.

For more details visit our Festival page.