Robin Hood Festival slideshow

SHERWOOD Forest’s annual celebration of legendary outlaw Robin Hood got under way on Monday.

The free Robin hood festival is in its 28th year and attracts thousands of fans to enjoy the intrigue and excitement of Medieval life in the heart of the forest.

The seven-day festival at Edwinstowe’s Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre features jousting, archery, falconry displays, musicians and entertainers, craft stalls and activities.

Click on the play icon for a slideshow of the opening day of the festival.