Robin Hood Festival at Sherwood Forest draws 25,000 visitors to Edwinstowe

Robin Hood Festival jousting.
Robin Hood Festival jousting.

AUGUST’S annual Robin Hood Festival proved to be a memorable success – attracting 25,000 people to Edwinstowe, 20% more visitors than in 2011.

The festival at Sherwood Forest was visited by a number of international journalists who were in the UK to report on London 2012, and was also featured on ITV’s This Morning as an exciting family event.

Meanwhile, Nottinghamshire County Council is preparing to unveil its latest What’s On listings for the Autumn and Winter period in the form of a handy booklet soon. These listings provide a huge range of activities and pursuits to help plan your leisure time. It is available online and at a range of outlets across the county including libraries and tourist information centres.

In the current challenging economic climate, many of the events which take place in Nottinghamshire’s country parks, libraries and other venues are free providing good value for money.

One of the key events due to take place in the coming weeks is on 1st and 2nd September at Rufford Abbey: On The Home Front 1939 – 45 where re-enactment experts will seek to recreate what life was like during the war at the country park.

Check out the council’s website: to find out more about what is on.