Robin Hood Festival

A knightly competition with genuine beer, Live music, and theater performances in a middle age town with street artists and travelling performers. If you are going to Sherwood Forest this summer, make sure you watch out for Robin Hood and his band of merry men.

About the legend

Robin Hood, legendary fugitive hero of a progression of English saga, some of which date from at least as early as the 14th century. Robin Hood was a rebel, and most of the striking episodes in the tales show him and his partners robbing and killing official of authority and giving the gains to the poor.  Their most persistent enemy was the Sheriff of Nottingham, a local agent of the central government. Robin Hooda was famous for his stealing from rich and distribution to poor.

Things to See and Do

The week-long event promises a gothic entertainment of music, food and fun to celebrate the life and times of the folk hero. Take the children along and watch live music, theater and narrators,  then visit some Robin Hooda-inspired crafts and activities.

Gift kiosk will offer memento and clothing – from Robin Hood hats similar to Errol Flynn’s to Maid Marion chaplets.

For some guests, it’s the costumed characters who wander the forest that truly rejuvenate the occasion. See Robin and his joyful men take from the rich and give to the poor people, save the feisty Maid Marion, and outsmart the shrewd Sheriff of Nottingham.

The forest itself is an immense draw with the children.  Little ones can let off stream going through the forest and make certain to be dazzled by the splendid Major Oak. The enormous oak tree has a size of 33 feet (10 meters) and is accepted to be around 800-1000 years of age. As indicated by old stories, the tree was Robin Hood’s shelter, where he and his cheerful men rested.

Points to Note

Hope to do a fair bit of walking, some of it on somewhat rough ground, as the event is fanned out across various region of the forest. Most exercises occur at one of two areas: the visitor centre and Major Oak. To walk between the two requires 10 to 15 minutes.

Assuming that you are taking your own food, there are loads of beautiful outing spots – however there are also a lot of food kiosk and cafes with seating.

Entrance is free, in spite of the fact that parking costs £5 per vehicle. There is additionally a little entry charge for the youngsters’ outside theater exhibitions, which happen every day.

Organisers have said that there will be no jousting or falconry shows at the current year’s festival, because of building works occurring nearby for the new visitor centre.

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