Get out and about in the fresh air!

If you are in need of a breath of fresh air and an energising walk in the countryside during the Easter holiday take a stroll around one of our local country parks.

Other country parks and gardens to visit locally include:

The Woodland Trust's Nature Detectives website offers lots of ideas for pulling on your trainers, rolling up your sleeves and getting outside. You can have fun with boredom-busting Easter holiday activities, find out about nature's signs of spring, make the most of local woods, look for animal tracks, explore, smell and splash around your local park.

Let's get Active!

Our leisure centres run special activities to keep children happy and healthy during school holidays.

Children's crafts at Sherwood Forest Arts and Craft Centre 2018

  • Wednesday 30 May
  • Wednesdays 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August
  • Wednesday 31 October

Robin Hood Portrait Competition

Create the new face of Robin Hood and you could find yourself at the 2018 premiere of the latest Robin Hood film and have your creation on display at the new Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre.

Robin hood is one of our most loved folklore figures and Visit Newark and Sherwood want you to bring him to life by creating by creating a Robin Hood portrait and sending it to by 31 August. It can be a painting, drawing, photograph, illustration, engraving, collage, embroidery – anything goes!

How to enter: 

  • Create your portrait of Robin Hood
  •    It should be no bigger than A4 size (210 x 297 mm)
  •    Read the terms and conditions of the competition
  •    Send your entry to arrive with us by mid night 31 August
  •    Include the following details
    Your name
    Postal address
    Phone number
    Email address
  • If under 18, please include the entrant’s name and date of birth, plus the name, phone number and email address for the entrants parent’s/guardian.
  • Entry by email: Entries can be scanned in or photographed and the digital image sent to
  • Entry by post: Entries can be posted to Sarah Payne, Newark and Sherwood District Council, Castle House, Great North Road, Newark, Notts, NG24 1BY
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