Sherwood Forest Arts and Crafts Centre

Sherwood Forest Arts and Craft Centre and Cafe lies in the beautifully converted coach house and stables of the former Edwinstowe Hall. Combine it with a visit to the forest for a great family day out - the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre is just a few minutes’ walk away.

The centre is home to a variety of unusual crafts including textiles, fossils and gemstones, paintings, candles, fabric crafts, hand crafted chocolate, handmade soap and jewellery. Visitors can buy unique and original gifts directly form the people who make them.

We regularly host craft demonstrations and exhibitions in our atrium. The Cafe in Sherwood Forest serves clotted cream teas, illy coffee and a variety of meals and snacks. There’s a quiet lounge and free wi-fi internet access.

Admission is free, as is the car park for the first 2 hours.

Family friendly and accessible

The craft centre’s studios are accessible to everyone including wheel chair users and prams and pushchairs are also welcome. There are also baby-changing facilities and a small outdoor picnic area.

Groups are welcome with or without prior notice.

The centre was recognised by you with a 2019 Certificate of Excellence, based on consistently great reviews on TripAdvisor. Read reviews and leave your own feedback on our Trip Advisor page.

Craft studios

The centre is a working art and craft centre with an extensive variety of arts and crafts where you can see craft workers putting the finishing touches to original gifts and products.

There are eleven studios enclosed by a glass foyer and five more studios in the courtyard.

Three Little Daisies - gifts made from new and vintage fabrics, painted furniture and sewing tuition including garment making and soft furnishing workshops.

The Fabric Bug - personalised fabric gifts including towels, baby gifts, soft toys, backpacks, bunting boards, bunting, aprons, play sets and storytime cushions.

Grannies Candles - hand poured and painted candles, pewter artwork and handmade paper. 90% of items are made on the premises.

Stone Treasures - unique studio for crystals, gemstone jewellery, fine fossils, fossil preparation and natural gifts.

GCS Designs - contemporary jewellery design using sterling silver, copper & natural gemstones.

Cocoa Chocolate Shop - lovingly crafted fine chocolates for all occasions.

Flip Designs - design and manufacture of ladieswear and accessories. Contact Kate at for more information.

Major Brew - blended coffees whole beans or ground, tea & hampers.

The Forest Archer - a mix of handcrafted medieval mayhem and wares. From handcrafted leather goods, including, carved leather quivers, bags and belts, to leather topped drinking horns, medieval knights' helmets and weapons.

Simpley Natural - SimpleyNatural has been established for over 13 years. Discover their range of handmade, eco-friendly 100% natural self-care products, to nourish mind, body and soul. Their pledge is sustainability, with the use of ethically sourced ingredients and our continual efforts to do ‘our bit’ to protect the planet.

Sherwood Candle - Sherwood Candle first began in a humble kitchen based in Nottinghamshire and has now expanded to a shop within Edwinstowe's Sherwood Forest Arts and Craft Centre. Each candle has a stunning unique scent that fills the room.

Paper Petals by Lisa - a range of decoupage items and wreaths.

Gilliano Jewellery - beautiful hand beaded jewellery and wool items.

Lotties Bakery - a collection of personalised cookies and other sweet treats.

M. Spalding Studio - paint a pot studio, come in and create your own masterpiece.

Studios for rent

If you are interested in renting a Studio for your own business, please register your interest by contacting us at and we will add you to our waiting list. Any Studios that are available are advertised here

The main atrium is available for activities and functions. If you would like more details, please contact us at