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, coppersmith, 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.

Car parking and admission are free.

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.

Unit 5 - wool and knitting shop full of quality wool and textiles, haberdashery, starting-kits, books, knitting needles and crochet equipment.

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

Sherwood Forest Photography and Printing - nature prints of Sherwood Forest as well as print your own photograph facilities to create keyrings, mouse mats and more.

Sherbet - Currently closed. Sweet shop also offering traditional and modern sweets, gift hampers and boxes.

The Little Chocolate Shop - lovingly crafted fine chocolates for all occasions.

Flip Designs - design and manufacture of ladieswear and accessories. Contact Kate at flipdesigns@icloud.com 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.

The Coppersmith - hand-crafted copper, brass and wrought iron items including hanging baskets and Victorian lanterns. Polishing and repair services also available.

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.

 

Opening times

Summer

(1 April to 30 September) 
10am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday (some studios may be open Mondays).

Winter 

(1 October to 31 March) 
10am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday (some studios may also be open on Mondays and/or Tuesdays).

Studios for rent

If you’re interested in renting a studio for your own business please contact us on 01636 655879 or e-mail property@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk.

The atrium at the centre is available for hire for functions etc. If you would like to book it please call us on 01636 655879.