Crying Christmas, wreath-making and festive family trails at Sherwood Forest
We’ll be taking back the forest from the clutches of the Sheriff of Nottingham when we ‘Cry Christmas’ at Sherwood on Saturday 17th December.
The event is a traditional ceremony dating back to Medieval times to choose the Lord of Misrule – the person who will oversee the Yuletide fun and revelry.
The Lord of Misrule will temporarily take control of the forest from the Sheriff and allow Robin Hood and his outlaws to emerge from the trees to partake in the merry-making.
It’s free to attend and there will be activities, performances and stalls to pick up that last-minute Christmas gift.
Before all that, on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December, visitors can get crafty making a Christmas wreath, using natural materials gathered from the conservation work carried out at Sherwood Forest and Budby South Forest.
With expert guidance on hand, participants will be able to create a fancy festive design which would grace any front door. Please note this is a bookable event. Places cost £30 per person (£24 for RSPB members).
3rd December also marks the return of the brilliant RobinRobin trail, based on the festive Aardman Animation film on Netflix.
Find the characters from Robin’s escapades as you make your way through the Forest.
We’ll also have a Robin Hood themed-trail. Join Mission: Merry Christmas and help the outlaws gather everything they need for a proper celebration – don’t let the Sheriff cancel Christmas!
And on Sunday 4th December, there’ll be carols sung by the wonderful Dukeries Singers to get the seasonal spirit flowing.
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