What child hasn't dreamed of running through the woodland glades of Sherwood Forest with a bow and arrow? Well, here they can, at Forest Holidays superb woodland site in the heart of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire. There are 3,300 acres of pine forest to explore, a choice of cabins – including luxury treehouses (sleeping up to 10 people) and adults-only hideaways (sleeping 2) – plus a host of activities, both within the Forest Holidays site itself and in Sherwood Forest beyond. There's a visitor centre a five-minute walk from the site where you can find out all you need to know about the adjacent Sherwood Pines Forest Park.
All the cabins are extremely comfortable, equipped with TV, wifi (an optional extra), fluffy robes in the en-suite (only included as a standard in the Golden Oak cabins); and dogs are welcome in certain cabins. Facilities and activities abound, from traditional biking and walking trails to Segway hire, plus there's a branch of the Go Ape high-wire outfit.
On the Forest Holidays site itself there is the usual Forest Retreat centre, with café and bar, shop and kids play area, lots of bushcraft and wildlife-spotting activities with the Forest Rangers, including walks with hawks, pony-trekking, painting classes – and, naturally, archery. They even offer -in-cabin spa treatments for frazzled or indeed pampered parents.
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