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Celebration in Sherwood Forest

Posted onPosted on 21st Mar
Celebration in Sherwood Forest

Today is the International Day of Forests providing a perfect reminder for people to go and enjoy the great outdoors at Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve.

There are a series of events and activities over the coming weeks at Nottinghamshire County Council’s country parks, including at Sherwood Forest, Rufford Abbey and Bestwood Country Park.

The International Day of Forests is held annually on 21st March to raise awareness of the importance of forests.

Sherwood Forest is celebrating its diamond jubilee; it is 60 years since the wildlife rich area was designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

The national nature reserve is also home to the historic Major Oak, and is the home of Robin Hood.

Coun John Knight, culture committee chairman at the council, said: “We are looking forward to a wonderful year of celebration for our famous Sherwood Forest and there are lots of leisure activities for people to enjoy there over the coming months.”

The activities include:
Sunday, 23rd March, 10am-2pm.
SSSI Diamond Jubilee – Bird ringing demonstration, free event.
Join members of the Birklands Ringing Group as they operate a ringing station close to the visitor centre. Car park charge applies. For information call 01623 823202

Saturday, 29th March, 10.30am-12.30pm.
SSSI Diamond Jubilee – Willow Weaving Workshop, make an obelisk, £20 per person/structure. Free parking.
Places are limited so pre-booking is essential on 01623 823202. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for wheelchair users.

The council’s Nottinghamshire Performing Arts Team has announced its Spring Term of events for the next few weeks.

They include two dates at the John Fretwell Centre, Sookholme.

• Friday, March 28th – Hallelujah, Advanced Music Ensemble and Choir.
• Saturday, March 29th – Majestic in March, NPA Concert Band with Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra.

And Nottinghamshire County Council’s County Youth Arts team is leading a performance by its apprentice choreographers (Project: Xhibit) next weekend.

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