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Nottinghamshire Day part of Robin Hood Festival fun

Posted onPosted on 3rd Jul

Nottinghamshire Day celebrations will return to Sherwood Forest as part of the Robin Hood Festival on Sunday 25 August.

Now in its fourth year, the day is an opportunity for the county to celebrate its history, heritage, identity, culture, and local traditions.

Visitors can enjoy a range of activities, including craft making workshops, orienteering, poetry-writing workshops as well as fun at Robin Hood Festival with archery, historical re-enactments, music, comedy acts, and more.

Nottinghamshire Day takes place on 25th August because the date marks the anniversary of the start of the English Civil War, an event triggered by Charles I raising the royal standard at Nottingham Castle in 1642.

Coun Richard Butler, chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “Nottinghamshire Day is a date we look forward to each year as it is an opportunity to celebrate all the things that make our county a great place to live, work, and visit.

“This year our annual celebrations return to the home of our county’s legend, Robin Hood at RSPB Sherwood Forest, as part of the Robin Hood Festival’s finale weekend. I am delighted that the county council is working with the RSPB again to bring a special family-friendly event to celebrate Nottinghamshire Day.

“What’s more, we are excited to announce that new for 2024, Nottinghamshire-themed poetry writing workshops will take place at the event.

“I encourage everyone — whether new to writing or more advanced — to come and have a go.”

Jess Dumoulin, visitor experience manager at RSPB Sherwood Forest, added: “This is such an iconic location for the county in so many ways. It is the perfect fit for this celebration day.

“It complements the summer-long Robin Hood Festival, championing the legend of Nottinghamshire’s outlaw hero, our heritage, and our wonderful wildlife.”

To find out more about the event and how to get involved with the free Nottinghamshire Day, go to

The Robin Hood Festival runs over four weekends, from 3rd to 26th August. Go to to find out more details.