Welcome to Sherwood Forest Art and Craft Centre

Sherwood Forest Art and Craft Centre and Cafe lies in the beautifully converted coach house and stables of the former Edwinstowe Hall. It is just a short walk from the famous Major Oak and RSPB Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve.

The atrium and courtyard house a variety of artists and craftspeople. Visitors can buy original and unique gifts directly from the craftspeople.

Their centre is home to a variety of unusual crafts including textiles, fossils and gemstones, paintings, coppersmith, candles, fabric crafts, paper crafts, hand crafted chocolate, handmade soap and jewellery.

We are officially excellent!

We're pleased to announce that the centre has been recognised with a 2019 Certificate of Excellence, based on the consistently great reviews on TripAdvisor. 

Special events

Throughout the year there are a variety of special events to make your visit even more memorable, including themed weekends and family activities.

Children’s Crafts
Wednesday 23 and 30 October

Robin Hood Festival
Monday 5 August to Sunday 11 August

August bank holiday activities
Saturday 24 August to Monday 26 August

Christmas weekend festival
Saturday 23 November to Sunday 24 November
With Christmas activities during weekends throughout December

Craft studios

There are eleven studios enclosed by a glass foyer ensuring that your visit is unspoilt by the weather. In the courtyard outside there are five more studios with a small picnic area nearby.

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.

Three Little Daisies

Gifts from new and vintage fabrics, painted furniture and sewing tuition.  

The Fabric Bug

For personalised fabric gifts for everyone.

Grannies Candles

Unique hand painted candles, laser cut clocks, engraved wooden pendants.

Stone Treasures

Natural works of art, fossils and gemstones jewellery.

Jeremy Mayes

Original paintings and prints.

The Crafty Forester

For paper craft, mixed media and art supplies.

Sherwood Forest Photography and Prinitng

Nature prints of Sherwood Forest or print your own photographs

The Cafe in Sherwood Forest

Serving clotted cream teas, illy coffee, with quiet lounge and free wi-fi internet access. A variety of meals and snack available.

Twiss Pens

Handmade pens for every pocket all made on the premises.

The Little Chocolate Shop

Lovingly crafted fine chocolates for all occasions.

Unit 12

Knitting and yarn crafts

The Forest Archer

It is a mix of medieval mayhem and wares, that are truly unusual and surprising.

The Coppersmith

Hand-crafted copper, brass and wrought iron. Polishing and repair services available.

Simpley Natural

Natural salts, handmade bath and body products.

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Take a look at the centres Flickr image gallery to see over 200 photo's detailing the studios, crafts and products!

For reviews of the centre or to leave your own feedback visit Sherwood Forest Arts and Craft Centre's Trip Advisor page.

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.

Groups are welcome, either with or without prior notice. Best of all, admission is completely free.

Demonstrations and exhibitions

Groups regularly join us in the atrium of the craft centre to give visitors a chance to see their craft demonstrations and exhibitions. 

The Wooly Outlaws

The Wooly Outlaws meet in the atrium of the craft centre on the first Sunday of every month at 11am. Newcomers and visitors are most welcome.  

Opening times

Sherwood Forest Art and Craft Centre is in Edwinstowe next to the Youth Hostel just off the A614 and is just a few minutes walk from the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre

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).

Parking

Car parking is free at the centre and additional public car parks are available nearby (charges may apply).  

Studios for rent

If you are interested in renting a studio for your own business please contact us on 01636 655879 or e-mail property@nsdc.info

The atrium at the centre is available for hire for functions etc. If you would like to book it please call on 01636 55890.

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    Castle House
    Great North Road
    Newark
    Notts
    NG24 1BY

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