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.
There 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.
Throughout the year there are a variety of special events to make your visit even more memorable, including themed weekends and family activities.
Wednesday 29 May
Wednesday 31 July
Wednesday 7, 14, 21 and 28 August
Wednesday 23 and 30 October
Free have-a-go circus skills 11am to 2pm
Saturday 8 June
Wednesday 14 August
Saturday 24 August
Wednesday 23 October
Major Oak Woodland Festival
Saturday 8 June and Sunday 9 June
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
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.
Gifts from new and vintage fabrics, painted furniture and sewing tuition.
Silver and gold contemporary fine jewellery, hand made at the centre. Classes available.
Unique hand painted candles, laser cut clocks, engraved wooden pendants.
Natural works of art, fossils and gemstones jewellery.
Original paintings and prints.
For paper craft, mixed media and art supplies.
Serving clotted cream teas, illy coffee, with quiet lounge and free wi-fi internet access. A variety of meals and snack available.
Handmade pens for every pocket all made on the premises.
Lovingly crafted fine chocolates for all occasions.
Knitting and yarn crafts
For personalised fabric gifts for everyone.
It is a mix of medieval mayhem and wares, that are truly unusual and surprising.
Hand-crafted copper, brass and wrought iron. Polishing and repair services available.
Hand crafted giant Italian crepe flowers
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.
Parking at the Craft Centre is for Permit and Blue Badge Holders only. Public car parking for the Art and Craft Centre is at the main RSPB car park across from Forest Corner, accessed via the entrance on the B6034 Swinecote Road.
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.
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).
Studios for rent
If you are interested in renting a studio for your own business please contact us on 01636 655879 or e-mail email@example.com
The atrium at the centre is available for hire for functions etc. If you would like to book it please call on 01636 55890.