RSPB-led consortium to manage Sherwood Forest Country Park

RSPB-led consortium to manage Sherwood Forest Country Park

Today is International Day of Forests so we wanted to re-post our announcement about our involvement with one of the UK’s finest: Sherwood Forest.

We’re delighted to announce our involvement in the consortium led by the RSPB – the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds – which has been named as the preferred bidder to design, build and operate a new visitor centre and to manage the stunning natural habitats within Robin Hood’s Sherwood Forest Country Park.

One of the UK’s leading nature conservation charities – the RSPB has come out on top in a procurement process organised by Nottinghamshire County Council for a new visitor centre and to take on the conservation management of Sherwood Forest Country Park, which forms part of Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve.

Our Group Attractions Director Kevin Smith said: “Continuum Attractions is delighted to be part of the RSPB-led consortium which will breathe new life into Sherwood Forest Country Park and develop a new visitor centre. The shared expertise across the consortium will deliver a sustainable future for the Sherwood Forest visitor experience.”

The RSPB led consortium will also feature The Sherwood Forest Trust and Thoresby Estate as part of a £5.3m investment programme.

The visitor centre will be designed and built over the coming years and will provide a completely new facility and visitor experience for the people of Nottinghamshire and beyond to enjoy and celebrate the woodland, wildlife and heritage of the site. Around 350,000 visitors visit Nottinghamshire’s world-famous Sherwood Forest country park each year and the hugely successful Robin Hood Festival will again take place next year. The County Council’s management contract also requires the preferred bidder to deliver on effective conservation of the country park within the wider NNR, which features England’s Tree of the Year, the Major Oak.

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