GUEST COLUMN: Goodie bags for kids at Robin Hood festival, by Coun John Knight

Councillor John Knight and Councillor Kevin Greaves, both Nottinghamshire County Council, Robin Hood (Steve Warrington), Sheriff of Nottingham (Mark Williams), Jason Dixon, Engineering Depot Worksop and Andy Smith, Commercial Manager South,  both Stagecoach East Midlands

Councillor John Knight and Councillor Kevin Greaves, both Nottinghamshire County Council, Robin Hood (Steve Warrington), Sheriff of Nottingham (Mark Williams), Jason Dixon, Engineering Depot Worksop and Andy Smith, Commercial Manager South, both Stagecoach East Midlands

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Children can win a Robin Hood themed goodie bag courtesy of Stagecoach East Midlands as part of the annual Robin Hood Festival this week.

The Sherwood Arrow is the official travel partner for this year’s annual Robin Hood Festival, managed by Nottinghamshire County Council.

Stagecoach is a key guest at the festival during the week, with a roadshow stand complete with a Wheel of Fortune style game where visitors can win a prize.

The goodie bags feature a Robin Hood-themed colouring book, colouring pencils and stickers.

Sherwood Arrow bus passengers can also collect up to four badges for travelling on one of the specially themed buses - Robin Hood, Maid Marian, the Sheriff of Nottingham and Friar Tuck.

The new cartoon drawings of Robin Hood characters on each of the buses look fun as well and it’s another great way for Nottinghamshire’s famous outlaw to be celebrated.

For the 32nd Robin Hood Festival, organised by Nottinghamshire County Council, the service provides a fantastic way for the family to travel via public transport to Edwinstowe to explore the village and from where it’s just a short walk to enjoy all the medieval fun and capers of the free family festival – taking place all this week until August 7.

Around 40,000 visitors attended the Robin Hood Festival last year.

Activities and events are spread across Sherwood Forest Country Park near Edwinstowe from 11am to 4pm each day.

There is also an evening programme of entertainment during the week.

The festival is free entry but with £5 parking and provides a great day out for the family.

Expect entertaining scuffles between the arch rivals, colourful displays with costumed characters and medieval music, craft stalls, storytelling, comedy and have a go archery. There are also falconry displays and live jousting tournaments on the Wednesday, Saturday and the Sunday.

Find out more about this year’s festival by visiting Facebook: www.facebook.com/robinhoodfestival and Twitter: @NottsCC #robinhoodfestival