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Robin Hood Rescues the Forest

Robin Hood Rescues the Forest

22nd August 3pm

Suitable for ages 5 to 12 years (70 mins)

In his bid to finally rid Sherwood Forest of outlaws the evil Prince John has decided to burn it down. However, our eponymous hero has other ideas! With much cunning and more than a little help from the peasants, and even time for a spot of Morris dancing, Robin outwits his Highness. This is a very interactive production filled with music and humour that combines “myths and legends” with an important study of ecology and the environment.


(Tickets for the performance includes admission to the garden)

    Gilbert Whites House

    Gilbert White was aged 7 or 8 when the White family moved from the Vicarage on Selborne’s Plestor, to this house, called ‘The Wakes’ (named after the Wake family who had lived here previously). At that time the property would have been no more than a ‘two up, two down’  but over the subsequent years lots of extensions and additions have been made, creating the long sizeable house you see today.

    The rooms have been restored following descriptions in White’s own correspondence and include a chair he used at Oriel College, Oxford (loaned from the College), items of contemporary furniture, family portraits and bed hangings embroidered for him by his aunts.

    On display is the original manuscript of his book, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, which was purchased with generous help from English Heritage and others.

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