Sherwood Pines was the most visited attraction in the East Midlands in 2021

According to Visit England’s annual attractions survey, Sherwood Pines attracted around 705,000 visitors in 2021.

The impressive number of visitors to Sherwood Pines is supported by strong numbers across the region in 2021, with an increase of 22% in the East Midlands compared to 2020, demonstrating the recovery of the industry from the pandemic. When put into context, the numbers are even more impressive, with many attractions operating at reduced capacities in 2021, and international travel still not at full capacity.

Visit England’s annual visitor attraction survey is one of the industry’s largest in terms of visitor numbers. It surveyed 1,142 different tourist attractions across England in 2021. The survey is key to understanding the performance of the tourism industry, general regional trends and the impact of events such as Covid-19 on industry.

Sherwood Pines has been named the region’s top tourist destination.

A Forestry England spokesperson said: “2021 has definitely been a very busy year for Sherwood Pines, and it’s been great to see so many people coming to enjoy all that we have to offer here.

“As well as providing a beautiful destination for a day out, the forest environment is also scientifically proven to have many health and wellness benefits, which has been important to many of us in these times. troubled.

“And although things may seem more normal now, our walking paths, cycle paths, playgrounds and picnic areas are still a popular draw for people in the East Midlands as a place to recharge, refresh and escape the daily grind.”

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Another Nottinghamshire attraction that made the top ten was Wollaton Hall, which received around 651,000 visitors.

Kinga Kapias, Head of Marketing and Communications for Visit Nottinghamshire, said: “To see Sherwood Pines and Wollaton Hall topped Visit England’s annual survey of tourist attractions in the East Midlands is incredibly positive for the visitor economy. of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

“It demonstrates their enormous appeal and the power they have to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to the region.

“These are terrific attractions with national and international appeal and their visitor numbers are a testament to their exceptional offering.”

Keith P. Plain