Nottinghamshire Hospice

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Hoodwinked – A Twist on the Tale

Hoodwinked, an exciting new Wild in Art public art sculpture trail, has transformed the great city of Nottingham into the playground of Robin Hood – local legend and master of disguise.


Start date:

07 Jul 2018

End date:

30 Sep 2018




Family Fun | Social | Walks


Robin Hood – local legend and master of disguise – will bring merriment to the streets of Nottingham this summer through a unique world-class sculpture trail. Scores of quirky Robin Hood sculptures will take pride of place in the city from 7 July to 30 September 2018, creating an eye-catching trail through the city centre and neighbourhoods.

The trail will bring together businesses, professional artists, schools and the community and will boost the economic, social and cultural life of the city.  Ultimately, it will also raise awareness and funds for Nottinghamshire Hospice.

The trail is called Hoodwinked: a twist on the tale –  a modern-day take on the traditional stories of our mischievous outlaw outwitting the Sheriff of Nottingham with skills of camouflage and cunning. Hoodwinked will see Robin trying to outwit the Sheriff again.  Robin Hood will be everywhere . . . . . and apparently nowhere.  The Robin Hoods will all be in plain sight but masquerading in coats of many colours.  Will the Sheriff spot him . . . . . or will he be Hoodwinked?  It’ll be a citywide game of hide and seek.

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How to get involved

Click here to download a trail map

Download the Hoodwinked app

Track your trail, with the app you can:

  • Collect Robins
  • Unlock rewards
  • View your trail progress
  • Add photos to our gallery and share on social media

Plus lots more fun and competitions for just 99p from the App Store or Google Play. Click here to access the app

Jail & Bail

‘Jail & Bail’ will see local business people and other personalities arrested by the Sheriff of Nottingham then tried at the criminal court in the National Justice Museum where they will join Robin Hood in the dock, before being thrown in the cells.

Their only means of escape is to raise £1,000 in bail money!

Visit the Farewell event

From 12th-14th October the whole flock will be displayed together for one last time for the public to enjoy before they are auctioned off to their forever homes.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see all 33 Robins gathered together, with refreshments and activities for the family, and all whilst supporting Nottinghamshire Hospice too!

Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

The Auction – your chance to own a unique piece of art!

The Hoodwinked Robins are looking for their forever homes and will be auctioned off to raise money for Nottinghamshire Hospice on Thursday 18th October. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.


Don’t forget to pick up your very own Hoodwinked souvenir guide, now available from the Nottingham Tourism Centre, or online from their eBay shop.