Located in Kissimmee, Florida, the Sherwood Forest RV Resort has the best of both worlds. Families can choose to stay at this resort because it’s only four miles from Disney World and twelve miles to Universal Studios, or campers may choose a quieter stay, going to the beach.
Camping at the Sherwood Forest RV Resort offers a choice between excitement at nearby Disney World or a quiet stay while visiting the beach or shopping.
Camper and RV Accessibility
Open year-round, the Sherwood Forest RV Resort has 514 sites from which campers can pick pull-through or back-in, with or without pad and has big-rig access although some areas may be a little tight to turn in. All sites have a picnic table and cable television, with some sites also having shade trees with either grass or sand with paved roads throughout the park. All sites provide full hookups at 20 and 30 amps. Phone service is also available for several cell phone service providers. Some campers have been residing at the Sherwood Forest RV Resort for years. They are open year round.
Sherwood Forest is a good place to stay to avoid the high cost of staying on grounds at Disney World for meals and lodging. One night at Disney is expensive, not to mention the cost of the meal plans. The other benefit is that the lesser prices at Sherwood Forest include going to the beach and shopping, not counting the many activities and events at the campground itself. Campers may want to bring their bikes as there are plenty of spaces to enjoy biking and walking.
They have an activities director who makes sure there are plenty of entertaining things to do for all age groups.
Classes for line dancing, swing dancing, and country western dancing are are lots of fun for beginners as well as old pros. Aerobic and exercise dancing is also offered. There are exercise classes for both men and women. Afterward, campers can enjoy a cooling swim and the on-grounds Tiki bar.
A good game of chess can be had outdoors.
You’re sure to like the two swimming pools and spa/hot tub that the campground has for those who love a bit of luxury.
Live entertainment is can be heard in season at Sherwood Forest.
There is also a fitness center for workouts and a billiards room as well as a clubhouse.
Some campers will enjoy cozying up with a good book from the library on site.
A business center is available with WiFi.
Activities for Families and Everyone
Swimming is something everyone enjoys in the two pools available.
Mini-golf is fun and can be a challenge as well as the mini-golf tournaments held for the grand winner, while card-playing games are a fun activity for everyone.
The Sherwood RV Resort has a Café for meals and enjoyment.
Several campers will like the creative arts and crafts classes, while horseshoes, shuffleboard, and a good game of bingo can be played at Sherwood Forest.
Free WiFi at the clubhouse is available and is also provided for a charge at the RV sites
Worship services are also provided on the grounds of the Sherwood Forest RV Resort.
Swimming in the heated pool.
Colorful children’s Playground for the kids to play in.
Arts and Crafts are held for projects to make any kid proud, and other planned activities and games for children are set up by the activities director.
Don’t forget the S’mores and marshmallows around the campfire with your family.
Children will also enjoy having their pets around as pets are welcome at the Sherwood Forest RV Resort. A dog park is also present for the beloved dogs to exercise and run.
Things to Do Nearby
Disney World is four miles away from the Sherwood Forest RV Resort, and Universal Studios is twelve miles away. The Sherwood Forest RV Resort is open year round. This would allow a family to go to Disney during the off-peak season, saving some money on the tickets. Lines for some of the major attractions at Disney World may be shorter also.
If city life is your preference, there are lots of shopping malls within a few miles of the campground.
The Clearwater and Cocoa Beaches can be driven to for families who are looking for a quieter outing. The drive to Cocoa Beach will take about one hour and fifteen minutes. Clearwater Beach is about two hours away or so depending on the route you take, so checking a map would save time driving.
Clearwater Beach sits on a barrier island and has white sandy beaches. Don’t forget Captain Memo’s Original Pirate Cruise which sails around the lovely waters of the area. If you’re looking to get some fishing on your stay at the Sherwood Forest RV Resort, consider Reel Deal Sportfishing Charters. Ranging from half to a full day rental, barracuda, shark, and grouper are among the many fish that may be caught in the Gulf. Spend some time visiting the Clearwater Marine Aquarium or taking in a couple of art galleries.
Cocoa Beach is the place to go for a fun, thrilling dolphin and whale watching excursion. Water sports abound here at Cocoa Beach with surfing, windsurfing & kitesurfing available for the extreme sports lover. Kids will love the Dinosaur Store with a museum gift store, Museum of Dinosaurs and Ancient Cultures section located on multiple floors. Just as the name implies, there are several things to choose from to buy here including fossils, although perhaps not an entire T-Rex.
You can also choose to visit the Manatee Sanctuary Park, located about five miles away.
Because Disney is so well-known, it’s easy to overlook other attractions in the area. It turns out that there are quite a few. Let’s take a look below at the other attractions of the area. Check online for whether reservations are needed at some of these marvelous shows, especially the dinner programs.
Restaurant Dinner Shows
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
Located in a castle-like building, customers will like the variety of meals available as they eat, watching medieval dueling shows straight from the old days with horses, knights, and lances included with a princess. Open seven days a week and wheelchair accessible, the performances are colorful and entertaining. A full bar is also on the premises.
Arabian Nights Dinner Attraction
Offers a good meal while watching a beautiful show of a Royal Arabian wedding. The plot thickens with genies and sorcerers involved. Will the two powerful kingdoms be joined?
Capone’s Dinner and Show
Great food is offered here in a buffet along with watching the Al Capone show, the gangster known for loving luxuries. This show thrives on audience participation. Who knows what awaits one here.
If you can find your way to Old Town and the nearby surrounding area, (located right here in Kissimmee, Florida), a world of fun awaits you that includes all of the below, ranging from magicians to reverse bungees to escape rooms.
Fun and Entertainment
Mortem Manor Haunted Attraction
This two-story, cutting-edge haunted house, complete with spooky animatronics and live actors, is sure to get a scare out of you. Open year-round in Old Town, the inside shenanigans promise to be even more frightening and suspenseful than the outside appearance of the haunted house.
Campers will enjoy the chance to take a hot air balloon ride over the area at sunrise and enjoy the champagne drink at the end of the thrilling ride.
Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park
Open seven days a week, this park has color-coded obstacle courses ranging from 10 feet to 60 feet, from kids to junior to adult courses. Included are giant zip lines and up to 97 challenges. This awesome experience should be given about three hours to enjoy. Visitors who would like to watch walk the path and also eat or drink at the snack bar.
This attraction lets you interact with dolphins and feed exotic birds along with walking on the fascinating Reef floor. Refreshments are also available for when the little ones get hungry.
ZE Segway Tours
Visitors say this is one of the best ways to get to know the attractions in the area. A guide trains you on how to use the Segway and off you go to tour the area. Lots of people prefer this ‘quiet’ entertainment compared to Disney’s excitement.
Dare to Escape
Enjoy this escape challenge with a choice of three different rooms/themes. Lots of people choose to solve all three rooms available as they are addictive. Asylum is named as the scariest challenge to take on.
Black Market Minerals
This is the shop to go to for unusual things with reasonable prices. Kids love the activities which allow them to ‘find’ fossils in the sand. Salt crystals and gemstones can be found at this store also.
Tiki Jim’s Old Town
Tiki Jim’s Old Town is just the shop to hit before heading to the beach. It offers the usual t-shirts, sunblock, and beach souvenirs also to take back home with you for loved ones.
The Great Magic Hall
This magician’s show is loved by young and old alike because of the great tricks and the sense of humor of the magician. It’s a one-hour show, which seems to pass much more quickly because of the fun.
Fun Spot America
This is a great place for amusement rides. Don’t miss the go-carts or the reverse bungee. Certain nights are a 60s night with all of the good, old music.
Old Town Sling Shot & Vomatron
Being slingshot 400 feet into the air at 125mph is great fun for those not afraid of heights. The night-time view would be awesome.
Don’t miss the delicious factory tour, especially if you have young children. There are some great samples at the end.
Old Town Portrait Gallery
This is a great place to have your picture taken with any number of props. Be sure to ask for the color photos and the disc.
Happy Days Family Fun Center
This is the place to go if you remember skee-ball along with all the other games and want your little ones to enjoy the arcade also. Prizes are still offered for tickets, of course.
Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf
This is a fun mini-golf game with a pirate theme. Kids, in particular, seem to love coming back again and again.
Wizardz Magic Theater
This is a special magic show that will not disappoint, especially for the young kids. A lot of the audience ends up participating in the acts which only increases the fun.
After all the excitement and walking, you might feel the need for a break. Zen Spa is the place to go for foot massages and other luxuries.
Other Activities in Nearby Orlando
Extreme Jet Ski of Orlando
For fast fun on the lake, visit this place. A test is first given for safety, and all can then enjoy the fun all the more with jet skis with less chance of a mishap.
Forever Florida Ziplines & Adventures in the Wild
Known for their zip lines and other outdoor activities, this locale is just a few miles from the Sherwood Forest RV Resort.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort
Visit this theme park which also has it’s own water park in nearby Orlando. Other activities include kids making their own LEGO boats or riding the 375-foot water slide known as the Twin Chasers.
MindQuest Escape Games and Escape Games Orlando
Here are two more places to find mysteries and puzzles to solve to escape the room.
The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show
If you have a sense of humor, even when you’re hungry, you might be interested in this comedy routine while eating dinner.
Mama’s Comedy Show
For lots of laughs, see this funny show in nearby Orlando. Always check to see if reservations are needed at any program.
7D Dark Ride Adventure
A first-person shooting game may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but a lot of people have enjoyed this popular game.
Other Helpful Information
Be sure to plan ahead as much as possible to see if reservations are needed where you’re going.
Orlando is an area that wants to include everyone in on the fun. At Disney, all of the shows are wheelchair accessible. The four hundred foot tall Ferris wheel, known as the Eye, is wheelchair accessible up to 36”.
The Central Florida Zoo is handicapped accessible, including the aerial fun and Tropical Splash Ground. Lake Eola Park has swan-shaped paddleboats, one of which is wheelchair accessible.
The Orlando Museum of Art is also handicapped accessible as is the Crayola Experience located inside the Florida Mall.
The Escape Game has two rooms that are wheelchair accessible. Let’s not forget the fishing piers too.
Orlando Studios has a 52 page Rider’s Guide for Rider Safety and Guests with Disabilities booklet available.
Beaches, roller coasters, and water parks are only a little of what’s around in the Sherwood Forest RV Resort area. Few areas in the country have such a wide range of activities to pick from. Trying to choose from these activities and fit them all into your vacation may be a challenge as tough as an escape room, but you’ll probably have fun trying.