Enchanted Christmas

Experience the magic of Christmas in the Forest

We can’t promise a white Christmas but we can help you make it green.

Escape from the shops, gather up your friends and family, wrap up warm and feel the crisp fresh air in your local forest this winter.

Nothing beats the experience and smell of a Real tree. Take the family and choose one at our sales centres across the country or have one delivered free from our web shop.

Experience one of our magical events such as the brilliant Stick Man trails, or buy concert tickets or membership as presents. You can also escape the masses and settle down in one of our cosy cafes and treat yourself to a steaming hot chocolate or a bowl of hearty home-made soup and a well-earned mince pie.

Mother and daughter walking through a snow-covered wood.

Buy real

All over the country Forestry Commission sales centres offer a range of UK grown Christmas trees for sale. We only sell trees that are grown in the UK in a well managed way. More trees are planted every year than are harvested.

Real trees use about ten times fewer materials and five times less energy than artificial trees - and they smell divine!

You can be sure that our knowledgeable and friendly staff will help you choose the shape, size and colour that suits you best, and wrap it up ready for you to take home.

When Christmas is over, your tree can be chipped and turned into compost. Some of the larger centres Forestry Commission sales centres can recycle your tree; just ask when you buy. Or your local council might offer to collect your tree.

Festive events

There are lots of exciting Christmas events taking place at Forestry Commission woodlands. From Santa’s grotto to festive fairs and magical illuminated forests. This winter we've also teamed up with the Stick Man, to bring a series of trails to thirteen forests across England, packed with activities to encourage children to learn through play in the forest.

Gift ideas

Are you looking for a more unusual Christmas present this year? Give the gift of the Forest with a Discovery Pass membership and they can enjoy the forest throughout the year for free.

Or how about tickets to our Concerts? Great music in a stunning forest, a present everyone will love.

Feeling adventurous? Give your friends Go Ape vouchers for an experience never to be forgotten.

Looking for unusual Christmas cards to send loved ones this year? How about sending cards that bloom into wildflowers? Check out these extra special cards, tree decorations and more on our webshop.

Find your nearest Christmas tree sales centre

Click on the map below to find your nearest Christmas tree sales centre.


Real Tree sales centres

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Looking for a more unusual Christmas Gift? Check out our web shop for Hampers inspired by the Forest, Bird Boxes or Bug Mansions.

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