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Christmas in the forest

From Santa approved Christmas trees and exciting woodland walks, to festive workshops and visits to Santa’s grotto – our magical woodland settings are the perfect place to explore this Christmas.
Olly Murs walking through a desert

Olly Murs - Forest Live 2017

Olly Murs will be playing Westonbirt Arboretum and Thetford Forest as part of Forest Live 2017. 2016 has been another incredible year for Olly Murs which has seen him celebrate his fourth successive No.1 Album ’24 Hrs’, becoming the most successful solo artist ever to come from the X Factor.
Rick Astley

Rick Astley for Forest Live 2017

Rick and his band have a fantastic live show which will have everyone (including the trees!) up and dancing to all the classic hits as well as acclaimed new material from the number one album ‘50’.
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Run Forest Run

Escape the streets with our new Running routes. Download 5 & 10 km route maps to experience Wild Running in the forest, or build your distance gradually with our 3, 2, 1 km Run Forest Run way-marked, beginner trails.

Get rewarded for exercising with Bounts

Sometimes you need that extra motivation to pull on your trainers and get some exercise in the forest.
Learning passport

Early Years Teacher’s Pack

Download our Early Years Teacher's Pack, a curriculum-linked resource of fun activities and ideas to aid outdoor learning in the forest.
Art in the forest

Forest art works

Find out about art trails, exhibitions, events and sculptures in our forests. International showcase of environmental photography returns and artists announced for Jerwood Open Forest.
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Dog Walking

Walking your dog is a great way to exercise and enjoy the great outdoors. With miles of paths to explore in our forests, there’s no need to leave your four-legged friend behind next time you’re planning a day out.

Discovery Pass

Discover the freedom of
the forest…
every day of the year…

Get free parking, discounts on events and much more with a Discovery Pass

Learning in the forest

Learning in your forest

Throughout England, the Forestry Commission offers a wide range of exciting learning activities. Led by experienced staff, the visits are designed to encourage exploration of woods and the life within them through safe, hands on activities.

Volunteer for your forests and woods

Volunteers wanted

From mountain bike trail building to planting trees we have exciting volunteering opportunities across England.


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Stay in the Forest

Stay in luxury cabins deep in the woods with Forest Holidays or try Camping in the Forest.

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.