Our forests and woodlands are open all year round. Come rain or shine you can have a great day out with the family.
Our larger forests have natural play, wild play, safe off-road family cycling and lots of space to create dens, not to mention homemade cakes for after the adventure. Check out our fun Easter activity sheets below.
From swings and slides to hopping stones and hidey holes, the kids will have great fun exploring the wood and climbing around our adventure play areas.
Safe off-road cycling
Many of our sites have cycling trails designed for families, so the kids can have fun exploring the forest from their saddle. Check out our top ten family cycling trails.
Trails for the whole family
Bored of the buggy? Unleash the little ones on one of our easy access trails, specifically surfaced to help them tackle the forest. Click for a list of our easy access trails.
A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for explorers from 6 years (over 1m) to 106 years! Find courses at Moors Valley and Thetford Forest.
More free activities for you to try
Free Spring activities!
Spring is about new life, and many of our woodland creatures lay their eggs around this time. Download our free spring activity sheets to find out more.
Go on a bug hunt
Pick up logs, look under leaves and peer into ponds. How many creepy crawlies can you spot? Use a magnifiying glass to help identity them. Do they crawl or fly? How many legs or eyes do they have?
Make a mud pie or forest potion
Crush up some leaves, add in a pine cone or two, stir in some mud, say the magic words and hey presto! Your forest potion is complete. Beware: addition of coloured leaves can brew extra powerful potions.
Build a forest den
Gather up twigs, sticks, moss, leaves and cones to make a shelter or home for your favourite woodland animal. What animal did you choose? Is your shelter watertight and predator safe?
With fun forest facts and free activities, the whole family will have fun learning about our family of trees with Woody and Silvia, our Forestry Commission rangers.
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