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 adventure play areas, natural play, safe off-road family cycling and lots of space to create dens, not to mention homemade cakes for after the adventure.
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.
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.
Venture into the deep dark wood on one of our Gruffalo's Child activity trails! Explore the forest and try some Gruffalo themed activities. An activity packs is available for £2.
Canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for explorers over 1 metre! Find courses at Alice Holt, Cannock, Bedgebury, Moors Valley, Thetford and Delamere.
More free activities for you to try
Don’t be put off by cold weather! Visit your local forest this winter and discover more by completing our forest challenges. Print out our winter spotters guide or ten challenges for winter and tick off the challenges as you do them – you could even have a competition with your friends and family to see who can do them all first.
There are so many fun things to do with sticks. Take a look at our Pinterest board for lots of great sticky craft ideas! From making stick stars and lollypop monsters to twiggy photo frames and magic fairy wands!
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.
Read reviews about our forests from the families who visit.
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