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.
Stick Man trails
Join Stick Man on his forest adventure! Pick up an activity pack from the forest, follow the trail and complete fun activities along the way. Find your nearest trail.
Canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for junior explorers! Find courses at Alice Holt, Cannock, Bedgebury, Moors Valley, Thetford, Delamere, Forest of Dean and Wyre Forest.
Come and visit one of our 15 giant wooden Gruffalo sculptures, hidden in select forests across England. Each Gruffalo has been carved in a different pose! Can you visit them all?
More free activities for you to try
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!
Use our activity sheet to create a superhero to join The League of Super Sticks. You’ll find capes, masks, boots and more! Or get creative and use your own materials.
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?
Have a go at one of our seasonal Gruffalo-themed activities, from searching for leaves with mouse to winter ice-art with snake.
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.
Gruffalo image © 2004 & TM Julia Donaldson/Axel Scheffler. Licensed by Magic Light Pictures Ltd.