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Planning your visit

Find your local forest for learning

All our forests are slighlty different. Some offer our Ranger In A Bag activity packs, some have approved, on-site learning learning providers, some have great options for self-led visits. Use our map to find a forest near you and contact the team to make a booking or find out more.

CLOtC award-winning sites

Find out about Forestry Commission woods that have won awards for self-led learning opportunities. 

Top 10 tips for teaching outdoors

Getting your class outdoors can be a fantastic experience for both teacher and students. Check out our top ten tips for teaching outdoors to ensure that everything goes smoothly!

About our forests

Find out about tress, forests and the Forestry Commission with these free resources - perfect for introductory activities before you visit.

Health and safety information for schools and groups   

• A guide to the group leader’s responsibilities when visiting a forest
• A sample risk assessment

After your visit

Find out how much your group learns during their forest visit – try our quiz before and after.

Last updated: 22nd February 2017

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