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Schools and groups

If you are a teacher or a group leader, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to plan activities and lessons in your local woods. Here you can find lesson plans, curriculum links and free, downloadable resources for children from pre-school age to Key Stage 4.

Planning your visit

Activity ideas and resources for before, during and after your visit, including health and safety advice, sample risk assessments and a forest cycle slide show.

Lesson plans

Curriculum linked lesson plans for a range of topics.

Ranger in a Bag

Our brilliant resource backpacks provide all you need to run your own successful educational visit in the forest. Available to hire in forests across the country. 

CLOtC award-winning sites

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

Children’s University

Discover the forest with a range of activities for participants in the Children's University scheme.

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We produce a termly e-newsletter with information about forest learning opportunities and resources.

Last updated: 19th October 2016

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