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School and group visits

Children at a ranger led event organised as part of National Insect Week.   Photographer Ian JacksonWe get many enquiries from schools and groups who want to visit us and learn about all aspects of the forest and our work.

If you would like to come and lead your own visit, see our information about applying for permission.

If you would like a ranger to lead your school or group on a visit then you will find availability varies according to your area.

Cornwall, Devon, and West Somerset

Education services in this area are on an ad-hoc basis. For information e-mail .


For more information contact the district office on 02380 283929 or e-mail

Forest of Dean

Dedicated education rangers provide exciting and interesting experiences for schools and other groups, giving young people the chance to develop new skills, and inspiring them to respect the environment and to appreciate the natural world.

More information on education services in the Forest of Dean.

The rest of Gloucestershire & North Somerset

For more information contact the district office on 01594 833057 or e-mail

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Gloucestershire

More information on education services at Westonbirt.















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