The following activities are free to download and can be printed out before you visit our forests.
The forest cycle: photo show
For a great introduction to the forest and how it is cared for by the Forestry Commission, watch this informative, child-friendly photo show with accompanying notes.
Free lesson plans for schools and groups
Find out about our free lesson plans to download for schools and groups
Seasonal activities – Autumn
Enjoy cold sunny days, collect beautiful coloured leaves to create woodland art and discover what animals and birds are doing to prepare for the coming winter.
Download our autumn activities to help you learn all about the forest this autumn:• Tick lists of things to look out for
This autumn, celebrate FSC Friday with the Forestry Commission. FSC Friday is always the last weekend in September, but the activities can be done any time during the autumn.
Before, during or after your visit, you can make and enjoy the snapdragon – how many answers can you and your friends come up with to each of the questions?
Health and safety information for schools and groups
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