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Children's University with the Forestry Commission

The Children’s University is an International critically-acclaimed charity which encourages all children aged 5 to 14 years to try new experiences, develop new interests and acquire new skills through participation in innovative and creative learning activities outside of the school day.

We have teamed up with Children's University to provide a range of fun activities to do in our forests.

Searching for mini beasts in a logDiscover your forest 

A fun activity to help you find out more about Forestry Commission woodlands


Stick Man - Reproduced with the permission of Alison Green Books. An imprint of Scholastic Ltd. All rights reservedStick Man Trail

Stick Man has arrived at Children’s University!






Bedgebury Gruffalo 2014Gruffalo Orienteering 

Earn a one hour stamp on one of our Gruffalo Orienteering courses.


More Children's University activities in the forest

Being safe in the forest

We want you to have a great time when you visit the forest, so we suggest you think about the following suggestions:

  • wear sensible clothes and shoes (warm, waterproof clothes mean you can stay out for longer; wellies mean you can splash in the mud)
  • look where you’re walking (there are lots of things to trip over on the forest floor)
  • watch out for other forest users (there may be cars or machines working in the forest, there may be dogs or horses using the same paths as you)
  • feel free to pick stuff up and get as dirty as you like, but don’t forget to wash your hands before you eat your lunch
  • keep an eye on the other people in your group (you don’t want your grown-ups to wander off and get lost)
Last updated: 18th January 2017