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Learning in your forest

The Forestry Commission looks after more than 1500 woods and forests across England that provide amazing learning opportunities. 

All our forests are different but many are open and accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and all can provide classrooms without walls for schools and learners of all ages.

Tell us your thoughts - win £25 M&S vouchers

We want more children (and teachers) to benefit from a visit to the forest and to be inspired to make connections with trees and woodlands. Tell us your thoughts to help us shape the future of learning, and for a chance to win a £25 M&S voucher. There will be one winner chosen from every 25 completed questionnaires, so be sure to sign up to our emails on the final page to enter!

Planning your visit

Everything you need to know to help you plan your perfect visit. Discover our top 10 tips for teaching outdoors, some introductory activities, health and safety information and a map to help you find forest learning opportunities near you.

Early years groups

Teachers pack, lesson plans and supporting materials - perfect for your early years group.

Primary groups

Curriculum-linked lesson plans and supporting materials, and information about our Children’s University activities.

Secondary groups and students

Information about our apprenticeships, volunteering opportunities, graduate training and careers, and resources to help you with your studies.

Find your local forest for learning

The Forestry Commission has woods and forests across England. Contact your local learning team to find out more about learning opportunities in your area. 

Are you a learning provider?

If you are a learning provider and are interested in developing your business in one of our forests, please email us.

Last updated: 31st July 2017

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