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Ranger in a Bag

These resource bags provide all you need to successfully run your own educational visit in the forest.

Each activity bag contains equipment, games and resources for a class of up to 35 children and are most suitable for children aged 4 - 11 years old.

Each bag includes enough activities for a half day session so why not hire two bags of your choice to make your own full day programme.

Choose from the following activities.

Fantastic Forests   Children on an education visit to Westonbirt. Hugging an oak tree

Get to know the trees intimately, by exploring them whilst blindfolded, then look more closely at their structure to identify them and understand their importance.


World War One Trench Experience Sherwood WWI Trench Project


A chance to study some of our local history. Find out about the significant role that the Sherwood Pines site played in WWI, explore our reconstructed trenches and discover what life in the trenches would have been like.    

Art workshop. Mud Green Man sculpture on trees and wallsWoodland Art

Get creative and explore the forest through a variety of activities. Search for colour, shape clay sculptures and create your own forest art gallery.


Children's fun day out in the forestSensory Explorers 

A fun packed activity walk to stimulate children's senses. See, hear, touch, smell, discover and learn.


Bug huntingMinibeasts

A fascinating way to study the forest as a habitat. Use pots, magnifying lenses and identification charts to get a close up look at the creatures living beneath our feet.


Children at a pond dipping eventPond Dipping

Delve into the depths of our fantastic wildlife pond. Use nets and simple identification keys to find out about life in this watery world.


Children playingAnimal Detectives

Children will turn detective as they hunt for signs of animal life in the forest. Test their knowledge in our quiz made from clues found in our woods and spot the squirrel picnic tables.

School visit to Alice Holt - OrienteeringOrienteering

A chance for children to learn map reading skills then test them in a safe forest environment on our specially developed course.


Children playing at a den building eventShelter Building 

A great team activity. Children work together to construct sturdy shelters from forest materials. Test the structures using the ‘rain test’ and extend your activity using tarps and ropes.

Children playing in autumn leavesSeasonal Activities 

From autumn eye openers looking at colours and leaves to winter survival with dopey dormouse. These activities are fun, relevant and as adaptable as the seasons!



£35 for one activity bag

£50 for two activity bags

For further information or to book your visit please contact the Learning Rangers on 0300 067 5467 or email


Last updated: 31st July 2017

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