Forestry Commission logo

Planning your visit

BME woodland activities. Springburn Park. Glasgow

Find your local forest for learning

All our forests are slighlty different. Some offer our Ranger In A Bag activity packs, some have approved, on-site learning learning providers, some have great options for self-led visits. Use our map to find a forest near you and contact the team to make a booking or find out more.

CLOtC award-winning sites

Find out about Forestry Commission woods that have won awards for self-led learning opportunities. 

Top 10 tips for teaching outdoors

Getting your class outdoors can be a fantastic experience for both teacher and students. Check out our top ten tips for teaching outdoors to ensure that everything goes smoothly!

About our forests

Find out about tress, forests and the Forestry Commission with these free resources - perfect for introductory activities before you visit.

Health and safety information for schools and groups   

• A guide to the group leader’s responsibilities when visiting a forest
• A sample risk assessment

Keeping our woodlands healthy

Tree health can have a dramatic impact on our cherished landscapes. Tree diseases can live in the mud, leaves and water we find on our boots.

We can all help limit the spread of tree diseases from site to site by taking some simple steps:

  • Arrive at forests, parks and gardens with clean bikes, boots and buggies.
  • At the end of a visit, stamp and poke the mud and leaves from your bikes, boots and buggies before you leave the site.
  • Rinse and clean pond dipping equipment between different locations, making sure that you don’t transfer pond or river water from site to site.

By following these simple guidelines, we can help keep our forests vibrant and healthy for generations to come.

For more information, visit www.forestry.gov.uk/england-biosecurity.

After your visit

Find out how much your group learns during their forest visit – try our quiz before and after.

Last updated: 15th March 2017

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