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After dark forest adventures

What will you discover after dark this Earth Hour, 24 March 8.30pm to 9.30pm? Wrap up warm, grab your torch and head along to one of our forests for an after school adventure!

Twilight activity sheets

Twilight Activities at Home What will you discover in the forest after dark? An owl, rabbit or maybe a hedgehog? Have fun learning about the animals that appear at night with Twilight activities at home. Use clues to identify some common nocturnal animals.

Twilight activity sheet for the forestFind out how to spot night-time animals with Twilight adventures in the forest. Use sight, sound, and simple tracking techniques. Tick off each animal as you find them! Remember to check local forest opening hours before you visit.

Star gazing in the forest

Image of the MilkywaySee the stars in their full glory at one of our woods or forests! With greatly reduced light pollution around our sites, you'll get an excellent view of the night sky. Take a peek at our star gazing top tips and find out more about top star gazing forests.

Earth Hour and WWF

Earth Hour is the world’s largest celebration of our brilliant planet Earth - a time for millions around the world to come together simply because they care about our future. The celebrations have grown each year, spreading round the world, with a record 178 countries taking part last year. Iconic landmarks across the UK switched out their lights, from Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, to Brighton Pier and Old Trafford, joining the millions of lights out parties up and down the UK, all showing they care about the future of our planet. And this year is set to be the biggest yet as it’s the 10 year anniversary of Earth Hour.

Last updated: 23rd March 2018

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