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The Forestry Commission is committed to providing education opportunities within the forest environment.

Our vision is: to enable everyone, everywhere, to connect with the nation’s trees and forests so that they understand their importance and the role of the Forestry Commission in their management, and act positively to safeguard forests for the future.


LOtC-site-logo.jpgOur Broadfields/Thames Chase Forest Centre site has been awarded a CLOtC Site Provider Award. The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) is the national voice for learning outside the classroom. This award recognises organisations which actively welcome schools onto their site/s for self-led visits and ensure that the sites and any other services provided meet the needs of schools. For more information, please visit

Ranger in a Bag

A fantastic new resource for schools and groups to hire in Forestry Commission woodlands!

Try our Ranger in a Bag free for your first session - normal hire is £35 per bag, working out to just £1 per child. The bags contain all the resources needed to lead exciting learning activities in the woods, including activity plans and equipment for a group of up to 35 children (aimed at 4 - 11 year olds).

Choose from:

Amazing Animals - animal evidence and a minibeast hunt to inspire the detectives and naturalists within your group.

Fantastic Forests - get to know the trees, identify them and understand their importance. 

Find your nearest Forestry Commission woodland at For more information about bag hire, please contact: or 01708 642964.

Last updated: 10th August 2016

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