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Planning Your Learning Visit

To help your visit to the forest go smoothly and to help you with your planning stage, example risk assessments, site safety information and suggested learning objectives are available.

Whenever possible on all booked visits a ranger will meet and welcome your group. This is a chance to meet a new face and someone who works for the Forestry Commission.

For both led and self-led options a pre-visit is always recommended to ensure you know where you can go, what you will be doing and what resources are available.

On the day you can park in the designated coach parking bay large enough for up to three coaches. When you book a visit with our Learning Team you will receive a complimenatry coach parking permit for the day.

A short walk from the car park you will find the toilets, cafe, play areas and the start of the walking trails. We have plenty of picnic benches in the forest but if you want and indoor space the why not hire the use of our Forest Classroom?

We hope your visit to Sherwood Pines is safe and enjoyable. Have a look at our Health and Safety Guidance for some tips and advice.

To really get the most out of your trip why not book onto one of our 'Making the Most of Outdoor Learning' training days?

 Kids starjumping on Sherwood Heath

Our current charges

Ranger in a Bag

£35 for one activity bag; £50 for two activity bags

Forest Event Room Hire

£80 for full day hire for schools or other not for profit groups

£140 for event providers and all other corporate groups

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

Last updated: 31st July 2017


Sherwood Learning Rangers

0300 067 5467

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