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News releases - 2018



Local School Children visit Bedgebury to help save Endangered Trees

Children from four local primary schools (Goudhurst, Lamberhurst, Sandhurst and Downe) will visit the Forestry Commission’s Bedgebury National Pinetum, near Goudhurst, Kent on 18 and 19April 2018.


"It's better in the forest" – sport study reveals remarkable success

A three-year pilot programme by Forestry Commission England and Sport England saw an increase of 246% in sporting visits to five sites in the nation’s forests.


Easter holidays’ Spring Secrets at Westonbirt Arboretum

Spring may be slow in coming this year but at the Forestry Commission’s Westonbirt Arboretum we’re going to be exploring its secrets throughout the Easter holidays with special family events, trails and activities - something to do every day!


Forestry Commission present prospect, refuge, hazard by Helen Sear

Forestry Commission England is delighted to invite you to view the newly commissioned work by artist Helen Sear, the first female artist to represent Wales in Venice in a solo capacity in 2015, at Dalby forest from 5 May – 10 June 2018.


A weekend of FREE treats for Mothers at Westonbirt Arboretum

If you’re looking for somewhere special to take your Mum for Mothering Sunday weekend, then look no further - the Forestry Commission are celebrating and thanking all Mums this Mothering Sunday with FREE entry to Westonbirt, The National Arboretum.


Are you ready for a Snark hunt?

Help Forestry Commission England to find the Snark this spring in a new and exciting forest adventure experience.


Exhibition for proposed new recreation facilities at Mortimer Forest

Proposals to bring exciting, new opportunities for day visitors and those who wish to stay overnight in a part of Mortimer Forest are being introduced by the Forestry Commission at a series of public exhibitions.


UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey announce Sherwood Pines gig

UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey announce a Midlands forest date this summer. The band is the third and final headline act appearing at Sherwood Pines Forest Park as part Forest Live, the annual concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.


Paloma Faith announces Forest Live dates as part of The Architect Summer Tour

With her acclaimed Number 1 album ‘The Architect’ riding high in the charts and a BRIT nomination for Best British Female, Paloma Faith announces ‘The Architect Summer Tour’ which includes dates as part of Forest Live, the concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.


George Ezra announces additional Forest Live date

Due to phenomenal demand for tickets, George Ezra has added an extra date as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission, playing Dalby Forest in June.


Unleash Your Creativitree at Westonbirt Arboretum

For generations, the trees of Westonbirt Arboretum have been a source of inspiration for artists, poets, architects, photographers, performers and many creative visionaries.