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The Gruffalo!

Gruffalo Spotters

Follow clues and search for signs of the Gruffalo on our new interactive trail. Download The Gruffalo Spotter app before you visit.
The Milky Way appearing above tree tops.

Stargazing

Experience stars in the night sky like never before when visiting the forest after dark this winter. Find your nearest 'Why stars matter' self-led trail and our online resources to explore the night sky.
Embrace the elements!

Get forest fit

Ditch the stuffy gym and get active in the the great outdoors this year. Go solo, or get the whole family together and take to the woods to shake off the Christmas slump.
Tom Jones on stage

Tom Jones - Forest Live 2017

Tom Jones has announced dates as part of Forest Live.
Clean Bandit

Clean Bandit - Forest Live 2017

Clean Bandit have announced a special woodland gig as part of Forest Live.
Craig David promotional image

Craig David - Forest Live 2017

British R&B singer, songwriter and record producer Craig David will perform with his band for Forest Live at Westonbirt Arboretum on Sun 18th June.
Artwork from Elbow - Little Fictions

Elbow - Forest Live 2017

Elbow will be playing at all of our venues as part of Forest Live 2017. Renowned for the intimacy of their live shows, stand-out gigs include Glastonbury Festival’s sunset slot with a trio of sets on the Pyramid Stage, taking part in the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games performing their classic track ‘One Day Like This’ and recreating their Mercury Prize winning album, ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’, with the BBC Concert Orchestra from the world famous Abbey Road Studio One.
Olly Murs walking through a desert

Olly Murs - Forest Live 2017

Olly Murs will be playing Westonbirt Arboretum and Thetford Forest as part of Forest Live 2017. 2016 has been another incredible year for Olly Murs which has seen him celebrate his fourth successive No.1 Album ’24 Hrs’, becoming the most successful solo artist ever to come from the X Factor.
Rick Astley

Rick Astley for Forest Live 2017

Rick and his band have a fantastic live show which will have everyone (including the trees!) up and dancing to all the classic hits as well as acclaimed new material from the number one album ‘50’.
Learning passport

Early Years Teacher’s Pack

Download our Early Years Teacher's Pack, a curriculum-linked resource of fun activities and ideas to aid outdoor learning in the forest.
Dog and owner walking through woods.

Dog Walking

Walking your dog is a great way to exercise and enjoy the great outdoors. With miles of paths to explore in our forests, there’s no need to leave your four-legged friend behind next time you’re planning a day out.
Woman running along a woodland trail.

Run Forest Run

Escape the streets with our new Running routes. Download 5 & 10 km route maps to experience Wild Running in the forest, or build your distance gradually with our 3, 2, 1 km Run Forest Run way-marked, beginner trails.
Art in the forest

Forest art works

Find out about art trails, exhibitions, events and sculptures in our forests. International showcase of environmental photography returns and artists announced for Jerwood Open Forest.
Bounts

Get rewarded for exercising with Bounts

Sometimes you need that extra motivation to pull on your trainers and get some exercise in the forest.

Discovery Pass

Discover the freedom of
the forest…
every day of the year…

Get free parking, discounts on events and much more with a Discovery Pass

Learning in the forest

Learning in your forest

Throughout England, the Forestry Commission offers a wide range of exciting learning activities. Led by experienced staff, the visits are designed to encourage exploration of woods and the life within them through safe, hands on activities.

Volunteer for your forests and woods

Volunteers wanted

From mountain bike trail building to planting trees we have exciting volunteering opportunities across England.

ForestXplorer

The ultimate free guide to our forests

Stay in the Forest

Stay in luxury cabins deep in the woods with Forest Holidays or try Camping in the Forest.

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