The new visitor welcome point at Delamere Forest

Exciting opportunities in the nation's forests

Businesses thrive in the nation's forests

Forestry England have a diverse range of recreation businesses operating in the nation's forests.  From cafes to ice cream and burger mobile catering, gift shops to bike hire and Segways.  Team building activities, external training courses and paintballing to seasonal business such as Christmas tree sales. The variety and quality of the businesses we work with help to make the nation's forests special places to visit.

Explore current opportunities below or get in touch to propose something new.


Beechenhurst Climbing Tower

Forestry England are looking for a new operator to manage the climbing tower at Beechenhurst, Forest of Dean and are looking for an experienced operator to develop a long term partnership with us.

We are currently running a tender and invite any interested businesses to submit an application. The notice will close on 3rd January.

We are planning for this to be an 8 year contract, from April 2023.

Find out more about the Beechenhurst opportunity

Forest of Dean Cycle Centre

We are currently looking for businesses that would be interested in running the café, bike retail shop, bike repair workshop and uplift service at the cycle centre. This tender is being run as two separate lots:

  • Lot 1: Café, shop and workshop
  • Lot 2: Uplift

We invite any interested businesses to submit an application for either, or both lots before they close on 4th January.

We are planning for these to start as 7.5 year contracts, from the Summer of 2023.

Find out more about the Forest of Dean Cycle Centre opportunity

Expressions of interest for ticket agents

Primary ticket agents for our Forest Live music programme.
Interested parties will be considered on a number of factors, including:

  • Database size
  • Sales experience relevant to our product (genre)
  • Geographical area served
  • Credit history
  • Ability to send e-tickets and to replicate Forestry England ticket design
  • Stance on the secondary sales market

Decisions will be made depending on opportunities available, which may be limited by existing ticket agents. Please note there is a maximum number of agents we are able to work with at any one time so opportunities may not always be available. 

Visit our Forest Live music programme for further information.
Expressions of interest in this work can be made at any time by contacting

Expressions of interest are invited for commercial marketing partnerships

We are continually looking for commercial marketing partnerships and sponsorship that meet our marketing objectives.

We have a range of events that can be sponsored and we are happy to talk to companies and organisations about innovative ways to explain who we are and what we do and promote our sites to their customers.

Our objectives are:

  • Inform people about our work
  • Raise awareness of our sites, events, activities and membership
  • Raise awareness of the importance of trees, woods and forests

We have recently worked with companies to promote our forest and activities via their websites and apps. We would be interested in hearing about other similar opportunities.

Expressions of interest in this work can be made at any time by contacting 

We always encourage innovative ideas and proposals so if you have a business that will thrive in the nation's forests please email us at :

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25 November 2021
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23 March 2020
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