What to bring with you
Updated 7th August 2018
Appropriate clothing for children and adults on a visit to the forest
- Long trousers (for warmth in winter and for protection from brambles and nettles in summer).
- Closed shoes or boots (not sandals – they don’t protect your feet).
- Wellies are good for wet weather, but remember that small feet get very cold in wellies, so recommend that everyone wears extra socks.
- A warm jumper (it can be cool under the trees even on a sunny day).
- A waterproof coat with a hood.
- Hat, gloves and a scarf for the winter months.
Other things to consider
- Sun cream and insect repellent in the summer.
- Spare hats (woolly hats or sun hats depending on the time of year).
- First aid kit.
- Equipment needed for the activities.
- Collecting bags.
- Packed lunches and drinks (including flasks of hot drinks).
- Rubbish bag.
- Gardening gloves, if you are planning on picking up anything prickly.
- Wet wipes, hand sanitiser.
- Clean water for cuts and scrapes.
- Emergency contact details for all members of the group (in case you are going to be late back).