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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.
  • Camera.
  • 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).