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Christmas stockings on the fireplace
11 December 2019
What do you get for the person who values experiences over the material things?
Top of christmas tree sunrise
26 November 2019
Give plastic the cold shoulder this year with our top tips for making your Christmas tree even greener!
Tiffany Francis-Baker stood next to stream in the forest
08 November 2019
Find out about our writer in the forest residency from Tiffany Francis-Baker
Zakiya Mckenzie crouched on forest floor
08 November 2019
Find out about our writer in the forest residency from Zakiya Mckenzie
Forest cabin in snow
21 October 2019
Make some lasting memories together during a relaxing cabin stay in the forest, with this chance to win a £500 Forest Holidays voucher. Your voucher can be spent on a cosy Forest Holidays cabin break, where you'll be greeted by a beautiful woodland cabin in the heart of the forest. For your chance to win, complete the form to tell us what your favourite thing is about real christmas trees. Also, use offer FCXMAS to save 10% on breaks booked 1/11/19 until 24/12/2019 and for stays 1/11/19 until 14/2/2020.
Woman running towards sunset in the forest, autumnal forest
09 October 2019
"I’d often find ways to escape the city and head into the forest near where I grew up. It was a place where I could switch off from everything and just slow down. I loved it, and felt safe there." ~ Hope Virgo, Mental Health Campaigner
Forest Art Works - National Art Pass Giveaway
07 October 2019
Enter for your chance to win a National Art Pass and membership to your favourite forest!
Community Westonbirt
02 October 2019
Westonbirt Arboretum’s community progamme helps people with mental health conditions, addictions, behavioural difficulties, autism and dementia through the power of trees.

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Young girl in shaun ears reaches into pack

Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trails

An alien space ship has crashed in to Mossingham Forest and Shaun is on a mission to help the inhabitant – a lovable alien called Lu-La. Lu-La needs your help to charge her communicator so she can call home for rescue. Hurry, she's being chased by the sinister Agent Red and her hapless helpers the Hazmats!