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Blog
06 April 2020
To keep the kids busy, here are our top 7 activities you can do at home over the Easter weekend. Although Easter is usually a great time to get together with loved ones to enjoy the joys of spring, this year we need to stay home and stay safe. But don’t worry, we’re here to bring the trees to you! 
Flowers at Castle Neroche
Blog
26 March 2020
Get lost in the magic of nature without even leaving the living room! Check out our favourite nature-focused podcasts, perfect for helping you connect with the outdoors whilst staying indoors.
Muddy Hands Children
Blog
19 March 2020
With schools and offices shutting, check out our list of family-friendly indoor activities to keep the family happy!
two people planting saplings
Blog
16 March 2020
Learn what it takes to respond to the climate and ecological crises that have exposed the need to reforest our landscapes on a dramatic scale. 
Wild garlic in spring
Blog
03 March 2020
Spring is sprung at last, and that seemingly endless winter is finally over. As we emerge into longer, brighter days our forests come to life, providing a feast for your senses. The sights, sounds and smells of spring are signs of new life – but what in particular should you keep a special eye out for in the forest?
Beaver in pond surrounded by trees
Blog
25 February 2020
How we help to return missing species to our landscapes through exciting wildlife reintroductions in the nation’s forests.
Runner on forest trail
Blog
17 January 2020
Are you bored of staring at the gym wall? Swap the treadmill for the trail this year, and try out these 13 forest running routes.
Pine marten standing on tree stump looking left
Blog
08 January 2020
Once common in English woodlands, the pine marten became virtually extinct. But things are now looking up for these charming mammals.

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