School visits to Cannock Chase Forest

Uncover the secrets of Cannock Chase Forest with your class

Located within an hour of Birmingham, Walsall and Stoke on Trent, Cannock Chase Forest is a wonderful place for an educational forest visit in the Midlands.

A classroom with no walls

The living, breathing forest is a versatile learning space, with room to think and space to explore. 

Plan sensory exploration or wildlife and habitat spotting with younger children. Older children can see how ecosystems work, undertake field studies or explore the science behind the tree lifecycle.  

Learning in a forest is also a practical way to immerse your class in a range of subjects. Spark students' imagination by delivering a lesson on any topic, using the setting as inspiration.

Discover sustainable forest management in action

We grow, shape and care for forests, managing landscapes for people, wildlife and timber production.

At Cannock Chase Forest, you'll see what sustainable forest management is, and why it's so important, through hands-on activities.

How to visit Cannock Chase Forest as a class

A boy in a green jumper is pointing to something in the forest

Everything you need to know about organising a class trip to Cannock Chase Forest

attending a learning event

Organise a ranger-led session on sustainable forestry or tourism and leisure. For key stage two and above.

Go ape tree top junior Grizedale

Treetop adventures for key stage one and above.

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Hire your own space in the heart of the forest.