Bridge covered in snow

Christmas with Forestry England

Wrap up warm, pull on your boots and let the fresh winter air fill you full of festive cheer

Getting outside for peaceful morning walks, wellies crunching through twigs and leaves. 

Festive family moments choosing your perfect Christmas tree with steaming hot chocolate and rosy cheeks.

Curling up in the warmth reading or getting Christmas crafty.

There is something for everyone in the forest this year.

A festive view of Forestry England Membership

Gift a year of special memories

A Forestry England membership makes a unique present for Christmas. Give a gift of green space and unforgettable days out. Make memories the heart of your gift this year.
Family shopping for Christmas trees in the forest

Buy Christmas trees from the experts

Let our specialist tree teams help you pick the perfect sustainable, UK-grown Christmas tree for your home and support your local forest this Christmas.
Forest Holidays cabin on a crisp winters day

Win a Forest Holiday and Forestry England Membership this Christmas

Sprinkle some Christmas magic and enter our competition to win a staycation of a lifetime and a year of forest adventures.

We're dreaming of a green Christmas

Sustainable Christmas tree decorations
Blog
02 November 2021
Give plastic the cold shoulder this year with our top tips for making your Christmas even greener!
Christmas tree pine needles
Blog
02 November 2021
If you're planning on buying a real tree this Christmas, we've got some expert tips on keeping those pine needles looking and smelling fresher for longer. Whether you chose a Norway spruce or a lodgepole pine from our home-grown selection, following our 5 top tips for Christmas tree care will ensure you have a happy looking tree right through to the new year.
Forestry Commission staff inspecting trees for aphids
Blog
02 November 2021
The expert's guide to choosing the best Christmas tree - Which type of Christmas tree is right for you? Choosing the best Christmas tree for you is easy - take our 1 minute quiz to find the perfect tree for you. Whether you prefer Lodgepole pine, Nordmann Fir, or Norway Spruce - discover which Christmas tree you should buy.
Cones hanging from tree
Blog
04 November 2021
How a Christmas tree favourite is part of an exciting trial for climate resilient forests.

Outdoor activities

Child on Gruffalo Spotters trail

Search the map below to find a Gruffalo Spotters trail to enjoy.

You can also sign up to receive family activity updates straight to your inbox.

Frosty crosscliff at Dalby forest taken by Tony Bartholomew
News
10 October 2019
Leading psychiatrists and the largest provider of outdoor recreation in England are urging people to continue venturing outdoors this autumn and winter to improve their mental health.
Running on forest trail
Blog
02 November 2021
It's time to get off the treadmill and into the forest!
Woman walking in frosty winter forest
Blog
28 October 2021
We're bringing you six activities to keep you active and stress-free amidst the Christmas chaos.

Indoor reading

Woman in a red hat and blue coat looking at snow in the forest
Blog
02 November 2021
The shorter days and colder weather around Christmas can make it hard to motivate ourselves to get outside and see other people. This can leave us feeling disconnected from each other and the world around us. That’s why we’ve put together three ways you can stay connected to nature and people this winter. With tips from an expert psychiatrist, and guidance from Mind, read on for tips for a kinder, more connected Christmas.
Christmas stockings on the fireplace
Blog
01 November 2021
What do you get for the person who values experiences over the material things?
Festive family activity sheets
Family activity
06 November 2020
From making the perfect decorations to spruce up your spruce, to designing a pot for your sapling. Download these craft ideas to make this Christmas the best yet!
Snow linked woodland path running into the distance of the forest
Article
06 November 2020
Our online gallery of calming forest photos for you to escape, relax and unwind. Why not try some virtual forest bathing?