Sun shining in blue sky through tall trees dusted with snow
Photo credit: Daniel Luscombe

A peaceful Christmas awaits in the forest

Wrap up warm and let the fresh winter forest nourish you this Christmas

Crunching through the frosty leaves with a flask of something warm, a walk in the forest this Christmas is a must.

Make family memories choosing your perfect tree or grab a hot chocolate and take some time with a friend on a wellbeing trail before the festivities begin. 

How ever you choose to pass this festive time of the year, the forest is there for you.

dad and young daughter smiling at a Christmas tree

The gift of membership

Give them memories they'll remember together with Forestry England membership. Membership covers the whole household, giving them regular days out in forests all over the country.
wildflower meadow

Wildflowers for Christmas

The perfect present for nature lovers this Christmas. Donate to help us plant and maintain wildflower meadows in their name and we'll email you a gift certificate to put under the tree.
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.

Escape into the forest this Christmas

people in forest

Escape the madness and try a wellbeing trail. Designed to help you stop, pause and experience the forest in a mindful way, a perfect antidote to the busy season.

A woman walking through a frosty forest with sunlight peaking through the trees

With walking trails to suit everyone, treat yourself to the health benefits of a forest walk this Christmas.

Family on bike ride on forest path

Make the most of precious family time with a ride through the winter forest, whether on your old favorite or shiny new Christmas present.

Forest bathing

Pushed for time? Try a short forest bathing exercise during this busy season to switch off from your to-do lists and give your mental health a boost.

Low cost or free festive fun

Festive family activity sheets

Get creative with these festive family craft ideas, using things you can find on your forest walk.

A family having a picnic in the forest

Tis the season to have fun in the forest. Escape the screens and enjoy the winter forest on a budget.

children on the play trail at Hamsterley Forest

Let the kids go wild to burn off the festive treats while you enjoy a sit down with a cuppa.

Christmas at home

Three adults smiling leaning on a large tree trunk

Read about Wanderers of colour, a group encouraging nature and outdoor activities for all people of colour by removing barriers to the outdoors.

beaver in the water

Discover the wildlife thriving in the nation's forests and get to know some of the re-introduction success stories.

Golden glow of tree surrounded by snow

Relax and enjoy a gallery of stunning winter images from across the nation's forests. A virtual forest bathe.

Stained glass pannel hanging in the canopy at beechenhurst sculpture trail

Discover all the art exhibitions and events that been happening in the nation's forests. Be inspired and look forward to an art filled 2024.