Uncover the secrets of Dalby Forest with your class

Situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park, Dalby Forest offers fantastic learning opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.

A classroom with no walls

The living, breathing forest at Dalby 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 Dalby Forest, you'll see what sustainable forest management is, and why it's so important, through hands-on activities.

For more information, contact the local learning team at learning.yorkshire@forestryengland.uk.

How to visit Dalby Forest as a class

Two boys look closely at the leaves on a tree
Our learning partner offers a range of experiences that make the most out of this unique learning environment.
A close-up of three children examining the trunk of a tree in the forest
Everything you need to organise a class trip, including our Ranger in a Bag activity hire.
Sherwood Pines Forest Event Room Interior
Your own space in the heart of the forest.
A girl wearing a harness, on part of a Go Ape treetop course
Treetop adventures for KS1 and above.
Boy on a bike in a forest
Dalby Forest Cycle Hub offer safe, fun and active packages for schools, led by qualified instructors.