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We're bringing the forest to you

Missing the forest?

Following the latest Government guidelines about travelling to exercise,  we are beginning to open our forests when it is safe to do so. But if you are isolating, home schooling or simply prefer to be at home during this pandemic,  we want to make sure you stay close to the forest.

We've created ideas and information to help you stay connected to the woodlands, at home. Whether you're looking for activities to entertain the children, tips to improve your wellbeing or great information about forest wildlife, we'll be sharing everything you need to get your forest fix from home.

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Get a monthly forest fix

Our monthly newsletter is full of activities and free downloads to keep the children busy and to help the whole family remain connected to nature whilst staying at home.
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Photo credit: Tony Bartholomew©
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Photo credit: Fraser Allen
Community Ranger Tim, at Bellever Forest

A walk in the woods with Community Ranger Tim

We paid a visit to Bellever Forest on Dartmoor to get some insider knowledge from Community Ranger Tim Powles.
Nightjar ground nesting

Frontline forestry: protecting wildlife in lockdown

In this blog, we hear from recreation ranger Amy Howell on how we’re protecting vital habitats for rare species in the New Forest at this time.

Keep yourselves and your family busy with these free activity downloads

Young girl playing with a bucket of autumn leaves
Download the autumn activity pack for a wonderfully colourful day out with the kids.
Oak in spring
Take some time out to think about your life and all the wonderful things in it.
Pages of the Beginner's guide to stargazing surrounded by stars
As nights get clearer and the stars appear above, there is no better time to discover the wonders of the night sky.
Woman writing on a notepad in the forest
Join Westonbirt every day for activities to help with your wellbeing.

More ways to bring the forests to your home

Looking up into tree canopy from forest floor covered in wild garlic flowers
Transport yourself to the heart of the forest for a moment of calm.
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Use Google expeditions to take a virtual field trip
Butterfly on leaf
Get lost in the magic of nature without leaving the living room.
Beaver with tags in water
Discover how we are returning England’s lost creatures