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Autumn colour in the Forest of Dean

We're bringing the forest to you

Missing the forest?

Although our forests are remaining open to you for outdoor recreation and exercise, we know some of you will be self-isolating or simply opting to stay at home during the pandemic. 

To help you stay connected to nature, we're bringing the forest into your home. Whether you're looking for activities to entertain the children, tips to improve your wellbeing, or stories about forest wildlife, we'll be sharing everything you need to get your forest fix.

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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.
Zakiya Mckenzie in the forest

Zakiya Mckenzie's reflections on writing in the forest

Zakiya was selected to join our writers in residency programme back in 2019. Here, she helped us to mark Black History Month with her important reflections from that time.
person holding a brown smooth snake

Frontline forestry: restoring Wareham Forest

For two long weeks in May, fire tore through Wareham Forest. In this blog we hear from from Graham Nottage, Beat Manager in the Dorset Forests team, about the hard work being undertaken to restore this precious habitat.

Keep yourselves and your family busy with these free activity downloads

Autumn Westonbirt
Download the autumn activity pack for a wonderfully colourful day out with the kids.
Festive family activity sheets
Get crafty using nature, with these festive creations.
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.
Fantastic forests activity sheet
Test your children's knowledge of woody words with this forest focused activity sheet including a word search.

More ways to bring the forests to your home

Colourful bird sat in tree
Transport yourself to the heart of the forest for a moment of calm.
App being used on tablet
Use Google expeditions to take a virtual field trip
Beaver with tags in water
Discover how we are returning England’s lost creatures
JONK 'Coffee shop, Abkhazia' (2019)
Learn about this year's competition and see all 54 photos and videos shortlisted in a virtual exhibition online now.