Forests at home

Autumn colour in the Forest of Dean

We're bringing the forest to you

Connect to the forest from the comfort of your home

Sometimes we can't get to a forest, so whether you're looking for activities to entertain the children, tips to improve your wellbeing, or stories about forest wildlife, we're sharing everything you need to get your forest fix.

Family playing in a forest den

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.
Two tawny owl chicks being measured and weighed

Wildlife success stories of 2021 in pictures

From exciting reintroduction projects to recording-breaking breeding success for threatened species, here’s our wildlife stories of the year to make you smile!
Trunk of large old oak tree with gnarled bark

Searching for signs of past landscapes

From heathlands to downlands and ancient woodlands to forestry plantations, the nation’s forests are spread over many different landscapes. But have you ever stopped to ask how your local forests came to be or why they look the way they do?

Keep yourselves and your family busy with these free activity downloads

Forest bathing at home activity sheets

Download our forest bathing activity sheet, find a quiet spot, and start practicing the art of forest bathing!

Tree Explorer activity pack

Become a wildlife ranger, a forester and a tree scientist with this pack, designed to be used at home, or in the forest!

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

Fantastic forests activity sheets

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

Purple flowers rising up towards the sun and budding trees

Transport yourself to the heart of the forest for a moment of calm.

Child drawing

Read these seven indoor activities to connect the kids with forests!

Beaver with tags in water

Discover how we are returning England’s lost creatures

JONK 'Coffee shop, Abkhazia region of Georgia' (2019)

Learn about this year's competition and see all 54 photos and videos shortlisted in a virtual exhibition online now.