School visits to Great Wood

Discover Great Wood with your class

Located in the beautiful Quantock Hills and within easy reach of Bridgwater and Taunton, Great Wood offers fantastic learning opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.

A classroom with no walls

The living, breathing forest is a versatile learning space, with room to think and space to explore. 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.

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.  

Our free downloadable resources and lesson plans are available to help you plan your next trip.

Discover sustainable forest management in action

We grow, shape and care for forests, managing landscapes for people, wildlife and timber production.

At Great Wood, you'll see what sustainable forest management is, and why it's so important, through hands-on activities.

Booking your visit

All self-guided visits must be booked several weeks in advance. Please see the visit options below for more details on how to book.

How to visit Great Wood as a class

A girl in a yellow coat with an adult male is looking at a leafy twig in her hands

Everything you need to know about organising a class trip to Great Wood.