School visits to Haldon Forest Park

Uncover the secrets of Haldon Forest Park with your class

Haldon Forest Park, nestled in 3,500 acres of woodland, is just 15 minutes from Exeter and is easily accessible by car or private coach. It offers fantastic learning opportunities for people of all ages and abilities, including the opportunity to become a ranger for the day with our new Ranger in a Bag activity.

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 Haldon, 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 Haldon Forest Park as a class

Thetford High Lodge School Rangers

Give your class the opportunity to become rangers for the day with our easy-to-use, self-contained Ranger in a Bag.

close-up of a girl looking through binoculars in the forest

Everything you need to know about organising a class trip to Haldon.

A girl wearing a harness, on part of a Go Ape treetop course

Treetop adventures for Key Stage One and above.