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Forest visits and free resources

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Forest visits

We’re delighted to welcome school and group visits to the nation's forests. Find your local forest to see what type of educational visit they offer. You need to book in advance before visiting and your local learning team will support you to plan your perfect visit.

Educational resources

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Forestry England staff planting trees
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10 September 2020
Fun for all ages. From dog walkers to bike riders, how many different recreational activities can you spot?
Birds feeding at wildlife hide at fineshade wood
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10 September 2020
Fun for all ages. What wildlife will you spot in the forest?
Looking closely at a leaf
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10 September 2020
Fun for all ages. How many trees can you identify?
Forest at night
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10 September 2020
KS1. Fun quizzes and facts that can be used to introduce your class to the animals that visit the forest under the cover of darkness.
Young girl learning with parent
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10 September 2020
KS2. Forests are great places for finding and collecting natural materials. With very little equipment, you and your class will be able to build some exciting and innovative structures in your local woodland.
Girl and boy painting in the forest
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10 September 2020
KS1, KS2. Forests are great places to inspire creativity. Take your class for a visit to your local forest, and collect materials to make wonderful pieces of natural art.
Boy looking at leaf learning
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10 September 2020
KS2. All our forests are located within the temperate forest biome and are perfect places to learn about native woodlands and how they contrast to tropical rain forests.
Learning Westonbirt
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10 September 2020
KS1, KS2. Forests are great places for studying many aspects of the key stage 1 and 2 maths curriculum, including number, shape, symmetry, estimation and measuring.
Learning Westonbirt
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10 September 2020
Lower KS2. Forests provide plenty of inspiration to enable children to compose poetry and write stories. A forest visit also provides numerous topics suitable for non-fiction reading and writing.
Learning Westonbirt
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10 September 2020
KS1. Forests can inspire creative writing, and imaginative language and vocabulary, as well as providing the backdrop for role play and performance.
Learning Westonbirt
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10 September 2020
KS1. Forests are great places for studying maps and the physical and human processes that shape our environment, as well as providing opportunities for carrying out fieldwork for geography at all levels.
Trees/sky
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10 September 2020
Forests are the perfect place to learn about trees and how important they are for people and wildlife.

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