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Forest visits and free resources

Free resources

Download our free educational resources, they're curriculum-linked, cover core subjects and are easily adaptable. Find the resource you're interested in, be it activity sheets, lesson plans or bigger teaching packs, and fill in your email to get the resource downloaded straight away. 

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.

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Ranger in a Bag

Our new resource, Ranger in a Bag, has everything you need for a fun-filled forest adventure - all zipped up in a handy backpack.

Educational resources

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Forest of Dean River Landscape
PDF download
Climate Change education resources
KS3. Our resources will help teachers explain how sustainable forest management can help combat the nature and climate crisis and how everyone can do their bit to help
A close-up of three children examining the trunk of a tree in the forest
PDF download
14 July 2021
Early years, KS1, KS2 A set of 19 colourful posters to help identify some common tree species.
Children running through the forest
Family activity
30 June 2021
Keep the kids active and learning with the ActiviTree Challenge!
Woman teaching yoga in the forest
11 March 2021
KS2. Take your class on a 12 minute woodland adventure with Karen.
Gruffalo winter activity sheets
Family activity
15 February 2021
Winter doesn't have to stop you getting outside and learning about nature. Download your free activities and enjoy a day of frosty fun in the forest, or at home!
colouring pencils
Family activity
18 January 2021
Whether your looking for a mindful activity to keep the kids busy, or want to take a break from everyday life yourself, we've got you covered with these forest themed colouring in sheets. 
Young girl in yellow coat playing with pine needles on the forest floor
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05 November 2020
KS2. You may not be able to visit a forest right now but here are some ways you can connect to nature and bring the forest into your classroom.
Woman sat on grass in sunshine in yoga pose
23 October 2020
For teachers. Enjoy a 5 minute guided audio meditation session through a peaceful forest to help you de-stress and relax after a long day.

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