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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.

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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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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.
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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.
Young girl in yellow coat playing with pine needles on the forest floor
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10 September 2020
Early years, KS1, KS2. Forests are fantastic places to observe habitats, minibeasts and other animals. Take your class to your local woodland for a great day out, that will also meet the needs of your science curriculum.
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10 September 2020
Early years, KS1. Forests are great for sensory exploration. Take your class for a visit to your local forest, and use all five senses to discover it.
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Family activity
04 June 2020
See the forest at night in a whole new light! Get your hands on this free guide to learn about constellations, try star navigation, play night-games and become a Forest-Star.
Forest at night
Family activity
11 May 2020
Download our twilight activity sheet to learn all about the wonderful world of the forest at night time!
Spring in the forest
Family activity
06 May 2020
Trees have inspired people to write through the ages. From great forests to local parks, or that friendly tree in your back garden, find your own inspiration and get creative with the fantastic family activity pack.
Fantastic forests activity sheet
Family activity
29 April 2020
Test the children's knowledge of woody words with this forest focused activity sheet including a word search and help them to understand the many uses of England's forests!

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