School visits to Leigh Woods

Discover Leigh Woods with your class

Leigh Woods is situated on the outskirts of Bristol. With a variety of woods, glades, wide sunny paths and spectacular views over the Avon Gorge, it's the perfect environment to inspire and excite learners 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 Leigh Woods, 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 Leigh Woods as a class

Four boys sitting on a fallen tree trunk in the forest.

Everything you need to know about organising a class trip to Leigh Woods.