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Christmas membership giftcard

A perfect present that lasts all year

It's been a difficult year for everyone, so put happiness at the heart of your gift this year with a Forestry England Membership. Research shows spending time in nature, especially woodlands, improves our health and wellbeing.

More than just free parking (it includes that too) our Membership helps build lifelong memories with loved ones, while helping the nation's forests to thrive. While you're skipping through bluebells in spring, strolling along streams in midsummer, stomping in colourful autumn leaf piles or splashing through puddles as you choose your Christmas tree, our staff and volunteers are using your support to care for more land and trees than any other organisation in England.

So how does it work?

Select the Membership gift voucher that is specific to your chosen forest (prices vary to match the relevant Membership). The voucher is then sent to you via email (as an e-voucher) for you to forward on as you choose. The gift recipient can then redeem the voucher when they're ready. The voucher is valid for 90 days after purchase, but the start date of the Membership can be delayed until later if they wish. Not only do they get to enjoy all the benefits, but by giving the gift of Membership, they'll know it's also helping us to care for the forest they love.

Know which Membership you'd like to gift already?

Head straight to the alphabetised list, and choose the Membership you'd like to gift.

Find out more about our Memberships

At Forestry England we have unique Memberships to different forests. To find out more, please use our map to locate the forest you're interested in. Once you've found the one you'd like to gift, you can purchase the e-voucher from that page.

Memberships to gift in the north (inc. Manchester, York, Durham)

Kielder Observatory at night surrounded by stars
near the Scottish border
Kielder is England's largest forest, important for wildlife like red squirrels and ospreys, but also home to England's largest mountain bike trail network. Or at night Kielder Observatory is the perfect place for stargazing. Excitement and tranquillity can be found at Kielder; there's something for everyone.
Whinlatter mountains covered in snow at sunset
Lake District, nr Keswick
Whinlatter is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife and adventure play.
view from Dodd Wood
Lake District, nr Keswick
Dodd Wood is a fantastic place to get some stunning views of the northern Lake District. The network of walking trails will take you deep into the woodland and walk to the top of Dodd Summit for views across the fells.
View of forest and hills from Carron Crag trail at Grizedale
Lake District, nr Lake Windermere
Breath-taking views, stunning artwork and endless forest trails, a Membership to Grizedale is a wonderful gift.
Sculpture at Hamsterley Forest
nr Durham
From wildlife watching to stargazing, and adventure play for all the family to exhilarating mountain biking, a Membership to Hamsterley is a wonderful gift.
Dark skies perfect for stargazing in the Forest,
nr Lancaster
The fairy tale woods of Gisburn Forest and Stocks make a perfect Membership to gift. Bountiful trails encourage a sense of space and freedom, and challenging hills provide the perfect backdrop for our award-winning mountain bike trails.
Path through the trees in a conifer woodland
nr Scarborough, North Yorkshire
A Membership to Dalby is the perfect gift, with a variety of different trails - gentle strolls or challenging bike rides – all amid breath taking scenery. Dalby Forest is home to an abundance of internationally important wildlife species and is also a designated Dark Sky Discovery Site.

Memberships to gift in the Midlands (inc. Birmingham, Chester, Loughborough, Peterborough)

The new visitor welcome point at Delamere Forest
nr Manchester
Delamere is a place to let off steam, escape the crowds and find peace in the heart of the forest. Accessible by its very own train station, you’ll find easy-going trails for all abilities, a hike to admire the view across to Liverpool’s famous skyline, orienteering courses for all abilities or a bit of peace and quiet to watch the wildlife by the lake.
Woodland path running through trees
nr Sheffield
One of the Midland’s most well-known forests, with activity trails, play areas, bike hire, wild running and mountain biking trails, Sherwood Pines will set the scene for a great day out for all. Get back to basics on one of our bushcraft experiences or soar through the trees on Go Ape’s famous zip wires. If you are feeling a bit peckish after adventuring around the forest, drop in to the Sherwood Pines Café for a range of locally sourced snacks.
Ancient forest on steep hillside
nr Shrewsbury
A walker's paradise, Haughmond Hill has exhilarating trails with commanding views across the River Severn and Shrewsbury to the South Shropshire and Welsh hills beyond.
two runners crossing a stream on a running trail in the forest
nr Birmingham
With a children’s play area, Go Ape, orienteering trails and even a dog activity trail, you will not be stuck for something to do at Cannock Chase, located north of Birmingham.
Black Buck in Wyre Forest
nr Kidderminster
Wyre Forest offers a great day outdoors with activities to suit all. Enjoy our 3 way marked walking trails, the family cycle route, bike hire, horse trails, Go Ape, play area and onsite café, all set in an ever-changing window on nature in this breath-taking setting.
Horse cantering at Hicks Lodge on horse route
nr Loughborough
In the heart of the National Forest, Hicks Lodge is a former coal mining site that has been totally transformed by new plantings and exciting trails for you to enjoy. A great day out for the budding cyclist, from tearaway toddlers to young teens perfecting their skills, we’ve got a range of trails for beginner to intermediate appetites.
Sandmartin wall at fineshade bird hide
nr Peterborough
Enjoy a picturesque walk, an exhilarating bike ride or get inspired in our art exhibition space. Located north of Corby in the Midlands, Fineshade Wood provides a picturesque setting for your next adventure. Whether you want to have a leisurely wander through the trees, get the kids to let off some steam at one of our exciting play areas or go on a bike ride, Fineshade Wood is bursting with opportunities to explore the great outdoors.

Memberships to gift in the east of England (inc. Ipswich, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Oxford)

Wooden hut in Salcey forest clearing
near Northampton
This magnificent woodland has many miles of ancient wood banks, building remains and ancient trees. The 'druids', or veteran oaks, are rare and amazing wildlife habitats, and some of the old oaks are over 600 years old. See what you can spot on your visit to the medieval royal hunting forest.
Couple walking along trail with sun shining through trees
between Cambridge and Norwich
With play areas dotted around the forest, beautiful trails winding through rich wilderness and thrilling mountain biking opportunities, you’ll be itching to return!
man on mountain bike riding through pipe tunnel
nr Ipswich
Rendlesham Forest is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There's something for everyone, including children's play areas, a bike park for experienced riders, sculptures to discover in Tangham Wood and plenty of places for a picnic. Walk the UFO trail and discover more about the famous UFO sighting in December 1980.
Brand new cafe at Wendover Woods through the trees
south of Milton Keynes
Situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Chilterns, Wendover Woods is home stunning trails, Go Ape and picturesque views. If you're feeling energetic, why not try Go-Ape Tree Top Adventure, Gruffalo orienteering, our fitness trail assault course or our brand new play trail. Or relax in the woods with a stroll on one of our walks; you may even encounter an ancient monument. There are plenty of places to pause and admire the view or enjoy a picnic.
Cannock chase mountainbiker point of view
south of Milton Keynes
A dedicated site for mountain biking fans, with downhill routes, cross country and a pump track. The park features graded trails of varying difficulty and boasts both downhill (DH) cross country (XC) loops, a push up track and a pump track. All the trails are technical in nature and the bike parks are suitable for riders aspiring to an elite level of technical ability, incorporating everything from full on downhill riding to 'big air' jumps.

Memberships to gift in the south west (inc. Cornwall, Bristol, Gloucester)

Sun shining through the trees in autumn
nr Bodmin, Cornwall
The perfect location to recharge and relax, Cardinham Woods is found in central Cornwall and has everything you could want from an outdoor woodland adventure. The diverse woodland is full of secret glades, allowing you to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of life into a haven of natural beauty. Stream-side paths, fresh air and stunning viewpoints make Cardinham Woods a wonderful spot for all. If you’re a thrill seeker searching for your next adrenaline rush, our cycling trails are not to be missed.
A group of people stand in a timber structure looking across the countryside
nr Exeter
Whether you want a quiet gentle stroll or an exhilarating mountain biking experience, there’s something for you at Haldon Forest Park. With a range of walking and cycling trails to suit all abilities, as well as a pump loop, cycle skills area, orienteering courses and so much more just waiting to be discovered.
Wild boar grazing in the Forest of Dean
nr Bristol
This ancient forest has changed many times over the centuries. In medieval times it was a royal hunting forest, before becoming a source of timber for the navy's Tudor warships. By Victorian times it was a major site of industry, with coal mining and tramways punctuating the landscape. Today the forest is home to a wide variety of wildlife, and a great place to explore. See if you can find the hidden remains of industry as you enjoy this wild and beautiful forest.
Bristol Suspension Bridge - Avon Gorge
west of Bristol
A very popular wood on the outskirts of Bristol consisting of mixed broadleaves and open coppice areas. The variety of woods, glades and wide sunny paths encourage a richness of wildlife and special plants including Bristol rock cress and Bristol onion. There are spectacular views over the Avon gorge.
Beech avenue in Great Wood, Somerset
north of Taunton, Somerset
Enjoy a leisurely stroll, go on a long-distance horse ride or discover the forest by bike. A stunning site in the Quantocks, Great Wood is the perfect spot to enjoy a family picnic.

Memberships to gift in the south east and London (inc. Dartford, Portsmouth, Basingstoke, Tunbridge Wells)

Child being spun around playing in the forest
north of Portsmouth
West Walk is an ideal wood for a complete day out for all the family with walking trails, cycling and picnic spots. West Walk is the largest remaining fragment of a former medieval hunting ground, the Forest of Bere. There are two waymarked walking trails and plenty of natural paths to help you discover West Walk on foot or by bike.
Dogs enjoying a swim in the lake in the woods
southeast of London, nr Rochester
Jeskyns is home to 360 acres of newly planted woodlands, meadows and orchards. With a good network of surfaced walking trails, children's play areas, café and even a dog activity trail, there is something for everyone to explore at any time of the year.
Alice Holt Visitor Centre in the sunshine
south of Farnham, Hampshire
Come to Alice Holt Forest and explore our walking and cycling trails, play areas and find our magnificent wooden animal play structures as well as the ever popular Gruffalo sculptures. Children will love the Timberline play trail with its adventure climbing units, challenging balance beams, wobbly bridges and exhilarating slides - hours of play for all the family.
lines of conifer trees
nr Tunbridge Wells
Birchden Wood is a perfect day out for families, walkers and climbers. Harrison's Rocks, a sandstone crag, are right next door and Birchden makes the perfect spot to escape out of the city and into the woods.
Butchershole at Friston Forest woodland
East Sussex, nr Eastbourne
Friston Forest is within the South Downs National Park between Lulington Heath National Nature Reserve and Seven Sisters Country Park. It is the largest area of recently established forest in South East England. This expansive beech woodland makes a perfect family day out for those who love exploring the countryside. With walking and cycling trails, great views of the Cuckmere and the sweeping South Downs, Friston Forest has something for everyone.
A view of the Tall Trees Trail

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