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Children playing in forest

Your ultimate hub for forest activities and resources 

Dig into our comprehensive collection of forest activities and resources. Whether you're looking for crafts to keep the kids busy, or want to learn more about stargazing in the forest, our ultimate resources hub has got what you need.

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Festive family activity sheets
Family activity
06 November 2020
From making the perfect decorations to spruce up your spruce, to designing a pot for your sapling. Download these craft ideas to make this Christmas the best yet!
Young girl playing with a bucket of autumn leaves
Family activity
29 October 2020
Download the autumn activity pack for a wonderfully colourful day out with the kids. Sign up to bring forest learning to life with our free downloadable activities! Full of seasonal things to engage your senses, you'll have hours of forest fun.
Gruffalo Spotters activity sheets
Family activity
21 October 2020
Oh help! Oh no! It's a gruffalo! Come to the deep dark wood to complete these fun activities or take part at home.
Oak in spring
Family activity
26 June 2020
Take some time out to have a go at our activity, as we use trees as a way to think about our lives and all the wonderful things in them.
Pages of the Beginner's guide to stargazing surrounded by stars
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!
Deer True or False activity
Family activity
28 April 2020
Do a deer's antlers fall off each year and regrow? What is the difference between a Royal stag and a Monarch? Download our game of Deer True or False to find out!
Bluebells True or False activity sheets
Family activity
27 April 2020
Download our game of True or False to learn more about these enchanting flowers and their history. 
Forest bathing at home activity sheets
Family activity
23 April 2020
Taking time to encourage children to use mindfulness is beneficial for their health and wellbeing. But how do we achieve this when we are staying at home?
Tree Trumps card game
Family activity
06 April 2020
Download our Tree Trumps game to get to know the different trees in our woods and forests and discover some of their leafy secrets!
Sunlight shining through woodland scenery
Family activity
Seek adventure, make memories or find escape in the forest.
Download this booklet for tips for forest bathing, inspiration for adventure, forest memories notepad and Carol Ann Duffy's poem 'Forest'.
Gruffalo party pack
Family activity
11 June 2019
Celebrate the Gruffalo's 20th birthday with a downloadable Gruffalo Party Pack. Pack a picnic and plan a trip to your local forest to enjoy this downloadable resource, packed full of activities to give you an unforgettable family day out.
Roald Dahl Activity Sheets
Family activity
21 May 2019
Download and print these fun family activity sheets to encourage a love of the great outdoors
Tree Explorer activity pack
Family activity
29 January 2019
Learn to love and care for the trees around you. Download the Tree Explorer activity pack to get a real understanding of the forest, and our role in helping them flourish.
Highway Rat Activity Trail sheets for kids to enjoy in the forest
Family activity
29 January 2019
Download and print our family-friendly activity sheets, for a day of fun in the forest or at home!
Zog Activity Sheets - No.1
Family activity
25 January 2019
Download and print our family-friendly activity sheets, for a day of dragon fun in the forest or at home!

Featured resources

Autumn Leaves
Blog
06 September 2018
Forest bathing is an ancient Japanese process of relaxation - know in Japan as shinrin yoku. The simple method of being calm and quiet amongst the trees, observing nature around you whilst breathing deeply can help both adults and children de-stress and boost health and wellbeing in a natural way. Step by step guides to help you relax, reset and practice mindfulness in the great outdoors.
Pages of the Beginner's guide to stargazing surrounded by stars
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.
Gruffalo Spotters activity sheets
Family activity
21 October 2020
Oh help! Oh no! It's a gruffalo! Come to the deep dark wood to complete these fun activities or take part at home.
Young girl playing with a bucket of autumn leaves
Family activity
29 October 2020
Download the autumn activity pack for a wonderfully colourful day out with the kids. Sign up to bring forest learning to life with our free downloadable activities! Full of seasonal things to engage your senses, you'll have hours of forest fun.