Self-guided visits to Cardinham Woods

Choose from a range of self-led activities

Plan your perfect visit by choosing from the range of self-guided activities below or browse our free downloadable resources and lesson plans.

Mix and match based on your preferences or get in touch and we can help organise your day.

Free introductory talks

Request a free introductory talk from a member of Forestry England staff to tell your class more about the forest, its trees and wildlife. Please note that these talks must be booked in advance and are subject to staff availability.

Booking your self-guided visit

All self-led groups must be booked at least four weeks in advance so that we can help you make the most of your trip.

Please contact our Learning team, by emailing and they'll get back to you with everything you need to do.

Self-led activities at Cardinham Woods

A close-up of a moth sitting on a person's open palm

Record wildlife on a class visit to the woods to help protect habitats.

A close-up of two pairs of children's legs in the forest, one wearing pink wellington boots and the other blue trainers.

Explore the woods together on one of our five way-marked trails.

Gruffalo's child at Cardinham Woods

Suitable for all ages. Can you find all the sculptures as you explore?

A close-up of three children examining the trunk of a tree in the forest

Explore the woods at Cardinham and earn some stamps for your learning passport too.