Self-guided visits to Haldon Forest Park

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 Haldon

A group of five school children in the forest, wearing high-vis vests and looking at a clipboard

Everything you need to become a Ranger at Haldon for the day, packed into a handy bag.

Male Duke of Burgundy butterfly on a blade of grass

Record the wildlife you spot to help protect forest habitats.

Compass on a map

Put your class' geography and navigation skills to the test.

Two children looking at a gruffalo orienteering marker post

Perfect for younger children. Find 12 Gruffalo markers using a simple map.

Two children in forest, one in coat and wellies is running over a dirt mound

Our way-marked trails through the forest include routes for exploring nature.

Boy counting tree rings on a very old tree that's been felled.

Explore the forest and earn some stamps for your learning passport too.