Choose from a range of self-led activities

Plan your perfect visit by choosing from the range of self-guided activities below.

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

Pre-visit for planning

We encourage self-led group leaders to arrange a pre-visit to assist in their risk assessment writing and to gather any other useful information. A meeting with a Ranger to discuss options can be booked in advance if required.

All pre-visits are free of charge.

Booking your self-guided visit

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

Please contact the local learning team by emailing eafd.education@forestryengland.uk at least two weeks before you plan to visit, and they'll get back to you with everything you need to do.

Self-led activities at High Lodge

Forest Road winding through a Conifer Woodland
KS2 and KS3 worksheets and resources designed to help students discover the history of High Lodge.
Orienteering compass
Put your class' geography and navigation skills to the test.
A girl in a yellow coat with an adult male is looking at a leafy twig in her hands
Hire a resource-filled backpack and run your own educational forest visit.
children enjoying play areas in the forest
Let your class burn off some steam on our adventurous play facilities.
A close-up of two pairs of children's legs in the forest, one wearing pink wellington boots and the other blue trainers.
Our way-marked trails include routes for exploring nature and heritage.
A close-up of three children examining the trunk of a tree in the forest
Explore High Lodge and earn some stamps for your learning passport too.
Old bearded man in a green woolly hat and female child playing disc golf
Like golf, but with frisbees! High Lodge has one of the few permanent courses in the country.
Two children looking at a gruffalo orienteering marker post
Perfect for younger children. Find 12 Gruffalo markers using a simple map.
Young child looking at Superworm Trail
Follow this fun trail to learn about mini-beasts in the forest.