Things to do

Family in the forest

Things to do in the forest

There's so much to do in the forestĀ 

Open all year round, the nation's forests are full of adventures, events and activities waiting to be discovered.

Need inspiration? Discover our top things to do this season.

A family cycling in the spring at Alice Holt Forest

Activities and wellbeing

Explore activities for everyone in the forest: find a cycle trail, running track, walking trail or try something different.
Little girl climbing in play area

Family fun

Little ones will love Zog trails and play areas or challenge the family with orienteering or Go Ape. Top off your day with a delicious picnic.
Stained glass pannel hanging in the canopy at beechenhurst sculpture trail

Events, music and arts

Be inspired by live music, art exhibitions, sculpture trails and other exciting events in the forest. Look forward to your 2023 highlight in the forest.
School children looking at the handkerchief tree

Visit with a class

Everything you need to plan a school trip. Downloadable curriculum based resources and ideas for on the day.
A Forest Holidays Lodge at Delamere Forest

Stay in the forest

Extend your woodland adventure with an unforgettable stay in the forest. Discover Forest Holiday luxury cabins or for happy campers our stunning Forestry England Camping sites.

Top things to do in the forest

People running at Forest Runner event
Award winning Forest Runner is back! Book a 5k or 10k run event and look forward to stunning scenery, good vibes and prizes.
Two children with paper glasses looking up in a forest
With trails all across England and an amazing new augmented reality Zog app to guide you, find out how your little dragons can help care for the forest, others and themselves.
Earth Photo shortlisted work - half a tree burning
Catch a selection of the stunning shortlist, from the international photography and film competition about our environment and the impact of climate change.
Children and dog walking on a sunny campsite
With 14 forest locations across England, get ready for the perfect holiday in nature. Summer bookings are now open.