Things to do

Two women on mountain bikes on a gravel track surrounded by summer foliage
Photo credit: Andy Lloyd

Things to do in the forest

There's so much to do in the forest 

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.

three children riding mountain bikes

Activities and wellbeing

Explore activities for everyone in the forest: find a cycle trail, running track, walking trail or try something different.
A young boy smiling as he peers around green foliage

Family fun

Little ones will love exploring trails and play areas. Or perhaps your family is up for a challenge 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.
Children school running through forest

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

A young girl wearing a pink jumper and a paper crown interacts with a display panel featuring The Gruffalo

Everyone’s invited to the forest to help celebrate the Gruffalo’s 25th birthday with a brand-new family trail.

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.

A green tent sat among trees

With a range of forest locations across England, get ready for the perfect holiday in nature.

A family of two adults and two children in the forest, sitting with a picnic on a picnic rug. They are smiling at each other.

Head out for a summer picnic in the forest. Discover some of the top spots across the nation's forests.