Things to do

Two walkers in jeans and black tops walking with two spaniels

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.

Family cycling on a forest road

Activities and wellbeing

Explore activities for everyone in the forest: find a cycle trail, running track, walking trail or try something different.
Children star jumping with trees behind

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.
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

woman and young kids looking at leaflets on a forest bench

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

Children and dog walking on a sunny campsite

With 14 forest locations across England, get ready for the perfect holiday in nature.