Children jumping off a tree trunk in the forest

Engage the kids with nature over the holidays

Whether you’re looking for activities to do at home, or ways to encourage the kids to get some fresh air, check out our top 10 things to do to keep the kids entertained.

Keep connected to nature

Woman walking through the forest towards sunbeams
in County Durham
Spending time amongst the trees and really noticing nature is scientifically proven to boost our mental and physical health. Take some time for you and try our new wellbeing trail at Chopwell Wood, a mindful walk through the forest that invites you to really relax.
View from Simonside Hill, Rothbury, Northumberland
in Northumberland
See the breathtaking panoramic view from the top of mystical Simonside, one of the best in the North East of England, and accessible by public transport.
Trees in mist
in the Forest of Dean
Established in 1915, The Cyril Hart Arboretum is home to over 200 tree species. Follow the stoned arboretum path around the arboretum to take in a fantastic collection of trees.
Pond side path on open grassland
in Essex
With accessible paths for all, Thames Chase has plenty of easy and flat surface for families and young learners to develop their cycling skills and explore the forest.
Bird watching

Know before you go

Our Covid-19 visitor guide, plus our forest, cycling and dog walking codes aim to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable visit. Please read them before you travel.
Mother and baby having lunch at picnic table

The very best picnic spots near you

From babbling brooks to mountain-top viewpoints, find a picnic spot near you with our handy regional picnic spot guide.
Woman stands in sunshine at dusk, in forest

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